Pat Lusk Blogs

Dec 13 2013

Wayne America

By Pat Lusk

Well, it’s December. I don’t know how it came up so quick when it feels like I just started the semester two weeks ago. Now with the temperature dropping below freezing at almost all the time, it has been moral victory just to get to class. Having finished up my last week of classes, finals week lies dauntingly ahead. It almost feels like April 15th is just around the corner.

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Nov 25 2013

When Class and Work Collide

By Pat Lusk

In my opinion, I would say one of the most overused phrases in the classroom, regardless of grade, would have to be “when am I ever going to need this?” For years we studied Presidents, memorized vexing vocabulary words, and did long division by hand only to ask “what’s the point?” Well after 16 years of being a student, I can finally claim that there is a point. I cannot say I have needed an in-depth knowledge of past U.S Presidents for my job here at Olsson, but I can say I have used skills from many of my college and high school classes. Working with the Transportation design team here in Lincoln, I can assure you I would be lost without geometry.

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Nov 04 2013

One foot in, One foot out

By Pat Lusk

Senior year. It has flown by faster than I had anticipated, and the fall semester is almost over. This year I have kept up my involvement in previous clubs while working and taking 16 credit hours. On top of that I recently took the Fundaments of Engineering Exam (FE). As much as I enjoy taking eight hour exams, I am glad to be finished with it. I have done a lot this semester, and we still haven’t hit finals week. However, even with involvement in two clubs, a fraternity, and a job, I still find time to relax and enjoy the ride.

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