My Life: Colleen01.22.2014 | Hot Topics
A warm welcome back to UD was not on Mother Nature's to do list. With single digit temperatures in our forecast, cozying up in fuzzy socks with a warm... More
My Life: Colleen01.22.2014 | Hot Topics
We open the refrigerator, see nothing appealing, and walk away. Five minutes later we walking back to open the refrigerator, nothing new has been adde... More
My Life: Colleen11.25.2013 | Fun Friday
Eclectic cheeses, fresh breads, and colorful jams line the shelves of 600 E 2nd Street every Saturday. Local vendors sell anything from raw honey to f... More
My Life: Colleen11.22.2013 | Fine ArtsGuatemalan Worry Dolls with Leesa Haapapuro More
My Life: Colleen11.21.2013 | Hot Topics
I am always interested in exploring restaurants in Dayton. Being from New Jersey, my knowledge of this city is little to none. I’ve been to the ... More
My Life: Paige11.21.2013 | Students, Education
As the semester is coming to an end, and classes are being scheduled for next semester, I start to get excited. The prospect of what the next semester... More
My Life: Colleen11.19.2013
This past Saturday my roommates and I were in the mood to do some home remedies, specifically for our hair and skin. After researching on the Internet... More
My Life: Colleen11.17.2013 | Athletics
For my video production class we are able to earn extra credit points by filming athletic events. UD was chosen to host the Atlantic 10 men's soccer c... More
My Life: Colleen11.10.2013 | Fun Friday
One of my favorite places to discover new trends and quick tips is refinery29. The site encompasses valuable information targeted towards ma... More
My Life: Paige11.09.2013 | Athletics, Campus and Community, Culture and Society, Students
Basketball season has begun for the Flyers! With a win over IPFW with less than 10 seconds remaining on the clock, I feel honored to have witnessed the game! More
My Life: Paige06.21.2012 | Fun Friday
So, last night I spent the evening at Appalachia Night. Some of you are probably asking, "what is Appalachia Night"? Well, Appalachia Night is an event held on campus to promote the annual summer immersion trip called UDSAP (University of Dayton's Summer Appalachia Program). Every year, students can apply for this summer-long program where they will live in community in Salyersville, KY. Here, the students will get an inside look at a completely different culture, right here in the United States. And every year, those selected students come back with memories that last a lifetime and bonds that make them a family. From what I have heard, UDSAP is one of those experiences that can never be compared. And it is always amazing to see how much those students stay a family even once they return to UD for the rest of their time here as students.
Now, back to why I even went to Appalachia Night. I went because first: one of my best friends on campus, Emily has applied for UDSAP and is awaiting anxiously to here whether or not she will be spending her summer in KY. And second: it was a free concert featuring UD's own "The Leap Year's" and Jake Ousley from Nashville, TN. I mean, who doesn't love a free concert with friends?
But, to be honest, I was a little bit nervous to attend this night because I had never heard of Jake Ousley and I did not know too many people attending either. But, upon arrival, I was welcomed just like usual. All UD events seem to welcome us all as if we have known each other for years, it is one of those things that makes UD so special. Plus, once the music started, everyone became even more relaxed. I think it is because as a community, we always support each other and when music is involved,none of us seem to remember who we came with. Rather, we find ourselves surrounded with people who are mutually dancing and singing along to the music. That is what is so special about music, it always brings people together.
Lastly, this night just made UDSAP seem so much more real and interesting. We could all see the true family-like bonds that all the fellow participants still had. It was heart-warming and made me start to think about next summer. Maybe I will apply for UDSAP one day, but only time will tell. So, I hope that anyone who is blessed to be selected for UDSAP has an amazing experience and I wish you all the best!More