The cool weather the last couple of days reminds me of fall. I always look forward to having the students back on campus and that feeling of new beginnings.
That said, summer offers the opportunity
to interact with students of all ages as they descend on our campus for sports
and science camps, pre-college courses and more. This week, I was fortunate to
have a chance to read to the 48 students participating in the Horizons program
at SHU this summer. Watching them sing
and dance after the reading session was a reminder to appreciate everything the
world has to offer.
We had two successful Open Houses this week, and my thanks go out to everyone who was responsible for making them happen. More than 80 interested students came to hear about programs offered by the College of Health Professions and the Isabelle Farrington College of Education on Tuesday night. There were strong showings for all of the individual programs. On Wednesday, students turned out to hear about the programs offered by the John F. Welch College of Business and the College of Arts & Sciences.
Have you had a chance to do any summer reading? I just finished And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini. It speaks to the impact that today’s decisions can have on future generations. Earlier, I read Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham and Archangel by Robert Harris. In the meantime, the incoming freshman class is reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. It will be interesting to hear from Henrietta’s descendants when they are here in September.
Enjoy the weekend!