Small details

Small details

Nov 3
Debra Korte, Teaching Assistant Professor, Agricultural Education

Those who know me well know that I am a detail-oriented person. At times, I struggle to see the “big picture,” but I’ll always notice the tiny details.

As an undergraduate student at the University of Illinois, I remember the first time I walked the steps in Mumford Hall. I immediately noticed the slight grooves worn in the marble steps, all of which were located near the inside railing. Although this seems like a small detail to many people, I couldn’t help but think of the thousands of students who walked those same steps through the years. I immediately felt like a small part of the immense history of the University of Illinois.

The buildings that make up the College of ACES are full of details that reflect the character of this university. In our rush to get to class or go to our next meeting, we sometimes miss the details that surround us each day. These miniscule features are often nestled in the beautiful architecture and landscape of this campus.

No matter where you are, take a few minutes this next week to notice the small details. Sometimes it’s the small things in life that mean the most.

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