Category Archives: Announcements

Mississippi River Trail grand opening

mrt_sign.jpgRiver Life, a multi-collegiate University project that includes the Department of Landscape Architecture and the Metropolitan Design Center, announces the grand opening of the Mississippi River Trail on June 6, 2009 at Cestnut Plaza (Shepard Road at Eagle Parkway) in Saint Paul. Chris Coleman, mayor of Saint Paul, will host the event with a ribbon cutting celebration. After the ribbon cutting, a Bike to a Ranger bike ride will be held, following a nine mile loop from downtown Saint Paul, across the 35E bridge, through Lilydale Regional Park, and back to the starting point. National Park Service rangers will be stationed along the route to answer questions and talk about the natural and cultural history of the area.

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Students: Design a feral cathouse

An animal rescue group on the Red Lake Reservation is looking for a student willing to volunteer time to help them adapt an existing log cabin into a feral cat shelter by this fall. The project would have a budget of $1000-$2000 and might need to be done with volunteer labor. If interested, contact Karen Good, keg@gvtel.com.

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Existing log cabin on the Red Lake Reservation.

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Fulbright Program for faculty

The Fulbright Program is an international educational exchange program sponsored by the US government and is designed to “increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.” The Fulbright Program sends thousands of American scholars and professionals each year to approximately 125 countries, where they lecture and/or conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. Application deadline is Aug. 1, 2009. US citizenship is required.The Fulbright faculty and scholars competition is administered at the University of Minnesota through the Office of International Programs.

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