To celebrate the beginning of Fall, this past week Shipmates visited the Blast Corn Maze in Dexter, MI. We were able to finish the maze in about 40 minutes! Some other fall activities we did- bike racing, petting zoo, cow rides, etc. It was so much fun! See fun pics above.

Shipmates from left to right: Sofia, Ria, Chase, Nate, and Faith enjoying their pancakes and orange juice

We hosted our annual Pancakes and Orange Juice brunch this past weekend before the Rutgers game on Saturday! It was so much fun! See pics above. Thanks to our president Erin and Jackie for being amazing and making over 50 pancakes!!!

Welcome back Shipmates! Hope everyone is enjoying their first few weeks of the semester! We are so happy to be back in Ann Arbor and reunited with each other in person. Last night we had our first meeting of the new school year in Palmer Commons. We hosted a Kahoot Trivia Night featuring fun facts about each other. It was so much fun. See below for our group photo!

Shipmates at our first meeting at Palmer Commons

We had A LOT of fun events these past weeks! Here is a brief outline of what our Shipmates have been up to!

We had SHIPMAN WEEKEND! Shipman Weekend is usually a 3-day long weekend where prospective Shipmates are invited to Ann Arbor to meet the current Shipmates as well as tour campus and their respective schools. It is usually a weekend jam-packed with social and informational events as well as student interviews. We love Shipman weekend as it is always so much fun to show students how amazing our community is. This year we had a virtual Shipman weekend event where prospective students came to hear about our experiences. It was organized by our amazing Student Relations Chair, Oliver Barron. Students were split into breakout rooms based on their majors/interests. It was so much fun to meet everyone and we hope to see you all in the Fall 🙂

“Shipman Weekend” Zoom Call 2021

Next up, we hosted a Bob Ross Painting Night over Zoom. Shipmates were able to pick up painting supplies in order to join a super fun Zoom call where we each painted along with the amazing, Bob Ross. We watched the video “The Grandeur of Summer” (in case anyone wants to reference). See below for some of our amazing creations!

Our last amazing activity of the week took place at our last Shipman meeting! Our meeting was community service based where we worked on transcribing documents for the Smithsonian! It was super interesting to learn about these documents and Shipmates found some really cool information. We learned a lot about an aviatrix named Ruth Law.

Shipman Meeting transcribing documents for the Smithsonian, March 2021

Left to right: Madelyn and Logan! Logan is a Shipmate (Class of ’22)

This week’s Shipman Feature is Shipmate Logan Kibler! Logan is a Junior in the School of Music, Theater, and Dance studying Performing Arts Technology. She is also planning to pursue a degree in Computer Science through the School of Engineering. On campus she is part of the Audio Engineering Society Student Chapter here at Michigan! Logan is also a singer-songwriter and has been making music with her friend, Madelyn, since middle school! They are a singer-songwriter pop duo that also uses electronic elements in our production. Madelyn is the lead vocalist and Logan does the production, mixing, and mastering on their songs. They write all of their songs together! They have released a couple singles and 2 EPs on most major music streaming platforms. In between writing and working on original music, they post covers on YouTube and have also explored 360 degree music videos.

Logan says, “I make music because it helps me express and understand whatever I’m going through at the time. It is very rewarding to see other people relate to my lyrics and makes the world seem more interconnected and less lonely, especially in this isolating time. It has also led me to a world of technology that gives me an area to focus on in my computer engineering studies. I hope to someday work for a music technology company developing the music production tools of the future.”

Way to go Logan!!

To check out Logan and Madelyn’s music:
Insta/facebook/tiktok handle: @madelynandlogan