Archive for April, 2010

Student sense of ownership

Friday, April 30th, 2010

The newly built Student Learning Commons has a unique decor and a fresh atmosphere. With lots of comfy seats and table lamps it is a perfect place for studying, catching up with a friend or reading accompanied with a coffee. But what truly adds to the space is the student art.


Social Media Security

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

To continue on from my first social media blog, I wanted to mention a few cautions for students surrounding the use of social media in reference to your current or future employees.

First of all, you can be found on facebook, twitter or any other social media you frequent. Make sure to keep that profile picture somewhat professional, your negative comments about your workplace to your “inner twitter” and have your status speak the honest truth.

There are a lot of articles out there talking about similar situations.


Linden and Libraries

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

I was asked to film “An evening with Author Linden MacIntyre” on April 19th. It was a wonderful evening centred on celebrating literary success and unveiling the enhancements planned for our library.

Highly recognized and awarded, Linden MacIntyre is a Canadian journalist, broadcaster and novelist and CBU was fortunate enough to have him read from his newest novel, The Bishop’s Man.


Bon Voyage and Welcome Home

Monday, April 26th, 2010

It has come to my attention that CBU grads go on and do amazing things when they finish school.

The perfect example would be CBU-alumni Emily MacDonald, who just happens to also be my big sister.


News Worthy

Monday, April 19th, 2010

I was recently browsing the Cape Breton University home page looking for information about distance courses (which was easily found.)

What I also saw were familiar faces, and headlines with names I knew.

I smiled as I read each news brief and read articles about my friends and professors here at CBU.


Shopping is always in season

Friday, April 16th, 2010

I am a shopaholic.

They say that the first step is admitting it, but unfortunately that has got me nowhere so far (I’ve known of my quick to buy hobbies for a while.)


Student Health

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Being a student is not easy. Our schedules can get quite hectic and our health sometimes falls to the wayside. Check out this student health resource, entitled Student Health 101.

It is an online magazine that you can look through and gain valuable information for your health as a student.

Check it out at:


Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Do you check your facebook account five or more times in one day?

Do you twitter more than once a day?

Do you upload your pictures from last weeks crazy party to Flickr, maybe even from your phone?

Do you upload and watch the video of your friend you took at that crazy party on Youtube and send it to all of your friends?

If you answered yes to at least one of these questions you are a part of the social media revolution.

It may seem simple enough but when we look closely, social media is having a huge impact on our day to day lives.

Marketing, advertising, promotion and product awareness have all seen drastic shifts in their methods and approaches. A perfect example would be Lucy, Kyle and myself writing this blog for the University. I have developed a keen interest in technology, promotion and pop culture and I think that socialnomics seems to fall right between those interests of mine.


How to: Enjoy your Time Off (and avoid studying)

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

While most students are ferociously studying and drinking liters of coffee, I have been hiding out and enjoying the quick taste of summer break that I have been granted. My freedom comes at a price though, since I don’t write my exams until the last two days of the semester. And by the way things have been going I may need a few days of intensive studying to remember all of my course material. But, hey, I have another week before I have to start being in study-mode again. Until then I’ll continue to enjoy my time off.



Monday, April 12th, 2010

It’s that time of year again. Exams. Even this early on a Sunday morning you can see the waves of anxious students filling the CBU cafeteria with their, almost requisite, cups of coffee and sprawling piles of books. Although exams can be stressful and time consuming, you can’t help but enjoy the buzzing energy between the cafeteria and the library this time of year.