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CORE presents Nick at Night

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The University of Northwestern – St. Paul put on Nick at Night again this year. Although the event was led by student government in previous years, this year it was put on by the student the off-campus activities group CORE. The members of CORE have worked diligently at the project of putting this activity on. The off-campus CORE cabinet members include Emily Gustafson, Morgan Tolly, Bentura Peralez, Ally Bumgardner, Alycia Abler, Kassandra Swiontek, and Evan Collier. They are headed by off-campus CORE leader Greta Elsholtz.

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Memory Comes Alive in ‘Dancing at Lughnasa’

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Memory is a peculiar thing. It persists in our brains against all odds. It lets us remember all the highs and lows of childhood and every step along the way. This idea is what unifies the story of Irish playwright Brian Friel’s play “Dancing at Lughnasa.” Set in the summer of 1936 in Northern Ireland, the play tells the story of five sisters (Kate, Agnes, Maggie, Rose, and Chris) struggling to make ends meet and find joy in life. Their brother, Jack, has recently returned from missionary work in Uganda and suffers from malaria. The play is narrated by Chris’ son, Michael, as he recalls the events of that summer many years later. The sisters are visited by Michael’s father, Gerry, on several occasions throughout.

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Campus Character: Emily Harp pursues passion for Christ


Describing Emily Harp in one word is hard. Some would say she is passionate, talented, or charismatic. What stands out most about her is her passion. The one thing no one can doubt about her is her passion for Jesus. Harp’s love for the Lord shines through every word she says and there is no doubt that every moment spent with her leaves a positive impact.

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Campus character: Dr. Bradley Sickler studies wisdom, science and faith


Dr. Bradley Sickler has a unique background that led to his current position as an assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Northwestern – St. Paul. Sickler started at UNW as an adjunct professor in 2008 and transitioned to full-time in 2013. During part of that time, he was also pastoring a church. Before becoming a professor, he did full-time camp ministry and been an actuarial analyst for a consulting firm as well as spent some time as a mortgage underwriter.

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Northwestern theater student to perform at Chanhassen Dinner Theater

A University of Northwestern-St. Paul student has landed a role in an upcoming production of “Newsies” at the prestigious Chanhassen Dinner Theater.

Jacob Berggren will be dancing his way into an ensemble role as a newsboy in Disney’s “Newsies.” The smash hit Broadway musical is based on the musical film that tells the story of the Newsboy strike of 1899 in New York City.

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