• Emily Nelson

    Emily Nelson

    Class of 2017
    Rochester, MN
    Communications

    Emily's Bio:
    I am a senior majoring in communication and minoring in photography. The College of St. Scholastica has been a great place for me to be throughout my college journey. I am fascinated by the world and am currently studying abroad at Regent's University London in England. I live for the little things and the adventures I stumble upon everyday. In my free time I enjoy practicing yoga, listening to and writing music, taking pictures, and exploring.

  • Patrick Linn

    Class of 2017
    Roseville, MN
    Communication Major, Film Concentration

    Courtney Stempinski

    Class of 2017, Graduate Student
    Cambridge, MN
    Master of Education

    Alexa Lee

    Class of 2017
    Esko, MN
    English

    Victoria Tabolich

    Sophomore
    Cambridge, MN
    Exercise Physiology

  • Jason Chavez

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

    Malvern Madondo

    Junior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Bryan Chavez

    Junior
    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Jesse Heaton

    Graduate Student
    Heyworth, IL
    Doctor of Physical Therapy

  • Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Morgan Richie

    Class of 2017
    Hudson, WI
    Biology and Spanish

    Marisa Hutterer

    Class of 2017
    Prior Lake, MN
    Social Work

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Junior
    Mora, MN
    Biology

  • Tayler Boelk

    Class of 2017
    Duluth, MN
    English

    Jin Baek

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

    Emily Nelson

    Class of 2017
    Rochester, MN
    Communications

    Semaj Moore

    Class of 2017
    Minneapolis, MN
    English, Medieval & Renaissance

  • Cheyenne Lemm

    Senior
    Cromwell, MN
    History and Social Science Secondary Education

    Halle Nystrom

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

    Neena Koslowski

    Junior
    Apple Valley, MN
    Management

Latest Posts:

Hejdå

by / December 21st, 2016 / 1 Comment »

Hejdå, means goodbye in Swedish, the language I am currently learning. My time has come to say hejdå to my blog, in this space at least, and to undergraduate college life. It has been an honor writing here and attending this college. I chose The College of St. Scholastica to become a nurse, but I ended up following a much different path, becoming a kayaking guide, a writer, a blogger, a photographer, a friend, a volunteer, and a happy hearted human. I would not have done anything differently. My decision to attend The College of St. Scholastica might have been the best of my life. There, I was given the opportunities needed to realize my true self and become the best version of me. Much of my personal growth and progress arrived while I studied here in the UK, but it was The College of St. Scholastica that enabled me to come here, to be here, and to study here. Tack så mycket, thank you so much, for everything. My love of learning will live on forever, and a part of my heart will always belong to The College of St. Scholastica. Read the rest of this entry »

He’s an Actor, I’m an Actor

by / December 20th, 2016 / Comments Off on He’s an Actor, I’m an Actor

This is James. Our paths first crossed when I was encouraged by my acting professor at Regent's to go and see Romeo and Juliet at The Rose Playhouse. He played Romeo. The energy, truth, and brilliance he brought to the stage was simply awe-inspiring. I was amazed. I was moved. I was inspired. Sure, I was utterly inspired, but I also witnessed him entrance the audience as a whole. I knew I wanted to include him in my photography project, The People Who Inspire. And, so, I could not help but reach out to his agent shortly after the showing. To my surprise, I did not receive a response from her. Instead, James replied to me personally and we arranged a meeting and a shoot. We met for tea at the BFI Southbank and chatted about his story, his past, and his journey to becoming a working actor. I learned a lot about him, and I also learned a lot from him. It is conversations and meetings like these that give me the confidence to pursue my dreams. As people, we are all tempted by our dreams, our deepest desires. Many of us settle for security and what makes us feel safe. When I meet people like James, who were not afraid to follow their dreams, I remember that I have the power to pursue mine as well. He was Romeo. He is human. He is an actor. And, I am an actor. Read the rest of this entry »

Should I Study Abroad?

by / December 19th, 2016 / Comments Off on Should I Study Abroad?

Yes, yes, yes, and, again, yes! Please, do capitalize the opportunity to study abroad in college. It will change your life for the better. Your college education will become something you could never imagine it to be, in the best of ways. You will learn to understand the world in a new way. And, you will discover a lot about yourself and the differences you want to make in the world. I am writing from Edinburgh, Scotland, a long ways from home. I have seen nearly ten different cities in the UK now and traveled to Stockholm, Sweden. I have learned so much already, and I have barely scratched the surface. I almost didn't come to England. I was so close to staying home. I thought it would be better idea to stay in Duluth, focus on my acting and my studies, but I was so wrong. The best thing I could of done was this: get on a plane to England, and study in a far away place, somewhere I no longer felt 'at home.' I, now, feel the most at home I have ever been, especially with myself. There are so many places calling your name from afar, asking you to come learn, to come see, and to come experience the world. The College of St. Scholastica offers a lot of options and help to make these things happen for students. I chose England, but students have traveled to Ireland, Germany, and beyond. Read the rest of this entry »

My Footprint on the World

by / December 18th, 2016 / Comments Off on My Footprint on the World

We all leave a footprint on this earth, far and wide. What does yours look like? I know mine is an ever developing, intricate design of passion, love, and life. I hope to leave behind a mark of kindness, a mark of care, and a mark of effort. I have learned a lot of great lessons in my time at The College of St. Scholastica and in my study abroad program. I have learned to love the Earth more deeply through my involvement in Outdoor Pursuit and becoming a kayaking guide. I have learned to love the art of education thanks to my brilliant professors who have brought such passion, trust, and guidance into the classroom, sharing their wealth of knowledge and perspectives. I have discovered the path meant for me, and I have left behind the one that I thought was the / right / way, through the liberal arts requirements, which allowed me to open my mind and heart to other areas of study. I have learned to love the individuality of humanity and the specific people who surround me through the friendships and experiences I have pursued, especially in England. I have learned to accept myself as a writer and photographer, through the building of my skills and confidence in coursework and beyond. I am so grateful to The College of St. Scholastica. I am heading out into the world with much more than a college degree. I am leaving with a new perspective on my life and the world. Read the rest of this entry »

The People Who Inspire

by / December 17th, 2016 / Comments Off on The People Who Inspire

And, so, it begins. I have officially launched my second photography project, The People Who Inspire. Throughout the journey, my goal is to dive deeper into the world of portrait photography and continue building upon my skills as a photographer. The vision I have involves morphing my passion for music/performance photography and portrait photography in a new way. I will be photographing people who have inspired me, mainly, but also those who I have seen inspire the world. There are several individuals who have agreed to work with me, they work as actors, fitness instructors, musicians, and beyond. I am planning to include a project page on my website that will be accessible to all. My hope is that The People Who Inspire will help spread the importance of following your passions and the importance of recognizing the individuality in those around us. Every human soul has something beautiful to contribute to the world, and we can all learn something from those around us if we are willing to open our minds to who they are. Read the rest of this entry »