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Halloween is a new experience for many international students so this week we've been sharing some of the typical traditions that we do as Americans around this time of year. Many students decided to take part in the tradition of dressing up in costumes! Check out some of the great costumes below.

 

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Campus Closing Announcements

If severe weather or another type of emergency leads to the cancellation of classes, the decision to close the university will be made as early as possible on the day in question so that the closing information can be included in the local media closing reports.  

Main campus

The university announces cancellations in the following ways:

  1. broadcast on area television stations during their "closings announcements" including WTMJ-TV4, WITI-TV6, WISN-TV12, WDJT-TV58, and most Milwaukee-area radio stations including campus station WMSE-FM 91.7
  2. a notice posted on the MSOE home webpage
  3. a notice posted on MSOE’s official social media accounts: Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn
  4. an e-mail message sent to all faculty, staff and students via the Rave emergency alert system (This e-mail will occur regardless if you have previously signed up for Rave or not)
  5. text messages will be sent via the Rave emergency alert system  Note: You must sign-up with Rave to receive emergency text messages. (Standard messaging rates may apply.) Click here to opt-in: http://www.getrave.com/login/msoe
  6. if the decision to close the university is made after classes have begun, in addition to the above communication resources, an announcement will be made via the public address system in each campus building

Off-campus locations

The university announces outreach closings in the following ways:

  1. broadcast on area television and radio stations during their “closing announcements”

  2.    a notice posted on MSOE’s official social media accounts: Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn 

  1. a notice posted on the MSOE home webpage
  1. an e-mail message sent to all faculty, staff and students via the Rave emergency alert system (This e-mail will occur regardless if you have previously signed up for Rave or not)
  2. text messages will be sent via the Rave emergency alert system Note: You must sign-up with Rave to receive emergency text messages. (Standard messaging rates may apply.) Click here to opt-in: http://www.getrave.com/login/msoe

When classes are cancelled

  1. All events and activities, including intercollegiate athletic contests, facility rentals, seminars and other special events scheduled to be held on campus are cancelled.
  2. The following service and support areas are expected to remain as functional as possible with the appropriate level of staffing to ensure the safety of MSOE students and buildings:
  • Facilities/Housekeeping
  • Student Housing and Food Service
  • Public Safety

If no closing is announced as above, classes are in session and MSOE is conducting business as usual.

Additional resources

Several Milwaukee media outlets offer a weather related text message service that you can choose to sign up for (standard messaging rates may apply).

This Notice is courtesy of

William P. Fadrowski

Director of Public Safety

Milwaukee School of Engineering

bike.jpgAt MSOE your safety is important to us!



---- TIPS TO PROTECT YOUR BIKE----



Bicycle theft protection tips:

1) Purchase a quality locking device and use it - your bicycle is a valuable piece of property.

2) ALWAYS lock your bicycle to an immovable object in a well lit and frequently traveled area.

3) If you have quick release wheels, these must also be locked to the immovable object. 

4) Never lock your bicycle to itself, a thief can carry your whole bicycle away effortlessly.

5) If you have a removable front wheel make sure you lock both the bicycle frame AND the front wheel to bike rack.

 

Example of a high quality “U” type bicycle lock:

 

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THIS INFO COURTESY OF

 

William P. Fadrowski
Director of Public Safety
Milwaukee School of Engineering
(414) 277-7210

Be sure that you get emergency weather info and other alerts.

Take the time to make sure that all the important info gets to you quickly!

MSOE’s Student Government Association (SGA) is partnering with the Public Safety Department to get the word to students about MSOE’s new Emergency Alert System, called “RAVE”.

 

NEW EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM AT MSOE


SIGN-UP IS AS EASY AS 1-2-3


To sign-up and to manage your account, please visit:

http://www.getrave.com/login/msoe

 

1) Please enter “Milwaukee School of Engineering” into the “Enter your site’s name” box and click continue.

 

2) You will then be directed to the MSOE University Single Sign On page.

 

 

You sign in using your MSOE email address and your MSOE password.  You will then be prompted to complete the registration process.

 

 

3) Enter in your cell phone number(s) or non-MSOE e-mail address(es) where you want to get this information.

 

During the registration process there is a field for email. Your MSOE email address has already been supplied to Rave Mobile Safety and emergency alerts will be sent to your MSOE email address automatically if you choose to sign up for this service.  Therefore, please do not enter your MSOE email address into the email contact field.

 

If you have additional email addresses that you would like to add to your profile, the email contact field is where you would enter these email addresses.  You can add up to three different email addresses and three different telephone numbers to your profile. 

 

 

 

If you have any issues with logging in, or require further assistance, please contact the MSOE University IT Helpdesk at (414) 277-7288.

 

 

THIS INFO COURTESY OF

MSOE’S STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION

AND

MSOE’S DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

What is GELATO??

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Gelato (Italian pronunciation: [dʒeˈlaːto]; plural: gelati) is the Italian word for ice cream, derived from the Latin word "gelātus" (meaning frozen). In American English this word commonly refers to varieties of ice cream made in a traditional Italian style. Gelato is made with milk, cream, various sugars, and flavoring such as fresh fruit and nut purees. It is generally lower in calories, fat and sugar than ice cream.[1]   (taken from Gelato - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

 

So, why not try one for FREE?

