Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Bye Bye Hot, Hello Cold!

Hey Bloggers!

This past weekend we finally made it to a three-day weekend!  Mid-terms are finally over so everyone is taking a sigh of relief and then settling in for a good power nap.  October flew by, and we saw our first snowflakes of the year last week.  Unfortunately we have seen the last of the 70 degree days, and winter is fast approaching.  On the plus side, there is less than a month left until Thanksgiving, and there will be no complaints about that!

I’ve had two tests and three quizzes in the last two weeks, and another test coming up this week.  There has been a lot of studying, and when I’m not doing that, I’ve been working with my group to build a website for a class.  It was very time consuming but we finally got that done which was a huge relief.  Some friends and I are trying to decide where to live next year and who else to live with.  There are a lot of apartment complexes near campus so there are a lot to choose from.  Have a good week and stay warm!


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Smooth Sailing Through the Week

Hey Everybody!

Last week was a short week and we didn’t have classes on Friday! It was nice to have a little break from school and to have some time to sleep in. My week so far has been pretty relaxed and I have gotten ahead on some assignments so I have less to worry about next week. I also helped out with the admitted student open houses. I was on student panel and gave a couple of tours, so if you came down for a visit you may have seen me. J

Other than work and school I also did some fun activities. My mom and grandma came to visit and celebrate my birthday with me last weekend. We went out to eat and my mom got me a Matt Kalil jersey, I have got to support my Vikings! It was nice to see my family since I don’t get to go home very often anymore.

Until next time,

Monday, October 29, 2012


Hey Everyone-

I hope everyone is having a great start to the fall and winter season, here at MSU it has been rainy and gloomy for the past week. I hope it gets colder soon and turns to snow! School been going well this semester; although the Dental Hygiene program is challenging, I have been studying every day and staying on track in all of my classes. We have been learning how to use our instruments and have been practicing on our tooth models as well as actual mouths (see my picture below!). It is so exciting to be applying information I will use for the rest of my career. This week I am dressing up for Halloween and Trick-Or-Treating with my friend and her daughter who is dressing up as a lady bug! This week I have very little going on and it will be nice to find some time to relax before next week's exams.

Until next time,


Friday, October 19, 2012

Hope to See You Here!

Good Day!

I hope everyone had a fantastic week! Last week was mid-terms for us! I can't believe this semester is already half over. Classes are going really good, I have some really fun classes like Health, Campaigns and Elections. We had the Congressional first district debate last week here at MSU, it was my first debate that I have attended and it was really interesting to see.

We have many different events that are going on this week for the Admissions Office. We had two Open House events, and a Saturday Preview Day tomorrow. I hope to see you there this weekend! The Mankato Marathon is also this Sunday!! It should be a busy weekend!! We also had the National College Fair at the Minneapolis Convention Center. It was a great hit!! I hope you stopped by at talked to some of the different offices on our campus. Well, I hope everyone has an amazing weekend!


 Nick B.

Keeping Busy!

Hey Bloggers!

Hope all of your weeks have been going well!  All is going well here in Mankato.  Last week my volleyball and soccer intramural teams won our games!  We have one game left in each before we go to the play offs; I think this year we actually have a chance at winning the championship t-shirts! 

Other than school I’ve been busy finishing up my applications for grad school and I just made my first payment for my medical brigade trip to Honduras.  I went last year and it was such a rewarding experience that I had to go again this year!  If any of you guys are interested in the health field, you should definitely considering going on a medical brigade once you are in college, because you get an amazing hands on experience and have the opportunity to see another culture.
Have a great rest of the week!


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Watch Out World, I'm 22 Now!

Hey Everybody!

 It is midterm time at MSU and that means lots of exams, presentations, and papers. I have been studying a lot and focusing on getting my assignments done sooner rather than later. I tend to procrastinate and then do everything at once so it’s important for me to space my assignments out and get things done in a timely manner. Other than studying I have done a couple of fun things too!
 Last week was the National College Fair in Minneapolis. I got to attend as a student representative and talk to all sorts of prospective students and let them know all the great things about MSU. It was so much fun! Check out the picture of Kayla and I below  Last week was also my birthday! I turned 22 and went out to eat with some friends. It was fun and nice to take a break from focusing on school for a while. Well that’s all for now!

Jeni (right) and Kayla at the National College Fair


Huzzah!!... That Should Get Your Attention =)


The temperatures are starting to drop, and I am not a fan.  We haven’t had snow yet, but it probably won’t be too long, at which point my mood plummets.  Besides the weather, I’ve had a pretty good week.  My group and I in one of my classes had to give a pitch on why the class shouldn’t have to take a competency exam, in front of a lecture hall full of people.  The professor of course waited to tell us his decision until the end of class, but it all worked out and now we don’t have to take the test!'

