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Easter Break!

Easter break is finally here and I am so glad that it is. I have felt so overworked for some reason and I don’t understand why really. I just want to kick back and relax and just watch movies like I did over fall break last semester. That was a really good break and I think that’s in order right about now. Finals are also finally on the horizon and I feel like preparing right now is a little too late even. I don’t know. I just need to get my head straight so I can focus on what I currently need to get done. Today was really odd, I mean, it snowed in the middle of April. According to all of my friends here, that’s totally normal. I am used to highs of like, 86 for this time of the year; snow is anything but normal for me. Ohio is just a really strange land, and one that I don’t think that I’ll ever understand. 

- Jose C.

Financial aid help: May of senior year

This post was originally published January 7, 2011.

By May 1, Admissions would like to know where you plan to attend in the fall. You may pay your enrollment deposit at any time to show that you are committed to Muskingum. Often the cost of attending and financial aid offered plays a part in the decision of which school to attend. If we can answer questions or provide information to help you as you are making your decision, please contact our office. We are willing to talk with you on the phone, through e-mail, or in person.

Fun Facts For Your Teriffic Tuesday!

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

I hope everyone is staying warm today–after having close to 80 degree temperatures here the past week, a high of 42 is not so nice! As the end of the semester is approaching there is a lot of excitement and panic spreading around campus–it is hard to believe that there are only 10 days of classes left before finals week.

This week, Wednesday is the last day of class because it is finally Easter break! I am very excited to spend some time with my family. Because the softball team usually has games Thursday and Friday of break, my parents have started the tradition of renting a cabin for the weekend around New Concord to allow me to get quality time with them regardless of the game schedule. It should be a lot of fun and I cannot explain how excited I am for a HOME COOKED MEAL!

Also, I am not afraid to admit that I still color Easter eggs and go on an Easter egg hunt with my brother on Sunday morning–you never can be too old for little traditions like that. (And who could pass up a basket full of candy?!)

Speaking of Easter, I thought that I would share 10 fun facts about the holiday with you that you probably didn’t know!
1.Americans buy more than 700 million MARSHMALLOW PEEPS during the Easter holiday, which makes Peeps the most popular non-chocolate Easter candy.

2. An astounding 16 billion jelly beans are made exclusively for Easter. That’s enough beans to fill a plastic egg the size of a nine story building!

3. In all, 90 million chocolate Easter bunnies are made for Easter every year. And, when taking a bite into one of those millions of chocolate bunnies, 76% of Americans prefer to bite off the ears first, while 5% eat the feet first and 4% eat the tail first.

4. The Egg painting custom is traditionally known as “Pysanka”.

5.The reason for painting Easter eggs in bright color’s is that they represent the bright sunlight of spring time.

6.Americans spend 2 billion dollars on Easter goodies. They consume 7.1 billion pounds of Easter treats each year.

7.Americans consume 16 billion jellybeans at Easter, many of them hidden in baskets. If all the Easter jellybeans were lined end to end, they would circle the globe nearly three times.

8.Pretzels were originally associated with Easter. The twists of a pretzel were thought to resemble arms crossed in prayer.

9. In 1953, it took 27 hours to create a Marshmallow Peep. Today it takes six minutes.

10. Easter is celebrated differently around the world. In Guatemala, people make carpets of sawdust and flowers that measure up to a mile in length. The carpet is incredible details and takes weeks to make. People walk over the carpet on their way to church.

Look for my blog next week including pictures of my weekend in the cabin!
Have a great week!

Ashley :)




This weekend, lots of things happened, make me feel life really so hard. I even do not know, how is everything going? everything here shocked me!!!!!
but, something good happened. World Vision hold a coffee house this Sunday afternoon in international house.
Mem and Moore RA cooked BBQ and Hot Dog to the residents students. people play beach volleyball outside. Spring really coming.
If you are international students, please pay attention:
May 1, May 6, May 8- Storage Shuttles. If you need to move your stuff into a storage unit, you can sign up for transportation to move your items on these dates.
May 9- Airport Shuttle Date
May 10- Graduation (***SENIORS*** We will have a graduation party at Terra Cotta Vineyards on May 10th from 7-9pm and you can invite anyone you want.)
Summer Housing- If you are staying here this summer and need campus housing, make sure you fill out the form in the main Student Life Office (Barb Shank’s Office, TOC).

Muskingum is “Frozen!”

I’ve heard tons of people talking about the new Disney movie Frozen both on and off campus and last week I had the opportunity to watch it with some sorority sisters! I absolutely loved the movie! Today, my sisters and I watched the movie again and this time we could sing along to all of the songs! Haha! They really cheered me up after a stressful day of three exams! :) I’m so grateful for my Muskie family! (And Disney movies ;) )

Have a good week!

P.S. My drawing of Anna from Frozen ;)


I’m Glad I Failed.

I apologize for not posting on time as usual—life of a senior nursing major lol. Anyways,you probably read the title of my post and thought “WHAT?!? Are you crazy??? How is you failing a good thing?” Well, let me explain a little–funish fact: I was actually supposed to graduate last May, but due to a failing grade in one of my major classes, I had to repeat a year, which obviously saddened me. Like I said before, I’m glad I did.  Earlier today, I was pulled aside by one of my nursing professors who proceeded to tell me how much she admired my growth in the nursing program, which made my day =) It also reminded me that this past week, a large chunk of my life has finally come to a close: I’ve officially completed my clinicals and my precepting hours. Three years of waking up before the roosters, bed baths, giving shots, taking vitals and bonding with patients as a Muskingum student nurse came to a close & I feel bittersweet about it. Though I won’t miss the ungodly early mornings of stumbling around to remotely wake up, I will miss the time I’ve spent at all of the different facilities that I’ve completed. Just think, three years ago, I was a scared sophomore for the second time about to embark on actually applying the techniques that I learned in 50-minute lectures and five hour skills labs (yes. FIVE HOURS.) Now, I’m a senior who will be graduating in about 30 days with my Bachelor’s in Nursing!! Talk about scary stuff!

Honestly, the time flew by so fast & I’ve learned so much within the last three years. Looking back on things now, I’m kind of glad that I didn’t graduate early because I don’t think I would’ve appreciated my time in the program like I do now. So, guys, as the year is winding down, I challenge you all to think of a time where you had to retry at something because life’s rejection told you that you weren’t quite ready for it yet & think about how much it means to you now. My point is sometimes, we have to get a major redirection on our roadtrips towards success to show us how much we really want that thing, but also the areas we have to grow in order to really cherish that thing we’re all chasing relentlessly.

Hope you all have a great week & enjoy the nicer weather!


The sunset before I went to complete my last set of precepting hours

The sunset before I went to complete my last set of precepting hours

Couldn't have ask to end my senior year of clinicals with a better group!

Couldn’t have ask to end my senior year of clinicals with a better group!



Scheduling is stressful.

I’m taking 18 credit hours next semester in order to be able to graduate on time, and 12 of those credit hours are science/chemistry with perspective labs. They all try and conflict with each other, so I’ve been running from professor to professor trying to explain and get signatures for add/drop sheets, even though I technically was supposed to schedule Monday morning at 9.

I’m also taking 2 summer classes that I will be paying for out-of-pocket so that I don’t have to do so next summer, when I’ll be trying to get an internship. 

Can it be May of 2016 already?

Here’s to hoping next week is a little less stressful.




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