When I visited Florida State’s campus, I automatically felt welcomed and met students with varying backgrounds. Therefore, my college experience at Florida State University will continue to build my exposure to diverse cultures, and make me feel a part of a close knit community that brings us all together around its education standards, local community involvement, and its sports programs. As a member of the FSU community, I will contribute to its diversity, become an engaged member of the micro-society and find ways to volunteer my time to local programs, such as animal care and compliance within the FSU Office of Research. I embody Florida State University’s motto, “Vires, Artes, Mores”. I continue to leverage my strengths, sharpen my skills and build upon my reputation and
“You are at the #1 public university in the world,” are the words implanted into the University of California, Berkeley. UC Berkeley is defined as #1 for its programs, history, faculty, environment, and prospective influences but ultimately, what defines UC Berkeley are its students. Through the impact its students make and the legacies they leave, a high level of prestige has been established when discussing the university. Another aspect of the university that engenders prestige is the admission process, which is set in place to assess who would best “fit” the university. A project done in 1999 that produced a film called “Making the Grade,” observes two students from two different school dynamics in San Francisco that both want to attend
Crawford County, Kansas is very familiar to me; it is where I was born and raised and now, as an adult, it is where I work as a nurse. Barriers to healthcare exists in every community. There is a high amount of poverty in Crawford County that contributes to barriers to access to healthcare. Furthermore, Crawford County has several stakeholders that influence the health of the community and advanced practice registered nurse (ARNP) practice. In this assessment of my community, I will identify Crawford County, as well as prevalent health care barriers and important stakeholders in my community.
Since my visit to UM two years ago, I have imagined being a part of its culture of diversity and its campus full of amazing facilities. Through a college education there, I know I can place my studies in a bigger context that includes multicultural perspectives, global human and environmental needs, the role of technology and creativity, and service to our
Muir College is one of UC: San Diego's Six Colleges/Residential Spaces. Each college is unique and the values espoused by that college are what make it unique. Yes, each college has different graduation requirements, but it is the community and their values that makes the feel of each of the spaces feel unique. Realistically, it falls on the Residence Life staff of each college to reaffirm these values year after year. Dr. Rosado takes the time to create community within the college by by educating staff to facilitate a community that values an emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion. This is why Muir College is the way it is - students are taught that respecting one another and assuming good intentions in everyone's words is key to building an inclusive community. Muir College believes that discussion of
The reason of the National Honor Society is to assist the community through the use of community service. The students selected in this course must have strong academic goals and achievements while at the same time being students people are comfortable socializing with. The National Honor Society promotes to the community to allow to see the students grow and achieve as well as the surroundings around them.
In these dorms, the initial interactions that socially code us throughout college are initiated. These social interactions create and solidify bonds between students that can continue for the rest of their lives. A change to the demographics of the freshman dorms doesn’t just create an immediate effect, but also affects every current and future resident of UC Davis. A freshmen social group that is initially less diverse will lead to a less diverse group of friends throughout the remaining years of their undergraduate studies. This reduces their social group to a less diverse group of individuals, which reduces the chance for them to interact with other cultures and overcome any form of culture shock that they are affected by, whether it be here in UC Davis or later in their careers. Freshmen dorms are the only place that nurtures cultural interaction to create a UC Davis community that is ultimately more unified, accepting, and respectful of all people and their different cultures.
As a student at the University of Southern California (USC) Rossier, my contribution to the professional and academic community is to increase critical thinking, develop knowledge and build curiosity and questions among my peers in an impactful manner. I can refine my skills as I perform in a challenging field that I am enthusiastic about. The USC Rossier educational program will guide me towards a fulfilling career that is enticing to my goal of providing a service that improves society and build upon other skills and abilities to create creative and innovative ideas in the field of education.
I strongly believe that every failure is a learning experience that should be taken as a lesson to grow from. I previously attended a 4 year university that became too much for me; attending school full-time, working 35 hours per week while trying to figure out what it is that I really wanted out of this university experience. I ended up failing most of my classes, putting my health at risk drowned by the tremendous amount of stress and just wanted to completely give up. Looking for a fresh start I decided to leave my university, and attend Norwalk Community College. Though this decision created self-doubt in the beginning, it soon came to my realization that it was the best decision I ever made. Immersed in an environment full of positive people, I was able to grow from the experience.
