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Maria DiValentin

"I chose to transfer to Lake Superior State University because of the personal attention I would receive. I did not want to attend a large university where I would be a number lost in the masses. The well-rounded curriculum allowed me to obtain my position at John Deere. Having a good balance of theory and hands-on knowledge is critical for my position and Lake State gave me a good foundation in these skills."

Maria DiValentin, Mechanical Engineering 2001
Field Service Representative,
John Deere Power Systems
Waterloo, IA

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Title: MADNESS
Movie ID: VT1676
Movie Number: 1676
Description: Schizophrenia comprises a devastating group of disorders of the brain that afflict more than one per cent of the population. Fighting a battle between personality and perception, chronic schizophreniacs face the loss of those mental processes that are necessary for everyday functioning in society. This hour examines some of the more severe afflictions, including that of a former policeman who presents doctors with a textbook case of the illness. the illness. Gerald is delusional, suffers from marked disturbances of mood, and his behavior and thinking are disordered. He is among the one-third of schizophreniacs who show little or no progress after treatment, and-unless mayor breakthroughs occur-he will probably spend most of his life institutionalized.;;Scientists are still unsure what causes Gerald's illness, though they hypothesize that biochemical, genetic and even environmental facto
Series: THE BRAIN
Part: 7
Time: 0
Department: SS
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Brian Applegate

Brian Applegate
Fire Science

LSSU's dedicated three-story fire lab made all the difference to Brian Applegate.

"Our certification training classes offered real situations," Brian says. Students practice victim search techniques while controlling and extinguishing fires. Applegate says his favorite exercise was the live fire flashover simulation. "We saw how fires evolved as they burned," he says. "It’s as close as you can get to the real thing."

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