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Sunday, April 27

Have a great summer everyone!



It was a pleasure sharing this semester with all of you. Through your posts I got to know you a bit better and you taught me a lot.
I know that many of you are graduating and moving on to other universities, some close, some far away.
So, what I have to say to you is this:
Go! Do it! And do it well!

God bless you all!

46 comments:

Petit Monde said...

Have a great summer as well! It was a pleasure being in your class. Thank you.

Athena Smith said...

Thank you petit monde. It was pleasure for me too! Stay in touch!

KathleenB said...

I want to say Thank you as well, you are a very interesting Professor. You made the class enjoyable.

Athena Smith said...

Thank you Kathleen. You've been wonderful!
Your son is a lucky guy!

figlio della lupa said...
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figlio della lupa said...

aw I am going to miss this class.
it was a lot of fun and I learned a lot of interesting information. can I take it again just for kicks? :-p

Athena Smith said...

Ha ha Luigi! VERY FUNNY!!!
(I appreciated the candid posts)

btex said...

I enjoyed your class awesome professor great class thanks for making class fun and interesting. Have great summer and good luck with your next group of students.

Athena Smith said...

Good luck to you too Btex! Stay safe and in touch!

Chris Potts said...

Yeah I'd like to take it again just because it was awesome. Hope it would be free this time around though. O_O

keep up the good work everybody, hopefully I won't see you guys on the road later on in our lives. ;)

Athena Smith said...

Thanks Chris... Do I detect the famous "Chris Potts" sarcasm there?
:))

J_Rambo said...

I enjoyed your class. I hope you don't feel disrespected by my "lack" of note taking for the last test. =P Hope to see you guys around.

Athena Smith said...

See you around J_Rambo. Don't worry about note-taking. The only behavior that ticks me off is that darn cell phone addiction...
Watch this!

DLandon said...

I was taking a full course load this semester, but out of all my classes, yours was my favorite.You are a very intelligent lady and I know that some of the things that I learned in your class will stay with me forever. I have a new view of the world and a need to help the children in other countries. I am already searching for some organization or group to join where I might be able to make some difference. Thank you

Athena Smith said...

Thank you for the very kind words Dlandon. We might be able to do a project in a Third World country next spring semester actually. The Ybor city campus did one in 2004 in Ghana. It needs however tons of preparation to get the funding.

KathleenB said...

She likes the Angry Professor video, watch out cell phones. The Information Revolution is being attacked by the Professor.

Athena Smith said...

KathleenB
:))

We started having the "no laptop" meeting rule as a matter of fact!

TMyers1087 said...

I enjoyed this class the most from the classes that I have taken so far. Thanks Ms. Smith for everything and making the class fun. I might take another class of Sociology just because it was so interesting. Thanks again. ~ TM

Athena Smith said...

Thank you Tmyers1087
I enjoyed this class tremendously too. You guys were superb!

RoxyChic0529 said...

Thank you Mrs. Smith! You were by far, my favorite professor. I always looked forward to your class. It has taught me a lot. I hope you have an amazing summer. Do you teach any other classes??
♥ Ashley

Athena Smith said...

Thanks Ashley!
Same classes for fall but different ones for spring! By then, I guess you will have graduated!
(How did you manage to add this little heart?)

RoxyChic0529 said...

I wont graduate soon. i'm still taking my pre-req's for the nursing program. maybe i will be able to take another class of your's! i made the heart by typing &hearts followed by a semicolon. see...♥

Athena Smith said...


Got it!

Lanlande said...

It was a honor to have you as my teacher and i think you for the teaching the material the way you were supposed to . They way you teach it give me a better understanding. Let me also saying before I come to your class there were a lot of thing I didn't know, but the way you explain those chapter teach me a lot.
Thank you have great summer by the way are you teaching in fall? cause I have two people that want to take your class. they wanted over the summer but unfortunately you are not teaching.

Lanlande said...

