April 8, 2019
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Elizabeth Smart lecture to be broadcast live
The first Minot State University Presidential Speaker Series guest Elizabeth Smart will come to Minot State’s Ann Nicole Nelson Hall on Wednesday, April 17. The presentation is set to begin at 7 p.m. with doors opening at 6 p.m. Please note, all tickets for this event have been distributed. Minot State University will show the Elizabeth Smart lecture LIVE during the performance and the event will be available to watch until Friday, May 17. No use of this broadcast or reproduction is allowed without written consent from the Harry Walker Agency and Minot State University. LIVE VIDEO LINK

Minot State presents Egyptologist Mark Lehner

Minot State University is pleased to announce world-renowned Egyptologist Mark Lehner will give a lecture at Minot State’s Ann Nicole Nelson Hall Thursday, May 2. Lehner is the director and president of Ancient Egypt Research Associates, Inc. (AERA).

The lecture at Minot State is one part of a weekend of events planned in the Magic City as Lehner is scheduled to speak at Minot Public Schools and attend Minot State’s annual Alumni Association Gala fundraising event. The Minot State lecture, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. in Ann Nicole Nelson Hall with a book signing to follow.

“We are honored to have someone with the extensive knowledge that Mark has speaking at Minot State and look forward to welcoming him back to his hometown for this event,” Minot State President Steven Shirley said. “Mark is one of the top Egyptologists in the world and is an expert in the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx at Giza, making him an outstanding guest for our campus.”

SU Development Foundation announces four major gifts to Dome seating project

The Minot State University Development Foundation announced four major gifts as a part of ongoing fundraising for the seating project and renovation of the Minot State Dome.

Minot State and the MSU Development Foundation honored First International Back & Trust, SCHEELS, First Western Bank & Trust, and Ryan Family Dealerships at the University’s Alumni, Booster, and Fan Appreciation Night Feb. 1.

“These four area companies — First International Bank & Trust, SCHEELS, First Western Bank & Trust, and Ryan Family Dealerships — have been key partners with Minot State University, Minot State Athletics, the city of Minot, and Northwest North Dakota,” said Minot State Development Foundation Executive Director Rick Hedberg. “They are all great community partners. This project would not be realized without their support!”

The renovation will help the facility maintain its status as one of the top venues in the Upper Midwest. The seating project will also help ensure the community of Minot stays in the rotation for regional and state tournaments and will provide a boost to the Minot State Athletic Department’s recruiting efforts.

Minot State celebrates the 2019 ACHA DI champion Beavers

Minot State men's hockey celebrated its 2019 ACHA DI Championship with a short welcome back reception at the Beaver Dam with cake and coffee. The team was introduced at the program with talks from president Steven Shirley, head coach Wade Regier, Student Government Association President Aaron Richards, and Beavers team captain Blake Fournier, along with a highlight video.

North Dakota first lady brings 'Recovery Reinvented' to Minot State campus

North Dakota first lady Kathryn Burgum presented on the Minot State campus March 26 as a part of a Recovery Reinvented panel discussion about drug addiction and recovery affecting university students in Aleshire Theater.

The panel was made up by Burgum; Vicki Michels, Minot State chairperson for the department of addiction studies, psychology, and social work director of addiction studies; and Minot State University students Molly Allery, Brittney Eisenzimmer, and Michael Chappo. Topics included commentary from Burgum, a report on substance use on campus, and a discussion of how the state and campus can better serve students in recovery.

Minot Sate Giving Day set for April 10

The Minot State University Development Foundation presents the University’s second Giving Day April 10. Minot State Giving Day is a 24-hour, online day of giving back to the university. This year, the Minot State University Development Foundation will match 50% of each donation thanks to a pool of $50,000 in matching funds. The Minot State Alumni Association and the Social Science Student Workspace projects are offering 100% match on gifts made to those specific projects in addition to the 50% match. Giving Day will start at midnight, April 10, and run until 11:59 p.m. Log on to the MSU Giving Day WEBSITE for more information on the event and information on the 50 projects listed. Donors interested in giving to other projects can donate to a special “Have another passion?” project and a designation of their choice can be entered.

The MSU Development Foundation is encouraging both participation and engagement from donors leading up to and during the MSU Giving Day. Special MSU Giving Day profile photos and social media banners have been made for Facebook and Instagram and are available for DOWNLOAD. The hashtag #MSUGivingDay is also encouraged for social media posts.

On Giving Day, the Development Foundation is also sponsoring two events on campus. There will be free donuts in the Student Center Atrium from 9:15-10:15 a.m. and free popcorn in Old Main, first floor from 2:45-3:45 p.m.

