Monthly Archives: May 2013

Running with Lynn Show

Good day UND a nice day today with a high of 74. Looking for something to do this weekend? The movie of the week [The Ice Man]… Inspired by actual events, the film follows notorious contract killer Richard Kuklinski from his early days working for the mob through his arrest for the murder of over 100 men. Appearing to be living the American dream as a devoted husband and father; Kuklinski was also a ruthless killer-for-hire and when he was finally arrested in 1986, neither his wife nor daughters have any clue about his real profession.  Inspired by actual events. Only at the Carmike that’s right I said the Carmike. 1:30 4:25 7:20 9:45.
Personaly I am a little upset the River Cinema is not showing this movie by now so hats off the Carmike.
Have a nice day everybody.

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Running With Lynn Show

Good morning UND finally very sunny looking like a wonderful day. The big three-day weekend is coming up I hope everyone has some fun plans if not don’t worry I have a great idea go and see a movie. the movies of the weekend [Star Track Into Darkness], [Iron Man III], [Oblivion], [The Hangover part III], and last but not least a classic story written a long time ago in a galaxy fare away? no not Star Wars [The Great Gatsby] come on down! you’re the number one movie on the Running with Lynn Show! yeaaaaaaaaaaaa! this summer everyone is going to be traveling a lot but let me give you a little advice don’t let your worlds collide? I give you the {Worlds Theory} every one knows you have to keep your worlds apart for example I have a world in the town of Rugby and I have a world in Grand Forks if those two worlds come together things could blow up!
Have a good day everybody.

Running with Lynn SHow

Good morning UND looks like another great day today a high of 55. The movie of the week Star Track Into Darkness a must see on the big screen the classic battle of good vs evil, outer space and other stuff. I was thinking what to do this summer and it finally hit me a [vacation from myself], yes this July I will walk down town check myself into the Town House Inn and live it up for a night. have a good day everybody.

Running with Lynn Show

Good morning UND, looking like another great day today schools almost down hope you all have some great summer plans. No plans- no problem go see a movie, the movie of the week Iron Man III action packed on the big screen one of those movies you must see at the show hall, next week Stair Track Into Darkness, flying ships, green men and women, the milky way (‘o’ momma!’)
It’s that time of year again for the eye doctor. I hate going to the Eye Dr. You sit up on that chair the Dr asks you which one do you see better one….. or two, one……or two [oooh] can I see 2 again one…or two… one or two, yea they both look the same.
have a good summer everyone!

Wellness Center Internship Experience

Wow, it is already the end of the semester and the end of my internship with the Wellness Center.  Back in January when I started here this day seemed so far away, now looking back the semester really did fly by.  I gained a lot of valuable experience during my time here as Special Events Intern, and I also met some great people.  In this blog post I will recap some of what I did as well as what I learned and will take with me after graduation this spring.

This internship has allowed me to gain valuable experience in many different areas of business.  The primary project that I helped with was the 2nd annual Wellness Center Expo in late February.  This was a fun project to work on because I got to see firsthand how the planning process worked for a large event like the Expo.  I attended weekly meetings and even had a role on the “exhibitor committee” where my job was to assist with the coordination of the Exhibitors for the event.  I created a floor plan of the event and helped place where each exhibitor’s booth would be located during the event.  This seemed like it would be an easy task, but it tested my critical thinking skills.  When the day of the event arrived I had even more duties.  I worked at the check-in desk and practiced my communication customer relations and skills (two areas I wanted/needed practice in).  Later when the Expo was over I helped explain to volunteers how they could help tear down the event.  To do that I had to communicate the specific way that we wanted to take down and load things like chairs, tables and carpet tiles.  Overall it was a valuable experience to see the event take place from planning stage through the execution of the event.  Some things didn’t go like we hoped but many aspects went better than we planned.  One lesson that I will take away from this internship is that you truly can’t plan for everything when putting on an event.  Something will happen that you didn’t expect and you have to be able to think on your feet to solve the problem and learn from it for next time.  Overall the event was a success and I even got to hear about some exciting things they have planned for next year’s Expo at the post-event meeting we had.  (I’m disappointed that I won’t be around next year to attend!)

