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Hey world, I’m Averill! Some of you already know me from my blog last year, while others probably just found me! To both groups, welcome! This is my second year blogging and my third year at Longwood University. I’m an English major with a concentration in secondary education, which is a fancy way of saying I really want to teach high school English! I’m active in the Honors College, the Anime Club, and am usually somewhere around campus just hanging out or doing whatever needs to be done. Enjoy the blog!

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March 28, 2012 8:42PM

So much going on here at Longwood

So… I’ve been way busy and totally should have blogged sooner but… at least I’m here now, right?

Anyway, the first thing I want to talk about happened last weekend. As a joint venture between the English and Modern Languages and the History and Political Sciences Departments, Longwood put on the sixth annual Medieval Conference, called Meeting in the Middle: Court, Culture, and Cutlery. It was a rousing success despite some Saturday morning rain; I showed up to hear some papers for some friends of mine and got hooked. I have to say my two favorite parts were the Shenandoah University production in proper linguistic accuracy of Robin Hood and the Potter and Longwood’s own Will, Paul, and Chris building a ballista and firing it off! But the papers were truly fascinating too… wow. I may just be a bit of a medieval nerd, but I couldn’t get enough of them…

Dr. Tracy wanted to say that the conference is going to be roughly this time next year, again here at Longwood, so if anyone has a medieval themed paper they want to submit, start working on touch-ups now!

It was a really great way to spend the weekend, though, no lie. I didn’t expect to stay for so many different sessions but I really felt like I learned a TON and met several very kind, knowledgeable people. I strongly suggest coming on down to see it next year, it’s open to the public to come watch and it’s quite amusing.

Anyway, a quick public service announcement and then I think I’m done covering things on campus up until Spring Weekend (which have no fear, there will be a post in a week or so about that)…

My English 400 class, the Honors Section, is hosting a dinner which has been graciously sponsored by the Parents’ Council with a theme of hunger and hunger awareness in Farmville on April 11. This is the third year in a row this has occurred as a bi-yearly event and we have every hope that it will continue. Although unfortunately this event is not open to the public due to budget concerns, we believe it is a good thing to let the general Longwood public know that Longwood students and Farmville’s Town Council do have the chance to interact in a professional yet friendly setting and that Longwood University is not an island amidst Farmville’s ocean but instead a part of it.

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