• 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!

  • Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

  • Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

  • Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

    Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

    Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

  • Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Halle Nystrom

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

  • Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

It’s Monday…so Let’s Look at That Weekend Ahead!

Sometimes I find that the only thing that can get me through the long week ahead is looking forward to what’s coming up for the weekend.  It’s a little motivational technique that I think we all learned when we were growing up…for many of us from the time we were in elementary school!  Plan out a fun night or two for you and your friends.  Then, once you are out enjoying yourself, you are receiving reward for that long week of work!

Some ideas:


  • Live Music.  Many places are featuring local bands and musicians for the weekend.  On Friday night, Sir Ben’s will be hosting Jefferson St. Jams; Thirsty Pagan will be featuring rock bands Excuse Me, Princess, Thunder Brothers, and Machine 22; at Fitger’s, Actual Wolf will also be playing.
  • Comedy nights.  Dubh Linn will be featuring a Comedy Open Mic on Friday night, so feel free to stop in to either perform or enjoy the acts. 
  • See a play.  The Duluth Playground will be featuring Avenue Q on Friday night beginning at 7:30 pm.


  • Get out and move!  The Hartley Nature Center is hosting a ski, skate, and snowshoe event from 4-7 pm on their beautiful trails.
  • Dance.  At the Red Star Lounge in Superior, DJ Brotherman will be throwing down beats beginning at 10 pm.  Also, as is custom on every Saturday, Grandma’s Garden will be having a night of music and dancing.
  • Ski and Snowboard.  The snow is flowing and Spirit Mountain is open to the masses.  Get on the slopes and then relax afterwards with some warm drinks.


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