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Education Briefs for June 14

Irsfeld, Vermaat and Carmany attend conference The Minnesota Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association had its 50th annual conference March 31 and April 1 at Cragun’s Resort in Brainerd. Pat Irsfeld, Jennifer Vermaat and Leanne Carmany, teachers from the driver education program at ...

Student school board reps recognized at recent meeting

MARSHALL — The Marshall School Board members announced at the work session meeting on Monday that it had been an honor to work with the three unique individuals who served as the student school board representatives the past school year. Sameh Hedlin, Lyth Shahin and Kevin Berg started with ...

Campus Notes for June 7

Olson elected to Lawrence University Pi Kappa Lambda honor society Froya Olson, the daughter of Paul Olson and Katherine Dantzler-Olson, Dawson, has been elected to Lawrence University’s chapter of Pi Kappa Lambda, a national honor society that recognizes students for exceptional musical and ...

SMSU Briefs for June 7

SMSU, Minnesota West to collaborate on innovative ‘Blue to Brown’ program Southwest Minnesota State University and Minnesota West Community & Technical College announce a unique collaboration called the “Blue to Brown” connection program for students. The two institutions have ...

Education Briefs for June 7

Tracy native completes final scholarly project Tracy native Jackie Coulter Millechek of Sheridan, Wyoming, has completed her final scholarly project from the University of North Dakota. This project included research, writing and developing an accumulative guide of academic planning for ...

Campus Notes for May 31

Area students honored at Buena Vista student recognition dinner Area students were honored at Buena Vista University’s annual Student Recognition Dinner on April 29. The students: were Kathryn Tyykila, a elementary education from Canby. Tyykila received an Academic Excellence Award as a ...

Campus Notes for May 24

Minnesota West Foundation awards scholarships Minnesota West Community & Technical College Foundation announces the following scholarship recipients for the 2017-2018 academic year. The Minnesota West Foundation awarded over $60,000 in scholarships to new and current students for the ...

TAHS grad Nelson receives high honors from Ridgewater

TRACY — Asa Nelson seems to stand out wherever he goes. The 2015 Tracy Area High School graduate spent the past two years working toward his associate of applied science degree at Ridgewater College in Willmar. It’s there where he continued to cultivate his passion for ...

Education Briefs for May 17

Christensen receives scholarship from Milroy Elevator Marshall High School senior Colben Christensen is receiving a $500 scholarship from the Milroy Elevator. He plans to attend Ridgewater College next fall to pursue a career in farm business management. Meyer receives scholarship from ...

Campus Notes for May 17

Nelson receives awards at Ridgewater College Agriculture Department annual awards banquet Asa Nelson of Tracy, the son of Terry and Sue Nelson, received the Farm Operation and Management Outstanding Student Award for 2016-17 from the Ridgewater College Agriculture Department at its Awards ...

Kids benefit from sensory room at WWG Elementary

WALNUT GROVE — A new sensory room at the Westbrook-Walnut Grove Elementary School is addressing and meeting the increasing needs of students in the district. Traci Janssen is the speech language pathologist at WWG, while Karley McClellan serves as the early childhood special education ...

Campus Notes for May 10

Knight inducted into Phi Theta Kappa Ridgewater College announces that Sean Knight of Marshall has been inducted into Phi Theta Kappa. Induction ceremonies were held at the Willmar campus this spring. Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society of two-year colleges that recognizes ...

Education Briefs for May 10

RTR 9th graders visit LATI Forty Russell-Tyler-Ruthton High School ninth-graders visited Lake Area Technical Institute located Watertown, S.D., on April 28. The students were introduced to LATI’s technical programs ranging from diesel technology to cosmetology. LATI staff shared the ...

Campus Notes for May 3

Local students receive Phi Beta Kappa honors Two students will be inducted into the Theta of Minnesota Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa at College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University. Alyssa Bossuyt, daughter of Jeff and Chanda Bossuyt of Ghent. Bossuyt is a senior biology major at ...

Minnesota West to have graduation ceremonies

Minnesota West Community & Technical College will recognize graduates at commencement ceremonies on each of the campuses on the following dates: Jackson campus — today at 7 p.m. at the Jackson County Central Performing Arts Center; Pipestone Campus & Luverne Center — Thursday, May ...

SMSU Briefs for April 26

Carmody is Cowan Award winner Southwest Minnesota State University Registrar Pat Carmody is the 2017 recipient of the Cathy Cowan Award. The award goes to a faculty or staff member who has made great contributions to SMSU and the region. It is named in honor of Catherine Cowan, the popular ...

Campus Notes for April 26

Tyykila participates in spring break service trip to South Dakota Kathryn Tyykila, a sophomore elementary education major from Canby, and nine other Buena Vista University participants took part in an Alternative Week of Off-site Learning trip during spring break, enabling them to volunteer ...

Education Briefs for April 19

Students attend College Experience Day at SMSU On March 22, the Yellow Medicine Integration Collaborative, (Canby Public High School, Dawson-Boyd High School, Lakeview Secondary School, Minneota High School, Renville County West High School, and Yellow Medicine East high schools), in ...

Campus Notes for April 19

Concordia University St. Paul announces dean’s list Concordia University, St Paul has announced its dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester. This honor recognizes full-time (12 or more credits) students who have achieved a grade-point average of 3.6 or above. The following students ...

SMSU Briefs for April 19

Dacey, Dangel memorial poetry reading April 29 at SMSU Two beloved SMSU Emeritus Professors of English who died within the last year — Phil Dacey and Leo Dangel — will be remembered at a memorial reading of their poetry from 7-8:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 29, in the Conference Center ...