Well, week one of the quarter is over-and what a week it has been! Between settling back in to the groove of Olympia, re-adjusting to school, and working Preview Day this past Saturday, I’ve been crazy busy! Overall, it’s been a blast, and I want to tell you about it and why I’ve ben having a dangerous amount of fun with it.
Kicking off the week was a brilliant lecture on Neoliberalism throughout the world by my new professor, Savvina. Though I have never taken a class by her in the past, I’ve only heard great things, and this only served to back up those claims. A published author, Savvina specializes in the field of economics, and hearing her speak about the subject was incredible. Though there were many reasons why I liked that particular lecture, what I thoroughly enjoyed was her clear love of the subject and the passion she has when she teaches. Later in the week, we watched a great movie, Life and Debt, which examines the effects of the IMF and World Bank sanctions on Jamaica. I have certainly made a good choice with this class- it ties in perfectly with some of my previous studies (Caribbean Studies, Tourism Studies, Economics)
On Saturday, I was lucky enough to be a part of Preview Day, which I talked about in my last post. After spending the morning welcoming people in to the library lobby, I listened to the director of admissions speak; Les Purce also got up to the podium, and sang the fight song, which is always fun to hear. Lucky for everyone there, one of my former professors gave an excellent talk about the catalogue and why the format we have at Evergreen is so wonderful! Later, I was on a student panel fielding questions from prospective students and parents. After that, I gave the biggest tour I’ve ever given-probably around fifty or so parents and students! It was quite exciting, and thoroughly enjoyed the challenge. I want to thank all of you who came out to visit us here in Olympia, and personally I think it shows incredible initiative on your part for taking this giant step towards a college education.
I know that to some, this might not sound like a whole lot of fun, but to me, this is the reason I get so excite about Evergreen in the first place. Though my class is a lot of work, and my job is serious commitment, I can’t get enough of it. I hope to see you soon if you are considering a visit to Evergreen, and maybe you will even get to see some of the beautiful snow we have on the ground! Cheers.