Where the Wildcats Are

Tue, 05/14/2013

Well Wildcats, we’re coming to another bittersweet end in the school year, except this time is a little different. This really is the end for me. Coming into Thompson School I honestly wasn’t sure what to expect. I was nervous just like anyone is in a new environment.  I wanted to do well and I wanted to be proud of myself when I graduated. I can honestly say I have 100% accomplished that goal. Of course I couldn’t have gotten to that point without my professors. I loved each and every one of them.

Fri, 02/22/2013

After a long winter break and a crazy first few weeks of classes, it’s back to the swing of things here at the Thompson School! I have to say it’s a lot more fun being here then it is at home. Of course, why wouldn’t any student feel that way here at UNH? As the snow comes, everyone enjoys a lot of time indoors. Here at UNH it’s a lot of fun when snowstorms happen. Students find ways to sled and make snowmen all around campus. If you live in the dorms, the R.A.’s or C.A.’s always have different, fun, activities for the residents to do while snowed in.

Mon, 12/10/2012

This semester sure did fly by!  Lucky for me it’s finals week and I am one of the few who is one final away from being home for winter break.  One thing I really appreciated from my professors this semester was their generosity towards the class, and how fair they dealt with the students.  In my case, all the professors gave final exams early enough for us to get a head start on break! My last final is math. With this being my weak subject, I’ll be spending a lot of time in the library and squeezing in some last minute tutoring sessions.

Thu, 11/01/2012

After a refreshing summer back home, it was time to pack my 100 bags and head back to my second home, UNH. It’s hard to believe I’m a sophomore already.  Freshman year flew by and now I am in my last year at Thompson School. My major here at Thompson School is Restaurant Management, as I hope this will benefit me down the road to becoming a Wedding Planner.  It’s always nice to have a break off from school, because it gives you something to look forward to when you go back.

Fri, 04/20/2012

After a nice short spring break, school is quickly back in action. We had a few field trips left to go in my local food class and today our destination is an elk farm. I didn’t quite know what an elk looked like, nor did I know what it could be used for. When we arrived all I saw was a yellow house and a large open field surrounded by a fence, but no elk. I began to look further and way off in the distance is where I spotted them. They were all clumped together staring at us curiously.

Thu, 03/22/2012

Well I have to say after a short but relaxing vacation I have so much to talk about! Spending a week in Bermuda was definitely fun, but it’s these vacations that make me realize how much I miss being here at school. Coming back slightly sun kissed and refreshed, I'm ready to continue on with classes and my life here in Wildcat country.

The Whittemore Center Arena at UNH
Wed, 02/22/2012

It’s the night of the David Guetta Concert! My friends and I have been waiting for this much too long and I'm sure so has everyone else on campus. People are shopping for new outfits, making t-shirts, finding glow sticks, anything to stand out in the crowd.

Kelsi Viau
Mon, 01/30/2012

I must say, after a long vacation of doing absolutely nothing, school work is exactly what I want. The drive to campus was the longest it's felt in a while. I can’t wait to walk into my dorm again, eat the same old dining hall food and be overwhelmed with school work. The winter break felt longer than a month and a week, it felt like a year!

Kelsi Viau
Wed, 11/23/2011

Hello again. Today is Thursday, but not just any Thursday. Today is the first day 180 Blue opens for service. 180 Blue is Thompson School’s restaurant, where students in the Restaurant Management concentration work all types of front end positions a restaurant would typically have.

Where the Wildcats Are
Tue, 11/01/2011

I wake up this morning, a little less tired, and a lot more anxious to start the day. As I look out my window, I realize, my roomy and I have the best view on campus. The beautiful trees that surround us have now changed colors according to season. We’ve been waiting for this.

Kelsi Viau

Kelsi Viau '13

Coming to UNH was probably one of the best decisions I've made in my life so far. I grew up in Windham, NH, about 45 minutes from Durham. In Windham, I was with all the same faces my whole life, so getting away from home, but still being close was perfect for me. I’ve been able to make new friends and experience the true college life.

Originally I applied to UNH’s hospitality program, but got referred to Thompson School's Restaurant Management program instead. I wasn’t  disappointed because I knew that regardless of where I was going, I was still going to UNH, and my new program was going to set me on the path to reach my ultimate dream of becoming a wedding planner.

I hope in writing these articles, students at UNH will feel inspired and also learn a little more about Thompson School. I write because it’s fun to show my creative side, and share my stories with students like myself. I hope you all enjoy!