Pardon the fact that I had to steal this photo from the Dickinson website, but this is Professor Webb, and I believe everyone needs the opportunity to meet him. Professor Webb was the instructor for my International Politics of the Middle East course which has probably been one of my favorite and most informative classes at Dickinson. Professor Webb is brilliant and quite witty (as he is British) and he couples that together to create great lessons.  He is a fiend for any and all social media and incorporates that into his classroom seamlessly. Professor Webb is also a great conversationalist and loves the opportunity to sit down with this students. I wrote a term paper at the end of my semester and was able to go back the next semester and discuss the successes and problems of my essay. He is such a knowledgeable professor and could probably tell you anything ever involving the Middle East. He really helped cultivate my love and interest for the region. I am so grateful I was able to have him as a Professor and I hope that in my time left at Dickinson I am able to take another class taught by him. 
Danette’15

Pardon the fact that I had to steal this photo from the Dickinson website, but this is Professor Webb, and I believe everyone needs the opportunity to meet him. Professor Webb was the instructor for my International Politics of the Middle East course which has probably been one of my favorite and most informative classes at Dickinson. Professor Webb is brilliant and quite witty (as he is British) and he couples that together to create great lessons.  He is a fiend for any and all social media and incorporates that into his classroom seamlessly. Professor Webb is also a great conversationalist and loves the opportunity to sit down with this students. I wrote a term paper at the end of my semester and was able to go back the next semester and discuss the successes and problems of my essay. He is such a knowledgeable professor and could probably tell you anything ever involving the Middle East. He really helped cultivate my love and interest for the region. I am so grateful I was able to have him as a Professor and I hope that in my time left at Dickinson I am able to take another class taught by him. 

Danette’15

Q

Anonymous asked:

Hi Bloggers! I got admitted to Dickinson regular decision and I'm so excited, but I haven't made my decision yet. I have a few questions that maybe you can answer: How do freshmen get involved in clubs? Is there some kind of event freshmen can see all the club offerings? Also, is it easy/common for students to get jobs on campus? How much do students typically spend a month on food/events/going out? And finally, how many nights a week do students go out vs. stay in and study? Thanks!

A

Congratulations on your acceptance! That is so exciting. I will try and answer your questions and if you have any more please do not hesitate to ask! Within the first weeks at Dickinson there is something called activities night. It were most of the clubs on Dickinson have a table and members of the club are there and ready to answer questions about the club. There are usually sign up sheets where you put down your e-mail and then you are not the list-serve for their club. You will receive weekly updates about meetings, activities etc. from those e-mails and that is how you will get involved. Many students on campus hold jobs. It is quite common for First Year students to work in the cafeteria or one of the other dining options. You can either stay there all four years or you have the ability to move to another department through applying. Dickinson has a site where all the student jobs are listed and that you can apply for. I can’t really answer the third question too well as it really varies student to student. I eat most of my meals in the caf, because the food is actually quite good and I don’t feel the need to spend money on food when I already have a meal plan. I do enjoy weekend day trips to a near by city (Baltimore or DC etc.) so that takes up some money but the restaurants around Carlisle aren’t terribly priced. Again, this answer I know isn’t a terribly helpful one but going out really depends on the student. Time management becomes a big deal when you get to college. You can no longer procrastinate on that essay and if you don’t do the readings for class you can fall behind. You take four classes at Dickinson each semester for a reason, the work load will certainly fill your schedule. But with that being said, if you manage your time appropriately you will have time for fun as well.

Best of luck with your decision! This might be partial but I hope you choose Dickinson :) If you have any more questions please do not hesitate to ask. 

All the best,

Danette’15

A Dickinsonian you should meet? I’m going to have to go with Took: the 23-4-5-6? pound cat that belongs to Admissions Counselor, Michael Montgomery. I often babysit this little-big monster, the most lovable cat you’ll ever meet—when he wants fed. Which is always. So he’s pretty darn lovable. You can meet him too! All you have to do is hang around the greatest guy in admissions and drop a hint that you lurveeee cats. (Yes, it has to be lurveeee).

(Leah ‘14)

While all of these gentlemen are people you should meet (particularly that handsome guy 2 from the left, ehem) the star of this post is front and center: Professor Fratantuono. This picture is from when Professor Frat took our seminar to GMan after we killed it with our consulting presentations to various Fortune 500 companies. I’ve had the pleasure of taking two INBM courses with Professor Frat and serving as a tutor and a TA for his Global Econ course. As founding chair of the INBM department, Professor Frat has a wealth of knowledge about Dickinson and the world beyond. He has been a great mentor and somebody who I hope I can continue to learn from beyond the limestone.

Alex ‘14 Club Lax #41

My favorite person on campus (occasionally): Caleb, the son of a faculty member is by far one of my most favorite people I’ve met since coming to Dickinson. I’ve known him since he was born and have watched him grow into a delightful little man. Plus he’s a fan of selfies so obviously we get along well! He gives ma hope for the future- does that sound cheesy? Oh well!