Other projects I was involved with were Family Fun days, RecSports’ 4v4 Pond Hockey Tournament and the creation of the Outdoor Recreation program.  There were also a handful of other events that the Wellness Center hosted like the Junior Grand Am Basketball tournament and several student organization events.  I also took on many different administrative tasks in my little makeshift office on the 2nd floor that also gave me insight as to how much work goes into the daily operations of a facility like this.  Each project was unique from the other and provided me a learning opportunity.

As I mentioned I got an opportunity to help with Family Fun days this semester.  One Saturday afternoon it was my job to setup and oversee this event.  I arrived around noon to set up.  I had to prepare the kiosk in the atrium so families could sign in when they arrived.  Then I had to get the classroom set up with board games, the gym set up with basketballs and the Multi Activity court with soccer balls and footballs.  All of this took longer than I anticipated and next thing I knew there were families arriving and the Gym court and Multi Activity court weren’t set up yet!  Luckily, volunteers arrived at that same time and I was able to delegate different tasks to complete the setup in time for kids and parents to have some fun.  Once that was done I walked around to all the different stations to check on the families and the volunteers and make sure everyone was satisfied and was having a great experience.  In doing this I learned a lot about being accountable and leading.  I was in charge that day and had to make sure everything was ready to go so that our customers had a great experience.  To make sure that happened I had to organize my volunteers and give them tasks that would help achieve that goal, because I couldn’t do it all on my own.

The 4v4 Pond Hockey tournament was another big project I was involved in.  This was something that Patrick Marcoe (my supervisor) and I worked together on, and he gave me a lot of responsibility with it.  I helped develop the rules for the tournament, setup the bracket, created the event in IM Leagues and put in a marketing request for flyers to advertise the tournament.  Then on the weekend of the tournament we braved the cold weather for two evenings and kept score for each of the games and also served as the off-ice officials overseeing play.  This was another example of not being able to plan for everything that happens during an event and gave me a chance to think on my feet when a couple teams didn’t to show up for their games.  We had to get creative and changed the entire schedule of events right there in the warming house.  Then we had to clearly communicate to all of the teams what the changes were and when they played next.  Although the tournament didn’t go exactly the way we hoped it was still a success and again provided me with an opportunity to develop skills and learn through experience.

I could go on and on about my semester as Special Events Intern at the Wellness Center…but I won’t.  In summary, everyday provided me with a challenge and an opportunity to learn, which is what I’m looking for while in college.  I met a lot of great people that helped me along the way and I hope them all the best in the future.  I would like to thank Patrick for giving me this opportunity and being a great teacher along the way.  Soon, I’ll be off on my next adventure as I travel into the “real world” with graduation a little over a week away.  I will take all of the experiences I had as Special Events Intern at the Wellness Center and use them to be successful at my next stop and beyond.  Now if I could only bring one of these fun bouncy stools with me as well…

Steven Hausmann

May 2, 2013

Intramural Champions Spring 2013

Here are the Spring 2013 Broomball, Inline Hockey, Volleyball, and  Dodgeball Championships!

Broomball Champions

CoRec Broomball Champion - Sunnyvale

Broomball CoRec Champion – Sunnyvale

Inline Hockey

Open Inline Hockey Champion - Forgetting Sue

Inline Hockey Champion – Forgetting Sue

Volleyball Champions

Volleyball Women's Champion - The Has-Beens

Volleyball Women’s Champion – The Has-Beens

Volleyball Men's Champion - Derta Ter Derta

Volleyball Men’s Champion – Derta Ter Derta

Volleyball CoRec D1 Champion - Dakota Shore

Volleyball CoRec D1 Champion – Dakota Shore

Volleyball CoRec D2 Champion - Anneka's Stormtroopers

Volleyball CoRec D2 Champion – Anneka’s Stormtroopers

Dodgeball Champions

Dodgeball CoRec Champion - Tongue Punch

Dodgeball CoRec Champion – Tongue Punch

BodPod Body Composition Assessments Now Available at the Wellness Center!

