1.20.2010

Special Announcement

No, I'm not pregnant or getting married.  Yes, I PROMISE I will let all of you know not as soon as I find out but eventually.  Lol.  And I won't be one of those bloggers who pops up pregnant and you find out she's 9.5 months along and you're like YOU LIED TO ME!!!  YOU LEFT ME OUT OF YOUR LIFE AND I HATE YOU, MOM!!  Lolol.

Anyway, since I left my camera at my classmate's house and he lives practically in another country by Gainesville standards, I have to wait until he locates it and brings it to our lab to post the kindergarten post.  ANYWAY.  So I've been teasing to this special announcement for months or at least a month.  It's part of my New Year's Resolution.  My program was discontinued here which means we're the last class.  We finish our master's degrees in May (I almost said the spring and then realized... this is the spring.... ACK).  At that point, (most of) our professors (3 out of 4) will move up to W.akeForest to begin a new (or continuation of the old one) documentary program. 

This one will offer a master's and an Masters of Fine Arts.  The latter is a terminal degree which means it's the highest you can go in a chosen field.  You can be hired as a professor as if you had a PhD because essentially in your field it IS a PhD, and accrue tenure.  I've applied to the MFA program.  It's one year and a great opportunity.  I've always seen myself teaching one day when I decide I need a mini career break so I might as well get the necessary education while I'm (again, for those of you who weren't listening) single and childless.  So we should find out in the next month or two "officially" whether we got in.  Oh since I said we, all of my classmates have applied.  AWESOME!!!!  The thought of being with everyone for another year is so cool!

10 comments:

Sparkling Red said...

Excellent idea. One more year is a short amount of time for such a valuable degree.

And I know how annoying it is when you can't imply that something is important without people assuming you are engaged/pregnant. That'll be one benefit when I get a few more wrinkles. Maybe people will stop anticipating my it's-never-gonna-happen "first child".

Not So Anonymous said...

Yay!! Congratulations in advance! Of course you're going to get in, duh.

Naima said...

How cool! Good luck!!

Rashan Jamal said...

Finally, the news is out. No more teasing!!!

Ginae said...

I'm totally stoked about this announcement. This is a great ideal to go for this program. Will we have to call you Dr. Jameil? lol....

Nerd Girl said...

Wonderful!

Therapeutic Musings said...

It's going to be really cool when you guys all get in. Go Jameil!

Trish said...

That sounds like a great opportunity! I'm sure you'll get it!!

1969 said...

That year will fly by. Good for you. Hoping you get the goo dnews soon. RUNWAY tonight!

Adei von K said...

OMG, I'm so excited for you!! Soooooooo excited for you!!!! Academia is AWESOME!

Hahaha, I'll be teaching the foundation and you'll be teaching the culmination!!