Women's Basketball Guard Named All-American

Grant Funds Health Care Career Training at Cambridge Campus

Music Faculty Anderson Elected President-Elect of MN Music Educators Association

College Offers Free Suicide Prevention Workshop April 29

College Presents Reading/Discussion with Author Scott Wrobel, April 23

College Contributes $327 Million, 3,235 Jobs to Regional Economy

Anoka-Ramsey Women’s Basketball Team Wins Region XIIIA Championship

Open Houses: April 2 and 4

College Offers Minnesota Manufacturing and 21st Century Career Paths Discussion, April 17

Kent Hanson Named President of Anoka-Ramsey Community College

Cambridge Campus Student Newspaper Wins Top Award

College Invites Public to Attend Anti-Science: A Challenge to Modern Science, March 7

College proudly presents The Last Night of Ballyhoo Feb. 28 - March 3

Anoka-Ramsey Provides Free, Public Screening of Latina Film, Quita Mitos, March 5

College Annual Scholardazzle Fundraiser Sets New Fundraising Record

Theatre Students Gain Experience/Distinctions at Largest Region Theatre Festival

Cast Announced for College Production of Last Night of Ballyhoo, Feb. 28 – March 3

College Presents Free, Public Discussion with Penumbra Theater, Feb. 27

Public Invited to Ceramics Workshops at College, Feb. 13 and Feb 25

Need a Good Laugh? Urinetown Playing at College, Feb. 8 – 16

Three Semifinalists for President of Anoka-Ramsey Community College and Anoka Technical College Named

Scholardazzle Jan. 25 Offers Opportunity to Support Community

Three College Faculty Members Earn State Arts Grants

Join College for Candlelight Ski Feb. 2

College Invites Public to Music Building Grand Opening, Jan. 14

Support Higher Education in the Community: Attend or Support Scholardazzle Scholarship Fundraiser, Jan. 25

Cast Announced for Winter Musical

Three College Faculty Members Earn State Arts Grants

January 16, 2013

Three College Faculty Members Earn State Arts Grants Three Anoka-Ramsey Community College Faculty members, Aaron Dysart, Kathryn Kysar and Laura E. Migliorino, were recently awarded 2013 Minnesota State Arts Board Grants through the Artist Initiative program.

For visual art, adjunct Art Faculty member Aaron Dysart (adjunct) was awarded $9,500 to serve as artist-in-residence on a southern Minnesota cattle farm to study people’s relationship to the land they occupy. He will produce site-specific installations on the farm and exhibit them at the family’s annual Lobster Feed and conduct a lecture at Silverwood Park in Minneapolis. Dysart was a Jerome Fellow at Franconia Sculpture Park in 2007 and 2012 and was awarded a Fellowship for Sustainable Art Making through Public Art St. Paul in 2008. In 2010 he was awarded a Public Project grant through Forecast Public Art to create and row a boat made out of soap on the Mississippi river.

For poetry, English Faculty member Kathryn Kysar was awarded $7,826 to work on the first draft of a new manuscript about remembering. She will make audio recordings of her work and travel to rural communities to conduct readings with local writers.  Kysar has published Pretend the World and Dark Lake and edited a collection of essays, Riding Shotgun: Women Write about their Mothers. She has received numerous awards, including fellowships from the Minnesota State Arts Board, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies.

For photography, Art Faculty member Laura E. Migliorino was awarded $8,100 to create Bordering the Minnesota Angle, a series of photographs that capture life in a section of the state that is surrounded by Canada and accessible from Minnesota only by water. She will exhibit the photographs in Warroad. This marks Migliorino’s second state grant award. Her work has been recognized by numerous awards including the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art Purchase Award prize, and one piece was purchased by the Walker Arts Center.

More About the State Arts Board

The State Arts Board program supports and assists artists at various stages in their careers. It encourages artistic development, nurtures artistic creativity, and recognizes the contributions individual artists make to the creative environment of the state of Minnesota. Activities are funded, in part, through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

Grants are awarded for career-building and for the creative development of artists in all artistic disciplines including dance, media arts, music, photography, poetry, prose, theater and two- and three-dimensional visual arts.

For more information about the award-winning faculty members at Anoka-Ramsey Community College, visit