Mardi Gras and Ash Wednesday have come and gone. In the above photo, taken yesterday on the campus of UNCG, just in front of the Elliot University Center or EUC, you see a sign advertising "Ashes to Go" in the Willow Room. A person of the cloth was available yesterday to help students honor the first day of Lent, without leaving campus. To the left, you see a student skateboarding to class and, in the far distance, a bus picking up and dropping off students. The red flags on the lawn are for raising awareness about "red flag" issues like domestic violence. In the distance, the white stacks of the Jackson Library, looking like an open book, are seemingly calling students to study.
These are a few of the many disparate images that merge on a college campus. In an instant, you can see many different things happening and talk to people from different walks of life. As education becomes more and more virtual, we're here to extol the value of an on-campus experience. We learn about ourselves and the world by interacting with others. The value of spending four years on a college campus is priceless.