HIGHER EDUCATION NOTES: Scholarship from Vikings to aid UND pre-med studentThe end of UND alumnus Jim Kleinsasser’s football career may be the beginning of a local high school student’s career in medicine.
By: Herald staff and Wire Reports,
The end of UND alumnus Jim Kleinsasser’s football career may be the beginning of a local high school student’s career in medicine.
Sunday was Kleinsasser’s final game after a 13-year career with the Minnesota Vikings. The former UND star and his wife, Christa, have been promoting a $10,000 scholarship, and it was presented to Jacob Greenmyer, 17, during pre-game activities.
Greenmyer is a cancer survivor. In his essay, he says his medical battles since age 9 led him to consider pursuing a medical career at UND. Greenmyer is from Stirum, N.D., and attends North Sargent High School in Gwinner.
UND officials say more than 250 applied for the scholarship, which is funded by the Vikings. The Kleinsassers also have established a separate scholarship at the school.
UND students win scholarships
Three UND graduate students each received $500 scholarships from North Dakota View, a member of the America View Consortium that aims to promote remote sensing and geospatial technologies in North Dakota:
- Kate Overmoe-Kenninger, earth system science and policy department.
- Ashraf Qadir, mechanical engineering department.
- Adam Ries, geology and geological engineering.
The scholarships are given based on a student’s emphasis on assisting education and training curricula at colleges and universities throughout the state and enhancing technology transfer, applied research efforts and workforce training.
OLLI course preview Jan. 10
Everyone 50 and older is invited to learn about OLLI’s UND winter courses at an event set for 4 to 5:30 p.m. Jan. 10 at Parkwood Place, 749 30th St. S., Grand Forks.
The event, sponsored by Rhombus Guys, will offer a chance for participants to meet OLLI instructors and members and preview upcoming courses.
Winter classes, which begin Jan. 30, include choral singing, North Dakota history, storytelling, international law, self-defense training, healthy cooking, German traditions, spirituality and cultural mask-making.
For more information, call (701) 777-3000. For a list of courses, instructor profiles and events, log on to www.olli.UND.edu.
NDUS releases ‘Why Apply’ video The North Dakota University System has unveiled a new video series to enco
urage students who may think college is beyond reach.
“Why Apply” is a series of 10 videos that provides information about how to prepare for, apply to and pay for college.
Each video in the series, which features North Dakota students, targets a specific college enrollment topic and offers resources for further assistance. The videos are being shown in 11 GoodHealth TV network sites, mostly in American Indian reservation facilities, and will be available in 15 schools across the state, Mueller said.
The project is a collaboration of the NDUS, the Bank of North Dakota and the North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission. Production of the series was funded by the North Dakota College Access Challenge Grant from the U.S. Department of Education.