Thursday, July 19, 2007

MacLean Hall at the University of Iowa


MacLean Hall
Originally uploaded by ricklibrarian.
Laura and I just spent the past two days at her orientation at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. She now has a schedule for the fall, which may change after she takes another placement exam. Parents had their own orientation schedule. Some of the meetings were informative, especially the one devoted to computing and the one on student health and counseling services. The one on finances was almost a complete waste of time, as there was about three minutes worth of new content; I could hardly believe the questions some parents asked at this late stage in preparing to send their kids to college. I know we say that there are no dumb questions, but some sure come close.

I took some time to wander around campus. I also took Laura and her boyfriend Matt to see Harry Potter instead of hearing a third "what's it like to live on campus" lecture of the day. We had a good time.

On Wednesday Laura filled out forms at the employment office of the university libraries. With public library work experience and two librarian parents, she is a natural.

4 comments:

Laura said...

I taught Rhetoric in MacLean one semester, and I took Latin there in high school for several. It'll be interesting to see what other places on campus your Laura goes to.

fashionat said...

very good looking building

Bill Donovan said...

I went to Iowa, and there is a very good art library in the art building. There is also a seperate science library in a building downtown which is a very nice place to study, it has very nice, large tables and minimal foot traffic. Iowa also has a natural science museum with two floors and some really neat displays. I taught drawing when I was there, and I would take the class to the museum to draw from the cool displays.

BB-Idaho said...

Although not a hawkeye, I've visited the U several times over the years my daughter worked on her PhD in microbiology. For a large school, it seemed warm and friendly...