I hope everyone survived midterms. As the semester is narrowing down, it is easy to fall into a mid-semester slump. However, this is the prefect time to shake things up. Try a new recipe, change your daily or weekly routine, try a new restaurant, and of course check out local plays and sporting events. And as always keep moving forward, you are over half way there!
I hope that our semester is off to an auspicious start. There are many events taking place on and off campus:
Just because classes are ending soon, that does not mean that you will have nothing to do. There are plenty of events going on around campus. Guys and Dolls premieres April 11th at the Bonstelle Theater, The dorms are having their semesterly late night breakfast, and not to mention all of the amazing restaurants and arts shows going on around as in midtown. The weather is beautiful, summer is coming, and there are plenty of things to look forward to.
As I was reading through “Multimodal Composition”, by Claire Lutkewitte, I came across a quote that I felt was a homage to the beauty of a moment.
“In my beginning is my end, we have a moment,
A people without history is not redeemed for time, we have a moment,
words, after speech, reach into the silence only by the form, the pattern
can words of music reach the stillness, as a Chinese jar still moves perpetually
in its stillness, we have a moment,
time present and time past, are both perhaps time in future,
and time in future contained in time in past, we have a moment,
what we make of this moment is contextualized by our own history,
at this moment we need to focus on changes,
we have a moment.”
By Kathleen Blake Yancey
as finals wrap up and a new semester is on the horizon, let us keep in mind that all of the hours of studying, and the blood, sweat, and tears, are worth it–we are all working towards something great. Remember to be proud of your achievements, and remember that now is the time to strive for something better than our best.
Enjoy this vacation time, recoup, refresh, and re-energize.
And as always, keep moving forward…
Congratulations to those of you graduating this December! You were in it for the long haul and you made it through. As you go through this wonderful and exciting time, I am quite sure you will hear many inspirational words from some very wise people. With that being said, I thought that I would offer you one of my favorite quotes from Eleanor Roosevelt, “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” Beautiful words to live by… Congratulations class of 2013, you did it!!!
Hello, hello, it’s nearing that time of year again, finals…So before you stress out and freak, take a second to appreciate all that you have to be thankful for. Relax and enjoy all that this time of year has to offer, reflect, and keep moving forward. Most importantly, remember to help those who are less fortunate, not just during the holiday season, but all year around.
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