Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Poet Laureate McCullough to read at International Poetry Festival

WINONA, Minn. — Ken McCullough, Winona’s Poet Laureate, has been invited to read his poetry at the 20th International Poetry Festival of Medellin (Colombia), the largest event of its kind in the world. Nearly 1,000 poets from 158 countries around the world, from every continent, have participated in the 20 years of the festival.

In previous festivals, such luminaries as Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka (Senegal), former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove, and Yevgeny Yevtushenko (Russia) have presented their work. This year, 71 poets from 36 countries will participate. The festival runs from July 8-17, with readings and various other presentations throughout the day in a wide variety of venues. The opening and closing ceremonies have grown to the extent that they are now conducted in Medellin’s municipal soccer stadium.

McCullough will give four readings of his poetry during the festival. Each poet reads in his or her original language and then professional actors perform translations of the work in Spanish.

The International Poetry Festival of Medellin began in 1991 as an antidote to the prevailing atmosphere of violence in the city between governmental forces, paramilitary and guerilla groups, and the drug cartels under the aegis of Pablo Escobar. The emphasis of the festival continues to be peace, and the influence of the festival has spread throughout South America and the world; many similar festivals now exist based on this model. In 2006, the festival received the Alternative Nobel Peace Prize, awarded at the seat of the Swedish parliament in Stockholm.

McCullough is assistant director of Academic Advising and director of the PASS program at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Four alumni to be honored at SMU’s Homecoming June 25-27

WINONA, Minn. — Each year during summer Homecoming festivities, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota honors outstanding alumni.

This year’s Distinguished Alumnus Award recipient is Dr. Jane (Weydert ’86) Homeyer of Reston, Va. Lasallian Service Awards will go to James Cunningham ’49 of Coos Bay, Ore., and Christine (Coglianese’ 93) Collins of Orland Park, Ill. Additionally, Timothy Horan ’70 of Plymouth, Minn., will receive the Alumni Appreciation Award. All four will be honored during a reception Saturday, June 26, on the Winona campus.

Approximately 300 alumni, family and friends will return to their alma mater for Saint Mary’s Homecoming festivities, which begin Friday, June 25, and run throughout the weekend. In addition to the alumni awards ceremony, highlights include a golf outing, the Gilmore Gallop 5K, a 50+ anniversary social, and the alumni picnic. Alumni can go to www.smumn.edu/homecoming for more information.

2010 Saint Mary’s Homecoming Honorees:

Distinguished Alumna

Dr. Jane (Weydert ’86) Homeyer
Reston, Va

Jane (Weydert) Homeyer, Ph.D., began her career as a forensic scientist at the Northern Illinois Police Crime Laboratory and was eventually promoted to the laboratory’s executive director. Five years into her career, she joined the FBI in its laboratory division as the unit chief of the Forensic Science Training Unit in Quantico, Va. Homeyer assumed her current position as director of Competencies and Standards for the Central Intelligence Community (IC) Chief Human Capital Officer of the Director of National Intelligence in April 2006. She is responsible for establishing common competencies and standards for the IC workforce to help unify the IC agencies.

Alumni Appreciation

Timothy Horan '70
Plymouth, Minn.

Tim Horan’s dedication to Saint Mary’s University can never be questioned. He has generously shared his time and talents with SMU by first serving as a member of the Alumni Board of Directors from 2001-2003 and then on the Board of Trustees from 2004-2009. But his involvement doesn’t stop there. Horan is also a former parent, phone volunteer, and fundraising volunteer. He is currently assisting the Office of Development with raising funds to endow the Brother Raphael Memorial Scholarship. A strong advocate of the university, Horan is also a loyal and dedicated benefactor.

Lasallian Service

James Cunningham '49
Coos Bay, Ore.

James Cunningham has educated the poor for more than 50 years. He spent 18 fulfilling years as a Christian Brother, but it was the eight years he spent working in Nicaragua that he found life-changing. There he witnessed intense poverty, extreme poor living conditions and severe illness. He soon recognized that teaching these students had to extend beyond the classroom and into their daily lives. One day, looking down on the school’s muddy fields, he realized these students needed a gymnasium. After a year of soliciting funds, he raised enough money to purchase a pre-fabricated gym. Cunningham’s college career began at Saint Mary’s at the tender age of 16; a life-long learner, he has attended classes in 16 colleges and universities in six states and two foreign countries. He has authored a book, “Education on the Wild Side,” about his years in Nicaragua, and he is in the process of publishing two more books.

