Blue Lotus Farm and Retreat

Fall Clean-up


Sunday, October 12th

Morning and Afternoon Shifts are Available

Lunch and snacks will be provided

(transportation available if needed)

Email Kailey Leitzke if you are interested!


Hope to see you there!!


Looking to get outside this weekend and enjoy the beautiful fall weather?

This is the place to be!  MSOE students have been volunteering at Blue Lotus for six years.

Come spend a few hours this weekend enjoying the great outdoors while you help

prepare the farm for the winter months.

Check out Blue Lotus Farm and Retreat, you’ll be hooked!



Please come an join us:

The Formula of Success!


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Well in Life: Using Goal Setting and Wellness to Achieve Success

When?     Monday, October 6th

Time?       1:00-1:50PM

Where?    Multipurpose Room (CC) 3rd floor

Julius E. Rhodes, SPHR, Founder and Principal-MPR group

Counseling Services

Women’s Connections

Residence Life Association

Student Activities




Learn strategies to incorporate and sustain healthy behaviors in your life.  Topics include goal setting, positive self-talk, and specific dimensions of wellness.  Learn how to achieve success and optimal health in your academic, career, and personal lives.


Let us know you are coming by RSVPing on the HUB.


You can follow us to receive HDW updates and wellness tips.


For more information Are there any online resources?


For upcoming HDW programs visit:

For Counseling Services information:

Counseling Services is located on the second floor of the Kern Center (K-230).

To make an appointment call 277-7590.

MSOE Counseling Services presents the Health, Development and Wellness (HDW) series to support the personal and professional growth of all members of the MSOE campus community.  All these great programs are Free!


We look forward to seeing you!


WHAT?     The Empty Bowl

When?     October 12th from 11:00am to 2:00pm

Where? Kern Center. 


“Milwaukee Empty Bowls is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that uses art to heighten hunger awareness and raise funds that help food pantries and meal programs in Milwaukee.  Come purchase a handmade bowl and taste test delicious soups and breads made and donated by area restaurants.  This is a HUGE event, come with a big appetite!!!”


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QUESTIONS? Please, contact Kayla Maule    Allison Heine de Romero


This activity is brought to you by  Servant Leadership (to learn more go to-->

  • Take Control--> Get to classes, Do your homework, Give your papers to professors on time... you are in college now!

  • Get to Class --> Attendance is super important!  Do not think that you can miss a class and  "It does not matter! I will get the notes later."  When students have this attitude they can not be successful.  Remember that if you miss 3, 4, 5 or 6 classes out of 30 meetings you've missed 20% of the content! This will negatively impact your grades and GPA.  How can you study for exams and pass your tests if you have not learned the content?


  • Pay Attention --> You need to develop a new habit of paying attention and be aware of the need for it!  You Tube videos, text messages, tweets and many others  are too short and  these are the interactions you are used to.  Remember that your lectures will be at least 50 minutes long!  The more you practice paying attention the better you will get.  Start on the very first day and you will see that after 21 days a new habit will have developed in your brain!Focus, Focus, Focus.


  • Study, Study, Study -->   For every 1-hour of lecture  you will need 2 hours of preparation or studying for each class! Read your assigned reading selections, review your notes, complete your homework... study hard!


  • Read Instructions and Answer Exactly What It is Asked -->  if someone asks you for your name you don't give your address so answer exactly what the professor is asking you.  Read all instructions carefully and divide them in smaller steps or parts.  Be sure to understand everything that is being asked of you and more important, have a plan for completing all steps on time.


  • Appreciate Feedback -->  Whenever your professor returns exams or papers with comments, read them carefully.  Do the exercise again  inside your head for additional  practice and try to include the information that the professor gave you.  Comments from the professor are very important and help you understand the information better.


  • Use the Office Hour -->  every professor has devoted Office Hours to see their students outside of class time.  Use this resource!  You can ask questions, clarify information, exchange ideas and concepts for future projects.  We are here to help you!


  • Connect with Others on Campus-->  sign up for a student organization, belong to a student group, go to different activities and HAVE FUN!


