Monday, January 31, 2011

Need Something to do Monday?

Posted By on Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 12:00 PM

Yeah, yeah, the recession is "over." But it's the kind of over in which Yogi Berra's famous theory—about when things are really over—applies. And that's not the case. So until the Berra proof is satisfied, it's good to have a backup plan.

Grad school perhaps? It's probably a better idea than just implementing your existing crisis-plan of holing up in the basement with 200 cans of beans and a shotgun. Assuming grad school is the right choice for you and your career, anyhow.

So tonight, why not find out?

At 6 p.m., in the Hatch Ballroom, Boise State will be hosting a grad school resource fair where you can get information, as well as talk to students and faculty to determine if grad school is right for you.

But hey, let's be honest. Of course grad school is going to be right for you from their perspective. They're trying to sell you on it. What you need is to dip a toe into the water on your own.

Well, what a great day to take a dip, because immediately afterwards and in the same building, Dr. Steven Amstrup will discuss his 30-year long study of how climate change is affecting polar bear habitats. The lecture will start at 7 p.m. and be accompanied by a photo exhibit of arctic animals.

Between the polar bears and recruitment sharks, your Monday evening boredom is sure to be devoured with hopes of a brighter, sunnier global temperature and global economic future.

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