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Submitted by Tim Jackson on Mon, 04/16/2007 - 2:36pm
Editor's note: as part of National Volunteer Week, we'll be running stories each day this week on the theme of volunteering from our friends at 5th Bridge.
Try volunteering! Volunteering is a great way to meet a diverse group of people, with compatible interests and values. 5th Bridge can help by informing you of current volunteer opportunities and providing creative ideas for you to use your own unique gifts and talents. In no time at all, you too, will walk through the grocery store or coffee shop and run into people you know.
Visit 5thbridge.org for more information.
Tim Jackson is on the advisory board of 5th Bridge.
Submitted by Lauren Fischer on Sun, 04/15/2007 - 9:02pm
Fine arts and cultural consultant Stuart Gibson will be on campus Thursday, April 19, to speak about the important role of culture and the fine arts in promoting stability during difficult economic and political transitions. He will deliver his talk, "A Cultural Ambassador in the Context of Global Citizenship," at 4 p.m. in Viking Theater. This event is free and open to the public.
Gibson specializes in helping government and nonprofit organizations, such as museums, preserve and strengthen national cultural heritage during volatile times. He has contributed his unique services and skills in central Asia, eastern Europe, China and the Middle East. He also has worked with western European and North American cultural organizations to enhance management skills.
Written by Elizabeth Child
To read more about Gibson visit the St. Olaf website.
Submitted by Lauren Fischer on Sat, 04/14/2007 - 8:39pm
I think I speak for many when I say that today's YMCA Healthy Kids Day was a complete success. Even as I, a 21 year old college student, walked around snapping pictures I felt a rush of excitement. This shared excitement buzzed through the gym as parents and children visited booth after booth.
With families slowly starting to meander in right at 8am and stragglers hanging around until the last minutes, the day was filled with friendly people. What kept people’s attention for so long? Well, there were nearly 40 sponsors that filled the Northfield Middle School inside and out. Each booth had a different aspect of healthy living to teach and of course free goodies to give. With a helicopter landing in the opening minutes, the excitement didn’t fade until prizes were drawn at the end.
Submitted by reginaldo on Fri, 04/13/2007 - 10:08pm
...what you would have them do unto you (Luke: Chapter 6 Verse 31).
I asked Father Dennis at St. Dominic to look up where in the Bible this is written, and he provided it qucikly. But whether you are religious or not, if you live by this rule, then the conditions in this country in regards to immigrants and the raids in Willmar, Minnesota should trigger some sort of response inside you.
I would like to suggest that the city of Northfield follows the example of New Jersey. Here is a quote and a link to an article that illustrates what I believe we need to do in Northfield to complement the contingency plan that we started on January 12th, 2007.
“Most of us know this town would have a heck of a time trying to run itself these days without the immigrants. They’re working at the grocery stores, the fast-food places, they’re opening businesses and keeping this town alive and young. We’re just being practical by telling them, ‘Look, we want you in our community, and we want you to feel like you belong.’”
Submitted by Citizen Journalist on Tue, 04/10/2007 - 6:47pm
The Northfield law firm of Hvistendahl, Moersch & Dorsey has named Mary L. Hahn as a partner. Hahn joined the firm in 2001 and is the lead attorney in employment law, multiparty litigation, and appellate work.
Prior to joining the firm, Hahn worked for seven years as an associate attorney in the law firm of Shapiro, Fussell, Wedge, Smotherman & Martin in Atlanta, Georgia, practicing primarily in the area of construction litigation, employment litigation and civil appeals.
One of Hahn’s current law colleagues is her mother, Barbara Lundergan, a retired partner from a large Chicago law firm. Lundergan, a lawyer for over forty years, she moved to Northfield in 2003 to be closer to Hahn’s family, and joined her daughter in the practice of law at the firm.
Hahn, a Chicago native, graduated in 1990 with high honors from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She attended law school at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where she graduated with honors in 1993. While in law school, Hahn was a published member of the North Carolina Law Review. Hahn is admitted to practice before the state courts and the Federal District Court in Minnesota, as well as the Georgia State Bar and Federal District Court in Georgia.
Submitted by Barbara Cordes on Sun, 04/08/2007 - 2:00pm
Local fundraising professional, Paul Krause, will be at the next Writing Roundtable this coming Tuesday, April 10, 2007 to show participants how to use personal stories to create powerful fundraising letters.
Using the experience he gained guiding the Northfield Arts Guild and the Northfield Historical Society in their recent capital campaigns, Paul will show you how to make your letters sing!
He will be joined by wordsmith Barbara Cordes, host of the roundtable and owner of Making Words Work!, who will show you how proper word choice, grammar and polish can put a fine sheen on your letters.
Submitted by Jake Zivin on Fri, 04/06/2007 - 11:43am
Rules set for Mai Fete
Rules set for Mai Fete
By Evan Sander
The Wednesday night gatherings that have long been a tradition for Carleton seniors will have new restrictions this spring. Because of the event’s evolution into an all-campus drinking event, student coordinators and administrators have gathered to create rules that will make the tradition safer for students.
CSA debates surplus spending
By Sam Friedman
This spring, the College Student Association (CSA) has a rare opportunity to spend an additional 33,000 dollars outside of its typical budget. The funds were discovered last year by then CSA treasurer Peter Fritz ’08 unexpectedly when he uncovered the money in a CSA account managed by the business office.
Carleton senators disagree about how the money should be spent.
