Thursday, August 18, 2011

Enrolment Workshops = Success!

Hello Everyone!
It has been awhile since I last blogged about anything. Sorry about that. It's just been super hectic here in the Faculty of Arts. On Tuesday of this week we had the Enrolment Workshops for first year students in the faculty. We had been planning for that event all summer and it went very well!
I'm going to call it a SUCCESS!!

It was awesome to see all of you first year students out, as well as your friends and families. Our volunteers reported back saying that they had an amazing time meeting all of you and that they are SUPER excited to see you all again at Orientation! I hope that everyone managed to make a few friends and contacts at the event.

We really want everyone to come back again for Orientation! Orientation takes place on August 30th (that's a Tuesday) and it will begin at 9:30am! There will be all sorts of fun stuff going on like games, free food, a hypnotist show, etc, etc. You'll get a bunch of free stuff if you're a new student, which is always good! We've got free stuff from many of the student services on campus as well as from Z-Teca! WOOO HOOO! Sound good?


Volunteers are getting geared up for the event and are really excited about seeing you all there! It's going to be awesome! :)

So, In conclusion to this short blog... I want to say thank you to everyone who came out to Enrolment and made it a HUGE SUCCESS!
Then I want to extend an invitation to everyone to attend the Faculty of Arts ORIENTATION 2011!
Hope to see all you wonderful people there!


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Get Ready for Arteries!

Hello Everyone,
This is something that might interest a few of you out there. Arteries is an undergraduate Research Conference and presents an opportunity for students to submit an academic paper and present it to an audience of peers and faculty members.
Catherine Melo, A student here at Ryerson who has worked on Arteries for a few years now, describes the conference by saying,

"The purpose of Arteries is to promote undergraduate research within the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson. The conference aims to encourage the sharing of ideas and research within and across disciplines, because it is open to any Ryerson undergraduate student. Aimed at promoting academic excellence, integrity and commitment, the conference will serve to facilitate students’ personal and academic development. By inviting students to become active members in the campus community of scholars, the conference will contribute to the creation of a richer campus culture."

Although some might feel as though research papers are not that exciting, I would personally like to say, you couln't be more wrong! I attended the conference last year and found it to be one of the better events I had been to at Ryerson. It is amazing to see your peers presenting such insightful information in such a personal way. I met new interesting people and learned a lot. I highly encourage you to participate in this event this year, whether that means submitting a paper for consideration, or just going to one of the presentations on the day of. This event is a can't miss event!

Check out the website from last year to learn a bit more.

When this years' website is up, I will put the website up on the blog as well. The tentative date for the event this coming school year is Friday March 2nd. Keep an eye out for posters and e-mails about this event!

Hope your summer is going well!


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Ten Quotes to Inspire and Motivate

So here we are, getting ready to move into the busy month of August. Many students are taking the roles of leaders and volunteers this summer to help first year students get well acquainted with their new campus. These students will have a great impact on many people and may inspire first year students to take part in new activities, programs and student groups while they attend University.
So, whether you are a student leader/volunteer, a new enthusiastic student, or someone who is just heading towards a goal in life, I thought i'd put together a couple of quotes that might inspire, motivate or just edge you in a new direction.

1) Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.
Leon J. Suenes

2) The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Lao Tzu

3) Lots of things that couldn't be done have been done.
Charles Auston Bates

4) Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.
William Shakespeare

5) Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
Thomas Jefferson

6) If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams

7) The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke

8) Believe with all of your heart that you will do what you were made to do.
Orison Swett Marden

9) Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

10) What chance gathers she easily scatters. A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

If you have any other inspiring quotes, please share them via commenting on this blog post or on our facebook page.!/groups/174892969236264/?ap=1