The Sprint to the Finish

It’s that time of year again – no, not the holiday season – but the end of the fall semester.

It’s a flurry of paper grading, cramming and test-taking.


That's not me -- there's no way I could run in heels -- but you get the idea!

When the semester began, it was a marathon of finding classes, meeting new colleagues and classmates, and finding somewhere to eat lunch since Aztec Center closed. But, nearing the semester’s end is a sprint, especially with finals week looming ahead.

This is a big time of year for me particularly – it’s where I finally see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Daily and weekly deadlines aren’t for the faint of heart – every day, I publish new content to the news website that details all things SDSU and, each Tuesday, I create the SDSU NewsCenter e-newsletter that goes out to thousands of readers. It highlights the best of SDSU news, whether it’s a major research award, student or faculty achievement, or a noteworthy ranking. (Shameless plug: sign up for the weekly e-mail here.)

Besides my duties as editor of SDSU NewsCenter, I have other projects to finish up before the year’s end — whether it’s writing stories or blog posts (like this one), shooting video, profiling faculty and staff members, or just clearing off my desk so I can get a fresh start in January. At times, it almost seems like there aren’t enough hours in the day.

But, come finals week, things slow down substantially across campus. But, that doesn’t mean there isn’t news to read – we have a few good stories left up our sleeves as we shut down 2011.

So, while it may be physically quiet on campus, be sure to check SDSU NewsCenter every now and again for the latest and greatest SDSU news. At the very least, don’t let my sprint go to waste!

What does your last-minute ‘sprint’ consist of?

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