Posts Tagged ‘Family’

Class Sizes

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

I wanted to take a moment to discuss the topic of class sizes at the College of St. Scholastica. During my time in undergrad the majority of my class sizes were between 15 and 20. This amount of students made it easy to connect with classmates, approach the professor, and feel comfortable. My larger lecture classes such as chemistry and biology were around 80 students with smaller groups of 20 for the lab portion of class. Although the lectures are fairly large, the smaller lab sections make the class and professor/student relationship feel more personal. As I got into my major (Exercise Physiology) the class size was approximately 40 students with lab sizes of 10-15. Due to having class with these students every day my junior and senior year, we all became quite familiar with one another making for a very comfortable learning environment. Once I got into graduate school (Physical Therapy) the class size turned to 36 (it is now 48). Once again, seeing these classmates every day, working with them in labs/clinic, and group projects made our class more like a family.


Reunited at Bentleyville

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018


New Years Eve

Friday, December 29th, 2017

I have never had a super exciting New Years Eve, but my family always manages to do something fun for the holiday.  For many years, we either get together with family friends or simply just our family and play cards and other games throughout the night.  This year, some of our family friends in town invited us over to play games at their house.  Both my family and their family has kids old enough to participate in the games so everyone gets the chance to hang out and be together.  I remember being a kid and having to play with the other kids because “no kids were allowed with the adults”.  Now, being an adult is super fun because I can enjoy the company of the parents and the kids that are still younger than me.  I’m looking forward to this weekend and being able to relax and catch up with some friends that I haven’t seen in quite some time.  I really hope that everyone stays safe and please please please do not drink and drive!!!!

Supporting the Family

Thursday, December 28th, 2017

Ever since I was little and playing sports in middle and high school, my brother who is four years younger than me has always had to come to my events and supported me and my sister.  My sister and I were involved in three sports as well as other committees, clubs, volunteering, and whatever else we could do to stay busy.  My parents were really great about supporting me my whole life, to this day too.  After I graduated, it was really hard for me to go to my brothers events, unless I was home a random weekend or on break.  Christmas break has always been a great opportunity for me to support my brother at some concerts and basketball games.  In fact, I’m writing this blog while in the car to Pequot Lakes to watch my brother in his holiday basketball tournament.  While I’m here, I’m definitely going to catch up with a friend from school because she lives here too!!!

Visiting Family

Thursday, December 14th, 2017