Lasallian Service

Christine (Coglianese’ 93) Collins
Orland Park, Ill.

For the past 12 years, Christine (Coglianese) Collins has infused Lasallian ideals and faith-based values into her youth ministry group at Our Lady of the Woods Parish in Orland Park, Ill. Her work as a youth minister includes weekly liturgy and advanced faith exploration sessions. She also initiated summer service trips to Appalachia involving more than 100 high school students. This summer she is planning a pilgrimage to Lourdes, France. In recognition for her efforts, Collins was awarded the Knights of Columbus Regnum Caeli Award in 2000. In 2008, she was presented with the Catholic Charities Vincentian Award and was also recognized by the Archdiocese of Chicago for her and her group’s work with soup kitchens in the Chicago area. She also currently serves on the Archdiocese of Chicago Vicariate V Leadership Award Committee.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Saint Mary’s alum is president of NHL champion Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks captured their first Stanley Cup championship in 49 years with their 4-2 series win over the Philadelphia Flyers Wednesday evening, and for the first time ever, a Saint Mary’s University alum will have his name etched on Lord Stanley's Cup.

John McDonough ’75 was named president of the Chicago Blackhawks on Nov. 20, 2007. Under his guidance, which Forbes Magazine has labeled the “Greatest Sports-Business Turnaround Ever,” the Blackhawks put an end to that 49-year Stanley Cup drought, earning their first title since 1961.

McDonough was also instrumental in bringing the NHL's 2009 Winter Classic to Chicago, an outdoor contest which pitted the Blackhawks against the Detroit Red Wings in front of 40,818 fans at Wrigley Field on Jan. 1, 2009. The game attracted 4.4 million U.S. viewers, making it the most-watched NHL game in nearly 34 years, according to Nielsen Media Research.

Prior to joining the Blackhawks, McDonough served as senior VP for marketing and president of the Chicago Cubs. During his tenure, the Cubs won the 2007 National League Central Division title.

MCA announces summer dance, theatre and music programming

WINONA, Minn. — The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts will offer summer programming June 14-Aug. 26. Community classes, lessons, workshops and camps are offered for children age 3 through adults and include:

Private Music Lessons: Voice, Clarinet, and Saxophone
* Arranged, for students entering grades 5 to 12
* Tuition: $75 for 5 lessons, $140 for 10 lessons

Teen/Adult Dance and Fitness Classes
* Class offerings will include: Tour of Dance, Power Piyo, Clogging I, and Clogging II
* June 14, 21, 28 and July 5, 12, 19; tuition varies

Clogging For Kids
* June 14, 21, 28 and July 5, 12, 19, 4:15-5 p.m.; tuition: $40
* An Introduction to clogging for students ages 8-12

Pre-Intensive Dance Workshops
* Ballet/pointe, classical variation, modern, jazz and repertory for intermediate and advanced dancers
* June 14-18, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; tuition: $180

Dance Day Camp I – Dance Me a Story
* June 21-25, 9-11:30 a.m., for ages 5-8; tuition: $100
* Students will participate in ballet, creative movement, jazz, and perform in a final showcase

Dance Day Camp II - Dance the Day Away
* June 21-25, 1-4:30 p.m., for ages 8-12; tuition: $150
* Students will participate in ballet, jazz, modern, choreography, theory courses, and perform in a final showcase

Theatre Day Camp I – Far-out Fairy Tales
* June 28-July 1, 9-11:30 a.m. for children ages 7-10; tuition: $100
* Students will participate in theatre games, acting, musical theatre, and perform in a final showcase

Theatre Day Camp II – Character Quest
* June 28-June 30 from 1-4:30 p.m. and July 1 from 9-11:30 a.m., for youth ages 10-13; tuition: $150
* Students will learn about group improvisation, masks, acting, musical theatre, and perform in a final showcase

