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Current Music:City and Colour - What Makes a Man
Time:12:25 am
Current Mood:curiouscurious
Hello. I'm Lyndsey, and I'm a brand new freshman at Lock Haven University. Although, I also live in Lock Haven & graduated high school. I enjoy it, despite going to high school here as well. (it's not as bad as some people in HS made it sound)  :) I also work on campus, in the brand new (built in 2007) Alumni Center.

This community is obviously completely dead, but I figured I'd post anyways. Annnnnyone out there?!

Who mod's this community? Let me have it. ;)
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Subject:Ruminations on life at LHU and life after graduation, and after switching careers...
Time:05:59 am
I've been thinking about moving back to the town where I attended college, at least for a short time, once I get settled as a realtime captioner and am making money from it. It's a comparatively inexpensive place to live and I know people there who share some of my hobbies. It's also vastly easier to get around for things that one needs, and public transportation is completely unnecessary unless you're disabled (they do have something for that). I'd also like to get a look at my old campus before I leave this part of the country.


The LHU (Lock Haven University) alumni magazine, the 'Perspective' came the other day, and I discovered that yet another one of my professors from my undergraduate days in the 80's has passed away. She was from India, and her name was Dr. Renuka Biswas. She was a nice lady and did a fine job of teaching me a high-prerequisite sociology course in my third semester in college - telling me that my final paper would be publishable with just a little bit of work. I got a B+ in that course, which was a 400-level course full of anthropology and psychology, a real sociology course (she was a sociology professor) and one of the most challenging in my academic career. I'm sure it's one of the things that eventually slanted me much further to the Left. The kicker is that she lied to me during class registration at the beginning of the year to get me to sign up, so that the class would be full. I suspected this was the case and it did turn out to be an issue when I was nearly ready to graduate. I had to confront her with this when the class was rejected as a fulfillment of my general education requirement in sociology, particularly since I had not had any of the prerequisites for the course. She straightened it out and was very embarrassed, but she was a nice lady. I took that course nearly twenty-two years ago at this writing. I was very proud of myself for having taken it and succeeding in it, and I learned a great deal from it. The research I did for the papers I wrote for that course has stayed with me. So has another experience I had because I took that course:

Sitting next to me in that class was a very attractive, sweet-natured and exceedingly soft-spoken young lady named Ellen Kingsley. She was pretty casual coming to class but always modest, and she generally wore sweatpants with bible verse references painted on them. It was impossible not to notice her if you had an eye like mine, that looked for individual nuances. We befriended each other and Ellen very patiently ignored the fact that I had a crush on her in order to try to lead me to Christ via her Pentecostal campus minister. At that time, she did not succeed, although I 'got saved' years later after an experience with the dark occult. (Yes, I've always been a man of extremes. Just ask those who know me personally.) Eventually, because I realized where she really stood with me, I began ignoring her in elevators and such when she'd greet me in public. I felt terrible, because I knew she was a kind and caring person, but I of course was an immature and selfish frat boy (although a civilized frat boy from a civilized fraternity chapter) and I was embarrassed at my failed efforts to get involved with her.

This all happened in the Fall semester of 1985 and the spring of 1986. Ellen had been the person to tell me about the original Space Shuttle disaster as we approached each other on a snowy street near the Lock Haven K-Mart one morning. I had just bought a Casio electronic keyboard which I used to annoy many of my fraternity brothers in the year or two to come. I hadn't seen a television yet and hadn't heard the news.

A couple of years ago I managed to catch up with what she was doing, although I was unable to contact her: she was living in Bethlehem with her young son (no mention of a father, although I'd learned she had a fiance while I was trying to date her). She was working at the public library there. She had apparently switched from sociology to library science at some point. I wanted badly to say hello and to apologize but I didn't want to contact her at her place of work to do so, and I was living in Philadelphia with my fiance at the time, whom I did not want to disrespect.

The classroom building where we took that course was drastically remodeled inside in the early 1990's. The room itself really doesn't exist anymore; Akeley Hall was converted from a classroom building for social sciences into an office building for various campus functions, including two large internet labs. Now the professor who taught us is dead, and all I can think of is all that has been swept away by time as it moves on. I haven't seen this professor in years, nor this woman, but it's all catching up to me just at this moment as I write this blog entry. Interacting with my cat, who is purring loudly, takes the edge off of this mortality check, but for one whose whole life has been one long, indulgent mortality check this kind of thing is a rare eye-opener. At only 40, I have lost HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE. In 1992, as I lay awake one night during my second college stint, I counted over 300. Fifteen years later I could fill a cemetary with all the people - the ones I can even remember now - whom I've known who are gone.

There is a goth band out there right now with a single in which the vocalist asks "Who do you want to be before you die?"

Holy fuck! There's not much time! I have to make this decision now, before I continue to meander like some bug on the pavement.

Yet I kind of did this before, before I quit my teaching career on February 1st of this year: I want to be a writer.

Well, in a small way, I'm finally getting paid for it, and people are telling me that I'm good at it:

I'm a dark poet. THAT COULD CHANGE - but for now, when my corpse - if recovered from whatever kills me - is turning fetid in the ground or goes on the burner, I want people to look at my chiseled marble and say "That fuckin' guy was a great poet, but DAAAAMMMMMNNNN his shit was dark!" I want to be one of the New Dark Romantics, or the Apocalyptics, or whatever they call us who write dark verse today. A guy I knew in high school said that little kids would hate me one day because they had to learn my poetry. Fine. My aim is to inspire that one black-clad kid sitting in the corner of the class, and teach him or her to rebel against the things that truly beg rebellion, not his classroom teacher. I want my verse to edge out the American tendency toward packaged rebellion that fizzles out with age: I want my verse to inspire young people to be real rebels against things that really need to be challenged.

