What a great group of folks! Dr. Brian O’Connor is with us in this shot!
I’m in Texas…pursuing the PhD! What a weekend!
We spent all day in class and the evening at a dinner at Dr. Hastings house — which was fab! I will write more tomorrow! Must….sleep….
Here’s our afternoon’s focus: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Information_entropy
It was a whirlwind. I was exhausted by the time I came back to my room. I went downstairs before our set 3pm meeting time and there were members of the cohort everywhere – checking in, hanging out in the lobby, and swimming in the hotel pool. It was nice to put real live people with e-mails and photos online. We offcially convened at 3pm with a general session with Dr. Brian O’Connor and did some Q & A. Then we shuttled over to the UNT Campus and attended a “meet & greet” with the faculty complete with wine and […]
We will meet and greet in just a few hours, but to get a good grip I’m “meeting” the facuilty via their Video greetings. I like this a lot. Could libraries do such a thing? Videos of greeting from various folks like the director or Head Librarian? http://www.unt.edu/slis/people/faculty/index.htm
I’m at the Denton, Texas Hampton Inn… a nice room in a nice place. I drove around the campus of UNT this am. They are closed up for Ronald Reagan’s funeral today. This has been a difficult time. I haven’t taken on such a life change like this since my dad had the stroke (and that life change came out of nowhere, totally unexpected.) This change I did myself. Am I up to the challenge? Can i do such work? Things that have made the transition easier: The support of SJCPL, working with me to cut my hours and work […]
It is 4:47am and I’m leaving for the airport. I’ll be in Dallas by early afternoon and on my way to Denton to meet the cohort and begin the PhD. Please wish me luck and watch for posts about what is shaping up to be a rigorous weekend of class, meet & greets and bonding.
I am officially on seven weeks leave as of today. I start the distance ed PhD on June 10th. I am on vacation now…heading to TC in a few short hours. This feel strange. Shouldn’t I be doing something? I’m sure I’ll wind down in TC.. Watch the TC Blog for my journal of Summer 2004.
I’m heading to Traverse City for a couple of weeks…. I will not post here for a few. I’m unplugging…. A Cool Change if you will. (I’ll probably blog a bit to the TC pages though) Best to you all… I’ll be back before I head to TX and the start of school….