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TRIBUNE Education Wednesday, January l4, 2004 Page 5 2 II 1 Fair night the WWG high school held an academic fair featuring proj- Various classes including Home Ec, Industrial arts, visual arts and h_Writing Class Field AGCO Jackson, MN trip to the in Jackson, Was very inform- First, the on riters and illus- the plant gave a to our class at Training Center Each one of and illustra- what they do day in and day to the pres- One could see that a huge part of do all their designing on the keep all docu- on the comput- efficient, and The most inter- was that gentleman that explained all Precautions, lia- currently pond- the meticu- he writes day in The tech writer to help prevent must "assume The soft- other computer AGCO are and equally the technologi- the tech writers Next, we were taken to the AGCO plant and were given a tour of the facilities. I thought the headphones we were given to hear the microphone equipped tour guide was an excellent idea. The plant itself was awe- inspiring. To see the prod- ucts made in front of our eyes was interesting. Digesting the information about the plant was mind- stimulating, and it was great to see a sector of the econo- my we usually don't have the opportunity to witness. I especially enjoyed the tour of the "War Room." because it was amusing to hear that the company calls it that. but also that the company and all the different plants are serious about communi- cating with each other. I found it very interesting that the goals/objectives of the AGCO corporation were tacked up on the wall in the War Room. I think that shows that the corporation is focused on more things than just pulling a massive profit each year. All in all, the field trip to the AGCO Plant in Jackson was great and a very educational experience about tech writing and how a manufacturing plant oper- ates. el e. news enrolled at Northwestern Walnut Grove is enrolled as a new fresh- College in Saint Paul. Yang gradu- Westbrook Walnut Grove High School in Butler on dean's List Community & Technical College, Pipestone names of students making the Fall Semester of the 2003-2004 school must maintain a 3.5 or higher grade point carry at least 12 credits per semester to be this honor. included on the Dean's list is Laura of Bob and Kristi Butler, Revere. Michaels- Surface presentation at SMSU Donna-Michaels- Surface will give a presenta- tion, "Empowering Your Body - Mind - Spirit" from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, JanuarT 22 in Charter Hall 201 on the campus of SMSU. Michaels-Surface is a dynamic, passionate speak- er with an impressive back- ground in health, fitness, and the entertainment busi- ness. She blends drama, humor and information in her presentations. Her message is empow- erment. Michaels-Surface believes people are empow- ered when they acknowl- edge that a God has created them as an integrated mind, body and spirit, and urges listeners to act on that in a positive manner Westbrook School Lunch Menu January 19-23, 2004 Breakfast: Monday: No School Tuesday: Pancake & sausage on a stick, fruit, milk. Wednesday: PB & J, fruit, milk. Thursday: Egg, biscuit, fruit, milk. Friday: Cinnamon tastry, fruit, milk. Lunch: Monday: No School Tuesday: Corn dogs, pota- to starz, fruit choices, car- rots, sandwiches, milk. Wednesday: Grilled chick- en nuggets, sweet 'n sour sauce, rice, fruit choice, pease, sandwiches, milk, for- tune cookie. Thursday: Oven baked chicken, mashed potatoes.w/ gravy, fruit choices, vegaes w/dip, sandwiches, milk. Friday: HS - St. crust pizza, E Tony's pizza, California blend vegies w/ cheese sauce, fruit choices, carrots, sandwiches, milk, jello. State honorable mention Abby Herding, daughter of Todd and Sue Herding, was notified she had won an Honorable Mention in the State Fire Chiefs Association Fire Poster contest. She was given 10 dollars from fire chief Doug Kletscher (left), also pictured is elementary principal Bill Richards. Surface to Perform at Campus Religious Center Pat Surface, the popular Minnesota folk artist, will perform at the Master's Cup Coffee House at the Southwest Minnesota State University Campus Religious Center at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 22. Surface will be joined in con- cert by his wife, Donna Michaels-Surface, in a pre- release event for his new CD, entitled "The Long Goodbye." The CD is dedi- cated to Donna's father, Rocco Michael Passaretti, who is a victim of Alzheimer's. Pat has written poignant songs inspired by the personal tragedy of this disease, and sees a connec- tion between horrible dis- eases such as Alzheimer's and the decimation of our planet. "The Long Goodbye" is being recorded at Robin Anders' solar- and wind- powered studio in Embarrass, Minn. It fea- tures Eli Bissonett, a talent- ed violinist who has been touring with the pair. "The Long Goodbye" is scheduled for release in February, 2004. Pat Surface's other CD's include "The Wilderness Within," a group of contemporary Christian songs; "The House of Amazing Grace," a gospel collection; "Our Singing Wilderness," a musical study of the sounds of nature; and "Portages," a celebration of the Boundary Waters. The doors for the con- cert will open at 7:15 a.m. There will be a charge for seniors and students, and for the general public. Southwest Minnesota State University students will be admitted with a student ID. For more information, contact Steve Rasmussen at 507-532-5731. To learn more about Pat Surface and his music, visit his Web site: www.patsurface.com. Next Week's American Profile... "h All s ood wzt sgood For 40 rars, CBS's Clmrles (hx Is In a weart, tl gu[ t}w 1 n(|k -w' cx>mt[KqJttrv In Addition,.. .