Wednesday, February 20, 2008

busy season

The FVSU blogger apologizes for her absence. Bottom line: I haven't been seated at my desk for more than five minutes in the last two days; there's been so much to do and see on campus!
Monday's Black History Month Scholarship Luncheon was quite the event - if you missed it, mark your calendars for next year. Stay tuned to find out how much was raised - when I know, you'll know! Beautiful new benches are also now installed in locations around campus, thanks to scholarship donors.
Tuesday was huge - Sen. Johnny Isakson stopped in for a short question and answer session, then I was wowed by a visiting lecturer from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. Dr. Joseph White was full of horrifying facts and figures about one of the worst periods in European history. Plus, the incredible Under One Roof Housing Conference was ongoing throughout the day. Useful sessions included grant writing, home maintenance, foreclosure prevention, reverse mortgages and rural development programs.
So I'm catching my breath today, because tomorrow night we have the incomparable Dr. Joseph Pratt on campus to speak about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy. Pratt’s appearance, the third in the John W. Davison Lecture Series, takes place 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 in the W. W. E. Blanchet CTM Building. See you there!

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