Sunday, September 19, 2010

Bitting off more than you can chew

So this semester has already found me wanting to pull my hair out.

I am only taking 13 credits, but I am putting together an PowerPoint presentation on the history of Hampden-Sydney for the President's Inauguration this November. Chairman of a new committee for this school year. Working as design editor of the Yearbook. Tour Guide. Student Court Investigator. CCM. Working the Museum and Library. Taking my Senior Thesis course. Taking Literary Criticism. I don't know when I have time for anything else.

Oh well it will be a long and interesting year

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Week One

So I only have one more day of my first week with researching the archives at school. I went through two boxes filled with miscellaneous material ranging from commencement addresses to letters from the past Librarian at school.

Some of the highlights:
-a one-third dollar from the 1770s
-a diploma from 1851
-a really cool photo of a float from 1922
-commencement schedule from 1853

Some questions I'm wondering:
-why are these all in one box
-why are they not more organized
-why can't we get them more usable

I am enjoying my research though. It is a looser schedule than at the Museum of Confederacy since I don't have to work 9-5, but can come and go as long as the work is done. Until next time.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

End of Junior Year

Long time, no post. Junior year has flown by and I'm not ready to be a senior. I'm only signed up to take 13 credits next semester a nice slow pace compared to my 18 each this semester. This also being my last real summer I'm spending 10 weeks at school working with a professor on the archives of the college so I will likely post more often out of boredom.