Each gift is tax deductible and official gift receipts for tax purposes will be mailed. For more information, contact MSU Donor Relations Coordinator Kate Marshall by EMAIL or by phone at 701-858-4158.

Minot State Concert Choir and MSU Singers present: 'Not One Sparrow is Forgotten'

The Minot State University Concert Choir and MSU Singers will present "Not One Sparrow is Forgotten: Music from the Northern Plains," on Monday, April 15 in Ann Nicole Nelson Hall starting at 7:30 p.m. The program is in partnership with the Minot State University Native American Cultural Center.

"Not One Sparrow is Forgotten" is a passion concert for the murdered and missing Indigenous women conducted by Emerson Eads, Minot State assistant professor in music and director of choral activities, with Briana Schwan, MSU adjunct instructor of music, on piano. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, see attached FLIER or call 701-858-3185.

Alumni Association presents 36th annual Gala Dinner and Auction

The Minot State University Alumni Association will commemorate the University’s history, alumni, and students with the 36th annual Gala Dinner and Auction Friday, May 3.

The Gala, the Alumni Association’s premier fundraising event, begins at 5:30 p.m. with a social and silent auction. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. with a live auction to follow. The fundraiser supports student scholarships and alumni association sponsored activities. Individual tickets for the Gala are $60 and tables of eight are $500. Tickets can be purchased by calling the MSU Alumni Office at 701-858-3373.

Tickets to the Gala include a three-course dinner of bacon-wrapped shrimp appetizer, steak fillet with langostino hollandaise sauce, parmesan potatoes, garden green beans, and red velvet cheesecake.

Campus and Community Dialogue: Gun Control

Please join us for our next Campus and Community Dialogue, set for Wednesday, April 10, beginning at 7 p.m., at the Northwest Arts Center. Garry Breitkreuz, former member of Parliament and Director of the Canadian Shooting Sports Association, and Stephen Stripe, director of the UND Center for Family Medicine and former coroner for the city of Minot, will offer opening positions. Then, the discussion will be opened to everyone.

The event is free and open to the public, and dedicated to the belief that civil discussion over hot topics is important. Have your voice heard! Refreshments will be served. For more information, see attached FLIER or contact ROBERT KIBLER or by phone at 701-720-2716.

Staff Senate Scholarship Raffle tickets on sale

The second annual Minot State Staff Senate Scholarship 50/50 Raffle is underway and tickets are currently on sale. The 50/50 Raffle will run until May 5 with a total of 23 winners announced during finals week. Tickets are $10 each and the grand prize is $500. All tickets sold will be eligible for the grand prize, which is selected first, but announced last.

Tickets will be available from Minot State Staff Senators, see LINK for 2018-19 Senators, or by stopping at Staff Senate Vice President Michael Linnell’s office on second floor of the Administration Building. All proceeds from the 50/50 Raffle will help fund the Minot State Staff Senate Scholarship Endowment.

For more information, contact MICHAEL LINNELL or by phone at 701-858-3065.


Northwest Arts Center
The gallery is located on the lower level of the Gordon B. Olson Library, with its own entrance on the south side of the library. It is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday 1-5 p.m., and by special arrangement. It is closed holidays.

  • Lino Azevedo: Lobotomy: An exhibition by pop-surrealist painter and professor Lino Azevedo. In response to a 'lack of critical thinking and civil discourse' in our entertainment driven 24-hour culture, 'Lobotomy' is a critique on the nature of our society in the digital age and is on display until April 30.
  • Juried Student Show: This annual show, open to all Minot State students, has been a campus tradition since the early 80s. Visiting as jurors for 2019 are Lino and Jamie Azevedo, Williston, North Dakota. Working in mixed media painting, photography and collage, they will bring dual perspective to the exhibition that will be on display April 5-April 30.


Tracey Mays, assistant professor of entrepreneurship/management, was the featured spotlight by the United State Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, the largest and leading entrepreneurship education organization in the world.

Dan Conn, assistant professor in teacher education and kinesiology, presented a paper at the American Educational Research Association in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, April 6. The paper is titled “Imagining New Possibilities: Haikus as Evaluation.”

Doreen Wald, publication & design services manager, was named Minot State University Staff Senate's February High Five Award winner. In June 2019, Wald will have worked at Minot State for 32 years.

Lihn Chuc Le, an accounting major, was recognized by the North Dakota CPA Society and was awarded a $1,000 Board of Director’s scholarship.

Erin Winterton was named CETL Student of the Month for February. She has contributed to the Center for Engaged Teaching and Learning’s programs as a new student orientation leader and peer tutor.

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