College of Continuing Education News
Brandon McNellis, the 2015 CCE Commencement student speaker, always knew he wanted to pursue a degree in business, but until the end of his sophomore year, he wasn’t sure of a specific direction. He chose Manufacturing Operations Management (MM) because he saw that this degree would give him a broad preparation for the many areas of business that interest him. The applied nature of the degree gave him real-world relevancy, and the flexibility of it allowed him to pursue a focus on supply chain management.
With an Inter-College Program (ICP) major in wildlife science, whole systems healing, and sustainability studies, it's evident that Muhammad Jiwa’s studies have been varied, to say the least. Jiwa is interested in everything from ecofriendly buildings and biomimicry, to working for nonprofits and launching multiple businesses, while ultimately returning to exotic animal veterinary school. This summer he’s reaching out to Twin Cities area mosques to incorporate environmental studies into the Sunday school curriculum for children, hoping, he says, to inspire youth in how they approach the concerns of their time.
Gasoline. The Sun. Fish poop. Electricity. Wind. Coal. If you said, “What are things that fuel other things for $1000, Alex?” then you’d be right.
Yes, fish poop is the fuel that drives the machine that is Victus Farm, a 9,000-square-foot aquaponics facility in the tiny North Shore mining town of Silver Bay, Minnesota, about 55 miles north of Duluth.
The brainchild of Michael Mageau (director of the University of Minnesota-Duluth’s Environment and Sustainability Program), program graduate Baylor Radtke, and sustainability researcher David Abazs, Victus Farm was designed to be a closed-loop system with a carbon-neutral footprint that could provide sustainable, locally grown produce and protein to area restaurants and co-ops.
For immediate release: Minneapolis, Minn. –March 3, 2015 – A. Peter Hilger, faculty co-director and instructor for the College of Continuing Education (CCE)’s Bachelor of Applied Science in Construction and Facility Management Program, has been named one of eight recipients of the 2015 Morse-Alumni Distinguished Teaching Award, the University of Minnesota’s most prestigious award for excellence in undergraduate teaching.
With the 2014 mid-term elections just behind us and the 2016 presidential race starting to gain steam, voices on either side of the aisle are clamoring to be heard. And not necessarily the political aisle, either—the nation is locked in a battle where many religious groups say their freedoms are under threat by societal shifts, such as the federal health-care overhaul and same-sex marriage, while secular groups are warning that we cannot let the religious views of certain people impinge on the politics governing us all.
Entry Point Project courses offer the advantages of rigorous U of M concurrent enrollment courses to a group of students typically underrepresented and underserved by higher education.