Archive for August 28th, 2009

First Week

August 28th, 2009

It is weekend after the first week of classes. I have fully acclimatized already, but it is clear that my schedule is really as busy as it looks.

Today, it is Scot Spirit day. All 120+ groups on campus try to show their best side in order to attract new members. I will be drifting between two tables: the Wooster Activities Crew table and the International Student Association table. The sky looks a little gray, but I hope it will stay dry.

My classes this semester are: linear algebra, transitions to advanced math, principles of rhetoric, and TA-ing for public speaking. Yesterday, I did three hours of homework for linear algebra. I signed up for it so I can’t really complain.

I just got back from a talk by the widow of Norman Morrison. She told a very impressive story and the whole audience was very moved. People were crying in the room. Norman Morrison set himself on fire in front of the Pentagon to protest the Vietnam war. His widow told us about the impact it had on her, the people in Vietnam, and her family.

After this warm up week I will be ready for the semester. Everything I do is planned on a Google calendar. If you follow the link, you can see my busy and my open hours. I still have some free time and during 12 of my busy hours I can multi-task. If there is no one asking me a question during the seven hours that I work in the library, I can do my homework. If none of my residents stop by during the five weekly open door hours that I have, I can do my homework.

I believe that I will manage. Wooster tends to bring the best out in me.

Bastiaan