Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Holiday quiet on the Coker campus
A few minutes ago I was sitting on the bench outside the Performing Arts Center watching the steady stream of leaves falling; it was so quiet you could almost hear them hit the ground. Even the squirrels seem to have taken today off. While it is sort of strange to have a three-day weekend so close to the end of the semester, it does seem like it came at the right time. Students are certainly feeling the pressure of semester end as there are only two class days left before finals. Faculty have also been feeling the pressure of papers, a rapidly ending semester and committee work that has fast approaching deadlines. The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is a day, I believe, for which all of us at Coker, students-faculty-staff-administration, are thankful. Everyone will probably be hard after it all beginning again on Sunday afternoon.