[nabs-l] being scholastically social?

RJ Sandefur joltingjacksandefur at gmail.com
Tue Mar 23 23:11:32 UTC 2010


The only thing I partisapated in was student Government.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Sarah Alawami" <marrie12 at gmail.com>
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Sent: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 6:06 PM
Subject: Re: [nabs-l] being scholastically social?


> true but you don't want to be distracted from work. so you treat college 
> like a work place. Ok I'm hanging out at the student union right now but 
> I'm talking to no one unless I have to get up to get food. lol.
> On Mar 23, 2010, at 7:50 AM, Jamie Principato wrote:
>
>> I consider myself to be very academic-oriented. My career goal is to 
>> become
>> a researcher and university professor of cognitive psychology, but f you
>> only focus on work and nothing else though, if you don't branch out and 
>> at
>> least devote a little effort to extracurricular interactions, how will 
>> you
>> develop relationships with future colleagues?
>>
>> On Mon, Mar 22, 2010 at 8:29 PM, Sarah Alawami <marrie12 at gmail.com> 
>> wrote:
>>
>>> No in my opinion it will get you distracted from work and work is what 
>>> you
>>> are there to accomplish. nothing more. I have no time to go out and have 
>>> fun
>>> now that I'm doing 13 credits. only in the summer or duroing spring 
>>> break
>>> can I pleasure myself in singing karoque. but college is for work alone 
>>> in
>>> my opinion even if it is a choir class.
>>> On Mar 22, 2010, at 3:43 AM, Sarah Jevnikar wrote:
>>>
>>>> I disagree with RJ and Sarah. Obviously you're there to get a degree 
>>>> but
>>>> there is so much more to education than that. Learning from lectures 
>>>> and
>>>> texts is such a small portion of what you will learn in life it can't
>>> hurt
>>>> to expose yourself to a wide range of people and interests while so 
>>>> many
>>>> opportunities are available to you. Maybe you won't like what you learn
>>> from
>>>> others or you won't make the friends you hoped but putting yourself out
>>>> there can only benefit you In the long run.
>>>> Respectfully,
>>>> Sarah Jevnikar
>>>>
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org] On
>>> Behalf
>>>> Of RJ Sandefur
>>>> Sent: Monday, March 22, 2010 12:50 AM
>>>> To: National Association of Blind Students mailing list
>>>> Subject: Re: [nabs-l] being scholastically social?
>>>>
>>>> I felt the same way as Sarah does!
>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>> From: "Sarah Alawami" <marrie12 at gmail.com>
>>>> To: "National Association of Blind Students mailing list"
>>>> <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
>>>> Sent: Sunday, March 21, 2010 5:18 PM
>>>> Subject: Re: [nabs-l] being scholastically social?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> I don't socialise but that has nothing to do with my blindness. I 
>>>>> choose
>>>>> not to socialise with anyone because I'm there to get my degree and
>>> nothing
>>>>
>>>>> else. I know that sounds cruel but those are my thoughts.
>>>>>
>>>>> Take care.
>>>>> On Mar 21, 2010, at 1:28 PM, Darian Smith wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> Hi list,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I'm curious to  here what  people's thoughts are about  becoming
>>>>>> involved in  clubs and campus  activities in school (high school or
>>>>>> college). do you  jump at the oppertunity to meet new people? do you
>>>>>> feel nervous about it. have you met some of your  best friends at a
>>>>>> ralley,  social club, campus society? how did your  self- identity as
>>>>>> a blind person factor into  your interactions with people? how did
>>>>>> people interact with you?
>>>>>> Thoughts?
>>>>>> Best,
>>>>>> Darian
>>>>>> --
>>>>>> Darian Smith
>>>>>> Skype: The_Blind_Truth
>>>>>> Windows Live: Lightningrod2010 at live.com
>>>>>> The National Federation of the Blind has launched a nationwide 
>>>>>> teacher
>>>>>> recruitment campaign to help attract energetic and passionate
>>>>>> individuals into the field of blindness education, and we need your
>>>>>> help!   To Get Involved  go to:
>>>>>> www.TeachBlindStudents.org
>>>>>>
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