Girl with the Arrow
Lawson (February 2005)
Current Kianu President- Class of 2005
- What inspired you to run for
president of the XAN Club?
BL: I’ve held leadership roles before, but this one meant
the most to me. I wanted to represent the club that I love so much and this
was a wonderful opportunity.
- 20 years from now, what do you
hope to see the club still doing?
BL: I hope the club is still the largest on campus and continues
its reputation as having the classiest and most kind-hearted women at Muskingum
(who still know how to have fun of course!)
- Why did you choose Muskingum?
BL: Gorgeous campus and I wanted a small school with a good reputation
- What is your favorite Kianu
BL: I LOVE the Mace/Kianu 80’s party and I absolutely love
living in the house. Also, this year we had a “Kianu Only” party
after our first Rush Party and we bonded, laughed, and sang songs all night
as sisters! (Kristin Hart and I were the bartenders)
- What is your favorite non-Kianu
BL: I studied abroad in Puerto Rico last semester for 5 ½
months and three Kianus came and visited for Spring Break (Abbey Hartmeyer,
Jess Coleman, and Marianne Main) The time I spent on the island and the
people I met are unforgettable. I grew as a person and a student, and I
will take that experience with me for life.
- How would you characterize the
Pledge Class of 2005?
BL: So cute!!! They are always smiling. They are definitely a classy
group of girls with amazing personalities and are really eager to learn
- What is the number one thing
you would like to accomplish this year as president?
BL: Eliminate or keep internal conflict to a minimum. Of course
there are different personalities and ambitions so naturally conflicts may
arise, but my big Susan Melhorn once said that “diversity is the greatest
strength of Kianu,” and I completely agree!
- When did you decide you wanted
to pledge Kianu (during the fall, rush, or pledge day)?
BL: From the first day of move in freshman year I had always admired
XAN, but I did not rush until my sophomore year. I wasn’t sure about
the Greek system until I saw my roommate go through it.
- What made you want to become
BL: Amazing women! Almost all of my best friends came here, so why
would I not want to be part of a club full of kind, funny, loving people?!
I followed my heart and here I am!!!
- When you first visited the house,
what was your first impression?
BL: Cool! I thought it was neat because it was off campus and the whole
inside was decorated in purple and yellow knick-knacks.
- Which Kianu sister has had the
greatest impact on you?
BL: Susan Melhorn, my wonderful beautiful big! She is everything
I want to be and hope to be someday. I rank her right up there with Oprah!!!
I could go on and on about all her amazing qualities, but I will probablly
get choked up so I’ll stop here!
- What do you want to do after
BL: I am looking for a job to teach Spanish right now, but eventually I
want to be a guidance counselor. I will continue to travel and I want to
continue working with the youth group and Sunday Schools at my church.
If you would like to nominate someone for this honor (active or alumna),
please e-mail ruthsaraconnell(at)gmail(dot)com with your selection. Changes are
made as nominations are received.
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Last Update: February 2005