Pack your bags

You’ve been saving up those days the entire year and now the season to get away from it all has finally come. The Current asked around to see what you’ve got planned for those vacation days. Some of you are making the ritual trek to Jersey’s sandy shores, while others are hopping on a plane to more distant locales like Australia and Ireland. Wherever you’re headed, make sure you leave your work at home and turn off the cell phone.

LAURIE ALLEN
Research and instructional services librarian, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library
“I’m going to go to Colorado for five days for my friend’s wedding. Then I will go to the beach for several weekends.”

CATHY VON ELM
Head of circulation, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library
“I’m going to do what I always do, which is to go to the beach in Long Island.”

DOTTY ARCHEY
Systems technician, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library
“I will get my son prepared for college.”

EVALYN GELHAUS
Serials clerk, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library
“I might be able to go to California to meet with my son.”

DAVID S. AZZOLINA
Research and instructional services, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library
“I’m going to Australia for three weeks and watch Aussie Rules football.”

CONNIE COLBERT
Staff assistant to the Athletic Director
“Work. I have a couple of surgeries coming up, so that’s pretty much it, besides getting ready for next year. Nothing too exciting, but one week in July might be good.”

JAMES LANFORD
Administrative assistant, Conference Services
“Visit my sister in Chicago. She is graduating from Northwestern. As far as the rest of the summer, that’s our busy season. Any group that wants to use the dorms uses us.”

AMY BOGDANOFF
Special events coordinator, Development and Alumni Relations
“It’s always easier to plan for someone else than yourself. Sailing, sunning and reading on the Jersey Shore and the Chesapeake Bay.”

EMILY DAMANSKIS
Coordinator, Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Group
“No summer vacation plans yet. I would like to plant a garden and maybe go to the beach, but I’m not sure which one.”

LESLIE TURCHETTI
Coordinator, Huntsman Program
“Other than working here? I will be traveling to Ireland for my boyfriend’s sister’s wedding.”

— Jason Bartlett and Wei Ming Yen Dorado

Originally published on May 15, 2003