Ask Adalyn

Written by Muleskinner Staff

Dear Adalyn,
I’m a freshman at UCM and I don’t really know how to get involved. I love my spiritual life and I love sports, but I’m too scared to talk to people and try new things. Help! I need your advice!
Dear Freshman,
When I first started school here, I was in the same boat. I wasn’t quite sure how to get involved – mainly because I was so overwhelmed by the abundance of groups you can get involved with. A great way to get involved is to join Spotlight. They host events monthly and have little events throughout the month. It’s an easy way to develop new friendships.
To get involved with your sporty side, intramurals are a great way to socialize while being a little competitive. From soccer to archery, the sports list is packed with traditional and unique activities. Your community advisor will have information about these, but you can also get additional information from the Student Recreation and Wellness Center.
Getting involved spiritually may be a tad more complicated in the sense that it may seem like not a lot of people around campus are involved with a church group, but there are so many options out there. On campus, we’ve got Central Baptist Student Union, Catholic Campus Ministries and Navigators, just to name a few. Worship with Central BSU at 7 p.m. on Thursdays in W.C. Morris 229. Attend Catholic Mass every Sunday at 7 p.m. in the Alumni Chapel. Or try Nav Night, a nondenominational-based service, at 8 p.m. every Thursday in the Alumni Chapel. With this, you will be able to get involved with your spiritual side.
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