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Posted on Wednesday, March 18th, 2009 by Mike Manchester

After a long pause here on the SIS blog, we’re back. Our Spring semester is going well, and with real signs of spring, things can only get better. Just a few weeks ago we went up to the mountains to ski and otherwise play in the snow in the Alps and now we’re putting on our gardening clothes to prepare the SIS garden for another productive summer. Last year we were able to donate literally hundreds of tomatoes to an immigrant help-center. This year hopefully we can do the same and even add a few more veggies to the list.

This semester we’ve got students from all over the U.S. including Siena College, Lewis and Clark College, The Ohio State University, Goucher, Colorado State and more. As usual, we’re doing our best to keep them as busy as possible with academic courses, service, and excursions. The time passes by so quickly when we’re all so busy that it’s hard to believe that there’s only just little more than a month left for our spring semester.

Here’s a picture of a few of us staff members having a little fun on a trip to carnevale in the town of Foiano Della Chiana, a town famous for it’s traditional carnival floats, festive atmosphere and lots of people dressed up in every costume imaginable.

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  1. June 11th, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    Babette Brandwein said

    Can I just ask what are the reuse rights for the first picture at the top of the page as I want to reuse it on my own blog if that’s alright?

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