Posts Tagged ‘volunteering’

MICS Conference

Monday, April 9th, 2018

This past weekend, on Friday and Saturday, The College of St. Scholastica played host to the annual Midwest Instruction and Computing Symposium or MICS Conference. The conference is held at a different Midwest college each year and we were lucky enough to have it right on campus this year. The two day conference included many different events such as technical paper sessions, programming contests, robotics competitions, a career fair, and a variety of different speakers across various disciplines. The conference was a big success and was a great way for those of us here at CSS to network and meet with other people across the Midwest. The main focus of the conference was to integrate computer-based technology into teaching and learning processes of all disciplines, along with incorporating the study of this technology into the curriculum. Here at St. Scholastica, we have a very strong School of Business and Technology that gives students an excellent education and provides us with many opportunities throughout the year to build our resumes and to enhance our learning experiences with just one of them this year being the MICS Conference. Thanks to all the CSS students who attended, volunteered, or participated in the conference!

Last Day of Volunteering

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

Today marked the conclusion of a program whose planning was set in motion over a year ago! This program, a partnership I established with Lincoln Park Middle School and Google IgniteCS, involved bringing Computer Science basics to Middle School students. Starting early February 2018, I collaborated with two of my friends, who are also CIS students, and we traveled to LPMS on Wednesdays including Community Day. All in all, we hosted 6 different workshops and enjoyed the time we spent with the kids. Earlier today, we graduated the kids from our program and I was quite overwhelmed.


Community Day

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Students are out and about on this lovely Scholastica Community Day!!!  I have seen that the baseball team has been spending the day with kids in school, basketball teams are also volunteering at school, some people are shoveling snow, and more!  It seems like quite a busy day in Duluth for Scholastica students, and it’s so great to see all the efforts within the community.  Unfortunately, I have to work today, so I don’t have the time to volunteer.  Usually our volleyball team and SAAC Volunteer throughout the year, so that is one benefit to being involved in different groups.  Either way, I hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful weather today!!  Keep the sun coming!!

First Day of Igniting CS in Duluth!!

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

Today, I officially launched a program I designed a year or so ago to introduce young Duluthians at Lincoln Park Middle School to Computer Science. I co-led the first session with Daniela M., a Computer Info. Systems and Finance major in her second year at CSS. Both Dani and I did not know what to expect and were very glad that the program went well and the kids were excited about the opportunity. We will be volunteering again next week and for three or four more sessions after! If you are a student interested in opportunities that may not be available on campus, there are many ways to get the support of faculty and other members of the college to pursue your goals. I am thankful for the contributions and opportunities that have come with this program and am looking forward to many exciting sessions ahead!

Volunteering in Duluth

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

There are lots of volunteering opportunities in Duluth, even during Winter! One of my roommates will be volunteering for Neighborhood Youth Services and starting next week, I will be volunteering at Lincoln Park Middle School, alongside Dani M. and Nicole C, CSS students both studying Computer Info Systems as well! We will be introducing a mixed group of kids to computing basics and principles!