The Week from 3/13 – 3/19 on OU Create!

This week the OU Create community made 85 posts. This week, the community shared their stories from spring break. As always, we’ve looked through all of them and are proud to present to you… The Best of OU Create for the Week from March 13th through March 19th!

And now for the weekly roundup…

Emilee Sullivan spent spring break in Mexico, volunteering in a children’s home. Emilee shares not only her personal reflections on the value of charity, but also more than 30 photos of her trip.

Makenzi Smith made a series of three posts about her spring break experience in California. Her first stop was La Jolla, where Makenzi got to experience a true California beach town. Check out the other two stops Makenzi made on her blog!


Brook spent spring break hiking in Arizona. Brook accomplished three different hikes over the break and shared photos of the beautiful views in Arizona.

Han is studying abroad in Korea for the academic year, but still managed to to take a small spring break. Han took the weekend to go to Daegu and spend time with friends, an unofficial spring break at the beginning of her spring term.

 

The Week from 3/6 – 3/12 on OU Create!

This week the OU Create community made 182 posts. This week, we saw a lot of posts about cultures around the world. As always, we’ve looked through all of them and are proud to present to you… The Best of OU Create for the Week from March 6th through March 12th!

And now for the weekly roundup…

Sara Fisher checked in during her study abroad experience. Sara shares her week-long experience in Taiwan during her semester break, including lots of amazing pictures of Taiwan.

Sara's photo of a street in Taipei

Emilee Sullivan attended the Nowruz Persian Music Festival last week here at the University of Oklahoma. Emilee shares her impressions and thoughts, particularly on what the festival showed about culture.

Screenshot of Emilee's blog titled Nowruz Persian Music Festival

Eva attended the Latino Flavor event held here at OU. In her post, Eva shares her experience, including authentic food and amazing performances.

Picture of Eva at Latino Flavor event

Kayleigh Kuyon shared her thoughts on being a moderator for the book group The World’s Religions by Huston Smith. Kayleigh reflects on how the book group has been an amazing learning experience, introducing members to different perspectives that exist in the world.

Screenshot of Kayleigh's blog post titled Reading About Confucianism

 

The Week from 2/27 – 3/5 on OU Create!

This week the OU Create community made 145 posts. This week, the community posted about a variety of topics, from politics to architecture. As always, we’ve looked through all of them and are proud to present to you… The Best of OU Create for the Weeks from February 27th through March 5th!

And now for the weekly roundup…

Cara Crain shared a brief explanation of minimalism on her blog. Cara focuses on how the principles of minimalism can be applied to her readers’ daily lives, assisting with organization.

Photo of a minimalist desk from Cara's blog post entitled Minimalism

Lyndsey, an architecture major, shared a series of four posts to introduce non-majors to the study. In her first post, Lyndsey discusses the architecture of the Santa Maria Novella in Florence, Italy. Check out the rest of Lyndsey’s series on her blog!

Photo of the Santa Maria Novella from Lyndsey's blog post entitles ARCH for Non Majors Blog 1

Lauren Bishop posted about the impact of the bottled water industry. In her post, Lauren stresses the importance of small changes in daily life which lead to great change.

Screenshot of Lauren's blog post entitles Be the Change ou Wish to See in the World

Jill Burcham explored the role of the private and voluntary sectors in social welfare in the United States. She encourages her readers to volunteer and donate to charity, hoping that she can make a difference in someone’s life.

Screenshot of Jill's blog post entitled Can't we all just get along?

Kestrel St. Clair shared her thoughts on her study abroad experience so far. Kestrel, during her winter break from studying in Japan, reflects that the most important part of any study abroad experience is to travel and fully engage with the culture.

Screenshot of Kestrel's blog post entitled Houston 2.24.17

The Week from 2/20 – 2/26 on OU Create!

This week the OU Create community made 224 posts.This week we saw many posts about social justice and the way it interacts with our government. As always, we’ve looked through all of them and are proud to present to you… The Best of OU Create for the Weeks from February 20th through the 26th!

And now for the weekly roundup…

Sarah Lawhead discusses definitions of poverty and unemployment. Sarah not only defines these terms, she points out how our definitions can change our pictures of poverty and unemployment.

Screenshot of Sarah's blog post entitled Poverty and Unemployment

On February 23, Allie Brookman made a post about Shine a Light on Slavery Day. Allie reflects on the importance of awareness campaigns in the fight against human trafficking and modern day slavery.

Screenchot of Allie's blog post entitled Shine a Light on Slavery Day

Andi Bentley posted about intersectionality and minorities in America. Andi encourages his readers to support each other even when it can be exhausting to continue to be engaged.

Screenchot of Andi's blog post entitled I am Tired but Who Isn't

Elena Montes reflected on how the study of history can distance us from the realities other people are living. In her post, Elena encouragers her readers to make the effort to “become invested in knowing your world.”

Screenshot of Elena's blog post entitled Look Beyond Yourself

The Week from 1/23 – 1/29 on OU Create!

This week the OU Create community made 124 posts. User reflected on their journeys, whether while studying abroad, while growing as an educator, or while engaging politically. As always, we’ve looked through all of them and are proud to present to you… The Best of OU Create for the Weeks from January 23rd through 29th! And now for

The Weeks from 1/9 – 1/22 on OU Create!

In the week before school started back for the Spring, we saw a slate of blog posts about Winter travel and study abroad. This past week, as students returned to classes, the OU Create community made 370 posts. Users made plans for more productive years, reconsidered their class management, and thought about their evolving identities. As