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Posted by Susanne Morgan at 11:59AM   |  17 comments

The end of May ends my formal responsibilities to Ithaca College! I am filled with gratitude for my years here and the relationships with all of you. You have made my life the best it could possibly be. I'll be in town and in the community, and on campus having fun!

Some of my dear friends/colleagues are hosting a dish to pass at the Stewart Park Pavilion on Saturday May 21 (the day before Commencement) from 4 to 7. Rachel Wagner and Ali Erkan have more information.

Can't come but what to share a memory or a wish? Use the "Comment" feature on the blog!

Posted by Susanne Morgan at 4:25PM   |  1 comment

Today is my daughter's birthday. She was born the day before the last class of my very first year teaching. Her brother will be 39 in July, born 2 weeks after I finished my dissertation.

And this is my last month as a faculty member. Yikes! I'm thinking about lots of things: how the roots of what I'm doing now are in those very early days in my very first job. How undergraduate education is very different now, and how we struggled to figure things out. And also how scholarship has changed. I'm reclaiming my voice as a scholar, from the days with no mentor for "real" scholarship to writing for the public to finding a scholarly home as I retire.

We're building the May Faculty Institute on Tuesday the 25th around reflections (Julian Euell as Dr Only and Shewanee Howard on teaching in the black female body; and reflections by several groups of faculty who are crossing boundaries.) I will pull together some of my own reflections too.

Have a look, and register now! The CFE Home Page has the link.

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