Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Only at IU...

I would like to take this opportunity to brag a little. As much as it may be optimism or feeling refreshed from Spring Break, I honestly believe that only at IU could have had these amazing experiences. So here it goes, my bragging and top ten list of the cool things that I got to do this March...

1. See Broadway's Beauty and the Beast and Grammy Award Winning Yo-Yo Ma live, for free, just for being a student usher and taking patrons to their seats.
2. Attend the final game of the season for a team that has the talent and potential to rebuild one of the greatest college basketball traditions that has ever existed.
3. Reap the benefits of a large university with 30,000 students by being able to attend lectures given by professionals in my future profession, like last night when I saw two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times London Bureau Chief John Burns talk about his 30 years as an foreign correspondant, without having to sit in lecture classes of more than 80 people.

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist and New York Times London Bureau Chief, John Burns.

4. Have a photo that I, a student, took, be placed on the Indiana University home page.
5. Attend a lecture given by a Nobel Prize winning economist on her research and award.
6. Work with, learn from and get guidance and support from the most amazing faculty and staff who work tirelessly to ensure my success in the classroom and in the future.
7. Attend a lecture given by, and meet, former heads of state (Yes, I met the Former President of Ecuador last week when I attended a lecture given by him at the Indiana Memorial Union about his presidency).

Dr. Jamil Mahaud, Former President of Ecuador

8. Be a part of amazing clubs and organizations that provide fantastic opportunities, allow me to meet the most interesting people and try the most fascinating new things.
9. Be a part of an academic fraternity that provides opportunities to its members to try new things like rock climbing and going to an etiquette dinner where you are served a delicious six course meal while being taught proper dinner etiquette.
10. Witness the start of one the greatest university traditions, by attending Little 500 Qualifications and cheering on my friends in the gorgeous Indiana spring weather.

Team Teter Qualifies 2nd in the Women's Little 500 Qualifications.

See what I mean? March was a fantastic month, and only at IU do I feel like I have such easy access to participating in such a wide range of amazing things. Yep, I’m definitely a pretty lucky girl.

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