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In Memoriam: U of M Foundation Leader Robert J. Odegard

Robert J. Odegard, age 92, of Naples, FL, passed away peacefully among family and friends, following a full life of service to community, state, and country. A devoted son, brother, husband, father, farmer, naval officer, automobile dealer, legislator, stockbroker, and celebrated fundraiser for the University of Minnesota, Bob's charisma and persistence propelled him to the top of every field in which he endeavored. With his wife Barbara at his side, Odegard engaged leaders from Minnesota's highest echelons in business, politics and education. In 2000, he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree in recognition of his distinguished career at the University of Minnesota Foundation. Odegard found his calling at the University. "Education is the Lord's work. The entire concept…

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Katlyn Myrvold Creates Tattoo-Inspired Mailing for the U of M Foundation

Are you looking for a better way to show your pride? Try giving a gift to the University of Minnesota. That's the approach senior graphic design major Katlyn Myrvold used when the University of Minnesota Foundation challenged students in Angela Wang's Graphic Design II: Identity and Symbols course to design a direct mail piece for over 9,000 households. Myrvold wanted to surprise people with something unexpected. "The tattoo wasn't my first idea," she explained, "but I said it half jokingly during critique and people seemed to like it." Positive but cautious critique from the Foundation encouraged Mryvold to move forward with the concept. You can follow her design from brainstorming to finishing touches on her blog. Myrvold will spend the…

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