Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Trip to Peoria

Veterans Day weekend I was in Peoria, Illinois for the National Association for Campus Acitivities (NACA) Mid-America Regional Conference. The conference puts college students responsible for booking entertainment and college entertainers under the same roof (convention center) for three days. Students get to watch the entertainers perform and the entertainers get to show off their abilities. The conference work out for both parties involved because the colleges can books acts at lower prices, and the acts can line up shows/performances.

I was there with my students, but I was also there to speak during the educational sessions in the morning and sell my abilities. Things went great and my speaking partner (Rodger) and I were able to line up some possible dates for 2007. The students really enjoyed our lecture and our promotional buttons and t-shirts.

Below are some pictures from the trip. If you are even in Peoria, be sure to stay at the Mark Twain Hotel. The hotel has great service and rooms. Click on the link below for more information on Peoria and the Mark Twain Hotel

Mark Twain Hotel
Peoria Travel and Tourism

Here are some pictures.

Bradley University Basketball Court
Peoria from the air!

Rodger and I with our Agent Brooke

Monday, November 13, 2006

1 Year Old!

My blog is one year old! This time last year, I started up this page. it is amazing how fast things go! I just got back from another trip, so I need to get my thoughts and pictures together, so be on the lookout for the stories and another exciting year of blogging from me!

Thursday, November 09, 2006

"May the Force be with you!"

I walked into my office to a nice surprise today. There was a handmade Yoda statue on my desk. It had the following inscription:

To Frank: Thanks for all you do. Great Friend, you are. May the Force be with you.

It was made by one of the students who works for me. She's a big Star Wars fan. She gave the Yoda to me for helping her transfer to another school. My students know I like Star Wars, and a few are calling me Yoda. They say I share/give them a lot of wisdom and I'm hard to understand! lol

I was told that this is my "Yoda Award" for all the help I gave the student. This student is off to film school and I wouldn't be surprised to see her name up on the big screen in a couple of years. So, when she gets her Oscar, I'll be sure to look at my Yoda Award and smile.

Sometimes I wonder why I do the job I do, and on days like today, I know why.

Here's a pic of my award.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Wishing for a SNOW day!

Woke up this morning and looked out the window and saw what I'll see the next six months....snow! It wasn't enough snow to close work. A three day weekend would be so nice! Most my co-workers are just as bad as the students when it comes to snow and snow forecasts.....we wish for a SNOW DAY! I'll admit that the snow is pretty now, but after you clean your car off daily for months and see the "white stuff" constantly for weeks, it looses its luster.

So, while things are still "pretty" I decided to walk around campus (work) and take a few shots. These are pictures from the court yard at Lakeland. Notice how the leaves are still on the trees!