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January 28, 2009

Meetings

Meetings for Spring semester, 2009 are going to be held in room 146 in McNeal Hall, at 4pm on every-other Monday! Below is the list of dates we will be meeting! Please join us! :) 1/26 2/9 2/23 3/9 3/23 4/6 4/20 5/4 If you have any questions feel free to email us at FsosRT@umn.edu

Family Social Science Courses

I would like to talk a little about some of the FSoS classes that I have enjoyed the most at the U of MN! Throughout my career as an undergraduate here in FSoS I have taken almost all of the FSoS courses that are available to take! My favorite of them all would have to be Family Policy and Families and Aging! I liked Family Policy (FSoS 2103) because I gained so much knowledge from my professor about laws, policies, and many acts that are made for and against families in our country. I feel that this is very important to know about because when we are working with people that need some sort of assistance in the future, we will want to know what the law and government can also do to help out! Families and Aging (FSoS 4154W) has also been one of my favorites! I liked this class so much because it stuck out to me from the other classes because it was about one specific population- elders! Most of the other FSoS classes, in my experience, do not focus as much on a specific topic and/or population so it was nice to go into some depth with the topic of Families and Aging. The main thing I got out of this class was that the elders population is increasing daily because people are having less kids now days, people are living much longer than expected and than what they used to, therefore- we as helpers should be aware and knowledgeable about older people because it's very possible that we will be working with them! To see the list and description of all Family Social Science courses click here.

January 20, 2009

Inauguration 2009

I am currently watching the 2009 Inauguration of President Barack Obama and it's amazing! I am so thrilled to see all of the people there that have bought tickets to witness in person this very historic day! They are brave people too because it looks cold there! I personally have never actually watched as much politic coverage as I have in the past year of my life and I have learned SO much! The same goes with just watching this inauguration today, because they are talking a lot about the history of this unique transition of power. It's all just amazing to me! Hopefully other people will be able to enjoy this as much and I and welcome in the new President! obama-lincoln-cp-w6109957.jpg

January 15, 2009

Spring 2009 meetings

The Family Social Science Round table is having their meetings on Mondays at 4pm in McNeal Hall! If you are interested in joining it is extremely recommended that you attend one of the first meetings to get the scoop on everything right away while it's all happening! There will be an introduction to the group, and an agenda for the semester! Don't miss out! Room TBA.

Graduation 2009

I got a letter in the mail about the Commencment Ceremony for Spring 2009! It is going to be held on May 14th, 2009 at 7:00pm! I was SUPER excited to get this letter and it made a lot of things that are coming up in my life seem like they are a lot closer than I was expecting! This is SO exciting!! :) graduation22.gif

January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year 2009 to everyone!! I hope everyone had a great night of celebrating and a safe night as well! Around campus there was a lot of live music, gatherings, specials and more! It was my first time spending New Years Eve on/around campus actually, and I'm glad I did it because it's my last NYE here! :) Happy 2009 to you! happy_new_year.jpg