Saturday, February 19, 2011

Weekend in Bloomington - Saturday

We woke up early in the morning and walked around campus before Kelly had any responsibilities with the school. It is such a beautiful and historic campus. The school was founded in 1820. The majority of the buildings are made from limestone. Walking around campus it feels royal with all the Gothic architecture. The buildings resemble castles and the campus has amazing giant old trees. They have a forest on campus called Dunn's Woods. Kelly saw fireflies for the first time in his life in this forest back in August 2009. We heard a legend that if they ever build in this forest the deed to IU's property goes to their biggest rival, Purdue! So it will never be built on :)
Here are The Sample Gates, the archway into the school.
Kelly's responsibilities began at the orientation desk. Kelly sat with the Student Advisory Board answering questions the new students may have. Next the students gathered in the Whittenberger auditorium for the 2011 Induction Ceremony. Kelly and Kenn ushered the new MBA students to their seats. Dan Smith, dean of the business school welcomed students and introduced some of the faculty, who where there for the event.
Here we are enjoying dinner with the new MBA students. We were all assigned a table to sit at so we had the opportunity to meet new people. At our table starting on the left Patrick from Utah, Jon from Malawi, Kelly and me, Clark from North Carolina, Professor Maines, and Jason from California. We had some fun and interesting conversations. It was a great dinner!
After dinner we walked over to the famous Nick's English Hut. This is the pup popular among graduate students and alumni. We enjoyed a nice cold soda and the last of the Indiana basketball game. Even though IU lost the game, it was a fun gathering place!
Here we are! Starting on the left Kenn, Jen, me, Kelly, some random joker from the next table, and Darren.
Sunday morning, Kelly spoke at an in-residence orientation meeting that was held in the Kelley School of Business building. It is a newly built building with amazing technology. Even though it is new, it was built to resemble all the old architecture. After this meeting we walked over to the Indiana University Art Museum. We didn't have much time so we had to go quickly and I didn't see everything I wanted to. But they have a amazing curator. They have original art from Picasso. It was my first time ever seeing a original Picasso. They had a bunch of plans for Christo and Jeanne-Claude's work. They are the artists that hug the orange flags in central park in 2005. They also wrapped an entire island. He does very cool stuff. --emily


Caesar Gonzales said...

How fun Em!!!! I wish you could see what it's like out here in the summer!! I remember freaking out the first time I saw fireflies they are my all time favorite thing now.. We stay out many a summer night catching them. So glad you got to see Kelly in action!!

Caesar Gonzales said...

ugh that last post was from Les I was signed in wrong!!

The Siple Family said...

We will be out in May and I am hoping that the fireflies are out, and the trees and flowers will be in bloom. Leslie I will send you our plans today I hope we can meet up in the windy city. That would be so much fun! The boys had such a great time, last time. love you!

Hi! said...

Glad you had a nice weekend!
Love, momAKAgrandma

CJAllred said...

What a beautiful campus and what a great experience to be a part of that orientation. Noone better for those new students to look up to than Kelly.
Looks like a fun pub. Glad you could both go.