Friday, February 24, 2012

Kayla's Blog

Hello All,

The past week was very busy for me! There have been many Open Houses and Saturday Preview days for prospective students and I have been volunteering for tours and student panels.  Student panels consist of sitting in front of an audience and answering any and all questions asked by students and their parents. It is a lot of fun to tell people about my personal experiences of campus life, as well as interact with the new students.
Besides volunteering, I have been very busy with my studies. My Midterm exams started this week and I have been on the go every day. I will be using this weekend to relax and catch up on sleep!
Until next time,

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Nick's Blog

The semester is well underway! My classes are going really well. I think this has been a great semester so far. My EMT Class is giving me the hardest time because of all the different skills and homework that needs to be done. The two classes that I'm looking forward to (Horseback Riding and Cruise Culture) start in a few weeks. I'm really excited to go on my first cruise!
I'm also really busy with being on the Minneapolis Polar Bear Plunge Committee. I'm in charge of the whole transportation aspect of the plunge! It has been a long process and it will be good when it is all over and done with. Come out and support Minnesota Special Olympics on March 3rd at Lake Calhoun- St. Thomas Beach.

Have an amazing week and thanks for reading!


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Cristen's Blog

Hey Bloggers!

I hope you have all been staying as busy as I have.  This past week was crazy busy but a lot of fun.  I was swamped with schoolwork, tests, work, and all of my extracurricular activities last week but it all paid off because at the end of the week I got to go to the Timeflies concert!  I’m not sure if any of your have heard their music, but you all need to listen to one of their songs… they’re great!  They performed in the cities last weekend so my roommates and I decided to go.  It’s so nice that Mankato is only about an hour away from the cities because it is so easy to take a weekend trip up there.

This week I am pretty busy with classes but what I’m most nervous about is my Spanish play.  This semester I am in an acting Spanish course and we are performing two of the plays we read this semester.  I actually have a pretty big part and if memorizing lines in English wasn’t hard enough, you should try doing it in Spanish!  Our play is called, “El Retablo de las Maravillas”.  It’s a comedy about Chanfalla and Chirinos, two tricksters who come to this town and fool all of the townspeople into believing that they are true magicians. 

I hope you all have a great week!  I’ll make sure to let you all know how the play went… keep your fingers crossed I don’t forget my lines!


Cristen (top row, third from left) and her friends at the Timeflies concert

Jeni's Blolg

Hey Again Everybody!
This week has been a very relaxed one so far. I had all of my exams last week so I am able to sit back and just do a few assignments and I don’t have to worry about cramming for a bunch of tests. Since I don’t have a lot of exams coming up I have been able to do some fun things instead.
Last week was our new ambassador training. We were able to meet all of the new tour guides and teach them the basics of giving tours. We also got to help with a scavenger hunt. I also went to the hockey games last Friday and Saturday. Kayla and I had a great time watching the game. We both love hockey!
One of my friends also celebrated his birthday this week. It was so much fun to get together with a bunch of people and not have to worry about any big assignments being due. Unfortunately this break from homework won’t last for long because midterms are coming up. Hopefully I will be able to get back in the swing of things and start studying all the time again!

Kayla (left) and Jeni (right) with Spongebob

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Jake's Blog

            We are already over a third of the way done with this semester, and spring break is less than three weeks away! Unbelievable how fast the semester is going, but I suppose it helps that the weather has been hovering around the 40’s for a while now.  Had one test last week, one last week and my 1 credit online class started last Monday, so the homework load has definitely increased but is still manageable. I have gone twice now to talk to the students interviewing for the Presidential Scholarships, so if you went through one of those best of luck to you!

            The weekend of the 11th I got to go to the Twin Cities for the Timeflies concert, and stayed at the Hilton with some high school friends.  The view from our 22nd floor window was incredible, but the concert was even better!  We met some interesting people and had a blast.  Starting to look forward to spring break already.  Hope you all have a great week!

(If you have any questions about college or university life don’t hesitate to find me on Facebook or twitter @JBusch19 I’d love to help you out!)

