Thursday, August 30, 2007

First Day of School

Today was my first day as a university professor! I honestly, didn't know what to expect...would I freeze? Would I babble on? Would my students seem like puppies?

The day started off great...Royce and Weston took me to breakfast...and at the end they each presented me with an red -- one green. They also had one more present for me...a watch. (I don't know if you know this about me -- but I never wear one.) I think they might have really been looking out for my case I lost track of time! *smile* It was so thoughtful...and during class, I could look down at my wrist and be reminded that "my guys love me."

Class ended up being great too...I have 22 students...freshmen to juniors. I also have a girl from Belarus in my class -- so that was a delightful surprise...we had a brief conversation in Russian -- and she promised she wouldn't give her speeches in Russian -- because my Russian is so bad! *laughing* We mostly did introductory stuff...but I finished class today by listening to Martin Luther King's "I have a Dream" speech. Weird to think of -- but some of their parents weren't even BORN when that speech was given. They were a little shy at first -- but we eventually got a great discussion going about how easy it is to look at the speech NOW and understand its greatness -- but what made it great in the :context: of the point in history that it was given. Ok, I will hush -- I promise I won't make each of you attend my class via my blog! *ha*

Couple of other pics from the day...been a LOT of years since I have had a "first day of school" picture taken.


  1. That is SO cool! I bet you are a super teacher!

  2. Gosh! I did not know that you spoke Russian? I am so PROUD of you! You fear nothing..keep up the great job you are doing..Professor!

  3. You look wonderful in your back to school clothes. How do you feel? Call me if you need anything-especially if it ends in wine and a little refreshening conversation!


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