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campus and people notes ending Feb. 8

Drake University

Students from Hastings named to the Drake University's president's list are Michelle Mages and Kristin Morrison.

Students from Hastings named to the Drake University's dean's list are: Emily Gadient, Brianna Johnson and Courtney McCarthy.

St. Scholastica

Students from Hastings named to the College of St Scholastica dean's list are: Pamela Jahnke, a senior majoring in biochemistry; and Jamie Thorland, a senior majoring in nursing.

Northwestern College

Zachary J. Biermaier of Hastings was named on the fall 2012 dean's list from the Departments of Christian Ministries and Business at Northwestern College in St. Paul.


Students from Hastings named to the UW-Superior dean's list are: Kelsey Nelson and Travis Vieths.

UW-Eau Claire

Students from Hastings named to the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire fall 2012 dean's list are: Michael Gillard, business; Mari Novotny, education and human sciences; and Jordan Shaffer, arts and sciences.

Gustavus Adolphus

Chase Fasbender of Hastings has been named to Gustavus Adolphus 2012 fall dean's list.

Iowa State

Students from Hastings named to the Iowa State University fall 2012 dean's list are: Paige Katherine Amundson, psychology; Lauren Anne Lagoo, hospitality management; Nicholas J. Mann, construction engineering; Ellen Katherine Ries, agricultural business; Morgan Kay Seleski, child, adult, and family services;  Molly Ann Sturgis, aerospace engineering.

Wake Forest

Paul Morris of Hastings has been named to fall 2012 Wake Forest University dean's list.

University of St. Thomas

Students from Hastings named to the University of St. Thomas 2012 fall semester dean's list are: Kelly M. Blissenbach; Thomas A. Blissenbach; Kendrick J. Buffalo; Emily F. Hughes; John R. Kummer; Rebecca L. Kummer; Suzanne M. Mages; Damien A. Michlitsch; Kacie L. Perkins and Linnea K. Thraen.

One student from Hampton made the list, Emily M. Wagner. One student from Welch, Lauren E. Knapp, also made the list.

O'Brien inducted

into national Catholic honor society at

Saint Benedict

Madeline O'Brien, Hastings, was inducted into the Omega Chapter of Delta Epsilon Sigma (DES) on Feb. 10 at the College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph. O'Brien is one of 14 CSB students selected. O'Brien is a junior English and Hispanic studies double-major at CSB. O'Brien serves an advocate for educational issues as an Education Club officer and is an editor of the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University newspaper, The Record. While studying abroad in Chile during the fall semester, O'Brien volunteered at a British high school and helped encourage and empower teenage girls in a gym class. She is the daughter of Vincent O'Brien and Marcia O'Brien of Hastings.