Iron Chef competition in the caf for National Nutrition Month! And stop by the college nutritionist in the upper-level of the Wellness Center!

(Leah ‘14)

A little late, but my favorite place on campus is absolutely the Idea Fund Office. It’s always open to students and was looking pretty sweet this afternoon with the afternoon sun shining through the windows.

Nick ‘16

So for this week, my Person You Need to Meet at Dickinson is Michelle Fisher, the Admissions Coordinator (I think that’s her title? It shoulddddd be Admissions Guru). She presides over the front desk in Admissions and keeps everybody sane. Also she’s basically Dickinson College Men’s Basketball’s biggest fan. Michelle is the coolest person on campus and she’s like my second mom! All the way up here, it’s so nice :) She even keeps hot chocolate for us tour guides for those super cold PA mornings. Love you Michelle!

-Grace McCrocklin ‘16

Sometimes it snows at the end of March. Sometimes you walk into the library and are surprised by a world-renowned string quartet. Miracles can happen.

(Leah ‘14)

Favorite place on campus, a corner of the caf! Open from 7 to 2 this is my favorite place to get work done in the morning. Julia Barnes 2014 is working on a copy editing job for one of her professors.

-Margot 2014

Favorite place on campus? One of them is definitely the Biblio Café in the library (get it? HA!). It’s full of natural light so it is a great place to catch up on homework or to browse a magazine. You are also guaranteed to run into a friend or professor taking a much-needed coffee break!

Happy Monday!

Aaron ‘15

Oh my, everyone has been so active on the blog, I apologize for my lack of posting. #abroadprobz 

I have been doing a good bit traveling and sadly my computer doesn’t always accompany me. I think I have to be the luckiest person in the world. My first semester at University Bremen ended at the beginning of February and since then, I have been traveling and exploring all that Europe has to offer. I have off until April 22 (seriously that is two and a half months of traveling) and the my semester runs until July 26 (so no summer, so I guess there is that trade off). But since my break started I have: 

  1. Traveled with a few of my German friends to Rauris, Austria and learned how to Ski in the Austrian Alps for a week. I swear, I didn’t break anything, I couldn’t believe it either. 
  2. Visited some long time friends Cologne, Germany and attended a Childish Gambino Concert. 
  3. My mom came over to visit and I went to Brussels, Belgium, Paris and Rennes in France. Where I saw the Eiffel Tower, the Catacombs, the European Parliament and Mont St. Michael. 
  4. Bussed myself to Berlin, Germany to meet up with some fellow Dickinsonians. 
  5. Met up with my Aunt in Frankfurt, Germany for a few days, I even got to eat Chipotle. 
  6. Traveled to Vienna, Austria for 5 days with the Dickinson in Bremen Program for a group excursion. 
  7. And now I am currently in the Munich, Germany, showing my Aunt around my favorite Germany city. 
  8. Next month, I am again traveling and I have the opportunity to go to Poland and England, each for 6 days. Needless to stay, I am having the time of my life. 

While all of this travel is amazing, I do certainly have my nostalgic Dickinson moments. I miss my friends, my club team, and the Dickinson faculty (special shout out to the admissions staff) and professors. I especially miss my favorite place on campus, Morgan Field. I know the weather has been less than pleasant back in Carlisle but (don’t hate me for this) I have been enjoying 60-70 degree days, which include sun bathing, a bit of sun burn and even the freckles are peeking through. It makes me miss how beautiful Morgan Field is once spring time hits. Everything is in bloom, the trees are green and lush and everyone is out on Morgan field studying, tanning or throwing frisbee. How college is this sounding right now? But seriously, it’s true. I have to take a bus to the closest park in Bremen to get anything like it. Nothing beats have such a beautiful campus right at your door step. 

Danette’15

*Disclaimer, I stole this picture from the Dickinson website. I haven’t been on campus all year, so sadly I have no pictures of my own. However, this is actually how beautiful it is during the spring. 

My favorite place on campus? Anywhere with my roommate! She’s my “date” to everything :) We only met each other less than a year ago, but I already know I’ve made a lifelong friend!

(Leah ‘14)

Following up on Sena’s post: my favorite place on campus, the reading nook in the Writing Center. As a WC tutor, I am lucky enough to be able to study in the WC itself. I love this nook for reading for classes, and people watching. The chairs are SO comfy and may have led to a few naps… but who’s counting? These chairs also are a great socializing spot between tutors- you don’t know somebody until you’ve shared a blanket with him/her on the WC chairs because the library is about as warm as a meat locker. Even though it’s technically my job, the WC is definitely my second home on campus, and these chairs are like my own personal living room.

-Grace McCrocklin ‘16

I’m sitting in a Town Hall meeting where there is an open forum in regards to changes made in the sexual misconduct policy. The turn out is amazing and I’m so happy to attend a school where the study body is so concerned about such important issues.

- Sena Agawu ‘15