Today is the first day of classes at UC Davis, spring quarter. It feels good to get back into the swing of things — at least somewhat. I know it is a different experience than what many students, faculty, and staff had anticipated, but I am looking forward to learning new things and to looking at old things in new ways.
Speaking of old things, I am tired of the way this blog looks. I’ve had this blog for quite awhile, dormant as it may have been. But now that I am picking it back up and dusting it off I need to give it a reboot, too. This theme isn’t working for me anymore (Coraline) and I need some suggestions. If anyone has a favorite theme, please let me know. I also am tired of this cover art (from a trip to CNN a few years ago) and this head shot. It’s all got to go. So, I will be trying to revive this blog during all this time at home.
This quarter I am teaching two classes: Communication Campaigns and a first-year seminar on creativity. I am looking forward to both of them. Today was the first day of Campaigns. I know students are just getting up and running but I think we are going to have a great term, designing a campaign for a “real” off-campus Client.
My creativity seminar gets going later this week and I am looking forward to this opportunity to discuss creativity — how do we get more of it? Where does inspiration come from? How can we nurture it? What are the habits of creative people? And so much more. We’ll also have the opportunity to nurture our own creative impulses through weekly creative challenges. I think this course will be a really healthy outlet while we are all confined at home and we are surely all looking for outlets for self-expression.
Hope your week is off to a great start.