Alumni of the M.Ed. in Learning Design and Technology (LDT) online program at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota knew the skills they learned would be useful in their classrooms. But few could have predicted the situation facing teachers all over the country as schools have switched to online learning modules in the interest of maintaining proper social distance practices to lower the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sitting in the counseling center of Park Center High School with a row of college pennants hanging above her bright pink hair, Sara Schreiner M’97 loves to surround her life with colors — both in a traditional sense and with the colorful experiences that she has had traveling and studying all over the world.
“Her passion for helping students is unmeasurable,” said Jody Hansen, the educational support professional assistant at Park Center who works alongside Schreiner.
Laura Sonday ’19 did not plan on falling in love with Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. After having two older sisters (Mara ’10, C’17, M’18 and Anna ’13) and her mother, Mooreen M’04, attend the university, she liked the idea of blazing her own trail at a different school after graduating as a tennis standout from South St. Paul High School in 2015. But fate had other ideas.
A passion to serve: Saint Mary’s educator balances higher ed schedule with volunteer firefighting, emergency services
George Diaz M’10 claims that he has plenty of time for hobbies. They include taking a joy ride on his motorcycle and enjoying outdoor culinary arts such as grilling.
Given his daily lists of responsibilities, though, one could assume he might not get as much downtime as he would like.
Doctoral counseling psychology student explores Hmong roots, creates large regional following with videos
Before the keynote speaking engagements, the social media following, and the website, there was a video filmed on the cell phone of Calvin Yang M’17.
In August 2017, he had just finished one of his first classes on the Twin Cities Campus and was en route to his Doctorate in Psychology of Counseling Psychology.
For years, depression has been associated with cognitive difficulties. A Saint Mary’s doctoral student is the lead author on a study recently published in the Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, which provides a new perspective.
The Next Mission: Former U.S. Army colonel seeks to improve military transition into civilian life through dissertation research
It’s a small piece of limestone, about the size of a fist, encased behind glass.
To Col. Mitchell Brew, though, it means so much more.
Fractured in its nature, it would become a constant reminder of the time his career path in the U.S. Army would irrevocably change — and the cornerstone of the dissertation he is writing while working on his Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.
“It was the most nerve-wracking, out-of-body, exciting thing I’ve ever done in my life. I felt like I couldn’t breathe.”
Such was the reality of Amber Leong M’10 earlier this summer, walking out to a cold and quiet Los Angeles studio clad in a warm, yellow dress as a contestant on ABC’s “Shark Tank” with all eyes on her — including a group of five wealthy entrepreneurs-turned-investors.
CAFNR researchers help blaze new trail with single cell isolation technologies
After opening a cold storage unit nestled inside the Sears Greenhouse, Beverly Agtuca points at one soybean plant growing in an inoculant of rhizobia, a special kind of bacteria that fixes nitrogen. Then she moves those plants next to a batch of soybean sprouts growing without the rhizobia bacteria, but with a traditional nitrogen-laden fertilizer. Given the plants’ collective youth at this stage, it is not possibl...
“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”
Almost everyone probably has heard of this proverb at some point in their lives, but Gabriel Abdulai has made an amendment to the saying: “Teach me how to own the pond, so that I never go around looking for a pond to fish at, because if I own the pond, I know the time to fish and I can determine the kind of fish to grow inside.”
Abdulai, a native of Ghana, is a first-year master’s student in b...
“I choose you as my advisor.”
The words came out of Kamal Yadav with conviction as he re-entered the office of George Garner. Yadav arrived in Columbia the day before when he had stepped off a Greyhound bus on at the corner of Hitt and Broadway at 1 a.m. He had spent a large portion of his day trodding up and down the floors of Schweitzer Hall, looking for a graduate advisor for his master’s degree with agricultural chemistry department at the University of Missouri (now known as MU Biochemistry).
Everyone knows about the smiley face. It is part of the brand of Vice Chancellor and Dean Tom Payne. Looking at all of the related memorabilia in his office, one can see how the symbol has become synonymous with his infectious optimism and enthusiasm he has used over the past 18 years to help guide the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources through good times and bad.
What is the secret to maintaining the mental and intellectual fortitude to conduct experiments at age 99? The story of Boyd O’Dell, professor emeritus of Biochemistry, may lend some answers to that question, as the man of the hour prepares to celebrate his 100th birthday.
“Smile because you never know whose day you might make.”
The preceding quote is a favorite saying of the mother of Sandy Zaring, one she heard often while growing up in Centralia, Missouri. It’s one of the first things that comes to the mind of Sandy’s youngest sister, Yvetta Hamilton, when she reflects on her sister who worked as an administrative assistant in the Agricultural Systems Management department for 24 years before passing away in late February of 2015 with Stage 4 lung cancer.
Pick a scribble, any scribble. Raghuraman Kannan offers you a choice: Point at any sketch on the two dry erase boards in his office — both rife with numbers, letters, arrows and other scribbles — and he will tell you exactly which project it is affiliated with out of the 18 or so currently on his plate.