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    Re: ISU Tidbits?

    Hilton was a university president, not a sponsor of basketball . . . but since you are on this site, you probably already knew that!



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    Re: ISU Tidbits?

    Quote Originally Posted by inCyteful View Post
    Shoot. You need to throw a coin in fountain to reverse stepping on the zodiac? No wonder my gpa sucked. I thought you were supposed to pee in it. Good thing no one ever swims there!
    Depends on your definition of "no one" ...
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    Re: ISU Tidbits?

    Quote Originally Posted by CyFan61 View Post
    Quoting some of the advice that I would second.

    Also: I hope you are starting off in the dorms. It is a great way to make friends right away. Some of the people you meet on the day you move in will be your closest friends after you graduate. Do a year in the dorms (two max) and then get into an apartment.
    To add to the dorm advice...when you are home and don't mind getting bothered, leave your door open. That's a good way to meet your neighbors and other people in your floor/house. Also attend the meetings and social activities and sign up for intramural teams.

    Find the times of the breakfast/lunch/dinner rushes in the cafeteria. Arrive before those rushes.

    Same goes with doing laundry. When I was there, I had no issue with getting washers/dryers in the morning. I'd throw my laundry in, shower/shave/****/whatever, transfer to the dryer, go eat, get the clothes out before class.



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    Re: ISU Tidbits?

    Quote Originally Posted by ImJustKCClone View Post
    I'm not sure where they have Microbiology stashed now...used to be in Science I. The only thing worse than the smells from the labs in Gilman is the aroma of used petrie plates being autoclaved...
    Food science strangely smells worse a lot of days.



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    Re: ISU Tidbits?

    Quote Originally Posted by laminak View Post
    Also attend the meetings and social activities and sign up for intramural teams.

    Especially Broom Ball!



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    Re: ISU Tidbits?

    Quote Originally Posted by QCCyclone View Post
    • The dome on Beardshear is green because that's where all the money goes (lame joke).


    I used to give some tours, and I've since forgotten basically everything I learned except for this joke. I never actually told it on tours, though, because it's just so incredibly lame.



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    Re: ISU Tidbits?

    Quote Originally Posted by kucyclone View Post
    I used to give some tours, and I've since forgotten basically everything I learned except for this joke. I never actually told it on tours, though, because it's just so incredibly lame.
    Former tour guide here as well. I did tell that joke. Maybe 5-10% of the students would chuckle at it. Near 100% of the dads, though.



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    Re: ISU Tidbits?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kraps View Post
    Thanks everyone. Can you also talk about the dorms? I submitted my contract late so I still don't have an assignment. Which dorms are the best? Which are the worst, etc


    Kraps, what's with your site name? It isn't a standard ISU/Cy-derived one.



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    Re: ISU Tidbits?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cycsk View Post
    Kraps, what's with your site name? It isn't a standard ISU/Cy-derived one.
    Its Spark backwards lol, no correlation to ISU.



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    Re: ISU Tidbits?

    Quote Originally Posted by CyFan61 View Post
    Also: I hope you are starting off in the dorms. It is a great way to make friends right away. Some of the people you meet on the day you move in will be your closest friends after you graduate. Do a year in the dorms (two max) and then get into an apartment.
    Could not agree more with this. Meet some different people, one of the most mind-expanding things you can do in college years. This is 100x more important if you are from a small town or never been outside Iowa or midwest.

    Follow on tip: if you are not naturally super social (e.g. engineers) then leave your door open the first week so social people come and say hi. Worked for me. Was given a beer within 30 minutes of my folks dropping me off (Beast light).



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    Re: ISU Tidbits?

    Quote Originally Posted by azepp View Post
    The curse of the Zodiac can't be reversed. I've never heard the throwing a coin in the fountain thing to reverse the curse but it sounds like a rather juvenile myth to me.
    You sure about that?

    http://www.isualum.org/en/news__view...ry/the_zodiac/



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    Re: ISU Tidbits?

    Go to lots of house parties
    Meet a lot of people
    Don't skip class too much; it affects your grade more than you think (speaking from experience. Woo academic probation!)
    Go to lots of basketball and football games
    Bang lots of *******
    Smoke weed everyday



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    Re: ISU Tidbits?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kraps View Post
    When you go on a tour your tour guides always tell you little tips/tricks and tidbits unique to the school. I'm going to ISU this fall but never toured so I never learned any of these... :/ Anybody care to share?
    This has been touched on by another guy but whatever you have for a meal plan, go at least one level down. You won't eat there on the weekends and won't want to eat there twice a day. 10 is the max I'd recommend.



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    Re: ISU Tidbits?

    If you take English 150 there is a good chance that you will take a tour of one of the museums or the Art on Campus. If you don't, take a second to check out the Farm House Museum, Christian Petersen Art Museum (Morrill Hall), and/or the Brunnier Art Museum (Scheman), on your own. There are a couple of good reasons for this; the staff at the museum has some great campus stories (I am one of them, and love telling stories), it's always good to add a little culture to your life, and you can impress your folks on parent and family weekend. :)


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    Re: ISU Tidbits?

    Quote Originally Posted by ImJustKCClone View Post
    Nearly 30 years I've been here and I've never stepped on it. :)

    Note to newcomer: the hall directly inside the Zodiac leading into the MU is engraved with Gold Star Iowa Staters. Remember that, and respect that.

    If possible, arrive before classes start, take some time with a map to go locate the classrooms & lecture halls where your classes will meet. Two buildings on campus that have crappy room numbering systems are Gilman Hall (Chemistry) and Agronomy Hall (self-explanatory). There may be others. It's not enough to just find the buildings. FIND THE ROOMS INSIDE THE BUILDINGS!!!!

    Lago was bad too. And Kildee, even though it was my home. Saw so many wandering newbies in that building. Thank God Lush was easy enough for them to find.


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