For The Record
Adam Tucker graduated from Saint John's University in 2014. In his four years at SJU, Tucker — who was raised in Omaha, Nebraska — got to wear many hats. We're not talking about baseball hats, stocking caps or even football helmets (not even his beloved Denver Broncos or Nebraska Cornhuskers). For eight semesters, he worked in the Office of Marketing and Communications as a student media relations assistant/writer. He also worked four years at The Record, the award-winning student newspaper of the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University.
During the 2015 NBA Draft, the Minnesota Timberwolves acquired former Duke University basketball star Tyus Jones in a trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The trade shocked fans everywhere. But it was no surprise to SJU senior Adam Kolb. Last summer, the communication major from Wabasha, Minnesota, interned as a game presentation assistant for the Minnesota Lynx of the WNBA. CSB student Erika Schlangen also interned with the Lynx at the same time.
Alex Wald '16 is a familiar face around the CSB/SJU community. The current president of the Saint John's Senate can be found cheering in the stands at most Blazer athletic events, cracking open his textbook in the basement of Alcuin Library, or at the head of the Saint John's Student Senate table. Despite his casual and laid-back demeanor (closely resembling a young Mark Zuckerberg, and usually found in his familiar uniform of khakis and a witty T-shirt), Wald has become an effective change maker both through our campus policies and culture.
Searching for Research
It's no secret that science can change lives. But Emma Bonglack's research has personal ties. The College of Saint Benedict junior biochemistry major was born in Cameroon, a country in central Africa. She moved to Minnesota at age 12, but has always felt a connection to the place where she was born. So when Bonglack was considering options for summer research, she chose a subject with a pressing need in Cameroon — tropical disease.
College of Saint Benedict President Mary Dana Hinton didn't have to sing when she mentored the Women's Choir this fall. But she still has a powerful voice. And Hinton's message to the choir was important, no matter how it was conveyed, speaking to the choir three times during the fall 2015 semester.