Saturday, August 29, 2009
Now the Lord is the Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 2 Cor. 3:17
This is the DeMoss center. It's big, beautiful and fully loaded with libraries, quiet learning centers, row after row of computers. It is fresh and new. It's as big as it looks and a person can get easily turned around in there. There is room after room for classes and Benjamin says that place is hopping with students during the week. He has a computer class in that building and a General Ed class, which is basically apologetics ect.. The building is right next to his dorm. He is in the residence hall number 22. He has classes in the Shilling Center (math) and he has a class across from the Demoss center in the B.R. Lakin religion building, he is studying O.T.
Diagonally across from Benjamin's dorm is the new Barnes and Noble that has the coffee shop where he drinks Starbucks and plays cards.
A map to show you the campus
We visited Benjamin today. He has his hair cut shorter. I will have pictures later when my batteries are charged. We had lunch in the Reber-Thomas dining hall (building number 63).
It's clean with a great variety of food. Lots of fresh vegetables available at the salad bar. All kinds of food, from Chinese to Italian to Mexican. There are hamburgers and ff. Just lots of choices. Sweets of all kinds. It's a happy place. The students seem happy. The workers were happy as well.
Overall I would say that it is a great place to learn. Of course ... and here it comes ... you have to choose to work cause there is a lot of fun going on. That might be a little tough for some souls that thrive on activity and people. But the opportunity for great success is there.
It was good to get a Benjamin hug and look at him. He looks good. He was warm and a great tour guide. We gave some homemade rice krispy treats to the R.A. (residence assistance) guys. They are the ones that are available to help the students with college life.
Finally, Don, Benjamin and I had some coffee together at the on campus Starbucks. It was a very pleasant afternoon. We gave Benj one final hug and then dropped him off at his dorm.
Driving home in our new car was very comfortable and delightful. We met Elisa in Danville, cause she was between engagements. We went to Wendy's for dinner. Then she went to her party and Don and I came home. It's been a lovely, calm evening. Right now, Don is watching some kind of "action flick" while I type away on my blog. Church tomorrow and a baptism at the Dan River. Can't wait for that, sound like it's going to be great.