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Campus and people notes for the week ending April 20

Walsh has been accepted to the University of Minnesota Morris

Abigail Walsh of Hastings has been accepted to and has chosen to attend the University of Minnesota-Morris, one of the most respected public liberal arts colleges in the nation. Walsh, a member of the Hastings High School Class of 2012, will attend Morris beginning in the fall.

She is a recipient of the Morris Scholarship, a $5,000 per year scholarship plus a one-time $2,500 scholarly stipend. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years. The stipend may be used in the second, third, or fourth year to engage in an eligible scholarly experience, such as study abroad, a research or artistic project, or travel to academic conference.

Hastings plumbers fix leaks for needy

Hastings residents Nick Dubej and Jeremy Miller for St. Paul Plumbers Local No. 34, along with 147 other union volunteer plumbers around the state repaired plumbing problems for 110 low-income, elderly and disabled homeowners during Project Water's Off, held on Saturday, March 31, at an estimated value of $73,500. Area contractors Ryan Mechanical and Bruce Nelson Plumbing and Heating provided parts, tools and trucks for the event.

Lindsay Isackson met former President Clinton on his recent trip to Grand Forks, N.D. Lindsay is a 2005 graduate of Hastings and is currently a flight instructor at the University of North Dakota.