I can smell the pumpkin pie already

Hello all! I hope the less than favorable weather conditions currently blowing through this region have been kind enough to you. I am going to try very hard to contain my enthusiasm but I will be breathing the sweet, crisp, very-thin air of Colorado in a mere 6 days! I am so excited I just want to run around in circles! But, until Friday afternoon, I must remain a dutiful student with quite a heavy workload on my plate.

This past weekend saw the very first Circle K dance which, with the ever helpful hosts at Alpha Sigma Phi, was a success! All donations will be given to the ELIMINATE Project which works to eliminate MNT (Maternal Neonatal Tetanus) from the few countries where it still remains. This is an absolutely wonderful program, supported by UNICEF and the International Kiwanis Club, and has been incredibly successful over the past few years. These organizations are working together to eradicate this disease once and for all.

Monday night will be OWAC’s (Ohio Wesleyan’s Athletic Council) first ever Talent Show with a bevy of the varsity athletic teams preforming their various “talents” in the Gray Chapel. All proceeds will go towards helping improve the athletic programs here at OWU!

Wednesday night will be the annual P.H.A.T. (Peer Health Advocate Team) dinner in the Benes room with guest Chef Mark Zedella preparing a full-course, plant based meal for all of those in attendance! I have already sampled the pumpkin pie…Sweet Gourds was it wonderful.

Then there are a few papers due, some lab assignments, an exam or two, a composition, and a few other academic duties. So my focus must remain intact until all of this has been accomplished.

This has been ┬ábrief update with more to come! I might as well throw in a bit of advertising for the OWU quarterly magazine while I have your attention. There will be another article, written by me, that will be featured in it and it’s theme is one that is relevant to all of you. As always, please feel free to send me questions or comments about just about anything! Best of luck with all of your current endeavors, drink lots of water, and try to get decent sleep every night.

Yours,

Karson A. Stevenson

Next stop…THANKSGIVING

Hello! I hope you all had frightfully wonderful Halloween and are beginning to prepare your pallets for the next big event, Thanksgiving. Yes it is a bit early but my roommates set up our little Christmas tree today so I feel that some legitimate enthusiasm for the actual nearest holiday is also acceptable. The other main reason for my boundless excitement is that Thanksgiving Break will allow me to see my family for the first time since August which, for a homebody like me, is a very, very long time indeed.

There are a tremendous amount of activities coming up soon, including a talent show that will be presented by OWAC (Ohio Wesleyan Athletic Council), a dance dedicated to the Eliminate Project which will be hosted by Circle K, and the annual P.H.A.T dinner which will be hosted by, of course, P.H.A.T (Peer Health Advocate Team). This is but a very short list of events but they have one crucial underlying fact: I will be planning and assisting with each of these projects! So I am definitely excited for the upcoming events.

Registering for next semesters classes is also this week and I already have a cart-full of classes. I find myself putting together a schedule of fifteen or so courses before I realize that no, that is in fact impossible.

I will be uploading some more pictures soon so please look forward to those! I hope everyone is doing well in their endeavors and I will talk to you all again soon!

Sincerely,

Karson A. Stevenson :)