Thursday, March 28, 2013

A great time to be a Maverick

Hey Everyone-

    I hope everyone is having a great week! This week has been extremely busy for me. Working in the Admissions Office as a tour guide we are getting busy with a lot more students attending are campus tours! It’s great to see students interested in the school that I attend!! Classes are over half way done. This semester has gone by so fast, but I'm ready for a break. I’m really busy with different exams and other projects that are due really soon.

    The University has had a lot more great Athletic events that we have attended these past few weeks. Last week we had the first round for the Men's Hockey against Nebraska which we won and made it to the first round of the Final Five in St. Paul, and the Men's Basketball made it all the way to the Sweet Sixteen which was held here at MSU!! It was a great time to be a Maverick!!


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Gettin' Back in th Swing of Things

Hey Everyone!

Well spring break has come and gone but I had so much fun! As I have been saying for the last three months we went to Florida. My friends and I drove there, 24 hours later we arrived! It was so nice to see the beach and be in the warm weather for a change. I enjoyed lying on the beach and taking in all the sun.

Now that spring break is over it is back to school. I have been busy getting back into my schedule and going back to classes. I have also spent a lot of time planning out my last year of school next year with all of my classes! It is crazy to think that I will be graduating and moving on to something new.

I have also spent some time keeping up with our athletics on campus. Our men’s basketball and hockey teams did really well this year but unfortunately they are out of the tournament now, so I filled out my NCAA bracket and I am hoping for the best with that!

Happy spring everybody! : )

Jeni (right) and her cousin in Florida over Spring Break

Monday, March 25, 2013

Catching Up With Jake


The first week back from spring break was a good one, and of course March Madness is the best time of year so no complaints in that department!  It seems crazy to think that we only have April plus a few weeks before we are done with another year already! Over spring break I got together with some high school friends, and did a good bit of studying for my accounting test which I had the Monday after break.  It is finally starting to warm up which makes the weather for giving tours a little bit more bearable!

Last Friday I had an interview with Northwestern Mutual for a financial representative internship.  It went pretty well, and now I am doing a presentation as the final step of the process on Friday to 4 or 5 people.  This would be a great internship for me because it is full time during the summer and part time during the school year.  It would be great experience and it would hopefully mean that I would have a job after graduation already lined up! That would relieve a lot of stress not having to go through the last few years of college which going through the job search process as well.
Have a good week!


Friday, March 15, 2013

Waiting for the Wild

Hello all!!

Well we finally made it to the last day of spring break! Unfortunately, I don’t get to go anywhere, so I get to hang around home and see some friends from high school for most of break.  The weather is looking a little warmer however so that is good.  I’m desperately waiting for the golf course where I work to open up; I miss the place!  I was able to attend the Open House in Brooklyn Park last week for admitted students.  We had a lot of fun and got to interact with many prospective students. 

As much as I am enjoying break, my accounting teacher missed a day of class and consequently had to push our exam back to the day after break.  These tests are some of the hardest ones I’ve ever taken, so that means I will be spending a large chunk of my time studying for that.  I’m hoping I can subdue my procrastination oriented brain for the week and actually get some quality work done!!  I get to go to the Wild game in a few weeks with Nick B. and some other people from work, and I’m looking forward to that! 

‘Til next time,

Dental Hygiene Clean

Hey Everyone!

I hope everyone is having an amazing school year so far! This semester is flying by; this week is Spring Break for us already. I worked in the Admissions Office all week, and hung out with the few friends that stayed in Mankato. We are getting busy again in the Admissions Office, it that time of the year again! The past couple of weeks were really busy for me because of mid-term exams and papers that were due.

I also got my teeth cleaned at the MSU Dental Clinic on Campus. I think it’s such a great resource that we have on campus. The students in the Dental Hygiene program clean your teeth and do a lot of other things down there also like x-rays, fluoride, etc. I think every student should help out this program and get your teeth cleaned on campus!!

Thanks for reading my blog!!

Marathon Madness!

Happy Spring break bloggers!!

It seems like a week ago that I was saying “happy start of the semester”, and now here we are at Spring Break!  Whew!  These past few weeks have been super busy with school and studying.   Mid-term time!  Glad those are over.  I am currently in my senior seminar for Chemistry (although I won’t graduate until next Spring) and last week I had my big research presentation.  It was really stressful up until last week, but now it feels SO good to have that huge project out of the way!  More time to focus on all my other classes now. 

