Happy New Year ETA readers!
I hope this blog post finds each and every one of you doing well and enjoying this holiday season! Whether you celeberated Eid al-Adha (the Muslim Festival of Sacrifice) earlier in December or Christmas or Hanukkah in the latter part of December or are currently celebrating the African-American holiday of Kwanzaa, I hope the conclusion of 2008 has brought fun memories with friends and family. Even if you do not celebrate any of these holidays, I am sure that everyone is “celebrating” a break from school work!
Like many of you, I also had time off and traveled back to my home state of Massachusetts. As you can see from the photo above, when I arrived home, there was a good amount of snow on the ground! (Obviously this photo was NOT taken in North Carolina!) And yes – I did have to shovel snow a little bit while I was home.
I am now back in Elon, North Carolina and I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am for 2009! But most importantly, I want to wish each of you a wonderful new calendar year and continue to look for more ETA posts from me in the new year!
On a final note, to wrap up the 2008 calendar year, feel free to visit Elon’s Year in Pictures slideshow. This was put together by the University Relations department and has some wonderful photos of Elon life – from academics to engaged learning opportunities to athletics to some just plain fun! You can get a sense of what being as student is all about – ENJOY!