By Sarah Carlson, Staff Writer
Rain is in the forecast for Lectureship this year, but as past years have shown, the weather for this week tends to be unpredictable.
Last year snow and ice covered the campus during Lectureship, canceling several lectures and morning classes.
“In the two years I have been director, we have seen 70-degree weather one year and a thunder-snow storm the next,” said Dr. Mark Love, director of Ministry Events.
This year storganizers have taken steps to accommodate events with the weather.
Love said the big tent in the mall area will not be constructed because it was an unsuccessful fellowship area last year.
Lectureship exhibits and the fellowship area instead will be in the Teague Special Events Center. The Women for ACU lunch has been relocated from the tent to Hillcrest Church of Christ and the Men for ACU lunch to Scruggs Gymnasium.
The current weather forecast is a 20 percent chance of showers Monday through Wednesday with temperatures in the mid 60s.
“Weather is always one of the fun and unpredictable parts of the Lectureship experience,” Love said.
Students have differing opinions on the benefits of bad weather during Lectureship.
Sarah Woodroof, sophomore history major from Nashville, Tenn., said she was excited last year because of the weather but was disappointed when some lectures were canceled.
“It was a real loss even though we enjoyed the time off,” Woodroof said.
Woodroof said she hopes the weather will be “normal” winter weather but not so bad it can’t be enjoyed.
“It’s February; it needs to be cold,” Woodroof said.
Malinda Shaver, sophomore graphic design major from San Antonio, said she didn’t think the weather caused any problems last year for Lectureship.
“I thought the weather was fun because I’m not used to having anything white on the ground,” Shaver said.
Shaver said what she enjoyed most was having her classes canceled because of the icy conditions.
“I hope the weather will be nice this year,” Shaver said, “although I wouldn’t mind missing more class.”