Thursday, June 18, 2009

Powerful Videos

I was alerted many times by facebook friends to a very powerful video created by the IFC at the University of Missouri. Check it out...



Kudos to the creators of such a powerful message. The words ring true. The video theme is based upon an ad campaign from AARP, which is equally powerful. You can see that video here:



As you might know, I'm a BIG fan of creative expression through video, and these two are the best I've seen in a long time.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Advisor's Lament

Only 2 weeks left…

June cannot come fast enough.

I’m…so...tired...

Tired of the constant traffic in my office,

Tired of sorting through 100 e-mails a day.

I’ve had enough retreats, meetings, and programs to last me

The rest of my career.

I can’t remember what life was like

Before 9pm meetings.

Blast that end of the year report!

Whew!

It’s finals week!

The students won’t bother me now.

Only five voice-mails this morning!

Did I remember to send those cards to the graduating seniors?

Time to start on those 10 rec letters that were due last week.

It’s graduation day!

They’re almost gone!

“It’s nice to meet you Mrs. Johnson – your son was an outstanding president.”

What?? A blowout party where?? They destroyed what??

Can’t they just go home!

Finally.

They’re gone, and summer has begun!

The traffic in town is so much better.

At last it’s quiet in here.

Only 10 e-mails today!

It’s so relaxing…so calming…so…

Empty.

I…miss...them...

When do they get back?

September cannot come soon enough.