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Building a Strong Foundation: Q&A with Valerie Quarles

Valerie Quarles

Since kindergarten, Valerie Quarles has been surrounded by the remodeling and redesign of her family’s 1910 historic home. Once she was old enough she went from watching the remodel to helping design it.

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Building Wealth in Communities of Color: Deborah Mitchell (Housing Studies) Begins Internship at HOMECo

PhD candidate Deborah Mitchell (Housing Studies) received a 2015 Internship Award from the University of Minnesota Graduate School to intern this summer at Housing Opportunities Made Equitable Collaborative (HOMECo). Mitchell has lived in St. Paul since 1993, and has always had a passion for community engagement. She began to think critically about racial disparities and services available to families in […]

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Meet the 2014 Thomas F. Ellerbe Scholarship Recipients

This year marks the 33rd anniversary of the Thomas F. Ellerbe (TFE) scholarship. The TFE Scholarship Foundation was initially funded by the Ellerbe Associates, Inc. firm in 1981 to honor Tom Ellerbe (pictured right), 88 years old at the time, for his ongoing generosity of personally giving full year scholarships to worthy University of Minnesota and Notre Dame architectural students. The TFE scholarship also includes engineering students. To date there have been 16 engineering and 56 architectural recipients receiving a total of $133,000 in awards. MORE: Past recipients of the Thomas F. Ellerbe scholarshipThrough a juried process, five architectural finalists and one engineering finalist were selected for the 2014 award: Will Adams, Philip Bussey, Amy Ennen, Mitchell Hein, Claire Lonsbury, and…

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Sandra Arciniega to Attend Community Development Conference in Ohio

Sandra Arciniega (Housing Studies) received a travel scholarship from the Community Development Society (CDS) to attend their Annual International Conference July 21-25, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The goal of CDS is to provide leadership to professionals and citizens across the spectrum of community development. The conference brings together members to discuss best practices and current research in their field. "I want to be a part of creating working, livable, and viable communities," said Arciniega, who also has a concentration in Community Development and Policy. "Attending this conference will give me the opportunity to be surrounded by individuals who have extensive knowledge and experience." She plans to pursue a career developing sustainable, affordable housing. "Affordable housing plays a vital role in…

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Tawana Terrell Named First Recipient of Holly Christina Stahl Memorial Scholarship

Tawana Terrell, a second-year interior design major, has been named the first recipient of the Holly Christina Stahl Memorial Scholarship. Tawana and Holly’s parents, Kari and John Stahl, had the opportunity to meet and have lunch recently on the St. Paul campus. On December 21, 2010, first-year interior design student Holly Stahl tragically passed away in a car accident outside of Madison, WI, as she was traveling back home for the holidays. Holly’s family set up the Holly Christina Stahl Foundation in her honor, and this scholarship is one of many initiatives they have undertaken as a tribute to Holly’s “Love Life” attitude. Tawana is a non-traditional student, having two children of her own; one, a senior in high school,…

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Tupy receives Rotary International travel scholarship

Laura Tupy (MArch, 2010) has received a travel scholarship through Rotary International to study architecture and culture in Brazil for the month of June 2011. Tupy will participate in Rotary’s Group Study Exchange program which provides team members the opportunity to experience the way of life, customs, and vocational practices of another country, while sharing information about their home country.

Rotary District 5950 Announces Exchange Team to Brazil” by Barbara Devlin, Rotary 5950 News

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Imagining America 2011 conference listening sessions

The University of Minnesota and Macalester College are holding listening/discussion sessions to share information about the Imagining America national conference taking place in the Twin Cities, Fall 2011. Imagining America is a consortium of colleges and universities — including the University of Minnesota and Macalester College — committed to public scholarship and practice in the arts, humanities, and design. The consortium supports campus-community partnerships that contribute to local and national civic life while furthering recognition of the value of public scholarship and practice in higher education itself.

The conference organizers are interested in discussing the conference and receiving feedback about possible themes and how the conference might serve college/university professionals and community partners. Snacks will be served.

Thursday, August 19, 2010, 4:00-5:30 p.m., Macalester College
Thursday, August 26, 2010, 5:30-7:00 p.m., University of Minnesota Urban Research and Outreach/Engagement Center
Friday, September 10, 2010, 12:00-1:30 p.m., University of Minnesota Institute for Advanced Studies
Tuesday, September 14, 2010, 4:00-5:30 p.m., Macalester College

Use this online form to RSVP for the listening/discussion sessions.

If you have questions or need more information, please contact Sonja Kuftinec, kufti001@umn.edu or Peter Schadewald, schadewald@macalester.edu.

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