Scene on Campus: President’s Reception 2012

Published May 2, 2012 by Stephanie Zaragoza

Mariachis, Zumba Dancers, and Fiesta Royalty transformed the University Center into Fiesta Saturday April 22 for Dr. Cotrell’s last  Oyster Bake President’s Reception as president of St. Mary’s University. Event coordinator, and Director of Stewardship, Letty Ramirez shares the inside details of what the attendees experienced with an audio interview. The images visually show the highlight moments of the event. From, gong that announced every important guest, to Dr. Cotrellʻs medal, this video brings the reception for you to enjoy.

Studying with Students Majoring in Biology

Published February 29, 2012 by Stephanie Zaragoza

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1)Focused and working together, a group of students at St. Mary’s University library began studying for their Biology exam.

2)Perseverance led them to challenge their knowledge for the exam by taking multiple online quizes.

3)Team work is manifested as they continue to challenge their knowledge for the exam. One asks what the answer is while the others discuss the possible answers together.

4)Balancing food with studying, Melissa Carrillo, concentrates in her studies.

5)”Positive attitude is essential for studying a long time,” Carrillo says with a smile


Thoughts as I begin the Spring Semester 2012

Published February 1, 2012 by Stephanie Zaragoza

Energetic butterflies  fill my stomach from the excitement of starting Spring Semester 2012. My classes this semester are going to be a challenge to my time management. Out of all my classes, I believe that Media Production II is going to be the most challenging for a couple of reasons. First, I am not a proficient user of the Mac Computers. Secondly, I do not like to spend a lot of time on the computer.  Third, these challenges cause me to get headaches after only using the computer for a little bit. I believe I can overcome these challenges by investing enough time in the Mac Lab for me to become proficient with the computers and their programs.

I look forward to working outside of the classroom on projects that involve interacting with people such as, interviews. By merging the tools I acquire in Media Production II and in Print Journalism class, I know I will become a well-rounded student in the field of Communication. This is important because no matter what field one is in, communication is always going to be the most effective way to succeed in it. I am excited to learn the work of a reporter—written and oral.

Lastly, I look forward to the bumps in the road of learning that improve the pavement of education. The critiques that I receive from my professors and peers will only improve my skills in class. Working hard with a positive attitude I am ready to take on the challenges that may arise this semester.