1. Withdrawal Deadline
Just a reminder that Wed., April 15 is the last day to withdraw from a course this semester. If you are thinking about this option, make sure that you do not need the course to complete your major, to offset oversubscription, or to get to 32.00 credits. If you do need it, let’s talk about strategies for success so that you don’t have to withdraw.
2. End-of-Semester Crunch
Check in with me and your advisor if you are worried about the end-of-the-semester crunch or would just like to talk. There’s a lot going on in your lives and the world as you look ahead post-Wes. Avail yourself of the services of the CRC, where the staff remains eager to help connect you with the appropriate resources and people to help get you on your way. And if you need to sort out some other things, consider talking with someone at OBHS or the chaplains. While self-doubt may occasionally strike, remember that you are well-equipped to deal with what comes your way—taking on the challenges and getting most of out the good times.
3. Senior Receptions
Mark your calendars for your senior reception when the Roadside Girls will serenade you with a special song for the seniors on Wed. April 29, Thurs., April 30 or Mon., May 4. Your department may have e-mailed you already with the date, time and place of your specific major’s reception.
4. Name Recording
Call x2005 to record the correct pronunciation of your name as you would like it read at the commencement ceremony. It may not seem like a big deal now, but it will be a big deal then, so Just Do It.
5. The Class of 2009 is mighty fine, and, in the countdown towards graduation as of Monday, April 13 is day 41 until you “walk the walk.”
Life on campus seems to telescope as the end of the semester approaches and you know from past years that time will fly. Make the most now of your course work, your time with friends, your involvement in co-curricular life. And of course, eat well, and get plenty of sleep and exercise. Please don’t hesitate to contact me, if you have questions or concerns.
Best, Dean Brown
Office hours: Mondays 2-3 p.m., Tuesdays & Thursdays 3-4 p.m., Wednesdays 5-7 p.m., Fridays 2-4 p.m.