This afternoon, Officer Rich Pena-Ariet of the campus police came to talk to the students about staying safe, and keeping their belongings safe. He advised them to always keep track of their belongings--never to leave them unattended, when they might be stolen. He told them about the escort service on campus, which they can call if they feel uncomfortable walking alone, especially at night. He advised them to keep their doors locked at all times--not only when they are out, but also when they are at home. I remember a student of mine who told me that his television had been stolen from his apartment while he and his roommates were sleeping. Since they were home, they hadn't locked the door, and a thief just walked in and took the TV! They were lucky the thief did not do worse. It's terrible that we have to warn our students about crime, but it is better to warn them than to have them become victims of crime. A lot of the students asked him questions about drivers' licenses.
After the security seminar, we walked to our class in the Armory. As of next week, all classes that are not in the lab will have to meet in the Armory because we are losing our nice big bright classrooms in Holzapfel! :-( We are all sorry about that because our classroom in ARM, while it isn't a bad place, has no windows, so it is kind of depressing. I fantasize about painting a window on the white wall. Unfortunately, I doubt that the University would approve.
Jennifer and I got free Kertle posters at the Document Services office today. If Jennifer hadn't come to the afternoon class with her poster, I would have forgotten to go there! Thanks, Jennifer.