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UND to host forum for Arts and Sciences candidates

UND to host forum for Arts and Sciences candidates

UND will be hosting three candidates for the Dean of College and Arts and Sciences position over the next two weeks, the university announced on its University Letter blog.

Nancy Eaton will interview Tuesday and Wednesday with an open forum set for 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in Education Room 7. Eaton is the associate dean of the College of Arts and Science at the University of Rhode Island. Eaton also has served as chair of the mathematics department and chair of the Faculty Senate at the University of Rhode Island.

Bradley Rundquist, who is currently a professor of geography and interim dean of the UND College of Arts and Sciences, will interview Thursday and Friday, with an open forum from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday in Education Room 7.

Much of Rundquist's career has been spent at UND, where he has held several positions including College of Art & Sciences associate dean for research, chairman of geography, interim chairman of philosophy & religious studies and interim chairman of American Indian studies.

Cameron Wesson will interview Feb. 25 and Feb. 26, with an open forum from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 25 in Education Room 7.

Wesson currently is the interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Lucy Moses Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at Lehigh University.

Before becoming interim dean, Wesson served as associate dean for undergraduate programs at the university.

UMC to host series of international dinners

The University of Minnesota-Crookston will be hosting a series of international dinners next month.

The 2019 series will highlight foods from India, Nigeria, Japan and culminates with the International Dinner Finale.

The dinners are scheduled for Monday, March 4; Monday, March 11; and Monday, March 25, with the finale on Monday, April 1. All dinners begin at 6 p.m. in Bede Ballroom, Sargeant Student Center. The cultural activities of the finale dinner April 1 will start at 5 p.m. in the Northern Lights Lounge of the Sargeant Student Center with light refreshments and cultural booths.

For tickets and information, contact Rae French at (218) 281-8339 or by email at rfrench@crk.umn.edu. Tickets are $20 per meal for adults and $15 per meal for children 18 and younger for the first three dinners. Tickets are $25 and $20 respectively for the final dinner.

Sydney Mook

Sydney Mook has been covering higher education at the Grand Forks Herald since May 2018. She previously served as the multimedia editor and cops, courts and health reporter at the Dickinson Press from January 2016 to May 2018.  She graduated from the University of South Dakota with a bachelor's degree in journalism and political science in three and half years in December 2015. While at the USD, she worked for the campus newspaper, The Volante, as well as the television news show, Coyote News. She also interned at South Dakota Public Broadcasting and spent the summer before her senior year interning in Fort Knox for the ROTC Cadet Summer Training program. In her spare time, Sydney enjoys cheering on the New York Yankees and the Kentucky Wildcats, as well as playing golf. If you've got an idea for a video be sure to give her a call!

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