||A week in the life: An inside look at the
daily activities of a Centre senior
RELEASED: April 25, 2002
DANVILLE, KY-What does a week entail for a Centre College student? The possibilities seem to be limitless. Senior Wes Fugate kept a log of his activities at Centre for a week. Fugate attended fraternity meetings, worked at the Norton Center for the Arts, met with campus officials, went to class, did homework, attended a party and somehow found time to get some sleep. Below is a breakdown of his day-to-day schedule.
Wes awoke at 10 a.m., got dressed and attended church. After going to lunch with church members, it was back to his fraternity house to tidy it up. He managed to get in a couple of hours of homework before having dinner with his fraternity brothers. After some meetings with the fraternity, there were a couple of more hours of homework before going to bed at 2 a.m.
Monday started with a 10 a.m. wake-up. He checked and responded to e-mails before heading to his 11:30 a.m. Economic Development class. At around 12:40 p.m. Wes met up with friends at Cowan Dining Commons. Some campus errands, including stopping in at the Centre Post Office and visiting the Student Life Organization offices followed before a 3 p.m. acting class. Wes had an early dinner (5 p.m.) at Cowan Dining Commons. Homework was from 6-9 p.m. before a Student Congress meeting.
This was a long day. Wes was up by 7:15 a.m. to be ready for an 8 a.m. Economics Senior Seminar.
"It's a small class of only eight taught by Dr. David Anderson (professor of economics). It's my favorite because it's not in a normal classroom setting. Sometimes we meet in the Bookstore Coffeeshop, sometimes in Cowan Dining Commons. When we're in a classroom it's around one table, not at individual desks. Not only do we talk about economics, but we also address issues about life outside of Centre. The topics change frequently. We engage in structured debates over economic issues or sometimes just healthy discussion about the campus climate."
He met with Randy Hays, vice president for student life, at 1:30. Arrived at Centre's Norton Center for the Arts at 6 p.m. for an 8 p.m. performance. Wes works there as house manager. He's responsible for opening the facility, overseeing student ushers and ticket takers as well as security. He arrived home from the performance at 11 p.m. and settled in for a couple of hours of homework.
"Any day with a Norton Center event is really busy," Wes says.
Wednesday was a little less taxing, allowing time for errands and relaxation. There were still two nighttime meetings to attend, however.
After class on Thursday, Wes, as many students do, gave a campus tour to prospective students and their families that morning. He had two engagements that evening, meeting with Student Congress and the Interfraternity Council from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. After returning home, he settled in for a few hours of homework.
Wes got out of his final class for the week at 4 p.m. It was time to unwind. He met friends out for dinner in Danville at 5 p.m. Wes' Big Three off-campus eating establishments: Wah Mei (Harrodsburg), The Depot (Stanford) and Dunn's Barbecue (Danville). He then attended a Centre athletic event. The rest of the night was spent with friends on campus.
Wes had to unlock the Norton Center for an event for prospective students. Wes spoke at the welcoming session and then gave a couple of early afternoon campus tours.
"The Norton Center is definitely the highlight of my tour. We're probably the only school in the nation with such a top-notch facility that offers free performances for students. How many people can brag that they saw "Rent" for free while at college?"
He locked up the Norton Center at 3. The rest of the afternoon was personal time. At 10 p.m. Wes helped set up the fraternity house for a party. Afterward, Wes was one of the individuals to help clean up.
"The weekend fraternity party is also a big highlight. I have a great time just hanging out on the back porch of the house talking to everyone and, occasionally, dancing."
He then had to get some sleep, church was just a few hours away.
For a minute-by-minute look at Wes' schedule, click here.
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