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Minnetonka Standout Students: Dean's Lists, College Grads and Honors

This compilation includes students from Minnetonka at colleges in Minnesota and across the nation. See if a student you know has accomplished something lately.

Editor's Note: This is a compilation of news releases about Minnetonka students who are attending college or expect to in the near future.

Beloit College research

Carrie Hatcher, a senior from Minnetonka, Minnesota, presented research on "I'm an artist and I can't do math": The Danger of Being Blind to the Cognitive Value of Engaging with Art at the 37th Annual Beloit College Student Symposium on Thursday, April 11. Hatcher majors in classical philology.

Symposium Day at Beloit College is an academic forum at which students publicly present their research to the college community. 

University of Nebraska-Lincoln high scholar

Sierra Renee Koehler of Minnetonka is among more than 1,700 University of Nebraska-Lincoln to be recognized in conjunction with the All-University Honors Convocation on April 14.

Honors Convocation recognizes students for their cumulative academic achievements (compared with Dean's List, which is for one semester). Honorees include:

• Chancellor's Scholars, students who graduated in December or who will receive their degrees in May or August and have maintained 4.0 grade-point averages on all collegiate work at UNL and elsewhere. Chancellor's Scholar is UNL's highest undergraduate academic honor.

• Superior Scholars, seniors graduating in the 2012-13 academic year who have been recognized at Honors Convocation each year of their enrollment;

• High Scholars, students other than Chancellor's Scholars and Superior Scholars who are in the top 10 percent of their class.

Koehler, a freshman in the College of Business Administration with a 4.0 grade-point average, will be honored as a High Scholar.

Heidelberg Delegation at UN Simulation

Benjamin Calvert of Hopkins, Minn., is traveling to San Francisco this week to participate in the Model UN of the Far West Conference as part of Heidelberg University's delegation.

Calvert, a sophomore majoring in Political Science, is representing Canada.

Heidelberg has participated in the Model UN conference for about 15 years. This year, the university has the distinct honor of serving as the host institution. About 40 other colleges and universities and about 400-500 students will join HU for the Model UN. Senior political science major Ali Sayre is serving as the Secretary-General, overseeing the planning and execution of the conference.

Ripon College's Collegium Musicum

Carl Meisner, a First Year Undeclared major from Minnetonka at Ripon College will perform bass in the Collegium Musicum vocal ensemble, Friday, April 19, in Demmer Recital Hall, C.J. Rodman Center for the Arts, on the Ripon College campus.

Meisner is the child of Mr. John Meisner and Dr. Judith Meisner.

Selections will include three works by John Downland: "What if I Never Speede," "Wilt thou, unkind" and "Toss not my Soul."

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