SEDI – Who, What, When, and Where


Greetings, it has been a kind of weird trip getting this years class together.  I apologize for a lack of information, but get ready.

 

First, you should take note that a fifth reading was added to the preceding post.

 

So, let’s talk some details.  If I don’t answer your question here, feel free to email me frank@sig.msstate.edu.

 

1.  Where do I stay?  The Hilton Garden Inn Starkville has a block of rooms for us.  Your name is already on the room so you just show up and check-in on Sunday.  Breakfast is included with your room.  You should have some colored tickets to present in the restaurant each morning.  TIP is NOT included in your coupon.

 

(Shortly in this space I hope to have a Google Maps link for you to get directions)  If not there will be an address for you to copy and paste.

 

2. When do we start?  Check in for SEDI is on Sunday May 17, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Park in McCarthy Gym Parking across the way)

At 3:01 p.m. class begins.  All other days class starts at 8:00 a.m.

 

3.  Where is class?  We will meet all week in Room 208 McCool Hall on the MSU campus.

 

(Shortly in this space I hope to have a Google Maps link for you to get directions)  If not there will be an address for you to copy and paste.

 

4.  Should I bring anything?  Laptops, and/or tablets are NOT required.  There will be some class work involving PowerPoint so if you have one and want to bring it that will be helpful.  (The business center at the hotel only has 1 computer but it will be available.)

 

5.  What do I wear?  For class times I recommend business casual.  We will not do a lot of walking but feel free to wear comfortable shoes.  Thursday night is our graduation banquet and it is business dress (I wear a suit that night but then again I am in charge.)

 

6.  How do I get to class?  Because the University is in Maymester, parking is a no go during the week. The shuttle will depart the Hilton each morning at 7:45 a.m. and return at the end of the day.  In case of an emergency, I will have a vehicle and can get you back to the hotel.

 

7.  Can I get a class roster?  Is there an agenda?  It has been my experience that getting to meet everyone on Sunday works a little better so the class roster will be in your packet when you check in.  There is a “dense” agenda (Class of 2014) and I like for you to be surprised so it will also be in your packet.

 

8.  Is there somewhere to eat nearby?  Because of the design of the course, we have most lunches, snacks, and dinners catered in by a local caterer.  We will go out in Starkville for dinner one night and the banquet is at Old Waverly in West Point on Thursday.  As a new feature this year, coffee will be in the room most of the day.

 

9.  Bring business cards, you may want to exchange them with each other and with some of the speakers that come.

 

That is all for now.

 

More later.