• 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!

  • Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Senior
    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Shivani Singh

    Junior
    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Senior
    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

  • Neena Koslowski

    Junior
    Apple Valley, MN
    Management

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    Senior
    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Junior
    Mora, MN
    Biology

    Laura Salazar

    Senior
    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

  • Halle Nystrom

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

    Bryan Chavez

    Junior
    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Jason Chavez

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

    Katelyn Gehling

    Junior
    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

  • Malvern Madondo

    Senior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Sophomore
    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Jin Baek

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

    Laila Zemar

    Sophomore
    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

  • Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Senior
    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

Lazy Days

Although college brings with it a higher level of responsibility and work, it definitely does have its perks.  Today I was given the day off from school (thanks to an amazing professor who cancelled class for convocation), and I have been able to just soak up my time off and RELAX.  I was able to go shopping and run errands, work on dance choreography for my classes that I begin teaching in a couple weeks, and even get a head start on some of the papers that my classes are requiring. 

For my independent study in art, I am doing some work in watercolor painting.  Today I had to decide what type of subject that I wanted to capture in my painting and photograph it.  I thought it would be more meaningful and beautiful if I captured an image of something that I truly adored and was passionate about.  So, I combined my two artistic loves: dance and painting.  My pointe shoes are dear to me…because they allow me to express my innermost emotions through dance, just as painting allows people to do. 

What a truly productive day (and much needed!) day.

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