blogbytes 27th apr 2009

the first semester for STM is drawing to a close. this is the last week of regular classes. the reb has two more classes to teach (tuesday nite 28th apr for OTS and wed morning 29th apr for OTI).

then next week (4-8th may) is study week and in a fortnight (11-14th may) is exam week. we will end the semester with a closing service on friday 15th may at 11am to be followed by community lunch. at the closing service, we will commission those who have finished their studies and are moving out into the field to work.

from next week, the reb is resuming thesis work (sigh) while waiting for assignment and exam papers to come in (or trickle in). so far, only 1 assignment paper has come in! then it is balancing act time - between marking the students' papers in order to have their grades ready for submission to the academic office so that when the students return for the second semester, their transcripts will be ready, and writing/editing the long-overdue thesis (coming to 7 years of writing , and more like a still-birth). hopefully, the birthpangs will be there and the 'baby' be due by this year