Execution // Brotherly Love
I’m really in a great place these days. Not because of anything I’ve done, but because I just see so much growth and execution being done here on campus. The biggest push I see, is the social media and marketing stride.
The whole campus is intertwined as hell. In every room that I walk into, I see social icons directing people to follow “here” or like there. It’s beautiful. It’s the start of my third year on this campus and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve felt like this place was so divided. Not anymore.
I know social media isn’t the end product, but it’s the fact that people are making things happen – they have something to show for. That’s what I like. The Umin building is one example. A lot of people don’t understand its purpose and that’s students and faculty alike. I’ve heard pretty important people talk about how the school doesn’t know how to allocate their money, or how they just blow through it trying to push selfish agendas. No personal comment here, but I will say that at least they’re doing…. Something.
University ministries is great. I sit in those conference rooms and do my work all of the time. The space is open and just overall aesthetically pleasing. The people too, they’re amazing. So many times, I been minding my business and had university personnel just approach me and indulge in the most random but engaging conversation. That’s what it is about – that kind of kinship. With no effort, I’ve built some of the best relationships on this campus.
Lately, I’ve become very fond of the friars and brothers. That’s a stretch for me because prior to this year, they were just distant beings. Now I sit and chop it up with them about anything and everything.
Father Fran, Father Ross, Fr Blake – I don’t know any of you well, but you’re are my guys. And I’m speaking for many more people than just myself. There are many more people on this campus who are holding it down, but you three are just a few who brighten my day and equal a decent exposure -- for all my photographer’s out there.