What happened to our cl-elle?

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What happened to our cl-elle?
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Sat, 06-01-2013 - 1:07am

I realize I haven't been active on the board, but I generally check posts since I still feel connected to many of you after all these years.  I haven't seen a post from elle in a long time.  Does anyone know if she is still the cl here?  Is she OK? 

Something that always got the board going in the past was a "roll call" - introductions, where you're from, where your CS's are going to school, etc.  If you can post - how about it?

And please ignore my half-baked siggy - I can't add to it and can't get rid of it!  Makes me crazy!

                        Calmama54, from the beautiful


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Sun, 06-02-2013 - 3:20pm

I was wondering the same thing about Elle the other day.

Anyway, I'm Kim.  My DD is going into her second year at Florida Atlantic U in Boca Raton, FL.  We're from Brooksville, FL.  And if this reply goes through without telling me I'm not authorized, when I go the the YMCA this afternoon, I'll actually try to do some cardio for 30 minutes.

Me and my big mouth!  Getting through with no problem!  And just finished my 30 minutes, LOL!

 

 

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Mon, 06-03-2013 - 12:29am

To add to the roll call - briefly - I'm from the SF Bay Area, live in the 'burbs with my hubby of 34.5 years and our 2 rescue dogs.  Our 2 girls graduated from college in 2004 and 2010 so we have been empty nesters for awhile.  Both are working in their fields of choice, so we are happy about that.  For the rest, I won't repeat myself - just scroll down 2 or 3 threads and you can see my update!

Elle, Elle - where are you?!  Hope you haven't had another disaster or health crisis!

                        Calmama54, from the beautiful


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Mon, 06-03-2013 - 10:26am
Well lookie here, I somehow managed to get on! This site is definitely an exercise in patience....which I don't always have! Glad the I-village Gods decided I was "authorized" today. I wonder if Elle is lost out there in cyberspace, always getting the You are not authorized message when she tries to log on. Anyway, I'm Sharon, from California married to the same guy for 25 years. I work in an elementary school library and he works in Homeland Security. DD23 got her bachelor's from UC Davis in 2011, her teaching credential in 2012 and will get her masters from Davis on June 12. As she puts it "it's time for her annual graduation". This should be the last one!! She teaches 8th and 9th grade English, finishing up her first year and was hired back and given probationary status for next year (this means the pink slip won't be automatic at the end of the year like it was this year). DD20 just finished up her 3rd year at Sonoma State. Chance of her graduating next year are slim to none because of the difficulty she had in getting necessary classes. She'll be on the 5 year plan. Since she is going to be there an extra year, she has declared a second major. Most of the classes she needs to take can apply to both and she took several classes for the new major this year when she couldn't get into ones she needed. She is a CSA (RA) which keeps her super busy, and active in her sorority. She is home for a few more weeks and then flying to North Carolina to work for an academic summer camp held at WAke Forest.
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Mon, 06-03-2013 - 12:33pm

As long as we're doing updates...Sue in the St Louis area, this year will be 25 years with dh.  I work for an eye care company (think Rochester) that has just been bought by a Canadian company, dh works doing bioinfomatics for bone marrow transplant docs/patients at a local big university. DS20 finished jr year at the new U, a much better fit than the past two years.  He still has some hurdles but will hopefully complete his BA in studio art next spring, along with having some of the courses for a master's in teaching art done by then (double dip).  This summer he's valeting, and working at a woman's glass studio in our neighborhood (I had no clue people did that in their home, but she emailed the neighborhood asking people to come see her open house, so I passed that on to ds and he's now kinda interning there a couple days/week), and will start a summer class on 'technology in the classroom' in 2 weeks. He has a new gf (older; will be 23 soon) and is very busy but hopefully life is going ok - we hardly see him!

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Mon, 06-03-2013 - 1:22pm
Hi Sharon - when my kids went to SSU, they didn't have any problems getting the classes they wanted. One was a psych major and the other was communications. Is it more impacted and growing now, or just financial cutbacks?

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Mon, 06-03-2013 - 6:55pm
Amanda is a Hutchins major. The problem with it is the small class size that is both a blessing and a curse with Hutchins. Freshman and sophomore year weren't a problem. They let 70 new freshman a year in and there are 5 sections of 14 students each. Problem is when they hit junior year, they have community college transfers coming into the program, but they don't add more sections. They keep it capped at 14 or 15 students per section. Most classes were full before it was even her turn to register. Even this year, as an incoming senior (which should have one of the highest priorities) she couldn't get what she needed. She ended up taking a bunch of classes this year in Women and Gender studies and liked them so she decided to add that as a second major. If she dropped the Hutchins and just did WGS she would be able to graduate this next year. She is planning on going into education and Hutchins is a good path for that, so she'll stick with it.
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Mon, 06-03-2013 - 7:30pm

I am Liz, a lawyer in Boston.  right now I don't have a college student bu since DS is finishing up 11th grade, I will again soon--he is getting all the brochures every day.  DD is 24 and is a nurse at Johns Hopkins in the pediatric oncology dept.  DS is hoping to follow her to UMass and also become a nurse.  I never thought I would have to tell him that I wonder if he is taking too many hard classes and should leave more free time for himself--I don't know where I got this kid!  I think he is trying to beat DS' GPA or something.

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Tue, 06-04-2013 - 2:10am
My older dd was a WGS minor - really liked the classes. My dd's friend was a Hutchins graduate and a transfer as well, but I think she got the classes she needed at the time. My younger dd took 5 years to graduate too but it wasn't because of SSU, it had to do with the way things went before she got there. Years later, I still think SSU was a great school for both my girls. At least it's a state university so the 5 year plan isn't as bad as it could be at other schools.

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Tue, 06-04-2013 - 9:25am

I don't think she is too terribly sad about having to stay an extra year.  She just joined her sorority this past year, so she is happy to have some extra time with that.  She is going to be a CSA again this coming year, so there is  no housing cost we need to worry about.  I doubt she will do CSA her 5th year.  This gives her a little extra time to truly decide what she wants to do with her life.  I think the hard part will be in May when she sees most of her friends graduating and she knows she isn't.  SSU has definitely been a good fit for her.  She's been able to be so much more involved than she would have at a bigger school.

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Tue, 06-04-2013 - 9:25am

I don't think she is too terribly sad about having to stay an extra year.  She just joined her sorority this past year, so she is happy to have some extra time with that.  She is going to be a CSA again this coming year, so there is  no housing cost we need to worry about.  I doubt she will do CSA her 5th year.  This gives her a little extra time to truly decide what she wants to do with her life.  I think the hard part will be in May when she sees most of her friends graduating and she knows she isn't.  SSU has definitely been a good fit for her.  She's been able to be so much more involved than she would have at a bigger school.

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