Organic is OVER!!!!
May 3, 2006 § 3 Comments
No more Organic for the rest of college! As Alys said, I "don't know whether to be happy or scared." I have a good bit of chemistry left to go, but I hear that Organic is the class which makes or breaks the student. All I can do is thank God for getting me this far.
Last night, when I was trying not to stress out over the Orgo exam, Kenny and I watched Patch Adams. We weren't able to finish it because it was getting late, but I love it so far. I almost feel sad that I have never seen it before this…it honestly is a "feel good" movie – I hate to say it – in the most spiritual sense. Hopefully the end doesn't ruin the rest of the film.
Dr. White and the rest of his mediaevalist gang left for Kalamazoo this morning. They are attending the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University. Would I love to be a fly on the wall! Dr. White is presenting a paper on Aquinas' answer to the question of why Jesus used oral teaching rather than writing everything down, and Dr. Druart is presenting a paper on how to teach Avicenna in Medieval philosophy courses. Dr. White, at least, I know was working right down to the wire on his paper…poor man. I guess teachers don't remember what it's like, eh? ;-) Anyway, he is also running his own session on teaching Medieval philosophy at the college level, which should prove quite interesting. I can't wait until I hear all the news.
An interesting tidbit: Sonja (Fr. Fisher's personal assistant) is leaving the Shrine and moving away. This comes as a bit of blow to me, as we got along quite well. She will be sorely missed. Meanwhile, Fr. Fisher is considering hiring me as a part-time replacement, on Sonja's recommendation. Well, I don't have a job this summer or next semester quite yet, soooo…I might be willing to do part-time work if the pay is fairly good. What better place to work and what better boss to have?
I need to get back to work. Time to (1) finish my research project paper once and for all and (2) study for the Ethics and Theology exams in earnest. I don't think they will take very long to study for; Organic was the hard one. It's all downhill from here.