Archive for Mary Joos

We’ve come to the end

Hello to all of the friends and family members following along with this blog. As I type, the group is checking into their flight at the Dublin airport.  This morning started (or last evening continued for some/most….) at 2:15am with the hotel wake up call. So be prepared, your students will be EXHAUSTED when you […]

Willkommen in Deutschland

Hello everyone!  We have arrived in Germany.  Not our final destination yet, but close.  We arrived at the Munich airport at 12:30pm local time (5:30am central) and are waiting for our final leg – Munich to Berlin at 3:30pm (8:30am central).  It has been a long day and isn’t even close to be over but […]

Why Sports?

Today we wrap up phase one of this experience.  Class on campus will end today at 12:20 with the final information on packing, the airport, and our travel.  At that time, we will conclude what has been an amazing week of learning, listening, exploring, and getting to know one another.  I know I feel more […]

Happy New Year!

The new year has come which means we are fast approaching our departure for Olympic Quest 2015.   The students (and Mary and Aaron) have been reading and researching in preparation for our trip.  We have everyone reading “Private Games,” a crime/suspense novel set during the London 2012 games.  It brings up some great issues […]

Welcome to Olympic Quest!

It is December and here at Gustavus most students and faculty are busy wrapping up on semester while anxiously looking forward to break!  We are Olympic Quest are looking forward as well – but we are looking forward to January and beginning our adventure through the The Pre- and Post- World War Olympiads.  This will […]