Hey guys!! My name is Libby Unfricht and I am from the small town of Bainbridge, GA. I was very involved with my community back home. While in high school, I was in Anchor Club, Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, FFA, and FCCLA. With Anchor Club, I participated in many service projects around our town like River’s Alive and making a canvas painting for the nursing home at our hospital. Throughout high school I was very active in my youth group and went on mission trips and other retreats. During my first year at GSW, I plan to join a sorority. I also plan to become a part of the Baptist College Ministries. I have always gone to church and still want God to be an important part of my life, even throughout college. I chose Southwestern because it has the features of a large university, but in a smaller and more intimate setting. At GSW, I plan to be either a Biology major or an Exercised Science major to pursue my goal to be an Occupational Therapist. I know GSW will help me reach my future career.
Hard to Wake Up...
January 18, 2012
School, school, and more school… this semester my teachers are definitely not holding back. I have been assigned tons of reading and assignments that are due every week. It is definitely going to be a rough semester, but in the end, it will be worth it.
I’m really nervous about my Composition II class because I’m not good at writing papers at all. I am taking another Psychology class with the same professor I had last semester so that shouldn’t be too tough. It’s really hard to get used to being back in the swing of things. During the Christmas break, I wouldn’t get up until lunch time. Now I have a class at 9:30 every Monday and Wednesday. Eventually I’ll get back to my normal sleeping habits, but it might take a little while. I really want to make the Dean’s List this semester, but I know it’s going to take a lot of hard work and dedication.
My MLK day was a day of rest. I didn’t have to work and we didn’t have school so I just chilled all day with my sister and boyfriend. It was a much needed break already and I can’t wait for the next break we get.
Work Didn't Ruin Christmas
January 6, 2012
School was out, but I had to work until the day before Christmas Eve. I was so excited to finally go home and spend some time with my family. Every Christmas Eve we go to my Granny’s house and eat hotdogs and chili and then open presents. This year was super special because two of our little cousins used their own money that they had saved up to buy everyone a little special present. It was the most meaningful present I got all Christmas.
Once we got home from Granny’s, we watched our Christmas Eve tradition movie, The Hangover. It was finally Christmas. We always read “The Christmas Story” from the Bible before we do anything. We then opened all of our presents and said tons of thank you’s. Our family then comes to our house for a huge Christmas lunch and we chill the rest of the day.
On Monday, my mama, sister, and me went to Tallahassee to shop and see a movie; a little bonding time. It was then back to Americus. I only got four days at home, but they were wonderful.
Work, work, work, that’s all I did. I had to work New Year’s Eve, but I got off right in time to run home, change clothes, and get to where all my friends were. I celebrated the New Year with some of the greatest people I know. It was a great Christmas break, but now it’s time to start up this new semester with new adventures!
Ending on a High Average
December 14 , 2011
I can’t believe the first semester is already over. It wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought it was going to be. I didn’t really have any finals, just tests during finals week. I also had 3 papers I had to do for my Theatre class.
On Monday, I had my World Civ. Test. I have been struggling in this class all semester and had a C until the end of the semester. I had a makeup test and the “final” for chances to improve my grade. I rocked both of them. I was so ecstatic on how I felt I did on the tests.
On Tuesday, I had my last Theatre class when all my papers were due. Then on Thursday, I had my last Psychology test of the semester. I was pretty nervous about it because I didn’t have much time because I also work during the week. By the time I got done with my test I was pretty confident.
The anticipation started after that last test. I had to wait until Monday to find out my final grades. When I looked on Monday, I was SO excited. I had made five A’s and a B in World Civ. The semester is finished and I am completely satisfied with the grades I received. Now it’s time to enjoy the Christmas break, although most of my break will be filled with working. I’m excited about next semester, but I definitely need a break for a few weeks. I’ll be ready for harder work and even more dedication to my schoolwork. My goal for next semester is to get all A’s. We’ll see how I do at achieving that goal next semester.
Family Time and Game Time...
November 28 , 2011
I looked forward to being back with my family during the Thanksgiving break. My family is a huge part of my life and I hadn’t seen them in about a month. I had to work the Wednesday before Thanksgiving so after work I drove home.
We always go to my Granny’s for our Thanksgiving meal and spend the day with our family and eat leftovers for supper. We had about every food you could imagine. It was fantastic. We had a great day of spending time with each other while eating tons of food.
The next day, I went hunting for the first time ever. The worst part was we didn’t see anything. All we heard were squirrels.
The Saturday after Thanksgiving was what I was looking forward to the most. It was the Florida vs. Florida State game. My mom always cooks a huge game day meal of dips and finger foods for us to enjoy while watching the game. This year, it turned out great because Florida State won. We, yet again, enjoyed each other’s fellowship over the weekend. I’m looking forward to being able to spend time with them again after the semester is over.
Ten Ways to Succeed in College
November 20 , 2011
Many freshmen come into college without knowing anything about the way college works. Here are ten ways to be successful during your first year as a college student:
- Find the way your teacher tests and study in that way.
- Go to class unless it is an emergency or you are sick. (Make-up work is too much)
- Use your down time for productive things like studying and homework.
- Set clear and easily understood goals.
- Don’t procrastinate with your assignments. It’s easier to go ahead and do them than to rush and try to finish them at the last minute.
- Don’t overload yourself in your first semester, but don’t be a slacker either.
- Use campus help centers like the writing center and tutors.
- Ask around to find out which teachers best fit your way of learning.
- Keep a calendar and the syllabi given by your teachers to keep up with all assignments.
- Check your Radar Student Email and Rain Information Network constantly. (Announcements and information will be posted and sent regularly to each of these.)
