• Malvern Madondo

    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Malvern's Bio:
    I have heard that the average human being uses 10% of their brain's potential. Whether that's true or not, this blog is a mirror of at least part of my brain's functionality and activity. It is an outlet through which I share my experiences and escapades here at CSS. I hope that in between the mixed metaphors and rambling in my posts, you find something valuable. I have an overwhelming interest learning new things and expanding my horizons (which is why I am here). Wait, I just lost my train of thought... Welcome to my 'Pensieve' ~ thinking out loud..

  • Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

  • Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management

    Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

  • Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

    Jesse Heaton

    Graduate Student
    Heyworth, IL
    Doctor of Physical Therapy

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

    Halle Nystrom

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

  • Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

Latest Posts:

Math or Magic?

by / December 6th, 2018 / No Comments »

Earlier today, I attended a talk organized by the CSS Math Club. The talk featured Dr Guanshen Ren, Math professor at St. Scholastica and focused on how Mathematics can seem magical when applied in interesting ways to ordinary things. One of the activities that Dr Ren presented on was Chocolate Math wherein a participant could pick a random number between 2 and 9 inclusive, then carry out a number of operations until they would get a 3 digit number that would have the last two digits being the participant's age and the first being the random number that they picked! Following the talk was a subway meal and chat with Dr Ren. Read the rest of this entry »

Wrapping up CIS Capstone Project

by / December 5th, 2018 / No Comments »
This semester has been an interesting one for me because I am formally completing both my major requirements (Computer Science/Info Systems and Mathematics). It also means this semester I had to grapple with two capstone projects for each major. In an earlier post I wrote a little bit about my Math Capstone: https://www.scholasticastudents.com/blog/mmadondo/math-capstone-presentation/. Recently, I have been working with two other students to complete a systems project for Animal Allies Humane Shelter in Duluth. Our major task was to help them research and implement a new Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system to help them manage and run their operations smoothly. We are now wrapping up the project and have been presenting to both Animal Allies and to our Capstone Project class about our progress on the project.

Advent Vespers & Lighting a Tradition!

by / December 4th, 2018 / No Comments »

This evening, I made my way to the chapel to partake in my last Advent Vespers service at CSS! Each year, St. Scholastica welcomes the start of the Christmas season with its annual Advent Vespers service and the "Lighting a Tradition" tree lighting ceremony. After the service, students, faculty and staff from the College as well as other members of the community in attendance convened in front of Tower Hall in the blistering cold to countdown to the lighting of the tree in front of Tower Hall. As tradition, there was hot cocoa and cookies in the Tower foyer for all to share! Read the rest of this entry »

Computer Science Education Week

by / December 3rd, 2018 / No Comments »
Today marks the beginning of Computer Science Education Week, an annual program dedicated to inspiring K-12 students to take interest in computer science. The CIS Department has organized various activities at Lowell Elementary school that include an Hour of Code session and programming Sphero Robots. This year, the program runs from December 3 - 9. Unfortunately, I was not able to volunteer as I have done in the past. A number of CIS students were able to go volunteer and work with the kids at Lowell Elementary!

OIP organizes Q&A with Immigration Lawyer

by / November 30th, 2018 / No Comments »

Perhaps the best resources for international students, the Office of International Programs (OIP) organizes and hosts various activities and programs for CSS students to learn more about the experiences of international students, raise awareness about their contributions, and even more, it primarily focuses on making sure international students are thriving and getting the support that they need to succeed at CSS. Recently I attended an "Ask the Expert Q&A" event at University of Wisconsin Superior organized jointly by UWS, UMD, and CSS Office of International Programs (OIP). Scott Borene, Immigration Attorney, gave a lengthy talk about the immigration process for students, various types of visas, conditions and requirements, maintaining and getting status, and so much more. The session went over 3 hours and included extremely useful information on recent changes to immigration policy and Scott answered all questions in detail. Read the rest of this entry »