• 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.

  • Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

  • Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

  • Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

    Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

  • Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

    Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

  • Halle Nystrom

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

Happy Birthday!

I was at a friend’s 21st birthday last night, and while we were eating at Buffalo Wild Wings, I decided it would be a good idea to write about drinking responsibly. Turning 21 is a large milestone that most traditional students achieve during college. While drinking responsibly with friends at a birthday party can be fun, binge drinking in a large problem on college campuses…but be assured, Emily’s 21st consisted of responsible, safe, drinking…and maybe some horrible karaoke at the Reef Lounge.

 The philosophy behind the alcohol policy, according to the student handbook, states:

 The goal of The College of St. Scholastica is to create an environment in which both the responsible use and nonuse of alcoholic beverages are respected and in which the line existing between responsible drinking and abuse is recognized. Within the Benedictine tradition of hospitality, the College seeks to foster a healthy environment. The College supports those who choose a lifestyle free of chemicals and offers support to those in recovery through our CLEAN program via support groups on campus as well as ongoing programming.

Although St.Scholastica is a “wet” campus, there are several policies regarding alcohol consumption:

1)      The College of St. Scholastica extends the right of the use of alcoholic beverages to those persons who are 21 years of age or older.

2)      The College asserts that inappropriate behavior is not excused by consumption of alcoholic beverages and will hold individuals accountable for actions performed under the influence of alcohol.

3)      The College allows absolutely no public consumption of alcohol, except at approved college events.

4)      Alcohol may be consumed in private rooms of the student halls and apartments by those of legal age.

5)      Somers is a alcohol free building for residents and guests regardless of age.

6)      Alcohol is now allowed in any classroom.

7)      Students not of legal drinking age are not permitted at any time to be in the presence of alcohol.

8)      Delivery of alcoholic beverages to students on campus is prohibited.

9)      Alcohol can not be sold anywhere on campus.

 In addition to the College’s rules and regulations, Storm’s Advocates is a student group on campus committed to actively support our fellow students in making life choices that positively impact their health and well-being. Storm’s Advocates promotes health and wellness. In addition to issues revolving around alcohol Storm’s Advocates’ program focuses on:

  • Eating Issues
  • Alcohol and Other Drug Awareness
  • Violence Prevention
  • Sexual Health
  • Stress Management
  • Self Esteem
  • Emotional Well-Being


More information regarding the Storm’s Advocates can be found on the school website: Storm’s Advocates

Have a safe weekend!


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