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MN Reads: "it's a totem of our shared dreams"

Book nerds: if you had a 700-year old book in your collection, would you let anyone touch it?

If you just shrieked, internally, in horror, you'd be with most of us.

But luckily for us, Dr. Krista Twu, Associate Professor of Medieval & Renaissance Literature doesn't think that way.

Tonight (Thursday, 2/27), she'll be talking about UMD's Ramseyer Collection, and the opportunities for students and the community to learn from it.  And far from putting these ancient books under lock and key, Twu says "you should absolutely touch them."

Lisa Johnson started her broadcast career anchoring the television news at her high school and spinning country music at KWWK/KOLM Radio in Rochester, Minnesota. She was a reporter and news anchor at KTHI in Fargo, ND (not to mention the host of a children's program called "Lisa's Lane") and a radio reporter and anchor in Moorhead, Bismarck, Wahpeton and Fergus Falls.Since 1991, she has hosted Northland Morning on KUMD. One of the best parts of her job includes "paying it forward" by mentoring upcoming journalists and broadcasters on the student news team that helps produce Northland Morning. She also loves introducing the different people she meets in her job to one another, helping to forge new "community connections" and partnerships.Lisa has amassed a book collection weighing over two tons, and she enjoys reading, photography, volunteering with Animal Allies Humane Society and fantasizing about farmland. She goes to bed at 8pm, long before her daughter, two cats, or three dogs.
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