November 4 , 2011
It’s hard to believe that we only have about a month left in this semester. It has flown by so quickly. In my classes, I have kept a pretty steady pace. I am only having a little trouble in one of my classes, but I’m going to come out fine! All my other classes I have A’s in. I have done a lot better than I thought I was going to do in my Psychology class, which I am really glad. For my Theatre Appreciation class I got to be a part of the Haunted Hotel at the Windsor. I had a great time leading people through the Haunted Hotel and also being with the rest of the cast. I really enjoy helping in the theatre and being with the people associated with it.
I finally got a job! I am working at the Windsor Hotel in the restaurant called Amelia’s. I was so excited when the manager called and asked if I was still interested. I have never waitressed before, but I am a very outgoing person and am very confident I can do it.
For Halloween, I went to two parties. On Thursday night, I went to the Sigma Chi house dressed as Tom Cruise from Risky Business. It was a great night full of dancing and enjoying everyone’s company. On Friday night, I went to a friend’s house for a party, and I dressed as Tom Cruise again. (It was so much easier to just go as the same person.) We played Rock Band and danced until our legs gave out.
Busy with Kappa Delta
October 21 , 2011
I am so glad I chose GSW as the place I want to spend the next 3-4 years of my life. Although I don’t get to go home very often to see my family, I have a family right here with all my new sorority sisters. Kappa Delta had their first formal on October 15th. We all had the best time! We went and ate at The Station in Americus and then went to Trellis for a night full of dancing.
Throughout the whole week we had been studying for our New Member exam to be a Kappa Delta sister. We took our test on Monday October 17th and I passed! I was so overjoyed knowing that only one thing was standing in my way of becoming initiated into Kappa Delta, and that was the next 5 days. It made it a little easier though because that Thursday, the 20th, was my birthday. My sister came to Americus and we had a night of celebration planned out. We went to the band concert to see Fly By Radio perform and they did amazing. The best part was when one of my KD sisters told the lead singer it was our birthday and they put us on stage and sang us a song! It was an awesome night!
On Saturday, the 22nd, our long awaited day had arrived. It was time to become a sister of Kappa Delta. It was so good to finally be able to call ourselves sisters of Kappa Delta.
Midterms are Here...
October 12 , 2011
My time at GSW so far has been such a great experience! I am so lucky to be a part of the Kappa Delta sorority. It has been one of the best choices of my life and I wouldn’t take it back for anything. We had our first social at the end of September. We also played flag football. It was so fun, but extremely painful. It’s great to get to know the older sisters in the sorority and the alumni through these events. At the beginning of October, we found out who our KD big sisters were. I was so excited when I found out that my big was a girl that I’m really close to! It’s coming to the time of initiation. Tons of studying is taking place for the KD test we have to take. I’m ready to officially be able to be called a sister.
School is continually getting better as I get more use to the professors and the way each class is taught. I didn’t have any Midterm tests, but in a few of my classes we had only taken one test and that was our Midterm average. I have pretty good grades, but there is always room for improvement. I’m still figuring out how to study for each class and what material to study. I have decided to change my major to Nursing. I’ve heard it’s difficult, but I’m up for the challenge. I’m striving each day to reach my goal.
A Kappa Delta Girl!
September 15 , 2011
Rush was a great week for me. My brother, Walt, is a member of Sigma Chi and he was excited about me joining a sorority. Like some people know, Sigma Chi and Kappa Delta are very close. During the spring of 2011, I was invited to the Kappa Delta’s Spring Fling. The girls were all so friendly and welcoming. After I left the party that day, I knew I wanted to be a Kappa Delta sister.
I chose to go open minded into Rush to fully experience the moment. Both the Zeta Tau Alpha and Kappa Delta girls were inviting and sociable. The worst part about Rush was you couldn’t talk to any sisters from either sorority. There were two girls in particular from Kappa Delta that I would always turn to, but that week I wasn’t allowed. After skit night on Thursday night, I decided I was only going to join Kappa Delta the next morning. I knew that if I didn’t get Kappa Delta… I didn’t want to go Greek at all.
On Saturday morning, I woke up early with anxiety running through my body. I was so nervous I was going to get a call saying I didn’t receive a bid, but when the call never came I knew I had made it through. Even though I knew I got into Kappa Delta, waiting to get your bid was nerve racking. When my name was called to accept or deny my bid, I looked at it and said, “Heck yeah!!” Walking out of the administration building and seeing all my new Kappa Delta sisters was mind blowing. I ran and was embraced by one of the girls who had kept in touch the most. I am so glad to now call myself a Kappa Delta girl.
Missing the Twin
August 23 , 2011
College is a time to branch out from your parents and become an individual. Georgia Southwestern made this transition easy for me. Move-in day was a very emotional day for me and my family. I was so excited to start this new chapter in my life, but that meant leaving my twin sister back at home. That was the most difficult experience I have ever been put through.
Welcome Week took my mind off of leaving my sister by keeping me active. The first week, the upper classmen were very friendly and invited me to many get-togethers. My older brother attends GSW and he helped me get situated. I also knew several Sigma Chi’s and Kappa Delta’s coming into the school year, who kept in touch throughout the summer, making me feel right at home in Americus.
The classes were a new experience for me. I have never been one to have to study, but I have had to put a lot of time studying for my classes. I am taking Theatre Appreciation, Computer Applications, World Civilizations, Psychology, and the GSW Experience. I have already learned tons of information in all of my classes, whether it is hands on in the theatre or in the book in Psychology. I can’t wait to continue my education at GSW.