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HIGHER EDUCATION NOTEBOOK: OLLI showcases fall courses

Bob Boyd, UND’s former vice president for student and outreach services, will be the guest speaker at an adult-learning event Monday in Grand Forks.

His talk is titled “North Dakota: The Rectangle Gets Recognition.”

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is hosting its fall showcase from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Gorecki Alumni Center on campus. The purpose of the event is to allow the general public to visit with OLLI instructors and learn about upcoming courses.

OLLI says it provides classes for adults 50 and older who are interested in learning and intellectual growth.

Upcoming fall courses include IMPACT self-defense training in which instructors play the role of attackers, bird watching during the fall migration, fall outdoor portrait and landscape photography, assassins around the world, and oil and gas production.

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Other news

  •  UND is holding another fitness event with Joshua Wynne, dean of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. “Joggin’ with Josh,” an informal 5k or 10k walk or run, will start at 4 p.m. Sept. 11 at the school’s main lobby. A water station will be available halfway through the 5k with snacks afterwards. To sign up early, go to
  •  Mayville (N.D.) State University’s next “after hours” social event for women will be 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the home of Cindy Ingebretson, 15071 Seventh St. N.E., rural Mayville. A donation of $10 per person will be taken at the door. Each will be eligible to win a purse with $50 of goods in it. To reserve a spot, call (701) 788-5244.
  •  Lake Region State College said last week that all of its nursing students graduating this spring have passed national licensing exams to be practical and registered nurses. The students were at Lake Region’s main campus in Devils Lake and a site in Mayville, N.D.

More info: Share higher education news at; include “Higher ed notebook” in the subject heading. To see more regional higher education news, visit the websites of UNDUniversity of Minnesota-CrookstonNorthland Community and Technical CollegeMayville State University and Lake Region State College.

Anna Burleson

Anna Burleson is the higher education reporter for The Grand Forks Herald. She is a 2013 graduate of the University of South Dakota's Mass Communication program and is originally from Watertown, S.D. Contact her with story ideas or tips by phone, email or Twitter, all of which are listed below. Examples of her work can be accessed here.

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