I don’t know about all of you, but my new years eve was spent surrounded by some of my closest girl friends, watching Dick Clarke’s rockin’ eve and the ball drop at midnight. My first thought? WHY was Gaga chosen as the one to release the ball. Second thought? This is going to be a spectacular year. Though 2011 didn’t bring all that I had imagined or hoped, it brought good friends, hearty laughs, and great memories—which is more than I could’ve ever asked for. Now we’re in 2012, and though the thought of a new year elicits fear and hope, it mostly just excites me: A new year. A new start, a new outlook, but best of all, new people. And up at UNI, I hear we have the best.
In honor of the New Year, I thought it only fitting to begin 2012 with some of our favorite people on campus: the cute men that grace our campus. This year’s first campus cutie comes from the booming city of Council Bluffs, IA. There he lives with his parents and two younger sisters. However, for the past four years, he has found his home here on UNI’s campus. Logan Mundt, a senior at UNI, is a Leisure Youth and Human Services major and the new face of HerCampus 2012—and we couldn’t find him any cuter.
Here in CF, Mundt has created some of his favorite memories. From Glee Club Christmases (in which Logan starred as the Grinch this year) to UNI athletics, this cutie has found himself at home by the dome. What keeps this cutie coming back to our campus, you ask? Well, the people of course! Logan commented, “I have been blessed to meet people who have become huge parts of my life here.”
Though Logan has one year left at UNI, his mind is set on the future. In the next ten years he pictures himself somewhere other than here, possibly in Oregon or along the west coast working for a non-profit agency like Big Brothers, Big Sisters or the Make a Wish Foundation. When asked about his career choice, Mundt replied that he hopes to, “enrich [people’s] lives in any way that I can.” Now girls, I feel that you and I have gotten to know each other well in the last semester, and I can only guess what you are thinking right now—a man working the rest of his life with kids? Helping them? Enriching their lives? Yeah, I agree, that DOES paint a pretty picture.
Apart from school, this cutie enjoys being surrounded by friends, and finds it hard to spend time sitting around alone. Logan also spends a lot of his time with Glee Club practices and meetings, AND as a volunteer at Prairie Lakes Church for 4th and 5th grade boys. When he isn’t running around to his many commitments, Mundt enjoys viewing and playing sports, singing, watching movies, spending time outside, rock climbing, and, someday, traveling.
With his long list of interests, it comes as no surprise that Logan would describe himself as spontaneous. “Most of the time, I just do things. I don’t really think about it.” Logan explained. Logan hopes to one day use his spontaneity to take him to the seven wonders of the world, or possibly even to Mallorca, Spain for rock climbing. But for now, his upcoming adventures include a trip to Germany and Austria for the Men’s Glee Club.
As our interview came to a close, Logan felt it important to advise the men of UNI to, “respect women, and consider their futures as well.” We all do things with our futures in mind, but what if we took the time to consider the futures of the people that we come into contact with—especially when we didn’t see ourselves in their long-term future. Isn’t considering each other’s long-term future more important than your present happiness? I don’t know about you, but upon hearing his advice, I melted…even in this subzero degree weather.
Ladies, regardless of if you have someone’s hand to hold across campus, or a date this Friday night, you are worth more than you can imagine—and your future is worth waiting for. Don’t settle for a “right now” that won’t last forever. You are more than that. So, if you don’t have “a love to keep you warm” amidst this Iowa winter, grab a blanket, a movie, and cuddle up—It’s just as enjoyable, especially if you add some cookie dough.