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March 31, 2017 In Lakeland University Blog
For about a year, Katie Amundsen allowed that special day to soak into her soul, where the spectacular sights, sounds and ocean smells ripened. "Sometimes, you need space from an experience," she said, "before you write about it." Over time, memories of the whale watching expedition Amundsen enjoyed with her family tugged at her creativity and inspired her to create beauty. Her resultant poem, "Whale Soup," recently won the Association of Writing and Writing Programs (AWP) Intro Journal Prize and…
March 29, 2017 In Lakeland University Blog
Lakeland University's ninth annual Integration Bee featured 11 competitors and six rounds of intense mathematics problem solving. As he has done since the event's beginning, Lakeland graduate Jolson Ng '58 donated $200 for the prizes. First place went to Yiyi Xie, who earned $100. Matthew Seider won second place ($60) and Nicholas Koerber took third ($40).
March 29, 2017 In Lakeland University Blog
Microsoft recently conducted an extensive study aimed at determining why high school-aged girls often lose interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum. The results have been the subject of numerous articles, including this one, which concludes that exposing girls to great role models and hands-on STEM-related exercises are two ways to keep them engaged. Kay Tharp, a Plymouth High School mathematics teacher and Lakeland graduate, is aware of the relatively low numbers of females in STEM-based majors and…
March 28, 2017 In Lakeland University Blog
For the second straight year, Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah High School science teacher Travis Moore brought his BIO 111 class to Lakeland’s campus for a half-day workshop. Lakeland University Professor of Biology Greg Smith guided the students through a complex experiment that involved recombinant DNA technology. With Smith’s tutelage, the visiting students isolated and purified DNA samples, cut them at specific sequences and visualized the fragments using gel electrophoresis. “It was great to work with such a highly motivated group of students,…
March 24, 2017 In Lakeland University Blog
Carrye Jo Cony stood amongst six Lakeland University Beta Sigma Omega fraternity members, smiled and expressed her gratitude.“Thank you so much for thinking of others and helping members of our community,” said Cony, the volunteer coordinator for the Sheboygan Area Salvation Army. “God bless you.”For the fourth straight year, the Betas collected clothing, toiletries and cash during a campus-wide drive, then donated it all to the Salvation Army.This year, in addition to many gently-used clothing and toiletry items that filled…

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