Summer camps recruit counselors for 2018
Feb09

Summer camps recruit counselors for 2018

Would you like to make a difference in the world by mentoring kids, growing and helping others grow in the faith, and having fun at the same time? Then being a camp counselor might be the right job for you. What exactly does a camp counselor do? The job may include such tasks as introducing and participating in activities, lending emotional support, lending a listening heart to kids who need it and teaching them about Jesus. A few camps visited campus recently to talk about their programs and encourage students to apply to become a counselor. Matthew Honeycutt is a camp director for Rose City Summer Camps in Tyler, Texas. His camp serves kids who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade. He explains how Rose City serves the children in the area. “So our goal is to have an overlap in the kids that we serve, which is the campers in Tyler, and a lot of those kids are kids that don’t get the opportunity to have other experiences,” Honeycutt said. “Maybe other summer camps are a little too expensive. So we want to provide them with an opportunity to come to a camp and what we do is we partner with a local school district.” Throughout the day at camp, Honeycutt said counselors have the opportunity to impact kids’ lives by telling them about Christ. “You go into it and think you’re going to change lives, but more so you get to work with these kids … you get to see some things that are really tough.” He added that through “some really cool conversations,” lives are changed. “ A counselor would oversee about eight campers …, and they just walk them through the camp …. shepherding them,” Honeycutt said. having fun with them, getting them to that activity class we have, Bible study, clubs, worship, all those different things. One large part of the organization is the emphasis on the importance of diversity. Rose City Summer Camps believes that it isimportant to show God’s love through mentoring all types of people. “A big heart of ours as a ministry is multi-ethnic, so we want to be diverse,” Honeycutt said . “We serve a diverse group of kids and we want our staff to also be diverse,” Honeycutt said.. “So we have a heart to see all different shapes, sizes, and colors of people working together to also get to serve people there, a lot of different races.” Another camp that came to the university was Forest Glen, a camp in the city of Rosebud. Their main focus targests boys and young men in order to inspire them...

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Campus hosts spring org fair
Feb09

Campus hosts spring org fair

By Olivia Robinson, Kaylee Blumenfeld, Taylor Powell, and Jacob Burlingame One of the benefits of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (UMHB) is the student life, specifically the student organizations offered to students. They are a great way to get plugged in on campus, meet new people and serve the Lord. Often times, it can be hard to discover these organizations and dive in. That is why UMHB holds the Student Organizations (SO) Spring Fair in addition to its fall organization fairs. Each organization manned a table with their representatives and information about their group during the fair at Bawcom Student Union Jan. 17, where approximately two-hundred and fifty students were able to walk by and survey over seventy student organizations that varied from a gaming organization called “League Cru Tespa,” to The Association of Black Students, and to Phi Mu Alpha – a music fraternity established in 1898. Representatives stood ready to answer any questions coming from interested students. “The fair helps organizations get their name out and recruit people and students looking to get involved can see all of their options,” sophomore Gabby Shbeir said as she represented the University Ambassadors table. Many of the tables even had flyers, candy or other treats to draw people in, but the fair was more than just informing students about the organizations on campus. It is also considered one of the many fun events that take place at UMHB. There were giveaways for students via Twitter, and Chick-Fil-A food was given to the first five students whtold Tiffany Wurdemann, the director of SO, about new organizations they learned about. Although junior Adrian Alvarado has been attending UMHB for three years, and knows a lot of the information that is offered at the fair, he continues to attend because it is fun. “I have always enjoyed walking around the fair each year,” Alvarado said.” It is really interesting and fun to see what each organization is doing on campus and I love learning about the new ones that form throughout the year.” “Over the years we have seen an increase in attendance and in the number of organizations on campus,” junior Haleigh Johnson, who helped plan the event, said. “By people becoming more aware of the organizations on campus, they are enabled to become more involved while also allowing them to create organizations that are best fit for them,” she said. “We have a wide variety of organizations,” Katy Hartt, assistant director of Student Organizations, said. She added that new organizations are always welcome. “The new organization deadline to apply [for the spring semester] is January 31,st ” she said. Apostolic Cru...

