Due to a religious holiday, classes starting 4:00 and later
are canceled on Monday, September 29, and all classes are canceled on Tuesday,
Fire Drill Follow-Up.
We would like to thank students, faculty, and staff for their cooperation with the recent fire drills. We were pleased with how the drills went, but would like to pass along a few reminders:
Please use the nearest staircase to exit the building, unless the staircase is overcrowded. In that case, please seek out an alternate staircase (there are at least two on each floor). There are maps in the elevator bays on each floor identifying the locations of the staircases. Do not use the elevators.
Once in the staircase, please proceed all the way to the first floor -- do not exit at the third floor in order to use the atrium staircase.
Please do not take time to gather up your belongings -- your safety is more important than your possessions. If you feel that you must take any valuables with you, please "grab and go" -- do not waste precious seconds or minutes powering down your laptop computer or packing up your belongings.
Once you exit the building, please move either eastward or westward down the sidewalk so that you will be out of harm's way if any windows shatter. For your safety, please do not step into traffic or cross against a traffic light.
Joke of the Week.
"A dog teaches a
boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down."
(Robert Benchley) Poem of the Week.
This week's poem is "Choose,"
by Carl Sandburg.