View Full Version : I got into Grad School!
03-22-2001, 07:41 PM
I received an email from the director of the Medieval Institute at Western Michigan Universtiy this afternoon.
Come, share my joy!
If any of you are familiar with the school or the program, or even Kalamazoo, Michigan itself, feel free to share. I'll be checking in on this after I get back from the bar around midnight.
03-22-2001, 07:58 PM
I'll confess I know nada about the program, but you're a fellow Doper who's made a hurdle...High Fives, dear!!!
03-22-2001, 08:07 PM
Woohoo! Congrats! You know, I've heard good things about Western. I'm on a grad student survival list, and one of the participants works in the graduate school there. I think she's a thesis advisor, not sure. Anyway, I can pick her brain for questions, if you've got specific ones.
Kalamazoo is also supposed to be a pretty good place. In addition to WMU, Kalamazoo college is there, so that adds to the cultural stuff in the town. It's right on the train line that runs to Chicago, too. An easy drive to Chi-town, and even closer to some of the nice areas on Lake Michigan.
But best of all, you're only 120 miles from Cranky. :-)
Congrats, congrats, congrats!
03-22-2001, 10:06 PM
I also don't know much about the program, but I'm glad to hear you got in!!
03-22-2001, 10:50 PM
Hey, congratulations, soul-sister!
03-23-2001, 12:01 AM
I do have a doppleganger! Amazing... I wonder if we would ge together it would be like putting matter and antimatter next to one another....
03-23-2001, 12:04 AM
Who knows, Cranky, I may attend a dpoefest once I am there. 150 miles isn't a lot to travel for one of those.
03-23-2001, 07:12 AM
K-zoo is a great place (about 100 miles away from Me!), my sister lives in Battle Creek (about 10- 15 miles away from K-zoo). I've had friends who went there, the undergrad life was a party atmosphere back in the late 70's. Don't know that it is now.
Another friend graduated from their Speech Therapy dept. is still professionally employed, it was a good program.
What are you taking???
IIRC, my friend Peggy 'showed' me around campus (I was attending MSU at the time). We stood in the center of campus and as I faced various directions, "that's the such and such....", so you'll have no real problem finding your way around.
K-zoo gets better weather than Lansing (although you might get hit with a tad more 'lake effect' snow than the middle of the state).
Lots of excellent little fairs all around there, close to semi big cities (so you'll be close to civilization), but also close to parks, lakes, non cement areas. Fall is really beautiful there, too. Summer's don't get many days over 90/95
It'll be grand! we can get together and swoon over Sua, or whomever.
03-23-2001, 07:57 AM
Wow! Will I now be able to say, "I got a gal in Kalamazoo-zoo-zoo"?
Maggie, you're a real tipperoo.
Is it too late for me to convince you to consider law school?
03-23-2001, 08:02 AM
I'd just like to say that Magdalene/Magdelane interchange made my head spin and my nose bleed.
But congrats anyway! :D
Tell those of us who aren't familiar with any of this what you'll be doing.
03-23-2001, 08:05 AM
Dinsdale, *I'm* not going to grad school. So I can still threaten to go to law school in order to extort drinks out of you.
03-23-2001, 10:18 AM
I did a double take when I read the OP. My first reaction was "Hey, how can mag be leaving ChiTown and not tell me? :( " Then I went back and read the OP again, and thought "That doesn't sound like magdalene." Then I looked at the post count and the name a little more carefully. Obviously from others's comments, I'm not the only one who was a bit confused.
magdelane, congrats on the grad school admission. You might want to consider a change to your SN to avoid mass confusion among the Teeming Millions.
magdalene, it's a good thing you're not leaving town or I'd have to come over and kick your ass. ;)
03-23-2001, 10:19 AM
I thought I was posting to magdalene when I was posting to magdelane, but my message remains the same: congrats, etc.
One of you needs to wear a pink carnation in the lapel so I can tell you apart. Obviously I've skimmed over the name spelling, and failed to notice the post count difference.
03-23-2001, 10:31 PM
So sorry for the mass confusion... magdelane has been my handle for everything since my freshman year, and I really don't want to get rid of it. Oh well... anyone with suggestions as for something I could change it to in keeping with my original handle?
As for the WMU: I am in the Medieval Studies program and will either be doing a teaching assistantship, or will be working in the research library in addition to working for my MA.
I'm really excited and am already checking out apartments online.
Thank you for all of your hints and support!
03-24-2001, 05:56 AM
It's really very gracious of you to offer to change your name. For me, personally (really, really bad eyesight), it took me way too long to discern the difference, even when it was clear to others.
Perhaps if you added a number or something afterward? Or, "Lady magdalene" in view of your intended career?
You'll like K-zoo, I think. Be sure to check out some of the small towns around there (Climax is one that you have to go to, if for no other reason than to be able to say, as I can "I spent an hour in Climax one day) And tho' the Sua reference was originally directed at the other one, I'm sure he'd let you swoon after him, too.
03-24-2001, 01:58 PM
hmm... Lady Magdelane does sound good..
03-24-2001, 02:01 PM
Hey, Mag, I don't know if you got my email - I'd feel like an ass asking you to change your name on my account (especially 'cause it's so cool)
Maybe you could capitalize your "M"? "Queen Magdelane" also has a ring to it...hmmmm...
03-24-2001, 03:36 PM
No, mag. I didn't get your email... try sending it again.
HA, that's funny!
...had me confused for a few seconds there...
WTG, magdalene & magdelane!
03-24-2001, 09:25 PM
I just sent it again. It contained the suggestion that you capitalize, a welcome to the boards, and the first phase of our secret plan to take over!
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