hi..i go to stmu too whooo 28 days
2005-07-24 06:34 pm (UTC)
woohoo! It's sad, I know, but I can't wait for school to start!
Hey Ruth, I'm Angela, a HS senior in San Antonio. May I make a proposition? lol...well, I'm thinking about either UIW or St. Mary's and as far as St. Mary's Eng-CommArts program, I haven't heard very much about it. So I'm wondering if you could be rad enough to give me an idea?
Thanks a bunch for hearing me out. :)
Well, I'm only going to be a freshman, so it's kinda hard to give you a good idea about the program but here's what i can say about it: The course of study is broad enough to easily apply to just about anything you could want to do in life and that's what I like. Ask me again in a few weeks and I'll let you know. Also, try emailing the professors who teach courses incorporated into the program and you should definitely sign up to become a St. Mary's VIP through the website. I participated in the Sleeping Bag Weekend, and it was really awesome and it's a good chance to talk to the deans and students.
So tell me, as a Comm student, what opportunities besides internships are there for you to get a wide range of experience with different forms of communication and media?
just getting out there and doing/trying anything. Read trade magazines, do your own video projects, join the St Mary's Society of Poets and Writers, do your workstudy in the Academic Imaging and Media Center, do workstudy in public relations, join The Rattler newstaff, etc.
what's the Academic Imaging and Media Center?
Last year the university brought together all the media related departments and brought them all together to make them more accessible to the students. You can borrow Audio/Visual equipment, check out cameras, use an Edit bay, develop b/w film, use the studio, work in Macromedia Flash or Photoshop - if you name it, they have it available to students and falculty to use. They also offer workshops on photo composition, digital video cameras, editing, lighting and all the software they have. They really want students to come and use them to develop their presentations for class and electronic multimedia portfolios when they prepare to graduate. The woman incharge of the workstudies makes sure that you typically have more than enough free time, so you can work on homework or familiarize yourself with the equipment and resources they have available.
I'm telling you, find some time to come visit the campus for a few days or get into contact with one of the English profs.
thanks so much! you've been a great help.
one more thing: does it ever bother you that St. Mary's tends to be the U with more crime going on around it than the others? I've heard some say that it's a "bad part" of town, and I must admit, that it's kind of scary to hear about that stuff. what do you say to that?
Yeah it's in on the "westside" which gets a bad rap. The westside is mostly older neighborhoods with a lot of minorities. I'm sure there is crime, but there is crime everywhere. There aren't drivebys on campus or anything. The university itself is pretty small and close knit, so while there will be incidents, there isn't any reason to worry about anything happening on a regular basis.
Ruth! you're right! I went to Saturday @ St. Mary's and I love it there!! Turns out, Mrs. Lehman-Meyer is an old family friend-- I had no IDEA that she worked/taught @ St. Mary's. I love it.
BTW-- do you live in Lourdes or Marian? Is it true that Lourdes is really "anti-social"?
I live in Marian. Lourdes is a much quieter residence hall - from what I understand, for the majority of the girls living there, they're either in their rooms, in class, or off campus. It's not that they're not social, it's that they're rather strict over there so the girls prefer to do their socializing elsewhere. Marian seems rather quiet sometimes, but we have a great hall director and at the right time on any given night it's practically a party down in the TV lounge. I'm glad you like the school. Kathe Lehman-Meyer right? I work with her in the AIMC.
thanks for the hall info. my mom wants me to live in lourdes b/c there are private bathrooms. lol.
yes, Kathe Lehman-Meyer. she's really great.
lol, the private bathrooms are a big bonus, but in Marian and Doughtery you only share a bathroom with your roommate and the room next to yours - if yoy guys clean it, it's just fine.
Kathe is wonderful!
yeah, my mom was just saying 'what if someone gets sick and you have to wait to use the bathroom' and 'i just don't want your asthma to trigger in those older halls'
but...i liked marian from what i saw.