Student of the month

Kate Van Giesen

Meet Kate Van Giesen, our Professional Communication Student of the Month! 

Kate is a professional writing student whose blog recently attracted international attention.

Kate’s blog, “Exercise Creativity”, began as part of ENGL 407, last spring. “The goal of my blog was to write about creativity and how busy people can still be creative.” Kate continued blogging and this fall her work caught the eye of NYT best-selling author Frank Schaeffer who plans to feature her post “The Power of Art” in his next book, and online. 

In her blog, Kate explores what it means to be creative, how creativity fits into the workplace, and how creativity has informed her life and work. “To me, creativity is what you do in your spare time, work that is organic, and comes directly from you.”