Graduate Spotlight: Erica Schlangen

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Erica Schlangen is from Cold Spring, Min­nesota and is dou­ble major­ing in Eng­lish and Art. Erica attended a pre­vi­ous col­lege before com­ing to UW-Superior her junior year. Before enrolling at UW-Superior, Erica went to the Uni­ver­sity of Minnesota-Morris for two years. She decided to come to Supe­rior for fur­ther edu­ca­tional pro­grams. Some­one who has helped her along with fur­ther­ing her edu­ca­tion is her favorite pro­fes­sor, Dr. Ray­chel Reiff.

What Erica likes most about UW-Superior is the library, “because it’s cozy, and it has a very com­fort­able feel­ing.” The library is the ser­vice that Schlangen uses the most here at UWS because she says it helps save money by not hav­ing to buy text books that she can just check out from the reserves. “It’s saved me a lot of money.” Erica may like being in the library but she also likes to par­tic­i­pate in recre­ational activ­i­ties such as the Olympics intra­mu­rals that we have on cam­pus. She’s par­tic­i­pated in the Olympics intra­mu­rals and enjoyed the expe­ri­ence. On cam­pus char­ac­ter­is­tics are impor­tant to Erica, but she also likes the “small town feel” of the sur­round­ing area. Schlangen men­tions that even though Supe­rior feels like a small town, it has a lot to offer, espe­cially if you’re will­ing to drive a lit­tle ways.

Even though Erica likes many of the cam­pus ser­vices and sur­round­ings, she will walk away with a lot of good  mem­o­ries that she has made at UWS. Her best mem­o­ries here at UW-Superior are meet­ing her close nit group of friends and lis­ten­ing to Dr. Reiff’s laugh. Erica has had embar­rass­ing moments at UWS as well, but Erica says, “There’s many.” Although Schlangen couldn’t think of an embar­rass­ing moment at the top of her head, she did say that her cra­zi­est moment here was going around and writ­ing on every sin­gle white board in Ross Hall her senior year (she’s a super super senior).

Out of all the years at UW-Superior, Erica believes that hav­ing got­ten the knowl­edge of how to research has been the most help­ful aspect to her and her education.



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