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Minot State's SNDU chapter coordinates Dr. Seuss literacy event in MPS district

Minot State University’s Students of North Dakota United chapter and North Dakota United-Retired united for a literacy campaign throughout the Minot Public School District. The event commemorates Read Across America, an annual, nationwide reading celebration on March 2, Dr. Seuss’ birthday.

“This effort is possible thanks to the generosity of NDU-Retired Teachers, which donated money for SNDU to order and give a book to every Minot Public student, grades kindergarten through third,” said Britton Bissette, SNDU public relations officer. “SNDU is honored to organize such a large event to promote literacy and the love of reading to community children.”

Minot State SNDU and NDU-Retired members visited classrooms throughout the district Feb. 27, and they read a book to each class. In the forthcoming weeks, they will return to the schools and give a new book to each student to take home (The arrival of the books was delayed by inclement weather on the east coast).

SNDU is a student club for MSU’s education majors. It strives to provide opportunities for education majors to be involved in and lend services to the education community in Minot. Standing officers, in addition to Bissette, include Andrea Ray, president; Malia Salyards, vice president; Lindsay Kightlinger, secretary; Camilla Keller, treasurer; and Katrina Pouteaux, student government representative. Dan Conn, assistant professor of teacher education, is the faculty sponsor. For questions, contact Conn at 858-3267.

Published: 03/03/15

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