Submitted by SeanPumper on Tue, 04/03/2007 - 10:15pm
An everyday routine at ARTech is different than any other routine when it comes to education. (That's me, on the right, with my friend Bobby DeLanghe.)
Before I came to ARTech I had heard a lot about seminars, projects, and all around good things about ARTech. It sounded like a fun, engaging school. I soon came to realize the great qualities: a combination of a supportive student atmosphere, a developed student-teacher relationship, and a liberating learning environment that make up not an alternative, but a completely new learning style in and of itself.
At first I had to get adjusted to my new-found learning environment, not to mention the fashion in which my education was obtained made a complete 180. At ARTech, students have the freedom to choose how they want to learn and in what order they want to learn it.
Aside from math (although Ryan and his class are no ordinary way of teaching, in other words, it's traditional math curriculum approached in a new way) no class is set in a traditional setting. Students can choose to take seminars which are unique and fresh. It's a place to learn without trivial by-the-book doctrines commonly found in traditional schools. Students can also choose to do projects to obtain the necessary credit. One can choose a topic that one is interested in, then do research it and figure out which of the standards it's going to pertain to (social studies, biology, art, etc.) and then choose the way in which they want to present the the information learned (slide show, poster, lecture etc.).
Submitted by mark etzell on Mon, 04/02/2007 - 10:13pm
Register today for Boating Safely, offered by Northfield Public Schools Community Services Division and the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary.
This course satisfies the Minnesota State Requirements for a youth’s watercraft operator’s permit. This basic boating course is intended for novice boaters. Topics to be covered included: safe boating practices, legal requirements, boating regulations, boating skills, and terminology. Parents of youth under age 14 should consult with the instructor before registering their child for the class.
Class will be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings, April 9 and 18 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Northfield Community Resource Center. For more information or to register for this class, stop at the Northfield Community Services Office located on the first floor of the Northfield Community Resource Center (NCRC) at 1651 Jefferson Parkway in Northfield, call 664-3649, or go online to www.nfld.k12.mn.us.
Submitted by Zach Pruitt on Fri, 03/30/2007 - 5:01am
Northfield community members of all ages who enjoy playing tennis are invited to attend the Northfield Tennis Association meeting on Monday, April 2, 2007. The meeting will be held from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in room SS106 of the Northfield Community Resource Center (1651 Jefferson Parkway).
The meeting is open to those of all ages and tennis ability levels. Topics discussed will include indoor court needs and summer youth and adult programming.
For more information, contact Bob Ewing (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Zach Pruitt is a member of the Northfield Tennis Association
Submitted by HilaryZiols on Thu, 03/29/2007 - 8:59am
Click below to see the real thing, titled "Ethanol and Water: Hydrologic Information Relevant to Proposed Bridgewater Township Ethanol Plant."
Cannon River Watershed Partnership also is posting notes and presentations from their recent conference titled "The Ethanol Industry: Effects on Water Resources." See Events at www.crwp.net
Submitted by Anne Bretts on Tue, 03/27/2007 - 7:44am
Profesora Susana, as she is known to her students, soon will be back in the classroom. She will be offering two six-week series of beginning Spanish classes on Tuesdays, starting April 17 in the Community Room of the Village on the Cannon, 301 West 7th Street in Northfield. One class meets from 9-10:30 a.m. and the other from 7-8:30 p.m. The cost is $40 for the term, with a $5 materials fee. Classes are open to the public.
Profesora Susana is Susan Hvistendahl, who has taught continuing education for 30 years at the State University of New York at Purchase, Hudson Valley Community College and the Croton on Hudson school district. A St. Olaf graduate, she also studied at the University of Vera Cruz in Jalapa, Mexico.
To register, please call Susana at 507-650-0070.
Submitted by adam.gurno on Mon, 03/26/2007 - 7:22pm
Well, for those of you with short term memories allow me to remind you that on March 4th we were chattering in our parkas as the temperature fell to 0°F. According to the Carleton Weather site, it hit 79°F today.
Fortunately, that make the math easier. In three weeks we went up seventy nine degrees. Yowza.
I tell people that I enjoy Minnesota because we get all four seasons - I just keep forgetting that we get them all in twenty one days.
Submitted by Lauren Fischer on Sun, 03/25/2007 - 10:56am
"The students learned ... that more than 69 percent of Moroccan women are illiterate," writes Peder Jothen '94 about participants in the recent Term in the Middle East program. "[And] many marry or become maids by the age of 14." Learning about and seeing the reality of such statistics prompted the group of traveling St. Olaf students to do more for one Moroccan girl than teach her English.
Written by Peder Jothen '94
To read more about this article visit the St. Olaf website.
Submitted by Anne Bretts on Fri, 03/23/2007 - 8:59pm
There's no doubt about it, spring is here. Friday gave Northfield residents reason to celebrate, and they did it in spades. And the weekend promises to be even better. So get out there and do something fun -- and send us the photos. Just e-mail them to email@example.com and we'll add them to our spring photo gallery.
I took a few minutes Friday and found dozens of people savoring the sunshine. People everywhere were lingering over parking lot conversations. Moms and babies hit the playgrounds, dogs and their owners were making up for all the missed walks of winter, bicyclists were testing their endurance and kids were busy getting mud on shoes -- and even bare feet.
Jerry Holzer was raking his front yard along Division Street. He says he isn't out to make his neighbors look bad. He's just leaving soon for a seasonal job and wants his chores done before he goes. "I know this is early, but I've got two good weekends and then I'm gone."