Wednesday, September 16, 2015

All Abroad!

Last week, the library had the privilege of hosting Crystal S., a friend of our very own Ms. Atkinson and a brave soul indeed. Just after graduating from UIUC, Crystal took a chance, bought a plane ticket to Guatemala, and began a life in central America. Last Thursday, she visited Uni to tell about her adventures and to offer words of wisdom to students considering a future move abroad. From stories of Guatemala and its native people to learning the language to how she found work (and eventually built a successful career), Crystal's lunchtime visit was enriching and entertaining-- albeit all too brief!

Lunching AND Learning? What a cool library!
Crystal explains Guatemala's annual giant kite festival.
Raise the roof for the awesomeness of adventures abroad!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

It's a Happenin', Hoppin' New Year

We have been busy bees here at Uni. Even with the good weather, many days have looked like so:

They know the importance of being earnest.

With every nook and cranny occupied, like this:
Off to a studious start!

And like that:
Windows: bad for surreptitious eaters, great for librarians!

We've hosted drama classes:
Fing's students do a table read of his very own play.

And witnessed use of the new glass marker boards for highly educational purposes:
Subbies Rule-- at least until the Freshmen get a hold of the markers.

We've even had advice requested -- and granted -- from the Dragon:
Ah, the age-old dilemma of a crush...We've all been there!


With these auspicious beginnings, we can't wait to see what the rest of the year holds!