Tuesday, April 22, 2014

UC Celebration at Patriot Days!

On April 16, there was the UC Celebration for Patriot Days. When I saw the flyer talking about the mini food show and the caricature artist, I got ridiculously excited. Freshman year, we had an artist who would draw people’s backsides! I love the variety of events that UT Tyler brings to our campus. There was so much great energy in the UC.
#no filter #foodie
-I stood in line and got some Ciobani Greek Yogurt, along with some delicious Arizona tea. There was some really neat food, like the potato balls. Those made me so excited, but when I got up there, they were all gone. That means that they must have been absolutely delicious!

Land in a spot and get a discount? Don't mind if I do!
-One of my favorite things was the Bookstore Twister game. I saw brightly colored spots on the ground with different percentages. The point of the game was to throw the eagle and have it land on a discount spot. My aim was so great that I got a 20% discount off any item in the bookstore!

Always say yes to a free smoothie and t-shirt
-There was also a Fitness Expo, where we got a ‘passport’ with different fitness challenges like flexibility and vertical jumps. If you completed all of the fitness checks, you got a stamp in each category. I found out that when you get all the stamps from each station, you could win a free t-shirt! Also, there were free smoothies. I was completely sold. I love smoothies!
Noms for Humanity!
-Humans vs. Zombies registration is up and running! They were having a bake sale in the hallway by the One Stop Shop. With treats like cookie brownies, cheese biscuits, and brain shaped jelly cupcakes, it is clear who the favored winner is. Grab your Nerf gun and get ready to fight for humanity! 

It was so great to see so many people celebrating in one place and being excited to be patriots. Nothing brings people together like free food and loud music (: If you missed it this semester, that's okay! There will be another one next semester and it is going to be fun too!

Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day fellow UT Tyler Patriots! 

        What is Earth Day you say? Earth Day is an annual event that is celebrated on April 22nd to demonstrate support for Mother Earth and her protection! The very first Earth Day occured on April 22 1970. The Clean Air ActClean Water ActEndangered Species Act and many other groundbreaking environmental laws soon followed.  

More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world" according to Earth Day Network. 

This day was created by senator Gaylord Nelson  to make people aware of the importance of keeping our planet healthy and clean. On that day,people made promises to help the environment and make positive changes in the community. And you can do it too! 

So go out there and help plant trees, 
                                     cut back on shower time
                                                                                                                                                       Ride a bike instead! 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       and don't litter!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Patriot Days at The University of Texas at Tyler!

This week has been a whirlwind of fun here at The University of Texas at Tyler! We had many events happening for Patriot Days. There was much free food, festivities and educational information for FREE to all students. It was perfect timing too, everyone needs a pick-me-up during the craziness that IS April. Finals are coming quickly, the world is turned upside down momentarily, you think you are about to totally lose your cool.... and then the University gods come and bring loads of free food, balloon artists and spray-paint artists to entertain you. It's like the ultimate "HEY. DON'T DIE" from the University!

Also, here's a "HEY. DON'T DIE" from yours truly: 

I decided to cover the Health Fair during Patriot Days. I'm really glad I did, because all of the food offered wasn't super vegetarian friendly and the UC second floor was turning into a land of pure temptation. So I went upstairs and these are a few things I found....

Sunday, April 20, 2014

A Taste of Tyler: Culinary Masterpieces of East Texas Unite!

Who would have thought that the once humble City of Tyler (Home of the University of Texas At Tyler!) would become one of the most well-known hubs of culinary treasures in Texas? For all of you foodies out there, whether you're a starving college gourmet or a food aficionado from the Tyler community, or you're even a visitor from the surrounding area, this annual event is one that will whet your appetite and hopefully satisfy your dizziest foodie daydreams.

Do you see all of these people? And this was the smaller room! 

Saturday, April 19, 2014

CAB Comedy Night event got people on stage

The University of Texas at Tyler welcomed comedian Josh Sneed to the UC Sports Cafe. The comedian brought his unique brand of humor to the nights frivolity which was also supported by Brunos Pizza and sodas. If you were unable to actually make the event, here is a sample of one of the pieces he performed on stage

Friday, April 18, 2014

The Truth About College

        It's been a year and a half since I was a mere freshman at UT Tyler, "moving out" from home and experiencing a whole lot of independance. I remember how excited I was. No curfews, you get to eat whatever and whenever you want, and no one telling you to do chores?! Oh yeah, I remember the feeling. It was quite nice wasnt' it? But then the reality of college than the media doesn't emphasize creeps in before you know it...


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Patriot Days: Ice Cream Social

     Patriot Days continues as Student Life and Leadership host  Ice Cream Social for Student Appreciation today at  2 p.m by Blends & Brews in The University Center ! 

    The ice cream bar offered the traditional favorites of chocolate, strawberry and vanillla Blue Bell Ice Cream. The bar offered ice cream sundaes, milkshake, and  floats!