August 4, 2011 - 3:45 PM
This work week provided something a little different at the Annual Giving Program. All of the student callers were offered the opportunity to participate in the AGP photo shoot! What exactly does this entail? Well, a lot of wandering around campus with a bunch of the AGP caller crew and a lot of smiling.
The pictures are used for the mailings that the Annual Giving Program sends out every year and may be posted on the AGP website as well. So, you may be seeing my face along with 15-20 other AGP callers as well in the near future!
Over two days, about 15-20 student callers hung out around campus, along with a photographer. Not every single person was needed for each shot, so there was a lot of sitting and watching, which was almost as much fun. We would mix in and out, and the rest of us were able to chat, enjoy the sunshine and watch our peers get their picture taken.
I arrived just before 9 am in the EMU, where we took a whole bunch of pictures, myself involved in a couple inside and out of the building. I'm really happy that out of all of the places, many of my pictures were taken at the EMU. The building is the heart of campus, and will soon be under renovation, so it was neat for me to get to document the EMU that I experienced while a student.
From the EMU, we moved on through the rest of campus, stopping at Willamette (the science building, and one of my favorites on campus), the chemistry lab, the main quad etc. We were fed some delicious food courtesy of the U of O's catering service, and then I had to dip out for an hour for peer advising with the Human Physiology department for an hour. But, then I returned and the photos continued. Mine, and many others last photos for the day took place in the Lillis Business complex. The next morning brought a similar routine, starting out in Condon Hall and the Knight Library.
The whole experience was a lot of fun. I got to hang out with a bunch of my work friends, eat some delicious U of O catering, and while I felt a little silly at times, smiled for some pictures. It should be pretty fun to see which pictures they end up choosing to use through this next year!