• Pat Bigaouette

    Pat Bigaouette

    Class of 2011
    Chaska, MN
    Biology (Pre-Med)

    Pat's Bio:
    My name is Pat Bigaouette. I am a Senior Biology major. I run on the cross country and track teams at Scholastica. I currently live in Somers Hall as the Residential Advisor for Ground Floor North. Also, I am actively involved in Scholastica's theater program and hope to get cast in one of the four shows this season. This summer I conducted clinical research at Hennepin County Medical Center in the Emergency room. I also traveled to New York City to pick up a friend from school and, of course, saw the show "Wicked" on Broadway.

  • Halle Nystrom

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

    Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

  • Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

  • Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

  • Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

    Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

    Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

  • Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

Final Studying

This is the last week of classes! For those of you who have been slacking off, now is your chance pull off a stellar GPA by acing all of your finals. To do well on finals, it is important to be well prepared, be organized, and stay on top of all your classes. One benefit of finals week is that regular scheduled classes are canceled, so the only thing you need to worry about it studying for your finals. I was lucky enough to only have finals on Monday and Tuesday.


Everyone has a different strategy for studying for finals. The Academic Role Models will be in the Union all day providing free root beer floats, study tips, helpful resources and games to use as study breaks.


Here are 10 tips for finals week:

–       Write research papers early

–       Clean and organize your study environment before you start studying

–       Eat healthy

–       Exercise

–       Take study breaks

–       Get enough sleep.

–       Go to CSS-sponsored study breaks, especially those with food.

–       Ask your professor for a study guide if she didn’t already give you one.

–       Study in a group.

–       Use tutoring resources such as your ARM, the Writing Center or the Center for Academic Success.


The writing center is open from 9:30am-4pm, Monday through Thursday and from 10am-12 on Fridays. You can also email Steve Backus at sbackus@css.edu to revise papers. The Center for Academic Success provides free tutoring and is open during regular business hours. You may also email jjohnsto@css.edu to request a tutor.


Happy studying!



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