Hey, thank’s mother nature!
Are you an outdoorsy person? Do you love hiking, kayaking, playing kickball, ice skating or any other activity taking place outside? Are you just bored and looking for something fun and different to do? Well you might want to check out ORAC.
One of Dean College’s newest clubs, ORAC stands for Outdoor Recreational Adventure Club.
Founded by Eboard members Adrienne Mill, Jessyka Bagdon and Pamela Lisi, ORAC promotes outdoor adventures for any member of the Dean College community! This club is also a great opportunity to become a leader on campus as they currently looking for a new treasurer. (Contact President Adrienne Mill for more info)
Last semester ORAC participated in several unique and exciting events including; Ice Skating, Rails to Trails- Nature Conservation Walk, Kayaking and more. The group looks forward to promoting similar events along with a Mighty Ducks movie night, Night Skiing at Wachusett Mountain and a Snowman Making Contest – all in the upcoming weeks!
Currently meeting at 8:30PM on Mondays in the Keller Room (The Larger Conference room behind the big windows and next to the Gym in the CC atrium) The Eboard, other members of ORAC and their new advisor Brandon Meyers (also a New RD on the Dean Campus – Welcome Brandon!) would love to have you stop by, so be sure to check it out soon!
Also feel free to join the group’s Facebook page found here: http://www.facebook.com/groups/120829554718451/?fref=ts
Over and Out Readers, Rock on!
Hi Guys! Cassie Balzarini here, one of several new bloggers writing our little hearts out this spring semester. On behalf of not only myself and the other bloggers, but the entire social media team – I’m excited to welcome you back to Bulldog Nation!
The beginning of a new semester brings many exciting opportunities for college students across the world and things here in Franklin are no different! I’m just here today to take a few minutes out of your day to highlight some of the multiple chances you all have as students to get involved, make a difference, help yourself and have some serious fun.
It can all be broken down into 4 basic choices:
Now let’s get a little more specific.
Join a Club
Did you know that Dean College has over 20 clubs and associations on this very campus? Even more so did you know that ALL of these clubs are open to anyone with an interest? With meetings taking place at night after classes have finished there’s really no reason not to try out a club that piques your interest. The Student Activities Committee has meetings once a week on Monday’s at 7:30pm in the Campus Center Golder Room ( that’s the big one on the top floor!) The Residence Hall Association (of which I’m an Eboard member!) also meets once a week on Monday’s at 8pm in Chapman House. All clubs and their meeting times can be found on today@dean!
Apply for a Leadership Position
You probably know someone on campus who is currently holding a leadership position here. From Orientation Leaders and Community Advisors to SGA Senators and Club Eboard members the opportunities to be looked up to and make a difference on campus are plentiful. Residence Life and Student Activities are accepting applications for these positions in the ’13- ’14 school year now!
Attend an on Campus Event
Now, I’m going to be blunt for a moment here but anyone claiming that there is nothing to do around here either needs to stop looking at the ground 24/7 or needs to get their eyes checked because the SAC alone have provided students with more than enough nighttime and weekend activities. Last week alone we had Wing Night, Make your Own Dog Tag and a Dance! All SAC sponsored events and details about them can be found in the “Campus Events” section of today@dean. Now, if walking across campus to the CC is too far a journey for you (Yes JOHA residents I’m talking about you) then talk to your RD or CAs! Residence life hosts dozens of events a semester in both the residence halls and other locations on campus! A bunch of other clubs are hosting events too, so read the plasma’s and check today@dean so you can get off your butts and have some fun!
Talk to an adult
I know, I know! We’re all in college now we feel like adults and in many ways we are! But, there’s always something to be learned from those who have a bit more life experience than us. Dean College’s campus is swarming with a professional staff both fresh out of college and otherwise who would love to get a chance to know some of the students better! Plus, it’s never to early to begin building a professional network! Admissions counselors and professors, residence directors and academic advisors and even the lovely lunch ladies greeting us all day long at the caf - Everyone here has a story and everyone here has some knowledge and wisdom to give. So step in and say hello when your RDs/Advisors/Professor’s office door is open, take the time to ask Tina in the caf how her day was and NEVER be afraid to reach out to anyone when you find yourself in over your head and/or needing some help. They may not be college students now but they sure were at some point!
So good luck this semester bulldogs! I hope you’re all able to get the most out of this 2-4 year experience!
Oh, and don’t forget to do your homework
Inc.com produced a fantastic article titled “8 Things Remarkably Successful People Do.” Below is a quick list of the 8, but be sure to check out the entire article on Inc.com by clicking here.
1. They don’t create back-up plans.
2. They do the work…
3. …and they work a lot more.
4. They avoid the crowds.
5. They start at the end…
6. … and they don’t stop there.
7. They sell.
8. They are never too proud.
Check out the full article from Inc.com, and think about how these can be applied to being on a College campus. Dean College gives students many opportunities to be leaders and to make the most of their time here. Check out the B.U.I.L.D Leadership Program, join one of the many clubs on campus or start one of your own. Go see Bert Jacobs (Founder of Life is Good) speak later this year. Most importantly, make the most of your time here and lay the foundation to your personal and professional success!