Wow, this winter semester is flying by. I cannot remember the last time I felt the year was going by so fast WHILE it was happening. Maybe it is the fact that this is my last semester at Grand Valley as an undergrad? Definitely a bittersweet feeling. The weather seems to be getting warmer, which is making the walks across campus more inviting. I have taken over my ninth grade classroom full time now, and am loving it. It is definitely an intense work load and can be tiring, but my kids are very nice, and the staff at Kenowa has been extremely helpful. Other than that, I have been keeping busy lesson planning and trying to meet up with friends in any down time I have. Like Leslie mentioned, the President's Ball is coming up soon and should be a fun time!
As far as paid work goes, freshman orientation is in full swing and although I am not in the office on a daily basis to help out like I would like to be, it is going smoothly, and the new recruits have been hard at work. If you have any questions about freshman orientation, the admissions process, my specialty areas of biology, chemisty, and education, or any other academic programs, or just want to know some random Grand Valley facts and statistics, post away! We are always looking forward to new responses.