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Futurepalooza set for Sept. 9 at Minot State

Futurepalooza, an annual signature event, showcases professionals and post-secondary schools highlighting career and educational opportunities for high school students. Minot State University will host Futurepalooza Sept. 9 in the Dome. Exciting presentations and informational booths will be free and open to students, parents and community members, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

“Futurepalooza will be bigger this year with some fun additions. We expect more than 800 North Dakota high school students to attend. Kyle Scheele, a youth motivational speaker, will show students how their lives will be defined by the actions they take, the people they help and the lives they change,” said Derek Van Dyke, admissions counselor and Futurepalooza organizer. “High school students will have the opportunity to experience what MSU has to offer!”

Sixty-one presenters from 16 clusters will participate in round table sessions with the students. They will discuss their education backgrounds and the steps they took to achieve professional success.   

Post-secondary schools and military branches from across the region will also exhibit at the event. These include 42 colleges, universities, institutes or academies from North Dakota, Minnesota, South Dakota, Manitoba and Montana.

“Futurepalooza could be one of the most important events students attend this year,” said Kevin Harmon, assistant vice president for enrollment management. “We have experts from a wide variety of career fields and every North Dakota higher education institution in the same place, at the same time!”

For questions about Futurepalooza, contact Van Dyke at or 858-3351.

Published: 08/27/14

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