Friday, May 4, 2012

Have a Great Summer: Nick's Farewell

Hello Blog Readers-

I hope everyone is having a great week, I know I'm having a pretty good one!! We just finished up finals week and I still can’t believe that my Freshman year of College is done. I'm all registered for next fall and
I can’t wait to start my sophomore year, then I'll be half way done with my degree!

My EMT class is all over with and I hope I pass the test at the end of May so I can start working on an ambulance to help out others. All my classes this semester have been a really good, but I'm glad that they are done because a couple of them were really hard.

My cruise is coming up really fast, just two weeks left and I can’t wait to experience this amazing trip. I'll be working at Bunker Beach this summer in the Concessions area. It will be interesting because I have never worked in either place before!!

CONGRATS to the new first year “Class of 2012”! Good luck with your first year of college this fall! It will be an amazing experience and you will enjoy every minute of it!!
Thanks everyone for reading my blogs this semester and I’ll talk to you guys next fall!!


Nick (orange shirt) and friends

Campus Resources from Nick

(For posting on 4/19/12)

Hey Everyone-
I hope everyone is having an amazing week! The semester is coming to an end already and I can’t believe already that my first year of college is almost over. I'm getting ready to study really hard on these finals that are coming really soon. I took the EMT Test this past week but I will have to wait to see what my score will be, I hope I pass the test because it would be really amazing.

I am ready for summer to start and my cruise is on the 19th of May! I have never been on a cruise before and I'm super pumped for this adventure. I will be working at a waterpark for the summer, and hopefully applying for different EMT Positions.

I would also like to give everyone some information about two different services that we have on campus:
Security on campus works 24hrs a day and 365 days of the year! They have many great programs that you may use. They have the escort service which you either have to start or end on campus and one of the security officers will walk with you to that location, vehicle lock outs if you leave your keys in your car, and much more. They also respond to all emergency calls on campus like fire alarms, medicals (EMT Certification), and anything else you can think of. 
We have a medical clinic on campus that has full time nurses and doctors who can help with any medical issues that may come up. There is also a pharmacy that can dispense any type of medication that you may need to take including over the counter (OTC) medications. If you would not like to go to the medical clinic or have an emergency you can go to Immanuel St .Joseph Hospital (Mayo Health System) which is a level 2 Trauma center with the Mayo One Medical Helicopter. Well that’s it for this now.
Thanks and have a great week!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Adios from Cristen!

Hey Bloggers!

YAY summer is finally here!  I finished all of my finals on yesterday and now it’s time to relax that is until I start summer classes.  I can’t believe this year is already over; it feels like I just moved into my apartment yesterday.  I haven’t been up to too much lately considering I’ve been studying for finals.  However, last week I got to take a quick break and go to the scholarship BBQ on campus.  The food was really good and it was great to catch up with everyone.  I ended up getting myself into something I definitely was never expecting.  My friends thought it would be funny to sign me up for the pie eating contest at the BBQ.  It ended up being a complete mess (pie all over my face, clothes, etc.) but it was a lot of fun!  My friend Ashley and I competed, but we were no competition compared to some of the contestants.

I don’t have any huge plans for the summer, just working in the MNSU admissions office and the Mankato Chiropractic Center.  Hopefully, I’ll get lots of time to relax and soak up the sun this summer!  Study hard and good luck with all of your finals!


 Cristen (middle) at the Scholarship BBQ pie eating contest

Cristen (left) and her friend

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Summer Farewell from Jake

Hey Bloggers!

Well, this is it. The last time I get to bore you all with my horribly entertaining life.  I had one final today another one Friday. I also have a public speech forum for a class in which I am the moderator, meaning I get to introduce the people who are actually giving speeches.  But seeing that this replaces the final in that class, no complaints will be heard from me!

The other day there was an event outside, where they served dinner and had things to do.  A friend and I went through the blow up obstacle course a few times, at the price of a few nice floor-burn like injuries. I’ve had a lot of fun the past year, but I’m ready to get home for a while.  Having said that, I am not dreading coming back for next year at all. There are more memories and, friends to be made! Have a good summer everyone!!!

Jake Rabusch
Jake on the obstacle course

Smartphone Blues: Jake's Blog

(For 4/16/2012)

Hello Everyone,

Only three weeks left. Three weeks left. I can do this. The Twins just started their season, so that means summer is near. The weather is taunting more and more these days, but finals are looming. Thankfully the homework load is minimal at this point, so I can adequately prepare for the finals. I have a business law paper on the United States judicial branch and how it compares to another countries due Wednesday, but that is the toughest thing I can see until finals. 

I was recently offered a position in the Admissions Office for next year, which means I get to spend more time with the people that I work with for student ambassadors. I am extremely excited about this opportunity because I love giving tours and showing high school kids what our university has to offer.  In other news, I recently put my phone through the wash.  So after years, I decided it was time to upgrade to a smartphone! Hopefully I can take a little bit better care of this one! 
Until next time,