|From Frisbees to fish, Governor's Scholars are catching it all
RELEASED: June 30, 2005
"My class is drama, so I think it's going to be fun," says Calvin Kerr of Russell County. "I don't have to study a lot, but I do have to loosen up and get out of my comfort zone. We're dancing to Britney Spears."
Erin Burger of Louisville is looking forward to a class called "Old Man River." She explains, "My class is going to explore rivers. We're going to learn how to fly fish, and then we're having a big fish fry."
Long regarded as a feast of knowledge, this year's program promises to be a literal feast as well, as students look forward to making ice cream, bread and even cheese.
Many scholars explain that they feel much more comfortable as they become acquainted with the campus and each other. "The first day was kind of tough, but now that I know the campus and I'm meeting people, it's a lot easier," says Rob Gates of Frankfort. Similarly Jeremy Smith of Louisville explains that he is "looking forward to meeting new people and not getting lost."
The getting acquainted goes on and on. Students walking out of the library and the post office can be heard asking each other about hometowns, favorite bands and classes. Large groups congregate outside or in dorm lobbies, while organized activities such as movies and scavenger hunts enhance the getting-to-know-you process.
"I almost didn't want to come, but I've only been here two days and I already don't want to go home," says Kathleen Burke of Louisville. Other scholars immediately agree with her sentiment.
Scholars still have more than a month to spend learning Russian or choreography, listening to distinguished speakers such as award-winning poet Tony Crunk, watching acclaimed movies, and, of course, making new friends.
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