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Sexual misconduct policies under revision

Manitou Messenger - 22 min 6 sec ago
Much has happened since Madeline Wilson ’16 and fellow activists first donned their gray shirts and launched their web site My College Is Protecting Rapists. Wilson filed a complaint with the Office o
Categories: Colleges

Laughs abound at sold-out INBLACK shows

Manitou Messenger - 22 min 6 sec ago
The sketch show INBLACK has become something of a cultural land- mark here at St. Olaf. The night tickets go on sale, the line to buy them starts in front of the cafeteria and stretches to the Buntroc
Categories: Colleges

Deep End APO to close season with two outdoor plays

Manitou Messenger - 22 min 6 sec ago
Deep End APO, the student-run theater production company on campus, has two more shows this season, and despite being very different in subject matter, they have something big in common: they will bot
Categories: Colleges

The joys, struggles of a student-produced theater group

Manitou Messenger - 22 min 6 sec ago
Misswicken. Miss Wiccan. Myswyken. It’s a weird name. We know it’s a weird name. It works out because we’re weird people. Our rehearsals often feature the dulcet tones of bagpipes. Sometimes we sw
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Prez Ball brings high-class to Hill 

Manitou Messenger - 22 min 6 sec ago
On Saturday, April 24, Oles donned their heels and suits for the annual President’s Ball. Held in the Black and Gold ballrooms, students began arriv- ing at 8 p.m. ready to dance and enjoy themselves
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Gilmore, Wang headed to NCAA Championships

Carleton Sports - 45 min 7 sec ago

Grace Gilmore and Ziyi Wang have been selected to represent Carleton at the 2016 NCAA Division III Women’s Golf Championships on May 10-13 in Houston, Texas, at Bay Oaks Country Club.

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Sign Up for Mother’s Day Give-Away

KYMN Radio - 2 hours 22 min ago

It’s time for another Mother’s Day give away.  Sign up below to win a prize package that you can give to Mom! We will be drawing a winner on Friday during the morning show. Loading…

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Creative Arts show at Allina Clinic Gallery

Laura Baker Services Association - 5 hours 3 min ago

Announcing “Collaborations with LBSA: Expanding Community through Shared Creative Experience.” Now up at the Northfield Arts Guild‘s Allina Gallery, May 2–July 31, 2016. Learn more: northfieldartsguild.org/visual-arts/allina

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Northfield native Sarah Goldfeather returns for homecoming concert

Northfield News - 5 hours 15 min ago
Having lived in Brooklyn for the last six years, Northfield native Sarah Goldfeather sees her band's current Midwest tour as a way to get back to Minnesota for a hometown show.
Categories: Local News

Special Planning Commission Meeting

City of Northfield Calendar - 6 hours 30 min ago
Event date: May 11, 2016
Event Time: 07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Location:
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057
Description:
Special Planning Commission meeting to review the proposed action of the sale of public land for the Crossing hotel project.

Woodley Townhome Project Open House

City of Northfield Calendar - 6 hours 39 min ago
Event date: May 11, 2016
Event Time: 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057
Description:
Open House for the Woodley Townhome Project.

Empowering young leaders to create social change

St. Olaf College - 7 hours 1 min ago

Pedro Monque ’16 (standing at left) facilitates the peace agency workshop that he and several other St. Olaf College students developed during the summer of 2015 as part of the Collaborative Undergraduate Research and Inquiry (CURI) program.

St. Olaf College student Pedro Monque ’16 says true social change starts with people in local communities seeing problems and having the resources to address them.

“It’s not about coming from outside the community, but rather finding the people who already care about these issues, are already working on them, and giving them the tools to make this change happen,” he says.

Monque and fellow St. Olaf student Maggie Schenk ’16 worked to provide young people in Latin America with those tools as part of the Empoderando a Latinoamerica (Empowering Latin America) program.

Monque and Schenk served as facilitators during the three-week course in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, this past Interim. The program, which was originally created by alumni from United World Colleges consortium, seeks to empower Latin American students ages 16 to 18 “to become powerful agents of social change” as well as “engaged and effective citizens that… tackle social problems in their communities, their countries, and the region in general.”  

St. Olaf students Maggie Schenk ’16 (left) and Pedro Monque ’16 served as facilitators at Empoderando a Latinoamerica 2016.

The course included nine facilitators and 34 participants from nine different Latin American countries, and included workshops on civic engagement, project development, and peace agency.

Monque led the peace agency workshop and a workshop called Bodies, Identities, and Discrimination dealing with identity-based oppression. Schenk led a theater workshop and also helped out with a variety of workshops on issues like the environment, immigration, and social inequality.

