Yesterday, we removed the fall leaves from our display in the dean's office, and replaced them with snowflakes. This was yet another reminder--as if the bracing cold was not enough--that the winter season is upon us.
Next month, we will honor our passion and effort in the form of two community-wide events. On December 4th, we will host Student Teacher Honor Ceremonies at each campus, and on December 12th we will host a Holiday and Commencement Celebration. All COE students, faculty, alumni, and community partners are invited to these two events. I hope that you will be able to join us for one or both, and share in the joy that we feel as a result of all that has been accomplished and the potential that is yet to come.
“Thy breath be rude," William Shakespeare famously said of winter in his play As You Like It. Our commitment in the College of Education is not to follow suit, but rather to give thanks each and every day for all that we have and the many opportunities that we create for learning, growth, and transformation. We are indeed fortunate to be a part of a community that, for all its imperfections, nevertheless works determinedly to make the world a better place.
My best wishes for a very relaxing and peaceful Thanksgiving--
Dean, College of Education