Good luck to all!

Miss Josie


International Undergraduate Students


If you received a red slip at Pre-Orientation Meet and Greet last Monday you must report to Math Placement Exam today!


Please report to the German English Academy Building right across the street from the CC Building at 7:45am. Miss  Gina Moran will welcome you there and let you know of the awesome opportunities we have awaiting for you in the ESL Department.


The Math Placement exam will promptly begin at 8:00 am


Thank you and Good Luck!

Miss Josie

Questions? email me at




ESL Program Placement Exam



          German English Academy Building (across from the CC Building)

Undergraduate International Language Exam



          CC Building- Multipurpose room 3rd floor


See you tomorrow!

Miss Josie

Josiebel Sambolin

Great memories!

Posted by Josiebel Sambolin Aug 15, 2014

Thank you to all ESL-Students for such a wonderful time and experience.  Our picnic today was a wonderful success and commemorates the ending of an academic journey and the beginning of a wonderful adventure!

I will be posting some of our pictures... feel free to leave comments , tag yourself  or share your own in the ESL Page!!!  See you in 2 weeks!

Miss Josie


"Do you mind ...?"


Do you find this expression kind of peculiar?

I feel like whenever someone asks me If I mind doing something I am unsure about the proper way to respond... I mean there are times when you truly mind, right? 

What do you think?  Do you mind sharing your thoughts? LOL!  ESL-Students

Eid al-Fitr in United States

Many Muslims in the United States celebrate Eid al-Fitr (also known as Id al-Fitr or Eid ul-Fitr) on the first day of Shawwal in the Islamic calendar. It marks the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan and the start of a feast that lasts up to three days in some countries.


What do people do?

Eid al-Fitr is an important Islamic holiday that involves many Muslims waking up early and praying either at an outdoor prayer ground or a mosque. Many Muslims dress in their finest clothes and adorn their homes with lights and other decorations. Old wrongs are forgiven and money is given to the poor. Special foods are prepared and friends or relatives are invited to share the feast. Gifts and greeting cards are exchanged and children receive presents.  Eid al-Fitr is a joyous occasion but its underlying purpose is to praise God and give thanks to him, according to Islamic belief.

Some Muslim groups in the United States campaign for schools in some parts of the country to allocate Eid al-Fitr as a day off without being penalized on Eid al-Fitr. For example, the Coalition for Muslim School Holidays, which is a group of more than 80 religious and ethnic organizations, have been lobbying to have the two Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha designated as days off in New York City schools.

Public life

Eid al-Fitr is not a federal public holiday in the United States. However, many Islamic businesses and organizations may alter their business hours during this event. There may be some congestion around mosques around this time of the year.


Eid al-Fitr is also known as the Feast of Fast-Breaking or the Lesser Feast. It marks the end of Ramadan and the start of a feast that lasts up to three days in some countries, such as Jordan and the United Arab Emirates. It is one of Islam’s two major festivals, with Eid al-Adha being the other major festival. Eid al-Fitr celebrates the end of the fasting that occurs during Ramadan. 


It is not possible to predict the date of Eid al-Fitr according to the Gregorian calendar accurately. This is because the month of Shawwal begins, and hence the month of Ramadan ends, after a confirmed sighting of the new moon. The new moon may be sighted earlier or later in specific locations. Hence, Muslims in different communities, for example on the east and west coasts of the USA and Canada, may begin the Eid-al-Fitr celebrations on different dates.




International Students

Bored? No plans? Come check out the MANY events happening this week in and around MKE!!


(Wisconsin State Fair Park)

Need something to do this weekend? Come celebrate traditional Greek culture in Milwaukee! Food, music, dancing, rides, and more!

