Area Notes

Center hosts survivors of suicide day

The Center for Grief, Loss and Transition and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention co-host an “International Survivors of Suicide Day” workshop for people who have lost a loved one to suicide from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday at 1129 Grand Ave. in St. Paul.

The event provides a place where people who have experienced a similar type of loss can come together in a safe place where they know they are not alone. The workshop includes a video presentation by the foundation followed by a group discussion.

Check-in begins at 12:30 p.m. and the event starts at 1 p.m. Cost is $10 per person or $20 for a family. Call 651-641-0177 for a reservation. No person will be turned away for inability to pay.

Photographer Peterson receives awarrds

NEW RICHMOND, Wis. — New Richmond photographer Nate Peterson, owner of NP Design & Photography Studio, received third best portrait collection in Wisconsin at the Oct. 22 Wisconsin Professional Photographers Association Convention in Baraboo, Wis.

The WPPA is one of the oldest and most respected photographer associations in the country.

Monday Peterson was awarded 2012 “Senior Portrait Photographer of the Year Runner-Up” award at Twin Cities Professional Photographers Association in Eden Prairie. One of Peterson’s images was honored with the association’s “Judge’s Choice” Award. The TCPPA encompasses photographers from Minneapolis, St. Paul and the surrounding areas.

These award-winning images now move onto the Upper Midwest District as well at the National Competition in Atlanta in February.

Call the studio at 715-246-7510 or email nate@npdesignphotography.com for more information.

 Nominations sought for MnSCU award

WHITE BEAR LAKE — Century College seeks nominations for the annual Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees “Excellence in Teaching” awards.

Full-time Century College faculty members who have taught at least three years at the White Bear Lake school are eligible for this award.

The Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in Teaching recognizes outstanding instructors in the MnSCU system. Nomination deadline is Wednesday. Email faculty.development@century.edu for a nomination form.

Jump$tart announces scholarship winner

Eric Cameron, an economics teacher in grades 9-12 at Metro Heights Academy in Columbia Heights, was named recipient of the Lee-Eisenreich Scholarship by the Minnesota Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Finance.

The Lee-Eisenreich Scholarship allows teachers to attend the National Jump$tart Educator Conference in November. Berni Johnson-Clark, financial education manager at Stillwater-based FamilyMeans, is president of the Minnesota Jump$tart Coalition.

“The Minnesota Jump$tart Coalition felt Eric was an excellent candidate because he teaches at-risk youth in an alternative learning center,” she said. “He reaches a large number of students and he has piloted some personal finance work in preparation of his stand-alone personal finance class, ‘Personal Finance for You’.”

The scholarship is named after Minnesota teachers Candy Lee and Jim Eisenreich, who served leadership roles on the Jump$tart board and remained involved with coalition.

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