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April 25, 2013

Photoboothin’

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Once upon a time, there were 7 girls named Katy, Konner, Debbie, Lindsay, Ashley, Morgan, and Allegra. These awesomely talented and beautiful ladies were all in Public Relations, in which they were assigned a project. The project was to create a benefit event for a local nonprofit organization. The nonprofit chosen was Teen Challenge, and at the event, they decided a photobooth would only be appropriate. So the girls searched the highs and lows of Pinterest and found the above background, made with colored table cloths from the dollar store.

A party busted out in Spindle 102, also known as Allegra’s dorm, also known as the HQ.

The event is scheduled for Saturday, and you should DEF be there!

But what event would be complete without including the many faces of the Teen Challenge ladies?

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April 10, 2013

Being an adult

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Hello blog world.

I have been absent. You probably didn’t notice, but I’ll go ahead and humor myself and let you know what’s up.

So in school right now, I’m a teacher’s assistant for the Public Relations class. It’s a chance for me to learn about effective leadership and management and all that important stuff. Last year, I took public relations with Dr. Hamilton. We were split into groups and chose local nonprofit organizations to do benefit events for. Our group of 3 chose the Kansas City Girls home Teen Challenge. (Teen Challenge is an international rehab for people of all ages, this particular home is a residential home for adolescent girls.) We hosted a benefit concert on campus, had this video made and donated, and 3 lovely ladies shared their testimonies at the event. You can watch that video here. (Shout out to Kyle Bloom- AMAZING videographer/pastor/all around great guy.) The concert was hugely successful, over 100 people showed up, and we were hoping and praying and pleading with the Lord for like 25 people to come, even though our goal was 50.

I’ll spare you some boring details, but I came back as a TA this year to work with a group to recreate this event, only make it bigger and better. I have a team of 6 ladies working with me to do just that. The Lord provides in our times of need. ASG (Stuco for colleges) AND the Junior Class Council have partnered with us. Our concert is featuring MNU up and coming band Don’t know Dorothy and worship artist Hurley Christin, who is the worship leader at Mission Church in Overland Park. The girls from Teen Challenge have a choir song they will be singing at our event, and we have 2 girls sharing their stories. Mark your calendars for April 27th in Land Gym. You won’t wanna miss it!

Check out Hurley’s music here.

Go to her site! you can listen to her original music and learn more about her. She is amazing!

Go to her site! you can listen to her original music and learn more about her. She is amazing!

 

As I’m leading this project, I am also in Marketing Research. I am in a group of 5 and we are working for a real client too! We are conducting research for the Marketing Office at MNU about the Grad and Adult programs. Pretty cool, right? My role for the team is the focus group coordinator. Again, sparing you the boring details, we basically randomly select 8-12 students who qualify and have a dinner party for them and talk to them about their experiences with the programs and their media habits. (There’s a lot more that goes into it and I probably made it sound more fun that it looks.) …Have you seen the AT&T Commercials? Where the guy asks the kids the questions and then SURPRISE! he asks the retired athletes around the same table? (LOVE those btw) That’s kind of what it looks like… ANYWAY.

So Marketing Research is not my thing. Don’t get me wrong, super valuable, but I’m not good with details, and to be honest you could put any word in front of research and I wouldn’t take to it. Fashion Research. HangingOutWithFriends Research. Fun Research. Get the point? But focus group? talking to people while others take notes? That I’m all over. This project is HUGE, and not just because it’s a project, but because it’s for a client and the information we gather will be used. Yah. The real deal. At the end of the semester we have a 200 page report due. DYING thinking about it!

So throw this into the mix- I’ve been sick for like 10000 years and over spring break the doctors just now figure out the problem is my gallbladder. Not because I have stones, which is normal, but because it just hasn’t been doing what it’s supposed to do and is causing me pain. So normally a low functioning gallbladder is functioning at 35%, mine was at 19%. #SB2013! HOLLA! Being an adult is AWESOME. So last Monday I had the consultation with the surgeon in Oklahoma, then Thursday had it removed, and that brings us to today, when I am on pain medicine, still in Oklahoma. Did I mention the doctor said I should be able to go back to school Monday? yeaaahh not so much. Now I’m waiting for a follow up with the surgeon on Friday. Then maybe I can go back to school. Let me break down how long I’ve been not at school.

