I decided to share a few photos that I took during my weekend trip to Beloit College. My husband and I hadn’t seen our son, Ben, who is finishing up his junior year, since the Christmas break. I apologize in advance for sharing family photos!
Our excuse for schlepping to Beloit was to attend the college’s biannual parents committee that met on Saturday.
The first thing we did when we connected with Ben on Friday was to head over to the school’s art museum to see Ben’s piece that was on display.
Ben and his classmates in the advanced sculpture class had to create a piece of art that used a prescribed amount of wood. Ben built a table that is particularly delightful when viewed from below. He got the trout idea from his dad, whose hobby is to take blocks of redwood from Home Depot and carve them into trout. Bruce used to fish in the mountains of his native Colorado as a boy.
That evening the three of us attended the senior capstone event for the school’s studio art majors at the art museum. Ben had been counting on double majoring in mathematics and studio art, but it looks like he will be one class short for the art major.
Non Euclidian Geometry
Ben had to give a 30-minute presentation in his Non-Euclidian Geometry class this morning and he took the opportunity to practice his talk with his parents. When he was erasing the board I told him to stop so I could take a photo. This was his reaction.
Ben’s Dorm Room
Ben never wanted me to see his dorm room because it’s nothing short of disgusting. The only nice part of the room is his art work that covers all the walls.
I realized on the plane trip back that I hadn’t gotten a photo with Ben and his friends or his dad and me for that matter. I guess that will have to wait for the next trip. Ben hopes to get a job at Beloit College this summer so he won’t be heading back home to San Diego. This made the trip particularly bittersweet for me.
One More Thing….
Visiting your children at college can be expensive. That’s why I would suggest finding out if the college has a guest house.
Bruce and I stayed at the Beloit College guest house and we did the same thing at Juniata College when our daughter was in school. The guest house at Beloit is just $35 a night. If a spot is available, it can definitely make a visit more affordable.