Linda Mona (BS Home Economics Education '67) Among Girl Scouts Centennial Honorees

Linda Mona (BS Home Economics Education '67) currently serves on the College of Design advisory board and is former chair of the University of Minnesota Alumni Association. She has been recognized by the Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys as a community champion for her long-time contribution to the organization. The award is part of their yearlong centennial celebration. Mona was a Girl Scout in Eden Prairie where she later became a senior troop leader and board chair of the local Girl Scouts organization. She also helped chaired their 75th Anniversary celebration. The award honors community members who exemplify the culture, values, diversity and spirit of the Girl Scout Movement. Mona and the other honorees will be…

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Landscape Architecture Professor Rebecca Krinke Presents at AAG

Rebecca Krinke (Landscape Architecture) received an Association of American Geographers (AAG) Enhancement Grant to discuss her recent work in the 'Art and Geography' session 'Mappings I: Haunted Landscapes and Acts of Viewing' during the AAG conference in New York City, February 24-28. AAG is a nonprofit scientific and educational society that contributes to the advancement of geography. Along with teaching for the Department of Landscape Architecture, Krinke is a multimedia artist, who works in sculpture, installations, and site art. In 2011 she helped launch the new Mapping Spectral Traces website, an academic-artist trans-disciplinary collaborative of international scholars, practitioners, community leaders and artists who are working with and in traumatized communities, contested lands and diverse environments. You can read more…

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Monday Minute, February 27, 2012: Quality and Diversity

Dear Colleagues, Last week, the Department of Landscape Architecture came through an accreditation review with flying colors. The accreditation team said that the professional degree in landscape architecture – the MLA – is very strong pedagogically, very popular with its students, and exceptionally clear in its focus on art, ecology, and community. The team also commended the landscape architecture faculty for integrating their teaching with their research and outreach activities to an extent rarely found in this field. Congratulations to our LA colleagues for a job well done! The one area of concern that the team raised applies, in many respects, to the entire college: the relative lack of diversity of our student body. At the recruitment events for…

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