News and Information
May 14, 2009
Greetings from a relatively quiet land of Green and White. Graduation was this past weekend, so things are quieter now. (Most of you may not have experienced the campus 80% empty, it’s like every day is Sunday.)
I made a trip to south Florida the first week of May on visits to my interns in Naples. My first golf experience on Seashore paspalum. It was very impressive. The Florida guys really got it going, very good bunch. We had a nice bar-b-q at Alberto Quevedo’s home (I like these more and more, easier to talk to everyone.)
My next visit will be to the NY-CT area in early June (2-4). If we can get something organized for a get together, that would be fine by me. (For those on Long Island, I know we will try for something similar to last year on my visit the week after the US Open.) The more people I can reconnect with, the better my day/week/month/year.
On the faculty front, we have had several in China this past winter and early spring and by all counts things are progressing nicely. The Turfgrass Ecology position is still frozen, but the Michigan Turfgrass Foundation has made a recent trip to the front offices of the department and college to show their support of the position. I remain optimistic (is there really a choice?)
Just as a heads up, by other two scheduled trips are July 19 -26 to Philadelphia/Baltimore area and August 2-9 to the Los Angeles/San Francisco areas. I want to see as many people as possible, so stay in touch.
Keep looking for lost souls, I just heard from Al Heath, class of 1992, first time in 15 years, and the search continues.