• Alexa Lee

    Alexa Lee

    Class of 2017
    Esko, MN
    English

    Alexa's Bio:
    I was born and raised in the Twin Ports area and am the youngest of five kids. I always wait until the last minute to do really important things (bad habit). In my spare time I love to dance and was on the Dance Team here at CSS.

  • Bryan Chavez

    Junior
    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Tayler Boelk

    Class of 2017
    Duluth, MN
    English

    Semaj Moore

    Class of 2017
    Minneapolis, MN
    English, Medieval & Renaissance

    Alexa Lee

    Class of 2017
    Esko, MN
    English

  • Courtney Stempinski

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

    Jin Baek

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

    Patrick Linn

    Class of 2017
    Roseville, MN
    Communication Major, Film Concentration

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

  • Emily Nelson

    Class of 2017
    Rochester, MN
    Communications

    Malvern Madondo

    Junior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Halle Nystrom

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

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Junior
    Mora, MN
    Biology

  • Morgan Richie

    Class of 2017
    Hudson, WI
    Biology and Spanish

    Jesse Heaton

    Graduate Student
    Heyworth, IL
    Doctor of Physical Therapy

    Cheyenne Lemm

    Senior
    Cromwell, MN
    History and Social Science Secondary Education

    Marisa Hutterer

    Class of 2017
    Prior Lake, MN
    Social Work

  • Victoria Tabolich

    Sophomore
    Cambridge, MN
    Exercise Physiology

    Neena Koslowski

    Junior
    Apple Valley, MN
    Management

    Jason Chavez

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

Latest Posts:

Grad Fair

by / April 9th, 2017 / Comments Off on Grad Fair

Well, I went to the annual grad fair where all seniors do their final check outs with OneStop, Career Services, the Registrar, etc., which means I am officially graduating in one month and four days! It was weird to see my name on the checkout sheet, but it was right there in the beginning with all of the other Webster Scholars. I also purchased my graduation gown and indulged myself with a piece of cake, too. :) I can't believe I am graduating summa cum laude in just three short years. A lot of people enter college with some credits under their belt from PSEO or CIS, but they still have to stay the full four years. I am just happy that it has worked out this way, and I am ready to enter the real world as a morally educated human being. The good thing is I got offered a job in Duluth, so I plan on sticking around. Read the rest of this entry »

English Department Candidate Search

by / March 29th, 2017 / Comments Off on English Department Candidate Search
The English department is looking to hire two new professors for the upcoming school year. One that specializes in literature by writers of color, and another that specializes in Shakespeare and early British Literature. As a part of the process, they have to teach a lecture for current English students. I have had three candidates teach in two different classes. The first was in my Pre-Raphaelites class, and the other two taught in my British Literature II class. We just had one today, and I was pretty impressed with his knowledge of Shakespearean literature and other early works. We had a fun lecture that involved reading aloud, stomping at the end of each iambic pentameter, singing, pivoting, and other things that got us moving up and about. It wasn’t just so we could have fun and everyone liked him, it was mostly so he could get us to understand reading aloud and actually performing the piece without being passive readers. I could tell he was passionate about his work, but then again, so were all the other candidates I have seen, and I am sure even the ones I haven’t are passionate too. I think the College has a difficult decision to make, but I was excited to be a part of the hiring process. It is for us students, after all, so we matter the most, right? :) Overall I know that the right decision will be made, I am just glad I am not the one that has to make it. I am on the other side of things right now: the interviewee side, and that is plenty stressful. I know that having these candidates interrupt the flow of the semester my professors have planned, so I am sure they are ready to have this process completed and finalized. I am ready to get back in the swing of things and finish the rest of the semester strong!

Volunteering

by / March 15th, 2017 / Comments Off on Volunteering
For my Women's and Gender Studies practicum, most of us are required to do either an internship or some volunteer work that pertains to women, children, gender/ or any other aspect of the class. To fulfill this requirement, I have been volunteering for the Duluth YWCA Girl Power! program. This is a program that only girls are in, and I participate in an after school program. A typical day starts out with snack and down time that turns into a "smarty party" where the girls spend 30 minutes either doing their homework or reading. Then, we go outside for a while. When we return inside, we have a check in question, like, what have you done in the last week to help someone else? or what is one nonphysical thing you like about yourself? or what have you always wanted to try but have been a little scared to? After, we have a "herstory" which is about a prominent figure and leader that is a women. Then, we have our fact of the day and spend the remainder of the time doing an activity and playing games whenever that's finished. I love volunteering every week and seeing the same faces each time. I think this program provides a lot of information to young girls about female role models, a patriarchal society, etc. I also love forming relationships and bonds with each participant. I know there are a ton of volunteer opportunities besides the YW or YMCA offers. There's also Mentor Duluth, REACH Mentoring, CHUM, Safe Haven, and so many more. Volunteering is a humbling experience, and I hope to continue even after I've filled my class requirement. 

World History Project

by / March 14th, 2017 / Comments Off on World History Project
During spring break, I am trying to get ahead on my research presentation for my World History I class. We are assigned a chapter, and then supposed to pick an entity (women, trade, technology, etc.) within that chapter and find more information. I have chapter seven which is the Roman and Han eras from 300 CE to 300 BCE. I have decided to pick a female figure from each empire, Terentia and Ban Zhao, respectively. I also have more women that I have some information on and will include in the presentation. I think it's important for me to research the women because I found that information about them in history textbooks certainly lack compared to their male counterparts. I have found some interesting information about each figure. It's really fun to do a "herstory" project! 

Spring Break Agenda

by / March 12th, 2017 / Comments Off on Spring Break Agenda
Some people are spending their break on vacation with their friends or family, some have traveled back to their hometowns, others have declared that they are going to spend all week relaxing, and some have to spend a lot of time working on homework. I am in the last category. I have two papers to write, research to do, and a presentation to put together. I also have three interviews scheduled, and I'm hoping to get some work hours in. I have something big due within the next couple of weeks for all of my classes, but the spring break mindset is getting g to me, and I am having a hard time finding the motivation. Luckily, it's only Sunday and I still have some time. Hopefully I can manage to spread the work out, and I don't leave it all to the last minute like a true procrastinator.