I’m thankful to be a Thundering Chicken.
There is still time to stay off the “hot plate.” After some Thanksgiving R & R, F & F (family & friends) and P & P (pie &…um, pie)…we’re back for two more weeks, chickens. Plenty of time to meet with your advisor, get registered for spring AND ace your final exams…before the crazy, Christmas cloud bursts…
…and the spring semester rolls around…spring, hmph?!? We’ll be wrapped from head to toe, huddling up to our space heaters for most of the spring semester. No doubt the chill will be much worse for students who haven’t prepared…a’la registering, getting books, checking on financial aid or payment plans…yada, yada…all the ‘biz’ of being in college…the ‘biz that gets you one step closer to being thankful for that college degree, new job, new house….
So here they are…a few things I’ve overheard recently that make me say “a’thank’ya, thank’ya, thank’ya” for being chickens not turkeys:
- “Oh my God, I’m so glad that’s done [registration], I thought I was going to be late” ~ student after meeting with advisor for registration on November 17
- “I really think I can handle taking more than 15 credit hours in the spring because I have a 4.0 right now and I really want to finish on time” ~ student submitting request for overload in spring
- “Sure, I can come down in about 5 minutes…” ~ instructor making time to meet with advisee and me
- “Yes, it is getting better…I’ve made progress…” ~ student after being asked how things were going in math 86
- “A placement test predicts starting point, not potential…” ~Nathan Klingbell, Dean, College of Engineering and Computer Science, Wright State University, speaking about student difficulty with math classes nationwide