Creative Movement
* July 6, 8, 13, 15, 5:15 – 5:45 p.m., for children ages 3-4; tuition: $30
* Introduction to the dance class setting using creative movement techniques

Musical Theatre Dance
* July 6, 8, 13, 15, 6-7 p.m., for youth age 13 through adults; tuition: $40
* Students will learn basic dance technique for musical theatre performance and explore choreography from Broadway musicals

Music Explorers I
* July 12-16, 4:15-5 p.m., for students entering grades kindergarten through 3; tuition: $30
* Learn concepts related to steady beat, duration, pitch, volume, articulation, solfege, and rhythmic and melodic improvisation

Music Explorers II
* July 12-16, 3-4 p.m., for students entering grades 4 through 6; tuition: $30
* Students will learn to write their own melodies that include elements of rhythm and meter, pitch and key, expression, and form.

Free Boys and Men’s Dance Workshops
* July 19- 22, for ages 8-21, 11-11:45 a.m. for beginners, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for those with experience
* Study with visiting guest artists Allen Fields and Jeffrey Peterson
* These workshops are offered free to all male students through a grant from the Sewell Family Foundation

Nutcracker Pre-Audition Workshops
* Aug. 25-26, for children age 5 through adults; tuition varies
* Workshops offer an ideal experience for younger students to become familiar with the audition setting, before the Sept. 1 “Nutcracker” auditions, and offer more advanced student the opportunity to have technique classes at the end of summer, prior to auditions.

“The MCA summer dance, theatre and music offerings are a great extracurricular activity for youth, helping them build self-esteem, expand their creativity, creating a daily venue for movement and exercise, and offering a great place to meet new friends,” said Christine Martin, managing director of MCA.

MCA summer dance and fitness classes also offer excellent opportunities for adults. All adult classes are held during the evenings. Additionally, workshops for intermediate and advanced teens and college aged students are available.

All MCA classes, workshops, lessons, and camps are held at the Valéncia Arts Center, 1164 West 10th St., Winona. Tuition for summer classes varies depending on class length and level. The Boys and Men’s Dance Workshops are offered tuition free to all male students ages 8-21 through a grant from the Sewell Family Foundation.

Registration for summer programming is currently being accepted. Students may register online at www.mnconservatoryforthearts.org, in person at the Valéncia Arts Center, or registration may be mailed to: 1164 West 10th St., Winona, MN 55987.

For more information and registration materials, visit www.mnconservatoryforthearts.org, e-mail mca@smumn.edu or call (507) 453-5500.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Saint Mary’s students complete service trip to Guatemala

Saint Mary's students at the Mayan ruins of Zacaleu. Since their return, the Volcano Pacaya, has erupted and
Guatemala has also experienced severe flooding.

Diana Lundeen with children of the Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos school and orphanage.

WINONA, Minn. — Nine Saint Mary’s University students, joined by Chris McClead, director of SMU’s Campus Ministry, completed a Serving Others United with Love (SOUL) trip to Guatemala May 9-19.

The students, including Abby Voigt, Allison Stephens, Shannon Nelson, Rachel Elbert, John Speedling, Kelly Holt, Diana Lundeen, Ellen Bina and Emily DeWitt, traveled to Antigua, Huehuetenago and San Lucas Toliman to see how some Guatemalans live from day to day.

This trip was intended to ignite a flame on the Winona campus for the life and work of Brother James Miller, a 1966 Saint Mary’s alumnus who was killed while serving in Guatemala in 1982. Brother James has been designated a “Servant of God” and is being considered for sainthood.

The trip’s objectives were:
• To inspire students to live a life dedicated to others by visiting the Brother James Miller House, the school for the indigenous in Huehuetenango, and reflect on how their lives might also serve the common good.
• To provide students with an opportunity to see various non-profit organizations serving the marginalized of Guatemala.
• To have students connect to the Lasallian family and witness the Lasallian mission specifically with the communities of Antigua and Huehuetenango.

Social justice issues encountered included: global solidarity, poverty, education, immigration, advocacy, fair wages, and economic policies in a global market.

