Friday, September 26, 2014

Blog Post #6

After doing more research, I found out the University of Kentucky Perishing Rifle put on several events around campus.  As most of you probably saw on September 11, the Perishing Rifles put on a vigil for all the men and women that lost their lives that day.  They place flags all over campus and marched around the flag all day.  The perishing Rifles also carry the colors for University of Kentucky events.  I think this is a good organization to research because these people will one day be fighting for our country and I have always looked up to those people.  Although there isn't a lot of information on the University of Kentucky company,  they are known as Company-C1.  They were created on December 7, 1931.  Also Company C1 has a winning tradition.  They have won over one hundred trophies and awards.  

Blog Post #5

For my final presentation, I got placed in the Perishing Rifles group.  I think this will be a very interesting organization to research.  Currently I don’t know much about them other than the two presentations that were given in the shark tank proposals about them.  The Perishing Rifles were formed in 1894 at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln.  The goal is to help develop successful officers in the Army, Navy, and Air Force.  In 1928, they expanded to include many other universities around the United States.  In 1962, units around the U.S. began working with JROTC students and formed the organization “Blackjacks” which is the high school equivalent to the Perishing Rifles.  Going into this project some of the questions I have are:
·         Do you have to be in the ROTC program to be in the Perishing Rifles?
·         Since it’s a fraternity, is it only for males?
·         What training do you have to do to get into the Perishing Rifles?
·         How do you become a Perishing Rifle?
·         How often do they have drill?
·         What do the Perishing Rifles do around campus?
These are just some of the questions that I have about the Perishing Rifles.  I’m sure by the end of this research/ documentary project, I will have all these questions answered.  

Friday, September 19, 2014

Blog post #4

I actually enjoyed listening to most of the presentations given this week.  I was kind of dreading coming to class because most of the time, it is pretty boring to sit and listen to people present all class period.  For the most part, my classmates kept it pretty interesting.  There were some interesting organizations and locations on campus that I didn't know about so it was good to learn about those.  I think, like discussed in class, it would have been better if we had a clicker while presenting so we didn't have to stand behind the podium the entire speech.  I personally think eye contact is a huge part in presenting, although I know I am not the greatest at it.  I feel that everyone did a decent job of keeping their eyes up and only looking down every once in a while at their note cards.  Also I think that bothers me when people are presenting are when they say “like” and “um” constantly but surprisingly not too many people got hooked on that.  I also noticed that the people that used Prezi instead of the Microsoft PowerPoint, got my attention quicker.  I have seen so many PowerPoint presentations that when I automatically think it’s going to be boring.  In my future presentations, I think I will try and use Prezi instead of plain old power point.  Altogether, I think everyone did a really good job on their Shark Tank Proposals.  

Blog post #3

I think overall my shark tank proposal went pretty well.  To be honest I wasn't expecting to have to go on Tuesday so I wasn't dress up or anything.  I think it helped in some ways, to go without expecting to, because I wasn't sitting there getting nervous, waiting for it to be my turn.  Normally before presentations when I have time to sit and think about it the more I freak myself out.  So that actually helped just to get up and do it.  When I present I always speak faster, like most people do.  I try to slow myself down but most of the time I still come up short on time.  Also I forget that I have note cards and instead of taking my time and explaining everything I have written out, I just read off the screen and say whatever I remember.  I think if I would have taken my time and read from my note cards the presentation would have taken up more time and went more smoothly.   I also think that I should have done a more specific topic.  Although, I love the Johnson center, a few people in the class chose that topic so I think if I would have maybe picked an intramural sports team or club sport, it would have also helped with my presentation.  Also I think it would have looked better if I was dressed in the business casual attire.  Although there was nothing I could do about it and I think it would have put a finishing touch on the presentation.  Overall though, I think the presentation went well.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Blog Post #2

The main activity that people do at the Johnson Center is working out.  Most people when they go to the Johnson Center, workout by themselves.  They have many different machines you can use, that will help with cardiovascular, strength, and speed.  The cardiovascular machines consist of treadmills, stair steppers, ellipticals, bikes, and rowing machines.  The Johnson Center also have machines to help your upper body, lower body, and core muscles, along with plate, and free-weight weights. 

If you don’t like working out by yourself, they also offer group workouts.  Most of these fitness classes are offered free to University of Kentucky students.  They offer classes like Zumba, cycling, yoga, cardio, core blast, and many other classes.  There is no sign up necessary for these classes.  You just have to show up. 

Lastly, if you don’t want to be in a group but need help with coming up with exercises, you have the option of getting a personal trainer.   You can register online to get a personal trainer.  This does cost money but is only twenty dollars per session.   When you begin with your personal trainer, your first day will do an assessment and set some goals that you want to accomplish.  You can also have up to five people in your personal training group. 

All of these ways are great to stay in shape will at college.  Working out is good for more than to just stay in shape.  It teaches you a good way of life and can also help academically.  For me, I use the Johnson Center as a stress reliever.  I always look forward to going here after a long day of classes, just to get my mind off of school for a while. 

Work Cited:

"Campus Rec." University of Kentucky. N.p., 2011. Web. 11 Sept. 2014.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Blog Post #1

                                I have chosen the Johnson Center located on the University of Kentucky campus as my location.  I picked it because it’s the place on campus that I can go to relax and workout after a long day of classes.  The Johnson Center isn’t just a place to go to exercise, they offer activities called “Outdoor Pursuits” that get you off campus.  Some of these pursuits consist of:
·         Rock Climbing
·         Backpacking
·         White Water Rafting
·         Adventure Hiking
·         Day Hiking
·         Bouldering
·         Snow Skiing
In addition to these outdoor activities, the Johnson Center also offers many intermural sports for both males and females. These sports include:
·         3-on-3 basketball (Men’s and Women’s)
·         Volleyball (Men’s, Women’s, and Coed)
·         Flag Football League (Men’s, Women’s, Coed)
·         Tug-o-war
·         Corn hole
·         Golf
·         Individual Triathlon
·         Kickball
·         Adventure Races
·         Tennis
·         Outdoor Soccer
·         Turkey Trot Run
·         Swimming
·         Wiffleball
·         Badminton
The University of Kentucky also offers club sports which is more competitive than intermural sports. It is another great way to meet new people and get to play the sport you participated in in high school.  The club sports include:
·         Badminton
·         Basketball
·         Bass Fishing
·         Boxing
·         Cheerleading
·         Dodgeball
·         Dressage and Eventing
·         Equestrian
·         Ice Hockey
·         Kayak
·         Kendo
·         Lacrosse (Men’s and Women’s)
·         Polo
·         Rodeo
·         Rugby (Men’s and Women’s)
·         Running
·         Shaolin-do
·         Shotgun
·         Soccer (Men’s and Women’s)
·         Softball
·         Tae Kwon Do
·         Tennis
·         Ultimate Frisbee (Men’s and Women’s)
·         Volleyball(Men’s and Women’s)
·         Water Polo
·         Western Equestrian
·         Work Out of the Day
·         Wrestling
All of these activities are a good way to stay in shape while you are in college and also get to know new people.  Personally, coming from South Dakota, I did not know anyone.  I plan on joining the saddleseat riding club team to hopefully meet some people that are interested in the same activities that I am.  The Johnson Center is where I go every day after my classes, just to relax and clear my mind.

Work Cited:
"Campus Rec." University of Kentucky. N.p., 2011. Web. 11 Sept. 2014.