Monday, June 29, 2009


What is the value of using RACE to plan programs?
RACE is BYUSA's planning method. Broken down it stands for Research & train, Action plan, Carry out, and Evaluate & report. RACE can be of much value as it keeps us on track and following a set timeline so our events won't fall through.

Give an example of planning "what to do" versus planning "what we want
to have happen."
Planning "what to do" would include an actual broken down plan of events and things you'd like to have happen. "What we want to have happen"

What is a SMART goal? Why make smart goals?
A SMART goals are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Timely. It is important to make smart goals to be able to really accomplish what you've set out to do. Oft times, goals fall through because part of this criteria is not met.

Of what value is is evaluation in the process?
Evaluation is probably the most important part of the process. When you report on something, it has been proven that you're more likely to accomplish more in the future. (PMG)

Friday, June 19, 2009

dun dun dunnn dunnn!

I have been wanting to blog for the LONGEST time. It's been on my to-do list but it just kept getting shuffled around on my google calendar. Finally, time appeared and my urge can be quelled.

Latest news, I've been working full time in the HBLL this whole spring term still with my same job from the beginning of last year up in the Lettering Room. After being in at work for about eight hours, I head over to BYUSA to help out all that I can. Have I told you how much I love this organization? There is just so much good, so much light, so much happiness contained here. After my time in the office, I head home, check in with the fun things that are happening at Liberty Square and then head to bed roughly around 10:30 or 11. It's been packed and crazy so far, but I'm loving it.

Today is actually the first day of NSO (New Student Orientation) and I am loving being a YGL (Y Group Leader). My group is full of fantastic people and my fellow leaders are amazing. I feel so blessed to be at this university and have all the opportunities that are available to me. I hope that by being a YGL I will be able to help those coming into BYU catch the spirit and be able to find their place. Everyone should feel like there are people that love them for who they are.

Being involved in all these freshman activities really has helped remind me just how much I love being here. One thing that I kept hearing last year as I started out as a freshman was that each student attending BYU is here for a reason. We each have a vital role to play, both here and in the world beyond our studies. An education is a life long process.

Tomorrow morning I have a role in the Education in Zion exhibit in the JFSB during the Cougar Walk. It's an amazing gallery and the students and curator there have such a passion for everything it contains. I am very impressed every time that I leave that corridor. My role is the final part of the presentation and I am responsible for filling the students with an inspirational message about just how important they are. I'm really excited for it and am still tweaking what I want to say. Cross your fingers it all comes together by tomorrow.

I just wanted to post something because it's been awhile. What's going on with you guys? Let me know your latest. I'll keep you posted. Much love!