By Todd E. Brady
Vice President for University Ministries; Union University, Jackson
Tuesday (Aug. 17) was the first day. It started again. We did it last year and we’ll do it again next year. For almost 200 years (Union celebrates its bicentennial in two years.) Union University has been starting school every fall. After the summer of an empty campus, the lifeblood has come back into this place. Students have returned. The hallowed halls are again teeming with what makes this place tick — students.
In our weekly meeting on the first day of school, several of us who work at Union shared about how many “first days” we have experienced as employees at an institution of higher education. One shared that he had experienced 32 first days. Another colleague said that this is her sixth first day. For me, it was was my 22nd first day. [Read more…]