Meet Our NSR Student Editors – Karn Pederstuen, Social Media Editor — The North Star Reports – Sponsored by The College of St. Scholastica and The Middle Ground Journal
Hello readers of the North Star Reports: my name is Karn Pederstuen . I am a nursing major at The College of St. Scholastica. Next fall I will be starting my junior year and am scheduled to graduate in the spring of 2017. This is my first year volunteering as a social media editor for The North Star Reports.
I grew up in a small WI town called Prairie Farm. The town currently has less than 500 people and I graduated with a class of 30 students. The College of St. Scholastica was recommended to me by a classmate’s mother, a nursing alum of CSS. After touring the campus, I knew it would be a perfect fit for me. Although I have decided on my nursing major, I am still uncertain about which field of nursing I would like to enter, and I am still considering the possibility of graduate school.
When Professor Liang invited me to volunteer for The North Star Reports, it didn’t take me long to realize that this would be a great opportunity for me. Not only will this opportunity allow me to be a role model for younger students, it will also provide me with a credible platform for my work that can later be viewed by future employers. I hope to share my personal experiences with readers of the North Star Reports including my adventures in a study abroad program in Cyprus this summer. I am looking forward to volunteering for this organization and to all the experiences it has to offer.
Please contact Professor Liang if you wish to write for The North Star Reports — HLIANG (at) css.edu
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The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, The College of St. Scholastica and the scholarly Middle Ground Journal’s online learning community and outreach program with undergraduate and K-12 classes around the world. The North Star Reports has flourished since 2012. For a brief summary, please see the American Historical Association’s Perspectives on History, at:
The North Star Reports publishes edited essays from our students, particularly from those who are currently stationed, or will soon be stationed abroad. Students have reported from Mongolia, Southern China, Shanghai, northeastern China, The Netherlands, Tanzania, Ireland, England, Finland, Russia, and Haiti. We also have students developing reviews of books, documentaries, and films, and analysis of current events from around the world. We will post their dispatches, and report on their interactions with the North Star Reports students and teachers. We thank The Department of History and Politics and the School of Arts and Letters of The College of St. Scholastica for their generous financial support for The North Star Reports and The Middle Ground Journal.
Hong-Ming Liang, Ph.D., Editor-in-Chief, The North Star Reports; Chief Editor, The Middle Ground Journal; Associate Professor of History and Politics, The College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN, USA
(c) 2012-present The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy http://NorthStarReports.org ISSN: 2377-908X The NSR is sponsored by The Middle Ground Journal and The College of St. Scholastica. See Masthead for our not-for-profit educational open- access policy. K-12 teachers, if you are using these reports for your classes, please contact editor-in-chief Professor Liang at HLIANG (at) css.edu