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Oct 31st


As long as I still can dance...

As long as I still can dance...Nonprofit organizations from Minneapolis and St. Paul joined together to sponsor a poetry and spoken word Contest for students.  The collaboration between WE WIN Institute, Arts Us, and Illuminadas Performing Arts lead to a dynamic event on Thursday, May 14.  The contest was held at Dunning Recreational Center in St. Paul.

Smokey Robinson delivers commencement address at Berklee College of Music

Boston, MA--More than 850 graduates received degrees Friday at Berklee College of Music's 2009 Commencement, held at the Agganis Arena at Boston University. Berklee President Roger H. Brown presented honorary doctor of music degrees to legendary Motown singer/songwriter Smokey Robinson; versatile, enduring and multimillion-selling singer Linda Ronstadt; Dominican singer/ songwriter superstar Juan Luis Guerra; and award-winning producer and sound engineer George Massenburg.  Robinson delivered the commencement address to the graduating class and more than 4,000 guests.

Bright Water Elementary awarded $250,000

Bright Water Elementary, a new Montessori charter school in North Minneapolis, has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the Walton Family Foundation. Grant funds, which will be used during the 2009/2010 and 2010/2011 school years, will be used to hire additional teaching and support staff to ensure that all students are performing at or better than grade level.

Ntozake Shange, NOMMO authors demonstrate literary brilliance

The Givens Foundation has made the Twin Cities come alive with its NOMMO series. They host African American giants who enrich Minnesota with the power of words through poetry and literature. NOMMO is a Dogon word meaning the “magic power of the word.” The Series celebrates the supremacy of the word through conversations with nationally recognized authors who demonstrate the brilliance of African American literature.

Dunwoody partners with North Memorial for Radiologic Technologist Program

Dunwoody College of Technology announced North Memorial Medical Center will transfer program sponsorship of its radiologic technologist training program to Dunwoody, which will begin offering a degree program in September 2009.

Clyde Turner to Receive University of Minnesota, Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Award

Clyde Turner to Receive University of Minnesota, Dean’s Outstanding Achievement AwardClyde Turner has been selected to receive the 2009 University of Minnesota, College of Education and Human Development’s, Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Award.  This award is presented by the college annually, to one individual, in acknowledgement of outstanding achievement in career, community engagement efforts, or other work that contributes to the education and human development of others.

St. Paul Central students win Science Bowl

St. Paul Central students win Science BowlWASHINGTON, DC –US Rep. Betty McCollum (MN-04) last week congratulated St. Paul Central High School’s team who received national honors for their achievements during the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2009 National Science Bowl, the nation’s largest academic competition of its kind.
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