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Latvian Experience Part II

November 20, 2011

I was one of ten teachers on the trip as well as three high school students from Somerset, WI to help out throughout the camp. What made our group so much fun is that we all got along so well and went on a lot of adventures on the weekend or after class was done … More >

Guest Speaker

November 18, 2011

Today there was another informative guest speaker at Saint Mary’s. Will Oberton came to speak to students and the Winona community. He is the current CEO of Fastenal which started right here in Winona. He focused on why the company is successful, and he gave students some advice. Some of his tips included: 1. If … More >

New Course Offering

November 16, 2011

Last week I mentioned that I registered for classes, and today I learned about a new opportunity that the business department is offering next semester. It is a personal finance class that won’t count for any credit, but will go on a transcript as a co-curricular activity. The description states that the class will cover … More >


November 16, 2011

I am going to tell you a little bit about a sport that I have not heard of until this semester. This sport has turned out to be the most exciting intramural this quarter. The sport is co-ed so at least two girls play on every team. It is played on a basketball court here, … More >

Open Mic Night

November 15, 2011

One of the organizations I am involved in on campus is a group called Open Mic Night (OMN). This group started my freshmen year. The group has taken off since then. We now have about 150 people showing up to everyone we do. This is astounding. OMN meets once a month in the student lounge. … More >

Practice Room

November 15, 2011

I think, as a music major, it is crucial to spend time in the practice rooms. I think there is a certain magic that happens in those rooms. Especially, when you are there for so long and time just flies by. It is relaxing and it is very necessary for the major. I love that … More >

Recitals Recitals Recitals

November 15, 2011

Every semester as a music major, you a required to attend a certain amount of concerts. Two of them are mandatory recitals and then you can choose which other ones you want to go to. I think it is a very unique experience everytime. For example, this past weekend, Dr. Ned Kirk played a recital … More >

A Week In The Life

November 15, 2011

I wanted to take this post to write about a week in the life of a college student. I figured that this would be one of the most enlightening posts I can do. I am trying to give just the weekly scheduled events. Usually, I am a lot busier than this. Each week is very … More >


November 15, 2011

The concerts are always very different. One can see a jazz show one time or a classical recital. At Saint Mary’s we have had some very interesting people come in and perform. My freshmen year, we had a saxophone player by the name of Dave Liebman come in and teach a masterclass and perform. Dave … More >

Blue Angel Week

November 15, 2011

This is my favorite week of the entire year. Blue Angel week is what I live for as a music technology kid. Blue Angel is a show that the male music fraternity puts on every year. This year was our 45th anniversary of the show. It is open to students and faculty on campus. People … More >

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