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    •  Alumni Kayla Rossiter works for the West Central Initiative in Fergus Falls as their Active Transportation Planner.
    • Jennifer Carlson featured in 2013/2014 SBS Manual -"The URSI Department and the staff have been very accommodating and helpful to give me an overall positive experience".
    • Emmanuel Frimpong Boamah publishes article in APA [PDF] The New Planner-Winter 2013 (387 KiB)


Miriam Porter, Raymond Asomani-Boateng, Kwaku David Kessey of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, and URSI graduate students Gabriel Appiah and Melissa Sonnek  have collaboratively researched and published an article, "Disaster Preparedness in a Developing Economy: Case Study of Accra and Kumasi Metropolitan areas in  Ghana" in the International Journal of Civic, Political and Community Studies.(Sept. 2015).


[PDF] Fall 2016 URSI Newsletter (5 MiB)

[PDF] Fall 2015 URSI Newsletter (2 MiB)

[JPG] Dr. Beth Heidelberg presented the Frontier Forum on April 8, 2014 (114 KiB)

[PDF] Fall 2014 URSI Newsletter (4 MiB)

[PDF] Fall 2013 URSI Newsletter (2 MiB) 

[PDF] Fall 2012 URSI Newsletter (1,001 KiB)

  • Trisha Rosenfeld has been elected to the Econmomic Development Assn of MN (EDAM) for a two year term beginning January 1, 2013.   
  • The Department of Urban and Regional Studies recently celebrated a successful 2012 fundraising campaign. It matched the challenge put forth by URSI alumni, Peter Dahm and his wife, Linda Dahm. The College Development Director, Susan Taylor, noted that this campaign was particularly significant because of its broad involvement by students, faculty, alumni and the business community. List of Donors
  • Miriam Porter presented at the NASPAA Conference in October 2012 on civic education. 
  • Tony Filipovitch published a review of John Kromer, Fixing Broken cities: Implementation of Urban Development Strategies. Journal ofUrban Affairs, 2012, 34 (5), 585-586
  • Dr. Miram Porter was among 60 women managers profiled in the recently published "Democracy at the Doorstep,Too!"
  • URSI Students Nicholas Pipho & Diana Roberts selected for recogniton by Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.
  • Dr. Anthony Filipovitch has been awarded a contract with MnDOT to develop training materials for "Hear Every Voice" - a community engagement process.
  • Dr. Beth Heidelberg presented at the International Film and History Conference.
  • Dave Childs, M.A. 1974, received the SBS Distiguished Alumni Award and is currently serving as the President of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). 
  •  Raymond Asomani-Boateng receives Global Citizen's Award.