HIGHER EDUCATION NOTEBOOK: Science fair... Spoken word performaces... and more
UND hosts science fair: The 54th annual Northeast Regional Science and Engineering Fair is set for March 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the UND Memorial Union Ballroom. The fair hosts 160 fifth- through 12th-grade students. Participating schools incl...
UND hosts science fair: The 54th annual Northeast Regional Science and Engineering Fair is set for March 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the UND Memorial Union Ballroom. The fair hosts 160 fifth- through 12th-grade students. Participating schools include: Red River High School, Schroeder Middle School and Century Elementary School, all in Grand Forks; Lakota; Dakota Prairie; Valley Edinburg; Park River; and Adams-Edmore.
Thirty-two winners from this region, along with winners from other regions, will advance to the State Science and Engineering Fair, also hosted by UND March 29 to 30.
State winners will go on to the International Science and Engineering Fair.
To encourage student participation, fees for the regional fair were paid by a joint UND and North Dakota State University program aimed at stimulating science, technology, engineering and math education.
UMC ends Black History Month: Following a series of events commemorating Black History Month, the University of Minnesota-Crookston will end the month with a "Celebration of Black History and Culture" at Kiehle Auditorium.
On Tuesday, beginning at 6 p.m., the Black Student Association will host an evening of performances followed by a dessert reception. The event is free.
Highlighting the evening: - Angel Anderson, a spoken-word artist who has been featured several times at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
- