Students learn from X Games Director
Nov30

Students learn from X Games Director

Ever wondered what it’s like to work at ESPN? Students at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota (SMU) no longer have to wonder. That’s because the Director of Business Operations for ESPN X Games, Brad Florian, gave them an overview of his work at ESPN and some advice about entering the workforce when he flew from headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut to visit the Winona campus on Monday, Nov. 13. Florian has been with ESPN for almost...

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Advice from a World Cup star
Nov20

Advice from a World Cup star

“When you’re an athlete, people just do things for you, and you come to expect that,” said a former professional soccer player. Yet, for Tony Sanneh, throughout his career in soccer and especially in the years after he left the sport, he has proved that it can also work the opposite way: athletes can do things for others as well. Tony Sanneh visited Saint Mary’s University to talk to students about his non-profit organization and give...

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A favorite fall memory
Nov20

A favorite fall memory

“The Rock” is a special place at Saint Mary’s and known by students and faculty alike as the perfect setting to experience the full glory of fall. Debbie Blissenbach remembers “The Rock” was one of the first places she went exploring with her friends last year as a freshman. From this location, a variety of colors can be viewed from all over the area – some as far as Goodview, Minnesota. The hike up to “The Rock” is strenuous,...

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Wake up with three, dorm-approved breakfasts
Nov07

Wake up with three, dorm-approved breakfasts

Eggs are a classic breakfast staple. They provide a source of protein needed for developing and maintaining muscle to get you moving in the morning and also leave you feeling fuller, longer throughout the day. Below are two easy ways to prepare this simple yet nutritious breakfast item. Microwave Hard Boiled Eggs Ingredients: 2-3 medium eggs Salt and pepper to taste Instructions: Take a large, microwave-safe bowl with a lid and fill...

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Entrepreneur emphasizes finding excitement in a career
Nov07

Entrepreneur emphasizes finding excitement in a career

Be comfortable with trying new things, take chances, it might not be right the first time, were the pieces of advice a business owner and entrepreneur gave to students for finding the right career path at a October 27 presentation. Meredith Speier, founder of market research company called InSpeier, expressed her passion for the business world and how different entrepreneurs have helped shape her career, “My story is a story of...

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Winona launches ‘1 Million Cups’ to educate, connect local entrepreneurs
Oct30

Winona launches ‘1 Million Cups’ to educate, connect local entrepreneurs

Winona soon will be the newest home of a national program to engage, educate, and connect local entrepreneurs. Founded by the Kauffman Foundation, 1 Million Cups is based on the notion that entrepreneurs network and discover solutions over a million cups of coffee. The free, monthly gatherings help build startup communities on a grassroots level. Beginning November 8, 2017, entrepreneurs, innovators, funders, and other interested...

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