Welcome back in two days, Cougars! Today I was on campus to finish up some things before the semester starts and I just want express how blessed and privileged I feel to be part of the APU community. The new semester brings chances for new opportunities and changes, and each and every one of you is at a great place to embrace them. It’s often said that a student gets out of the college experience what one puts into it, and I hope that this semester can be one in which we put our all into this amazing university that has put so much into us simply by allowing us to be here.
To students new and old, I would encourage you to make the most of this semester, embracing every opportunity and storming every obstacle. Get involved in at least one new thing on campus — an intramural sport, a leadership position, a club — and let it enrich your university experience. Take advantage of the great resources we have here to help us succeed in our academics, especially the faculty. They’re so willing to help — if you need it, let them know! I know a few of my professors last semester were always up for grabbing coffee or just lounging and chatting in their offices. Get connected with a mentoring group or a D Group through the Campus Pastors’ office. This is an amazing place to be at — do something this semester to enrich your college experience.
By the way, there are some awesome new photos up on the APU Flickr. Check it out. :)
God First! :)