Even though there will be plenty of students on campus to take the national boards, it sure is quiet this week. With the faculty in meetings and the students busy studying, it seems like a ghost town. Today is especially quiet. Except for the occasional sound of some of the staff or faculty talking in the hallway it doesn't seem at all like the busy campus and high energy living we are used to here at Sherman.
Final exams follow closely after the board exams that take place this weekend. I may get a chance to say hi to alumni finishing this all-important gateway to their getting into practice.
Then final exams for the quarter and spring break will be here and it will be very quiet again as both students and faculty vacate for a week. Many administrators also take this time to take a break and revitalize before another quarter starts in April and the college's biggest annual event takes place in May.
Many staff also take advantage of this break from the students to catch up on work that may be put aside during the quarter to take care of student needs. Some use this quiet time to perform tasks that need a big chunk of uninterrupted time to complete efficiently. For me, this week is the same as any other. My work with alumni relations, fund raising and patient referrals is year round whenever the need arises.
Yet, I've decided that I'm also going to take advantage of the quiet time to flesh out ideas on two projects I want to work on when the students and faculty are back in early April. You'll be seeing more about those next month. I promise they will be fun for alumni and entertaining as well. Stay tuned!