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2013 Centennial

Great Plains Symposium Schedule of Events

Friday, October 11

McFarland Gallery, second floor of Old Main
8:30 a.m. Opening Social
 
Ann Nicole Nelson Hall, second floor of Old Main
9:15 a.m. Welcome
Dr. David Fuller, President, Minot State University
9:30 a.m. "Standing on ‘One Leg': Immigrants on the Great Plains"
Dr. Raymond Screws, Independent Scholar
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. "The Digital Minot Project and the History of Minot State"
Dr. Bethany Andreasen, Professor, Department of History, Minot State University
Amy Lisner, Kevin Matze, Robert Schwartz, Joshua Lewis, and Kortney Arnold, student interns for the Digital Minot Project
 
Conference Center, third floor of MSU Student Center
12:00 noon "Memories of Minot State" lunch and roundtable discussion
Hosted by Dr. Bethany Andreasen and the Digital Minot Project interns
 
Ann Nicole Nelson Hall, second floor of Old Main
1:15 p.m. "State Normal Schools and the Expansion of Educational Opportunity: Minot State's Origins in a National Context"
Dr. Christine Ogren, Associate Professor, Department of Education Policy and Leadership Studies, University of Iowa
2:15 p.m. Break
2:30 p.m. Authors' Presentation on When Dreams Come True: A Centennial History of Minot State University, 1913-2013
Dr. Jonathan Wagner, Professor Emeritus, and Mark Timbrook, Instructor, Department of History, Minot State University
 
Ann Nicole Nelson Hall, second floor of Old Main
7:00 p.m. "The Great Plains"
Ian Frazier, writer and humorist, author of Great Plains

Saturday, October 12

Aleshire Theater Lobby, Hartnett Hall
8:30 a.m. Opening Social
8:30 a.m. Open House
Book signing available for When Dreams Come True: Digital Minot stations available
 
Aleshire Theater, Hartnett Hall
9:30 a.m. "The North Dakota Experience"
Dr. D. Jerome Tweton, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History, University of North Dakota
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Panel Discussion on the Future of North Dakota
Alisa Dahl, Area Director for the Minot Area Office of USDA Rural Development
Katie Haarsager, Community Relations Advisor for Enbridge Pipelines North Dakota
Dr. David Fuller, President, Minot State University
Moderator - Dr. Dan Ringrose
 
Conference Center, third floor of MSU Student Center
12:00 p.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. Panel Discussion with Minot State Alumni and Retired Faculty and Staff
Moderated by Dr. Joseph Jastrzembski, Professor, Department of History, Minot State University. Panel members are Gary Leslie ’61, faculty from 1969 to 2001, Holly (Forsberg) Eidsness ’76, Greg Fjeld ’81; Pam (Parizek) Tweten ’81 and Chelsea (Peterson) Kirkhammer ’06
1:30 p.m. Closing

Sponsored in part by the North Dakota Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities..

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the Great Plains Symposium do not necessarily reflect those of the North Dakota Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.