Spring Break. Easter Week (when I had my consultation with the surgeon.) This week.

That’s a grand total of 3 weeks. When I was in high school, this was my DREAM. But there’s something special about MNU. Yes, I’m a control freak and want to be doing my projects on my own, but my groups have stepped up and taken over my jobs for the time being. My teachers are nothing but gracious. My friends and REs and Profs and group members and NSLS E-board and pending members and faculty members that I say “hey” to as I’m passing them down the halls have all reached out to me to see if I’m doing okay and let me know that they miss me and can’t wait for me to be back. Andy Blum led a meeting for NSLS because none of the E-board members (myself included) could be there (thanks Andy!)  I can’t wait to be back. I miss my classmates and talking to everyone listed. I love my school with my whole heart and just want to be back.

So although I have projects piling up (and that’s just for 2 classes- I have 2 more classes I’m enrolled in!) I’m just ready to be back in the land where the sun rises and sets: The MidAmerica Nazarene University Campus.

Welp. This has been far too long and given too many details.

Over and out!

Currently Listening To:

1. Angie Miller's Love Came Down 2. The Ember Days' Adore 3. Random Spanish Song- Hermoso Jesus 4. Hillsong's I Will Rise 5. Jesus Culture's Fill me Up 6. Josh Wilson's Fall Apart

1. Angie Miller’s Love Came Down
2. The Ember Days’ Adore
3. Random Spanish Song- Hermoso Jesus
4. Hillsong’s I Will Rise
5. Jesus Culture’s Fill me Up
6. Josh Wilson’s Fall Apart

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March 13, 2013

A break from the webshow

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Friends. Family. Followers.

Remember that one time when I accidentally deleted the majority of the footage from the first take of Andy Blum’s video? Because I’m beginning to notice a pattern.

I filmed with Gordie Wetmore (MNU student and celebrity) featuring his magic griddle in a little how-to segment… and then there was 1:37 saved out of 9 minutes overall.

As any true friend would, Gordie agreed to re-take the video. Be watching for that to come up. I will tell you that as of right now I’m flooded with homework, so be watching after spring break.

Things I have due before Spring Break (which is in 3 days but who’s counting.)

  1.  3 home page designs for KCMO’s website (for my web interface design class)
  2. Moderate 1 of 2 Focus Groups I’ll be coordinating this semester (for my Marketing Research class)
  3. Write a paper that was due last week about the shopping experience of Von Mar (for my Retail Management class)
  4. Set dates for meetings with a local non profit organization regarding a benefit event (for my Public Relations Class- more to come on this)
  5. Come up with 5 articles to use as secondary research for a survey to the adult/grad student body (for my Marketing Research class)

NSLS update:

We had our second broadcast last night and the speaker, Brad Meltzer, was phenomenal (and hilarious which gains you about 500 bonus points in my book.) Brad is a best selling author 9 times over and has an incredible story. Key thought- Dream Big, Work Hard, and Stay Humble.

Spring Break plans-

I know you all want to know what I have planned for Spring Break, and let me tell you to prepare yourselves… I will be spending my week in Bartlesville, OK recovering on my parent’s couch from a colonoscopy! Get. Jealous. Isn’t it great being an adult?

Currently listening to:

Picture 2

This is the church I go to in Olathe (Life Church.) Recently, we had a worship night and they recorded it and put it on Spotify, which means I have had it on repeat. Holla!

A tip for you prospective students out there: Never leave your phone laying around without a password that cannot be unveiled.

Picture 1

Why did I post this, you ask? It’ll come full circle when you see Gordie on my show in 2 weeks.

