I really enjoyed the talk last night. Bill Thomas pointed out the importance of how we think about our elders and how we use language as we age and about others who are aging. As a person who is raising kids and seeing my elders age, this was a poignant talk. I was early and received a free book and had it signed. I started reading it last night. I am very glad that I went.
I think the key must be to get there early. We arrived about 3PM, and it was quite crowded and there was no place to sit. The food line was extremely long, and there were no crafts left to be done for my grandson, other than face painting. We did not stay long because these conditions made the event less pleasant than it could have been.
The event was fabulous. The classes were super fun. Suzette did an awesome job. The salsas were delicious, and the Spanish Club are the best hosts ever. Thank you. Do it again!
This would have been much more helpful last semester when I was completely new to the area and a grad special. I understand why grad specials may not be invited to attend, but by this point the information was kind of irrelevant to me.
I taught for 6 years as an adjunct, so much of the material was not new for me. I'm also not even teaching this semester, but working as an advisor, so it didn't even apply to what I'm doing. I have my own insurance, and have done several years of harrassment/safety training (although I understand why there is a need to refresh those areas). The training was well thought out, for someone who is completely new, but I didn't gain much personally because of my own position (I've worked professionaly as an adjunct and in student services, and I'm not teaching currently.)
It would have been a great event if the weather wasn't so bad and some of the food truck services were more efficient
It was a wonderful Earth Week!
One of the best Earth Day celebrations yet!