TRIO Class Act

Carletonian - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 8:47pm

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Fred Hagstrom

Carletonian - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 7:58pm

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Bach Ballet

Carletonian - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 7:55pm

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New CSA working group looking to alleviate graduation costs, offer cap and gown rentals

Carletonian - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 7:00pm

With graduation just around the corner, a new Carleton Student Association (CSA) working group is seeking to aid low-income students in getting the required caps and gowns. 

The cost for these graduation materials from the Carleton bookstore is currently $54.98. Caps and gowns are not covered by the commencement budget, according to Kerry Raadt, Director of Events.

CSA Representative Eliot Ayala ’19 created the working group with fellow class representative Emerson Herrera ’19. 

“Our goal is minimizing the cost of graduation,” said Ayala. “We’re encouraging low-income students to use these resources, but it would be open to everyone on campus.”

“We know that TRIO offers students some gowns, but there are some students that don’t qualify for TRIO but are still low-income,” added Herrera.

Ayala and Emerson plan to reach out to those who started the CSA textbook lending library, which lends textbooks to students for whom buying textbooks is a significant financial hardship free of charge on a term-by-term basis, according to the CSA website.

“It would be nice to have something like the CSA textbook lending library for caps and gowns,” said Ayala. 

He also noted that a system in which students borrow materials and return them each year would mean that the group wouldn’t have to purchase new gowns every year. 

“The closet would definitely be a return thing. I don’t see us buying caps and gowns yearly, so after that first year it wouldn’t cost a lot of money,” said Ayala.

Ayala and Herrera plan to source caps and gowns from donations as well as CSA funding.

“There is some interest from graduates who already own caps and gowns and don’t know what to do with them,” explained Herrera. “It doesn’t make sense to keep them when someone else could be using it, but we just don’t have a space to keep everything. So one way to get caps and gowns is donations—whoever is willing to part with their cap and gown would be able to give it to us and we would be able to sort it out by size and create that space.” 

“The more ambitious goal is to get funding to pay for this closet,” she added. “But the problem is it might be too ambitious for our class year, but we want to at least set something up to have it next year.”

Regarding the future of the working group, the two are looking to recruit students to help make the group operational.

“We have already set up a mission of what we want to do,” said Herrera. “Our next step is to recruit students who are interested in joining the working group. The more people we have, the more CSA will see the amount of interest there is in this.”

“I can see group members taking a few different roles. One is to get the word out there,” Ayala added. “Another one is physically managing how the gowns get distributed and how we keep track of who gets what. It is definitely more than a two person job.” 

Ayala also estimated that about a half dozen people are expected to join the group. 

The two are optimistic about the potential impact the new group could have on soon-to-be graduates.

“I can see [cap and gown rentals] being in high demand. I can see like a couple dozen caps and gowns, maybe more. It’s hard to measure the demand for this,” said Ayala.

“We all have to graduate and buy these things, but some of us are not financially able. Seniors already have comps and we’re looking for jobs, so it doesn’t make sense to be adding more stress on students. We want to alleviate this issue because it doesn’t make sense to buy that stuff—it shouldn’t be an extra worry,” concluded Herrera.

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Annuals & Vegetables

Gerbera Daisies

We are fully stockd with annuals and vegetables! According to the meteorologists – the danger of frost should be behind us. Soil temperatures are a bit cold yet – but should start to warm quickly now with the 70’s in the forecast for next week. Whether you are planting in garden beds or in planters – you will find what you need. Don’t have a container? We have a nice supply of pottery to fit your needs and potting soil and fertilizer.

Annuals including the cool season flowers such as – Snapdragons, Johnny Jump Ups, Pansies, Alyssum and more are here. We have all of the warm season annuals as well – Geraniums, Impatiens, Petunias, Stock, Begonias, Zinnias, the vines and ferns for planters and the lists go on. We have over 200 varieties of annuals ready for your baskets or ground cover plantings.

