This Week @Minnesota: Salsa Dancing, State of the University Address, Naturalization Ceremony

Uploaded by UniversityofMinn on 05.03.2012

Created in December by five students,
the Salsa Rueda Passion student group spent last Wednesday
evening learning new moves to a catchy Cuban beat.
Salsa Rueda is a form of salsa dancing that dates back
to the '60s and '70s in Cuba.
The group has over 40 members that range from beginners
to seasoned salsa dancers, and meets every Wednesday
from 7:30-9:30 pm in Peik Gym.
Last Thursday President Eric Kaler outlined his visions
and priorities for the U in his first State
of the University Address at Coffman Union Theater.
His speech explained the need for balance
as the U faces future challenges.
Audience members participated in a Q&A
with the president after his speech.
75 people were naturalized as citizens
of the United State this past Friday on campus.
The naturalization ceremony was hosted
by the Immigration History Research Center
and the American Immigration Attorneys Organzation.
With new Provost Karen Hanson and Deans Parente and Schwartz
in attendance, the group was granted their citizenship
and took their oaths in front of a judge
and their friends and families.