Decorating sugar cookies the week before finals was a fun stress-buster for the NCF chapter at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. A cookie cut-out of the school’s mascot, Bucky Badger, invited artistic creativity to busy nursing students at the end of the semester.
The NCF leadership team made the sugar cookies in advance and hosted a Christmas party which included a very entertaining white elephant gift exchange.
“It was a great way to get to know each other better as we decorated the cookies and chatted,” said Bonnie Hann, NCF staff. The “Decorate Bucky” contest proved that our NCF chapter has some very talented artists!”
Students appreciated a fun event that wasn’t centered around studying or going to the bars, two popular choices on campus at this time of year.
The NCF Christmas party was a culmination of a busy semester for the NCF group. They gathered for a weekly Bible study in the Gospel of John on Wednesday afternoons led by Stephen, the chapter co-president.
Khloe is the other co-president who leads a prayer group on Mondays and organizes many of the social events. Both Stephen and Khloe have really reached out to the juniors in the group to get them more involved in the group to provide continuity for next year.
“We’ve seen a lot positive changes and growth in the group this year,” Bonnie reports. “The UW campus has a brand new School of Nursing so it’s a fruitful season for the chapter. Nursing students are open to God’s work in their lives.”
Just ask Bucky Badger.
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