Overcoming Failure: Baseball vs. Life

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Baseball is a game of failure. It will also teach you many valuable lessons about life. Imagine failing at 70% of everything you do. How would you deal with it? Welcome to the life of a baseball player. In baseball, getting a hit 3 out of every 10 at-bats is considered successful. In fact, so successful, numerous Major League Baseball players have been inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame at the end of their career for getting a hit 3 out of every 10 at-bats (failing 70% of the time). However, baseball is not the only place failure is experienced. In life, there are many challenges, obstacles, and failures that we must overcome as well. There are many ways to deal with challenges and overcoming failure. No matter how you go about dealing with these challenges, there is one key component you must have, or develop to overcome these obstacles: Mental Toughness. Not only is mental toughness important in baseball; we need to be mentally tough in life too.

Checkout the interview below with Kyle Prats as we talk about overcoming failure in baseball and life through mental toughness:

Interview and written By: Erick Gaylord

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Sole Hope

Want the opportunity to get involved in a meaningful and rewarding service activity? Strickland Hall is sponsoring a service project through Sole Hope, an organization that strives to provide children in Uganda with shoes to protect their feet from harmful diseases. The shoes are created from denim jean material, and the organization recruits the help of willing volunteers to collect the jeans and cut them into shoe patterns. From March 20th through April 2nd, we will be holding a campus-wide jean drive, and we need YOUR help! As everyone begins to clean out their closets before heading home for the summer, we hope you’ll consider donating your old jeans – even one pair makes a huge impact! Drop-off locations will be in all residence hall lobbies, as well as in Lundy-Fetterman, the Campus Ministry House, and the Wallace Student Center (the Oasis).

 

The “Shoe Cutting Party” event, where we will get together to cut the jeans and package them for shipment to Sole Hope, will be held on Monday, April 25th at 8:00 PM in the Rumley Center. If you are interested in helping with the project, please contact Anna Marie Vagnozzi, Strickland Hall RA, at a_vagnozzi0927@email.campbell.edu for more information.

Want to learn more about Sole Hope? Visit www.solehope.org.


Thanks for your participation in this awesome service project!

 

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By: Anna Marie Vagnozzi

Preview of the Week

This week is a short week! Its the week of Thanksgiving break!! Break begins on Wednesday and classes resume on Monday. Please take this break to spend time with family, or counting the things you are thankful for! As a reminder when break is over Campbell will begin EXAMS. Have a great break and safe travels! Happy Thanksgiving from Campbell Pine Burr! thanksgiving-closed-image

Campbell Tradition

Screen Shot 2015-11-11 at 9.17.24 AMIt may only be November but Christmas has came to the Creek. The 9th annual Christmas tree lighting took place last night, social media has been flooded with student responses to the beloved tradition. Some students experienced it for their first time and some for their last but no matter what the excitement was still present. The service was wonderful with Pastor Bob Copeland and the many special music arrangements. It’s amazing that a place like Campbell can support Christmas in such an open way, this is what the season is all about. It is such a blessing to go to a school where we can openly worship “the greatest gift of all”. The Christmas Tree Lighting is the opening of the holiday season, please take time out of your day this year to remember the important things in life!

Preview of the Week

Happy November! This week there are many opportunities to get connected into Campbell. You can smash pumpkins, attend a soothing choral concert or rock out with CAB at the Battle of the Bands!

Monday:

  • 5pm: Smashing Pumpkins

Tuesday:

  • 8pm: Choral Concert

Thursday:

  • 8pm: Battle of the Bands

Friday:

  • Movie Night: Mission Impossible

Saturday:

  • 8pm: Glow Run

Preview of the Week

Aloha! The creek is turning into a beach this week! Happy Homecoming! Campbell Homecoming theme is Caribbean themed and our mind it will be tropical even though it will be cold!   This week is full of events to celebrate Campbell’s Homecoming, these events occur each night leading up to the homecoming game. Be sure to come out and support the fighting camels on Saturday, bring your camel crazy spirit! Wear your orange and white!!

Monday: 

  • 8pm:  Mentalist Mind Reading Duo in Turner Auditorium

Tuesday: 

  • 5:30pm: Powder Puff Game
  • 6pm: Women’s Volleyball
  • 7pm: Men’s Soccer

Wednesday:

  • 9pm: Homecoming Dance

Thursday: 

  • Campbell Tag Day: Come show your support and thank the donors for all their support toward Campbell University! Post a picture of yourself on social media and hashtag #CampbellTagDay to thank the donors
  • 8pm: Homecoming Bonfire

Friday: 

  • 7pm: Fall Musical: Anne of Green Gables
  • 7pm: Women’s Volleyball
  • 9pm: Movie Night: Ant Man

Saturday: 

  • 2pm: Homecoming Parade
  • 4pm: Football

Sunday: 

  • 2pm: Fall Musical: Anne of Green Gables

Please take advantage of the fun activities that will take place throughout the course of this week. Support the Camels and get into the spirit of Homecoming!

Written By: Rachael Wheeler 

Preview of the Week:

This week is a short week due to Fall Break! Come out to support you Campbell sports teams during mid-term study breaks!

Tuesday:

  • 7pm Men’s Soccer

Wednesday:

  • Hunger Games Movie Sign Up 8:00am
  • 7pm: Women’s Soccer

Thursday: Start of Fall Break

Friday:

  • 7pm: Women’s Volleyball

Saturday:

  • 2pm: Women’s Soccer
  • 5pm: Men’s Soccer