Last Tuesday, I went with a few other Student Ambassadors to the National College Fair in Minneapolis.  It is the largest college fair in the nation, and approximately 25,000 students were expected to attend!  I drove up with the other ambassadors, had a lot of fun, and got to interact with many perspective students!  Hope you are enjoying this weather more than I am!


Monday, October 15, 2012


Hey Bloggers,

Last week was a busy one for me. I had an exam every day in school and also attended the National College Fair! I had never been to the college fair before but it was exciting to meet new prospective students and answer their questions about our university through my very own perspective. On Friday, I went home to Wisconsin to see my family and attend my cousin's baby shower on Saturday.
Then I drove back to Mankato Saturday and threw a surprise party for my best friend! I made her a cake and homemade picture frame as a gift and invited some of our closest friends. I then spent the rest of my weekend studying for my two exams this week, thank goodness I will be able to find some time to relax and maybe go Minneopa State Park, it’s a really scenic park here in Mankato that is great for hiking. The park even has its own waterfall!

Left to right: Kayla, Admissions Representative DeShaun, staff member Jen Meyers and Admissions Representative Michael Altomari at the National College Fair in Minneapolis, MN.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Nick's Advice on Getting Involved

Hey Everyone!!

I hope your week is going well! Last week was Homecoming for us, so it was really busy. Classes are getting really crazy; I had two major tests this week, so I had some serious study sessions!

Here is some important information I found helpful and would like to share with you:
There are over 280 Recognized Student Organizations to join at MSU. There are academic groups, major specific clubs, religious organizations, Greek life, IMPACT team and many more. Joining a club is a great way to make a lot of new friends including lifelong contacts.

I'm involved with Student Ambassadors, which is a group of students that give tours for special events, student panels, and other events that have to do with prospective student events. It’s really a great organization to join and there are a lot of great perks! Thanks and have a great weekend.


Thursday, October 4, 2012

Cristen's Best Week EVER!

Hey Bloggers!

Last week was homecoming and I don’t even know where to begin!  There was so much going on around campus; it was incredibly hard to choose what to do.  Some of my favorite homecoming events included the Eric Hutchinson concert, the football game, and watching some of the events like the cake eating contest.  I also got to go to the Eric Church and Nick Luebke concerts last week… It is definitely going to be a hard week to top!

Now it’s time to get back in the swing of things because I have three test this week.  It’s slightly overwhelming but it is nice to get them all done in one week and then have a few easier weeks after.  Well it’s back to the books for me, have a great week everyone!


Is it Thanksgiving Yet? (Jake's Blog)

Hi Everyone,

Last week was Homecoming week in Mankato, which meant lots of fun activities and people to be around! I started the week off right by going to our Homecoming concert, which was Eric Hutchinson this year.  Eric Church also had a concert that Thursday night at the Verizon Wireless Center downtown.  There were other activities all week as well, including a lip syncing contest, a university sponsored block party, and a parade before the football game Saturday.  The atmosphere around campus was awesome as everyone is prepared for the football game.

Even with all the events that took place, schoolwork is still the number one priority.  I had two big tests to study for, plus a rather large quiz.  Hard to believe we’ve already been here for over a month, and I’m already looking forward to Thanksgiving!  Hope you all have a good week!

Jake Rabusch

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Wish Me Luck! (Jeni's Blog)

Hey Everyone!

This week was a busy one at MSU! It was Homecoming and there were all sorts of fun events going on. Homecoming week is great because there is always something to do and there are so many activities to take part in! This year I went to the parade and the football game. Check out the picture of me and my friends Kayla and Tori below. I also love Homecoming because it shows how much pride our school has. Everywhere you look you see purple and gold!

I also have been studying and preparing for the certification test for pharmacy technicians. I am hoping to take it over Christmas break. It is really important to me because it is the field I plan on going into. Keep your fingers crossed for me!
Until next time!

Jeni (Right) and her friends at MSU Hmecoming 2012

Monday, October 1, 2012

Hooray for Homecoming 2012!

Hey Everyone-

This past week was MSU’s homecoming week. It was filled with many fun events and activities for students. I attended the Eric Hutchinson concert on Monday and went to the lip sync on Thursday evening. A bunch of student organizations came up with dance routines in attempt to win the competition. On Saturday I was in the parade for Student American Dental Hygiene Association and handed out toothpaste rather than candy to members of the crowd.

After the parade I went to the Mavericks football game against Concordia, MSU won and it was an exciting time to see all of the students in purple and gold cheering for our team! This week I will be studying and doing a lot of school work, I have multiple exams and quizzes in my classes that I need to prepare for.

Until next time,