Author Archives: Longwood Graduate Program

A Visit to the Infamous “U”

August 15, 2011 – St. Paul Campus, Minnesota University (written by Aubree Pack, photography by James Hearsum) Around here, the University of Minnesota is commonly, as well as affectionately, referred to as “the U.” The Longwood Graduate Program’s current Director, … Continue reading

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Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

(written by Felicia Yu, photographs by Aubree Pack) Just in case we didn’t already think we were spoiled by warm receptions and generosity everywhere we’ve been so far in the Twin Cities, the staff of the Como Park Zoo & … Continue reading

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A Walk in the Park – Minneapolis Style.

August 13, 2011 – Minneapolis, Minnesota (written by James Hearsum, photography by Ashby Leavell) Few cities enjoy the benefit of a visionary parks department: One that takes a leadership role in economic development, is a broker of community creation and … Continue reading

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A Day at the Zoo

(photography by Raakel Toppila) A great day today at the Minnesota Zoo.  We spent the morning with Director Lee Ehmke, Horticulture Supervisor Kim Thomas, and Ken Kornack, Director of Capital Projects at the Zoo.  After meeting Lee at the entrance, … Continue reading

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Second Years Travel to the State of 10,000 Lakes

(photographs by Felicia Yu) North American Experience has begun yet again.  The second year Fellows and Dr. Lyons landed Wednesday in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota with the goal to explore what the region has to … Continue reading

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Forty five years? Check.

After over a decade apart, the LGP alums finally reunited this June 26th in the Italian Water Garden at Longwood.  Alumni from near and far came together to celebrate 45 years of the Graduate Program, reconnect with classmates, and meet … Continue reading

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Note from the Director: Reunion!

I’m into my 7th year directing the Program and really look forward to seeing all the Former Fellows who worked with me starting in 2005. However, my connection to the Program goes back much further when I was on the … Continue reading

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EI Spring Field Trip: Organic Mechanics Soil

(written by Felicia Yu; photos by Dongah Shin) The Organic Mechanics Soil processing facility, complete with industrial found-object landscaping. On a not-so-unlucky Friday the 13th, Laura Vogel, Rebecca Pineo, Dongah Shin, Ashby Leavell, Raakel Toppila, and I went on our … Continue reading

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LGP Reunion – a little sneak preview

The LGP Reunion Programming Committee has been hard at work planning displays, music, and a fun evening for all our alumni. Here’s a few glimpses of what we’ve been working on: An exhibit of photos of each class since the … Continue reading

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Electronics Recycling Day – perfect spring weather edition

(written by Felicia Yu; photos by Raakel Toppila) Tis the season…for getting rid of trunk-loads of old electronics! Some junk items just have more character than others. Our fifth Electronics Recycling Day for the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources … Continue reading

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