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Tour Guide Spotlight: Greer Theus ’14

2 Feb
Greer Theus '14

Greer Theus ’14

Hometown: Columbia, SC

Major(s)/Minor(s): History

What clubs/activities are you involved in on campus? Mock Convention Publications Sub-Committee, Reformed University Fellowship, Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, Outing Club

How are you involved in the Lexington community? Volunteer at the local elementary school

What are some of your other hobbies/interests? I play the guitar and sing (I lead music at RUF). I also love to run and get a lot of use out of the Wood’s Creek trail when it is warmer.  I also really enjoy hiking.

Favorite weekend activity? Hanging out in my friend’s suite in Gaines and making trips to Walmart

Favorite thing about Lexington?  There are so many opportunities to do things for such a small town. The shopping is fun, the surrounding area is great for outdoor activities, and there are so many places to eat.

What’s your favorite W&L memory? My favorite W&L memory was Christmas weekend last term. All of my friends and I went to the same fraternity for dinner, and we had so much fun getting dressed up and enjoying each other’s company. The second night was just as fun, dancing around the basement of Lambda and then having a late-night snowball fight on the colonnade with my friends before heading to the basement of Gaines to watch Elf.

What’s the best encounter you’ve had with a faculty or staff member? My elementary Spanish professor last term, Professor Kuettner, was the best professor I have had so far. He would bring us food to class because we had class every morning. He was always very helpful and wanted to make sure that we understood all of the concepts, even if that meant spending an hour in his office with me the day before a test practicing. He also sent us a greeting card for Thanksgiving in which he invited anybody who could not get home for Thanksgiving to his house to have dinner with him and his wife.

 

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Tour Guide Spotlight: Rachel Alexander ’13

7 Nov

Rachel Alexander ’13

Hometown: Prairieville, Louisiana

Major(s)/Minor(s): Politics

What clubs/activities are you involved in on campus? VP-Community Service of Kappa Delta, Volunteer Venture pre-orientation trip leader, member of the W&L Dance Repertory, RUF, and Mock Convention Accommodations Committee.

How are you involved in the Lexington community? I am a Eucharistic minister at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Also, the Volunteer Venture pre-orientation trip that I lead is in Lexington, so I work with members of the community, specifically those involved with community service organizations in town.

What are some of your other hobbies/interests? I love to read and travel. I especially love traveling to various National Parks.

Favorite weekend activity? I love taking long drives in the country.

Favorite thing about Lexington? The constant view of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

What’s your favorite W&L memory? My favorite W&L memory was Christmas Weekend my Freshman year. All of the fraternities hosted cocktail parties, dinners, and band parties, and both campus the fraternity houses were decorated beautifully for Christmas. The first snowfall fell that Saturday, and it was just the perfect weekend to put me in the Christmas spirit.

What’s the best encounter you’ve had with a faculty or staff member? I’m a member of the W&L Dance Company, and this past December we put on “Dancing with the Professors” as a fundraiser. We put on a show of about 12 student/professor duets and trios, and students, faculty, and members of the community were able to vote for their favorite performances by donating money to the company. Stephanie Brown and I asked Professor Harlan Beckley, the Director of the Shepherd Poverty Program, to do a number with us. Not only did he happily participate, but he also took us to dinner at the Sheridan Livery Restaurant with his wife and him after the performance. It was so nice to be able to discuss topics other than class material outside of the classroom. And although I wasn’t surprised, I immensely appreciated that a professor would take time out of his personal time to rehearse and perform a dance and spend time getting to know me.

Exams

5 Dec

We are officially in the last week of the semester; it is unbelievable how fast this semester in particular has gone!  Exams begin Saturday.  The library has been extra crowded with everyone trying to get a head start on studying.  Exam time makes me realize how much I love our honor system.  I am able to leave all of my books in my chosen carrell and don’t have to lug them back and forth from my house.  I am also able to self-schedule my exams according to when I feel adequately prepared to take them.  This is super convenient since I’ll be driving home for break because I am able to make last limit travel plans.  After a wonderful Christmas Weekend, it’s time to really hit the books!

Christmas Weekend

5 Dec

Reasons I love the holidays at W&L: peppermint lattes in Co-Op, President Ruscio’s s giant Christmas tree, and most of all, the plethora of glittery dresses worn at Christmas Weekend festivities. Even with the weekend fun behind us and impending exams weighing on me, I still have holiday chorus concerts in the beautiful Lee Chapel to look forward to! As everyone buckles down to cram in the next few weeks, there will be no shortage of options for a study break on campus. (my favorite, of course, being sipping a peppermint latte by the Commons living room fire place.)

Christmas in the County

30 Nov

Today marks the beginning of the Holiday season at W&L! A Christmas themed party tonight kicks off Christmas Weekend festivities. I can’t wait to see all the crazy, tacky Christmas sweaters tonight. The weather has finally gotten cold, so it’s really beginning to feel like the Holidays!

Getting Ready for Christmas Weekend!

26 Nov

Although Thanksgiving break has been great, I cannot wait to get back to school!  Next weekend is Christmas weekend at W&L meaning it’s another chance to get dressed up for another Red Square band party.

Can’t wait to get back to school for all of the Christmas festivities!