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Nolan from the Billy

Most University of Northwestern – St. Paul students know him from the Exhibition station during the lunch hour, but along with his work as a chef, Nolan is also a musician and enjoys spending time with his family.

For Nolan, a typical day involves arriving at work at 6:30 or 7:00 AM to start preparing everything for the day, then working behind the counter in the Billy from 10:30 to 2:30. As any student with a meal plan would know, he is one of the busiest people on campus during this time.

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Black Student Union highlights history and heritage

Every year, the month of February commemorates black history in America, and this year, University of Northwestern – St. Paul’s first black student organization was busy hosting events on campus every week of Black History Month to celebrate black culture. Black Student Union, led by sophomores Jazinae Patterson, Payton Bowdry and Kristen Sanders, and senior Parker Thibodeaux, hosted four functions in February including a Table Talk discussion in partnership with FORCE, a Black Panther showing and a movie night on campus. BSU’s final event of the month was Northwestern’s first Black History Month Celebration on Thursday, February 22 at Robertson Student Center.

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Campus Character: Joshua Cline-Cole keeps it real

Joshua Cline-Cole is a sophomore computer science/health science major (photo courtesy of Joshua Cline-Cole).

It’s hard to find people who are real. Genuine honesty seems to be in short supply, especially in today’s day and age. When you find someone who actually possesses these traits, it’s like stumbling across a treasure. Sophomore Joshua Cline-Cole is one of the realest people on the entire University of Northwestern – St. Paul campus. Cline-Cole is drawn to realness. It is part of the reason why he ended up attending Northwestern.

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UNW’s Anne of Green Gables’ presents humor and heart

Anne reaching out her hand

In the last two weekends of the quad, Knight Hall transformed into idyllic Green Gables at the University of Northwestern – St. Paul for the major spring play, “Anne of Green Gables.” Sophomore theater major Faith Winship starred as Anne, the orphaned main character; sophomore graphic design major Aaron Stauffer played Gilbert, Anne’s rival and later love interest; and theater majors Tommy McCarthy and Gracie Lugo starred as Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, the brother and sister who take Anne in from the orphanage.

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Changes offer flexible curriculum in Christian ministries department

In the spring of 2016, the Christian Ministries Department at the University of Northwestern—St. Paul initiated a five-year program review. The first phase of curriculum revision was enacted for fall of 2017, and the second phase of the revision is set to begin for the 2018-2019 school year.

The newly revised curriculum consists of five core programs: Youth and Emerging Adult Studies, Ministry, Pastoral Ministry, Intercultural Studies and Nonprofit Leadership. Dale Lemke, department chair and assistant professor of Christian ministries, said, “What we wanted to do in these programs is move in the direction of making them more flexible and transfer friendly.”

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