My life as a statue


Rachel Dvareckas/The Hawks' Herald

The Roger statue encourages everyone to go enjoy the warmer weather

Welcome back Hawks!

It is my favorite time of the year as I get to welcome back old friends and begin friendships with new ones. I hope you are as excited as I am to usher in the new school year. I want to thank you all for the dedication you have put in that has allowed us to return to campus this semester with fewer restrictions. I really missed having a full campus, it felt as though a piece of me was missing.

I have high hopes for the fall semester as we get back to normalcy. My life did not change much, I have just been standing here on the rock overlooking the D’Angelo Commons as I have year after year but I know that is not the same for you all. The students, staff and faculty in this community are the people I consider my family, and I live vicariously through them. When your lives suddenly shifted, I felt as if mine did too even though I remained standing here in the same spot.


I am ecstatic to see what this year brings, I mean look at my face, I am beaming with joy and happiness. Okay, maybe you cannot tell, but it is not my fault, I am permanently stuck in this facial expression.

I hope you all have a great first few weeks of classes and adjust to the RWU life whether this is your first year on campus or your last. I wish you the best of luck and hope you take some time to come say hello to me upon my rock.


Until next time,