Spring 2015 slide show

Winter 2015 slideshow

Here is a slideshow of Winter Term, 2015

You can pause the slideshow by mousing over an image,  and can download images by right clicking on them.    Ed

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In Memoriam: Shirlee Madow

In Memoriam: Shirlee Madow


We note with sorrow the passing on December 1 of a special CVEC member, Shirlee Madow, of Faribault. Shirlee was recognized at the annual membership meeting last May as the student who took the most courses (52) over the past 10 years—and now digging farther back to our 1997 beginning, we find a grand total of 73, far surpassing anyone else’s. Clearly the Elder Collegium was an important part of the last fifteen years of her life. She also served on the Board as our “Faribault representative” between 2008 and 2011. We will miss her presence.


In Memoriam: Dick Cantwell

In Memoriam: Dick Cantwell


It is with sadness that we note the loss of one of our most valued instructors of recent years. Dick Cantwell died on September 7 after a period of declining health. He taught eight courses for us from 1998 to 2011, most involving his great love of opera. He was the featured speaker at the 2008 annual membership meeting, when he told us about “The Greatest Lied (Song) in the World.” His illness and passing have left a large hole in our curriculum, and much sorrow in our hearts.