 

 

See the original posting here FREE GELATO AT SKY Monday Sept 22nd from 12-2

 

ESL-Students

International Students:

Please, share with friends and families the Class Picture that was taken on Placement Exam Day!!!

 

 

 

 

College students are often expected to write research articles on a regular basis. Depending on their specific area of study, the manner in which these articles should be written may vary quite dramatically. Typically, students receive instructions on article topic, but no directions on the actual writing style itself. Typically, writing styles are classified as being focused on the humanities, sciences, or social sciences.

   A College Student’s Guide to Citation Styles

 



International Students who have a difficult time writing in a particular style may want to seek assistance

from a professor or writing expert.


Our ESL Department offers help with content, grammar, structure, citations and many others. Please contact Mark Fischer, ESL Services Support Coordinator  for an appointment.

American English is a resource center for teaching and learning about American English language and culture. This website provides a variety of engaging materials and resources for teachers' professional development and for students in the classroom. Both teachers and students will find new ways to practice English and learn more about the United States.

 

The Office of English Language Programs

American English is a resource center for teaching and learning about American English language and culture. This website provides a variety of engaging materials and resources for teachers' professional development and for students in the classroom. Both teachers and students will find new ways to practice English and learn more about the United States.

 

Materials for Learning English | American English

 

 

TEAMS WANTED!!!

ALL STUDENT ORGS (recognized by SGA) AND CLUB SPORTS MAY

COMPETE DURING THE ST. PATRICK’S WEEK COMPETITION!

 

SIGN UP NOW!!!

(DEADLINE FOR SIGN UP IS SUNDAY, MARCH 16TH AT 4PM)

 

HAVE YOUR ORG BE A PART OF MSOE’S OLDEST TRADITION!

YOUR ORG CAN WIN $$$!

EASY TO BE A PART OF! YOUR ORG CAN PARTICIPATE IN ONE EVENT,SOME EVENTS, OR ALL EVENTS!

 

HOW TO REGISTER YOUR TEAM:

http://www.msoe.edu/community/campus-life/page/2240/st-pats-competition-registration

Sign up at the form on the MSOE HUB (website)!

 

 

THE ST. PAT COMPETITION OVERALL RULES:

-and-

THE ST. PAT’S COMPETITION INDIVIDUAL EVENT RULES:

http://www.msoe.edu/community/campus-life/student-life/student-activities/stpatsweek

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 16th

‘POT-O-GOLD’ SCAVENGER HUNT

(SCAVENGER HUNT - registered team competition event)

Noon-2pm starts on the 3rd Floor of the CC

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 16th

BANNER HANGING

(MURAL - registered team competition event)

5pm in the Cudahy Student Center

 

 

MONDAY, MARCH 17th (St. Patrick’s Day)

CARNIVAL IN THE CC

(CARNIVAL BOOTH - registered team competition event)

Noon - 2pm in the Cudahy Student Center

 

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 18th

FOOD DRIVE AND POP TAB COLLECTION (at Video Variety Show)

(BRING IN COLLECTED FOOD AND ALUMINUM POP TABS - registered team competition event)

6:30pm in the Todd Wehr Auditorium

 

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 18th

VIDEO VARIETY SHOW

7pm in the Todd Wehr Auditorium

 

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19th

ENGINEERING O'LYMPICS

(ENGINEERING OLYMPICS FLAG - registered team competition event)

(ENGINEERING OLYMPICS TEAM - registered team competition event)

7pm in the Kern Center Arena (and later possibly the MSOE grass Athletic Field)

 

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 21st

ST. PATRICK'S RAIDER RALLY

Noon starting at the Walter Schroeder Library

* A TEAM’S CANDIDATE MAY BE ST. PATRICK OR ON THE COURT *

 

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 21st

ST. PATRICK'S PROCLAMATION SIGNING

12:15pm-ish (after the Rally) in the Cudahy Student Center

* A TEAM’S CANDIDATE MAY BE ST. PATRICK OR ON THE COURT *

 

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 22nd 

ST. PATRICK'S DANCE

8pm at the MSOE Todd Wehr Auditorium

* WINNERS ARE ANNOUNCED FOR EACH EVENT *

 

 

 

 

PRE-TEAM COMPETITION EVENTS THAT YOUR TEAM CAN BE A PART OF:

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 14th

EGG DROP

Noon on the Werwath Mall

1. Complex noun phrases

                e.g. … a task-driven approach to software design …

2. Hedging devices

               e.g. Internet Protocol Television is arguably the most interesting new media development.

3. Depersonalizing structures

               e.g. There needs to be a proper exploration of the causes of the riots.

4. Passives

               e.g. Twelve new species of Peruvian insect were identified by Swiss naturalists in 2011.

5. Particular types of linking language

               e.g. Swans, in contrast, appear to mate for life.

6. The frequency of signalling language

               e.g. Anders and Silver do not share the same views on the technical aspects of stem cell research. Armstrong (2012) explains                why this disagreement matters …

7. Particular uses of verb tenses/aspects

               e.g. Both studies conclude that a sudden drop in temperature delays the bonding process.

 

Taken from:   Academic writing: The magnificent seven | Oxford University Press