pizza party :)

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Today my office had a pizza party to celebrate the awesome year we have had here in advising! It was the first time this semester that I have realized that I won’t be coming back! I am definitely going to miss all of my coworkers and my bosses! It is definitely sad that I will no longer have this job, or that I will no longer be blogging to all of you!! Graduation is 5 days away and I am excited but it is also very sad! I know that it is the beginning of my new life as an adult but it is just very scary to think that I will no longer be a student!!! It is a very bittersweet feeling… Hopefully it all works out for the best!

Decision day!!

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Yesterday at Lanphier high school, the college advisors held a decision day for the seniors! Decision day is basically where seniors tell everyone what they are doing after high school! There were kids going into the military, community colleges or four year schools! There were quite a few going to uis! It was an awesome event and was put together very well! First the kids would sign a t-shirt for the advisors to keep, then they got to enter s raffle to win prizes. After that the kids got s sticky note and put there names on it and posted it on a map to show where they were going! They also got a free t-shirt and a brownie! I got to help work it which was an experience since that is the job that I am going to be doing!! So excited for my new job!

Bake Sale!

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Our bake sale was a complete success! We raised over $500 for the babies program at Decatur Prison! It was an awesome turnout and there was lots of goodies! I am so glad that our last bake sale of the year went so smoothly! It was awesome!!!

Thanks to everyone who came and bought stuff! You are all awesome!

Bake Sale!!

Alpha Phi Sigmas, the Criminal Justice National Honor Society, is having our final bake sale tomorrow in the PAC! The funds are going to support the babies program at Decatur Correctional Facility. The babies program allows mothers who are about to be let out of prison keep their babies up to 18 months in the correctional center so that they can establish the mother child bond. The program currently has a 0% recidivism rate, so it is a really good program!! Everyone should come to the PAC and buy some goodies to help support this program!

Today starts the last week of actual classes at UIS! Everyone is pretty excited about class almost being over! Next week is finals week and then summer break! Or for me, I graduate and start my new job :)! I am pretty excited about graduating. I wish it was here already! But I only have 12 more days! Exciting!!

Hope everyone has a great day and make sure to stop by the bake sale tomorrow! It is going to be a huge hit!

Finished with my paper!

I am only two narratives and two exams away from graduation!!!!! I finished my 7 page paper for my Criminal Justice class tonight and I also finished one narrative! I plan on doing one more narrative before bed! I can’t wait until graduation! I plan on having all my homework done on Friday, so that I have nothing to worry about except for two exams! I have never worked this far ahead so I am pretty proud of myself right now!

I graduate in 17 days!!!

GO ME!!

Inner Ear Infection :(

Today I went to the doctor because for the past two days I have been extremely dizzy. I found out that I have an inner ear infection. It sucks because it makes me dizzy which then makes me feel sick to my stomach. It also gives me a headache 😦 I hope that I get better soon! The doctor said that it should go away after a week or so! It is a viral infection so there is nothing they can give me to make it go away any sooner! He did however give me some medicine for the dizziness so hopefully I do not have to deal with it like I have been the past two days! The doctor said the ear infection should go away before graduation and before my cruise!!! So I am thankful for that. I am also thankful that it doesn’t hurt like swimmers ear does!

Come on graduation! I can’t wait!

Cardinals game!

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Yesterday I got to go with my dad and a couple of friends to the Cardinals game down in St. Louis~! I was definitely excited since I am a huge Cardinals fan! That is one good thing that I have always loved about Springfield, it is close enough to St. Louis you can make a day trip down there, no problem! If you are a Cub fan, Chicago is a little bit further than St. Louis but it is close enough that you could drive up there and watch a game and then come home!

I am officially less than 20 days away from graduation! I am starting to get really anxious! It is scary to think that in 19 days I am not going to have homework anymore. I wont have to write papers, or go to class. Scary!!!

All I have left between me and graduation is one 7 page paper, 2 exams, and 3 narratives for senior seminar! I want to get it all done this week besides the exams so that I wont have to worry the last two weeks of school! I am definitely experiencing some senioritis! I am ready to be done now! It is just going to be so weird not coming back 😦

Nothing but Storms!

The weather here in April kind of stinks! It has done nothing but storm for the past week! I love storms, dont get me wrong, but I hate when baseball/softball games get cancelled due to storms! My softball game last night got cancelled due to the storm we had! And today it has done nothing but rain and thunder! I heard tonight we may get some really intense storms, so I am pretty excited about that! And the weather man says that it should not rain tomorrow, so I am really hoping it is sunny and 70 out! Even if it is only like that for one day!!!

I have 22 days until I graduate
I have 29 days until my cruise
And a little over a month until I start my new job 🙂

Decatur Prison Tour!

Today, I got to go tour a prison in a neighboring town! I went with a criminal justice class. It was an awesome experience! There are a lot of classes that take field trips to get an actual experience of what you are learning. This is the 3rd prison that I have toured in my career at UIS! They are all awesome experiences! Also I have been to different field trips such as going to different churches for a religion class that I took, and many other experiences! I like how the classes at UIS bring in real life and experiences for you to learn from!

I also had a class this semester that brought in two guest speakers, who were recovering drug addicted prostitutes! It was an awesome experience to talk to them and try to understand how they felt and the other side of the criminal justice system! A lot of my classes have had guest speakers and they always seem to show me a different view of what I am learning! I love it!

UIS Police

UIS Police and local law enforcement got quite the thrill today when an escaped convict was caught on campus! Law enforcement tried to pull over the convict by the Walmart near campus when the convict fled in his stolen vehicle toward campus. He then crashed his car and ran on foot into the woods near campus! The school was put on lockdown for about 45 minutes while local law enforcement and UIS police searched for the man!

Being a criminal justice student I was somewhat excited about the incident! It was cool seeing the helicopter searching for the escaped convict. I cant believe that this happened on our campus! Crazy!

Thank goodness we have an awesome law enforcement agency on and around campus. They apprehended the suspect and kept us all safe! Also we have an awesome alert system, not only do we get emails about dangerous events on campus, we get text messages, and alerts on office phones! As soon as the police knew about the convict, we were in lockdown and everyone knew about the convict! Awesome job guys!

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