• Alexa Lee

    Alexa Lee

    Class of 2017
    Esko, MN
    English

    Alexa's Bio:
    I was born and raised in the Twin Ports area and am the youngest of five kids. I always wait until the last minute to do really important things (bad habit). In my spare time I love to dance and was on the Dance Team here at CSS.

  • Katelyn Gehling

    Freshman
    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Shivani Singh

    Junior
    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Neena Koslowski

    Junior
    Apple Valley, MN
    Management

    Bryan Chavez

    Junior
    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

  • Kathryn McCarrick

    Freshman
    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Jin Baek

    Senior
    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    Senior
    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Jason Chavez

    Senior
    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

  • Jesse Heaton

    Graduate Student
    Heyworth, IL
    Doctor of Physical Therapy

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Halle Nystrom

    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
    M.S. Health Information Management

    Malvern Madondo

    Junior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

  • Brooke Elvehjem

    Junior
    Mora, MN
    Biology

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Junior
    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management

English Department Candidate Search

The English department is looking to hire two new professors for the upcoming school year. One that specializes in literature by writers of color, and another that specializes in Shakespeare and early British Literature. As a part of the process, they have to teach a lecture for current English students. I have had three candidates teach in two different classes. The first was in my Pre-Raphaelites class, and the other two taught in my British Literature II class. We just had one today, and I was pretty impressed with his knowledge of Shakespearean literature and other early works. We had a fun lecture that involved reading aloud, stomping at the end of each iambic pentameter, singing, pivoting, and other things that got us moving up and about. It wasn’t just so we could have fun and everyone liked him, it was mostly so he could get us to understand reading aloud and actually performing the piece without being passive readers. I could tell he was passionate about his work, but then again, so were all the other candidates I have seen, and I am sure even the ones I haven’t are passionate too. I think the College has a difficult decision to make, but I was excited to be a part of the hiring process. It is for us students, after all, so we matter the most, right? 🙂
Overall I know that the right decision will be made, I am just glad I am not the one that has to make it. I am on the other side of things right now: the interviewee side, and that is plenty stressful. I know that having these candidates interrupt the flow of the semester my professors have planned, so I am sure they are ready to have this process completed and finalized. I am ready to get back in the swing of things and finish the rest of the semester strong!

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