The 2015/2016 ASG Exec Council got back from NSLC on Sunday evening around 7pm, and we had such a blast!
For those of you who didn’t read the last blog, NSLC is an event put on the by the higher education institutions of the USA/Canada region of the Church of the Nazarene. This year was the 50th anniversary of NSLC, so it was held at NSLC’s birthplace, MNU’s sister schools, Olivet Nazarene University. At the event, we meet with other student governments from the eight other Nazarene liberal arts Universities and Colleges in the USA/Canada region. We got to meet students and advisors from each of the other schools, and got to share ideas with people at other schools who have the same positions as us at their respective schools.
On the way down to Olivet, we stopped at Charlie Parker’s diner in Springfield , IL for lunch. There is a food I discovered that is only found in Illinois called the horseshoe. At Charlie Parker’s, I decided to try a buffalo chicken horseshoe, and here’s what it consisted of: two pieces of Texas toast, then a layer of buffalo chicken strips, then the strips are topped of with fries, and cheese sauce is smothered all over it. It was so delicious, but so unhealthy. I couldn’t even eat half of it.
At the event, we did a lot of fun and helpful team-building and connecting activities. There were the following events: musical chairs, dance parties, speakers, group time, a scavenger hunt, dodgeball, blow darts (let’s go Ambrose and MNU), human hungry hungry hippos, a taste of Chicago, an improv team, and LOTS of food.
We all learned a lot about ourselves, and each other last week at Olivet, and I can;t wait to see what’s in store for ASG this next year. When you get to campus, you definitely have to look into student government, it’s one of the best decisions I’ve made here.
Thanks, guys! See you next time!