Archive for the ‘Academics’ Category

Mentor Connection Event

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

A week ago, Matthew R. and I attended the second Mentor Connection event as Student Ambassadors of the program. Both of us graduated from the program last year and since then, we have been actively recruiting and encouraging CSS students to participate and benefit from this program. Mentor Connection is a NORTHFORCE initative that pairs local business leaders and professionals with UMD and CSS college students to create lasting relationships and valuable connections through a year-long mentorship program.

Thanksgiving Break

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

Today is the last day of school before Thanksgiving Break.  There were a ton of people who didn’t have exams this week, so they even went home over the weekend. Those people are the lucky ones because they have a whole week off.  For me, I had exams both Monday and today, and classes that I couldn’t miss.  I get to go home in 2 hours max, and you guys have no idea how excited I am.  My puppy is at home and waiting for me, plus my family I suppose too.  I am mostly excited to get a break from people and all schoolwork and just spend time with my family while I’m home.  I hope that everyone has a fabulous weekend at home or wherever they are!!

Round of Exams

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Since it’s almost Thanksgiving Break, most professors have their 3rd round of exams usually before break or within a week to a week and a half after the break.  Although it doesn’t feel like it, I am pretty lucky because I have all my exams before the break.  It’s nice because that means that I don’t have to worry about studying or doing anything really over the break, besides relax.  I will have some homework things to do here and there, but it will be so minor compared to everything else that I have had this whole semester.  I’m hoping that I finish strong on my exams tomorrow and that when I head home I don’t have to worry about stressing out too much over the exams and just take the break to be with my family and relaxing.

Presentation Tonight

Friday, November 17th, 2017

Two of my classes are offering extra-credit opportunities for two of the same presentations.  There was a presentation 2 Friday’s ago that discussed Social Sciences and the Health profession.  The speaker was very good I thought.  Then, tonight there will be a speaker discussing some Physics things and also offering a broad insight of science in the real world for undergraduate students.  Usually, all presentations given at St. Scholastica are geared towards undergrad students, and they can be more specific towards a certain topic.  Although the one tonight is about physics, the speaker is fully aware that not everyone there is interested and studying physics, so it will be broad.  Like I said, tonight is another night where I get to get extra-credit in two of my classes just for attending.  And people say there is no such thing as extra-credit in college…….

Free Pizza!!

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

It is philanthropy week at CSS!!! several events are going on this week. Today’s event was about wearing CSS gear and writing down why we love CSS. In addition, we entered into a drawing to win CSS gear. We were then given free pizza! I’m so grateful CSS host philanthropy week. It is a time to give back thanks to those who have contributed to our campus’s mission statement and has allowed access to CSS and valuable resources to achieve academic goals.