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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Here we go

I just left Convocation. There was a lot of positive energy in the room as the deans introduced our 27 new faculty members, and various senior administrators introduced new administrative staff. We are in pursuit of our goal of becoming one of the top five small public liberal arts universities in the nation. That was evident by the chancellor's speech and the quality of new faculty this year. The freshmen moved in yesterday -- some of them into Founders Hall, the new residence hall that opened this week. We're off to a great start.