Happy first day of May!
Today was the last day of classes here at St. Mike's. That means finals are the only thing separating me from home and family and summer!
I've written before about the closeness of the students in the MJD department before, but I wanted to share a story that further illustrates the family-like aspect.
My Advanced Writing for Media class all decided we wanted to have dinner together before the semester was over and some of us went abroad. We ended up taking a St. Mike's van to Professor Cleary's house on Sunday evening. It was a beautiful day and we ate a delicious home-cooked Indian meal outside in the sunshine. It was so great to be able to spend time together outside of the classroom. We were all so grateful that Professor Cleary had us over. The 12 of us in the class really do feel like a little family because we've spent so much time together and gotten to know each other (and each other's work) so well. I'm happy to be able to call myself a part of the little MJD family.
Yesterday, the class met up at the shuttle stop instead of in the classroom. We headed on over to North Campus and went on a little field trip at Vermont Public Radio. Mitch Wertlieb, who works at VPR, had come into our class a couple of times and helped us with the radio stories we produced, so it was neat to see where he works. We even listened to him do a live news report. So cool!
Last night, my Dance for Athletes class all met at the Flynn in Burlington to see Cirque Zuma Zuma. They were actually on America's Got Talent! (Click here for a video.) The acrobatics and things were really amazing. And because we went for a class assignment, our tickets were free (usually they're $10 for St. Mike's students, which still isn't bad!).
There are only six days until I'm on my way back to New York. I can't wait! The weather is gorgeous here, which makes it a little bit more difficult to concentrate on work, but I love it.
Until next time,
Love, laugh, and photograph!