Checking in from Chicago

Hey everybody, what an interesting trip my team an I had coming to Chicago! We started off early from UCO. As our trip progressed, we got caught in a snow storm and got stuck in some major highway traffic. As we got closer to Chicago we became more excited about the opportunity we had to serve. Our housing is amazing and the city is beautiful. I . . .  read more

Music City Bound

The Alternative Spring Break Nashville group has been up and at ’em today! We fought the Oklahoma wind and a little rain, jammed our luggage into a big van-which feels significantly smaller with 11 people plus luggage, made a short pit stop at Starbucks, and headed toward Tennessee. All beforeĀ 7am. Impressive right? As the student leader who spent countless hours planning the entire trip, selected the nine other wonderful students, and trained them on our purpose in Nashville I couldn’t be more excited to get this trip started! Our group will be collaborating with the Nashville Rescue Mission to serve the hungry and homeless. The Mission offers emergency services including 3 meals a day, shelter, clothing, day time accommodations, hot showers and personal hygiene items for men, women, and children. The Mission is open 365 days of the year and is continually filled to capacity. When trying to select a city and social issue to focus on during this trip, Nashville was the clear choice for me. So often we think of Nashville as just ‘Music City’ and a tourist hotspot. In reality it is a city stricken with hunger and homelessness. Hunger and homelessness is an epidemic in this country, Oklahoma, and undoubtably even effects students at Central. Hopefully during this trip we will be able to make a small difference in lives of those in Nashville, and see a little of Music City too! Last year I was fortunate enough to participate in ASB New York and that experience made a lasting expression on my life. Not only did I see the world a little differently after I served families who had their homes destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, but I made wonderful friendships and memories to last a life time. And that’s what I hope my team comes away from this trip with. I already see so many good qualities in my team because it takes a special kind of person to give up their Spring Break to serve, but I hope something changes inside of them. As the first year for a student to lead other students during an Alternative Spring Break trip, there’s nothing I want more than for my team to have a life changing experience just like I did in New York. I hope for them to see the world a little differently. For them to want to continue serving with a happy heart well after this trip has ended. For them to be transformed forever because of things they see and do this week. Throughout the week each student will have a chance to blog about their experiences so hopefully you will get to see their transformation with me. I will give daily updates on what we are up to-both serving and sight seeing, and will post lots of fun photos so you can see Music City with us! More when we get to Nashville! -Abbey Canaday

Introduction

Hi everyone! My name is Laci and I am on the Grand Canyon ASB trip. I’m a senior here at UCO studying biology with a minor in chemistry. We are currently eating breakfast at a hotel in Gallup, NM before we continue on to Arizona. I’m excited to spend this time with my team, see the Grand Canyon, and do some volunteer work. I can’t . . .  read more

Introduction

Hello!

My name is Alyssa and I am a public relations major at UCO.

It is my last semester and I could not be more excited!

I chose to spend my spring break this way because I want to make a difference.

I love volunteering and getting to know new people so this was right up my alley.

I’m so excited to see the Grand Canyon for the 1st time!

introduction

Hi!! Im alyson, im a junior broadcast major. Im an RA on campus and a member of L.O.T. im so excited to be on this trip to the grand canyon because I have always wanted to see it!! Im also very excited to be spending my spring break here with these awesome people and getting to serve!

Road Trippin’

On the road again! We’re finally off on our way to Nashville! A little about myself first: my name is Paige and I am a sophomore getting a degree in business administration.  I am in Alpha Delta Pi aand I play soccer for UCO. I am so excited to spend my spring break there helping others and getting to explore Tennessee. We left at around 7:00 . . .  read more

I am a junior chemistry-ACS major

I am a junior chemistry-ACS major. If your wondering what I want to be when I grow up then join the club, I have no idea at all. I find this very exciting, because living life at my age with an open mind I feel puts me in the best position for my future. This trip to the Grand Canyon is very exciting for several reasons: I have never been to the . . .  read more

Introduction

Hey, my name is Paul Brown. I’m a Junior Biology major at UCO with a Pre-Optometry emphasis. I chose to come on ASB to the Grand Canyon because I love the outdoors and have always wanted to see the Grand Canyon. I’m looking forward to working with everyone in the group and getting to know everyone a little better before the end of the . . .  read more

The Importance of a Post-Workout Meal

After a grueling workout, you might find yourself becoming one of two people. First, there are the people who want to go home and eat everything in sight. On the other hand, some people are too exhausted to even fathom the idea of putting any food in their stomachs. While you might falls into one of these categories, many people do not understand . . .  read more