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Commencement 2009

May 11th, 2009

So, it’s official, the Class of 2009 is now part of Wooster’s vast alumni network, meaning that my class, the Class of 2010, are now seniors! I drove down to Wooster last night for Senior Weekend. Last night there was a huge party on Lowry Patio for all the seniors, their families, and their friends; it was so much fun because there were “celebrity bartenders” (i.e. Mary Karen: Vice President of Enrollment) serving beer and wine. In addition, there was lots of music and food.

Commencement 2009 was at 10AM today. It lasted almot 3 hours, but the weather was nice enough that it was held out in the Oak Grove, not the gymnasium. I hope that when I graduate next year, the weather will be just as nice, if not more beautiful!

Well, I am eating dinner with my dad now…scallops, steak, and seasonal vegetables! I’m blogging all summer, so feel free to ask me any questions you may have!

It’s summertime! ALEX

Two more finals to go…

May 6th, 2009

Admissions Cookout...Brandon and I not wanting our photo taken

Admissions Cookout...Brandon and I not wanting our photo taken

I turned in my French IS Monday afternoon; the title of it was “LA POSSIBILITE D’UNE SYNTHESE ENTRE LES ECOLES FRANCAISES ET LES ECOLES TRADITIONNELLES EN AFRIQUE: UN ANALYSE DE L’AVENTURE AMBIGUE ET L’ENFANT NOIR”…very exciting! It was such a load off my shoulders to finish my IS and get it into my advisor Professor Gamble. Tess and I got our IS’ bound at the bookstore too; we didn’t have to, but we thought that it would be great to look back fifty years from now and have a 30 page French IS. We are extreme losers (in private).

I have taken one of my finals as well. Today, I had a final at 9AM for my US-China History class; the final went okay. Basically, our professor did his best to come up with a test that asked the most useless questions, not covering the overarching themes of the class. I studied till 4:30AM on Sunday and 1:30AM on Monday, but my studying was not that useful! Anyways, I am glad to be done with one final; I have two more tomorrow!

Tomorrow, I have my International Political Economy Final and my Research Methods and Design finals. I hope that I will have prepared enough by the time I take the exams. Obviously, I am not studying right now because I am procrastinating by writing a short blog entry. I will let you all know how I feel after my finals tomorrow!

Back to studying, ALEX



Tamara Bergert's BIRTHDAY BASH!!!

Birthday FUN for Tamara!


Two weeks notice for the class of 2009!

April 26th, 2009

I have not written in a while because I have been extremely busy with JUNIOR IS and two GROUP PROJECTS!!! It is crunch time at The College of Wooster. So, since the last time that I wrote, a lot has happened. On Friday (4/24), classes were cancelled for the IS Symposium (an event that gave the seniors an opportunity to talk about and present their IS presentations around campus), there was a BBQ at The Office of Admissions, and I threw a party for the Model United Nations Team. On Saturday (4/25), I had the last orientation training session and did lots of work, work, work in the library till 9:30PM. There was a big event on Saturday, sponsored by the Wooster Activities Crew (WAC) called Springfest (a campus wide event with live music, food, games, and FUN!!). 

In addition, the weather here has been AMAZING! It has been between 80-85* the past few days, and it is supposed to be just as nice tomorrow too! The weather is not helping me with getting all my homework done, so I have to lock myself in the library till it closes. 

Here are some pictures of the past couple of days and weeks! Enjoy and I will write more (after my French Junior IS is DONE!):

Sagely...I am going to MISS YOU!!

Sagely...I am going to MISS YOU!!

Don't we clean up nicely!

Don't we clean up nicely!

Hanging out on Lowry Patio

Hanging out on Lowry Patio

Late night fun in WOO-DIGGITY!

Late night fun in WOO-DIGGITY!

Oh ASIANS and their "peace signs" 

The College Art Museum and Ebert Art Center

April 16th, 2009

FACT: I love art and I want to be an architect when I am older. After I graduate The College of Wooster, I hope to take a couple of years off before I pursue a masters of architecture degree. Eventually, I would love to move to Francophone West Africa and work with sustainability in the region.

