Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Hello Regents! It is hard to believe, but the month of February is already over HALFWAY done! Chances are that you are starting to hand in your first big paper, have your first big exam, or you are at least close to doing so for your classes. I know this week is my first exam in American Government, and it is going be a challenge! Not only that, but it is also worth about 25 percent of my grade for the class! Talk about stressful, but you just gotta do it and have confidence in yourself.
Are you starting to find yourself feeling burned out from all your course work? Luckily, Student Activities has been going all out to relieve stress lately and bring you peace of mind! They have a great comedian and magician coming tomorrow night at 8 pm in the Lion’s Den in Dennis Watkins. Over the next several weeks, they are sponsoring trips to many sporting events, such as, a Rockford Ice Hogs Game, and even a Chicago Bulls NBA basketball game! To top it all off, there will be an Iron Chef quesadilla making competition in the Burpee Cafeteria on February 24th from 11:30 am to 1 pm! So if you are in the mood to show off your cooking skills or just sample what should be some great food then why not join in?
In addition to all the activities, let’s not forget that now is the time to remember and commemorate the past as we honor Black History Month. We all can learn something new when doing so and just grow to become even better human beings. There are some great Black History Month events which have been going on throughout the Rockford College campus and there are definitely still more to come! For instance, there is a forum event scheduled for this Thursday at 4 pm in Fisher Chapel featuring famous actor Steven Cole, who will give us a taste of what the past was like as he re-enacts one of the most significant Black History figures, Frederick Douglass. Also, do you enjoy reading or have an interest in Black History literature? If so, then check out the English Department’s "A Read Aloud of Black American Voices” to gain a further appreciation for this month as the stories and experiences of central figures in Black History will be shared.
Keep hanging on! The semester is speeding by so fast that we are only about two weeks away from Spring Break! I wish you continued good luck and success with everything!