Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Homecoming over, Coker activity is classroom focused

I am heading out to my 8 a.m. class in a couple of minutes ready to listen with the rest of the class to eight informative speeches. The informative speeches have begun in all three of my speech classes and they will take us to the Fall Break that is Thursday and Friday of next week.

Noticed from comments that students are making in class that they are feeling the intensity and pressure of the classroom as the exams are piling up on one another. One speech student told me he also has an Organic Chem test the day of his speech and he knows one of those two is going to suffer. Went by the library last night and must have been the end of one of the team's study halls, because there were a lot of guys coming out but at the same time there were many individuals heading in. Earlier in the day I stopped in the library and nearly every computer was taken and few of those students appeared to be on Facebook.

For the Coker dance students, the classroom is often the stage and there is an intensity around the Dance Department and dancers this week as they began their technical work on stage Monday night and they will open the Fall Dance concert on Thursday, with performances also on Friday and Saturday beginning at 8 p.m. The theme of this Fall's concert is "Change in Motion" and it includes two Senior dance thesis projects.

With mid-term grades due this week, you can feel and see some of the extra classroom pressure.

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