“Resilient, Adaptable and Determined”: An Interview with Jessena Fields     

I talked with Jessena (CRSM ’15  SIU ’19) as she was beginning her exit from Carbondale, IL after her recent graduation from Southern Illinois University. Heading toward Houston, her plans include growing her successful on-line business, eventually reopening her hair and clothing boutique and getting her master’s in marketing. After speaking with her I came away knowing I spoke with … Read More

Student Work

Every fall, English IV students spend a significant amount of time choosing and researching a social problem, exploring all the facets of the issue and ultimately proposing a solution. Then COVID-19 happened. All students were suddenly required to do the brainstorming, research, writing, and revising within the confines of e-learning. These two authors took inspiration from the history we are … Read More

Ministry: Our Students and Our Community

Campus Ministry is Standing Next to Students and Their Families The Virtual Sophomore Retreat Broadview prayer vigils for immigrants in detention A Virtual Easter Season Taize Prayer Manning the Lunch Meal Distribution Program Organizing the Big Shoulders’ Local Restaurant Funding Program Pitching in to distribute Home Run Inn frozen pizzas (Donated by the Big Shoulders Fund) The Virtual Sophomore Retreat … Read More

CRSM Supporters Rally at the Virtual Founders’ Fundraiser 

On Saturday April 18th, CRSM held its first Virtual Founders’ Fundraiser.  This year’s theme, We Are More Than a Building was particularly apropos.  As President Preston Kendall put it, “The problems caused by the pandemic are wide-ranging, including the necessary step to cancel our in-person Founders’ Fundraiser – but we can be together in spirit. It turned out just that … Read More

Work Study: Career Assignments

Students were recently asked to create job descriptions of their CWSP jobs. After completing a PowerPoint training module and a reflection on a year with their company, they are now in the process of creating videos to say thank you to their work supervisors.     Career Pathways Jhoseline wrote: “Today I had a storm of ideas. Where I see … Read More