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JCRC to honor Wildeson

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Photo of Dan Wildeson, director of the university�s Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education

Dan Wildeson, director of the university�s Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Minnesota and the Dakotas will honor Dan Wildeson, director of the university’s Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education, at its 2011 Annual Event at the Minneapolis Marriott Southwest on Sunday, June 5.

Wildeson, who is a professor of Communication Studies at St. Cloud State, has been director of the university’s Center for since October of 2009.

In this role he has been an active partner with the JCRC’s Tolerance Minnesota and Holocaust Education programs. "St. Cloud State University's Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education has matured significantly in stature under its director, Professor Dan Wildeson," said Rabbi Joseph Edelheit, professor of religious studies at St. Cloud State.

"As the first full time academic director to be tenured and a full professor, Dr. Wildeson has led the CHGE during the most complex period of change in the university's recent history," Edelheit said. "He has initiated important new programmatic outreach into communities both on and off campus, and his commitment to learning which strengthens a sense of community and shared responsibilities for diversity and the values of decency will continue to make the CHGE at St Cloud State University a critical resource in the years to come."

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