Final PACE Message for 2016

14 Dec

Good morning!

I know all of you are very busy preparing for school to close for the semester. Everyone is ready for a break and the holidays to begin. Be safe and get some rest if possible. However, we at the RCU would like to stop what we are doing and wish everyone a safe, blessed, and merry holiday season.

Since this is the last PACE message for the year, I will conclude with our final holiday month. (I have yet to decide what theme I will use next year!) Here goes…

December 3 – National Roof over Your Head Day – very thankful for my home as you are for yours

December 4 – Santa’s List Day – were you good and make it to the “nice” list this year?

December 5 – Bathtub Party Day – sounds terribly relaxing

December 7 – Pearl Harbor Day – that was 75 years ago. Amazing how time flies!!!

December 9 – Christmas Card Day – oops! I missed that day. I have still not mailed all of mine.

December 12 – Poinsettia Day – there are so many varieties of these beautiful plants. Take a moment to check out the story behind these plants and Christmas sometime. Very interesting…

December 14 (today) – Roast Chestnuts Day and International Monkey Day – well, I have no chestnuts to roast. I guess I will skip this one. International Monkey Day? Some of us only have to look around to see a lot of monkeying around happening. Everyone is so excited for the holidays.

December 15 – Bill of Rights Day – let’s stop tomorrow and take a moment to reflect on how blessed we are as a country and nation to have the rights, privileges, and freedoms that we enjoy. Many brave men and women have sacrificed so much for us to have these liberties. May we NEVER take them for granted.

December 18 – Bake Cookies Day – well, I guess I will make this one. Company is coming for the weekend, and I will need something sweet for a treat.

December 20 – Go Caroling Day – now that is something we do not see people do anymore as much. I remember as a little girl going caroling and having people caroling at my home. That was such a fun, sweet thing to enjoy.

December 21 – Humbug Day – nope, I want be Humbug this day (unless I have to be shopping…yuck…hate shopping). We begin our holiday break this day, and I am so looking forward to having a few days at home (I hope).

December 24 – Christmas Eve and Hanukkah

December 25 – Christmas Day

December 27 – National Fruitcake Day – I won’t be touching any of that stuff for sure.

December 30 – Bacon Day – better eat a bunch of bacon and such this day since we have to go “lean” in two days

December 31 – New Year’s Eve – “New Year’s Trivia: Did you know that a raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.”

I hope you enjoyed our year of monthly holidays. You can learn about all of these days (history and so forth) by visiting Each day has a link with great pieces of information.

Important RCU Updates and Information:

The RCU like all of Mississippi State University will be closed for the holidays from Wednesday, December 21 – Monday, January 2.

The latest issue of Connections is available. Check out the information below for locating it.

New Connections issue is out and available here:

Also, check the Connections website for even more features and news throughout the year:

A new PACE site has been created to provide support, resources, and communication tools for Microsoft Imagine Academy teachers and administrators. To opt into the course, please visit this link and select that you wish to be enrolled in the PACE for Microsoft Imagine Academy course:

New professional learning courses have been added for the spring. You may find more information about courses at You will need to register pretty quickly for a few them.

Lastly, all communications and assistance should be directed to the Help Desk. You may reach someone at This includes course completion information, course registrations, and Canvas help.

Have a wonderful holiday season!

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