Posts occurring in July 2014
July 21, 2014
N is for New; My trip to the Bonner High Impact Conference
This week was packed full of "new" experiences. It just so happens that I was also in the state of "New" York at the Bonner Foundation's High Impact Initiative. Hosted at Siena College, the Bonner High Impact Conference brought together three cohorts of schools working towards civic engagement and with plans for community change. I went to a new place. I met new people. And I got to experience a new aspect of DePauw life that I have not been exposed to before: Civic Engagement and Community Program Planning.
July 20, 2014
M is for Metro; The "How To" Guide
Ask anyone who spoke to me before the beginning of this summer about D.C. and they will all tell you -- the one thing I was most worried about? The Metro. Born and raised in a small, rural city in Southern Indiana, I was not familiar with public transportation, especially not a train with a color as a name that races from place to place underground. You should have seen my anxiety the first time I went to the metro station to do a test run for my internship. Now, most of you don't have the same metro knowledge deficiencies that I did, but for those of you who have never been, here's your official "how-to" metro guide!
July 20, 2014
It really is extraordinary how many people come out of the woodwork and want to help in a myriad of different ways. I spent Monday making a contact database for Rachael. Basically, I entered their name, phone, email, company, what they do, and how we know them into a spreadsheet. I spent the rest of the week finishing the article I’m writing. I just have to finish some final revisions, then I’m going to submit it to the Journal of Water and Health. I’m not too hopeful that it will get published, but it would be extremely cool for both me and Water for Panama. So, keep your fingers crossed!
July 19, 2014
L is for Love; The top 25 things I love about D.C.
In celebration of the Fourth of July holiday, I thought it would be nice to stray from the normal blog format and to write a list of the top 25 things I love most about D.C. (so far).
July 18, 2014
K is for Kerry!; The incredible DePauw Alumni bond
You haven't met them all, you feel like you already kind of know them, but one day you'll be just like them: Alumni.
DePauw has done an excellent job opening the networks of communication between its current and past students, but the scene is even better when you get to meet and connect with fellow Tigers in person. With DePauw Alumni LinkedIn groups, DePauw's new online Alumni Directory, and the Evertrue Alumni App (my personal favorite) that connects all past DePauw students, by location, major, year, Greek house, etc.