There it is, motherfuckers: I want to be a dark anarchist poet, a literary iconoclast.

Think I can do it?

I'll greet you in Norton's Anthology when your grandchildren bring it home from college. You'll flip through the wafer-like, almost transculent pages of that book - which they may have bought used - and you'll see something in there that is just terribly wrong, but you know it's true. A bespectacled skull will leer at you for just a moment and then your left hand - always your left - will reach for some implement with which to smash the state. Your grandchild will tell you he or she has become an anarchist and you will know it is all going to hell.

I'll see you at the edge of the Apocalypse!
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Subject:I don't think anyone from my time at LHU is on Live Journal.
Time:11:08 pm
Is there anyone, anyone at all who attended LHU from 1984-1988 and/or 1990-1994, or any time during any of those years?


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Subject:job opening in Lock Haven!
Time:10:51 am
The Express (a newspaper located in downtown Lock Haven) is now accepting application for a Part-Time Customer Service Representative. This is a permanent Part-time position.

The Successful applicant will work from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday thru Fridays each week.

Must have pleasant telephone voice and enjoy dealing with Customers. Basic computer skills needed. For more Information contact Larry Rupert, Circulation Manager or Wall Corter, Asst. Circulation Manager. 748-6791.

Or you can talk to me about it. :)
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Subject:Circulation Manager Needed
Time:03:26 pm
The Eagle Eye is once again looking for a circulation manager to deliver the campus newspaper. The person applying for this position must have a car and be available between noon and 4 p.m. on Wednesdays to deliver the paper to locations on campus, Campus Village and Evergreen Commons. It will be a paid position, and doesn't take up much time (maybe an hour or two once you get the route down). Lifiting and walking is required for this job! If interested in the position or for more information, please contact Dani at 908.619.7426 or send an email to ddeluca@lhup.edu
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Current Music:radiohead
Subject:Back for the Summer
Time:01:51 pm
Current Mood:chipperchipper
my name is krista and i'm originally from lock haven (don't hold that against me).. i did go to lhu briefly but ended up transferring away from home. for the first time in 3-4 years i'll be home for a good part of the summer (i'm coming home this coming friday)
i haven't kept in touch with practically ANY girls from high school and although i currently have a boyfriend, it would be nice to hang out with some girls this summer so i don't go crazy.
i was just wondering if any of you are in town for the summer with nothing to do!
i'll be around.

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Current Location:Eagle Eye Office
Subject:Open Eagle Eye Positions!!
Time:09:07 pm
Current Mood:hopefulhopeful

Hello everyone. Since we have had very few people apply to be on the Eagle Eye staff for next year, I thought I'd post here about our positions that are opening up. A background in journalism is not necessary, but a knowledge of AP style is preferred for the editor and reporter positions.

If you have not yet applied for a position, you need to do so by Monday, April 17, before 6 p.m. You are allowed to apply for multiple positions, but you MUST fill out an application online http://www.lhueagleye.com with the link "EE Application" at the left.

If you are interested in any of the following positions, I strongly encourage you to apply. See below:

Co-Editor in Chief
News Editor
Features Editor
Opinion Editor
Sports Editor
Classifieds Editor
Copy Editor
Online Editor
Ad Sales
Ads Designer
Financial Manager
Staff Reporter
Sports Reporter
Advertising Manager

Once you apply, someone will be contacting you to set up an interview time on either Wednesday or Thursday, April 19 and 20 after 7 p.m. If you are unavailable for your meeting time, we are able to make a few exceptions, but you must let us know in advance.

At your interview, be prepared with your resume, letters of recommendation and clips or relevant coursework if applicable. The other editors and myself will be asking several questions.

If you would like to know more about any of the positions listed above, just send me an email at ddeluca@lhup.edu or leave a comment.

Applications are due Monday, April 17, at 6 p.m. There are no exceptions for missing this deadline.

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Subject:Commemorating the late Dr. Robert O. Perry
Time:08:52 pm
I just found out in the alumnus Perspective that one of my very favorite instructors has passed away, Nov. 6 2005.

He used to call me 'Young Furnish'. I'm extremely upset that I will never get to visit him should I ever get to the campus, and it makes me feel VERY bad that I never have gotten back since graduating with my second degree there in '94 (my first was in '88).

His specialty was British Literature, particularly Renaissance, 16/17th Century, Shakespeare. I took 17th Century Literature with him as well as a Shakespeare course. He made me much of the teacher that I am. I will ALWAYS be grateful to him.

I have lost ALMOST ALL of my professors at LHU. ALMOST ALL of them have passed away! There are VERY FEW left! What few are left are retired. Should I revisit LHU, there would be an almost entirely different faculty.

This is a very difficult thing for me because virtually my entire family is also dead. What a predicament!

Well, this happens to some of us, and I suppose I'll have to build my whole own world. With no plans to have children, I'm going to have to become a lot more social!
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Subject:I'm needy
Time:03:58 pm
Is there anyone who is still going to be in Lock Haven on Thursday or Monday that could take me to meet my new teacher in Jersey Shore?

And could anyone watch Monster the weekend of March 16th? I kinda feel like going home for break, and Jess won't be here that weekend.

You know you wanna ...
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Time:11:17 am
For anyone who lives off campus:

Do you know if you can change your account information with Adelphia as far as subscriptions are concerned? We had a six month special deal on internet and now that it is over, we were trying to find something else so that we can save more money.

Thanks for any ideas :p
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