I was digging through some old family things and came across a green piece of paper that my grandfather had printed to encourage fellow students to submit news to the college newspaper. It says:
“HAVE YOU NEWS TODAY OF YOUR..
- projects or research begun or completed
- publications, completed and in process
- public appearances, lectures, recitals
- participation in public or educational organization
- departmental acquisitions, collections, exhibits, gifts
- new courses, statistics, unusual students, important visitors
- special departmental activities (meetings, dinners, plays)
- departmental alumni, personals
Do your facts include who, what, why, when, where, how?
EITHER BRING OR SEND VIA COLLEGE MAIL TO ALLEN BAILEY, Men’s Building, Telephone 674.”
It’s good encouragement, and very similar to what goes on many decades later right here. We ask for your news, big or little, and hope that you include the who, what, why, when, where, and how. Who knew that Grandpa was doing the same thing?
What are your current projects or performances? Are you a collector of something? Have you learned something recently? What’s going on in your department?
How is your garden? Seen any interesting animals? Does anything concern you? Do you need help with something?
People are always curious.