I’ve had some truly heart-warming experiences during the last few days.
Wall of Hope
My wife, Debbie, and I were honored to purchase the final two bricks in the UW-Stout Wall of Hope, a project in the Memorial Student Center sponsored by the Pi Lambda Phi fraternity to raise awareness of all types of prejudice. Some 350 bricks were sold. I chose to include a favorite quote, from Gandhi: “Be the change you seek in the world.”
Last week, I received a visit from the students of the Child and Family Study Center who gave me handmade posters. Each one of the children also made a guess at what I do here as chancellor. Here are some of their guesses:
Ariana – He’s in charge of the world.
Owen – He writes papers and stuff.
Nadia – He drives planes.
Ben – He cleans boats and airplanes.
Sophia – He helps the school.
CJ – He takes care of bugs.
Everett – He’s in charge of police officers.
Laith – He’s in charge of dotters and markers.
Arianne – He takes care of babies.
Talal – He just runs.
Allison – He takes care of the Stout school.
Haylie – He makes toys.
Jacob – He talks through a microphone.
Marley – He takes care of the university.
Alice – He’s in charge of Minnie Mouse.
Zoey – I think he vacuums…
Marcus – I hope he has a mustache!