• Jesse Heaton

    Jesse Heaton

    Graduate Student
    Heyworth, IL
    Doctor of Physical Therapy

    Jesse's Bio:
    I graduated in 2015 with a B.S. in Exercise Physiology and am now in the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program here at CSS. I played on the baseball team at CSS for four years. I was also a statistics tutor and currently work as personal care assistant in Duluth. I love the outdoors, hunting fishing, hiking, etc. While being at St. Scholastica I have noticed the “family” atmosphere and I am truly enjoying every second of it.

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    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

    Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Jesse Heaton

    Graduate Student
    Heyworth, IL
    Doctor of Physical Therapy

  • Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

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    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

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    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

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    San Salvador, El Salvador
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    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

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    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management

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    M.S. Health Information Management

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    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

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    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

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    Mora, MN

The SunSpot

I received an e-mail from one of my professors last week and again today that the SunSpot bus would be making a stop at the Health Science Center (HSC) today. Having never heard of it before I was somewhat intrigued. When the bus stopped on campus I snapped a picture, but I was TA’ing and was unable to go check out the inside of the bus.

From what I heard from some of my classmates was that it is really bright in the bus! The owners also supplied the students and faculty members that entered with a few snacks and tea. The premise of this company is to combat the Duluth winter blues by providing places like college campuses, hospitals, and other companies in the area the opportunity to come in and get some light-therapy to help eliminate vitamin-D deficiency. It’s no secret that winters are long and sometimes gloomy here in Duluth, which adds to the lack of sunlight and available vitamin-D. This vitamin is an essential vitamin for good mental, bone, and immune health, as well as beneficial to the body for the natural reactions that need to take place on a cellular level.

Next time the bus is on campus be sure to check it out, especially if you are feeling rather blue or lethargic. I know I will step foot on the bus next time it is parked in front of the HSC. Check out the photo below so you can recognize it next time and also read the Duluth News Tribune article from a year ago talking about the SunSpot!

The SunSpot article in Duluth News Tribune


This is the SunSpot bus that parked right out front of the new Health Science Building to bring light-therapy to students and faculty in hopes to combat the winter blues.

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