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H2P: Homecoming 2014

This semester, I celebrated my first Pitt Homecoming! The activities started on Thursday when I went to the Legacy Laureate Lunch and met Debra King, the iSchool’s representative. On Friday, I also attended the iSchool’s Alumni Awards Ceremony where Debra received the Distinguished Alumni Award. It was really great to speak to someone who is so accomplished and has so much wisdom and kindness to share with those who surround her.

Afterward, I went with two MLIS alumni to an alumni celebration at the Cathedral of Learning and ran into my buddies from Student Services! When the celebration was over, I saw the Laser and Fireworks show, which was AWESOME! I danced a lot ^_^.

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Saturday, I went to the homecoming game with some MST friends! The game was horrible, but I enjoyed the company 🙂


I had such a fun homecoming! I can’t wait to come back to Pittsburgh and do it all again next year!

Random Quick Thought About iFest…

The amount of fun and excitement that I had last week had me thinking…

is this what college homecoming feels like?

In high school, it was a little more exciting because I was a dancer and I got to perform on the football field for pep rally, be in the homecoming parade, participate in spirit week, and go to the dance. I was the center of attention for a few days. I loved being a Raider. But, it drastically changed in college.

In undergrad, I really wasn’t too excited about homecoming weekend. I went to the games, but I didn’t feel anymore proud to be a Terp (don’t get me wrong, I’m SO proud to be a Terp). I didn’t do the homecoming activities. I wasn’t really thrilled. It was just a normal weekend to me.

At iFest, I attended every activity, with the exception of the ones that took place during class/work. By the end of the week, I felt so much pride in my accomplishments and who I was within the iSchool. I felt proud and excited to be a Panther, but more importantly, a Panther in the School of Information Sciences. It probably helped that I ended the week with TONS of fun with my friends and my family (thanks mom and dad for coming to visit me!!!). But, iFest definitely made me feel like I was a part of something special. I think one of the best parts was the togetherness that I felt with the MLIS students. There wasn’t an event where I didn’t spend time with them or collaborate with them to make something awesome (our Jumanji board was pretty awesome). I even found myself spending a little time arguing about archives before I knew I was way over my head, ha!! Boy, do I have a lot to learn about archives.

Last week was a great experience and a true homecoming feeling for me 🙂 iPanther Pride!! <—You see what I did there? iPanther? 😉 Genius, right?

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