It’s been ages since I’ve published a blog, but I promised my students I would write one to help get the process started, so here goes…
I’m in my 10th year at WKU, which is hard to believe. I guess time really does fly when you’re having fun!
Doing marketing for the University is a privilege, and every single day I enjoy what I do – yep, even on the not-so-fun days when challenging issues arise. I work with a great team of marketing and graphic design folks who are incredibly talented. My job entails overseeing marketing and communications to internal and external campus audiences, the WKU website, and WKU social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. (there is a LOT that goes into that last three letters – “etc.” I could bore you with all the details, but I’ll spare you for now).
My husband works in WKU Athletics, my oldest son is in his senior year here, and my youngest is a senior at South Warren High School. The hubby and I are both WKU grads (a couple of times over), and soon the oldest will be as well. Mason, the youngest, has already decided to be a Hilltopper, too. And in case you were wondering – the answer is yes – they really did get to make that choice on their own. I would have been OK if they had chosen to go elsewhere (even if it was that blue school in the state – what’s it called again?), but I’m glad they picked WKU!
I’m really happy to be teaching a class this semester, although, to be perfectly honest, it does become a little stressful, especially when things with my “real job” get incredibly busy throughout the year. I do almost all of my class prep work in the evenings and on the weekends, so I don’t have a ton of free time left over for other things. It’s a rewarding experience, though, so it’s worth the time and effort.
A new semester is always exciting, and this fall is no exception. I look forward to getting to know my students a little bit better as we go along. The semester will fly by as they always do, and it’ll be Christmas break before you know it!
Heads up…the first home football game is in just a few days! We renew an old in-state rivalry with EKU on Saturday, September 2 at 6pm at The Houch. Show up and wear RED!