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Bearings: News and Perspectives for Academic Affairs

Bearings: News & Perspectives for Academic Affairs

My Armstrong Experience—Week Six

Oct 10, 2012, 03:25 pm - Carey Adams

Friday afternoons can be quiet on campus, especially if the weather is nice, but there were good things happening here all the way up to and past quitting time last Friday.  At the Campus Campaign reception we learned that we blew the doors off our goal of 42% participation by topping at 53% of full-time employees contributing.  This was nearly double last year's participation rate of 29% and well above the national average for public comprehensive institutions.  We also eclipsed our monetary goal of $60,000. The College of Health Professions retained the coveted trophy for highest participation in a major unit with well over 80% participation.  In addition, several smaller units and departments had participation rates of 100%.  What a great message for our students, alumni and donors!

My day ended with attending a reception in the newly renovated Gallery in Fine Arts Hall featuring work by our talented Art faculty.  The faculty exhibition continues through September 28th.  A lesser collection of works might be outshone by the Gallery itself, which hardly bears resemblance to its former self.  I encourage you to make time to stop by the Gallery and take it all in some day this week.
 
Have a great week!