Getting Colder…

Greetings all! Though it’s was relatively warm this past week a definite cold chill seems to have settled in on the OWU campus. I wouldn’t mind it hanging around for a while. There’s been some Greek Life activity on campus so congratulations to all who participated! I hope you’ve found some great brothers and sisters to add to your family!

The field hockey traveled to West Virginia yesterday to play Bethany College. We won 8-0! One of our beloved freshman got a ball to the chin and had to get stitches but the little trooper took it with grace and poise.She received near immediate treatment and is recovering wonderfully. It just goes to demonstrate that field hockey isn’t the dainty sport that some make it out to be. But neither are the players 😉 .

I have received a couple more questions from my high school associates and I’ve done my best to answer them below.

How do I know how much stuff to bring? If I am flying rather than driving, is it possible to get all my stuff delivered?

-It is definitely possible! Many stores, such as Bed, Bath, and Beyond, offer travel plans where you can purchase material in a store close to your home but then pick up the same merchandise at the store closest to your campus! This is best used for furniture or bedding supplies. Other than than that, bringing too much or too little is normal for the first year (or second…). You can have parents mail things to you that you may have forgotten or you can mail home belongings that you feel aren’t of use to you in college. When you travel home for the holidays, you can bring stuff back or pick stuff up there as well. Don’t let yourself feel completely cut-off from your home!

I want to join clubs but have no idea how to find them or even really sign up!

-Well, most schools host club fairs relatively early in the semester where clubs are able to set up tables or booths that provide some information about what they do and their objectives. If you aren’t able to attend the fair for whatever reason you can contact  the officers for that club or even ask some of the members. You don’t have to be shy around them even if you are still new to the school; they will be so excited about the idea of getting a new member that there won’t be any need to feel anxious! Also, assume that for whatever interests you may have there is a club associated with it. The vast number and options of clubs on a college campus is usually impressive and OWU has too many to even list. So good luck and get ready to meet interesting people who share the same passions as you!

It is time for me to return to my schoolwork. There is a relatively substantial pile as I wasn’t able to get as much done as I had hoped on the bus ride yesterday. Stay healthy, stay warm, and I’ll look forward to speaking with you again next time!


Karson A. Stevenson

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