University Distinctions

University Distinctions

Explore St. Cloud State Distinctions and Facts

The oak leaf has long been a symbol for life and learning at St. Cloud State, where change is as constant as the flowing waters of the Mississippi River. Here the oak leaf signifies distinctions and facts that set St. Cloud State apart and foster institutional pride.

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2012 Hognander Award: Mary Wingerd

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8/1/2012 12:00:00 AM

2012 Hognander Award: Mary Wingerd

Wingerd is a published author of two books.

Claiming the City: Politics, Faith, and the Power of Place in St. Paul. 

North Country: The Making of Minnesota unlocks the complex origins of the state—origins that have often been ignored in favor of legend and a far more benign narrative of immigration, settlement, and cultural exchange.

Organizational Units: St. Cloud State University

Learning Commitments: Active and Applied Learning,Global and Cultural Understanding/Accessibility

Hognander, Mary Wingerd, Claiming the City, North Country, apply knowledge, diversity

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Alumni, TyRuben Ellingson

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TyRuben Ellingson (1981, elective studies; 1982, master of art), is a conceptual designer who has worked with film directors such as James Cameron, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola, Guillermo Del Toro and the late Stanley Kubrick.

Among his recent filmwork are "Pacific Rim" (2013), "Priest" (2011), "Avatar" (2009), and "Hellboy" (2004).

http://www.stcloudstate.edu/news/outlook/story.asp?pubID=15&issueID=27337&storyID=32398

Organizational Units: St. Cloud State University,College of Liberal Arts,School of the Arts

Learning Commitments:

art, alumni, CLA

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Best Community Garden in Minnesota

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5/28/2014 12:00:00 AM

The Community Garden at St. Cloud State University was voted 2014 Best Community Garden in Minnesota by the viewers of WCCO television.

A segment about the Community Garden aired May 28.

 

http://www.stcloudstate.edu/news/newsrelease/default.aspx?pubID=3&issueID=35284&storyID=42910

Organizational Units: St. Cloud State University,College of Liberal Arts

Learning Commitments: Active and Applied Learning,Community Engagement,Sustainability

community, garden, CLA, apply knowledge, think creatively, civic responsibility

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Central Minnesota ADDY Awards

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2/9/2013 12:00:00 AM

St. Cloud State and eight of its students earned advertising honors at the 2013 Central Minnesota ADDY Awards ceremony in St. Cloud. The University's television campaign won two professional-level gold ADDY Awards.

http://www.stcloudstate.edu/news/newsrelease/default.aspx?storyID=40178

Organizational Units: St. Cloud State University,College of Liberal Arts

Learning Commitments: Active and Applied Learning

mass communications,advertising, CLA, apply knowledge

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English professor Bill Meissner, author

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English professor Bill Meissner has published seven books, including the University of Notre Dame Press title "Spirits in the Grass," a novel about a small town ball player who discovers the remains of an ancient Native American burial ground on a baseball field.

http://www.stcloudstate.edu/news/newsrelease/default.aspx?storyID=26614

Organizational Units: College of Liberal Arts

Learning Commitments:

author, English, CLA, apply knowledge

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Ethnic studies professor Chris Lehman, author

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Social historian Christopher Lehman's five books have enriched the African-American historical canon.

His 2014 book, "Power, Politics, and the Decline of the Civil Rights Movement: A Fragile Coalition, 1967–1973," argues factionalism and government sabotage diminished the efforts of the four major African-American organizations in the late '60s and early '70s.

His previous books "Slavery in the Upper Mississippi Valley, 1787-1865," “A Critical History of Soul Train on Television,” “The Colored Cartoon: Black Representation in American Animated Short Films” and “American Animated Cartoons of the Vietnam Era” drew national reviews and media coverage.

A professor of ethnic studies, Lehman coordinates the African American Studies minor at St. Cloud State.

http://www.stcloudstate.edu/success/stories.asp?storyID=36592

Organizational Units: College of Liberal Arts

Learning Commitments: Active and Applied Learning

author, African American, history, CLA, diversity, think creatively, apply knowledge

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Global Goes Local conference

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The Faculty Research Group on Immigrant Workers in Minnesota, a collective of more than a dozen academics led by sociology Professor Stephen Philion, manages St. Cloud State's Global Goes Local conference, which in three years has earned credibility and attention from media and policy makers.

Global Goes Local is making its mark in the region because immigrants are not merely objects of study but active conference participants who help form research questions and provide input, not merely subjects of study.

Organizational Units: College of Liberal Arts

Learning Commitments: Community Engagement

CLA, diversity, communication, think creatively, civic responsibility, internationalization

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