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Higher ed board to name DSU president Wednesday

The Dickinson State (N.D.) University presidential search committee has recommended three finalists for the DSU presidency to the State Board of Higher Education.

The Dickinson State (N.D.) University presidential search committee has recommended three finalists for the DSU presidency to the State Board of Higher Education.

The board will meet Wednesday to choose a DSU president. Finalists are:

-- Joseph Bascuas, former president of Medaille College in Buffalo, N.Y.

-- Richard McCallum, vice president for academic affairs at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin.

-- Bruce Speck, provost and vice president for academic and student affairs at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tenn.


DSU program fee?

Dickinson State University's Student Senate is considering a fee increase of $1 per credit hour to help fund an activities center, proposed to replace the university's Whitney Stadium, according to The Associated Press.

Student Senate President Lydia Johnson said businesses and other community members might be less interested in getting involved in the $15 million project if students themselves did not stand behind it.

Pie a professor

The PTK Honor Society at Northland Community and Technical College's East Grand Forks campus is sponsoring a "Pie a Professor" fundraising event from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday in the campus cafeteria.

The best time to catch some of the action is between the hours of 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., according to a press release.

The public is invited to watch or participate.

NCTC on the grow


Northland Community and Technical College's Thief River Falls campus recently celebrated completion of a $2.1 million capital bonding project funded by the Minnesota Legislature.

The project generated about 5,000 square feet of new space for the Minnesota Work Force Center and remodeled space for nursing and management programs.

The college also was awarded $500,000 in special MnSCU initiative funds to renovate areas for the Automated Systems Technology program, which has components in Welding, Robotics, and Electronics.

The campus cafeteria also was renovated.

MnSCU tech honor

The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system has received an award for outstanding use of technology.

The Outstanding Work Award for the Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunications recognized Minnesota Online, the MnSCU system's gateway to more than 4,700 online courses.

U Mary HR courses


The University of Mary will launch a program next year to help area human resources professionals keep their certification, The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead reported.

Beginning in January, U Mary's Grand Forks and Fargo centers will offer courses approved by the Human Resource Certification Institute. Human resources professionals need 60 approved credit hours every three years to keep their certification, said Debra McGinty, the university's Fargo-area coordinator.

UMC crop crown

The University of Minnesota-Crookston's 2007 Collegiate Crops Judging Team won second at both the Chicago and Kansas City, Mo., Collegiate Crops Judging Contests, behind Kansas State University.

The contests were in mid-November. The Kansas City and Chicago contests represent the national finals of collegiate crops competition for the year. The competition consists of grain grading, seed analysis and seed identification.

Goodbye to Bruces

A public reception to honor Dr. Wayne and Judith Bruce is set for 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Wayne Bruce, professor of pathology and director of the Office of Continuing Medical Education and Outreach at the UND medical school, resigned earlier this year to accept a new position at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine in Thunder Bay. He has been with the UND medical school for 32 years.


Judith Bruce, director of academic administration and HIPAA institutional compliance officer, is retiring from the medical school. She has been with the school for more than 15 years.

Marks reports on higher education. Reach him at (701) 780-1105, (800) 477-6572, ext. 105; or jmarks@gfherald.com .

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