Mary Ann...I know, I know, you now have that Gilligan's Island jingle in your head!
And although this has nothing to do with that TV show, I wanted to give you a glimpse into life on campus with my own Professor. I spent a day with Mike at Rose-Hulman this week, and I had a great time getting reacquainted with college life.
We had a great lunch together in the faculty dining room! It's always interesting to listen to the conversations around me, and I heard lots of snippets about undergrad students, grad students and grades.
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And then Mike went on to his teaching, and I had a chance to explore the campus and see what the students were up to. Generally I think I blended in although I got a few stares in the library, not because I was doing anything crazy, but maybe because students were trying to figure out who I was. A parent? Or maybe just an old person...
|Chapel on the lake|
As I sat in the Union Building, student comments floated by: "good luck, man", "get motivated", and "I'm sick, man" and "let's get this work done by Friday". Students were in the bookstore buying last minute Rose-Hulman stuff, and the guy at the cash register was a graduating senior trying to figure out how to follow BP's relocation policy for his upcoming move to Houston.
|Enjoying a hot day in the lake|
And although the pressure of finals time was palpable, a few students were blowing off steam.
|And that kite just wouldn't fly...|
And at the end of a hot Spring day on campus, I was pretty proud of my Professor and his work "shaping young minds". Of course at the same time that worries me just a bit!
Have a good weekend.