Monday, June 07, 2010

Oanes appointed director of SMU’s Fitzgerald Library

WINONA, Minn. — Laura Oanes of Forest City, Iowa, has been appointed director of the Fitzgerald Library on the Winona campus of Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, effective July 6. Oanes replaces Sandra Beth who retired in May of 2009. Rachel Thomas served as interim library director during the 2009-10 academic year.

Oanes was most recently director of the Waldorf College library in Forest City. Previously, she was a user services librarian at Waldorf, and helped develop the information skills portion of the first-year seminar for incoming students.

As Saint Mary’s new head librarian, Oanes has a vision for the service and leadership role of the library in support of Lasallian education. “She brings a strong orientation to work with students and faculty, a collaborative leadership style, a deep understanding of trends in library and information sciences, and administrative skills,” said Dr. Tom Mans, vice president for Academic Affairs.

Oanes earned her Master’s in Library and Information Science from UW – Milwaukee in 2008. Her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a minor in psychology was earned at Mankato State University. She also studied at UW – Eau Claire and UW – Madison. She is active in the American Library Association and is currently an intern with the ALA Committee for Literacy. In Forest City, she was a member of the Forest City Community School Board and was active with various community library and literacy projects.

Students named to dean’s list at Saint Mary’s

WINONA, Minn. — The following students were named to the second semester, 2009-10 dean’s list at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. The list includes undergraduate students who earned a grade point average of 3.60 or better on a 4.0 scale.

