Author Archives: btownrunner
With today’s visit to the North Dakota Museum of Art, I successfully completed ALL 7 Dimensions of Wellness!! Today, I visited the ‘Living Through Violence: The Oncebay Textile Family’ Photography and Textile Exhibition. I didn’t know anything about the exhibit (or Peru, for that matter). I learned a lot of history through the exhibit, and I feel as though I will remember what I learned a lot more in depth because the art really made you feel what was going on. Along with beautifully colorful rugs, there were black and white (as well as color) photographs and 1 sticks out very vividly in my mind: a boy held the Shining Path’s trademark flag and the caption of the picture explained that the boy (then 8) had been kidnapped while the rest of his family had been killed, and he was then enslaved by the Shining Path to be a messenger.
I really didn’t expect to feel any “emotion” during the exhibit, but the pictures were so powerful, it made you feel like you were in Peru during the violence. It was definitely a moving exhibit and displayed the violence of the area.
Date: Sunday Feb 12
Activity: Obtain you CAB or CAT Crawler
Sunday was the day to earn your environmental band, and I went to the Student Gov office to try and obtain mine but, as I suspected, they are not open on Sundays. So I went back on Monday and finished out earning my 6th Green Environmental band. Yay!
I’ve heard about the Cab Crawler passes, but for some reason I thought you had to pay for them. Being as this year is when I turn 21, I thought it would be a good idea to get one in case I couldn’t find a ride home. It’s really cool that UND does these passes, because it shows their devotion to going green-and it’s very convenient to get. I’m glad I finally have my Cab Crawler pass because now when I carpool with friends in a cab, I know I’m helping reduce my Carbon Footprint! I’m very big on recycling, but I don’t do a lot with trying to carpool and stuff-not nearly enough as I should. Now with my cab crawler pass, I can get to one place with all my friends at the same time for a really cheap price. It was a smart and easy way to earn my green band!
Date: Thursday, Feb 10
Activity: Attend a Group Exercise class at the Wellness Center
Possibly the most obvious wellness band was earned last Friday! I had a PXW class at 9 and was still dressed for a workout occasion, so I decided to earn my red WOW band as long as i was at it! I went to a class I’d never even HEARD of before-PiYo. A combination of Pilates and Yoga. Now, I hate yoga-do you hear me? I.HATE.YOGA. but I went. It sounded like a cool class, and you can’t diss it ’til you’ve tried it. First off, it KICKED MY….. (pardon my french) but it really did! It was a really fun workout, and the instructor was really good. I’d definitely do the class again….maybe this Friday, by the time I’ve recovered!!
When I grow up….
Monday- Feb 6
On Monday I successfully completed the ‘occupational’ goal for the Wellness Challenge.I went to the Union and visited the “When I Grow Up I Want to Be….” booth. I wrote down that I wanted to be a physical therapist, and work with people. I had just finished finalizing some things for my application to the PT program, so I was extra-pumped about my major when I visited the booth. Talking to the girl who was running the booth, I told her that I see myself helping people to feel better. I want to live in a nice place, with a great person, living my life and being happy and active. A lot of other people had written what they wanted to be when they grew up, and it was nice to see my contribution to the pile
(They didn’t have wristbands, which made me upset!!)
Date: January 28th
Activity: Attend Winged Shadow Art Exhibit at the ND Museum of Art
I earned my second band (intellectual) by attending the Winged Shadow: Life Among Birds exhibit at the Museum of Art on Saturday. I had been to the museum before, but there’s always something new going on there. I had also just read a book on how art is “appreciated” by the brain, and what makes art appealing to people, so I tried to apply what I had learned to this exhibit. I will definitely be visiting the Museum of Art again!