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Nov. 6, 2013
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FlagPower of 100 project to honor vets
On Veterans Day, the nation’s communities will host ceremonies to honor all who served in the United States Armed Forces. In Minot, a group of businesses intends to do the same, but with much less fanfare.

Roosevelt Plaza businesses, 1310 Burdick Expressway East, are honoring veterans in a straight-from-the-heart way by providing lunch. Monday (Nov. 11), veterans are invited to stop by for free pizza and a beverage in appreciation for their service and sacrifice. Enough food to feed 100 people will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the building on the east lot of Roosevelt Plaza, across from Roosevelt Park.

"Freedom is a privilege we all too often take for granted," said Duane Brekke, Roosevelt Plaza owner. "So, I and the other partners decided that we wanted to do something to thank the men and women who sacrificed so much."

Brekke was inspired to pay it forward as part of Minot State University's Power of 100 service challenge, in which the university asks the community to complete service projects in honor of its Centennial Celebration. Brekke and his wife, Jeanne, are both MSU alumni who remain involved in community service through a variety of organizations and personal endeavors.

Participating sponsors include Brekke; Total Transformation Clinic; Felistas Madziwa, M.D.; Contract Land Staff; DG Services; PTI; Expertool; Fireside PBI Office Solutions, Bachman Cabinetry, Sammy's Pizza and Coca Cola Bottling. For more information, contact Brekke at 852-2453.


MSU Wellness Fair
Minot State University’s Wellness Fair will be Thursday (Nov. 7) in the Student Center Atrium, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Students, faculty and staff are invited. Come meet with and learn from local businesses and school groups that excel in one or more of the 8 Dimensions of Wellness. For questions, contact Karina Stander, wellness specialist at 858-4078 or karina.stander@minotstateu.edu.


Join CEL for Fall Open House Thursday
To thank the Minot State University community for its support, the Center for Extended Learning is hosting its Fall Open House Thursday (Nov. 7) in the Jones Room from 11a.m. to 1p.m. To find out what is happening in CEL, read its newsletter at www.minotstateu.edu/cel/pdf/CELnewsletter_Fall13.pdf. For questions, contact Stacey Folstad-Magandy, CEL administrative assistant, at 858-3822.


MSU‘KMSU Centennial Celebration’ to air
Minot State University's "KMSU Centennial Celebration," will air Thursday (Nov. 7) at 5 p.m. on Midcontinent Communications channel 19. The documentary highlights the university's 100-year history, featuring historical photos, interviews and stories by retired faculty and staff, alumni, as well as current students, faculty and staff.

KMSU, MSU's radio and television station, has broadcast on Midcontinent Communications channel 19 since 1995. Over 20 hours of weekly programming include KMSU's TV news program, "Inside/Out," and live Beaver basketball games, which are directed, edited and anchored by broadcasting students. KMSU is supported through community sponsors and operated by students as part of the broadcasting program.


Awareness walk for eating disorders
An awareness walk for eating disorders will be Saturday (Nov. 9), 10 a.m. to noon. Free to the public, the walk begins on the Dome’s third floor. Come for information, support and fun! Freewill donations are accepted and will go to the local Sanford Fargo Eating Disorder Institute. If individuals can’t make the walk and still want to donate, they can make checks payable to “Sanford Health Foundation Fargo Region” and mail to c/o Dionne Spooner, SSWO advisor, MSU, 500 University Ave. W., Minot, N.D., 58707. For questions or more information, contact Kelsey Wagner, MSU student, at kelsey.wagner@my.minotstateu.edu.


NACAC logoMSU to celebrate Native American culture
Minot State University’s Native American Cultural Awareness Club is sponsoring the Native American Cultural Celebration in November. The commemoration will include speakers, presenters and exhibits of Native American success and culture.

“The Anishinaabe, Ojibwe, Dakota, Lakota, Nakota, the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara, Navajo, Potawatomi have a lot to celebrate,” said Annette Mennem, Native American Center director. “The people, culture and language are all part of what makes us Native. Come and learn, ask questions and celebrate with us.”

