The Rhythm of the Semester
As I write this, the last piece of furniture is being assembled for my office in the new Humanities Building. The dust will be settling soon on the move into our great new building. Students are finding their professors’ offices and academic life in the School of Arts and Humanities is starting to hit a rhythm.
I can remember both as a student and as a professor the point of the semester where everything felt like it was starting to come together and find a balance. Usually by the end of the 5th week, that point emerged. Of course, for some classes that means an exam was coming soon, so duration of time alone does not make a class approachable and manageable! Rather, that balance is the result of good planning and sustained focus and effort.
In addition to classes, we have a full range of cultural, social, and athletic events at CSUB. Last week, I had one evening with four different (unfortunately competing) options. Rebecca has developed a calendar feature on this blog (logically called “Event Calendar”), so it is easy to find events in the Arts and Humanities at CSUB.
A great way to sample some of our offerings is the “Taste of the Arts” on Oct. 15th. Organized by the Departments of Art & Art History and Music & Theatre, this event offers sampling of some of the great work our students are doing.
Keep up the good work!
Dr. Robert Frakes
Dean of the School of Arts & Humanities