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College Movement

Post by Charlie Dees » Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:50 pm

Inevitably it's hitting that time of year when some seniors have decided what college they will be attending. If you have had that happen for you, please post here, and many college teams will be interested to know if you are planning on continuing to participate in collegiate quizbowl. I'm no moderator, but I would aesthetically suggest that those of you who are undecided refrain from cluttering up the thread with lists of schools that accepted you, since rarely any good comes of that. Post away.

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Re: College Movement

Post by DeckardCain » Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:16 pm

I'm aware that this thread isn't really directed at people like me, but I'll post anyway: I'm going to be at S&T for one more year, but will probably be scaling back my involvement even further.

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Re: College Movement

Post by dividebyzero » Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:02 pm

Washington University in St. Louis, Class of 2014
School of Engineering (not sure exactly which major, possibly mechanical or chemical)
[Early Decision for the win, made my life much easier]

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Re: College Movement

Post by FishyFreshman » Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:03 pm

Go chemical. Just not BME. Bunch of losers.

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Re: College Movement

Post by dividebyzero » Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:07 pm

FishyFreshman wrote:Go chemical. Just not BME. Bunch of losers.
My brother does BME...
I'm really not sure. BME was an option for me as well, but I'm still looking into the different branches...

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Re: College Movement

Post by FishyFreshman » Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:17 pm

Lol. BME students just get really annoying here. There are tons of them and they seem to think they're more legit than chemE's or something.

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Re: College Movement

Post by PCreedon » Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:07 pm

I'll be attending the University of Tulsa for close to full tuition, if not a full ride (including room and board). Possible majors include but are not limited to Russian Studies, Film Studies, Psychology, and Linguistics.

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Re: College Movement

Post by dividebyzero » Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:16 am

Off topic, but only slightly so:

Anybody know when I need to/by when it would be advisable to choose my major?
(Specifically for WashU engineering if anyone has experience with that. And yes, I know I should do it ASAP, but that doesn't really help me right now)

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Post by FishyFreshman » Sun Feb 28, 2010 3:05 pm

If it's chem E or BME I feel like there are a lot of required classes so you need to have an idea pretty early. I'm not in the engineering school so I couldn't say for sure. I'll ask someone today.

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Re: College Movement

Post by Charbroil » Sun Feb 28, 2010 7:26 pm

dividebyzero wrote:Off topic, but only slightly so:

Anybody know when I need to/by when it would be advisable to choose my major?
(Specifically for WashU engineering if anyone has experience with that. And yes, I know I should do it ASAP, but that doesn't really help me right now)
I'm an EE, so I'm not quite whom you should be asking, but as far as I can tell, you're fairly safe not deciding at least until the end of your freshman year. In my case, at least, I've been largely taking core requirements (Calculus, Physics) and electives*. The only course which is required for my degree that I've taken this year is Computer Science I, and that's a course taken by quite a few freshmen (not just those in computer or electrically related fields). Thus, assuming your major is anything like mine, it shouldn't be difficult to take the relatively few courses in your major which are recommended for freshman year, while still keeping your options open.

*For me, I've also had electives like Introduction to Electrical Engineering & Introduction to Robotics which are beneficial to take freshman year, but remain open to people from all fields and which won't take up too much of your time (being 1 credit each), thus allowing you to remain flexible.

Also, a casual perusal of the Chemical (http://eece.wustl.edu/undergraduateprog ... ering.aspx) and Mechanical (http://mase.wustl.edu/undergraduateprog ... ering.aspx) Engineering programs don't seem to indicate that there are very many courses absolutely required for freshmen in those majors.

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Re: College Movement

Post by dividebyzero » Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:13 pm

Cool, thanks.
I definitely want to wait until at least the end of the school year (since we're doing a lot of electricity and whatnot in physics, so I can get a feel for whether or not I like it as much as mechanics, light, sound, etc.) or even possibly until I take some classes in college/talk to more people in person.

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Post by PenforPrez » Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:25 pm

PCreedon wrote:I'll be attending the University of Tulsa for close to full tuition, if not a full ride (including room and board). Possible majors include but are not limited to Russian Studies, Film Studies, Psychology, and Linguistics.
They offer Russian Studies at Tulsa? Actually, Tulsa's an oil town, so I can see that.

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Re: College Movement

Post by ZhangC1459 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:59 pm

I will actually be at Mizzou for the first two years, then i'll try to transfer to WASHU. Stupid purdue didn't accept me (becuase i'm stupid too! yay! Also, typonese and I'm too lazy to fix it) and Indiana's tuition is way too high.

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Re: College Movement

Post by Keith Moon » Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:07 pm

you put it on your sig?? Sigh...

I will probably end up at Truman for a couple years at least, but maybe not.

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Re: College Movement

Post by Charlie Dees » Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:05 pm

Yay Mizzou. We need teammates.

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Re: College Movement

Post by KentB » Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:26 pm

I will be at Truman for one more year finishing my Masters in Education....but as with this year, my participation in quiz bowl will be limited.

