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Career Week helps answer questions

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November 12, 2001


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Jennifer L. Nielson So you've survived the first nine weeks of the semester and you still don't know why are are here. Well, to help you reach that big decision that can give you the focus you need to take classes that mean something, the Career and Academic Planning Center is here to help. The CAP center is sponsoring Career Week Nov. 13 through the 16 to help students find a suitable career. Starting on Tuesday the CAP center will have a table set-up in the Student Union Breezeway, from noon until 3 p.m., that will provide students with information on career questions. Students can also attended a resume writing help session from 3 p.m. until 4 p.m. in The Student Union room 103. Having a good resume is crucial to anyone looking for a good job or even a good internship. There will be several people on hand who will help enhance student resume skills. Wednesday, from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. there will be an interview skills help session. This session will give students tips and skill ideas necessary for surviving the interview process. The CAP center will host a practice interview from 3 until 6 p.m. Please call and register for a half-hour appointment ahead of time. Interviews are the key in promoting oneself to a business or an agency. Thursday, students will be able to take part in preparing their professional portfolio from 5 until 6 p.m. Having a good portfolio is also crucial for impressing potential employers. Even if students have no idea what a portfolio is or what a portfolio needs to include, CAP center experts will be on hand to help. To end Career Week, Friday, the College of General Studies and Outreach Programs will be hosting an open house in Medary Commons from 2 until 4 p.m. The College of General Studies is excited to announce its new name change and to inform students about their new programs. Everyone is welcomed to attend. There really is no better time than now to know what you want out of the future and Career Week is there to help you get started.

In our humble opinion…..

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November 12, 2001


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Good: Midterm week is finally over. Let the dancing and rejoicing in the streets commence. Good: The Internet. Let's say you had to give a speech for Veteran's Day. Did you know they have whole sites devoted to just speeches about Veteran's Day? It's every lazy college student's dream come true! Bad: A...

Wabbit Wedding

Tammy Marsh

November 12, 2001


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Tammy Marsh When SDSU President Peggy Gordon Elliott ties the knot next week, she and husband-to-be Bob Miller want to make sure the students are involved in the celebration. "We think that since the university family is how we met each other that involving the university family in as much of the wedd...

Associate Vice President publishes new book on South Dakota geography

Sarah Passick

November 12, 2001


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Sarah Passick Ed Hogan, the associate Vice President for academic affairs and chief information technology officer and his daughter, Erin Hogan Fouberg co-authored the third edition of "The Geography of South Dakota." Hogan described that working with his daughter on this project was great, and he said...

Pottermania:

Kara Christensen

November 12, 2001


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Kara Christensen If you haven't heard of Harry Potter yet, you must have been living in a box for the last few years. Whether you love the boy wizard fantasy books, hate them or refuse to pay attention to a "children's story," you will surely hear more about them in the coming week. Why? Friday marks the...

College of Nursing changes accreditation

Missy Menke

November 12, 2001


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Missy Menke The College of Nursing recently changed their accreditation. They have been an accredited program since 1964 with the National League of Nursing. The College of Nursing is now accredited by Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, NCCE. They found out the news of their new accreditatio...

Muslims celebrate Ramadan

Nicole Frutiger

November 12, 2001


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Nicole Frutiger For, most of us, the upcoming holidays are a time of feasting, but for Muslims however, it is a time of fasting. During the ninth month of the Muslim calendar, Ramadan, a major Islamic holiday is celebrated. The Muslim calender is lunar, 11 days longer than the Gregorian year. Ramadan ...

Only in times of tradgedy are we actually at our best

Rev. Robert Chell

November 12, 2001


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Rev. Robert Chell You've seen them on TV, the family standing in front of the burnt out shell of their home. Rich or poor, church going believers or Sunday morning golfers, they always say the same thing: "We're thankful to God to be alive. The house can be rebuilt." When one's back is against the wa...

Jacks rip Mavs in finale

Ryan Sweeter

November 12, 2001


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Ryan Sweeter The SDSU football team as we have known it for the last four years is gone, but they left in style. Josh Ranek ended his storied career at SDSU last Saturday with 272 yards rushing in a 35-0 blowout against the Minnesota State, Mankato Mavericks. Ranek's 272 yards on Saturday brings the gr...

New ways to fight off boredom in the dorms

Nathan Sanderson

November 12, 2001


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Nathan Sanderson For those lucky individuals who reside in the dormitories of this fine campus, at this point in the semester, most every idea for passing time has been tried. If your floor is stuck in a rut and needs something to do, here are some ideas to spice up dorm life. Buy a guitar. You do not actually need to know how to use one. All you need to do is sit in front of the TV with GAC, CMT, MTV, VH1 etc. on and pretend that you can play and that you really know what you're doing. With time, you may actually develop some skill at hitting chords. This is not required, however. If you leave your door open while watching these TV shows, some cheap sheet music of a popular song openly visible and a guitar across your knee, members of the opposite sex will drift to you, as if in a trance. It's absolutely guaranteed to work. If not, it may be because you are actually trying to play. If unsure as to what you are doing, DO NOT ATTEMPT. This could place your persona in serious jeopardy. In sales terms, sell the sizzle, not the steak. Start a floor debate team. Some possible topics include bringing back the big hair bands, spandex, headbands, huge sunglasses and white Velcro shoes from the 1980's; or the eternal question, Why do we sometimes bite the inside of our cheek; does our brain temporarily shut off or not? Any debate topic will improve the standard of dorm living by killing time, and it's more fun to argue than study, especially when influenced by foreign substances. Develop new practical jokes and refine your technique. Nothing inspires people like the opportunity to annoy fellow students in new and interesting ways. Be creative! Taking a 2X4 and using #9 wire to lock in a neighbor is fun, as is using the water-filled bathroom trash can as a morning alarm clock, when placed outside the unsuspecting RA's door. Shaving cream can be used in numerous applications, as can certain other personal care items. Pennies are an endless source of fun; if you don't know how to penny in a neighbor, ask an older hall member (maybe your RA). When it comes to wasting time, college students are professionals. If these ideas don't manage to kill time, there's always Nintendo. E-mail comments to Nathan at [email protected]

What to do about cell phones?

Brian Lecuyer

November 12, 2001


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Brian Lecuyer I hate rude people. But even worse, I hate rude people with cell phones. They are stupid, self-absorbed and need to be shot. Not killed, just shot in the leg or foot or somewhere so they get the message. For example, one person who needs to be taught a lesson is the girl sitting across fro...

Volleyball set for regionals

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November 12, 2001


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South Dakota State University's Shauna Sturm has been named the North Central Conference Volleyball Player of the Year by a vote of league coaches. In addition, junior Liz Archer was named NCC Defensive Specialist of the Year and setter Angie Rime was named to the all-NCC squad. Annie Ebnet earned honorab...