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Content Creator
Macie Rasmussen

rasmu764@umn.edu

Digital Newsletters

Backpack Content Creators write stories each semester that are published on departments' websites, shared via social media, and emailed out to department alumni and friends as a digital newsletter.

Recent Stories

A group of students from the Spanish 3401 class listening to a speaker next to the boarder of the United States and Mexico

Border Tales

At a time when divisive rhetoric around immigration abounds, bringing a group of students to the US/Mexico border might intimidate some. Not Spanish Instructor Kathleen Ganley. Ganley and her students share about their time volunteering at the border, and the impact it has had on them since returning.
Image of four students standing on a bench with hills, trees, and mountains in the background.

The Power of Language

When Owen Murray decided to study Spanish and Portuguese in college, he had no idea the kinds of possibilities these languages would bring him. "There are a lot of incredible things you can learn from studying languages; it’s a door opener for so many experiences and relationships. It’s powerful."
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