LEAD Team Reflection

This year I had the pleasure of planning and coordinating the LAS Grad Ball Ceremony.  This is immensely exciting for the Leadership Institute as a whole because it’s our chance to recognize some of our students for their amazing accomplishments over their college career.  It’s also one of the few instances every year that a…

Getting Back Into Greek Life

After a semester fully devoted to practicing and staying involved with the cheer team, I was excited to have extra free time open up in my schedule. Since the cheer team does a minimal amount of events during the spring, it gave me an excess of free time in my schedule. Once I realized this,…

FIRE UP CHIPS!

Last May, a good friend and fellow LASer, Kate Odykirk, urged me to come try out for the CMU Cheer Team. A little skeptical at first, I was hesitant, but I figured I’d give it a shot. After my first few attempts/failures at Co-Ed stunting, I didn’t think this was the sport for me, but…

Service Learning Reflection

Leadership and service go together like ice cream and happiness; you can’t have one without the other. Since high school, I have always been someone who enjoys volunteering and completing service hours. My parents always encouraged me to do this and reminded me how important it is to give back to the community. This past…

COM(461L)e and Talk to Me

As a leader, I am constantly put into situations that require proper communication and listening skills. Whether I’m appropriately debating a topic with my peers or trying to convince people to pay money to pie me in the face for charity, communication skills are essential. For the second year in a row, I was put…

Yes. Maybe. Or nah.

A very strange question has been brought to my mind recently, inquiring whether leadership starts with a yes or a no. After an immense amount of critical thinking, I came to the realization that leadership doesn’t start with either yes or no, but instead, starts with both yes and no. An important part of leadership…

COM267 Reflection

Proper communication techniques are essential in today’s world for a multitude of reasons. From using these techniques for immensely important job interviews to using them for something as simple as meeting new people and just being friendly and social. Taking a high level communications class my first semester here at Central Michigan University has already…