I just gotta say that The University of Nonsensical Happenings has been voted one of the top 50 web resources on the internet... for eCollegeFinder's Top 50 Freshman Advisor Award. An award given out... well not necessarily given out every year. Actually this is the first time they did this. We were also one of only eight to be named in the "personal experiences" category. The description from their website says "eCollegeFinder is education resource that provides students with the information needed to succeed with their academic aspirations. The Freshmen Advisor Award was created to recognize the top online resources that offer additional advice and guidance for freshman as they embark upon their college experience. These websites strive to encourage and educate younger students as they make the transition from high school to college. This award is not only intended to commend the efforts of the Freshmen Advisors, but to provide students with a valuable resource to adjust to a new and unfamiliar collegiate lifestyle. Be sure to read on to see the unique advice each website has to offer. This wonderful collection of tips and insight is sure to put you ahead of the curve in adjusting to your fresh and exciting lifestyle away from home."
Update: They just sent me this official press release:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
University of Nonsensical Happenings Awarded as a
Top 50 Freshmen Advisor
September 22, 2010 Philadelphia, PA – University of Nonsensical Happenings has recently been honored to receive eCollegeFinder.org’s Freshmen Advisor Award. The Freshmen Advisor Award recognizes the top 50 Internet-based resources offering young students advice toward advancing their college-life experience. By introducing students as well as parents to both the exciting and challenging trials and tribulations of beginning college University of Nonsensical Happenings has shown its commitment to college freshmen during their transition into higher education.
The Freshmen Advisor Award commends University of Nonsensical Happenings’ guidance for young students, highlighting the myriad of opportunities often available for students at their individual academic institutions and providing sound advice and suggestions. To view more about this award, visit the eCollegeFinder Freshmen Advisor Award page.
Getting ahead in today's competitive job market requires you to advance your education and knowledge. eCollegeFinder.org helps students find the right online degrees, offering a wide range of Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD degrees as well as specialized certificates and diplomas from the top accredited online colleges and universities.
I'm pretty excited about this (now I have an excuse to drink again tonight!), I know it isn't a super prestigious award, but it always feels nice to get some recognition. It is just good to know that at least a few people do take some of our advice seriously. I mean, "have fun, but don't be a dipshit" seems to be my underlying theme to most of my advice posts and columns. So thank you to all the readers and the good people over at eCollegeFinder for making this happen. We'll keep writing as long as you keep reading.
Anyways... on to UNH news. This morning a Gables bus rear-ended another one right at the Gables stop. Not really sure how that happens, how fast was that bus taking that turn without being able to stop? That is just another reason why I usually end up walking... and the fact that I can usually walk and get to my destination faster than the buses.
Someone I know wrote an article (NSFW- not the article, but the graphics around it.) about UNH Medical Amnesty that got published in Hustler. (Yes, that Hustler). The article references the facebook group I started last year. So basically, I was in Hustler. No big deal. Although I can't take any credit for the article or getting that passed, all I did was make the group. Great work to everyone who was involved in getting Medical Amnesty passed! Hopefully it will make a difference.
In other news I got my 300th twitter follower today, but I think about 292 of those 300 accounts are spam bots. Come on people, if I have that many twitnits follow me, we should have more facebook likes!
Until next time.
Stay classy, not UMassy.