Governor Pawlenty is scheduled to give the commencement address to the 2010 graduating class at Augsburg College in Minneapolis on Saturday. The topic will be civic engagement and the role of graduates in the greater society.
College officials say Father Fernando Cardenal of Nicaragua, who has long worked to improve the literacy of the poor in his country, will receive an honorary degree.
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Tom Scheck has covered politics and state government for more than ten years for MPR News. He’s covered several gubernatorial campaigns, two statewide recounts, the presidential bids of Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann, U.S. Senate races, close Congressional contests and the Minnesota Legislature. He lives in Falcon Heights with his wife, son and dog. He can sometimes be found chasing a white ball on a golf course. It isn’t a straight walk. Tips are welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org