This is the first of back-to-back short weeks. The next two weeks will be fairly relaxed, and then we'll hit it full speed until the end of the semester.
I'm moving the general news to the Blog section of my web page. I hope to update it more frequently with news from the places that interest me (construction + economics + technology).
CM New and Events
Evening with Industry: I hope you have been seeing the e-mails Sean Davis has been sending out. This Wednesday (November 14) is the Evening with Industry. It starts at 5:30 (I think) and is being held at the Boldt Sutter Hospital project in midtown. Since this event is being held at a construction site, dress appropriately (hard hat, boots, vest, eye protection). This is a great chance to tour a cool project and meet some great people from industry. A lot of current students and alumni work on this project, so it will be nice to support them and you will get to experience the craziness of an OSHPD project.
Student Fall Welcome: On the Monday when we get back from Thanksgiving break (November 26), the Fall Student Welcome will be held at The Firehouse Restaurant (1112 2nd Street) from 5:30 to 8:00. Wear nicer clothes (clean ironed dress shirt, nice pair of pants, etc. for the gents, ladies should wear their equivalent to that). Our industry sponsors put this event on and some big industry and academic ballers show up (Sac State's President and Provost are coming). We will be celebrating our becoming a department and will be having two alumni presenting on one of their projects. This is a fun event and this year there is a lot to celebrate.
WCIECA Scholarship: There is a $1,000 scholarship available through the Western Chapter of the International Erosion Control Association. If interested, contact Cyndi Brinkhurst at (530) 272-2407 or firstname.lastname@example.org. This scholarship will likely not draw a lot of interest, so those that put some effort into applying for it will likely have a good chance.
Mike has a couple of internship opportunities that he has cycled around. I don't have any details, so hit him up here for more info.
What's Going On In Classes
CM 10: I will be lecturing this week. Your memos for Bill Hansen are due this week. Next week (week of Thanksgiving), we WILL NOT be having class.
CM 121: THERE WILL BE NO LAB THIS WEEK OR NEXT (***except for the Monday section, which will meet next Monday***). However, we are essentially done with Goodyear, so all outstanding Goodyear lab assignments will be due the week we return from Thanksgiving class. After Thanksgiving, we start our next project, which is McKinley Park Tennis Courts.
In lecture, we will be doing a data dump from the first 5 weeks of Goodyear and then covering subcontracting on Tuesday and discussing overhead and insurance on Thursday.
CM 126: On Wednesday, we will be having a guest speaker from Rosendin Electric coming to class. Please show some respect and show up for class. Introduce yourself--these guys are looking to hire. Even if you're not interested in working in the electrical, it's good to understand that side of the business. Actually, let me restate that: it's incredibly good to understand the electrical business. I promise to try to grade something this week.
I teach people who will be building our country's infrastructure.