Wacky week of fun kicks off Friday, March 14 in honor of St. Patrick, patron saint of engineers

WHAT: Egg Drop Contest
WHEN: Friday, March 14, starting at noon
WHERE: Werwath Mall, 500 E. Kilbourn Ave. (between the MSOE Library and Science Building)

Students will engineer a way to protect a raw egg during a three-story drop using unconventional items (for example: flexible drinking straw, toilet paper, a toaster pastry, dental floss, a paper bag and plastic Easter grass).

The Egg Drop contest kicks off a week of wacky fun where business, nursing and engineering students at MSOE will celebrate the patron saint of engineers, St. Patrick. Forget the green beer … here are some highlights:

Engineering O’lympics
Thursday, March 19, 7 p.m.
Kern Center, 1245 N. Broadway
Teams from many of MSOE’s student organizations will compete in mental and physical challenges that are a bit out of the ordinary.

Raider Rally and St. Patrick’s Proclamation Signing – will St. Pat cancel classes and rule MSOE?
Friday, March 21
Noon: Teams of students will parade from the MSOE Library (500 E. Kilbourn Ave.) to the Student Life and Campus Center, 1025 N. Broadway, third floor
12:15 p.m.:  Come and see if those Fir Darrig (faculty/staff) “snakes” try to prevent the proclamation from being signed by MSOE President Hermann Viets that allows Saint Patrick to rule the university. As rulers they burst into classrooms to cancel classes that afternoon. “Actors” in this decades-long MSOE tradition include St. Pat’s Court—dressed in colorful garb—faculty and staff, President Viets (who proclaims the day belongs to St. Pat) and innocent standers-by whose ties are unceremoniously cut off their necks!

MSOE’s Winter Quarter Dean’s and Honors Lists have been released. Undergraduate students who have earned at least 30 credits and have a cumulative GPA of 3.20 or higher (out of 4.0) are on the Dean’s List. Students who have maintained a 3.70 or higher receive “high honors.” Students on the Honors List have earned a term grade point average of at least 3.2 (out of 4.0) and are not on the Dean’s List.

Download the Dean’s List (pdf) | Download the Honors List (pdf)

Students: want to be a celebrity in your hometown? Make sure you fill out the hometown news release form so MSOE can send out positive news about you to your hometown newspaper.

MSOE is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,600 students that was founded in 1903. MSOE offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, business, mathematics and nursing. The university has a national academic reputation; longstanding ties to business and industry; dedicated professors with real-world experience; a 96% placement rate; and the highest average starting and mid-career salaries of any Wisconsin university according to PayScale Inc. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders.

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