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Editorial

Reminder to thank your professors

December 9, 2011

As another semester is approaching the end here at UW-River Falls, we here at the Student Voice wish to remind the students of the campus to thank their professors for their hard work and commitment to UWRF. There are many magnificent professors that have dedicated their lives to the education of their students who, unfortunately, often times go unrecognized in their efforts.

Only the educated are free. Knowledge is priceless, something that will stay with you for the rest of your lives. However, knowledge is also a privilege, and we here at the Voice feel that too many students are unaware of just how lucky they are to attend UWRF, with its inclusive campus and small class sizes.

As part and parcel of such, too many students don’t take pride in this campus. Even something as simple as attending a sporting event or an event put on during Finals Fest communicates that you wish to make UWRF a better place.

Far too often, students at UWRF simply put in their time and do just what is necessary to get by. We here at the Voice wish to challenge all students to become active in the campus community. Take pride in your school. This can be done in a variety of ways, the simplest being to wear UWRF gear or to take a small moment to thank a professor or mentor who has helped you along the way.

College is supposed to be about finding your independence, but we all know that without the help of those around us, we would not be where we are today.

There is bound to be one, if not many more, people who we can look to for advice, help or even to just make your day a little brighter. But far too often, we forget those little things, especially when things are going well.

UWRF is unique with both its small class sizes, and it faculty members who are committed to knowing you, the student. The same cannot be said of other institutions.

So even though we are all eager to leave for break, take time to remember how you have come to this point in your life so far. Take time to remember that without the commitment of the many professors and mentors we have met at UWRF, we cannot grow as intellectuals or as global citizens.

Take pride in your University. Because before you know it, we will be faced with many decisions that could impact the lives of others. Use what has been bestowed upon you to make the very best of each opportunity.

Comments

Bob on 13 Dec 2011: I don't mean to be disrespectful, but teaching is there occupation and they are paid well for it. I do think this comment "Far too often, students at UWRF simply put in their time and do just what is necessary to get by." isn't fair, as I've seen professors that basically do the same thing. While I think they do an honorable job, I would imagine there are others that would need/be more deserving the recognition.

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