Next up! is a regular feature on Sundays, showcasing HWC (and beyond) events in the coming week. If you have an event that you’d like to publicize, send me the date, name, place and time by 5pm on the Friday before, and I’ll do my best to get it in there. Use the “Comments” section to provide updates and additions!
1. First off, a big round of applause to The Realist for the holiday movie list–there were some new ones on there that I hadn’t seen or heard of before, which is the only reason I ever read lists like that. Great work, Realist; except for leaving out Bad Santa.
And for the rest of you who continue to wonder about the Realist’s real life identity, check out the list and then read this analysis of what such lists mean. It’s worth what you paid for it, but still, it might have a clue or two in it…
2. And here’s what’s going on this week:
Monday, 1/10: The first day of contractual obligation and the Reinvention Kick Off!! (Unless that already happened on November 18th, then it’s the Reinvention Work Kick Off!! (Unless the stuff that has been going on since November is work, then it’s the Reinvention Re-Kick Off!! or something like that))).
Open Registration begins in earnest. Also, be sure to comb your hair and slick your collar, because the cameras and observation teams will be out in full force, observating the registration process, or at least an hour or two of it. Let’s all be helpful, eh?
Tuesday, 1/11: More Registration. Also, if you happen to be free and interested, there is a Friends of Harold Washington Meeting/Hootenanny at Noon in Room 102, that will feature a conversation among many of our esteemed, retired colleagues, President Metoyer, FC4 President Ellen Eason Montgomery, HWFC President Rosie Banks, and me. Should be fun. Drop in if you can.
Wednesday, 1/12: Still more registration of students and the chance to drop into the CCC Board Meeting (9am, rm 103) and say hello and and welcome to our Chancellor and new-ish Board Chair and their colleagues–some new, some not.
Thursday, 1/13: Still more registration–assuming, that is, that we have enough open seats in classes to keep registration going all week*. Also, Jen Armendarez is hosting an Informal Faculty Social at one of her favorite taverns. Ask her all about it!
Friday, 1/14: Registration again
*And that brings me to our third major point of business–the biannual “Guess When Registration Will Close for New Students and Become Revisions Only” Contest. Last semester, it never happened (the first in a few), so everybody was a loser.
Perhaps it won’t happen again this term, perhaps it will. The important thing is that you venture a guess and that you do it prior to 7 AM Monday morning when the building opens (no PeopleSoft Cheating for you). So, smartypants, what’s your guess?
Welcome back to Best Job in the World, People. Hope you had a refreshing break and find yourself ready to mold worlds and expand some minds (and the converses (would that be conversii? (Can you tell I’m fired up? Was it the Latin? (or the quadruple parentheses?)))).