Campers choose from variety of activities

4-5 p.m. 9-11 p.m. Those fleeting recreational hours during the day are jam-packed with a variety of pastimes on campus.

The annual MIPA cup kicked off yesterday with 12 teams competing in the first bracket of the volleyball tournament.  Both experienced players and rookies volunteered to bump, set, and spike with their fellow classmates.

“We’re gonna kick their butts,” Hunter Callender said before her game.  “I’m feeling confident, I’m on a nationals team, so I think I’m gonna do great.”

The tournament continues today during the first recreational time, with the teams remaining in the second bracket.


Today’s activities also include a news press seminar from MSU graduate Anthony Ianni during the evening session.

Anthony Ianni is a former MSU-student who was diagnosed with autism and beat the odds by graduating college and simultaneously playing basketball.  MIPA students have the opportunity to listen to his story starting at 7 p.m. in N130 Business College.

“I thought that’d be something interesting for our students to hear, but also to be able to take back to their publications and report about,” workshop director Chad Sanders said.

“The idea of these things is not just ‘Oh good I learned something,” no, ‘I learned something and I now have this story or package-whatever I put together-for issue one- done.  I got a great piece to educate the kids back at my school about this great topic and I got to see this great speaker,’” Sanders continued.

At the end of the day, campers can unwind with an outdoor concert from musician Joe Hertler (from Joe Hertler and the Rainbow Seekers) on the terrace to end their third day at MIPA.

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