It has been a very busy, but productive, week so far and it is only going to get busier. On Saturday I did an open house for the Messiah College History Department and then headed off with my college roommates) to State College for the Penn State-Michigan football game.
On Monday I finished the chapter on religion for David Waldstreicher’s A Companion to Benjamin Franklin and a short essay on William Penn and religious liberty for Pennsylvania Heritage magazine.
Today I had a committee meeting, taught my courses, presided over a department meeting, and delivered the First Annual Messiah College Faith and History lecture. Oh, did I mention it is also advising week?
I need to get up before 5am tomorrow because I am taking eight students to Philadelphia for an oral history training workshop. Then on Friday night I fly down to Boca Raton, Florida for a day-long Gilder-Lehrman Institute/Teaching American History workshop with elementary school teachers from the Palm Beach County School District. The topic is colonization and contact.
We have another open house on Monday and then on Tuesday I am taking some of the students in my American Revolution course on a walking tour of Revolutionary-Era sites in lower Manhattan.
Who says professors don’t work? Actually, I love what I do and have enjoyed (mostly) the busyness of the week.
Sounds like a great conference at OHMAR tomorrow, John. Wish I had know about it before now! Enjoy!
Paul M. says
John, next time you're up in State College let me know and I'll treat you to some coffee and Berkey Creamery ice cream.
John Fea says
I may take you up on that offer! Thanks!