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Ben Mitchell

Ben Mitchell
Mechanical Engineering '06

Ben Mitchell grew up in a devout household in the central Upper Peninsula of Michigan where emphasis was placed on helping others. He traveled with his father to places such as Kenya and Peru on short-term medical missions. When he was in Kenya, a missionary explained that engineers have the greatest potential to influence the largest number of people. During high school, Ben participated in a youth mission trip to Tijuana. A result of the mission trips, his family decided to adopt three Vietnamese children when he was a junior.

All of these experiences had a great influence on Ben’s outlook on life. He decided to major in mechanical engineering and enrolled at Lake Superior State University. Near the end of his senior year, he decided to volunteer for the Peace Corps to help others.

His two-year commitment began in the fall of 2007 and took Ben to Burkina Faso in western Africa. He resides in the village of Tansila, population 3,000, approximately 10 km from the Mali border. His host organization is the local cotton growers union. It works cooperatively with other villages to improve and expand their production techniques. He serves as an agribusiness advisor as a part of the Small Enterprise Development program which helps create market linkages and assists with the advancement of business skills.

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Title: JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE LANDS
Movie ID: VT3095
Movie Number: 3095
Description: Watch the Bible come to life in this video tour of the Holy Land. Begin your visit at the Red Sea, following the path of Moses and the Israelites through the desert of Siani. Continue into the Negev, past the ancient walls of Hebron, to Bethlehem, where Jesus was born. Walk through the crowded streets of Nazareth and along the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Visit Masada, the mountaintop forterss, then take the ancient road throught Sumaria. Pass Jericho and the Dead Sea before entering Jerusalem, Israel's capital and site of the life, passion, crucifixion, and resurrection of Christ. Retrace the Stations of the Cross along the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Speulchre, site of Jesus' tomb.
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Part: 0
Time: 45
Department: A/L
Call Number: DS 107.4 .J68
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Thaddeus Lewandowski

Thaddeus Lewandowski
Fisheries and Wildlife

"The opportunity at LSSU to do research is amazing. This past summer I motored through coves and islands with Prof. Garvon surveying water birds for the affects of pollution. I spent the other part of my summer on the shore of Lake Superior monitoring nests of the endangered Piping Plover."

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