• Jesse Heaton

    Jesse Heaton

    Graduate Student
    Heyworth, IL
    Doctor of Physical Therapy

    Jesse's Bio:
    I graduated in 2015 with a B.S. in Exercise Physiology and am now in the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program here at CSS. I played on the baseball team at CSS for four years. I was also a statistics tutor and currently work as personal care assistant in Duluth. I love the outdoors, hunting fishing, hiking, etc. While being at St. Scholastica I have noticed the “family” atmosphere and I am truly enjoying every second of it.

  • Halle Nystrom

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

    Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

  • Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

  • Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

  • Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

  • Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

Dog in the Apartment

I made a bold decision bringing my family’s dog up to Duluth following Thanksgiving break. I thought it would be a good idea to bring Kirby up to spend 4 weeks in the arctic tundra of Duluth. So far so good.

Kirby, a 10 year-old female black lab, has become the new resident of my apartment. She has her own bed, a dog crate she sleeps in, and her own spot on the couch. She is really low key and is a wonderful addition. My folks were worried that she would be a distraction, especially with the end of the semester coming up. However, I think having a pet has made me more responsible and organized. I set my schedule around when I have to take Kirby out to go on a run, to go to the bathroom, and to just stretch out after being inside all day. The responsibility has had a positive affect on decreasing my procrastination.

By no means am I saying that you need to have a dog in college to decrease your habit of procrastination. I’m saying that having a set schedule, with a manageable set of responsibilities nurtures characteristics of being an accountable person.  Not to mention, having a dog is a lot of fun, they make you laugh, and can be that necessary break from the stresses of school.

If you are thinking about having a pet while you are in school, be sure to check with residential life, your landlord, or the management to find out the details of pet policies. It is also important to have a realistic idea of the time and responsibility a dog (or any pet for that matter) requires. A 10 year-old, family dog is quite a bit different from an untrained puppy or an adopted dog from the shelter.

Stay tuned for #KirbyTakesDuluth

Only negatives thus far are that she snores, quite loudly AND she ate the top off of my freshly made panini the other day as I was clearing off the coffee table. Luckily she only got the top bread and lettuce – she missed the best parts.

Kirby snoozin' in her spot on the couch.

Kirby snoozin’ in her spot on the couch.

Risa and Kirby snuggling in the recliner.

Risa and Kirby snuggling in the recliner.

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