Unless noted, all presentations are in the Conference Center (Student Center, third floor). Planned events, which are free and open to the public, include:

• Tuesday Nov. 12, 11 a.m. — “The Tribal and Non-Tribal Higher Education Relationship” presented by Scott Davis, North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission executive director.

• Tuesday Nov. 12, 2 p.m. — "Spirit Lake: The Game” discussed by Erich Longie, president of Spirit Lake Consulting, Inc. Longie will highlight “Spirit Lake: the Game” by 7 Generation Games. This educational video game, co-developed with AnnMaria DeMars, teaches children mathematics, while incorporating historically accurate Native American culture and traditions.

• Nov. 13, 9 a.m. — "What You Want to Know about the Native American Culture but Haven’t Asked," a panel discussion with Native American elder Pat Wilkie and MSU faculty Harry Hoffman and Nelrene Yellow Bird and NACAC students.

• Nov. 13, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (while they last) — Fry bread taco sale in the Old Main first-floor hallway. The fry bread tacos are $6.

• Nov. 13, 2 p.m. — Gilson Mandan, author of “Prairie Chicken Tales” in the Mandan Hidatsa Arikara Times, will tell stories and discuss the importance of storytelling in Native cultures.

• Nov. 14, 9 a.m. — Jessica Metcalfe, Beyond Buckskin blogger, will discuss the Beyond Buckskin website. It empowers Native American artists and designers, advances the quality of Native American fashion through education while providing an in depth podium for societal participation. Inspired by relevant historical and contemporary Native American clothing design and art, Beyond Buckskin promotes cultural appreciation, social relationships and authenticity and creativity.

• Nov. 14, 2 p.m. — The Turtle Mountain Community College Anishinaabe Club will give presentations. Titles are “Navajo’s Story of Bringing Harmony to Multiple American Indian Culture,” “Beaded and Quill Earrings,” “Turtle Mountain Beliefs on Drumming, Rattles and Singing,” “Four Sacred Medicine Pin,” “Hand Drum Singing and Flute,” Fiddling and Jigging” and “Turtle Mountain Old Jingle Dress.”

• Nov. 20, 7 p.m. — “The Sitting Bull Connection” presented by Ernie LaPointe, great-grandson of Sitting Bull, the renowned Hunkpapa Lakota chief, and author of “Sitting Bull: His Life and Legacy,” in Aleshire Theater. LaPointe is a sun dancer who lives the traditional way of the Lakota and follows the rules of the sacred pipe. This is in conjunction with the Northwest Art Center lecture series.


Freezin' for a Reason‘Freezin’ for a Reason’ to bring awareness of homelessness and hunger
The Minot State University Student Social Work Organization and Minot Area Homeless Coalition are sponsoring “Freezin’ for a Reason” Nov. 16 at Minot’s Town & Country Center parking lot, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

The participants stand in the cold and “freeze” to experience homelessness firsthand. Individuals can participate by dropping off food or monetary contributions at the parking lot or by “freezing” with the MSU SSWO members. The Minot Homeless Coalition and MSU SSWO are holding the event as part of the National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week, Nov. 17-23. For questions about the Minot event, contact Dionne Spooner, MSU SSWO faculty advisor, at 858-3142 or dionne.l.spooner@minotstateu.edu or SSWO members at sswo@minotstateu.edu.


Andrew SordsMSO energies ‘From Darkness to Illumination’
The Minot Symphony Orchestra continues its 88th season, “Symphonic Colors" Nov. 16 in Ann Nicole Nelson Hall, 7:30 p.m. Scott Seaton, musical director, conducts the orchestra.

"From Darkness to Illumination" will feature Johannes Brahms' Tragic Overture; Felix Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor; and Jean Sibelius' Symphony No. 5 with special guest Andrew Sords on the violin. Holly Harrison, Australian composer, will premiere her “Frumious” at this Midwest concert.

Minot State University students, faculty and staff are admitted free with a current ID. Ticket prices for adults are $20 main floor and $25 balcony; senior citizen is $15 main floor and $20 balcony; students 12-18, $10; children, $5. Symphony patrons are invited to join Erik Anderson, associate music professor, for a 6:30 p.m. preconcert lecture for an inside look at the symphony program. For more information about MSO, visit www.minotstateu.edu/symphony.


