Well today was spent gearing up for the start of classes Monday. I did a bit of graduate research assistant orientation and got keys to one of my two shared offices. Yeah, apparently I have two offices. After that I talked to Doug about independent study stuff for a while and then he, Stephanie and I went out to eat lunch at a pizza place near campus. Then Stephanie and I went and got my student ID, signed me up for health insurance, and got me a parking permit.
Then I us drove is home. I didn’t scare Stephanie too badly and I wasn’t a nervous wreck when we got home so that was good. Now I just need to drive to campus and then I should be able to repeat the process by myself. Hopefully anyway, my sense of direction is usually pretty bad. 🙂
Some Columbia news to report. I got an assistantship at SISLT. So I’ll have a job when a get to Columbia, which is very good.
Stephanie and I are flying to Columbia next week to look at houses. Wish us luck.
Well, it’s official. I’m headed to Columbia, Missouri. I’ve been accepted to the Ph. D program in Information Science & Learning Technologies. They are currently in the process of finding financial aid for me. Sounds ominous doesn’t it?. 🙂
Well change is in the air, actually it has been for quite some time, I just couldn’t talk about it until now. Now that the announcement has been made at both UT and UM that Dr. Doug Raber is going to Missouri, I can chime in with my own news.
Back in October of last year Doug told me he was applying for a position at the University of Missouri – Columbia’s School of Information Sciences and Learning Technologies. He also asked if I was interested in going to Missouri. It took a while to get my ducks in a row, but I’ve applied to the Ph.D program there.
It will be a few weeks before I hear anything but if all goes well I’m headed to Columbia for the fall semester. I’ll be posting more about this as events unfold but I just wanted to let the cat out of the bag.