• 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.

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    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

    Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

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    Apple Valley, MN

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    Computer Information Systems and Finance

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    Saint Paul, MN
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    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

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    Bogotá, Colombia
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    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

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    Mumbai, India
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    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

  • Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

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

    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

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    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

Missing Class For Games

Are you a recruit or an incoming freshman that is worried about missing class whenever your sports team has an away match or game? This post is directed towards you…

The biggest thing when you know you’re going to be missing class for a sporting event happens during the upcoming days/weeks/months.  Your professors will be very understanding and won’t have a problem with you leaving class if you go to class on a regular basis before games begin. If they see you in class and know you’re working hard, they will be more than willing to let you take quizzes and tests earlier/later.

Another huge thing to remember when you know you’re going to miss class is the need to communicate with your professor/s a few class periods in advance. Ask him/her if you’re going to miss anything, how you can make it up, and what you need to do to stay on top of everything in the class. Get the homework/projects, that your professors give you while your away, done by the time they tell you to. If you are taking advantage of their generosity, they may take this as an insult and may not be as willing to let you miss class the next time your team is away.

The key to all of this is having a good relationship with your professors throughout the semester. If you are upfront with them, show concern for getting things done in their class, and don’t fall behind with class work you will have no problems missing class.

With 46 guys on the baseball team and many away games, we miss class quite a bit. On the other hand, some players tell Coach, “Hey, sorry but I’m not going to be able to make the trip this weekend, I have to stay back to work on a project, or study for a major exam.” Our Coach puts academics first. Obviously he wants us all to go but he understands that this is college and he’d rather have us excelling in the classroom than falling behind. From my own experience, I never missed a ball game last year, I always took exams the day before we left, I completed assignments on time, and had a great relationship with my professors which allowed me to miss class when I needed to.

This isn’t something to worry about as long as you stay organized, go to class, and communicate with your professors. They know that most students are athletes and I can guarantee you’re not the first athlete to stroll through their class that needs to miss from time to time.

Best of luck with your college decision/looking forward to having you on campus as a fellow athlete!


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