Things are still slowly falling into place for this upcoming fall semester at Marywood. I am still hopeful of becoming a good reader, time manager, and multitasker. The freshness of the new semester has still not completely worn off yet. To remind me of this I just completed my weeks of ‘first club meetings’. The first club meetings of the year are always fun. You get to see familiar faces and some new ones. You get some introductions and some catch ups on how summer break went. Everyone’s summer tan has not completely been turned pale by the Scranton cold weather yet. Everyone’s faces still look refreshed instead of sleep deprived from studying all night for a test. Everyone is at their prime during the first club meeting. Even better, my first meetings this year were for art clubs on campus.
The first was Zeta Omicron, Kappa Pi. Our first meeting, like all of our usual meetings, took place in the second floor of the Insalaco Art Building at 9pm on a Wednesday night. Zeta Omicron is an Art Honor Society whose members include a range of different art majors that excel both academically and artistically.
I am extremely honored and fortunate to be this year’s President of this Art Honor Society. I was almost too excited to have everyone there talking about how we as artists were going to serve others and make our mark on Marywood’s campus in a creative way. We do this through a variety of events, whether it’s wine and painting nights with senior citizens, raising awareness through visuals, having artsy bake sales (yes artsy bake sales is a thing), or making ceramic pots for the local chapter of Meals on Wheels. We I truly love what we do and am excited for what this year will bring for Zeta Omicron.
Our ice breaker this year had to do with tootsie roll pops and getting to know you questions. Based on the color of the tootsie roll pop someone received, he/she would share things about his/her favorite art class, medium to use, etc. Candy and talking about yourself and art. Best ice breaker ever. We then talked about the exciting things to come for the year. I cannot wait to participate in activities through art. There is something about doing things by engaging in the one thing you are extremely passionate about that makes me never want to stop. I can’t wait to fill the Zeta Omicron binder with all of our social nights, activities, and service we accomplish this year!
Another first meeting thrown into my life of never ending meetings was another exciting event because this club had to do with my major, art therapy. The MUSATA (Marywood University Student Art Therapy Association) Club has a mission of spreading awareness of the amazing field of art therapy. I am honored to have been presented with opportunity of being this year’s Vice President. The first meeting went very well. It is so nice seeing art therapy students whether they are undergrad like myself or students that are now in the art therapy graduate program at Marywood. To be able to come together to share with one another about our experiences with art therapy is an exciting opportunity that I am glad to have here at Marywood. And of course we did an art activity together because what is any art-based club without making art with one another? To fit with the back-to-school season, we made our own book marks to show everyone who we are in the best way we can-through art.
Maybe this fun book mark will make me excited to read the multiple chapters in psychology text that I will be consumed with this semester and increase my speed of reading…an artsy girl can try right?!
It’s true. I am involved in a lot and it’s true sometimes I take on too much. But it is also true that everyday I do what I love. I learn. I make art. I do service. I lead. I have been fortunate to be presented with so many opportunities here at Marywood. I would rather be crazy busy doing what I love than live everyday bored without passion.