Admission: FREE!!
Parking: $5

Friday June 20th: 11am-11pm

Saturday June 21st: 11am-11pm

Sunday June 22nd: 11am-10pm

For more information, visit:



Lakefront Festival of the Arts
(Milwaukee Art Museum)
“Celebrating Art, Food, Music and Family Fun”


$17 general admission

$14 students (w/id) & seniors

$10 Milwaukee Art Museum Members

Free admission to Military (w/id) and 1 guest & Wisconsin K-12 Teachers (w/id)


Friday June 20th: 10am-10pm

Saturday June 21st: 10am-7pm

Sunday June 22nd: 10am-5pm

For more information, visit:






Summer Soulstice Music Festival
(E North AveBetween Oakland Ave & Prospect Ave and Murray AveBetween North Ave and Thomas St.)

Come see top acts from around the region come play on 3 stages.

Art rules this 1 day festival. From watching it, to creating it, to buying it, all ages will find something to their liking.



Saturday June 21st: 10am-midnight

For more information, visit:





Milwaukee Air & Water Show

(Between Bradford Beach and McKinley Beach)

Come watch amazing demonstrations going on in and above Lake Michigan.


Special headliner The Navy Blue Angels will perform around 3pm both Saturday and Sunday.


This event runs from 10am-4pm both Saturday June 21st and Sunday June 22nd.

Free for all ages, however you can purchase Reserved Seating.

For more information, visit:




Don’t forget about River Rhythms every WEDNESDAY from 6:30-9pm and Jazz in the Park every THURSDAY from 6-9pm!


This information is brought to you by MSOE Student Activities

Thanks to Elizabeth Donohew for the info!!!

The first amusement-park roller coaster was really two roller coasters ... 

Jun 16, 1884: 

First roller coaster in America opens


On this day in 1884, the first roller coaster in America opens at Coney Island, in Brooklyn, New York. Known as a switchback railway, it was the brainchild of LaMarcus Thompson, traveled approximately six miles per hour and cost a nickel to ride. The new entertainment was an instant success and by the turn of the century there were hundreds of roller coasters around the country.

Read all about it!

This Day in History — — What Happened Today in History


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Poster in Art Deco style, depicting a simplified figure of a goalkeeper making a save in its upper half. The lower half contains writing in a heavily stylised font: "1er Campeonato Mundial de Futbol" in black, and "Uruguay 1930 Montevideo 15 Julio Agosto 15" in white and orange.

On July 13, 1930, France defeats Mexico 4-1 and the United States defeats Belgium 3-0 in the first-ever World Cup football matches, played simultaneously in host city Montevideo, Uruguay. The World Cup has since become the world’s most watched sporting event.





... Uruguayan team celebrates victory in the first World Cup 30 July 1930

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Retroactive has been around since the 17th century and designates operation with respect to something in the past, such as a retroactive law.  The Latin word retroagere, an ancestor of the adjective retroactive, means "drive or turn back," and goes along with the meaning of the word.

This means that RETROACTIVE extends in scope or effect  to a prior time or to conditions that existed or originated in the past.

  • Sometimes governments pass rulings that are set as if they were in effect before the ruling was even made, and that means they are retroactive.
  • You might be awarded a salary raise that is retroactive, meaning you'll get paid more for work you did in the past. And, retroactive fads in clothing keep vintage clothing stores in business.


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Indigence is a synonym for extreme poverty. If you experience indigence, you have a critical need for food, money, and other resources.

To correctly pronounce indigence, accent the first syllable: "IN-dih-genz." It means "great lack of material resources," like money.

Indigence a noun, and indigent, an adjective, are related words that have to do with need.

If you are indigent — suffering from extreme poverty — you are living in indigence, the state of extreme poverty.


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Two hundred and fifty years ago last April,  the British Parliament passed the Sugar Act.  This was a  a revenue raiser that imposed a tax on sugar and other goods imported from New World colonies, while also fomenting the movement that eventually became the American Revolution.


glucose is natural sugar that occurs in fruits, vegetables, and animal tissues.It provides the body with its primary source of energy. The word is from Greek for "sweet" = GLUC with the addition of the suffix -ose, which identifies all sugars.

This type of sugar comes from digesting carbohydrates into a chemical that the body can easily convert to energy.

When glucose levels in the bloodstream aren't properly regulated, a person can develop a serious condition, such as diabetes.


Sugar Digestion ...