Provost Kaivola talks to Star Tribune about first winter

Minneapolis Star TribuneAugsburg College Provost Karen Kaivola spoke with Star Tribune reporter Bill McAuliffe about the experiences of her first winter in Minnesota. Kaivola, who joined the College last summer after decades in Florida and spoke with McAuliffe for his story on the start of meteorological spring, said her first winter was “beyond the realm of her imagination” and that she is looking forward to spring, whatever that might mean. Certainly, Kaivola deserves kudos for surviving a winter that has nearly broken even native Minnesotans. Read the story on the Star Tribune website.

Something beautiful for free

instructionsSpring is a time to slow down, smell the flowers, and get free art. At least that is what you can do in Murphy Park on Thursday, Apr. 21 from noon to 3 p.m.

Painting and book students invite the campus and community to celebrate “Instructions for a Slower World” in honor of Earth Day 2011. The collaborative artwork sprouting in the garden and trees at the center of the park is a combination of painted totems and handmade paper created by Tara Sweeney’s beginning painting class and Regula Russelle’s paper and book class.

As part of the Earth Day 2011 challenge to create a billion acts of green, students will be giving away the handmade paper artwork.