It’s been quite some time since I’ve blogged here, but I just wanted to catch you up on what’s new in the labyrinth, a.k.a. the ag comm office.
1. Road Trips: Dr. Tucker, Abby, two grad students- Roy and Fally- and I headed to Wooster (pronouced Wu-ster), Ohio for a meeting with the Ohio State contingency of this research projects. Highlights of the eventful trip included the realization that we are starting a 4,000 consumer survey, looking in every small town in eastern Indiana for an ice cream shop, and a scantily clad man walking down the hotel hallway. And, of greater importance to the project: Abby and I presented our team’s research! Though it looked for a bit like we’d have to change our entire game plan, we are back on track!
2. Team Meetings: Every few weeks we get together to discuss new things and directions for our projects. We are making progress! I get insanely excited about the potential of a sticker that reminds people to wash their vegetables. We always have food at these meetings, which leads me to my next point.
3. Upcoming blog series: At our next meeting, we will be featuring “Life on a Plate,” (Loap according to Abigail, LoP in Dr. T’s mind). 5 items, including a beverage that describe our lives. Dr. Tucker says he has his menu almost planned. The first installment will likely come the last week of August; check back!
4. Classes start next week: Wow, none of us are sure how that happened! By the way, after taking a somewhat roundabout approach to my college education, I’ll be in both the Freshman class (152) and the Senior one (480), so I’m sure I’ll meet some of you there!
~Lisa Schluttenhofer, Summer Research Assistant