Timeflies Concert

Friday, February 10, 2012

Kayla's Blog: Fun with Family and Friends

Hey Everyone!

School is off to a quick start this semester! I am already so busy with classes, work and my involvement on campus. I currently work in the Admissions office at MSU. I give campus tours throughout the week and help with work in the office. My extracurricular involvement includes Health PROS which is a group that promotes health among peers across campus, Student Ambassadors which includes volunteering for events on campus, campus tours and community service and finally College Republicans, where we basically sit around and discuss current events, and politics of course. I am also looking into joining Psi Chi, which is our Psychology Honor Society, and Psychology Club.
I am also excited to mention that my family surprised me with a visit last weekend! It was so nice to see them again because the last time I saw them was in December. We went dog walking at the local animal shelter, to the Maverick men’s hockey game and of course, grocery shopping. My friend Megan also celebrated her birthday last week so we all went to Buffalo Wild Wings!

Kayla (pink shirt) and her friends at Buffalo Wild Wings

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Nick's Blog: Busy Student Life

Hey Everybody-
                We have accomplished yet another week! I’m so busy with my classes. We are starting to get to the point of first exams!! My classes are going really well but my EMT Class out at South Central is a lot harder than I thought it was going to be.
                We are finishing up the recruitment process for Student Ambassadors; it will be nice to see some new faces around the organization. We are getting busy doing a lot of different events like Saturday Preview Days, Open Houses and other special visits.  We recently got a new advisor who is a new Admissions Officer, so it’s really cool to have another great addition to the group.
                My job is going really well also, being a tour guide for the Admissions Office is so much fun! There isn’t a day that I don’t want to go to work. Everyone is so much fun to work with.
                Well that’s enough from me for this week! I hope you all have an amazing week and thanks for hearing some more stories about campus. 
- Nick

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Cristen's Blog: Spring Break Countdown

Hey Bloggers!

Thank goodness last week is FINALLY over!  I had been studying like crazy the entire week for my first Physiology test.  I was scared out of my mind for this class, but all my studying paid off because the test didn’t seem that terrible!  Then I got to celebrate all of my hard work by going out with all of my friends to dinner and then the hockey game.

I feel like my classes are finally getting into the swing of things but I am definitely counting down the days until spring break.  This is the first year I’m actually taking a real spring break trip, so I’m really excited!  I am going with some other students on a medical brigade to Honduras.  We’re going to be administering medicine and seeing patients.  And the best part is I get to use my Spanish while I’m there!  I will definitely have tons of pictures and stories to share with you after my trip.

I hope you all are having a great week!


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Jeni's Blog: Busy College Life

Hey Everybody!

This week is a hectic one. It is the fifth week of school so that means exams are starting. I have two exams this week so that means a lot of studying and a lot of late nights. I have tried to keep up and study every day but sometimes it can be hard when you have so much going on. Hopefully all the studying will pay off though, I want to make sure I do really well on the first exams in the class so then I won’t have to worry so much!

Other than studying lots of other fun things have been going on! Last week was the first admitted student open house. I was a member of the panel and helped give tours of the campus. I am also busy with meetings for all the different organizations I am in so there is never a dull moment. I have also spent some time with my roommates. We are always together, whether we spend time studying or if we decide to make crafts for our apartment. Check out the picture of us below!
Jeni (middle) and her roommates

Monday, February 6, 2012

Jake's Blog: Timeflies

Hello Again!

I cannot believe we are already done with four weeks this semester! I’m starting to realize that 14 credits and no job is not quite enough to keep me occupied. I have a speech to give and I’m also starting to think about what I want to do with my accounting degree when I graduate (become a CPA or not?) however I have taken my extra time and started playing more basketball, including intermural. It feels good to get back on the court and get the old heart rate going again.

My family came down to visit me on Saturday. It was so nice to see them again. We went to go out to eat and then headed to my girlfriend’s basketball game at Bethany Lutheran which is just across town. This weekend a couple of friends and I are going up to Minneapolis for the Timeflies concert! I get to see some high school friends while I am there and we are staying in a hotel afterwards. It’s going to be a blast and I can’t wait! Hope you all had a good weekend!