THIS IS SPARTA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! For many student athletes at D’Youville this phrase from the movie 300 serves as a rally cry. D’Youville offers 14 intercollegiate NCAA Division III level sports as well as club hockey (which is highly competitive). For freshman or transfer students with athletic eligibility, joining a sport team at D’Youville is a great way to have a jump start at making new and lasting friendships.
As you may have discovered after reading several of my previous posts, I love to be involved in events on campus. The great thing about D’Youville is that there is always something going on. Equally as much, there is always something being given away! One of my favorite things to do is to attend one of the various fairs, and this past week was the annual Health and Wellness Fair. This year I had the opportunity to develop and talk at one the dietetics department’s booths for one of my classes, Community Nutrition Supervised Practice (DTC 522SP).
On Tuesday, D’Youville College celebrated the first day of spring the best way they know how to – declaring it a campus wide Blah Buster Day! For those of you who somehow missed the memo, 30+ offices and places on campus had free snacks, raffles, meals, and giveaways for the students to enjoy. Each semester, the faculty and staff set one or two days aside to say thanks to the students for all of their hard work. You may have heard of the “Student Appreciation Days” held each November; Blah Buster Day is the spring version of it! This time in March the semester seems never-ending and spring break unreachable, but the time passes a little more quickly with events as fun as Blah Buster Day (and with the great weather we have been having)! So this year on the first day of spring, I grabbed a few friends and ventured around campus to see what treasures we could find! Here are my top five favorite sites for treats this year with some very close runner-ups. Keep in mind a few of the places had been vanquished by hungry students before I even had a chance to get to them! Continue reading