Angela Merici Day is Thursday January 27th. Saint Angela Merici founded the Order of the Ursulines in 1535 in Brescia.
This year there are a few events happening to celebrate Angela Merici Day.
Wednesday January 26 at 12pm (Chapel – Ursuline Hall): Windows to our Soul: The Story of Brescia’s Stained Glass Windows
Thursday January 27 at 3:15pm (Auditorium): The Amazing gRace Student Event. Clues will lead students around Brescia. There are snacks and prizes!
Thursday January 27 at 7pm (Rm 135): The Sophia Series Lecture: Mother Mary Xavier LeBihan: Woman of Vision. Presented by Dr. Renee Bondy.
“Mother Xavier’s many contributions to her community and to the education of girls and women are explored through photographs, writings and reflections”
I hope to see some of you at the events!
As Christine has already said, we had a great time at Brescia Ball! The venue was really nice, the food was good, and there were a lot of people there! I also have sore feet, but it was well worth it!
The night before Brescia Ball was Wine and Cheese. Wine and Cheese is always a nice event as well. It is a semi-formal event where there is entertainment, appetizers, and of course, wine and cheese. Similar to the Ball, there was a great turn-out this year! The Auditorium was full of people and everyone appeared to be having a great time!
At Wine and Cheese the BUCSC launched their very own logo! This is very exciting for the BUCSC! We made a video to show off the logo for the first time and had sticky notes made with the logo printed on them. So if you are in need of sticky notes just stop by the BUCSC office.
Watch for the logo around Brescia! Now you will always be able to distinguish the BUCSC from Brescia and other councils.
It was definitely a busy weekend, but it was a lot of fun! It is always fun to dress up, get your hair done, and spend time with friends!
Again, just like Christine, I must get back to work.
I spent last night “under the enchanted sea” at London’s Best Western Lamplighter Inn for the annual Brescia Ball.
This night of food, dancing and fabulous company is part of Brescia’s history. Although I was just happy to have the opportunity to dress up and take pictures with my friends, it was pretty neat to keep the tradition of going to an event so closely linked with Brescia’s BOLD history.
In the midst of all the “enchantedness” of the evening, I was even able to grab a picture with BUCSC President Cait and BUCSC VP Communications/Brescia Blogger Alysha!
Even though my dress is off and my feet still hurt from dancing, I had a great time last night “under the sea”. Special thanks to Brescia Ball comissioner Shalyn Orange for organizing such a great night!
Now, it’s back work!
Wishing you an “enchanted” week,
After a week of campaigning, the Elections ended yesterday. I am happy to report that we had a record number of voters! A big thanks to all the Brescia students who care about the BUCSC and want to have a say. We are happy that the students are so engaged!
But most of all, I want to say Congratulations to the newest members of the BUCSC! Everyone has worked hard for their positions and I know that council will be in good hands next year!
President: Cait Bionda, VP Communications: Emily St. Aubin, VP Events: Katie McNamara, USC Rep: Cailin Whincop, Head Soph: Laura MacDonald.
We have a busy weekend ahead of us with Wine and Cheese tonight and Brescia Ball tomorrow. I will have a lot to blog about next week!
I am still in shock that I have been back in London for over two weeks! The short time in this semester has absolutely flown by and it was in part due to our fabulous sophs, who once again, threw an epic week of activities called “Frost Week”. Although we were still in classes, there were many different events organized to help frosh, like myself, get readjusted into university life after a well-earned Christmas Break.
From bowling to baking, movie nights to spa sessions, the sophs were constantly getting us pumped up to tackle another semester. Although I wasn’t able to go to some of the events due to class conflicts, Frost Week was definitely an awesome week to come back to Brescia.
For a peek at our Frost Week fun, take a look our schedule:
Even though looking at the schedule seems like a distant memory even a week later, more snow and “frosty” weather easily transport me back to these fun activities (walking in the snow isn’t always fun!).
This is the first time in a few years that I haven’t run in the BUCSC Elections. This year, since I’m graduating, I am running the Election. It is much different to be on the other side! Instead of making posters and handing out rave cards, I’m approving posters and rave cards. Instead of writing a speech, I decided when speeches were going to be and I just have to go listen (they are Monday the 17th at 2:15 by the way!). Instead of having my name on the ballot, I am putting the names on the ballots.
Being on council for 3 years, I see the importance of the BUCSC and everything that they do both “behind the scenes” and out in the school. So that being said, I also know the importance of voting! The BUCSC does accomplish things (a lot of things actually!) and the people on council really do make a positive difference. BUCSC members truly care about Brescia and what is done for the students whether it be through the events, services, or clubs.
So now that I have done my “I like the BUCSC!” plug, can I suggest that you go to the BUCSC website and read about which positions are open and who is running? Well, here is the link: http://www.bucsc.ca/default.asp?MenuID=127 (Please check it out!)
There is also a pretty awesome video (made by BUCSC member Emily Bamford) telling you how easy it is to vote: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drD6GKx5_Ts You should check it out as well!
I hope to see lots of people at speeches sitting in the audience with me. And of course, please vote on January 19 and 20!
We have now been back to school for one week. At this point it really feels like we didn’t have a break at all!
I have already written down lists of readings and due dates, so now all I have to do is get the work done so I can cross things off of those lists. That is much easier to say than it will be to actually accomplish! This term I have a lot of writing to do and only 2 midterms. So it will be more work throughout the term and less studying for exams. I think I would rather write a paper instead of an exam so we’ll see how this term goes. I’ll really be able to tell whether I prefer papers or exams in a few months!
I’ve been busy all day today, but I haven’t crossed anything off of my “School work” list so I better get at it!