Yet, UCSB’s goals emulate some Naturalist theory as seen in their mission statement. Their mission statement states that each student and faculty member will experience an “educational journey of discovery that stimulates independent thought, critical reasoning, and creativity... [through] interdisciplinary collaboration that is responsive to the needs of our multicultural and global society” (Mission Statement). Naturalists goals denies specificity and are unclear to each member divulging a different academic path for each student or faculty member (Sutton 1/20/11). By looking at an aggregate level, UCSB members work together to achieve that “educational journey of creativity”, but on an individual level, each member has varying goals for his or herself depending on his or her role. Students do not have the same goals as their professors or the Chancellor, their goal is to work to achieve their degree whereas the Chancellor’s goal is to provide a thought-provoking experience for his students. The mission state accommodates and supplies a different experience for each member because it is ambiguous. UCSB members must explore their own path to achieve their own goals to understand what their education and careers meant. Naturalist goals determine
There were some University of Chicago students who were taking summer classes and I often sat down with them for meals and had some of the most genuinely interesting and fascinating conversations. I noticed prominent, prevailing trends of UChicago students. Every single student that I interacted with possessed the resounding trait of passion in craft. Each student demonstrated a degree of drive, dedication, and determination within their passions that was envious and motivational. The passion that each Maroon had for their field of study was outstanding, I witnessed people who were not much older than myself wholly dedicate themselves to niche areas of academic inquiry. Furthermore, each Maroon kept a mind open to all ideas and theories, demonstrating a maturity far beyond their years. This environment of deep intellectual discourse was unlike any other college campus I have visited, so it propelled UChicago to the highest echelon of institutions. UChicago’s tightly knit community of scholars is an electrifying aspect for me. I love the thought of being submerged in the infinite pool of scholarly discussion where I will be constantly learning from my peers, where my personal corpus of knowledge will expand from just a causal conversation, and where my values and perceptions will continue to evolve. Moreover, the incandescent flames of each student towards their passion will further fan the fire for my
Rutgers University offers numerous options similarly to other colleges and universities, however this university is notable for their vibrant community and a wide variety of backgrounds which I hope to become part of. Since I was a child I was in my own and my only goal was to have a good future. Having only 10 years old I had to migrate to this country; my only option was to leave my family, friends and culture to undertake an unknown life. People often say that life is hard, and indeed, it is; but hard work and perseverance maintains people standing still. Without having a clue about this “new country” I was completely lost in a new culture and school system. Confusion was my shadow, I didn't have support nighter advices that could help
Fortunately, similarly to the panini station, the coffee bar in Stuart has consistently strong options and a convenient payment system that make coffee-consuming students like me feel at ease. Starting mornings the same everyday makes the school week easier and more manageable. Stuart’s coffee bar provides a variety of options, but always has the same list. Moreover, you can watch the drinks be prepared and can specialize your coffee however you like. I begin every morning with the BC Bolt, which has a unique title honoring the school. Later in the day I typically order an Iced Mocha Latte. Chocolate syrup swirls around the interior of the cup before two shots of espresso and 2% milk pour over top. The consistency of coffees offered each day in the same location makes the coffee bar at Stuart feel like a favorite coffee shop I visited each day in Pennsylvania. Furthermore, students conveniently pay for these delicious Stuart coffees on the meal plan, unlike at Stokes’ Chocolate Bar. To buy a coffee from Stokes’ Chocolate Bar, students must pay by Eagle Bucks, which is real money instead of the tuition we already pay. Thanks to these qualities, Stuart’s Coffee Bar provides consistency, convenience, and comfort to Newton
Intellectualism has guided the progression of humanity since the advent of civilization. Academia has provided a venue for the greatest minds in history to gather and discuss ideas, promoting truth. This defines the liberal arts - the inexorable expansion of the collective human conscious for the betterment of culture, science, and philosophy through intellectual discourse.
Since my arrival earlier this semester, I have been impressed with our campus community's deep commitment to the mission and core values of the University of San Diego. Those core values are clearly grounded in the University’s rich Catholic intellectual tradition and imbued with a dedication to academic excellence that one would only find at a university which aspires to rank among the finest in the nation.