+., + .. ,/ Senior College Kick-off at SMSU January 28 The Senior College kick- off for its next session, enti- tled "Expand Your Horizons," will be held at 3 p.m. on Wed., Jan. 28 in Charter Hall 201 on the campus of Southwest Minnesota State University. SMSU President David Danahar will welcome Senior College participants, who will be able to meet with their study group lead- ers and get acquainted with the campus. Also featured will be a presentation by the office of Cultural Diversity. SMSU has 166 students from 27 different countries, and several of them will share their experiences. Study group topics for this upcoming Senior College session include: Mondays: * Basic Computer; Sandy Redding, instructor; 9:30-11:30 a.m. A Fresh Look at the Middle East; Dr. Don Swanjord, instructor; 12:30- 2:30 p.m. * Watercolor Painting - Beginning or Experienced; Charlene Buescher, instruc- tor; 2:45-4:45 p.m. Tuesdays * News Media in Society; Jackie Zerr and Elayne Conyers, instructors; 9:45-11:45 a.m. * Senior College Choir (extracurricular); Helen Pedersen, instructor; 12:30- 2:15 p.m. * Music From India to Indonesia; Charles Kauffman, instructor; 2:30- 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays * Fitness for Life; Marilyn Strate and Nate Burns, instructors; 10:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. * Law Enforcement; A1 Bendel, coordinator; 1-3 p.m. * Enjoying the Mystery Story; Dr. C. Paul Martin, instructor; 3:15-5:15 p.m. Thursdays: * The 1920s and 1930s; Dr. Lloyd Petersen, instruc- tor; 10 a.m. to noon. * Is There Stress in Your Life?; Gene Hochhalter, instructor; 12:45-2:45 p.m. * Digital Photography; Greg Devereaux, instructor; 3-5 p.m. Senior College is open to adults 50 and older who are looking for lifelong learning opportunities and those wishing to explore new interests, continue learning and make new friends. Adults of all educational lev- els are welcome. To register for Senior College, contact Betty Roers at 507-537-7363 or 800-642- 0684. E-mail her at: roers@southwestmsu.edu. Registrations will be taken through Jan. 21. Senior College is spon- sored by Southwest Minnesota State University, the Southwest Minnesota Foundation, the Schwan Food Co., and Lyon County United Way. Funds are also received from the Minnesota Humanities Commission. Sexual assault programs seek a holistic approach to the issue of sexual violence By Shelly Hilton Executive Director Pew Horlzons Crlsls Center The Governor has high- lighted his efforts for com- bating sex offenders in the state of Minnesota. These measures include longer sen- tences, better monitoring, and increased civil commit- ments. Although we applaud the Governor in taking these first steps, we ask that the Governor and local legisla- tors partner with New Horizons Crisis Center in developing their policy ini- tiatives to ensure a compre- hensive approach in address- ing sexual violence- one that includes both the criminal justice system response as well as a community educa- tion approach. Recent budget cuts at the state level have made it very difficult for local sexual assault programs through- out the state, including New Horizons Crisis Center, to address community educa- tion as part of their compre- hensive approach. We ask that the Governor look at adding this important com- ponent to his legislative ini- tiatives. It is not only impor- tant to hold offenders accountable, but we must stop the violence before it starts. "We know that for every sex offender there are multiple victims," says Carla Ferrucci from the MN Coalition against Sexual Assault. "We need to spend time at the front end, by debunking natural myths about sexual violence and this can only be done with effective community educa- tion." The sexual assault program at New Horizons Crisis Center will receive a 28% cut in funding begin- ning July 1, 2004. A cut this large will definitely have an impact on the amount of time that can be spent in the schools and communities doing sexual violence pre- vention education. New Horizons Crisis Center looks forward to working with the Governor and our local legislators this session in ensuring that vic- tims of sexual violence get the justice they deserve. 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