I am in the office on this great Sunday afternoon getting ready for a couple of workshops this coming week for members of the Residence Life staff (Diversity and Inclusion) and then the Orientation Leaders (your role is crucial in helping our new students transition to SMC). We also have a Cruise on Tuesday night and I get to take a LOT of pictures AND then the ONE thing that Orientation Leaders love more than anything else - RELAXATION exercise. This is a fun and exciting time as new students arrive on Thursday, RA's returned yesterday and O-Leaders arrive today and tomorrow.
I am excited about classes this semester as I don't know very many of the students who are enrolled BUT it has also been fun communicating via email over the past couple of weeks. We have secured some new placements for Practicum and since these students are with me all year and not just one semester, we will get to know each other well. Sports Psych will be fascinating as we talk about the psychological implications of the Olympics and yes, continue discussions about the scandal of Penn State. Theories of Counseling class will utilize our Developmental Laboratory again as students get to watch themselves "counsel" through the wonders of technology. All in all, an exciting time of year.
Off to do some kayaking - went yesterday and am going again today as it IS a beautiful Vermont afternoon. As always, please take good care, be well and please keep all of the members of our military and our veterans AND their families in your thoughts and prayers. The number of deaths recently in Afghanistan is staggering -