Empowering Latin America came into Monque’s life during the spring of 2014, when he was at a personal crossroads. After hearing stories of friends and family facing harassment for taking part in student protests amidst political unrest in his home country of Venezuela, he reconsidered majors and long-term life goals.

He decided to shift his career ambitions from music and neuroscience to addressing the social issues he cared about — and Empowering Latin America was a natural leap for him as a project in which he could help form communities to tackle these important social issues.

Monque, along with Marcus Schweiger ’15 and Steph Hagan ’16, worked with Professor of Philosophy and Associate Dean for Humanities Corliss Swain during the summer of 2015 to develop curriculum for the project’s peace agency workshop, using insights from peace studies and philosophy such as feminist and education theories. The project was funded by the St. Olaf Collaborative Undergraduate Research and Inquiry (CURI) program and was the first CURI research project in the field of philosophy. Monque was also able to finance his participation in the project with money from the St. Olaf Piper Center for Vocation and Career and the Johnson Family Opportunity Fund.

Participants and facilitators at Empoderando a Latinoamerica 2016 pose with flags from their countries of origin.

Schenk, who was also on campus last summer teaching music to middle schoolers, came to listen to Monque’s final CURI presentation and immediately wanted to be involved. A music major, Schenk started college at a conservatory but transferred to St. Olaf after her first year in part to have the opportunity to take part in programs such as these.

“I wanted to be able to study more broadly, and think about and put into action ways of learning and living that I felt like had a more direct impact on the issues I care about and people I care about,” she says.

Monque agrees.

“St. Olaf lets you think critically and doesn’t let you rest on just getting a great education, but pushes you to do stuff that helps people,” says Monque, who will begin working for Empowering Latin America after he graduates this spring.

Although Schenk and Monque had a great time at the program, they stress that community engagement and empowering local leaders is intense work — work that is “fun, hard, impactful, and worth doing.”

Categories: Colleges

Rice County court logs for April 29 through May 1

Northfield News - 7 hours 37 min ago
Here are the Rice County court dispositions for April 29 through May 1.
Categories: Local News

SUV catches fire in Northfield

Northfield News - 7 hours 43 min ago
(UPDATE: 3:20 p.m.: This story has been updated with additional information about the vehicle fire.)
Categories: Local News

Today’s news update – School Board discusses “expulsion abeyance”; Rebound asks for additional $ for multi-million dollar hotel project; Warm temps mean burglaries heat up too

KYMN Radio - 8 hours 13 min ago

School Board discusses “expulsion abeyance” Discipline in the schools has been spotlighted all over the State including Northfield’s administration.  Superintendent Dr. Richardson said after meetings with teachers, parents and more, they presented proposed changes to the Board last week including changes to the language defining a firearm and searching student vehicles in the parking lot.  They […]

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15 with the Author | ‘All Better Now’ by Emily Wing Smith 5/2/16

KYMN Radio - 8 hours 59 min ago

All her life, Emily has felt different from other kids.  Between therapist visits, sudden uncontrollable bursts of anger, and unexplained episodes of dizziness, things have never felt right for Emily Wing Smith.  On today’s 15 with the Author, Teri Knight talks with her about her book, “All Better Now”.  She describes a near fatal accident […]

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Senator Kevin Dahle Press Release on Budget 5/2/16

KYMN Radio - 9 hours 14 min ago

By: Minnesota State Senator Kevin Dahle FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: May 2, 2016 Contact: Bryan Wells, (651) 296-5561 Senate Economic Development Budget assists small businesses, entrepreneurs ST. PAUL, Minn.— Part of building an economy that works for everyone means investing state taxpayer dollars into programs that assist small business owners and entrepreneurs – who in turn […]

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Community News: Dakota Co. SWCD filing for Board elections

KYMN Radio - 9 hours 51 min ago

Dakota County Soil and Water Conservation District is having board election filings beginning in May.  Due to recent redistricting, the Dakota County SWCD has all five Supervisor positions up for election.  Supervisors play an important role in a wide variety of natural resource management issues at the local level, including water quality, soil erosion, stormwater […]

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‘Morning Show’ with Jeff Johnson | Pastor Brent Bielenberg on Solemn Assembly

KYMN Radio - 10 hours 30 min ago

Jeff Johnson speaks with Life 21 Church Pastor Brent Bielenberg about Solemn Assembly at City Light Church on May 7th.  Check out Northfieldprays.com Click below to listen to the full interview: Solemn Assembly

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April 29 through May 1 Rice County public safety report

Northfield News - 11 hours 18 min ago
For the full log of police calls, visit faribault.com/news/local or northfieldnews.com/news/local. You can also check out the Rice County Interactive Crime Map at faribault.com or northfieldnews.com.
Categories: Local News

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