Wednesday, December 21, 2016

End of the Fall Semester

Well, it’s the end of the semester. The time when people travel back home to see family and friends. Everyone has fought so hard throughout the semester and now we all get to relax. Although this is a happy time, it can be a sad time for us Ambassadors. We have a few much loved members graduating this semester. It's been a wonderful time going down this journey with a group of amazing people. We hope everyone has fantastic goals to reach for the year 2017. 

Congratulations to all the Ambassadors and students of UMSL who are graduated Saturday, December 17th, 2016! You all will be missed!  

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Fall 2016 Commencement

Fall 2016 Commencement Ceremonies are just around the corner, and will take place this Saturday, December 17th!

Three ceremonies will be conducted. The first ceremony will be conducted at 10am, and will include the College of Education, College of Nursing, School of Social Work, Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies and Bachelor of Liberal Studies, and the Master of Public Policy Administration. The second ceremony will take place at 2pm, and will include the College of Arts and Sciences. Finally, the third ceremony will start at 6pm, and will include graduates from the College of Business and UMSL/WU Joint Engineering Program. Also, graduates who did not participate in the May ceremony will be able to participate in this upcoming one.

You’ll find UMSL Ambassadors all over the commencement ceremonies, guiding guests, assisting graduates, and helping everyone find where they need to be. Just look for us in our red vests. And some of our fellow Ambassadors will be graduating this semester. Cydney, Jenna, Lena and Maria, congratulations to you all! We will miss you!

Monday, December 12, 2016

End of the Fall Semester Gathering

On Friday December 2nd the UMSL Ambassadors celebrated the conclusion of a long hard-worked semester. All ambassadors were invited to share a meal and festivities. 

One Lead Ambassador lead a round of two truths and a lie, a game in which you list 2 truths, and 1 lie about yourself. We learned that most of the ambassadors are terrible liars, and gave themselves away instantly. Others were slightly more mischievous and the group couldn’t decipher their fibs from the truths. There was plenty of laughter, and many moments of surprise. 

After we began to play a game called heads up made famous by the Ellen show. We passed around an iPhone around the circle of ambassadors and when the phone came to you, you held it to your forehead and the screen would show the rest of the team a word or phrase that they would have to act out or give clues for you to guess. The categories included songs, movies, famous people, animals, and acting out. The time passed quickly, and the laughter was contagious. 

With a fun gathering we celebrated, and discussed the semester, shared our tasks for the upcoming exams, and praised our outgoing seniors who will be greatly missed. What a tremendous finish to a demanding yet well completed semester.