United We Stand: Peterson Farm Brothers

On Sunday, October 8th, United We Stand presented the Peterson Farm Brothers who talked about agricultural advocacy and the power of social media. The Peterson Farm Brothers are a three brothers from Kansas who have a passion for agriculture and decided to show that passion by creating parodies of popular songs. Greg Peterson was there representing the Peterson Farm Brothers. He showed their very first parody that they filmed called “I’m Farming and I Grow It” and other popular parodies that they have done. Their first parody went viral on Youtube. This instant popularity showed the brothers how important social media is when you want to teach people about your passions. If you want to learn more about the Peterson Farm Brothers, check out their website: http://www.petersonfarmbros.com/ . Have you seen any of the Peterson Farm Brothers videos? Which video is your favorite? Put your answers to the questions in the Discussion page.



Finding Resources

If you are looking for resources around campus, you should check out the bulletin board in the hallway on 5 West. The board is modeled after the duck pull game at the carnival. All you have to do is flip up the ducks on the board and underneath each duck is a resource with its description, location, and hours if available. The resources listed are just a small selection of the available resources. If you are interested in learning about more resources on campus, just ask me and I can give you information about additional resources.

Star Gazing

On the night of April 23rd, we went star gazing on top of the “M” in hopes of being able to watch the meteor shower. Unfortunately, it was a little cloudy and we were facing the wrong direction so we didn’t get to see it. It was still a lot of fun because we were looking for the different constellations and watching for satellites and airplanes to cross over head all while having a wonderful conversation. Thank you to everyone that came.

Whats the Buzz all about?

There is a new Bulletin Board on the wing. This board is all about honeybees and colony collapse disorder. It contains information on honeybees, their life cycle, anatomy, what you can do to help, and what foods we wouldn’t have if we didn’t have honeybees. There are also some fun facts from Officer Osborne who raises bees himself. The border is made from cardboard coffee slips that are painted black and yellow to look like a bee as well as symbolize coffee since that is something we wouldn’t have without bees!20170411_184712_HDR

What happens in 60 seconds?

The new board up in the elevator bay contains different facts that happen in 60 seconds. Please keep in mind that these are averages. This board sounded interesting because you never really think of about how much actually happens in just 1 minute. There are facts on there that surprised me. Be sure to read through the facts the next time you are waiting for the elevator; you might just learn something new.20170307_140709_HDR

Anchored in Love

There is a new bulletin board up on the wing! This board is Valentine’s Day themed and contains information on domestic violence. It contains information on what signs to look for and what a healthy relationship looks like. The big hearts on the board are made from fake rose petals to give it more of a valentine’s day flair. Please be sure to check it out and read the information and remember that I am always here if you need to talk.20170209_232903_hdr

Pancakes and Study Time

Yesterday morning we had pancakes and study time so that those living on 5th floor could come down and enjoy some free breakfast and study. We had a good turn out and used most of the pancake mix we had bought. Even though it turned into more of a social hour because there were only a couple people studying, it was still a great way to relax before finals. Thank you to everyone that came down and enjoyed some delicious pancakes.