Kelsi Addabbo, Owatonna, Minn.
Sarah Adie, Chanhassen, Minn.
Lisa Aguado, Franklin Park, Ill.
Marie Allen, Wausau, Wis.
Margaret, Allexsaht, Minneapolis, Minn.
Andrea Allis, Wells, Minn.
Sarah Anderson, Lino Lakes, Minn.
Kayla Andrist, Eyota, Minn.
Abigail Ayotte, Mendota Heights, Minn.
Elizabeth Baertlein, Mazeppa, Minn.
Lauren Baier, Mount Horeb, Wis.
Neela Bajracharya, Nepal
Ryan Ballanger, St. Paul, Minn.
William Barghahn, La Crescent, Minn.
Brenton Barghahn, La Crescent, Minn.
Zachary Barry, Fort Wayne, Ind.
Julianne Bartosz, Mokena, Ill.
Nicole Bengtson, Eyota, Minn.
Leann Benson, Roseville, Minn.
Cassandra Berning, Cuba City, Wis.
Maria Biebel, Winona, Minn.
Sarah Bignell, Wabasha, Minn.
Gregory Bim-Merle, Michigan City, Ind.
Ellen Bina, St. Paul, Minn.
Ashley Blum, Buffalo City, Wis.
Michael Bonk, Hampshire, Ill.
Peter Borash, Bowlus, Minn.
Lauren Borkowski, St. Charles, Minn.
Jessica Bouska, Chatfield, Minn.
Brianna Braun, Cold Spring, Minn.
Theresa Breault, Houston, Minn.
Thomas Briese, Rochester, Minn.
Patrick Briscoe, Fort Wayne, Ind.
Andrew Brueggen, Holmen, Wis.
Lorelle Brune, Sterling, Ill.
Kassondra Burtis, Fairmont, Minn.
Katherine Cachey, Orland Park, Ill.
Meghan Campbell, Dyersville, IA
Jenna Capelle, Rochester, Minn.
Morgan Carlson, Theilman, Minn.
Yue Chang, Yancheng, China
Brittany Cherwinka, Faribault, Minn.
Lindsay Christensen, Brooklyn Park, Minn.
Nicole Ciulla, Plover, Wis.
Nicole Clammer, West Concord, Minn.
Kelsey Collins, Apple Valley, Minn.
Thomas Conry, Waunakee, Wis.
Hannah Cooling, Madelia, Minn.
Ann Cummins, Birchwood, Minn.
David Dahlstrom, Rochester, Minn.
Daniel Davis, Ossian, Ind.
David Dean, Wayzata, Minn.
Emily Degallier, Fountain City, Wis.
Jonathan Delwiche, Andover, Minn.
Brian Dillon, Arden Hills, Minn.
Jonathan Dillon, Custer, S.D.
Katelyn Dobihal, Lino Lakes, Minn.
Anne Drazkowski, Fountain City, Wis.
Katherine Drazkowski, Fountain City, Wis.
William Duffert, Ramsey, Minn.
Benjamin Eirikson, Austin, Minn.
Sara Eisenhauer, Kenosha, Wis.
Rachel Elbert, Cedar Falls, Iowa
Kristina Empanger, Chaska, Minn.
Laura Enstad, Austin, Minn.
Luis Escobar, Madelia, Minn.
Santiago Escobar, Madelia, Minn.
Hilary Ethen, White Bear Lake, Minn.
Nikki Farmer, Medford, Wis.
Jonathan Fasnacht, Janesville, Minn.
David Feather, Oak Creek, Wis.
Mackenzie Ferguson, Arcadia, Wis.
Jordan Fetcko, Crown Point, Ind.
Lydia Feuerhelm, Winona, Minn.
Marie Fidler, Woodbury, Minn.
Laura Flicek, Wabasha, Minn.
John Fox, Winona, Minn.
Heather Frainey, Mundelein, Ill.
Hilary Framke, Stillwater, Minn.
Samantha Franklin, Schaumburg, Ill.
Gregory Freeman, Aurora, Ill.
Allyson Friestleben, Victoria, Minn.
Brittany Geerdes, Racine, Minn.
Jennifer Gees, Onalaska, Wis.
Amanda Gehrman, Stevens Point, Wis.
Cullen Gibbons, Circle Pines, Minn.
Jessica Giers, Winona, Minn.
Mary Gleich, Hastings, Minn.
Erin Glorvigen, Rochester, Minn.
Matthew Gorgone, Greenville, R.I.
Nicholas Gorman, St. Louis Park, Minn.
Vanessa Grams, Little Falls, Minn.
Rachel Grave, Buffalo, Minn.
Sarah Grundhoefer, W. Saint Paul, Minn.
Jared Haider, Forest Lake, Minn.
Nicole Haley, Plainview, Minn.
Corene Hancock, La Crosse, Wis.
Zachary Hansmann, Hugo, Minn.
Sara Harstad, Chatfield, Minn.
Bethany Hastings, Inver Grove Heights, Minn.
Aaron Hayes, Winona, Minn.
Neil Heacox, San Diego, Calif.
Thomas Healy, Rolling Meadows, Ill.
