Friday (Happy Halloween!) Musings

I love Halloween. This year I decided to dress up as a pumpkin. I decided this yesterday, so this afternoon (as soon as I’m done with this post) I’m ditching my office hours and going to the craft store. We have two parties to attend this weekend, so I also have to make some scary treats. Good times.
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Our Humanities Department here at school recently received a grant to fund The Year of Galileo Project which is an “interdisciplinary inquiry into Community and Cosmos, commemorates the 400th anniversary of the Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei first using the telescope to look at the wonders of the night sky.”

As part of the program, I was asked to sit on a panel and discuss how writing/literature could be used to communicate with aliens if they ever landed at Ivy Tech. Below is a picture of yours truly attempting to be academic:

Anyway. It was a lot of fun, and despite the fact that the audience was a bit on the skimpy side, I think it was a good program. Hopefully more programs like this will start coming to fruition.
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