As I'm sitting here in the instrument lab in Dolan Science Center at the fluorimeter (not that I expect most of you to know what that is) I find myself having ten minutes of free time between research experiments and have decided to do a post. (Shameless plug, our undergraduate research programs in the science departments are amazing, so if you're interested in science make sure you check those out).
First, the most exciting news - tomorrow is Fall Break! (otherwise known as fall day off). So I will be going home tomorrow to spend a fall weekend at home, with no homework! In theory I could go home tonight, but my friends and I have decided we're going to stay tonight to make dinner and then hang out and watch way too many episodes of Friends (our goal is to get through all 10 seasons before we graduate).
I would like to preface my next information by saying that you are never forced to do anything you don't want to at Carroll, especially when it comes to your faith. But, this last weekend I went on a retreat that Carroll offers called Guidance. It's a very small group of students (16) very involved in campus ministry and service and is led by JCU alumni. It was 24 hours spent off campus at Carroll Lodge (which any student organization can book for a weekend) reflecting and getting to know one another. It was an amazing experience and allowed me to slow down from my busy schedule and take to simply be. So if you're so inclined, I would highly recommend taking advantage of all the retreat options Carroll offers.
If you are still finishing your applications, make sure you get them in by the priority deadline! And if you haven't visited campus yet, it's not too cold yet. I hope to see you in the admissions office soon, it's one of my 3 homes on campus (aside from my res hall and Dolan Science Center).
Enjoy the weekend,