New entrance standards for North Dakota's university students also make it more difficult for schools to offer tuition discounts to students. Minot State University students say that's a big reason why there is opposition to the changes on their campus.
Minot State University's new Arabic club says it hopes to promote better understanding of the Muslim community with a cultural event scheduled at the school on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Matt Murken has been the head coach at Jamestown College the past two seasons. The Cedar Rapids, Iowa, native compiled a 46-16 record at Jamestown and led the Jimmies to the NAIA Division II tournament last season.
A tragedy for Minot was also something of a boon for Minot State University associate professor Mikhail Bobylev and his team of student researchers. Bobylev has spent years researching anti-fungal compounds and last summer’s flood produced many different mold samples for Bobylev and his students to combat.
University deals with enrollment decline, lack of housing Marv Semrau, MSU vice president for advancement, said since the flood, the university has worked to provide housing for nearly 500 affected students as well as 120 faculty and employees. The university, like the city’s affected citizens, is trying to bounce back from the flood. Full-time equivalent enrollment in the fall fell to 2,795, a 7 percent drop compared to the year before.
Minot State and the college in Caronport, Saskatchewan, last year signed an agreement enabling Canadian and American students to receive two degrees in five years — a bachelor of arts degree from Briercrest and a bachelor of science in education from Minot State.
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