Friday, February 15, 2013

KSU Engineering Day

What a jam-packed day--complete with physics jokes and milli-volt measurement labs!
Dorito and I spent the whole day on the K-State campus for Engineering Day. We toured all three Engineering buildings, had lunch in the Union, and met with current M.E. ambassadors. Dorito is definitely excited about the Mechanical Engineering opportunities ahead. It was great to listen as the engineering student teams talked about their projects: SpyKat, concrete canoe, formula one racecar, Willie Bridge, etc. as they prepare for the upcoming national competitions. We also saw Jordan, a senior in mechanical engineering whom we met at dinner last night at the Phi Kappa Theta fraternity. With its Catholic roots and bubbly house-mom, this house is a positive prospect for our son.
Meanwhile, the rest of campus is celebrating the 150th birthday of the university today and tomorrow. There were 20+ wildcat statues on parade at the Alumni Center decorated by various artists in a variety of fun styles: candy wrappers, sunflowers, art deco, sports, photos, psychedelic, Egyptian, etc. We liked the one with racing stripes and foil!
Later in the afternoon, Dorito went bowling with the men of Chi Rho Catholic fraternity. He also toured Delta Upsilon and Lambda Chi Alpha fraternities.
And I was happy to wear my hat and gloves to the Dean's Tea Party at the College of Human Ecology. Pattie and I met up at Justin Hall. We both thought the scones and lemon cookies were scrumptious! The silver tea service was engraved from 1948 and the tea cups had a champagne colored glaze that was gorgeous. We talked of "old times" like homeschooling and "new" adventures such as archaeological digs, historic costume preservation, and one-room schoolhouse marms.
Drove home in a heavy snow-storm! Constance will say that is the story of my life!

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