Rural revitalization through theater? You bet.

A recent graduate is using theater to spur creative thinking and economic development in rural communities. Read about this life-changing experience.

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Terri McBride in Coast Guard uniform

Charting her own course

Terri McBride’s journey has taken her from the U.S. Coast Guard to the Medical School. She aims to serve the underserved. Learn more about her perseverance.

Graduates in black caps and gowns and colorful hoods stand in front of a Commencement crowd.

Bright future for College of Science and Engineering grads

Six months after graduating, STEM grads were doing great. See some salient stats.

Denise Riffey

Getting personal with addiction at Morris

Morris student Denise Riffey is using her experience with addiction to improve a treatment court program in Minnesota. Learn more about Morris student Denise Riffey.

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