It’s about time we started spring semester. Fall semester ended back in mid-December, and then in January our students spent the month studying all over the world, making it way too quiet around here for my liking. I am tired of talking to myself, and our CFO Tom Ramsey is sick of me talking to him too. All this quiet has put me in a bad mood. So I am glad that this week, things are finally back to normal.
When I walk around campus, I see familiar signs of life at Trinity:
- Groups of students gather in the Commons once again, laughing and talking. Their energy is contagious.
- Our fifth floor chapel renovation is almost done, and we can’t wait to start enjoying our new space.
- We have welcomed a group of new students to the college this semester, and already they are richly blessing our community.
- We celebrate with some of our students who have been admitted to graduate programs or have received interviews. Senior Samantha Chapman was just offered admission at Princeton Theological Seminary. Junior Samuel Ryden interviewed at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland for a master’s program in theology and aesthetics.
- Our early childhood education majors have their hands full running around after our Acorn Preschool students on the rooftop garden.
- Student athletes are excited to meet and work with the new coaches heading our men’s and women’s soccer programs.
- Dr. Bruce Grigsby, Professor of Biblical Studies, is hard at work preparing for his heavy load of courses. This term, he’s teaching Greek, Latin, Reformation History, History of the Bible, and Integrative Biblical Seminar.
- Students are once again engaged in service learning, using their heads, hearts and hands to serve others in our community.
We’rein full swing here at Trinity Lutheran College, and I’m glad things are back to normal!