Tuesday, August 07, 2007

An answered prayer

There are many things I have to be thankful for. And I felt like sharing one of them that has developed over the past few weeks. Earlier this summer the music therapy students met with a possible candidate to replace one of our instructors who left for Florida to continue her PhD. It was a great group discussion and we enjoyed getting to know her very much. Well, she has since been hired and has already put her textbooks up for sale in bookstore for this semesters classes. What initially attracted me to this particular candidate was that much of her experience has been in research, particularly in Neonatal Intensive Care Units and Pediatrics. I flipped open the front cover of one of the books we'll be using this year. And I discovered that the first three chapters of the text have all kinds of goodies about Pediatrics and NICU's! I jumped for joy!

Music therapy students at CSU do not get a whole lot of undergraduate degree experience with children. And those rare opportunities are usually limited to children with special needs. Now that I have a professor with the same specific interests as myself I look forward to learning more about this field area in the classroom and hopefully out in the local hospitals! It's a blessing from God I never saw coming. And I'm so thankful! Now I'm on the edge of my seat, waiting for classes to begin again. Since when has Danae ever been busting at the seams for school to start?

4 comments:

paul said...

That's very cool, Angela Danae, and a great confirmation that what you are studying is training you for the kind of work that excites and energizes you!

Anonymous said...

Nice blog, Danae.

John

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Angela Danae Ogren said...

Thanks for the input Uncle David! I recorded Stayce's phone number that you gave me but deleted your comment for privacy. I also have her myspace account as a way to communicate with her as well!