Wednesday, May 8, 2013

See Ya Next Year- Kira's Blog!

All the am-bams (Student Ambassadors) at their end of the year BBQ

Farewell From Jeni!

Hey Everyone!

Well finals week is upon us! That means no sleep, lots of coffee, and lots of studying for nearly every student on campus. This se
mester I have two finals on Monday and two finals on Wednesday and I am home free! I am so excited for a break from school; even it is for only a week before summer classes start.

This summer I am taking 11 credits. I have a physics course, medical terminology, and pharmacology. I am very excited for my pharmacology class because I find that topic very interesting. I will also be spending many hours working at the local pharmacy. Summer classes can be stressful, but I like them because you are typically only focusing on one or two classes at a time rather than 4 or 5 like during the school year.

In between all my studying and classes I found time for other things too. We had our end of the year BBQ for ambassadors and we had a blast. We were lucky because we got it done right before the May snowfall hit! I also helped my friend Kayla out with school by allowing her to clean my teeth in the dental hygiene clinic. In between all of those things my computer also broke down: (I had to use the IT center on campus to get it fixed, but it taught me a valuable lesson to always back your information up onto an external hard drive so you still have access to it!

I also had to say goodbye to my roommate Jenny this week. She is moving back home for the summer. We have lived together for two years and spend a lot of time together so it will be weird not having her around. I am so used to her always being there to go shopping with me or to procrastinate from homework with. Looks like I will have to start getting used to not procrastinating from now on. : )

Well that seems to wrap up my semester. Now it’s time for some relaxation. Have a good summer and see you in the fall!

Jake's Last Blog!

Jake (Middle) and Student Ambassadors

Friday, April 26, 2013

Did Someone Say DUKE BURGER?

Hey Everyone-

 Finals week is fast approaching, so I have been super busy with completing final projects and studying for my exams. I have six cumulative finals that consist of everything I have learned in each class since January. I am a little nervous for a few of my exams, but since I am beginning to study ahead of time, I should be adequately prepared for them. This week has been a great week for me, I finished my spring dental clinic rotation and am now beginning my summer session of clinic ahead of time! I will be taking one summer class this year, but it only consists of clinic and no coursework or exams, I hope it will be more relaxing for me than this past semester has been.

The weather has also been warming up so I have been in a much happier mood than last week with all of the snow and rain! This weekend I plan to enjoy the weather by grilling out with some friends tomorrow and walking dogs on Sunday! Now that the semester is winding down, I am going to get back into an exercise plan and get back into shape. I enjoy running and going for walks outside, which is much easier now with warmer temperatures and some sunshine! Also this week, my supervisor from work decided to take the student workers in my area at the Admissions office out to dinner. She brought us to a restaurant in Eagle Lake, just outside of Mankato, MN. The place she brought us to is known for their famous “Duke Burger,” a two pound burger with a giant bun, cheese, bacon, and lots of toppings! Although I would have enjoyed eating one by myself (who am I kidding, I cannot even handle eating a regular burger in one sitting), we split it six ways and had a bunch of fries and onion rings. It was so delicious, definitely a great way to celebrate another year of working at the Admissions office.

I also found out that I will be able to work in Admissions as a tour guide again for the summer months, as well as help with class registration for Orientation programs! Needless to say, I will stay active and busy throughout the summer, but hope to enjoy some much needed rest and relaxation.

That is one BIG burger!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

The End is Near!

Hey Everyone-

The semester has come to end really fast. My classes are coming to the end, all I have left is three tests during finals week. I got to register for my summer and fall semesters this past week and will be taking 18 credits next fall. Also, I get to apply to my major this summer which is really exciting!

There are many cool projects happening this summer. We are connecting a tunnel from the Memorial Library to the Centennial Student Union. They are also tearing down Gage Towers in June; the towers have served as residence halls for over 50 years. In addition there are many other miscellaneous events going on throughout the summer! Come down and visit us and enjoy a day at MSU!! Go Mavericks! 

Gage Residence Halls