Cool season veggies

Vegetables…. Cool season veggies, many varieties of herbs, cucumbers, squash, eggplant, tomatoes, peppers and more are waiting just for you! We carry the Cowsmo organic cow manure to amend your gardens with.

Hanging Basket

We have hanging baskets for Mother’s Day. Full sun baskets – or shade baskets, single flower baskets or baskets full of different flowers. We just got in some way cool “cone” baskets. Make sure to pick up some Osmocote – sprinkle some in on your baskets – to help keep them looking great all summer.

We will be here for the Mother’s Day weekend – Friday 8 am to 6 pm, Saturday 8 am to 5 pm and on Mother’s Day Sunday – 10 am to 4 pm. The weather looks wonderful.

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Northfield Chamber of Commerce & Tourism names new administrative assistant

KYMN Radio - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 4:30pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 7, 2019  NORTHFIELD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & TOURISM NAMES NEW ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT The Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism is pleased to announce that Rachel Trnka has been selected as the Administrative Assistant. Trnka joined the Chamber in late April after an eight-year position as the service clerk at SEMA

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2019 MIAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships Preview

Carleton Sports - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 4:24pm

The Carleton College track and field teams will compete at the MIAC Outdoor Championships from May 10-11 at O'Shaughnessy Stadium on the campus of the University of St. Thomas.

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City Council Work Session Meeting

City of Northfield Calendar - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 4:09pm
Event date: May 14, 2019
Event Time: 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057

Bringing an urban soundscape to St. Olaf

St. Olaf College - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 3:51pm
Three years ago, Salvador Alvarez '19 created a campus event to promote an urban soundscape of diverse culture not readily present in the small-town Midwest. He brought it back again this year.
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Wine Club Tasting Event

City of Northfield Calendar - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 12:13pm
Event date: May 16, 2019
Event Time: 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
316 Washington St.
Northfield, MN 55057
All are welcome to attend. Sample from approximately 20 wines from around the world. Wine Club members can enjoy exclusive pricing and quantity discounts on wines ordered at this event. Non-members can join the Wine Club at the event to receive the same benefit or join anytime at the Northfield Liquor Store.

Ivanhoe Drive sidewalk issue brings out the neighbors; Jordan man charged after traffic stop; Draheim bill seeks department budget clarity

KYMN Radio - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 12:02pm

By Teri Knight, News Director On April 29, it had wide appeal, but by May 7, not so much. For a decade, Ivanhoe Drive in Northfield has been identified as a Safe Routes to School route to Greenvale Park Elementary. Neighbor Don McGee championed the cause of getting a sidewalk installed so kids wouldn’t have

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Dave Recker

KYMN Radio - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 11:09am

Wayne talks with Dave Recker, President of the Minneapolis Aquatennial.

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Dementia Friends informational session May 22

KYMN Radio - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 10:54am

PRESS RELEASE May 9, 2019 Date to Expire from Website: May 22, 2019 Join a growing movement of people who are helping fellow community members living with dementia. A little support can make a big difference in their lives. It is easy and rewarding to be a Dementia Friend! There are 17.2 million Alzheimer’s cases

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Police Chief Monte Nelson

KYMN Radio - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 9:55am

Northfield Police Chief Monte Nelson talks about National Police Week May 11-17 and National Police Officers Memorial Day on May 15. The Rice County Sheriff’s Department will host a memorial service at 8:15 a.m. on May 15 at their building.  He talks about the connection the police department has with the community and the great

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John Fossum

KYMN Radio - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 9:45am

Rice County Attorney John Fossum discusses the recent incident at Cub Foods when an individual pointed a BB Gun at an employee and how BB guns fall into the category of dangerous weapons.  Also discussed is the hands-free law that goes into effect August 1 as well as proposed legislation that would allow persons in

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Northfield council green lights new Faribault clinic location

Northfield News - Wed, 05/08/2019 - 7:15pm
The Northfield City Council on May 7 unanimously gave the green light to open a more-than 5,600-square-foot orthopedic and ear, nose and throat clinic in Faribault.
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