One of my favorite places to go on campus is the College of Wooster Art Museum. The art building on campus is home to our art and art history majors, as well as our amazing art museum. Our curator, Kitty Zurko does an amazing job at bringing in a handful of different exhibits ever year. She works on bringing in local, national, and international artists, as well as pulling from our permanent art collection (which includes a mummy)!!! Currently, there is an exhibit called “Molecules that Matter”; this exhibit focuses on various molecules (from DNA to nylon to Penicillin) that have changed the way we live. To check out more about the college’s art museum, visit

In addition to the formal art museum, the Ebert Art Center is home to a student gallery that features all student art work. It is so cool to walk through this space and see what is always changing. Right now, there are senior exhibitions of Senior Independent Study Projects; they are incredible!

Well, that’s all for now. I will write more later. It has been a BUSY week! ALEX



The CRAZY students who work in The Office of Admissions...JUMP!!!

JUMP!!! All the students who work in The Office of Admissions

It’s been fun, but sadly, I am transferring to another school.

April 1st, 2009

I have really enjoyed my time at The College of Wooster, but I am going to be leaving; I have met some of the most incredible people, done some of the most incredible things, taken amazing classes, but unfortunately I will not be here at the start of the Fall 2009 semester. I will be transferring after this semester to pursue a degree in pre-architecture at another university in Ohio. In hopes of becoming an architect, I feel that this is the best for my career and future.

I will continue to write for the campus, post pictures of all the fun people I have met, and talk about my classes and experiences, until I leave in May 2009.

I have had feedback from a lot of great people regarding my blog and I will be sad to leave in 6 weeks. I know that Wooster will always be a place filled with great memories, and so I will deeply miss it!

Thanks Wooster for all the great times from Fall 2006 to Spring 2009!

A-P-R-I-L   F-O-O-L-S!!!

April Fool’s Day is so much fun on campus, so check out “The Wooster Vice” at The Wooster Vice is published once a year on April Fool’s Day, and it is the fake version of the real campus newspaper that is published weekly, “The Wooster Voice”. Have fun reading this year’s newspaper!

The trickster, ALEX

p.s. I am sure that I have April Fool’s Day Karma now….this is my third joke of the day!



Myself, Danielle, and Mary in West Virginia

What would you do if you were walking down the street and saw three college students laying on mattresses outside of a church?

guess this wooster character…

March 29th, 2009

(1) can type at 87 words per minute or more

(2) likes grammar, shelving books while judging them by their cover, lowry creations, making situations awkward, and getting compliments

(3) admires people who give good high fives

(4) is a winter according to ‘color me beautiful’ and has leadership qualities according to her ring finger

(5) is LAURA VALENCIA…and this was her idea 🙂

Hello world!

February 21st, 2009

Hey everyone! Welcome to ScotBlogs!

My name is Alex Jue and I am a current junior International Relations and French double major at The College of Wooster. I wanted to make my very first blog an informal introduction of who I am and what I do at The College of Wooster. So, here it goes…

To start off, I am from Chagrin Falls, Ohio (a small town about 30 minutes east of Cleveland, Ohio), and honestly, I never thought I would be coming to a school only an hour and a half away from home, but I absolutely love it here! I am quite involved on campus, ranging from helping out in the Office of Admissions with tours, answering questions, visit days, and this soon to be amazing blog to running Varsity Cross Country in the fall. In addition, I was recently elected as our President for our Student Government Association (essentially the governing liaison between the students and administrators) on campus and am actively involved in our Model United Nations Club. I am also involved in the planning of  The New Student Orientation Program for incoming first-year students and of course I try to fit some time in to hang out with friends during the week and just chill watching bad MTV and VH1 shows.

I just returned from an amazing semester abroad in Dakar, Senegal (Western most point of Africa) and am slowly re-acclimating myself to the weather, food, culture, and being with my friends again; it has been an interesting process, but it is great to be back! I met some of the most incredible people, staying with a host family and taking classes at the University of Dakar, had an opportunity to speak Wolof (the local language) and French, saw some the most beautiful places, and without a doubt had my best life experience ever, teaching me the most about what I really need versus what I want. If you want to know more about my incredible four month stay in Senegal, please visit my other blog at:

Overall, Wooster has been everything that I wanted in my college experience. The atmosphere of a small, community-orientated campus; the personalized attention of professors/faculty; the diverse group of friends that I have made from Bangladesh to Pakistan to Buffalo, NY; the amazing attention to just an undergraduate program based around a Senior Independent Study Project (thesis-like project); and, of course, everything founded by the incredible things that I have done at Wooster and know that I will be doing post-Wooster.

Cheers! ALEX JUE

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