Auction logo‘Make the call, win it all’
The Minot State University Department of Broadcasting will host its 15th annual KMSU Auction Dec. 5. The auction will air live on public access Channel 19 at 6:30 p.m., with a preshow starting at 5 p.m. Bids will be accepted by phone at that time at (701)858-4019.

The KMSU Auction fundraises for scholarships and equipment for the MSU broadcasting program. Past events have raised over $15,000 with 10 percent given to charitable causes. This year, that portion will be given to Mike Bunce to defray medical expenses. Bunce, an MSU broadcasting graduate, works within the department in addition to his full-time roles at WGO and The Zoo radio stations.

KMSU promotes local businesses through various media in exchange for donations and then organizes them into packages to be auctioned off in a QVC-style format. Viewers call to place bids on-air during the allotted time, with the highest bid winning the package. This unique television auction is planned, organized, produced and promoted by MSU broadcasting students. For questions, contact KMSU Auction advisors Janna McKechnie at janna.mckechnie@minotstateu.edu or Candace Brekke at cbrekke@odney.com.


In the galleries
Nov. 7-Dec. 19 — "Americas 2000: Best of the Best," where artists who earned the distinction of Best of Show in the annual Northwest Art Center's Americas 2000 All Media and Paperworks competitions over the past decade will showcase their works in honor of MSU's Centennial Celebration, Hartnett and Library Gallery. The public receptions will be Thursday (Nov. 7) in the galleries, 6:30 to 8 p.m.


Faculty and staff achievements
The Office of Public Information proudly shares the many accomplishments of faculty and staff with the campus community in every issue.

On Oct. 9, Kristi Berg and Deanna Klein, associate business information technology professors, organized a Beaver Business Crawl that included professional organizations in the Minot area. Each area of the “crawl” was at a different organization with a focus on technology aspects and career opportunities. Representatives from the organizations discussed the role of technology and systems, along with skills and abilities that allow individuals to prosper within those roles.

Berg and Klein also presented and chaired sessions at the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Oct. 2-5.

John Girard, management professor, spoke at the International Conference on the Knowledge Economy Oct 27-30, facilitated a pre-conference workshop Oct 27 and delivered plenary "Who Knows, Wins" Oct 29 in Cape Town, South Africa.

Girard, Berg and Klein are calling for chapters and editing a book, “Strategic Data-Based Wisdom in the Big Data Era.” The book’s objective is to collect articles in the area of data-based wisdom.

Robert Kibler, English professor, had an article, "Rhetorical Analysis of Ho Chih Minh," published last month as a chapter in the "Literature of Propaganda" by Thomas Riggs, published through the St. James Press. Kibler’s article is the first literary analysis of Ho Chi Minh's written work while Minh was a young revolutionary in Paris, circa 1922. If anyone wants a copy of the article, email robert.kibler@minotstateu.edu.

Mehmet Koseoglu, business administration instructor, published a paper, “How do hotels state their missions? Evidence from an emerging country,” with Inderscience Publishers, Int. J. Leisure and Tourism Marketing, Vol. 3 No. 4 pp. 303-327.

Jacek Mrozik, College of Business interim dean, presented a paper, “Factors Affecting International New Product Marketing Performance in the Telecommunications Industry: The Success of Orange-FT," at the Mustang International Academic Conference in Dallas, Oct. 25-26.

Beth Odahlen, Center for Engaged Teaching and Learning director, was named National Society for Experiential Education chair of all special interests groups. Odahlen will oversee the SIG chairs in increasing engagement within these groups. Nancy Pearson and Aili Smith, assistant communication arts professors, were selected as NSEE arts and culture chairs. They will oversee this special interest group’s development and continue to connect with faculty and staff across the United States, as well as those abroad.

Jan Repnow, business information technology instructor, presented “What’s New in your “Office?” to school secretaries from around North Dakota at the Educational Secretaries Association of North Dakota session in Bismarck, Oct. 17.


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