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2017 Palliative Care Conference, April 13, 2017

Palliative Caring: Providing Quality, Person-Centered, Family-Focused, Culturally-Congruent Care with Shirley Otis-Green, MSW, MA,ACSW,LCSW, OSW-C, will take place on Thursday, April 13, 2017.  This conference will take place at South Central College Conference Center 1920 Lee Blvd, North Mankato, MN from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Register online:  Sponsored by Mayo Clinic Health System, Mankato, Hospice.

Chesley Center on Aging Presentation, May 4, 2017

Guiding Voices and Empy Halls: Leadership and the Inevitable Transformation of Rural Nursing Homes in Minnesota and Oregon with Donald J. Ebel, MAG, PhD will take place on Thursday, May 4, 2017.  The lecutre will take place at the Vine Faith in Action 421 E. Hickory Street, Mankato, MN.  Register online:  

CDIS/RPLS 457W beginning  Fall 2017

Interested in research?  Considering graduate school?  Enroll in CDIS/RPLS 457W - Transdisciplinary Research in Health-Related Fields.  Beginning Fall 2017, Monday & Wednesday at 12:00 p.m.  All majors welcomed!  Contact Dr. Burk or Dr. Mahowald for more information.


Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run is looking for volunteers.  Trained coaches lead small teams through research-based curricula, which includes dynamic discussions, activities and running games.  Over the course of the 10-week program, girls develop skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness.  Contact Erin Roberts at if interested.   

Why get an internship before applying for your first "Big Kid" job?

Read the blog written by our own Dr. Kristi Montandon for the Career Development Center regarding why you should get an internship.  Check it out here: 

MavJobs and Internships

Katie Ness, Graduate Student in the Student Affairs office, wrote an article on RPLS student, Jocelyn Brown's, experience with MavJobs and getting her internship with Camp Confidence.

Minnesota Recreation and Park Association - Student MembershipMRPA

Student Membership Rate is $10.00 and apply to those that are full-time undergraduate or graduate students pursing a degree in recreation, leisure services, or related fields at any university, community college or vocational school. Members receive job postings and internship/volunteer announcements, they can connect with professional mentors, are invited to the annual conference with paid lunch, receive Member Connection, MRPA's quarterly newsletter, receive reduced rates for educational training, conferences and workshops, scholarship opportunities and many more fantastic membership benefits. Visit for more information or call 763-571-1305 x100.

Rethinking The Role Of A Conservation Officer

The DNR's Ken Soring wants officers making big-picture decisions and recruits with passion for natural resources. The article featured in the StarTribune by Dennis Anderson indicates that the DNR will hire people with a background in resource management and then pay for them to attend Law Enforcement school. See the article here:

MTRA MembershipMTRA logo

Students are encouraged to join the Minnesota Therapeutic Recreation Association (MTRA) for free. When you join the MTRA you are able to view recently posted TR jobs among many other benefits. To join please click on the following link:

Public Service Loan Forgiveness

In the May 2013 edition of Parks & Recreation was an article on Public Service Loan Forgiveness. Many public park and recreation professionals are unaware of this opportunity. The learn more about this please view the article.

[PDF] Public Service Loan Forgiveness (5 MiB)