MacArthur places at national tournament
A Marshall resident was among the 13 Concordia College students qualified for the American Forensic Association's National Individual Events tournament hosted April 2-4 by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and Concordia placed 18th in the overall school competition.
The students include sophomore Alexander MacArthur, the son of Dale and Amy MacArthur of Marshall, who advanced beyond the quarter-finals to reach the semi-finals of the tournament, placing among the top 12 individuals in the nation. MacArthur's semi-final event was dramatic interpretation.
Van Keulen on mock trial team at UW
The University of Wisconsin Law School mock trial team won the national championship of the American Association for Justice mock trial competition March 21. The AAJ competition is among the largest mock trial competitions in the country with 224 teams participating. Teams included Duke, Marquette, Northwestern, Notre Dame, University of Virginia, Cornell, Georgetown, University of Texas-Austin and Stanford. After winning the regional competition (a first in UW history,) the UW team joined 13 other teams to compete for the national title.
After besting opponents such as New York University and Pepperdine in the preliminary rounds, the UW team defeated Georgetown in the championship round. The winning team included second year student Matt Van Keulen.
Each member of the winning team will receive a $2,500 scholarship, complimentary copies of books on trial advocacy, and complimentary airline tickets and hotel accommodations to attend the 2010 AAJ convention in Vancouver, Canada.
De Graaf spends semester in the Netherlands
Dordt College senior Kristina De Graaf, the daughter of Rodney and Karen De Graaf of Marshall, is spending the spring semester in the Netherlands in an off-campus study program. De Graaf is a senior majoring in business administration with an emphasis in information systems, finance and accounting.
Area students named to dean's list
Luke Yost of Cottonwood, Breanna Zeinstra of Holland and Natanael Ellens of Slayton were named to the dean's list at the University of Sioux Falls for the 2009 fall semester. To qualify for the dean's list, a student must achieve a semester grade point average of 3.5 or greater on a 4.0 scale.
Spring Fling 2010 at MinnWest Pipestone
The Spring Fling 2010 will be Thursday, April 22, at the Pipestone Campus of Minnesota West. Prospective students and families are invited to come to the Pipestone Campus to learn about specific programs and meet the advisors and instructors for the programs.
To register for the Spring Fling call the Pipestone Campus at 507-825-6815 or 1-800-658-2330 or email the campus at firstname.lastname@example.org