• Courtney Stempinski

    Courtney Stempinski

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

    Courtney's Bio:
    I'm an Elementary Education major at CSS. I also plan to minor in Spanish. Having done PSEO, I came to CSS with more than 60 credits. I'm part of Volunteers Involved Through Action (VITA), Students Today Leaders Forever (STLF), and other clubs! Dance has been part of my life for 10 years, and now I'm trying to fit it into my schedule again. I love spending time watching Supernatural and Once Upon a Time, and reading Harry Potter and other great books. I live in a suite with 3 other girls, and we are always finding something fun to do around campus!

  • Laila Zemar

    Sophomore
    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Senior
    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Jason Chavez

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

    Malvern Madondo

    Senior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

  • Neena Koslowski

    Junior
    Apple Valley, MN
    Management

    Halle Nystrom

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

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Senior
    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

  • Kathryn McCarrick

    Sophomore
    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Katelyn Gehling

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

    Shivani Singh

    Junior
    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Bryan Chavez

    Junior
    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

  • Brooke Elvehjem

    Junior
    Mora, MN
    Biology

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Senior
    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    Senior
    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Laura Salazar

    Senior
    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

  • Jin Baek

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

Young Author’s Conference During Community Day

So today was Community Day! If you didn’t know from reading other blog posts, Community Day is a day in the middle of each semester that CSS sets aside specifically to do community service. There are no classes, no clubs, no anything. Everything is shut down to get students focused on getting out in the community and doing things! As a freshman, you’re required to work with your Dignitas class during both. In the fall, you’d do a specific group project, while in the spring, every Dignitas class donates meals in the community for “Thanksgiving in the Spring.” If you’re an upperclassman, it’s highly encouraged to go out and volunteer, but it’s not typically mandatory. Some classes however do require you to participate. Last semester I volunteered at Animal Allies on my own, while this semester my Math Methods course required us to work at the Young Author’s Conference that was hosted right here at CSS. I spent the morning guiding elementary students to their classrooms, where they would then have mini sessions. We had local authors, the Duluth Children’s Museum, and school figures come in and run workshops for students. They learned more about the writing process and spent time improving their writing skills. Afterward, they had Erbs and Gerbs for us volunteers, yum!

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