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Campus men rehearse Crusader Knights
Feb08

Campus men rehearse Crusader Knights

Practices are already underway for the annual Crusader Knights competition on February 24. Crusader Knights first began in 1993 as a fundraiser by the senior class. Since then, it has evolved into an annual competition where men are chosen to represent various organizations to compete for the title of Mr. Crusader Knights. Last year, the title was awarded to senior Alex Miller. Junior education Isaac Felan is directing this year’s competition, along with assistant directors Ben Roark, Daniel Martinez, and Tori Bradburry. “We’re in charge of deciding what the show’s going to look it…getting all the guys together and making sure they have a good time doing Crusader Knights.” The 18 contestants will be judged on their interview, unique video, individual spotlight questions, and campus vote. Felan said that this year’s competition is going to have a few surprises, and that he’s excited about seeing the audience’s reaction. “I’m not going to spoil anything, but [Crusader Knights] will be a little different this year,” he said. “I’m looking forward to seeing… the smiles and laughs from the crowd as a source of encouragement that change was good and that what me and my assistant directors [changed] was good for Crusader Knights as a whole.” Felan said that he feels a little weird being a young director. “Some of them are older than me. It’s weird being in a position of command when I’m one of the youngest in the room, but it’s encouraging that they’re listening to me.” Junior international business major Jacob Hindman enjoys going to the practices and spending time with the contestants. “[Practices] are like getting together on a weekend with a bunch of really close friends and sharing stories like everyone was there,” said Hindman, who’s representing Farris Hall. Junior multimedia and information technologies major Chase Mariott who’s representing the Junior Class said that he’s having fun working with the contestants. “I feel honored to be representing the junior class and UMHB,” he said. “It’s such a pleasure to get to be a part of this… We all have our own personality and quirks, and everyone just has a good time.” Be sure to come to Crusader Knights on Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. in Walton...

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UMHB Cheer Photo Gallery
Jan24

UMHB Cheer Photo Gallery

Sydney Enos at the cheer showcase with her team before the Universal Cheerleaders Association National Competition in Orlando, Florida on January 12-18. Photo by Madeline Oden The 2017-18 Cheer team. Photo by Madeline Oden. Sydney Enos with her teammates before the National Competition in Orlando, Florida. Photos by Madeline Oden. 2018 photos by Madi Oden 2018 photos by Madi Oden 2018 photos by Madi Oden 2018 photos by Madi Oden 2018 photos by Madi Oden 2018 photos by Madi Oden 2018 photos by Madi Oden 2018 photos by Madi Oden 2018 photos by Madi Oden 2018 photos by Madi Oden 2018 photos by Madi Oden 2018 photos by Madi Oden 2018 photos by Madi Oden 2018 photos by Madi Oden 2018 photos by Madi Oden 2018 photos by Madi Oden 2018 photos by Madi Oden 2018 photos by Madi Oden 2018 photos by Madi Oden 2018 photos by Madi Oden 2018 photos by Madi Oden 2018 photos by Madi...

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Life beyond a diagnosis photo gallery
Jan24

Life beyond a diagnosis photo gallery

Photo by Madeline Oden. jan. 19 2018 photo by Madi Oden Courtesy of Rachael Hopson Courtesy of Rachel Hopson Courtesy of Rachael...

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UMHB previews Forever My Girl
Jan24

UMHB previews Forever My Girl

A pre-screening of the film Forever My Girl was brought to UMHB before it debuted in theaters by alumna Andi Hale, who helped promote the film. Hale graduated in 2015 with a double major in mass communications and public relations with a marketing minor. She now works for Kyro Center Entertainment, a marketing company in Nashville, Tennessee. Hale’s company has been touring different college campuses across the United States,with UMHB as the last stop. Kyro Center Entertainment made a list of colleges they have worked with in the past. UMHB made the list because of the Red Bus Project that came to the university in 2015. The Red Bus Project is a nonprofit organization in the form of a mobile thrift store. Hale previously interned with the Red Bus Project before moving on with Kyro Centers Entertainment. Sometime back in December, Hale reached out to Tiffany Wurdemann, the director of Student Organizations, to present the project to the student body. Wurdemann expressed how fond she was of Hale, because she was one of the first students Wurdemann met when beginning her career at UMHB. Wurdemann called together resident directors and advisors for thoughts on this opportunity. Because the movie would be aired Friday, January 19, there was question whether it was too soon since the students recently came back from break. Wurdemann thought maybe the romance aspect would be perfect for a Valentine’s Day event, but Hale was very adamant about showing it before the movie hit theatres. In approaching this, Wurdemenn wanted to know the “why” in showing the film. She thought the story of the film was something the student body could benefit from. Forever My Girl is a romance/drama film directed by Bethany Wolf, produced by Railroad Attractions. It is a story about a young father who seeks redemption and forgiveness from the loved ones he left behind. He is called back to the little town after a close friend’s death. He soon discovers he has a young daughter with the woman he left at the altar eight years ago. Hale stressed that this particular movie is one producers are really wanting to get out to college students. The film shows different aspects of relationships and the value a person places on different areas of life. Hale flew down from Tennessee to be here in Texas on January 18 to promote the screening when she and Wurdemann brainstormed areas to set up a table to invite students and ideal venues for the movie. They decided on setting up a table on the first floor of Bawcom Student Union. The logistics part came easily. Andi provided the...

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