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The Poets Laureate

Recently I had the most delightful lunch with the City of Madison’s Poets Laureate (Two People, one title). Our Poets Laureate are Sarah Busse and Wendy Vardaman. I guess one question that most people would have is what do the Poets Laureate do? As an arts commissioner for the City of Madison, I have a pretty good feel for what they do but here is what the City of Madison requests of the position.

CD Roulette

I would like to thank the Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) organization for asking me to participate in CD Roulette this past Sunday. CD roulette is a competition that allows bands to submit 1 song and have a panel of judges critique and score them. The ultimate goal for bands was to win a slot at either Summerfest or Bastille Days. I have judged beat battles, rap battles and even pencil popping battles, this was my first time judging a song battle. The panel of judges was on point all day as well.

Meet Your New Student Council President

Congratulations to “Kat” Jesse Hall, our new Student Council President!  We asked Kat to tell us a little more about himself and his plans for the upcoming semester.  Greetings MMI students and faculty, It is with great honor and pleasure that I will be taking the role of Student Council President. I would like to take this opportunity to tell you a little about myself and why student council is important to me. I’ll warn you that my previous history to going to school is a little mixed in nature but I assure you it has a point and a happy ending.

How To Give Back To Your Home

Greetings and salutations compadres, comrades, crewmembers and co-conspirators. It feels good to be back in the saddle and back in the classroom. It’s a well-known fact that I am from Milwaukee, WI. It is also a well known fact that for a lot of youth in the City of Milwaukee, hope is fleeting, opportunity is minimal, change comes from a dollar and all exits are locked, there is no key. This is the reality of thousands of urban youth from my hometown.

Weekly Job Tips & Leads from Career Services

Are you telling yourself you “want to” when you really “have to?” In order to actually do what you say you want to start telling yourself you “have to.”  Switch up what you tell yourself quit the “want to’s” and hire the “have to’s." The person, who says to themselves “I have to,” more often than not, avoids the slip into inaction which comes from a lot of wants and wishful thinking. Is meeting deadlines your challenge or is it just overall procrastination from fear or letting your past failures dictate your present? Overcome and win by telling yourself that there is no more wanting to do.