Last Week’s Events, Founder’s Day in Particular


I apologize for the hiatus in blogging – this past week has been a busy one and ended with a relaxing pacing break. Last week definitely tested my multitasking skills (which need improving) in academics, future planning, and extracurricular involvement. In academics, I encountered the midterm rush of tests and papers which included Prestressed Concrete, Foundation Engineering, a Theatre Paper and a Professional Development Paper. As you can see, these are rather spread out in different areas, which makes it more attainable to complete all of them.

Last week’s social events included an Engineer’s Without Borders ‘smores night & Founder’s Day at Lehigh. Founder’s Day is a special celebration at Lehigh where we commemorate our founder, Asa Packer (pictured above), as well as professors and student leaders.  The student leaders are presented with a walking stick, a symbol of Asa Packer’s leadership (which is an AMAZING honor). Also celebrated at Founder’s Day are the educators who are moving up in their title at Lehigh. I recognized many of my professors and was extremely happy for them as they received their titles.

If you are a student or staff on campus reading this, I’d like to share this last part with you: I believe that what I have described are the only celebrations for Founder’s Day. I’d also like to say that I absolutely love my school and I feel that it has constantly supported me through every thing over the last 3+ years. No matter how stressful school can get and no matter what frustrating events may happen during this time, Lehigh offers a rare experience that you may not find elsewhere. Founder’s Day is a celebration where, quite literally, we celebrate the founding of Lehigh University and all the opportunities it has given us.


About lusamantha14

I am currently a senior at Lehigh University pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering. My blog this semester will be about my last undergraduate year at Lehigh: academics, social events & unexpected day to day occurrences. I'm really excited to share my thoughts, stories, and advice with anyone reading, since I know that all students go through very similar experiences. I can't wait to explore all of the opportunities that the field of Civil Engineering has to offer & I'm excited to live out my last year at Lehigh to the fullest! View all posts by lusamantha14

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