Just an update on our whereabouts. Since Monday, October 22, the Dean’s Office, L&S Advising, our Graduation Examiner, as well as the departments of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Women’s Studies, History, and Political Science have moved to the fourth and fifth floor of Laurentide Hall (formerly Carlson). Sociology and Languages and Literatures moved the following week, and finally one week later Psychology and Math joined us. Come and check out our beautiful new building! Students have been wandering in, but we don’t have all of our signs in place, so you have to be a bit resourceful. We hope to have an open house for the campus once we are “out of boxes” and a little settled. Advising and Graduation are on the fourth floor (north end). And we are hoping to have the cafe on the second floor up and running by the end of the semester. You will find comfortable places to study and to meet with faculty and other students over here! We have also had the Dean’s Advisory Board and the Foundation Board tour the building. Those who remember the “old Carlson” are totally amazed.
We are approaching the busy end of the semester, with many projects and tests coming due before Thanksgiving. Nonetheless, our new Science Outreach Coordinator organized “Discover Science” day last Friday, drawing hundreds of middle school and high school students to Upham Hall for an afternoon of excitement and scientific “discovery.” Faculty and students were involved in explaining plant taxonomy, doing flashy chemistry experiments, and making science engaging and fun. Thanks to Alissa Hass for her hard work on this. The students on campus for Premiere Day were invited and all attended! This week, we have Geography Awareness Week with programming every afternoon and a major lecture on Friday morning.