Oct. 24, 2014—After eight weeks, EVOLVE has come to an end. We've explored ACCESS and accomplished the following goals: Examine and describe personal leadership style; develop relationships with peers through cluster and 1:1 meetings; identify, explore, and apply personal strengths; apply Leadership Excellence Philosophy to our Vanderbilt experience.
Apr. 13, 2014—An overview of Commons Seminars and my fabulous experience in one this spring.
Apr. 10, 2014—Vanderbilt Student Volunteers for Science is an organization that helps spread the love of science to elementary and middle school students in the larger Nashville community. While this initially looks like a philanthropic opportunity for science geeks, fear not! All you need to have is the willingness to serve younger students--the science stuff comes straight from the manual.
Mar. 18, 2014—Ethical service––sounds redundant, right? Actually, there’s a lot that can go wrong when we try to do service without first being educated. This is the model adopted by both Alternative Spring Break and the Office of Active Citizenship and Service. In particular, for my most recent seminar in preparation for my trip to South Africa...
Jan. 17, 2014—I'm so excited about my trip to South Africa this summer. The trip is sponsored by the Office of Active Citizenship and Service. Throughout the semester I'll learn about South Africa and service, and then for the month of June I'll be living and working in Port Elizabeth!
Dec. 19, 2013—Time to resurrect Fall Break. It's entirely appropriate. I started this post over (Thanksgiving) Break, but I'm thinking back to (Fall) Break because we are currently on (Christmas) Break. Break on Break on Break. There was some major awesome that happened on the missions trip to St. Louis. Ashlin covered Part 1, so here's to Part 2!
Nov. 21, 2013—“You have a nose ring?” “Yeah,” I replied, surprised at these first words from my running buddy. Other girls were hugging, introducing themselves and high-fiving. She was overweight. She was struggling to clip in one of the strands of fake, neon-blue hair given to each of the girls, and she did not want to run...