Friday, March 1st:
Finding Your Way – Seeking Directions When You Don’t Know You’re Lost
11:00 am – Christus Rex
It’s easy to wander when you don’t know you’re lost. In Tera’s talk, she will speak about her own personal journey to find the right path, and the importance of seeking direction in a world full of promised destinations.
Session will be led by Tera Elness.
Christian Views on Big Questions: 12:00 pm (Noon) – Christus Rex
How do different Christian traditions respond to issues of sin, grace, eternal life, evil, and other faiths? A moderated panel with Christian voices from Mainline, Conservative Evangelical, and Roman Catholic churches will tackle these hot topics.
Free lunch provided!
YOGATHON: 4:00 pm – Wellness Center
A special yoga event will be held in conjunction with the Healthy Campus Challenge and Interfaith Week. It will take place on Friday March 1st at 4pm in the Wellness Center Group Exercise Room. For more information on the Healthy Campus Challenge head to the Healthy Campus Challenge webpage http://und.edu/health-wellness/healthy-und/pa-subcommittee-folder/healthy-und-physical-activity-subcommittee.cfm.
Activity: Love Your Body Week info booth/fondue
Tuesday, January 29th from 11am-1pm
THis activity was a booth with pamphlets at the Union. However, it wasn’t any old boring booth with information that people just grab; it also had a fondue station. I was really excited to stop by because, let’s face it, I love sweets. I loved that they had marshmallows and graham crackers that you could dunk under the chocolate, they were delicious. Not only was I excited to stop by this booth for the food, but I was curious about the information that they had available. In this century our lives are so focused on the media and that has created numerous problems for people. One of these problems is body image. With all of the commercials and advertisements these days with stick thin models girls often get a distorted image of themselves. I personally love my body. I work out 5-6 times a week because it feels great and I love the way I look, but I would be lying to you if I said I never had a negative image pass through my head. There has been multiple times where I catch myself thinking, “O, if this was just a little bit thinner here.” Also, looking at those Victorias Secret magazines doesn’t really boost a girls confidence either, but I know that I am healthy and at a good weight and size for my body. I thought that having the info booth/fondue as one of the activities was great idea. Hopefully, because it was in the Union which is very public, that people saw other people going to the fondue and information and that encouraged them to do it also.
Date: February 28th
Today I attended the bonus opportunity, in which I stopped by the Eating Disorders informational booth in the Memorial Union to learn about some facts on eating disorders. I personally am very happy with my body and LOVE eating food, so even though attending this booth was of no use to myself it was actually very informational because I have a friend with an eating disorder. It was really nice to read about the signs of how to recognize one. Hopefully with the new information I learned by attending this booth that I can maybe help her to recognize it herself.
Date: February 24th
Last Friday I chose to attend the Attend “Living Through Violence: The Oncebay Textile Family” Photography and Textile Exhibition at the North Dakota Museum of Art. Photographs documented what happened in Peru during one of its most violent period in history from 1980 to 2000. Looking at these phototgraphs made me feel such pain inside because I could just see the hurt that these people were experiencing. There were pictures of tortures, serious crimes, and assassinations. Going to this exhibit was very moving and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Activity: Visit the ND Museum of Art -Winged Shadows Life Among Birds Exhibit
The challenge that I chose to do today was to go to the Art Museum on the University of North Dakota’s campus to visit the Winged Shadows Life Among the Birds Exhibit. When I first got to the museum, I really didn’t know what to expect. The painting were really fun to look at. Some of the pictures I had to spend extra time looking at since they would have so much detail and many different aspects to the paintings. There were several pictures that a giant bird with a fisherman in its mouth. I thought those were very interesting to see, maybe birds are better fisherman than humans are. Another aspect of the exhibit that I found interesting was the fish nets filled with a bunch of electronics, it made me think of how human technology is destroying our natural environment. I really enjoyed going to the museum.
Activity: Before I Die
Date: January 25th 2012
I went to the Student Involvement center yesterday to write on the “Before I Die” chalkboard. This was the first wristband I was going to earn so I was a little unsure about the process but the girl at the help desk was very friendly and made sure to point me in the right direction.
There were a lot of goals and dreams written up on the board, a lot more then I thought there would be. It was a little overwhelming reading all the things that my peers hope to do sometime in their life time. I have a few things that I would love to achieve in my life but I had to think of the top one. I chose “To travel through Europe.” I feel like its something that a lot of people have as a goal but even if its not original its something that I would love to do in my life. My ancestors are from England and Ireland so it would be fun to see those countries, and also to see Italy, Greece and Spain. I would want to make sure that I could go to each country for an extended amount of time so I could really soak everything up.
The “Before I Die” board was really inspiring to see all the goals everyone has and wishes to achieve. I think that being a student and having the pressure to graduate as soon as possible can get to us and make us forget what life is really all about. Having an education and a job are very important things but if we aren’t emotionally happy with our lives we cant expect to be our full potential.