It’s been a busy & hectic start to the spring semester: faculty recruitment, overflowing classrooms, and summer budget cuts. And preparation continues on hosting the first Workshop on Bayesian Models in R. We are capacity with 20 registered participants. The workshop will take place Friday, February 24th. Emeritus professor Mort Winsberg has been in and out of the hospital since December. He is resting comfortably at home with care but the prospects of his early return to the department are dim at this time. Please keep him in your thoughts. Finally, keep your eyes on the skies this weekend as severe weather in and around Tallahassee is likely from a powerful storm system moving across the South.