Classes are once again in full swing after the holiday break. With tough courses like Statistics and Spanish 102 it sometimes feels like I am going to a full fledged University! Although we are required to take these rigorous courses, an easy course or two here and there can help even things out. That's why we have found two classes for you Greendale students that we categorize as "blow-off" classes, easy "A's" if you will.
The first is Beginning Pottery with Professor Holly. This is the epitome of an easy class. All you are required to do is try, and for most of us that means put in the minimal effort required to show up to class and put our hands in some clay. How much easier can it get? But there is one catch. Professor Holly will not tolerate any references to the famous potter scene in "Ghost". This "ghosting" as she calls it is absolutely out of the question. Trust me, I know it can be hard to resist the urge. But as long as you can get through the semester without "ghosting" you will most certainly receive the easiest "A" of your life.
The second easy elective is Sailing with Admiral Slaughter. This course may require a little more effort than promising not to "ghost". The classes are held in the school parking lot on a large vessel (that is fancy for boat). You will learn more nautical terms than you care to know and you will also have the chance to be the Captain of your ship. The one catch to this class is that you must be willing to work as a team. Make sure you pick shipmates (also known as classmates) that are reliable, strong, and able to pull their own weight. As long as you have all of these traits on board you will most likely pass the class with flying colors.
Still can't decide which blow-off class to take? Click HERE to take a quiz to find out which class would be better for you. Good luck. Well it's time for me to set sail. Ahoy!
Another semester, another Family Day! Greendale Community College offers many opportunities to its students from a varied class schedule to school dances to a coffee bar in the student lounge. But one my favorite events every year is FAMILY DAY! It gives everyone a chance to come together and celebrate those that support us enough to send us to such a terrific and well-balanced institution.
The Family Day barbeque is always a lot of fun. It's almost like a mini carnival, just without a Ferris Wheel. Although, that gives me a great idea for next year. Perhaps we should start a petition now and send it to Dean Pelton and actually get a Ferris Wheel! But until then, the bouncy house is always the hit of the barbeque. From the small kids to the students, people bounce together all afternoon. And the barbeque gives us students a nice break from the cafeteria food for an afternoon.
I usually bring someone different to Family Day every year, just to make it more fun. Plus, I want to give all my family members an equal chance to enjoy a full day of fun at GCC. I'm lucky enough to enjoy time here every day, but all that excitement can be a lot for someone who is not used to it. So, I'm very cautious about who I choose to bring.
Since it appeared all my family members were tied up with work, hair appointments, dentist appointments and lawn mowing responsibilities, I brought my next door neighbor. He's an 80-year-old guy who lives alone since his family moved to Oregon. And thanks to the new ramps that Dean Isakson had installed over the summer, I was able to wheel him around campus with ease. I think he really enjoyed his day on campus. He was wiped out by all the excitement. Every time I would try to introduce him to someone, he was taking a nap.
Next year I am going to try to bring my cousin Julie. I ask her every year, but she always seems to have a conflict. Maybe if I get the dean to lock down the Family Day date sooner I'll have better luck at getting her to come. Since she's so pretty, I'm certain we would get a lot of attention at the Family Day gala. Someone might even ask one of us for a dance. How fun would that be?
Until then, I will keep all the fond memories of this year's activities close to my heart!
I understand having to take PE class in elementary school and middle school, maybe even high school. But in community college? That just seems silly.
Ok, maybe it's not a requirement, but why do I see several students a day walking around campus in the Greendale Community College PE uniform? Haven't we all moved past the humiliation of short shorts? Don't get me wrong, I fully support staying in shape and working out. It's important to stay in shape and looking your best. You never know who you'll run into in your next class.
However, while I'm on the subject of PE classes, I think it's crucial that I report on the billiards match that took place in the student union earlier this week between Coach Bogner and student Jeff Winger. I was simply eating a salad, of course, minding my own business when Jeff Winger walked into the cafeteria, pool stick in hand and approached Coach Bogner who was at the communal pool table with a few other students.
Before my eyes I saw what turned out to be the best pool match anyone could see. Jeff Winger is certainly easy on the eyes and I often admire him as he struts across campus with his Spanish study group. But, that boy can always play a mean game of pool.
By the end of the match we all saw a little more of the coach and Jeff than we needed to see, but from the passionate embrace between the two opponents, it appeared they settled any argument or misunderstanding they might have had. And, I'm assuming Jeff passed the class.
And seeing Jeff is those PE shorts has made me second guess my initial reaction.