Apr 18, 2011

Outstanding Information Systems student of the year award!

Jim is amazing and received the outstanding IS student of the year award! The college of CIET (college of computing, integrated engineering, and technology) which includes engineering, IS, CS (computer systems), and math did an awards night last Thursday and we were able to attend. They fed us a grilled chicken dinner that was wonderful and some grawesome (as Ian would say) strawberry shortcake! After we had finished eating they presented the awards to the students and professors they had selected for the year. The professor that presented Jim's award is one of his very favorite teachers and apparently the teacher thinks just as much about Jim. He announced Jim's award and then proceeded to say how Jim was a great student and that he was a real asset to the whole University because of his working for the IT department. I am very proud of Jim and his achievement!

Here are a few pictures from that night.
 Receiving his award.
 Close up... there always has to be someones head in the way right?
 Close up of his fancy award.

Apr 10, 2011

Photoshop experiment

I was looking at our rings yesterday and decided to take a few pictures, some turned out not so great. I really liked this one so I experimented on it with photoshop today and this is what I came up with... not too shabby for someone who doesn't know much about photoshop.

original picture

Photoshop edited picture

Apr 8, 2011

Polar Bear Pride

I now officially a Polar Bear....

 that is a North Elementary Polar Bear. 

  I Interviewed for the Take home library specialist on Monday and I got a call on Wednesday to inform me that I got the job! I have been training for the last two days and I am so excited to be working in a job that actually has something to do with my (eventual) career.
   Basically my job is to switch out the kids books after they have read them at home and I also will be doing what they call homework club. This is done during their lunch recess. If the students didn't do their homework at home then they come to homework club to finish it. Here my job is to make sure they get their homework done, not a hard job but I am going to have to brush up on some of my times tables and division skills because in the last two days I have had to help kids quite a bit with that content. ugg... not a huge fan math.
   And just because I am now a polar bear doesn't at all mean that I am enjoying all of this snow.. ;-)