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5th Grade Taxonomy
10/29/2014 10:21 AM

Remember Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species?
Marshall fifth graders are learning about taxonomy, or the science of classification, with Mr. Friese. Friese gives the students the Kingdom, Phylum, and the Class, and the students need to design their own creature, assigning them an Order, Family, Genus, and Species. The students love the opportunity to get creative - in fact one student said, “This is the best science lab ever!"

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Lend a Hand on the National Day of Service
10/27/2014 2:20 PM
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Marshall Gives Back Week is a week dedicated to the many ways that members of the Hilltopper community give, whether it is their time, talents, or resources. Alumni can get involved with Marshall Gives Back week on November 13th, which is Give to the Max Day, or on November 15th, which is when we are hoping to get people together in Duluth, the Twin Cities, Indianapolis, IN, and Austin, TX for our National Day of Service! The information for each of the volunteer locations and projects is listed below. Join in and lend a hand!

Duluth project: Damiano Center, 1:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Details: A group of 6-8 will be helping with the Clothing Exchange, including sorting and organizing
Contact: Melissa Hodge at or 218-727-7266

Twin Cities project: Bridging, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Details: A group of up to 20 will help with general warehouse assistance. Bridging is a non-profit that helps out people working to transition outof homelessness by providing basic household goods
Contact: Dave Gels '94 at

Indianapolis, IN project: Gleaner's Food Bank, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Details: A group of 8 will help at the food bank. Each attendee will get an orientation at the beginning of the shift
Contact: Jamie MacDougall '94 at

Austin, TX project: Colin's Hope, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Sunday, Nov. 16th)
Details: Colin's Hope is a non-profit hoping to raise water safety awareness to prevent child drownings. Volunteers will be putting together Water Safety Packets
Contact: Mari Casserberg '90 at
Global Social
10/29/2014 1:00 AM

Where do Marshall Hilltoppers come from? While the majority of Marshall students are from Minnesota, Hilltoppers come from all over the world. This year, Marshall welcomed students from China, Germany, Uganda, Korea, and Vietnam. 12 visiting students from Petrozavodsk, Russia, are also calling Marshall their temporary home.

To give these students more opportunities to make the most of their time as Hilltoppers, Marshall hosted a Global Social, where students could interact with each other and the Marshall faculty that will be guiding them through the school year.

“What’s neat about the Global Social is it’s a great opportunity for students to connect with faculty and administration and staff members that they otherwise wouldn’t have met in the flurry of excitement at the beginning of the school year,” said Director of Enrollment Joe Wicklund.

Over plates of international foods, students had the opportunity to ask questions, tell stories, and connect their home culture with their new Duluth experiences.

”These are students that in some cases have traveled halfway around the globe and are ninth and tenth graders who are in their first three weeks of school, so to be comfortable and settled into their daily routine, and then to meet some people who are there to supply and provide additional assistance and support is huge,” explained Wicklund.

With a new support network in place, the International Hilltoppers know they can call Marshall a home away from home.

”It’s great to see the smiles on students’ faces, because I know they’re so far from home, and it’s neat to see them connecting.”







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