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Student Blogs | Elizabeth Stottlemyer

Posted on May 21, 2010 at 11:20 am

Where to begin? A lot has happened over the past week. The thesis projects for the visual arts department were due last Monday, and I somehow managed to get mine finished, quite an accomplishment considering I ended up having less than half the school year to work on it due to circumstances beyond my control. The thesis opening show on Saturday night was awesome. There were so many great projects, and a lot of work went into making each project. I was especially happy because I got to see my parents, who woke up at four in the morning to drive up here just to see the opening! I’d been excited all week, just because I would get to see them again. It really felt good to have the weight of my thesis project off my chest. All that’s left is wondering what grade I’m going to get.

A finished thesis means more time for my classes, which is good, as I’d been struggling to find time to get everything done. More time means I can now get to work writing the time-capsule project paper for Adventist Heritage, which, by the way, is a great class for learning about the history and heritage behind the Seventh-day Adventist Church. If that isn’t interesting enough, Professor McGraw teaches it, which means interesting little detours from the lecture nearly every day. Also, it’s the only four-credit religion class offered at PUC, which for some, just might be important.

I’ve been short of sleep, as usual. Though, I must say it is unusual, given the rest of my college career I’d had adequate sleep almost every night; it must be the fact that it’s the final quarter of my senior year. As I am awake late into the night writing this, I am reminded how blessed I’ve been to have attended PUC. There have been so many friends that I never would have made if I had gone elsewhere, so many different lives that made a positive impact in my life. As I look back over the four years I’ve been here, I cannot help but see how much I’ve changed. I’ve grown so much in these past four years that sometimes I find it quite surprising.

If I had the opportunity to do it all over again, I don’t think there would be many things I’d change. I’d still come to PUC. I’d still choose to major in graphic design. I doubt anything major would change, only a few little things, and I’m not too sure how many of the little things would end up changing.

Elizabeth Stottlemyer
Senior Graphic Design Major