Monday, November 11, 2013


Today blogosphere I come to you bearing exciting news! I MADE IT ON THE SAINT MICHAEL'S LIBRARY WEBSITE! It features my most recent post, which you can find here. Check it out on the library website by going here! 

Or look at this picture!

In other news, I've successfully registered for my final (GASP) semester at Saint Mike's. I will be taking the following courses: 

This schedule allows me to have Thursdays 'off' which I will be filling with an internship! I will be working with Chuck Tobin in preparing for the summer of Saint Michael's Playhouse! Lots of fun and exciting things. 

I will also be stage managing our Spring Mainstage Production: Godspell! I've worked on this show twice in my life already and I can't wait to see what this time will have in store for cast and crew alike! 

And finally, things I need to complete by the end of the semester:
- 40 page thesis (20 pages already done woohoo!)
- Class presentation on Medieval Vaulting in Cathedrals
- Final presentation and 8-10 page paper on Christ iconography represented in church portals and architecture
- Presentation of my directing scene! December 9th woohoo!

So far - that looks to be it. I know it's a lot but my goal is to be done with 3/4s of it by Thanksgiving! It will make being home all the more special. 

This past weekend was Academic Preview Day - I loved giving tours to all the prospective students! If this applies to you, don't hesitate to contact me

Hope your Monday is spectacular! 
Katelyn :)

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Library Living

My time this semester has largely been spent in the library doing research for my History thesis. On Monday, I submitted a 20 page draft of my thesis. Needless to say my brain has decided to go on sabbatical for the past few days to give me a chance to recover. 

My next task is to get a hold of more research for my final papers and presentations for my other classes. WHAT?! Crazy I know how time flies. Luckily for me, I am able to use the wonderful resources and reference librarians that work in Durick.  

How do you get a meeting with the librarians? Easy! Simply send them an e-mail or sign up for an appointment here! You can pick a date and time that works for you! You can also see which librarian has the research specialty you desire: i.e. Medieval Studies or Biology. I've worked with a few and they are definitely so helpful! They might even show you where the section of books you need - a tour of the things you'll find useful!

This is my favorite spot in the library to read articles!
Walking through the bound periodicals!
Walking through the library I stumbled across this cool piece of art!

Shout out to Mr. John Payne - he helped me find the bound periodicals I needed to give my paper another facet of research! He's going to help me with finding research for my Medieval Studies final presentation and paper and I'm super stoked! It's really great when you find someone who's interested in the same subject as you and leads you on a treasure hunt to find what you need! 

Any questions about the library or other resources at SMC? 
Sign up for our Knight Chat TONIGHT! Check out the page here :) Yours truly will be answering questions along with other bloggers from 7:30 to 9:00 PM!
Hope to see you there!
Katelyn :)