Summary: Message from the President July 2009
Our long-awaited summer is finally here! After a chilly spring, the late -June rapid launch into more
seasonal temperatures was not only good for the garden - it also did wonders for the soul!
For many faculty members, summer can be a wonderful time of year to tackle those things that build
up over the academic year when the daily schedule of classes absorbs most of our time. For others, it
may be an ideal time to focus on research, visit field camps, complete articles, or travel afar to pursue
Many of our faculty members stay right here through the summer teaching classes to a wide range of
students: graduate students in intensive summer courses; undergraduates trying to maximize their
time in their program or get additional classes; summer language students from our own community
brushing up on their second language skills; and students arriving from international destinations for
immersion experiences or to study English as a Second Language.
Over the weeks ahead, hundreds of young people will come onto campus for the summer camps we
offer to the community. Programs like the Summer Sports School or the Educating Youth in
Engineering & Science (EYES) camps help introduce a new generation of future students to our
University environment, and provide educational opportunities in unique, fun and creative ways.
At the same time, we also host many guests, nationally and internationally, at conferences that are
either sponsored by the University or which use our conference and residence services. We are proud
to welcome our guests to our beautiful campus, and hope they feel at home while they're here.
For many of our staff, summer is a time to prepare for the fall launch of new initiatives. With our focus