Constructing Corsages and Boutonnieres for Banquet

Two Sundays ago, in anticipation of the SA banquet, men's dean Enrique Serna and Mrs. Johanna Serna coordinated a boutonniere- and corsage-making session for interested men in the dorm. Much effort and care went into turning artificial flowers, floral tape, wires, pins, cardboard, and a lot of hot glue into beautiful, hand-made expressions of [...]

Men’s Dorm Second Annual Cook-off!

Last Saturday night, the men's dorm had their second annual ramen cook-off in the home-ec room. Five teams chopped, boiled, shredded, fried, crushed, sprinkled, and poured ingredients such as eggs, pepper, carrots, cabbage, potato chips, BBQ sauce, mushrooms, onions, Takis Fuego chips, ginger, salt, and much in an effort to create the perfect ramen [...]

Ladies Send Notes of Encouragement

One Thursday morning instead of regular morning worship, the ladies of the women's dorm gathered with Dean Wamack in the lobby to create cards. First, each student picked a name from the list of WA Church members. Next, they prepared cards. The cards included a favorite Bible verse. After writing the name and address [...]

Friday Evening in the Men’s Dorm

Last Friday evening after Vespers, I spent some time relaxing and enjoying a typical Sabbath evening with the men in the men's dorm. One group of guys gathered around the fireplace to play and sing praise together. Song after song filled the lobby and drifted down the halls - "My hope is built on [...]

A Different Kind of Christmas Party

Last Sunday afternoon, the young ladies of the women's dorm hosted a Christmas party for their "adopted grandparents" in our local church. While only about half of those invited were able to come, this party, entirely organized by our young ladies and was a joy to attend. After opening prayer and hot drinks, the [...]

Dorm Gift Exchanges

'Tis the season for Christmas parties! In the dorms, students celebrated with gift exchanges. In the women's dorm, the gift exchange came as the culmination of a semester-long "secret sisters" program. At the beginning of the year, girls drew names and surreptitiously slipped notes of encouragement a small gifts to the person chosen. At [...]

Women’s Dorm Open House

After vespers last Friday evening, we were treated to an evening of cookies, hot drinks, and friendship in the women's dorm. Each Christmas season, the women's dorm invite male students and the staff an open house. Many of the rooms were decorated for Christmas, and we were invited to vote for the best decorated [...]