Well, it's almost August. That means just one more month of summer break before classes resume. Summer has always been a time of renewal and rebuilding mentally and emotionally before embarking on another year of the college experience. I remember back when I was in my undergraduate days, and this was the time of year I started to get antsy to get back to class, Stevens Point, and out of my parents house! Rest assured UWSP, we are antsy to get you back!
At the beginning of every summer staff of the University Store and Text Rental breath a sigh of relief that the school year is over, just like the students. The summer is a time for us to slow down a bit, get projects done, and renew ourselves for the coming academic year. We're working hard all summer long, albeit at a slightly slower than our normal crazy pace, to get ready to welcome students back to campus. Here's what we've been doing this summer to get ready for back to school:
- Sally and her staff in TR have spent the last month or so, and will continue for the next few weeks, setting up text rental so that it will be neat, clean and in the proper order, with enough books for everyone come the end of August when rental books start flying off the shelves.
- Alice and various helpers have been ordering, receiving and shelving the supplemental book area with the non-rental books instructors request. They'll be starting to shelve these books in the next month so that they too are ready for back to school. Remember, we suggest that you go to class first before purchasing books. We have them listed as required and optional based on book orders we receive, but your instructor may have other plans once class starts. Avoid unnecessary purchases by waiting until you've gone to class and confirmed both your need for the book, and your decision to stay enrolled in that class.
- Erin and her staff have been receiving all the new clothing and gift items ordered for the fall semester. Some of those items have been pictured in the blog, more are in store, very cool items! I'm excited for the start of the semester when everyone comes back to see the variety of items we have in-stock now. The moose up top is one of my favorite new gift items. He's so big and cuddly! Erin has also been trying to figure out what art and school supply items to order for back to school with out over ordering. We found a new source for art bundles that will have better packaging and off site compilation, students will save...well, a bundle!