Greetings, as we get ready to finish out a week of work and come back to college, I wanted to clarify a couple of things.
1. Since we start on a Sunday, buildings around campus may be closed or locked. I will open the doors to McCool Hall at 2:00 p.m. If you are not there at exactly 2:00 p.m., no sweat. I am simply opening the doors if you want to come and “nest” or “look around” or you just can’t stand the idea of not having a front row seat. We will be starting at 3:01 p.m. so past that, you are late and may have to stand in front of the class to sing “I’m a Little Teapot” (with the motions) to atone for your lateness.
2. I know there is an easier way to do this but I can’t figure it out so here is my best suggestion for directions. Copy and paste the following into Google Maps
a. McCool Hall, Starkville, Mississippi
b. Hilton Garden Inn Starkville 975 Hwy 12 E Starkville, MS 39759
You can plug your own starting point into the directions. If it takes you to parts unknown, call me @ 601.573.6188 and I will send a search party out for you.
I also wanted to mention that I will have very little control over the room temperature and it tends to be on the cool side most years (no guarantee though). You may want to bring a light jacket or pullover.
On Sunday you will receive a SEDI polo shirt, the Institute is coming to take pictures (GROUP ONLY) on Tuesday so please wear your polo that day. Before anyone asks, this year’s shirt is maroon. I have a three color rotation; charcoal, royal blue, and maroon, this is a maroon year.
I anticipate being able to take individual photos on Friday if you or your agency would like one. These would also be in your polo.