Pickles’ Place At Ridgewater Is Hopping With Fun Student Videos For Young Children

  Reaching out to children in fun, educational ways is a common goal for students in Ridgewater College’s Early Childhood Education program. How awesome that they get to put it into practice in so many hands-on ways! Last week students hosted preschoolers for a fun day of singing songs, doing activities, playing with puppets such as…
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Excellent Employees Make An Excellent College!

Several Ridgewater staff and faculty have recently been recognized by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system (MnSCU) Board of Trustees for excelling in their job duties. Two Faculty Honored as Outstanding Educators Two members of Ridgewater’s faculty have been named by the Board of Trustees as Outstanding Educators for 2012. Dr. Allen Balay, chair…
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High School Students Have Opportunity To Explore Career Fields In Ridgewater College To Careers Program

Area high school students have an exciting opportunity to explore potential careers through Ridgewater College’s “College to Careers” program this spring. This is an after-school program and will meet one night a week for three weeks in March/April. This is a free opportunity available for students made available by Ridgewater College and Carl Perkins grant…
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It’s Almost September 24th!

September 24th is only a few days away, which means it’s almost time for Ridgewater’s 50th Anniversary celebration on the Willmar campus!  We’re very excited, not only for the opportunity to celebrate our legacy and take a look at the path to where we’re at, but for the opportunity to share with the community all…
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Celebrating 50 Years

This year marks Ridgewater College’s 50th Anniversary of providing higher education in central Minnesota.  The institution, which has seen several name changes, mission changes, and mergers over the past five decades originally opened its doors in 1961 as Willmar Community College.  A few years later, it split into two institutions, one offering general education or…
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