It’s that time of the semester. No, not the time where everyone is getting married or engaged (though it is that time, too). It’s nearing the end of the semester which means Academic Awards! Yesterday I went to the College of Arts and Science’s awards celebration and got to see several of my friends receive awards ranging from research in psychology to outstanding work in a foreign language. I also received the Corinne Dale Award for Acheivement in Writing about Gender, which was really neat. I actually had Dr. Dale as a professor my both semesters of my first year at Belmont, and I always wanted to live up to the high expectations she had for students. It is really neat for me to be able to receive an award in her name. But it didn’t end yesterday (which also happened to be my birthday). On Monday, the University wide awards are being handed out, and I’m privileged and honored to be receiving the Alfred Leland Crabb award in writing along with another outstanding English Major. It’s really great to celebrate the acheivement of my friends and fellow students and this is just another cherry on top of graduation being less than a month away.