Queen Noor to visit Judson University

Royalty is coming to Judson University in Elgin, Illinois, as the university announced that Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan will keynote its sixth annual World Leaders Forum in April 2016. Queen Noor is a world-renowned voice on global peace-building, female empowerment, nuclear non-proliferation, and cross-cultural understanding.

For the past three years, Goff Public has helped Judson raise awareness for the World Leaders Forum, the university’s largest fundraiser. Learn more in this Daily Herald article.

 

Helping students prepare for career success

By Jake Loesch

On September 30, the inaugural Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Leaders Lab participants had the opportunity to attend Student Success Day at Inver Hills Community College. Part of the day was spent providing students one-on-one interview skills, job coaching and advice. Others participated in a panel discussion about skills for landing jobs and experiences important to business.

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From landways to waterways: Project Green Fleet announces new phase of pollution reduction program

Known for retrofitting school bus engines, Project Green Fleet, a voluntary program that provides pollution control equipment for diesel vehicles, is expanding its efforts to larger heavy-duty diesel vehicles and equipment. In partnership with Upper River Services, Project Green Fleet will replace two 600-horsepower engines on the tugboat “Becky Sue.” This will eliminate more than 20 combined tons of air pollution, the reduced emissions equivalent of removing 12,000 cars from the road.

Read this Minnesota Public Radio article to learn more.

 

A mighty view of a mighty river

Saint Paul residents got a preview today of designs for the highly anticipated River Balcony, a 1.5-mile, elevated pedestrian path. The publicly accessible pathway will provide new visual and physical connections between downtown and the Mississippi River, creating vibrant outdoor spaces that will extend from the Science Museum of Minnesota to Union Depot.

Read this Pioneer Press editorial to learn more.

 

Star Tribune editorial praises tribe’s Seeds of Native Health campaign

Since its launch in March, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community’s Seeds of Native Health campaign has been steadily gaining momentum – and strategic partners from across the country. The tribe recently partnered with the American Heart Association to co-convene a roundtable to encourage funders nationwide to support efforts to solve Native American nutrition problems. Additionally, the SMSC is supporting a University of Arkansas School of Law’s project to develop model food codes for tribal nations.

The Star Tribune published an editorial praising the SMSC for tackling the daunting public health challenge of Native American nutrition.