It's that time of year again for the Great Minnesota Get Together officially known as the Minnesota State Fair! Featuring cheese curds and countless food items-on-sticks, the Giant Slide and other carnival rides, and more booths and vendors than you can visit in 12 days annually, 'tis the season for bringing Minnesotans together for fun and festivity! To do our part, Minnesota Rising is excited to announce two upcoming events focused on connecting to big ideas and to each other:
Minnesota Rising Imagine Lab Sunday, September 28, 2014 1:00pm - 4:00pm Minneapolis Institute of Arts Register here!
Minnesota Rising 2014 Un/Conference Saturday, November 15, 2014 10:00am - 6:00pm DLR Group Save-the-date!
Enjoy all that the remaining days of the Fair, Minnesota summer, and long weekend ahead have to offer, and we hope to see you again when the gang gets back together!
You're Invited: Minnesota Rising Imagine Lab!
The Minnesota Rising Imagine Lab will be held on Sunday, September 28, 2014 from 1:00pm - 4:00pm at Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Hosted by and for emerging leaders, the Imagine Lab is the third in a series of learning labs focused on key collaborative leadership competencies that Minnesota Rising is organizing over the course of the next two years. We invite you to join us at this highly interactive event as we spend time exploring the power of imagination to reshape our experiences and relationships, exercising our creative muscles and skills in engaging hands-on activities, and elevating the opportunities we have for leveraging our individual and collective imaginations for Minnesota's future! [Register here.]
LOTT seeking mentors and fellows
Leaders of Today and Tomorrow (LOTT)
The Leaders of Today and Tomorrow are pleased to announce that we are currently accepting applications for mentors and fellows for the 2014-2015 LOTT Fellowship Program. The LOTT Fellows Program is a leadership development program that offers intensive seminars, one-on-one mentoring, and networking to today's promising young women. Over the course of three months, fellows and mentors will embark on an exciting journey of partnership, reflection, coaching, and inspiration.[Read more.]
Ashoka's Catapult Incubator
Ashoka and Ashoka's Youth Venture
Announcing a new initiative that aims to change the landscape of youth entrepreneurship. Ashoka's Catapult, a program of Ashoka's Youth Venture, sources and develops the world's most promising young entrepreneurs through an intensive four-month incubator. Taking place at Harvard, Stanford, and the University of Pennsylvania, Catapult provides participants with an unprecedented, immersive learning experience during the school year. Students will work in teams, alongside corporate and MBA advisors, to build and launch a venture by April 2015. Our admissions committee is seeking high-achieving and entrepreneurial high school students from around the globe and need your help in spreading the word. Applications close on September 21, 2014. [Read more.]
After stepping down at St. Scholastica, Jay Newcomb ready to volunteer
Duluth News Tribune
Jay Newcomb called his letter sort of "tongue in cheek" but tinged with a certain reality when it came to his retirement this past spring. "I just don't want to sit home and do woodworking or gardening," he said. Not that he doesn't enjoy those pursuits; It's just that he has a larger view in mind when it comes to his retirement from the College of St. Scholastica. In March, Newcomb sent out letters to seven of his most cherished nonprofit groups in the area. It was a "request for proposals" on how those agencies might employ his services now that he had more time to volunteer. [Read more.]
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