Hopefully I can at least play a bit more next year but I will be doing my teaching internship in the Fall....Spring might be a little better and I might actually make it to SCT and such next time.

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Re: College Movement

Post by PenforPrez » Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:30 pm

As I've mentioned to some of you, I'm currently working on applications for library science programs at Mizzou and Kent State in Ohio. (I'm a potential Golden Flasher! :lol:) Not sure if I can get in for the fall, but we'll see. Either way, when I go back to school, I'd like to return to actual quizbowl play on some level. Problem is, I haven't played regularly in eight years, so I fear I'm a tad rusty. :(

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Re: College Movement

Post by socalcaptain » Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:10 pm

I'm sticking around here at Mizzou. Fall semester probably won't see me playing due to Marching Mizzou, but next spring I'll be fairly active again.

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Re: College Movement

Post by PCreedon » Sat Mar 13, 2010 9:11 pm

PenforPrez wrote:
PCreedon wrote:I'll be attending the University of Tulsa for close to full tuition, if not a full ride (including room and board). Possible majors include but are not limited to Russian Studies, Film Studies, Psychology, and Linguistics.
They offer Russian Studies at Tulsa? Actually, Tulsa's an oil town, so I can see that.
Yeah, surprisingly enough. It has famous writer/actor/director/critic/professional-Soviet-dissenter Yevgenii Tushenkov as a lecturer on European film.

The department is interdisciplinary, so I think it might have a business base to it, as well.

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Post by PenforPrez » Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:11 am

Made a campus visit to Kent State Wednesday on my way back from Washington. I really liked it there. Had to endure a short sales pitch from a department bureaucrat, but they seemed to like me. :) Got to visit the May 4 Memorial while I was there. I need to visit the library science people at Mizzou at some point.

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Re: College Movement

Post by Keith Moon » Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:09 pm

Ah, that reminds me, I will be attending Truman State next fall.

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Post by PenforPrez » Fri Apr 23, 2010 10:30 pm

Got a letter today. . . .

I have been accepted into the library science program at Kent State. :D I need to apply to Mizzou (their deadline is May 1) and get their decision. I have not made up my mind one way or the other yet.

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Re: College Movement

Post by Machina » Sat Apr 24, 2010 11:04 am

Congrats Paul!!!! :D A fellow librarian!!

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Re: College Movement

Post by dividebyzero » Mon Apr 04, 2011 6:43 am

I didn't really feel like starting a new thread, so I figured I'd just bring this one back up again.
As Charlie said up top [last year], this is a good place to put what college you've decided to attend next year, if you'd like to.

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Re: College Movement

Post by octo » Mon Apr 04, 2011 3:09 pm

Most people already know this, but I'll be attending WUSTL in the fall.

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Re: College Movement

Post by cchval » Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:24 pm

Notre Dame

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Re: College Movement

Post by WilliamofOrange » Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:56 pm

University of Illinois @ Urbana-Champaign :D

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Re: College Movement

Post by logic2718 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:19 pm

Stanford.
and to reference Charlie's first post made over a year ago, I do intend to play college quiz bowl. should be fun!

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Re: College Movement

Post by kukuku » Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:00 pm

Yale probably. Although I may join Ikshu at Stanford. Will try collegiate quiz bowl and see how it goes.

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Re: College Movement

Post by christino » Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:06 pm

Yale has the best Ivy League quizbowl program, according to Charlie.

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Post by dtaylor » Sun Apr 10, 2011 1:17 pm

WilliamofOrange wrote:University of Illinois @ Urbana-Champaign :D
I dig this. I take it you're going into engineering?

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Re: College Movement

Post by WilliamofOrange » Sun Apr 10, 2011 2:09 pm

dtaylor wrote:
WilliamofOrange wrote:University of Illinois @ Urbana-Champaign :D
I dig this. I take it you're going into engineering?
Mathematics, actually.

But I'm totally into the idea of engineering, and it's one of the reasons I chose UIUC; in case engineering turns out to be as awesome as it appears, I have a great school with which to take advantage of that.

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Re: College Movement

Post by Machina » Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:24 pm

I will be attending Northwestern University in the fall and playing quiz bowl there as well! Can't wait for the NSC ahahaha

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Re: College Movement

Post by Awehrman » Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:31 am

I will be attending Northwestern University in the fall and playing quiz bowl there as well! Can't wait for the NSC ahahaha
That's great! NU's quizbowl team has been much improved this year thanks in large part to Dan Donohue. You might want to contact him if you haven't already. I haven't had anything to do with the team for the past couple years, but could probably help if you had questions about the university or Evanston in general.

Not that it impacts MO quizbowl much, but since I still have quite a few friends and acquaintances on the board, I am moving to Marietta, OH, in a few months where I will be starting as an assistant professor of American history at Marietta College.

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Re: College Movement

Post by PHSouth » Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:56 pm

I'll be attending KU next year. I'll be studying music education and music composition!

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