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Perpetual Clay Raffle Dec. 2

Cambridge Campus Foundation Welcomes New Board Members

Faculty Recital Nov. 24

New Men’s Soccer Team Scores A Great Season

College Welcomes New Dean of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics

Cambridge Campus Now Offers Women’s Fastpitch Softball

Faculty Member Sings with Minnesota Opera

New Athletic Director Excited about Opportunities

Culturally Speaking Muslims and MidWestern Americans Nov. 17

College Reading Series Welcomes Author Herbach Nov 18

College Hosts Fall of Berlin Wall Anniversary Event, Nov. 9

College Art Faculty Exhibits in Metro

College Presents “Noises Off” Nov 6 through 14

Minnesota Legislators Tour College to Consider Bonding Request Oct 14

Enrollment Hits Double Digit Increase at Anoka-Ramsey

College Open Houses Oct 20 and 22

Two Students Receive High Tech Scholarships

Five New Degree Programs Announced

Students Hit Highway to Clean-Up

Men's Soccer Player Named All-American

Visiting Author Benitez Oct 13

Mental Wellness Events Oct 21 and 28

Students Invite Public to Talk Energy at Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Dec. 2

College Makes Education More Convenient

College Now Offers Saturday College!

College English Faculty Offers Public Reading Oct 9

Coon Rapids Campus Foundation Announces Two New Board Members

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Roles Cast in College Fall Play Noises Off

College Thanks Co-Sponsors of Prairie Home Delights

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Welcome Week 2009

College Reading Series Welcomes Author Benitez, Oct. 13

October 07, 2009

The Anoka-Ramsey Community College Two Rivers Reading Series welcomes author Sandra Benitez for a reading and questions, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 10 to 11 a.m., and again 11 a.m. to12 p.m., in the Coon Rapids Campus Legacy Room. A conversation with English Faculty member, Scott Wrobel will follow from 1 to 2 p.m.


“We are honored to have Sandra Benitez coming to our campus for a day,” says English Faculty member, Kathryn Kysar.  “Ms. Benitez is one of the most preeminent fiction writers in our state. She is an engaging and dynamic speaker, and we are thrilled to have someone of her caliber working with our students.”


Benitez is an award-winning author of four novels and a memoir. At Anoka-Ramsey, she will read from and discuss her novel “The Weight of All Things.” The novel, placed in the war in El Salvador, is seen through the eyes of a nine-year-old boy who begins an odyssey that leads from one peril to another.


“By reading this novel, students have learned of the history and culture of El Salvador while strengthening their analytical skills,” says Kysar.  “Instilling a love of life-long learning is one of our goals at Anoka-Ramsey, and enriching students' reading experiences moves us toward this goal.”


The Benitez visit is part of the Two Rivers Reading series hosted by the Anoka-Ramsey English and Reading departments. The series, now in its 12th year, is intended to create a common book experience for students and strengthen the academic community. Many students have never met an author before. This experience of reading a book, then interacting with the author deepens and strengthens their relationship with the book.


The next author in the series, also an Anoka-Ramsey English Faculty member, is Geoff Herbach who will read from his novel, “The Miracle Letters of T. Rimberg,” Nov. 18.


For more information about this event or the Anoka-Ramsey Community College Two Rivers Reading Series, contact English Faculty member, Kathryn Kysar at 763-433-1256. For more information about public events at the college, visit



ARCC Visiting Author BenitezThe Anoka-Ramsey Community College Two River Reading Series welcomes author Sandra Benitez, Tuesday, Oct. 13 10 to11 a.m. and again 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Coon Rapids Campus Legacy Room for reading and student questions.