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Bullet journaling to provide organizational, creative resource to Saint Mary’s students

| Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Saint Mary’s students will be able to participate in a new bullet journaling program sponsored by the Office for Civic and Social Engagement beginning Tuesday.

The activity will be held on the last Tuesday of every month in the Reignbeaux Lounge of LeMans Hall from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Kris Choinacky, assistant director of the Office of Civic and Social Engagement, said in an email. 

Bullet journaling is not only an engaging and creative activity, but it also can help students build important life skills, Choinacky noted. 

“Bullet journals are do-it yourself planners, scrap books, goal-setting trackers and diary inserts all in one. It’s an individualized productivity tool,” she said. 

Students have previously expressed interest in bullet journaling, Choinacky said, and so far, the program has gained a lot of support. 

“Before Christmas, we gave journals to some of our student staff as a gift and told them about the plans for this semester,” Choinacky said. “They were super excited and expressed interest if guidance and supplies were provided.”

After she witnessed her 11-year-old daughter’s experience bullet journaling, Choinacky was inspired to bring the activity to Saint Mary’s.

“It’s a work of art,” she said. 

This activity can help students set and maintain goals, Choinacky asserted, as well as bring the College community together. 

“Bullet journaling is a place where students can track everything going on in your life,” she said. “We want to inspire students to use their creativity to plan their future by tracking their goals. It will be an opportunity for students to share ideas with each other and gain new friendships.”

The Office of Civil and Social Engagement chose this project to connect with students and provide them with the materials to engage in this experience. Choinacky said the office is always looking for ways to build relationships and engagement with students.

“Plus, we want to support them to be successful,” Choinacky said. 

Students who want to learn more about the craft will have the opportunity to explore bullet journaling throughout the semester and are encouraged to attend the event on Tuesday. 

Though all are welcome to show up, Choinacky emphasized it would be helpful if interested students register for the event by emailing her so the office can provide enough snacks and supplies.

“So far we have several students who have registered and are looking forward to more students coming,” Choinacky said.

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