So far my spring break has been super laid back and relaxing.  Last weekend was “Rock-n-Roll Revival” in my hometown and my twin sister came back home too so we could see it together.  It was such a great production!!!!  It’s put on once every two years and it’s one of my all time favorite things to go see!  I wish I could sing and dance so that I could have participated in it during high school.  Otherwise I have just been hanging out and trying to catch up on some sleep.  I make sure I do an hour or two of studying or homework a day, but apart from that I’m trying to take a break from all my school work!  =)  On Saturday I’m running another half marathon, which I’m really excited for!  It’s the “Get Lucky” half marathon in Minneapolis. 

Since coming back from Winter break I really haven’t trained at all, so I know it’s going to be my slowest half marathon time yet, but I’m really excited to kick start my Spring training with this race!  Also, since it’s St. Patrick Day themed I’m planning on running it in a green tutu!! =)  One item on my bucket list is to run a half marathon in a tutu (and one dressed as a princess) so I will be able to cross that off on Saturday!
I hope everyone enjoys their Spring break!  If you go somewhere warm feel free to bring the warm weather back with you! =)


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

23 Hours to Panama City Beach!

Hey Everyone,

       I am in the middle of a weeklong vacation in Panama City Beach, Florida! It is so nice to get out of the cold Minnesota weather and enjoy some sun. I came on vacation with a few of my best friends and my boyfriend. We are staying in a hotel right on the beach and c we get to enjoy the ocean view right from our balcony. I spend most of my time on the beach enjoying the sunshine and laying by the pool as well. I get to see Luke Bryan perform a concert which is located right on the beach!

       I wish I could stay longer, but unfortunately I have midterms next week to study for. The only complaint I have about the whole trip is the 23 hours of driving each way. Very boring! Haha! I highly suggest flying if you ever go on a long distance vacation. Well, we still have a few day of fun before we get back so I better get in the water, thanks for reading!!!


Monday, March 11, 2013

Adios Minne-snow-ta, HELLO FLORIDA!

Hey Everyone!

       Well its official! Spring Break here! I have been counting down the hours until a break from school and I am so excited it is finally here. My friends and I are spending our spring break in Florida. We drove here in three cars and we have ten of us here all together. It is a great way to spend the break from school with some of my closest friends. We have been lying on the beach and we even made some time to go to concerts!

       The only thing I am not looking forward to is heading back to the cold in Minnesota. When we left there was a ton of snow on the ground so I am hoping there might be less when we get back. I also have to come back to exams after a weeklong break. It is nice to have a break from school however.

       Before we left for spring break I was busy with lots of things for ambassadors. One thing I got to do was go to an off-campus event at Edinburgh to meet prospective students. I went with Kira and Jake and we had a really good time!

Well time to get back to the beach! : )


Friday, March 1, 2013

The Panama City Beach Countdown starts... NOW!

Happy March everyone!

       I cannot believe how fast the semester is flying by! It seems like just yesterday I was relaxing on winter break and now I am seeing actual patients in dental hygiene clinic and it is almost time for spring break. Maybe the reason for the time passing by so quickly is because I have been so busy lately.

       School and work takes up most of my day, then I usually go to the gym for an hour, then home to eat dinner and study. The Admissions Office has been hosting many different Open Houses and Saturday Preview Days so I have also been very busy with tours the past few weeks. Hopefully all of you prospective students out there have gotten the opportunity to visit campus and learn what MSU is all about. My absolute favorite part about participating in tours and different prospective student events is talking with the students and their families. I love learning where everyone is from and why they want to attend school at MSU and become a Maverick!

       Although my life may seem very structured with work, school, studying and volunteering, I am counting down the last 7 days until I will be on my way to Panama City Beach, Florida for spring break! I know I mentioned it before, but I will be going with some of my friends for a week of relaxation. My parents are visiting this weekend, I feel extremely bad for not being home at all this semester, but I have been so busy and have not had a lot of free time lately. It will be nice to see them again, even though we talk on the phone every week, it is nice to be able to spend time with them in person as well.
For now,


Panama City Beach, FL (unfortunately I have not been there yet, photo courtesy of