dancing around the apartment in my pjs like a crazy person. how many times can itunes handle me playing call me maybe before it explodes?? AHH! but actually…
I could not be anymore excited/thrilled/grateful right now, to say that I’m going to be the next president of the Alpha Pi chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta :))) I love this chapter more than anything and am so honored that they thought of me. eeee!!!
Oh boy oh boy, I went from having all the free time in the world to super busy bee! Eek seriously thank
God they don’t require 5,000word research papers at Tulane! (I’m a business student after all, not an English major).
Just though I would update that I’m safe, alive and back in Paris after a wonderful, exhausting and eye opening fall break of plane, train and bussing it through central Europe! Hopefully I’ll have time to update soon, (I currently have a bunch of half written posts saved that need to be finished!)
I’m also trying to work on my resume& internship applications for next summer in my free time so if anyone has any recommendations of companies to apply to I would greatly appreciate any advice :)
I know, I know, I have SO much to update and I promise promise promise I will post every detail of my frenchie life this week after my big test, but in the mean time if anyone feels like reading this letter from my friend and Theta’s wonderful Philanthropy Chair it would be very much appreciated :)
Dear family and friends of Kappa Alpha Theta,
On October 21, 2012 the Alpha Phi chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta at Tulane University will be hosting our very first GAGA for CASA.
GaGa is an exciting, fast paced game of dodgeball. It is played in an octagonal pit with as many players as will fit. The object of the game is to get other players out by hitting them below the waist with the ball. The last person standing is the winner! We invite you to get involved with our GAGA tournament by being a participant or a donor.
CASA, which stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates, is our sorority’s national philanthropy. KAΘ at Tulane supports CASA New Orleans, which trains diligent and committed citizens to advocate for abused and neglected children. The CASA volunteers work with children who are under the jurisdiction of the Orleans Parish Juvenile Court and act as the children’s voices in the court system. These volunteers are specially trained to know what is in a child’s best interest and how to get those interests met. As a result, children who have been assigned CASA volunteers spend less time in court and in foster care, have better chances of finding permanent homes, and are more likely to be reviewed on a regular basis by the court.
We know that it may not be possible for you and your family to attend the event, but we would appreciate all of the support you can give. You can give monetary donations of any amount in two ways: online at https://fundraising.active.com/event/gagaforcasa or by check written to CASA New Orleans. Checks can be mailed to
GAGA for CASA
c/o Erin Weatherford, Philanthropy Director
928 Broadway Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70118
One of the foundations of Kappa Alpha Theta is to spread the widest influence for good. We sincerely appreciate all of your love and support in helping us make a difference. If you have any questions about donating or about the event GAGA for CASA, please do not hesitate to contact me, Erin Weatherford, at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also ask your lovely Theta daughter what’s going on with the event, as she’ll have answers for you as well!
Kappa Alpha Theta, Alpha Phi
Service and Philanthropy Director
french vocab :)
I better be careful with all this French food or they’ll be sending me home in a jumbo-sized crate aboard a FedEx cargo jet!
Oktoberfest day 1!
(I might have mentioned this before) but, at Sciences Po it’s assumed that every student is well informed —like read an international newspaper every day before class well informed (dont try to glance at the headlines either, they know). And it’s not only the professors that think this way, in the halls, in class, out to lunch’ everywhere the students are talking about a lot more than what happened last night or who’s wearing what.
As an American student a professor will sometimes turn to me with a question about the election, I usually answer with whatever most recent fact I can remember learning and then spruce it up with a little charm and opinion “because of this, Americans tend to think…” Here I am thinking, I’m the American kid, even if I don’t get it perfect no one will correct me. Nope, not the case. Before I can even finish, five international hands are in the air waiting to be called on. “Actually, when Mitt Romney said this to Barack Obama, it was reminiscent of a precedent started in the 1960 election, by blah blah for blah blah reason…” Oh yeaah exactly what I was thinking too, where are you from, oh Bolivia, grrrreat.
After being the victim of and watching others in situations like these, I decided to become a student of the world, étudiant du monde. I’ve been making a conscious effort to be better informed about international & domestic happenings. Thank youu new York times & guardian apps.
Yesterday, I got to show off my new knowledge in Places of Power. (places of power is an 8am class on, you guessed it, power in various world places, taught by a really great/accomplished teacher with not such great English skills.) Somewhere in my teachers lecture, he mentioned French Pesident Hollande, who I just just read an article on. Game time. I raised my hand only to realize that 1. He hadn’t asked a question 2. I was blatantly interrupting his lecture. Crap, too late.
Well, I was just wondering, Hollande has done some pretty progressive things, appointing his ministers so that there’s an equal distribution of men & women, and more recently suggesting huge pay cuts to kick start the economy, does the French community tend to support him in this, or do they think he’s biting off more than he can chew?
Great question, you see…
Ohh yeaaaah. Sarkozy used to be my favorite french politician (well, he was the only one I knew of and he walked past us in a museum on our last France trip, so that was cool), but now holla for Hollande. Cool campaign slogan right? Lol. (disclaimer: still working on the whole ~being informed thing~ so if Hollande has done/said anything terrible, I’m not for it)
Alright well, off to read a newspaper! Have a good day :)