It was a honor to have you as my teacher and i think you for the teaching the material the way you were supposed to . They way you teach it give me a better understanding. Let me also saying before I come to your class there were a lot of thing I didn't know, but the way you explain those chapter teach me a lot.
Thank you have great summer by the way are you teaching in fall? cause I have two people that want to take your class. they wanted over the summer but unfortunately you are not teaching.

Athena Smith said...

Thank you Lanlande. No summer courses. In the fall as I have said it will be the same courses as now.
Take care!

countrygirl said...

Definately, going to miss this class. It was by far my favorite class. You are an awesome professor and I will recommend you to any students needing to take this class. Thank you for making the class enjoyable and interesting.

Athena Smith said...

Thank you country girl fot your contributions to the blog.

Alright guys, no more compliments because my head is spinning, which means I am starting to believe you against my best judgement.

If you feel positive, post your plans for the summer or tell a joke. Or cite some lyrics.

If you feel negative, keep your peace! :))
(just kidding, I'm open to suggestions)

figlio della lupa said...

Summer plans?psh..
my summer plans end on June 30 th when I come back to school for a dose of summer math(how miserable!)
But actually, I am going to Mexico next week. My father's girlfriend is an opera singer and she is performing there and he thought it would be a good time for me to go visit him there. He works there so he knows the place well.

Athena Smith said...

Mexico! That is a plan!Until June 30th you got 7 weeks. I hope it's not all opera...
Stay away from margaritas. They come extral large over there!

phildo888 said...

I hope you have a great summer as well. It was interesting being in your class and hearing opinions from so many people. I learned a lot about other people through your class and the blog. Thank you for being a good professor and a fun person.

Athena Smith said...

Thanks Philip.
You guys made it fun actually. Not a moment of boredom!
Stay in touch!

Jennifer said...

I am so sorry I had to drop this class early due to a work conflict. I intend to retake it. I enjoyed reading the blog and I wish you a nice summer. Myself I am going to Cape Cod. Are you going to Greece this summer Dr. Smith?

Athena Smith said...

Hi Jennifer!
Cape Cod... I'd give up my right hand to go fishing there.
Yes, I am going to Greece again, through Omaha beach, where I am taking my daughetrs to see the D-Day site and cemetery. Who had called that generation the "greatest generation ever?"

I'll post photos from there.
Keep in touch!

Jennifer said...

I dont know. I googled it and it says anchorman anchor Tom Brokaw who wrote the book with that title... I don't know if he borrowed the title from a politician.

mdowd said...

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and famous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in all of us. And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”--Maryanne Williamson

Thanks for a great semester, and have a wonderful summer.

Athena Smith said...

Mike
What a quote!I'll print it out, frame it, and put it over my desk.
See how right I was when I said that I learned from you as well?
God bless you!
Stay well, stay in touch!

turkeycaller47 said...

That is amazing that you had the opportunity to travel so far for Memorial Day all the way to England. The cemetery looks very similar to Arlington National Cemetery in Washington DC. I have always wanted to travel to Washington DC to visit but I have not been able to get to that destination due to my commitment to football. I love to travel I have had the pleasure of visiting many different countries to go hunting with my father and brother. We tend to go after the football season is over. That way it doesn’t interrupt the season. So, once I get the chance I would like to visit Washington DC.

eney352 said...

I'm just checking to see if it works.

dragonfly1 said...

dfads

RAwildcats06 said...

This by far is going to be my favorite class.

skeletor said...

checking to see if this works

ehendry89 said...

just checkin to see if it works :)

wes said...

Clayton county school distract should take some type of responsibility for all those kids who are goint to graduate from high school and most of them won't get expcepted into any collegeg not even a community college. it is hard trying to go to school and pay for your own tuiton. I am in that same situatiion right now. Having to work full time and go to school full time isn't easy and that is what is going to happen to alot of this kids coming out of high school. The board of education could have taken some type of action to prevent this from happening. When you graduate from high school is one of the biggest momnets in your life, and fro some of those students in clayton county it might not mean anything to them.my experiences in high school were not that bad, and i thank god i was fortunite engough to attend a decent school district that was required by the law for students to take standerdize test every year. I hope everything works out for those kids and i wish them the best of luck.

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