Chalk shatters, dissipating into clouds of white dust. Numerous diagrams cover the board, intersecting into webs of chaos. The students, wide-eyed and alert, write vigorously, notebook pages flying, hoping not to miss a single word. One could only encounter such excitement in Dr. Junker’s 301 class.
Taken from Tommie Blogger Lizzie’s “Snow and Catholic Studies” entry, November 14th, 2010
Lizzie (middle) With Jill and Allison, Visiting for the Overnight
“This week has been quite busy with one paper and two tests, but we made it through and the weekend welcomed us with a big arrival of snow!!
Because I am a weather nerd, I knew the epic blizzard was coming but there’s still nothing like waking up to snow outside! Kudos to all you high school juniors and your families that made it out to Fall Junior Visit Day-you’re all such troopers! Here’s a short wrap-up of the weekend.
Cap Corps Midwest 2010-2011 group, Laura is front-left
Ten months ago, I was a Senior at UST, majoring in Catholic Studies and English with no idea what the next step would be after graduation. If you would have asked me my plans, I probably would have shrugged and given a vague answer about looking for a teaching position in the Cities. I certainly didn’t intend to move to South Chicago for a year, but the Lord had other plans! So here I am, as a full-time volunteer with Cap Corps Midwest (with the Capuchin Franciscans), marveling every day at the mere fact that I am here.
Photo taken from TIME.com
As I am nearing my graduation date, I am asked frequently what my majors are and what I plan to do after I graduate. I respond by explaining that I will have a degree in Catholic Studies and in Social Work. After I mention these majors, I am given a confused look as to why I have paired them together. What does Catholic Studies have to do with social work? How do they relate?