Dessa Days

Like her own work, Dessa’s classroom visits crossed disciplines and made an impact “You are in a really special place to get this done,” Dessa told students. At times, she would read from her … [Read more...]

Winter wrap-up

Amid a lot of chilly white, University President Richard Davenport and cabinet members handed out some warm purple and gold Tuesday. In an effort to spread a little sunshine on a morning two days … [Read more...]

Soldier Girl

Moira O'Connor, '12, is operations director at Chicago's Soldier Field. “Anything big that comes into Chicago comes into this stadium.” And by “big,” Moira O’Connor isn’t just talking football … [Read more...]

St. Paul’s City Council Maverick

Nelsie Yang is a first in a couple of ways: She's the St. Paul City Council’s first female Hmong member, and she is also its youngest. Her election would surprise few who knew her as a student at … [Read more...]

Entrepreneur, Innovator, Student.

You could say he’s a poster boy for entrepreneurism at Minnesota State Mankato, through technically he didn’t win the contest that would have put him on a poster. Meet international … [Read more...]

First Avenue, Last Import and Two Lives

When she started classes at Minnesota State Mankato, Emily Bjorke didn’t tell anyone she was in an up-and-coming surf-punk band, Last Import. She didn’t want to be, you know, that person. So … [Read more...]