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My Daughter Was One of the UMD Bulldogs that Graduated on Saturday [VIDEO]

I'm so excited for my daughter Kylee!  If you think you can't believe it when you watch your child graduate from high school, it's even more bewildering to watch them "walk" to get their degree from college.

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Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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Need a Summer Job, UMD’s Rec Sports Outdoor Program Needs Water Safety Instructors

I was at the Northland Community Wellness Day this past Saturday and one of the exhibitors caught my eye.  Primarily because I use to be a Water Safety Instructor (WSI) at the Wrenshall Pool in the late 70's, early 80's.  It's a very fulfilling job knowing that you are teaching a lifesaving technique to students, some of whom are still in contact with me today.  If you need a summer job, consider working with UMD's Rec Sports Outdoor Program, teaching swimming.

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NCWD/Permission: Michelle Russell
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The Diabetes Walk Joins Northland Community Wellness Day This Saturday

I have had the honor of emceeing the Northland Community Wellness Day for the past two years and I've watched the event continue to grow both in exhibits and community interest.  It's coming up this Saturday and I hope you can make it!  One of the growths this year is that the Diabetes Walk will be held in conjunction with NCWD.  It's truly a day the family can enjoy for free with over 75 exhibits.

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Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
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UMD’s Planetarium Celebrates With Astronomy Day

Have you ever been to the planetarium at UMD?  As a child I use to love going there for field trips.  It was so much fun for us kids and interesting for the chaperones.  If you haven't been there or haven't been there for some time, consider going during Astronomy Day.

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Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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Former UMD Student Creates Awesome In-Flight Companion App ‘Flyover Country’

If you're anything like me, you've found yourself on a flight or two looking out of a plane window at the vast scenic expanse below, wondering where you are or what you're looking at. Thanks to the inventive mind of a former University of Minnesota Duluth student, getting answers to those curiosities just got a lot easier.

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Arrowhead Chorale At UMD’s Weber Hall With A Must Be There Holiday Concert

Earlier in the week I blogged about UW-Superior's 18th Annual Season Of Song Choral Concerts this Sunday, December 6 and Monday, December 7 at Cathedral of Christ the King in Superior.  On the Minnesota side, there will be holiday music Arrowhead Chorale style at UMD's Weber Music Hall.  It's yet another must-be-there holiday concert in the Northland!

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Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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UMD Men’s Hockey Game Against Bemidji State Postponed

 

A power outage this afternoon that impacted the DECC and Amsoil Arena continues into the evening, forcing the game between UMD and Bemidji State tonight to be moved to a date to be mutually decided on in the future.

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UMD Homecoming Celebration to Hit Downtown Duluth October 8

Whether you're a UMD student, an alum like me, or just full of hometown pride, make sure to join the community for UMD's homecoming parade, which is coming to downtown Duluth.

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UMD Welcome Week & Students’ Sexually Suggestive Signs? Is It A Problem, or Just Fun?

If you've driven near UMD campuses at all this week, you may have seen college kids partying along the road as they do every year.  It's a tradition and kids will be kids.  However, with the growing problem nationwide of campus rapes is this something we should be joking about? 

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The New Miss Minnesota Is A UMD Alumni

Congratulations to the 80th Miss Minnesota, Rachel Latuff.  For some in the Northland, her name may sound familiar.  That's because she graduated from the University of Minnesota-Duluth.  According to Pageantsnews.com she graduated in 2013 with Magna Cum Laude Latin Honors and now is a secondary arts teacher at a twin cities school.

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UMD Pharmacy Students Hold A Bone Marrow Drive On Campus Tomorrow

I have been a bone marrow donor for years with the "Be The Match" registry.  I almost made a match a few years back too, but there is a series of tests they do to make sure you are a perfect match and one of our tests didn't match.  I would love the opportunity to match someone and save a life!!!

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Hobey Baker Nominees Announced, UMD Has 3, You Can Vote Now

UMD men's hockey has a great history. UMD boasts the most Hobey Baker winners, and among the top schools in nominees. This years nominees were announced today with 59 candidates up for the award.

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