Brian Heim, Caledonia, Minn.
Jackie Heintz, Caledonia, Minn.
Nicole Heitmann, Hayward, Wis.
Megan Hellmann, Oshkosh, Wis.
Aaron Henry, Hastings, Minn.
Michelle Hermes, Roseville, Minn.
Adam Hofer, Rapid City, S.D.
Michael Hofer, Rapid City, S.D.
Krin Hoiland, Rushford, Minn.
Tara Houlihan, La Crosse, Wis.
Thomas Howes, Princeton, Minn.
Cassandra Hulett, Milwaukee, Wis.
Lyric Hupp, Minneapolis, Minn.
Casey Jacobson, Apple Valley, Minn.
Andrew Jambura, Wauwatosa, Wis.
Megan Jantscher, Plymouth, Minn.
Meghan Jensen, Claremont, Minn.
Paige Jenson, Lake Park, Minn.
Brittany Joerger, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Allison Johnson, Austin, Minn.
Tiearra Johnson, Justice, Ill.
Timothy Jorgensen, Oak Park, Ill.
Jordan Junker, Glenwood City, Wis.
Cree Kachelski, Elgin, Minn.
Agnieszka Kadej, Luban, Poland
Melissa Kaffine, Owatonna, Minn.
Weijie Kang, Xi'an, China
Brian Kasel, Minneapolis, Minn.
Laura Kay, Rush City, Minn.
Katelin Keck, Eden Prairie, Minn.
Samuel Kehoe, Rosemount, Minn.
Billie Keilen, Faribault, Minn.
Sarah Kennedy, Lake City, Minn.
Nakisa Khoshnevis, Dayton, Minn.
Peter Kieffer, La Crosse, Wis.
Andrew Kilpatrick, Burnsville, Minn.
Steven Kimlicka, Bartlett, Ill.
Neil Kirchoefer, Metamora, Ill.
JoAnn Kirsch, Wesley, Iowa
Ingrid Klockars, Wheaton, Ill.
Katherine Klus, Norridge, Ill.
Nicole Kolupailo, St. Paul, Minn.
Rachael Korinek, Rochester, Minn.
Abby Kratzke, Dent, Minn.
Joseph Krause, St. James, Minn.
Alison Kremer, Iona, Minn.
Corey Krengiel, Lemont, Ill.
Melanie Krivachek, Fort Atkinson, Iowa
Brittany Kuehn, Sauk Rapids, Minn.
Amy Kujak, River Falls, Wis.
Justyna Kujtkowska, Bogaczow, Poland
Cherie Kulig Independence, Wis.
Rachel Kwiecinski, Vernon Hills, Ill.
Patrick Lafond, Batavia, Ill.
Yuan Lai, Xi'an, China
Sophia Lam, Burnsville, Minn.
Maria Lanari, Delano, Minn.
Gabrielle Langan, Austin, Minn.
Jessica Larson, Pine Island, Minn.
Kate Larson, Winona, Minn.
Laura Larson, Pine Island, Minn.
Sabrina Larson-Bushlack, Mapleton, Minn.
Jacob Lechner, White Bear Twp., Minn.
Lindsey Legatt, Sartell, Minn.
Steven Lehn, Hokah, Minn.
Yuepeng Li, Beijing, China
Jonah Lippert, Easton, Minn.
Steven Lochen, Kimball, Minn.
Justin Loeffler, Winona, Minn.
Ashley Loos, Loyal, Wis.
Abby Lough, South Saint Paul, Minn.
Cory Madison, Cottonwood, Minn.
Theo Manahan, Chatfield, Minn.
Stephanie Marnocha, Appleton, Wis.
Katelynn Martin, Lyle, Iowa
Christina Massee, Appleton, Minn.
Angela Mazzuca, Saint Michael, Minn.
Patrick McCaffery, South Bend, Ind.
Rachel McCarty, N Fond Du Lac, Wis.
Catherine McDonald, Ham Lake, Minn.
Robert McGuire, Rochester, Minn.
Kathryn Metz, Maple Lake, Minn.
Danielle Miller, Inver Grove, Minn.
Jessica Miller, Carver, Minn.
Joanna Mills, New Boston, Ill.
Erin Morgan, Appleton, Wis.
Caitlin Murphy, Cannon Falls, Minn.
Megan Murphy, Edina, Minn.
Brianna Nelson, Ham Lake, Minn.
Shannon Nelson, Brooklyn Park, Minn.
Meagan Newbold, Rochester, Minn.
Brittney Nielsen, Apple Valley, Minn.
Laura Nolte, Owatonna, Minn.
LeiLani Oas, Minnesota City, Minn.
Alexis Olson, Altura, Minn.
Nicole Olson, New Brighton, Minn.
Michael Ostman, Saint Michael, Minn.
Cory Ostroot, Dayton, Minn.
Samantha Otto, Hampton, Minn.
Jason Papaconstandinou, Winona, Minn.
Leslie Paquette, La Crosse, Wis.
Kathleen Pawlowski, Chicago, Ill.
Amy Pearson, Buffalo City, Wis.