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Well. This has been spastic and all over the place. Kind of like my brain right now.

Over and out!

 

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February 27, 2013

Stephen Rowell interview of sorts

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Attention MidAmerica Nazarene University Blogs followers:

Planned for this week’s episode was the much anticipated interview of MNU’s own Stephen Rowell. Stephen gave advice and described the role of the best friend of a guy in the relationship. He comes with much expertise, and I am sorry to announce that due to circumstances which were out of my control, the interview was tampered with. See below.

Check out the hilarious interview which unfolded.

Over and out!

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February 15, 2013

The Rules of Dating at MNU

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Friends. Followers. Lend me your eyes.

(ears would be good too.)

A good friend of mine with whom I interviewed 2 days prior named Andy Blum RE-FILMED our interview. I can testify that this is way better than the video posted yesterday.

Watch us talk to my computer here.

Happy day after Valentine’s day and enjoy.

Over and Out!

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February 14, 2013

Webshow: Valentine’s edition

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Happy Valentine’s day friends and followers!

My feelings are bittersweet as I upload this edition of my show.

Watch and you will find out why.

Andy Blum interview (kind of)

Happy Valentine’s day!

Over and out!

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February 11, 2013

Talk Show week 2

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Hello World.

Meet Kate Wetmore

Comment if you have a creative, clever name for the series!

Over and Out!

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February 1, 2013

My First Vlog

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Have I ever mentioned that my goal in life is to have my own talk show?

Seriously though. I’ve watched Oprah since I was 6. I’m not so much into the “Vlogging” concept, but I am into talking to people.

See, the way I see it is if people make millions off of talking to people, then that must mean people are interested in the lives of others. And if I like talking to people, and you like learning about other people then…

Ladies and Gents of MNU Blogs, I present, my first talk show. I’ll be interviewing real Pioneers in their real day to day lives. Title suggestions for the show are welcomed and encouraged.

Now, before you watch, let me make this perfectly clear: I lack all video production skills. Judge how awful the editing is if it’s what you feel the Lord calling you to do.

Terrin Garber Interview

Special thanks to Brent and Laurie Myers for hosting the show, Terrin Garber for sharing his life with us, and Jesus for making this possible.

Over and Out!

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January 20, 2013

the prankster gets pranked…

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This is a video coming at you from a Cabin Fever experience. We were given a few hours to look around at the outlet malls in Branson. Those who know me know that I LOVE pranking people. Nothing destructive, just good fun. Well, I guess what goes around comes around. Thanks to Gabe Crumpley for this awesome footage.

 

 

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January 20, 2013

Cabin Fever

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This past week, I spent doing a J-term called “Groups and Group Dynamics,” aka Cabin Fever.

8 students piled into a van with Professor Hamilton and headed to a cabin in Branson for a week. We had class room discussions in a living room around a fireplace and tasks to accomplish as a group, such as building a tower out of recyclables that was 30 inches tall and could hold a brick off the ground for longer than 30 seconds. or searching for our own names on tombstones in cemeteries (I was set up for failure with my name.) Or bowling a game between 120-125 with a partner who was blindfolded. Or cooking meals for the group with 2 others.

One could speculate that all of these tasks would keep us busy. However, we still made time for the best part of the trip.

Ladies and gents of MNU blogs, I present to you: #CF2013: the Instagames.

What’s an instagame you may ask? Instagames are competitions on Instagram where everything’s made up and the points don’t matter. We made them trending topics so we could compare and contrast and laugh.The categories included:

#HarkMamilton- pictures of our professor that he didn’t know were being taken. Funniest wins.

#SleepingSelfies- pictures with people in the group asleep. Only rule: cannot be in the sleeper’s bed.

#BlindSelfies- pictures with the person who was blindfolded on trust walk day (each of us had to be blindfolded for an hour,) that the blind was unaware of.

#FlatbillFriday- gangsta pictures in our matching pink sparkly flat bills.

Over and Out!