Author: Jensen

Wintrust Arena Progress

The new arena for DePaul and addition to the McCormick Place is coming along. Looking like it and the hotel will be completed and ready for business in Fall of 2017. Here is to hoping they bring in new restaurants and attractions to the South Loop/Motor Row area.

DYLC February 2017

The first Developing Youth Leadership Conference is in the books. The Central Region of the Order of the Arrow was put on the board to pull off the newest training in the organization. This training takes the place of┬áthe National Lodge Adviser Training (NLATS), but I would hardly call this a replacement. During the past…

NLS Staff April 2016

This was the first (and potentially the only) opportunity I was granted to serve on staff for the National Leadership Seminar. I will always be grateful for the opportunity to serve with so many fantastic arrowmen and get the opportunity to change the lives of 40 participants in NLS that weekend.

Nixie Tube


Got send this video by someone I work with and I think this is awesome. Incredible piece of engineering.

Alma Mater


The Alma Mater Statue is a bronze statue by sculptor Lorado Taft, on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It is also home to one of my favorite quotes.

To thy happy children of the future; those of the past send greetings

This is where I bring my friends and family that visit the University of Illinois with me. It is my Alma Mater and I hope I can continue to share her with others.

North Carolina

Sometimes my adventures lead me to weird places. Boy Scouting led me to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill… the one school that I want to beat in every sport at much as possible. One day maybe we will be redeemed for 2005…

Obama Farewell

Living near the McCormick place has its perks. I was able to get a ticket to see President Obama’s Farewell Address. While the event itself was a little disappointing due to the arrangement of the arena, I still appreciated being there in the moment. Thank you for the last 8 years. #ThanksObama

Chicago Skyline During World Series Run

The city was decked out in Blue and proclaiming “Go Cubs Go” during their run to the World Series. As a South Side White Sox Fan and marginal baseball fan, it was interesting to see, but not as life changing as it seemed to be for many in Chicago.

Illinois vs Rutgers

Going on the road is always an interesting experience for a sports fan. This game would make the 6th different stadium that I have seen an Illinois football team play away from Champaign. The others being Soldier Field, Ross-Ade Stadium, Ohio Stadium, Camp Randall and, Memorial Stadium (Indiana). Each different stadium offers its oddities, quirks,…