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Wilson Ebner Advocates for Teachers On Campus, and at National Level
SMSU senior Wilson Ebner is an advocate for future teachers on the SMSU campus, and on a national level, as well.
The Rosemount, Minn., native is majoring in Elementary Education, Special Education and English as a Second Language, with a reading minor. She’s obviously a master at time management, because she’s also the president of the SMSU chapter of the Education Minnesota Student Program, which is under the umbrella of the National Education Association (NEA). Additionally, last summer Ebner became a student representative on the national NEA board.
She ran in an election this past summer against five other students for her spot on the board. “The election was held in Washington, D.C., at the Student Leadership Conference. You have a speech and had to answer a random question. My election process lasted five rounds,” she said.
The NEA is the largest teacher union in the country and serves all 50 states. It supports and protects the teachers in the country, and provides professional development opportunities, as well.... Read More Wilson Ebner Advocates for Teachers On Campus, and at National Level
Guest Artist Series Celebrates 10 Years with Concert
The SMSU Jazz Ensemble will celebrate 10 years of its guest artist series with a concert on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the SMSU Fine Arts Theatre.
The guest artist will be trumpeter Larry McWilliams, who was the first guest artist back in 2007.
“The guest artist series started as a means of bringing professional musicians to our students so that they learn more about professional musicianship,” said Director of Bands Dr. John Ginocchio.
“I think our guest artist series has been one of the most valuable things we’ve done in terms of helping our students improve as musicians. There is no substitute for our students than meeting with people who are actively performing and writing and conducting in professional capacities,” he added.... Read More Guest Artist Series Celebrates 10 Years with Concert
Alumnus Has 4 Paintings at New U.S. Bank Stadium
SMSU alumnus Nicholas Schleif’s artwork will be prominently displayed in the new U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 18 when the Minnesota Vikings host the Green Bay Packers in the first regular-season home game in the $1.2 billion facility.
An art collection estimated in value at several million dollars is included in the stadium, and was unveiled recently. Stadium and Vikings officials commissioned the art through Sports and the Arts. Most of the 104 artists featured are from Minnesota — including several past Vikings themselves.
Schleif has four pieces that will hang in the stadium. The crown jewel of the four is called “Purple Reign,” a 4 1/2-by-7 ½-foot acrylic on canvas painting in which Schleif re-created an image of Prince using words from the lyrics of Prince songs.
The lyrics line up horizontally across the painting, but also stack up vertically so that, like a crossword puzzle, they spell out key words from Prince’s life, words such as Revolution, Time, Royalty, First Avenue and Paisley Park.... Read More Alumnus Has 4 Paintings at New U.S. Bank Stadium
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