End of an Extraordinary Semester - A Message from the Dean

End of an Extraordinary Semester

by P. Burks | Tuesday, Apr 21, 2020
Dear students,
As we approach the end of this extraordinary semester, I want to encourage you to hang in there and keep working hard to the end. You are almost there!! Completing what we have started, even in the face of great obstacles, is an accomplishment you will never forget and that sets you up for a life-long series of successes in the face of adversity. I am reminded of T.S. Eliot’s observation:  "For last year's words belong to last year's language. And next year's words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.  As we end this semester, we begin the next step in our journey …and you and I will meet our future with a new voice, one that emerges in the new year ahead of us, a year that will need new words, new ideas. I look forward to hearing all of our Arts and Letters students’ voices as you begin again next semester. And the one after, and so on until you accomplish your educational goals. 
Soon, we will all be looking forward to summer and fall classes. Our faculty are working hard to create the very best learning experience for you this summer and fall, despite the pandemic’s restrictions. We have designed a course schedule that will allow all our majors to advance without delay so you can graduate on time. Please register for the classes you need ASAP, since they are filling up quickly. Let’s make the very best new beginning we can! 
Best wishes for these next couple of weeks. 
Michael J. Horswell
Dean, Arts and Letters