Headed to Madison, South Dakota!May 31st, 2010
Yes, you heard right. I just landed a new full-time teaching position at Dakota State University. They are a tech-oriented school with about 6,000 students and an absolutely gorgeous campus. The program that I will be involved in is called “Digital Arts and Design” and I will specifically be teaching Audio Technology classes in their relatively new audio program. There are also some possible opportunities for Cassie on the horizon, so we are very optimistic about the relocation and all of its potential!
Madison, SD is a small city with a population of about 6,000 residents. It is located about a 45-minute drive north of Sioux Falls, which is the largest city in South Dakota. Madison is a friendly and quiet little city that was actually named after Madison, Wisconsin because it is between two lakes. It looks like Sioux Falls offers a lot in terms of arts, entertainment and dining. We are also excited about the outdoor opportunities because of the nearby lakes and state parks.
We went and saw the actual Sioux Falls! Awesome pic by Cassie.
It’s going to be a very busy summer with the move and plans for the future, but we are looking at this as the next big step in our lives. It is certainly bittersweet because we will miss our friends and jobs in the area and will also be living farther from home. This is, however, an amazing opportunity and I will be giving updates as we prepare for the move. By the way, it’s also now summer, the weather is beautiful, so we are definitely going to take the opportunity to get out and enjoy it!
On a final note, we took a relaxing getaway to Galena, Illinois last week and stayed in the Farmer’s Guest House for the third time. It was a great time and we came back feeling refreshed. You can read more and see more great pics on Cassie’s blog.