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The Exit Interview: Glen Thomas '15

20150249-GlenThomas.jpgDoane students have a knack for finding their path through the myriad of activities and classes they're involved in, so student blogger Emily Hallstrom '16 is sitting down with members of the Class of 2015 to ask them five questions—call it their "The Exit Interview."

Name: Glen Thomas

Hometown: Omaha

Major: Biology  |  Minor: Chemistry

Activities: Work study for the biology department; biology teaching assistant; Campus Crusade for Christ; Hour of Power; president of Doane’s Cardinal Key National Honor Society chapter; helps with Doane Theatre; clarinet player in Doane Band.

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Couton named Doane's fourth 2015 Fulbright Scholar

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Krista Couton '15 has been announced as Doane College's fourth Fulbright Scholar of 2015.

She follows classmates Maggie Hubbell '15, Lizzie Sather '15 and Tyler Strobl '15, who were all announced in March.

Couton, a music education major with a K-12 endorsement, will be placed in Taiwan for her Fulbright teaching assistanship. The Wahoo native becomes Doane's 65th Fulbright recipient since 1952, and the college has had at least one each year in the last decade. Gentry Doane ’14 was Doane's lone Fulbright scholar last year.

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Senior Standouts: Bret Pospisil '15

20150423-BretPospisil2.jpgThroughout his entire life, Bret Pospisil ’15 was likely to be found at a computer.

A Malmo native and Bishop Neumann High School graduate, Pospisil came to Doane originally to play basketball, but throughout the process found his true niche.

“Growing up my whole life, I’ve been really interested in technology and computers and things like that. I’ve always liked to stay up to date with the latest software and technology,” he said. “I spent a lot of time on the computer in high school downloading music.”

He decided to pursue a major in information systems his sophomore year.

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From the President: Think green, act green

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Since Earth Day was founded 45 years ago, we have learned a lot about the planet's ecology.

Above all, we have begun to understand the biological nature of life on earth that, for billions of years, has managed to successfully evolve and adapt in the sea, land and air. For much of this time, plants and animals have established stable communities where different species work together in a coordinated effort to maintain the “balance of nature.” We are also finally beginning to understand the consequences of our actions and the impact they are having on the environment and our survivability as a species.

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Senior Standouts: Dayna Svoboda '15

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It all started when Dayna Svoboda ’15 was cut from the volleyball team as a high school sophomore.

After that she didn’t know what to do with her life. Her sister was good at sports, so she “always thought that was what she was supposed to do.” Then her friends convinced her to try out for the school play.

She auditioned and was cast in an ensemble.

“I had five lines that consisted of, ‘Oh yeah, I don’t know,' really simple things,’” she said, “and the rest of the time I was just in the background."

But she loved every second, and eventually graduated to better roles.

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