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Crunch Time

December 10, 2011

With only a couple days left of school before finals, it is crunch time! So many professors have projects or papers due. This means that for the next week or so, all I will be doing is homework and studying! BUT, once this is all over, we have our Christmas Break and we will be … More >

Handball Champs!

December 9, 2011

Last night my intramural teams went 1 for 2 in pursuit of league championships. To start the night off, my team had the dodge ball championship. We all played hard, but we lost the best of five series 3-1. After a quick break we were back at it playing in the handball championship. The game … More >

Case competition

December 4, 2011

The strategic management case competition is finally here. This is the week that my group and I basically spend every minute trying to come up with the best way to advise a company on which strategic goals to pursue in improving their current situation. There are 10 groups that are competing against each other with … More >


December 3, 2011

An interview with an environmental biology student: Cassie Hulett Cassie is an envrionmental biology major currently enrolled in Dr. Faber’s ornothology class. Dr. Faber is a professor that is highly educated on birds, wildlife, and pollution ecology. Cassie admits, “There is no typical lab with Dr. Faber”. So far this semester the class has counted … More >

Fastenal Tour

December 1, 2011

The accounting club is one of the groups here on campus. They do various activities throughout the year including having guest speakers. Last year one of the speakers was from the Minnesota society of Certified Public Accountants to inform accounting students about how to earn their CPA in Minnesota. This week I have the opportunity … More >

The Turkey Break

November 30, 2011

Thanksgiving break was the first time I was able to go home all semester.  Because of soccer I have never had the chance to go home for a weekend.  So I was really looking forward to going home for a weekend to see my friends and family that I have not seen for months.  It’s … More >

You Know You’re a Teacher When…

November 29, 2011

I found this passage from online from Jeff Foxworthy. I got a kick out of it and I hope you do too. If this characterizes you, chances are that teaching is right for you! You get a secret thrill out of laminating things. You can hear 25 voices behind you and know exactly which one … More >

Privet!! (Latvian for hello!)

November 29, 2011

One of most awesome experiences from this Latvian camp was how “at home” our students and the staff at our school made us feel. Their hospitality began as soon as we left the airport. We actually landed in Vilnius, Lithuania and then drove to Daugavpils, Latvia because it was a shorter drive than to fly … More >

The Progression of a Lab

November 22, 2011

The gallery below is a play-by-play if you will of what 3 hour environmental biology labs entail. Photo #1: In the first 5 minutes of lab we are all frantically trying to grab our waders and eat as much as we can or digest the food that we ate just minutes before class started. At … More >


November 22, 2011

November has been crazy. The pace is really picking up in a lot of my classes. My GIS Theory and Application class has required a lot of my time lately. We currently have learned how to compile many different types of maps and are using very advanced software to make maps based on world population … More >

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