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Brenna Depies (Program Coordinator) and Payton Counts (IPTF staff)

Suicide Prevention Program for Native Youth Launches

Payton Counts, an alumna of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, helped organize a suicide prevention program for Native youth in Minneapolis. “A lot of Native youth don’t want to contact the police because they’re scared of what will happen,” Counts shared. “They would rather deal with it themselves than reach out for help because the reality is we have been burned by the system so many times before.”

Celebrating 150 Years of CLA Excellence

This year is set to be one of the most momentous in the history of the College of Liberal Arts as we celebrate our 150th anniversary. That’s 150 years of Gopher pride and alumni traditions, 150 years of cutting-edge research and stellar instruction, 150 years of supporting the University of Minnesota's land-grant mission of service, and 150 years of forging productive citizens and leaders in their communities and the world.