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04 May

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A Letter to the Class of 2018

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Dear Class of 2018,

Wow – the time has come! I know some of you may have been dreading this moment of saying goodbye to the Mount, and some of you may be anxious to start this next chapter in your life. The “real world” seems scary, but trust me, it’s going to be okay! Take a deep breath, set some goals, talk to your friends and family, and never lose sight of what you’ve been working towards.

The summer after graduating is going to feel kind of weird. In fact, I felt the most off when I saw all my friends from the Class of 2018 moving back on campus at the end of August, and all my dorm stuff was still sitting in my shed. Luckily, I have some good news for you…THE MOUNT ISN’T GOING ANYWHERE! You can still visit and get an omelet from Steve, you can still go to basketball games in the winter, and you can still say hi to Joe in Sakac! Although it may not be a hop, skip, and a jump away like it is now, the Mount has given you reasons to want to come back. Embrace all of the memories you’ve made these past for years and find time to come back and “take a walk down memory lane.” Continue Reading

03 May

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Eagle Watch – May 2, 2018

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Hi all,
The breeding season for birds is in full swing and no better example of that is with our very own Bald Eagle pair.  Yesterday, 1 May, I was able to snap a few pictures of the eaglets (nestling eagles) as they were being fed pieces of fish by the breeding female. One looks to be slightly larger than the other (notice the black on one of the eaglet’s bill), which is a common feature of hatching dynamics in birds. If food continues to come in at a good pace, we’ll have two nestlings ready to leave the nest in about 10 weeks! I’ll post better pictures of the activity at the nest sooner than later, but for now, here are ‘our’ eaglets!

Cheers,

Doug Robinson

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29 Apr

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My First Year – Handling Stress

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The Mount offers several stress relief activities throughout the year, including the opportunity to spend a few hours with therapy dogs in the library during exams!

Feeling overwhelmed with the responsibilities of school? Olivia Mulhern, a sophomore Psychology major, talks about some of the ways she’s learned to cope with stress during her time at the Mount.


“Stress is an event that exerts physical or psychological force or pressure. From a scientific standpoint, stressors and the individual’s makeup are what create stress. Major sources of stress (stressors) include daily hassles, life changes, conflict, and even school. As a result, many college students face stress. Depending on the type of stress, not all stress is bad. However, for us college students, most stress is not good for our health. It is important to know how to handle stress and cope with positive activities.

During my freshman year of college, I suffered with a lot of stress. One of the problems that I had was I didn’t know how to properly handle my stress and decrease the amount of stressors in my everyday routine. One might think that they aren’t experiencing stress, but the anxiety feeling that individuals start to feel when they are loaded with work or exams is the beginning of stress. Continue Reading

24 Apr

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Where are they now? Mount science alumni

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Where are they now? In honor of our Division of Natural Sciences celebration this week, we decided to catch up with a few of our recent science alumni and see where life has taken them after the Mount.


Joseph Henain ’14 – Since graduation, Joe has been pursuing his studies in the medical field. This coming June, Joe will be a doctor (MD), pursuing training in the field of Vascular and Interventional Radioloy at Emory University in Atlanta. “My time spent in the Division of Natural sciences taught me how to think critically and approach problem solving in a logical way. I still use this approach in treating patients on a day to day basis!”

Amy Goldstein ’13 – Amy is a chemist in the Quality Control lab for Nature’s Bounty, a vitamin company based out of Long Island. She has also returned to campus to mentor other science students (right: Goldstein, center, shares her experiences on the “Careers in Sciences” panel). “I can attribute my current – and future – success to my experiences at the Mount, especially my relationships with the Natural Sciences division faculty. It was Dr. Maelia in particular who taught me the basics of Analytical Chemistry, which is essentially my job now. She also helped me land my first job and gain real-world experience right after graduation. I’m still very grateful for the support that all of my science professors offered throughout my time there. I’d also like to mention the amazing help I received from the Center for Career and Experiential Education. I had absolutely no resume writing skills, and now I’m a pro!” Continue Reading