Class Year:
Junior 

Major:
Childhood and Special Education (1-6)

Minor:
Literacy 

Hobbies:
Photography
Writing 
Petting dogs
Singing

Extracurriculars:
Club Volleyball 
NU Alliance
Active Minds

New Semester, New Opportunities.

January 31, 2013 by Michael Stilson

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Hi-ya there!  

I can't believe that it is almost February. Where did this month go? I must say that my second semester is a lot less stressful. I thought I'd just tell you guys what has happened so far.

Classes  

Here is a list of my spring classes:

English 100 (Intro to Literature)

English has always been one of my favorite classes. In this class, you can really delve into books, plays and other types of literature. This class is required for all students (so is Thinking and Writing). In my class, we're reading The Reader.  It is a really good book!  

Philosophy 105 (Intro to Philosophy)

Every student has to take three philosophy courses. The first one, Intro to Philosophy, is what I am taking now. It can be tough at times, but I'm really liking it. It helps us become more critical thinkers.  

Religion 101 (Intro to Religion)  

You will have to take three religion classes, too. At first, I was a little worried but my professor brought up a good point: She explained how Religious Studies can help all majors. I hadn't really thought about that before. As an education major, I want to understand all religions to accommodate all of my students.  

Education 236 (Human Development)

This class is what all education majors take during their second semester here at Niagara (the first is Cultural Diversity). I have Dr. Heaggans as my professor. He is probably the funniest and most energetic teacher I have ever had. He is the best.  

Mathematics 351 (Teaching Middle School Math)  

This course is really only for education majors. I have always had trouble in math so this class helps future teachers make lesson plans in math.  

Activities  

One activity that I attended recently was Grocery Bingo. You can play for free for chances to win bags of some delicious foods. If there was a tie, then there was a dance off. It was hilarious. I really wish I recorded some of the crazy dance moves for you guys. I ,unfortunately, did not win. However, one of my best friends won the very first game!

Well, that's it for now. Feel free to email me if you have any questions about Niagara! :)  

Cya later,

Michael Stilson  
mstilson@mail.niagara.edu