BodPod®Body Composition Assessment is now available!
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This is a measurement of the distribution of fat and lean mass in the body, which uses air displacement, and tends to provide more accurate results than the traditional skin fold assessments.
Spring Special: $10 (Good Through May 31st, 2013)
Make an appointment for your BodPod Assessment by calling: 701.777.3417 or visit the Fitness Desk at the UND Wellness Center.
Compression shorts/leggings and a sports bra or compression swim wear are required for accuracy of the testing. Jewelry, eyeglasses and underwire are not allowed.  Refrain from eating 2-3 hours prior and try to use the restroom before to testing.

Culinary Corner on WDAZ!

WDAZ is starting a new series on their show called GR8 Plates, and the Culinary Corner was featured for their first episode of the series! In the feature a local chef showed how to create a healthy and delicious meal. The menu consisted of a stuffed pork chop with sweet and russet potato mash with banana foster for dessert. The recipe for the meal is below:

Stuffed pork chop

4- 1 to 2 inch thick bone in or boneless pork chops

1/2 bag fresh spinach

1 yellow onion diced

1 tbsp oil

2 tbsp butter

1 tbsp Italian Seasoning

Balsamic vinegar glaze (optional)

1.  Take a boning knife, and at one end of630_pork_potatoes the pork chop make a cut big enough for your finger to fit into.  Slowly work knife into the chop lengthwise. Slowly bring knife back making a pocket throughout cavity.

2.  Melt butter in a hot sauté pan.  Add onion and begin to stir. Add spinach and let cook until nicely wilted. The spinach should reduce in size greatly.

3. Once spinach mixture it cool enough to handle, begin inserting mixture into the cavity of the pork chop.

4. Add olive oil and Italian seasoning into a bowl, and cover outside of chop with seasoning.  Let marinate for 2 hours and up to overnight.

5.  In heavy bottom pan, or on a grill, heat pan and add a little oil.  Once you place the chops into the pan, or on the grill, you will want to hear a sizzle in order to get a good sear and a browning effect.

Russet and sweet potato mash

3 russet potatoes

2 sweet potatoes

2 tbsp butter

Salt and black or white pepper

Honey and fresh basil (optional)

Peel and cut potatoes. Cut both similar in size to assure even cooking. Place into a pot and cover with cold water.

Bring to a boil, and reduce to a simmer. Cook until done. Drain and mash mixture until smooth.

Add butter and other ingredients if desired. Chop fresh basil very finely. Season with salt and pepper until the flavor makes your taste buds melt!

Bananas Foster

Before starting this, whether cooking over a gas range or using a long lighter to ignite the dessert, be sure to have your area clear 76_gr8_bananasof anything that could catch fire.  Keep a lid near by and fire extinguisher just in case.  Its really not that dangerous as long as you are careful.

2 bananas

2 tbsp butter

2 tbsp or so brown sugar

2-4 oz dark rum, light rum, whiskey, or 99 bananas – Rum is classical and will flame quite well.

Vanilla ice cream

In a pan melt butter and wait for foaming to subside

Add brown sugar and let the two become sauce like in the pan

Add bananas and stir continuously for a minute

Once the sauce and bananas are nice and hot:

Add alcohol to pan and either tilt to one side for a gas range, or light with a long grill lighter.

Stir pan until flame goes down. Pour mixture over ice cream.

Source: http://www.wdaz.com/event/article/id/17615/

Running with Lynn Show

Good morning UND looking like a nice day a little windy a high of 41. The big tests are coming up and I would like to give you all a little advice.  I believe there is a force in life, if you set back take your time relax everything will go your way.  And if that does not work I suggest you watch a classic 80’s movie (Spies Like Us). Actor Chevy Chase gives a great performance on how to take an exam if you haven’t studied. The movie of the week [The Ice Man]  shows May 3.  A normal guy, wife kids lives a hidden life has a hit man for the mob in the late 60’s he was arrested for killing 100 men. Other movies to see Iron Man III and 42 the classic Jackie Robinson story. I personally saw this movie and it’s a great story, excellent to watch on the big screen with the old-time ball fields its a home run.
Have a good day everybody

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