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Lessons Outside The Classroom: Kelsey Thingvold

Posted on Apr 26, 2011
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During her time spent here at UW-Superior, Kelsey Thingvold has not only worked her way to completing her degree in Elementary Education, but has gained a long list of accolades. Kelsey is; a three time Captain of the Women's Basketball Team, has been chosen as a member of the WIAC All-Sportsmanship team, received All-WIAC honorable mention, and was one of five finalists in the 2011 Shooting Touch Inc. Sabbatical Program.  

The non-profit group Shooting Touch, Inc. has established a first-of-its-kind, 'Sabbatical Program' that will grant select graduating college seniors the rare opportunity to experience a 10-month international, independent study anywhere in the world. Although Kelsey was not selected as this year's recipient, being one of the finalists has provided her with an opportunity to reflect upon her time here at UW-Superior.  

In addition to her long list of accolades, Kelsey has worked for the Campus Recreation Department for the past three years. She began working in an entry level position as an Intramural Official and has worked her way to an Intramural Supervisor. For her, it's easy to see a connection between what she is learning inside the classroom and the learning that occurs while working for Campus Recreation.

"I feel that the lessons I have learned outside of the classroom are almost more valuable at times because it is a practical application, or experience that I can use in my life," says Thingvold. "Situations outside of the classroom place you in reality and make you think on your feet.  It's a true test of how you can handle things under pressure or in a real life experience."  

From leading a team on and off the court, to conducting training as an Intramural Supervisor, Thingvold has learned many life lessons along the way. Many of those lessons were learned outside of the classroom.

When asked about her experiences working for Campus Recreation, Thingvold says, "Working for Campus Recreation has been one of the best experiences I have had here at UW-Superior.  I am so glad I had the opportunity to work on campus with staff and my fellow students. I would recommend working on campus to everyone, because you make so many great connections, meet so many more students and staff, and have great connections to the community. Not to mention, it's fun too!"

Although disappointed about not winning this year's grant, Thingvold still plans to travel overseas to student teach abroad this fall.  

Through our programs and facilities, Campus Recreation provides an array of recreation and wellness opportunities that foster active and healthy lifestyles.

News Contact: Harry Anderson | 715-395-4651 | handerso{atuws}
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