October 22 2007
The current bloggers - Raphael Adeola, Andrew McCarty, Amanda Pinney and Jordan Snoddy - provide insight about campus life; time management; and, of course, the fun and excitement along the way.
The ISU blog gives a first-hand account of what the college experience is like, from deadlines to parking tickets, intramurals to cafeteria food.
Adeola, a sophomore marketing major from Indianapolis, serves as a resident assistant and a Sycamore Ambassador. He enjoys using his communication skills in the blog just as he does in his marketing courses.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I want to share my everyday life experience with viewers,Ã¢â‚¬Â he said, beginning a recent posting with the statement: Ã¢â‚¬Å“Wow, you wouldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t believe what happened to me this past Wednesday Ã¢â‚¬Â¦Ã¢â‚¬Â
Adeola promises to convey the realities of college life and looks forward to keeping up on his favorite activities during homecoming and even spring break Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ though thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s still a long way off.
McCarty also is a Sycamore Ambassador but his favorite campus activity is Intervarsity, a campus ministry. A science education major from Wabash who volunteers and serves as a referee for several community teams and organizations, McCarty finds he can create the time to keep up on the blog.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s mostly a matter of using available time instead of wasting it on video games or TV, because there is definitely time available,Ã¢â‚¬Â he said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“I really like to share what IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve enjoyed doing on campus to help change the perception that campus is boring.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Pinney, a freshman nursing major from Morgantown, understands how important the blog is to potential students.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I wanted incoming freshmen and their parents to know that there is so much to do at Indiana State and that the campus and community here are great,Ã¢â‚¬Â she said.
Pinney plans to also include regular updates about her involvement with Alpha Chi Omega, one of several Greek organizations at ISU. Ã¢â‚¬Å“I never kept a journal or anything but always wanted to; this is my motivation to keep one now.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Snoddy, who represents a demographic of students whose major is Ã¢â‚¬Å“undecided,Ã¢â‚¬Â takes readers through her process of choosing psychology as her primary area of study.
When it comes to the ISU blog, Snoddy, a sophomore from Covington, has found it easy to express the ideas of campus life and believes it will truly benefit future students.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I feel like these future students will learn how to come to college prepared and less fearful,Ã¢â‚¬Â she said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“I also feel that current students can learn from our experiences. They may learn better studying skills or time management or even learn about upcoming events.Ã¢â‚¬Â
To access the ever-evolving student blog site of ISU, go to ISU bloggers.
Meet the bloggers ISU student bloggers for fall 2007 are: (left to right) Raphael Adeola of Indianapolis, Jordan Snoddy of Covington, Andrew McCarty of Wabash, and Amanda Pinney of Morgantown.
Contact: Bill Herndon, Web content manager, Indiana State University, (812) 237-8037 or email@example.com
Writer: Kelsey Sutfin, media relations intern, Communications & Marketing, Indiana State University, (812) 237-3773 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Prospective college students and parents searching for the perfect university can find the task a bit overwhelming, but Indiana State University's student bloggers can help. The ISU blog gives a first-hand account of what the college experience is about.