• Halle Nystrom

    Halle Nystrom

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

    Halle's Bio:
    Hello, my name is Halle Nystrom and I'm a grad student at the College of St. Scholastica (I also did my undergrad here). I chose Duluth because it's the perfect amount of distance from home, which is about a 4.5 hour drive for me. I think Duluth is an easy place to adapt to and to fall in love with at the same time. Please feel free to comment on my posts and ask any questions!

  • Morgan Richie

    Class of 2017
    Hudson, WI
    Biology and Spanish

    Tayler Boelk

    Class of 2017
    Duluth, MN
    English

    Jason Chavez

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

    Malvern Madondo

    Junior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

  • Marisa Hutterer

    Class of 2017
    Prior Lake, MN
    Social Work

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Junior
    Mora, MN
    Biology

    Patrick Linn

    Class of 2017
    Roseville, MN
    Communication Major, Film Concentration

    Semaj Moore

    Class of 2017
    Minneapolis, MN
    English, Medieval & Renaissance

  • Bryan Chavez

    Junior
    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Emily Nelson

    Class of 2017
    Rochester, MN
    Communications

    Jesse Heaton

    Graduate Student
    Heyworth, IL
    Doctor of Physical Therapy

  • Halle Nystrom

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

    Alexa Lee

    Class of 2017
    Esko, MN
    English

    Neena Koslowski

    Junior
    Apple Valley, MN
    Management

    Courtney Stempinski

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

  • Jin Baek

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

    Victoria Tabolich

    Sophomore
    Cambridge, MN
    Exercise Physiology

    Cheyenne Lemm

    Senior
    Cromwell, MN
    History and Social Science Secondary Education

Latest Posts:

Duluth Lifestyle

by / September 9th, 2017 / Comments Off on Duluth Lifestyle

You learn to love it if you don't already.  The air is crisp from the lake. You realize you're in the city that embodies "fall" best of all. Take advantage of the nature around you. Walk, hike, bike, explore, get lost, and find new places before snow falls. Enjoy this time of the year. It will become your favorite! 

Move in!

by / August 23rd, 2017 / Comments Off on Move in!
I'm in Duluth, and I have to say, I love this time of the year! I also love the quiet summers, but there is nothing as vibrant as the vibe in Duluth when students start arriving for college. It feels weird not being a part of it anymore, but I still feel connected being a graduate student. My advice for move in time is to enjoy it! Take photos, meet new people, and have an open mind. Do not judge, discriminate, or stereotype. Open your mind to endless opportunities and possibilities! This is the best time of the school year. And if you're like me, you won't be able to sleep before your first day of class..just as if you're still in K-12! 

End of Summer Semester

by / July 30th, 2017 / Comments Off on End of Summer Semester
My online class is DONE! I am so relieved to have completed another year of summer classes on a strong note. I think I've been taking at least one summer course for almost 4 summer straight! But that's the sacrifice for the degree right?! This class wasn't hard, but it was challenging. Computer coding isn't a strong suit for me, but through virtual teamwork and communication skills I was able to learn a lot and to complete all of my assignments. I don't know if I'll ever use the skills that I learned in this class in my future profession, but that's not the point, the point is that I'm a better person for taking this challenging course and that I am now more rounded in my education. Always take the challenge with an open mind and you may just end up surprising yourself! 

Online Class Tips 

by / July 17th, 2017 / Comments Off on Online Class Tips 
Sometimes taking an online class is overwhelming. This is especially true if you don't know anyone in the class either! My first tip is to read your classmate's introductions in your first discussion post. Get to know the students that are now in the same boat as you. Check to see if you know anyone, if you do, it wouldn't hurt to reach out to them and become "class buddies" so you can always text and email each other when you have questions or need encouragement. This doesn't mean to work on everything together!! This means, to hold each other accountable and help if you have a question on something. It's nice to have someone to reach out to! My next tip is to not be afraid to post questions or to email your professor if you need help after you have exhausted all of your resources available to you! Finally, get your work done on time and do not procrastinate in online classes. You will thank yourself in the long run if you do your work in a timely order!

Missed an Assignment?

by / July 11th, 2017 / Comments Off on Missed an Assignment?
Have you missed an assignment or are you about to due to sickness or an emergency? Sometimes you wonder how you should go about telling your professor. I'm here to help! I've been through this a lot because I have a chronic condition, and freshmen year I had the classic freshmen illnesses that may get you too! Coming to a new school means you are exposed to lots of new people, new germs, new bacteria, and new stresses on the body! It's common to catch a simple cold your first year at school. Although a common cold will not keep you from class sometimes more serious illness like Mono or the Flu can keep you from making it to class. The first thing you should do is email or call your professor as soon as possible! It's beneficial to get a note from the nurse as well. Professors are usually understanding if you let them know ahead of time and send them a professional and sincere email detailing what's going on. Never be afraid to contact the professors, at CSS the professors truly are there to help you succeed. My next advice would be to do what you can, when you can, and submit your missed work as soon as possible when you are able! Drink lots of water, get proper sleep, and make sure to be washing your hands, bedding, and dorm surfaces often!