August 19th, 2014
If you remember that old song about it being a “Manic Monday,” you would have had a good glimpse into what it’s like on campus right now. I am not sure what the right adjective for Tuesday is, but somewhere in the area of ‘frenetic’ might be a good place to start. The clock is ticking away and most of our offices are trying to get all the final tasks accomplished before the big arrival day.
As I was driving by a parking lot on the north side of campus near Polo Hall, I saw a gray car that had been bedecked with all sorts of hilarious sayings. The car has a Texas license plate, and there was a lot of funny Texasisms on the car. But I did have to stop and take a snap of this window. I love the idea of this young man or woman driving back to school from Texas, advertising his or her love for WFU. And in gold, no less. I like to think it is gold for WFU rather than Texas, but that one might be a 50-50 toss up.
As I got closer to Alumni Hall, I saw a huge gaggle of students all walking from Farrell Hall toward three large motorcoaches. The students were all dressed in fairly casual athletic gear – t-shirts and sneakers and exercise shorts. I am not sure if this is part of a Pre-Orientation program or not.
In other campus news, Campus Kitchen got its new lounge space in Kitchin Hall and from reports I have heard, it looks like a terrific space. Encourage your students to volunteer there this fall if they are so inclined.
Finally, the Quad looks especially beautiful today. The lawn is freshly mowed – check it out on the Quad Cam! – and it is as green and pristine as it can be. If you bookmark this site and check it on Friday, it will be bustling with activity.
Category: campus life