Written by Lizzie Reimer
When I began my education at the University of Arkansas, I was a declared double major in Theater and Psychology. My first semester was such a whirlwind! It went so much faster than I ever could have expected, but I loved every minute of it! I was involved in several theater productions at the University, and joined Sigma Phi Lambda, the Christian sorority here on campus, in addition to taking 16 credit hours! I was busy, but I would say that it was all worth it, and overall, it was a fantastic first semester. Unfortunately, I decided over winter break that I had a little too much going on, and I have decided to drop my theater major to a minor. Theater has been such a large part of my life for a long time, and I am disappointed to have to take a step back. Nonetheless, I am so excited for the opportunities that this little bit of extra time will afford me.
I am in the honors college, and one of my core requirements for my degree plan is to take four semesters of a language. I chose to take ancient Greek, and this requirement that I take four semesters of this language will allow me to very easily obtain a classical studies minor in addition to the theater minor. I hope to spend more time next semester exploring leadership opportunities within my sorority and focusing on building up my relationships with my sisters. I also plan to apply for a committee position in the University of Arkansas’ Associated Student Government. And there are so many more opportunities to get involved than this! The number one piece of advice that I received upon entering into college was to get involved, and I plan to do just that! I am very excited for the next semester and year to come.