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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Last performance class

We will meet all together in HRH. Don't fret: everyone should still be able to sing.

See you then.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Jury sign-up sheet posted AGAIN

Folks, per the email I sent, another jury sign-up sheet has been posted. There were several areas of confusion so I thought we'd just start over.

I removed names of folks who signed up during times that are reserved for certain teachers or majors. Please abide by the guidelines, as they exist for a reason. There are now more times for your convenience. If you have an unresolvable problem, email me.

Thanks! We'll get this sorted out.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

12 Tiny Changes #12: SLEEP

Yes, I know it's the last week of class.

I also know that getting enough sleep when you're stressed is one of the best things you can do for yourself. Getting the required amount of sleep allows your brain to consolidate information, which is pretty important as you prepare for finals. It also allows your body to heal and keeps your immune system functioning. It also also the only time that hormones that control both appetite and satiation are created, so it makes a big difference in (believe it or not) your eating habits.

Aim for 7-9 hours per night. If you can't get that amount, take a short nap...but don't snooze more than 40 minutes midday, or your nighttime sleep cycle will be disturbed.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

4/13 Performance Class

Dr. H-W and Dr. Evans students meet in HRH: Dr. Steele from 12:20-12:45; Mr. Bryd from 12:45-1:10

Dr. Cho and Prof. Doss students meet in Dance Studio: Mr. Byrd from 12:20-12:45; Dr. Steele 12:45-1:10

See you then!

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Jury sign-up sheets

The sign-up sheet for vocal juries is posted on my door. Friendly suggestion: please read the instructions before choosing a time--trying to switch is always harder on everyone than choosing carefully the first time.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

12 Tiny Changes #11: be grateful

Studies show that it isn't happy people that are grateful: it's grateful people that are happy. Remembering even the smallest pieces of our good fortune can increase our joy.

Each day, preferably right before you go to sleep, make a list of things that make you feel grateful. I keep a small journal next to my bed and write one page before going to sleep. That page fits about 6-10 items, and they vary. But every night, I find there is something that makes me count my blessings. There's even an app for that, if you want to be all high-tech about it. But I like writing it the old-fashioned way: it feels more real.

On a rough day, you might be able to only name two things. You might even only be able to say you're thankful for a bed and for making it through the day. But those are good things, regardless. I know that every day, I'm grateful for my husband, my job, our home, enough to eat...the get the picture.

During the final stretch of the semester, a little gratitude might help you keep some perspective. If nothing else, bear in mind how many people on this planet never go to college. Humbling, isn't it?

Give it a try and see if you notice a shift in your attitude over time. 

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Last performance class

We will meet all together in HRH. Don't fret: everyone should still be able to sing. See you then.