Header 1What's up now? Post Column 2 One-of-a-Kind Final Exams I’m currently in the middle of my seventh “final exam season” here at The University of Findlay. Students at colleges all over are probably cramming and pulling all-nighters, and although I too can attest to those awful activities, the public relations and equestrian programs here at UF use many alternative examination techniques. In this post, I’ll show you how unique all of my final exams are. Public Relations Writing Instead of having a traditional final exam, our class of eleven students is divided into two groups, and each group was assigned to create a professional PR plan for an actual client. My group worked for The Appalachian Project, a group based at The Ohio State University that works to mentor and assist students from Appalachian areas of Ohio. This is a project that we have been working on for the entire semester, so we ... Read More » The Imaginary Audience I must say, this comic is a lot more sardonic than my usual silliness. However, I do think about the Imaginary Audience a lot. It’s one of the many fascinating things I learned about in developmental psychology. The embarrassing scene depicted here is fictional. However, my English class has these really swively swivel chairs and every time I sit down, I’m afraid the thing will shoot out from under me and I’ll fall down and/or hit the guy in the row behind me. One last note: I am actually quite proud of my brightly colored pants. Taking the Lead Starting at the end of last spring semester I became the secretary of Tri-Beta. Tri-Beta is a biological honor society for students that are pursuing a major in biology or of a similar major. Last Friday I had the honor and privilege to host two distinguished biology researchers for an event put on by Tri-Beta. Our two speakers were Dr. Caleb McMahan, a Fish Curator from The Field Museum in Chicago, and Dr. Chris Murray, a crocodilian ecologist and biologist. Dr. Caleb McMahan does research on the evolution of fishes in Guatemala. I found his research and the new findings that he has discovered very interesting. By far, my favorite speaker was Dr. Chris Murray. Even though I have grown up with an irrational fear of crocodiles, I still found his research very intriguing. Dr. Murray has found that the amniotic temperature correlates with the ... Read More » SNOOOOW! I walked outside and fluffy white stuff was falling from the sky! Yes, it was the first snow of the season! I wandered around outside for a while that night and made tracks in all the areas it collected. Love is (not) in the Air I hereby give you teasing rights if, before I finish college, I meet some fantastic dude who carries me off into the sunset. Or however love works.