Earth day is coming up!
This Saturday April 1st from 11-1pm
I’ll be on the Department of Urban Sustainability panel
at Antioch University, Los Angeles
discussing gardening inclusion, food waste and
growing food from kitchen scraps.
I know I haven’t been around for quite a few months! But I have an excuse! I’ve been focusing quite a lot on my classes and man I was having some long ass classes…
It all paid off though!
You’re looking at a CIA Alumni! I graduated yesterday.
I’m free! For a few months at least till I go back for bachelors…
Either way I’m ready to get back on my weight loss grind. I’ve been doing pretty good at just maintaining my weight around 176lbs but I’m ready to continue dropping more! You’ll see lots more cooking coming from me!
“University’s Chemists Busy Researchers” The Redman, October 1951 This issue of The Redman alumni magazine shows Professor Horan at work in a chemistry lab at the Uptown (Lewis Avenue) campus of St. John’s. As this feature article explains, he and the other faculty in the chemistry department worked on their research as well teaching and advising students. Professor Horan was focused on investigating cobalt compounds, and a series of mixtures of aluminum compounds, to better understand their properties and determine if there could be a future commercial use for them. (image 1-2)
“SJ Athletic Program Helps Serve Education” The Redman, February 1953 “Sportsmanship, fair play, teamwork and leadership are the aims of any collegiate sports program in its service to education.” Providing an historical overview of the athletic programs at St. John’s for alumni readers, this article illustrates the many opportunities for student athletes, from the earliest games in the last decades of the 1800s, to the proliferation of varsity, freshman, and intramural programs of the 1950s and today. (image 3)
“St. John’s Celebrates 100 Years” Alumni News, May 1969 The commencement exercises of June 1969 marked the start of the 1969-1970 Centennial Year - the 100th Anniversary of the founding of St. John’s University. Another front page article highlights one of the many activities for the Centennial celebrations, a concert series at Philharmonic Hall in Lincoln Center. (image 4)
Students on the front steps of the Kennedy Building, circa 1965
The Half-Century Society is a small, revered group of alumni who - having graduated at least 50 years ago - stand as living legacies to the history of Charlotte College and UNC Charlotte.
On Friday, April 21 the newest members of the Half-Century Society were inducted as members of this small, but growing alumni organization. This year’s class were all graduates of 1967. Over the course of this week, we will be sharing photos from the University Archives that show how the students and campus looked from 1963-1967 when the Half-Century members were undergraduates at UNC Charlotte.
“Life at His Fingertips” The Redman, June 1958 Robert Smithdas, class of 1950, was the second deaf-blind person to complete college after Helen Keller, and was the first to complete a Masters program. The inspiring story of this SJU alumnus is featured alongside photographs of Bob receiving his diploma from Very Rev. John A. Flynn, C.M., President of St. John’s, in 1950; reading and typing on a Braille machine, and spending time with his friends. (image 1-2)
“The Secret Service Chief” The Redman, Winter 1962-1963 In this issue is the story of another SJU alumnus with a unique career. James J. Rowley, School of Law class of 1936, served as the chief of the U.S. Secret Service from 1961 to 1973, appointed by President Kennedy. The cover photograph shows Rowley checking final preparations with Deputy Chief Paterni before a Presidential press conference. (image 3-4)
“Lady Diplomat: Our Girl in the Foreign Service” The Redman, Summer 1967 This alumni magazine article provides an inside look at the life and career of Theresa Ann Healy, School of Education class of 1954. She first became interested in a career with the U.S. Foreign Service during a course at St. John’s on American Foreign Relations, and was one of the few women in the field at the time. (image 5-6)
I graduated Smith this May, and I’ll be working in my hometown Tokyo, Japan for the next few years! I will work in an US based company where my job as a Clinical Research Associate will be to coordinate clinical research trials in Japanese hospitals. I plan on continuing to work on women’s education in various volunteer opportunities as well. After some work experience and getting to know Japan, I hope to go to graduate school for a Masters in Public Health.
I just thought I should write it here to let anybody who may still be around know about my life after Smith. Although I will not be continuing to blog here, my life is forever changed because of my experiences at Smith, and I will always be a Smithie.
My “Life as a Smithie” will continue outside of Tumblr. Feel free to message me if you’re interested. And definitely check out the younger Smithies who are continuing to blog!
Congratulations to Alumna Lena Waithe (‘06), the first African-American woman to win an Emmy for Comedy Screenwriting, and the first LGBTQIA African-American woman to be nominated! Waithe won with Aziz Ansari for their “Thanksgiving” episode of Master of None. Featured in Demo, Waithe stated on her project Twenties, “I pretty much pulled pages from my diary and turned it into a pilot. I wrote about what was going on in my life. I told my truth. Ultimately, as a writer, that’s my job.”