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"Feedback and other professional development events are incredibly beneficial to me," Anne Ferguson from the women's cross country/track & field said. "Having my resume reviews and most importantly speaking with employers gives me confidence when I attend other professional events."
Written by Andrew Doughty
University of Minnesota Student-Athlete Development Intern
As Gophers head coach Hugh McCutcheon is busy recruiting and planning spring volleyball practice, he took time out of his day to celebrate Read Across America week and World Read Aloud Day on Wednesday, March 5, 2014.
McCutcheon was asked to participate in Jane Meyer's Wagner Elementary fifth grade-class (Litchfield, Minn.) and their "Wacky Wednesday." Taking part in one of Dr. Seuss' most popular books, McCutcheon read aloud Green Eggs and Ham via Skype. Following the book reading, a question and answer session was conducted with the fifth-graders. The Gopher head coach was one of nine guest readers for World Read Aloud Day within the Litchfield elementary education district.
Every year on the first Wednesday of March, World Read Aloud Day calls global attention to the importance of reading aloud. At least 793 million people worldwide remain illiterate, including two-thirds women. World Read Aloud Day is in its fourth year and over 60 countries around the globe participated in the event.
Read more about WRAD here.
Special thanks to Luke Stordahl for the video contribution.
Gopher Athletics assisted the Unlimited Dance Marathon to
raise $83,746.59 in monetary and gift in kind donations, all of which goes
towards Amplatz Children's Hospital. The University of Minnesota went from
raising $13,800 in 2012 and 2013 combined to raising $83,746.59 this year. Gopher student-athlete
Written by Chris Hawthorne, Student Affairs Intern and Unlimited Executive Board Member
If you aren't familiar with the back story of Unlimited, here's an article from the Pioneer Press.
We are putting the finishing touches on what should be an incredible event for all involved. Some of the last minute logistics we are working on are finalizing the schedule, figuring out who is performing and what is happening when, what drawings we will do when, and just putting in a couple things to make this event as special as it should be. I think that the event from start to finish is something that this University can be really proud of and should be something that the students, alumni, families, and children can all really enjoy. We are really encouraging people to get there early and to start getting into position around 5 so when we recognize the families and children that will be there, they can get the reception they truly deserve.
Some items we'll be giving away
* Sun Country Round Trip Tickets (continental United States)
* Flexdine Gift Cards
* Minnesota Wild Tickets
* Golden Gopher Autographed Items
DONATE TO UNLIMITED DANCE MARATHON
The Gopher Athletics department held a special ceremony at the Feb. 8 game at Ridder Arena. The Gophers welcomed back one of their former hockey players Jenelle (Philipczyk) Kelley and her husband, Ben, at the game against Bemidiji State. Jenelle and Ben's daughter, Lilah, who is two years old, is battling a rare form of nervous system cancer (neuroblastoma). Lilah's aunt, Jenessa Philipczyk, is a member of the Beaver hockey team as the two teams combined to raise awareness towards cancer. In a Gold Out celebration, funds were raised for Unlimited and the Amplatz Chilren's Hospital, where Lilah has been a recent patient.