Campus Notes for Nov. 14

Buysse studying in Chile

Sophia Buysse, daughter of Chuck and Sharon Buysse of Marshall, is studying in Chile during fall semester 2018 through the Center for Global Education at the College of Saint Benedict in St. Joseph, Minnesota, and Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota. Buysse is a senior biology and pre-engineering major at CSB.

The Chile program is hosted by Universidad Adolfo Ibañez, a private university located in Viña del Mar, a city of 350,000 residents. The campus is situated in central Chile, 70 miles west of Santiago, the country’s capital. Students are encouraged to advance their Spanish language skills and integrate into the rich and diverse culture through service learning opportunities and by living with Chilean host families. Emily Kuffner, visiting assistant professor of Hispanic studies at CSB and SJU, is the director of the program for fall 2018.

Minnesota West ranked in the 2019 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Information Technology

Minnesota West Community & Technical College — SR Education group has announced that Minnesota West is ranked in the 2019 Most Affordable Online Colleges, for Information Technology for the Information Technology program. This ranking recognizes colleges across the nation that are working to provide economical options with fully online offerings. Minnesota West Community & Technical College is recognized in this ranking for offering associate degrees in information technology.

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Minnesota West Canby Campus recognized in Top Three Best of B3 Benchmarking: Higher Ed category

Minnesota West Community & Technical College Canby campus recognized in the top three state of Minnesota Building, Benchmark and Beyond (B3) Awards in the categories of best of “Sustainable Buildings (SB) 2030” and “Best of B3 Benchmarking — Higher Education.” The Best of B3 Recognition Luncheon recognized the achievements of Minnesota Buildings, Benchmarks, & Beyond (B3) program on Oct. 25 in Minneapolis.

The State of Minnesota is leading the nation in requiring 70% more energy efficient State buildings in an effort to have all State construction carbon neutral by 2030. Designed to increase energy efficiency and sustainability, the State of Minnesota’s Buildings, Benchmarks, and Beyond (B3) programs were developed for and are required on State-funded projects in Minnesota.

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