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by mjoy
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Poll: Date/Location of Super ACRONYM 2 "Main Site"
Replies: 13
Views: 2535

Re: Poll: Date/Location of Super ACRONYM 2 "Main Site"

InvadErGII wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:44 pm
There will also definitely be a Minnesota mirror in August or September
Is this still the case?
by mjoy
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Great Lakes Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Michigan Discussion and Scheduele 2019-2020
Replies: 3
Views: 616

Re: Michigan Discussion and Scheduele 2019-2020

To travel even further north, the teams at Northern Michigan University and Michigan Tech will each very likely be hosting at least one high school tournament. The UP circuit is pretty healthy, with about 40 schools still participating in WNMU's High School Bowl . Unfortunately, that's a single-elim...
by mjoy
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Small Colleges, LACs, and ICT
Replies: 19
Views: 6632

Re: Small Colleges, LACs, and ICT

Very interesting post--can I ask what you teach? Of course. I mainly teach Spanish (all levels, language and literature). Since 2011, I also have had faculty and administrator roles in the NMU Honors Program. In fact, I'm putting together a little proposal for the "idea exchange" at this year's Nat...
by mjoy
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Small Colleges, LACs, and ICT
Replies: 19
Views: 6632

Re: Small Colleges, LACs, and ICT

In short, I'm curious how we can translate being a "quizbowl adviser" to something that colleges/departments want Good question! At the risk of celebrating and singing myself, it's possible I'm the only person in history to make service as advisor to a collegiate quiz bowl team a major part of an a...
by mjoy
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 NAQT SCT: February 9
Replies: 27
Views: 11194

Re: 2019 NAQT SCT: February 9 - registration open

Important Bird Area wrote:
Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:54 pm
We do anticipate at least one more midwest site, but we do not currently have a timeframe for announcing those.
Any update?
by mjoy
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan Discussion and Schedule 2018-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 5489

Re: Michigan Discussion and Schedule 2018-2019

Feel like a trip to the beautiful UP? We (Northern Michigan University quiz bowl) and our friendly rivals at Michigan Tech will, in all likelihood, each host one high school tournament this year, using NAQT questions. Details will be posted here, to be sure. Questions about NMU, NMU Quiz Bowl, or th...
by mjoy
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: FST at Michigan Tech (March 24)
Replies: 2
Views: 1662

Re: FST at Michigan Tech (March 24)

On behalf of your rivals down US 41, thanks for organizing the tournament! It is great to have a thriving collegiate and high school QB circuit here on the shores of Lake Superior.
by mjoy
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 11 @ U of MN - 2/18/18 (Open Event)
Replies: 8
Views: 3909

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ U of MN - 2/18/18 (Open Event)

Just checking--this event is still a go, yes?
by mjoy
Mon May 02, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Where Are You Going Next Year? (Collegiate 2016)
Replies: 46
Views: 23884

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (Collegiate 2016)

I will be attending Michigan Tech in the fall to start an MS in Mathematical Sciences. I do wish to remain involved in quiz bowl while at MTU. That's great news--the Tech team is comprised of very nice folks. They (and the equally-fine people from Lawrence University) came to Marquette a few weeks ...
by mjoy
Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:01 am
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: "Best" First Buzzer System?
Replies: 6
Views: 4287

Re: "Best" First Buzzer System?

The Andersons with a hand-held box are the holy grail of buzzers, imo. Another vote for Andersons here. We have five of them, and have had really good response from them when we've needed replacement parts. Somehow I missed the table-top box sets in the past (http://www.andersonbuzzersystems.com/ta...
by mjoy
Fri Dec 18, 2015 12:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan Date Claim and Discussion 2015-2016
Replies: 39
Views: 17278

Re: Michigan Date Claim and Discussion 2015-2016

I just want to say how happy I am that NMU's program is proving to not only be stable and active, but also proactive in spreading quiz bowl in one of the more geographically disadvantageous to quiz bowl places I can think of. I don't know what the state of quiz bowl was previously like in the UP, b...
by mjoy
Thu Dec 17, 2015 12:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan Date Claim and Discussion 2015-2016
Replies: 39
Views: 17278

Re: Michigan Date Claim and Discussion 2015-2016

I'm not sure if any Yoopers read this board, but Northern Michigan University's quiz bowl team has started running high school tournaments. I'll make sure to announce them here so they can be added to the calendar (we just had one on December 5th--Escanaba finished 9-0 to take the trophy). We will p...
by mjoy
Tue Nov 11, 2014 2:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke Mirror Tournament (11/15/14) at Purdue
Replies: 15
Views: 4512

Re: Delta Burke Mirror Tournament (11/15/14) at Purdue

Sorry, I don't think NMU can make it. It's 8 hours of driving and requires some logistical work in advance. We had made hotel and van reservations, I'd asked for money from administration, and I'd told my family I was going to be gone next weekend. Then I got an email from Purdue saying the event wa...
by mjoy
Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:13 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Region 8 SCT at Wisconsin-Green Bay (February 5, 2011)
Replies: 29
Views: 3426

Re: Region 8 SCT at Wisconsin-Green Bay (February 5, 2011)

Just a public statement of thanks to Dan and the UWGB staff--I thought this was a very well-run and enjoyable tournament. Things stayed on time, the GB student union is a very nice facility, and the buffet spread for the quizbowlers was much appreciated. The slight shortage of inexperienced moderato...
by mjoy
Fri Feb 04, 2011 3:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Region 8 SCT at Wisconsin-Green Bay (February 5, 2011)
Replies: 29
Views: 3426

Re: Region 8 SCT at Wisconsin-Green Bay (February 5, 2011)

Greg, I've been emailing back and forth with Dan--not sure why he hasn't been in contact with you unless you're not the contact listed on the registration. What I have is this: registration starting at 7:15 am (!), first match starting at 8:00. My understanding is, it's in the University Center. Dan...