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Thursday, April 22, 2010

The heartbeat of the campus



The area around the student union of any campus is the central heartbeat pumping the lifeblood ....communication....throughout the student community. During my days on this campus, my bike was often parked here and the information kiosk to the left was full of war (Vietnam) protest rallies, Nixon-McGovern posters, and Woodstock info....I first heard of Woodstock from a "3 days of peace, love and music" poster on this same kiosk in 1969. The rest as they say is history. Today on that kiosk was info about global warming, manifestos about the intolerance of the Muslim community, even a Tea Party meeting. It is ironic that with today's explosion of electronic communication...the "kiosk" still exists....... thrives.

Across the bridge to the right and up the stairs is the student union. Tomorrow we will go inside.

Dan

5 comments:

shabby girl said...

Wow! I love the shadow of the tree on the ground! Very nice!

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks Shabbygirl...this campus although beautiful is not unlike so many campuses around the world. They always have the same feeling to them...a free wheeling lifestyle and sense of learning, of new life experiences.

Dan

Sunny said...

What an inviting campus. I love the stone bridge.
Sunny :)
The snow missed us...yeah!

Dan Felstead said...

Sunny...I am glad the snow missed you...IT IS JUST TOO LATE IN THE YEAR TO HAVE TO PUT UP WITH MORE SNOW!

Dan

septembermom said...

Love visiting college campuses. There is magic often there.