It's the season of recognition.
Last week I attended the OUSA Partners in Higher Education Dinner where upon presenting past significant staff of OUSA with Honourary Memberships, we took some additional time to recognize the incredible work of our just recently former Executive Director, Scott. Now when I say 'incredible work' it really doesn't do Scott any justice. For the past two years this man has been the hand that guided our organization into long-term strategic planning, built
Yesterday was St. Patrick's Day and I'm sure close to 50% of the student population was celebrating the life/death of a man who dedicated his being to converting the pagan people of Ireland to Christianity. And of course, in true secular manner, they celebrated by collectively getting drunker than a homeless person on mouthwash during prohibition starting at 11am and ending probably at 5pm.
I, myself, spent the good day sober as could be. Well, perhaps, I was "high on life"
Today started off on the right foot; my mood couldn't have been brighter and my energy couldn't have been higher. I swear that the sun shone for me, and Mother nature kept us at a high of 10 just so I wouldn't have to wear my winter jacket. It was a good day.
During this good day some good things happened. I finished writing out my nominations for a variety of awards that my organization gives out at the end of year banquet, cleaned up some administrative papers (note to successor:
This past weekend I attended a Global Citizenship Conference on my campus. It was organized by a working group of our PIRG, and one of the head executives is a really good friend of mine. It was an amazing conference and I'm so happy that I was able to be there. Stephen Lewis spoke on Friday, Rhoda Howard-Hassman spoke on Sunday, and panel discussions, workshops, and interactive meals occured inbetween. It was inspirational and educational. Loved it.
During some down-time I met this