Mar 9, 2010

Next stop: Ecuador

The next Cultural Thursday program at Central Lakes College will be shown through the eyes of a 2009 CLC graduate, Jesse MacArthur, on April 1 from noon-12:50 p.m. in Chalberg Theatre on the Brainerd campus. The presentation is free and open to the public. MacArthur, 21, has traveled in and around Ecuador several times, most recently during nearly six months as a university student experiencing an internship filled with indigenous encounters and the geographical diversity that took him from Pacific seacoast to Andean cloud forest to Amazon jungle. At the Universidad Espiritu Santo in Guayaquil, MacArthur enrolled for 15 credits toward a degree in environmental ecology. He hopes to finish that pursuit at either the University of Minnesota or St. Cloud State University, while double minoring in Spanish and photography. At CLC he earned the Associate in Arts degree as well as the Latin American Studies certificate.