Week Four, Let’s Go!

Hi everyone!
What a busy time it’s been with classes, and how good it must feel to be so productive again after such a long summer break! 🙂

Right now I’m taking a Surgical Illustration class, where we do exactly as the name implies, but literally in the rooms of live surgeries taking place! The one downside we’re all feeling is knowing how fast we’ll have to draw to keep up with the moving actions of the surgeons’ hands and tools. So far, I haven’t quite gotten the hang of “speed drawing” just yet, but it’s produced some pretty good laughs whenever we step back to see our 30-second messes!

I also want to remind those who haven’t been to the CAB (College Activities Board) Thursday Night Cinemas, to definitely check it out! Look for the poster CAB puts up every week next to Ingle Auditorium in the SAU (Student Alumni Union). Every Thursday in Ingle, they show a FREE close-captioned movie that’s usually just come out of the theaters- the only thing you need to bring is your RIT student ID card, so don’t forget it, and snacks! I recently saw Jurassic World with a group of friends and with the Ben & Jerry’s ice cream in hand that was so conveniently located right next to the auditorium. We had a (yummy) BLAST. Keep an eye out for the next movie playing on the 17th: Insurgent!

If any of you are ever wondering where else to find events happening on campus, simply type “CAB events RIT” into Google Search, sign in with your RIT username and password, and an entire page will pop up, from upcoming events to polls for event ideas and requests. It’s because of these polls that students got to vote for bands like Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and Fun to come play for us..who will come next? As the page states, “let your voice be heard!”

About Sophie

Major: Medical Illustration

Hometown: Sleepy Hollow, N.Y. (yes, I hail from the legendary town of the "Headless Horseman!")

Why I Chose RIT: I've grown up in a mainstreamed setting all my life as a cochlear implant wearer who could "hear" but never truly enough. RIT bridged the gap between these two worlds. Not to mention the overwhelming support and services provided, the RIT family made me feel so at home!

Clubs/Activities: The Running/Multi-Sport club lets me meet and swim with other swimmers, which is a great way to take the edge off after a long day! I'm also active in the Medical Illustrators Club- where we obsess over anatomical illustrations together- and the Outing Club, which has allowed me to explore the tons of beautiful hiking areas around the Finger Lakes region.

Hobbies/Interests: I love painting and thinking creatively, working in hospital environments, participating in fundraising events, swimming, yoga and hiking.

What I Like Best About RIT: There are always so many activities and events happening on campus. I love the student body and school spirit here!

Favorite T.V Show: "Modern Family," "Breaking Bad," "Scrubs" and "How I Met Your Mother." I love making HIMYM references!

Fun Fact about me: I have a couple of "famous" people in my family; I'm the ninth great -granddaughter of William Bradford, a founder and governor of the Plymouth Colony settlement, and a direct descendent of the Swedish King, Gustav III.

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