Maxwell Perri, Arlington Heights, Ill.
Brittany Peterson, Burnsville, Minn.
Michael Pica, Champaign, Ill.
Anthony Pikkaraine, Apple Valley, Minn.
Melissa Plein, Red Wing, Minn.
James Possin, Geneseo, Ill.
Regina Quandt, Minneapolis, Minn.
Jennifer Quicker, Neillsville, Wis.
Michelle Quinn, Onalaska, Wis.
Amanda Rahman, Rochester, Minn.
Andrew Rangitsch, Oakdale, Minn.
Naomi Rath Easton, Minn.
Mekenzie Reps, St. Charles, Minn.
Anne Richards, Chicago, Ill.
Joseph Richards, La Crosse, Wis.
Erin Roden, Albertville, Minn.
Valerie Ross, Hastings, Minn.
Suzanne Roth, Stillwater, Minn.
Erica Rubenzer, Jim Falls, Wis.
Andrew Ruf, Chippewa Falls, Wis.
Courtney Runge, St James, Minn.
Jeunesse Rutledge, Mundelein, Ill.
Bridget Ryan, Alsip, Ill.
Joseph Rysavy, Burnsville, Minn.
Mariana Sanchez del Castillo, Puebla, Puebla, Mexico
Rebecca Sandager, Hills, Minn.
Jason Sandquist, Mounds View, Minn.
Evan Saunders, Chicago, Ill.
Stephanie Schaub, La Crosse, Wis.
Kristina Scherber, Brooklyn Center, Minn.
Timothy Schmall, Dubuque, Iowa
Jenna Schmidtknecht, Fountain City, Wis.
Kelsey Schneider, Portland, Ore.
Danielle Scholbrock, Potosi, Wis.
Jennifer Schurhammer, Kellogg, Minn.
Blake Schuster, Mahtomedi, Minn.
Benjamin Scott, Rochester, Minn.
Andrew Seifert, Andover, Minn.
Elizabeth Shewmon, Arlington Heights, Ill.
Kelli Sholl, St Anthony, Minn.
Anne Shutte, Columbia Heights, Minn.
Christopher Sindelar, Milford, Ind.
Catherine Smith, Chicago, Ill.
Kelly Smith, Red Wing, Minn.
Peter Snell, Lino Lakes, Minn.
Stephanie Solland, Albert Lea, Minn.
Anna Sonday, W. St. Paul, Minn.
Mara Sonday, W. St. Paul, Minn.
Zhe Song, Xi'an, China
Ryan Soukup, Sleepy Eye, Minn.
Jill Spitzmueller, New Brighton, Minn.
David Spriegel, Gurnee, Ill.
Katherine Stang, St. Cloud, Minn.
Christopher Stanish, Portage, Ind.
Pamela Stanton, Mundelein, Ill.
Emma Stenzel, Alden, Minn.
Hillary Stenzel, Minnesota Lake, Minn.
Danielle Strebel, Green Bay, Wis.
Daniel Streefland, Webster, Minn.
Caroline Stringer, Saint Cloud, Minn.
Stephanie Sturges, Woodbury, Minn.
William Such, Broomfield, Colo.
Kristina Swanberg, New Hope, Minn.
Pawel Szczepkowski, Kluczbork, Poland
Phillip Thomas, Hastings, Minn.
Ethan Thompson, Kellogg, Minn.
Smith Thongbai, Winona, Minn.
Linda Tierney, Cloquet, Minn.
Jacob Toliver, Rantoul, Ill.
John Trask, Wasta, S.D.
Jake Traxler, Le Sueur, Minn.
Lily Trelstad, Cannon Falls, Minn.
Bridget Trio, Mapleton, Minn.
Lauren Ulbrich, Rochester, Minn.
Vincent Unklesbay, Maplewood, Minn.
Stephanie Valentine, Omaha, Neb.
John Vallez, Eagan, Minn.
Amanda Van Leeuwe, Ghent, Minn.
Abby Voigt, Burnsville, Minn.
Kelly Wagner, Woodbury, Minn.
Peter Waldorf, Bloomington, Ill.
Lukas Wallerich, Inver Grove Heights, Minn.
Alexa Wallick, Eagan, Minn.
Yu Wang, Kunming, China
Brandon Wanless, Washington, Ill.
Sarah Weir, Oswego, Ill.
Johanna Weissing, Utica, Minn.
Rebecca Welch, La Crescent, Minn.
Emily Welhaven, Rochester, Minn.
Kaitlin Wermerskirchen, Shakopee, Minn.
Taryn Wirkus, La Crosse, Wis.
Marcus Wobschall, Waseca, Minn.
Ryan Wockenfus, New London, Wis.
Melissa Wolf, New Prague, Minn.
Leah Wooden, La Crescent, Minn.
Jennifer Woodley, Bloomington, Minn.
Dongyang Xie, Xi'an, China
Changyu Yang, Xi'an, China
Xin Ye, Xi'an, China
Fang Yuan, Xi'an, China
Ann Zajac, Hastings, Minn.
Tian Zhang, Xi'an, China
Tingting Zheng, Fujian, China
Fei Zou, Xi'an, China