• Amanda Vanderbeek

    Amanda Vanderbeek

    Class of 2012
    Ely, MN
    Elementary education

    Amanda's Bio:
    I grew up in the Twin Cities, but now live up in Ely, MN near the BWCA, where my family has been for the last 7 years. I have three brothers, who I adore, and I enjoy fishing, playing basketball, and rough housing with them whenever I can. My mom has been a daycare provider since I was born, which served as inspiration for me to pursue a degree in Elementary education. I also love to paint, draw, and DANCE! I have been dancing for twenty years and am a dance instructor in Superior, WI....I can't imagine a life without it!

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    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

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    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

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    Accounting and Finance

    Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

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    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

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    Elementary Education

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

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    Mathematics & Computer Science

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    Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

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    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Halle Nystrom

    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
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    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

BRRR. Tips for Keeping Warm and Safe

It’s finally a Minnesota winter day out there today.  -11 Degrees with a crazy wind chill, and we can all feel it!  Lucky for you, I have some tips and reminders on how to stay warm and be safe when having to venture into the cold.

  • Wear a hat!  Heat escapes through your head, so cover it up and keep the insulation!
  • Wear layers.  You can always take off clothes if you get too hot, but you can’t put more on if you don’t have them.  I encourage long johns on a day like today.  Nothing beats them!
  • Try wearing mittens instead of gloves (or no hand protection at all!).  Mittens will keep your fingers together inside the insulation and allow for natural heat to be transferred instead of isolating each one.
  • Wear a pair of wool or thick socks, but don’t wear multiple pairs at once.  Your toes need to be able to move and have “wiggle room,” or else your circulation can be jeopardized.  However, using a good quality fabric for your pair will help keep those toes warm!
  • Drink lots of liquids.  Whether cold or hot liquids, staying hydrated will ultimately aid in your ability to stay warm.
  • Wear boots that are insulated and water resistant.  I’m from Ely, so naturally I am going to push Mukluks…but any sort of cold weather boot will do!
  • Keep moving.  The moment that you have to stop and wait around outside is the moment you allow the cold to penetrate you.  Keep your muscles moving and the heat flowing to stay warm.
  • Don’t bundle so much that you begin to sweat.  Sweating will actually cool your body down more and make you even more sensitive to the cold temperatures.

Stay warm 🙂

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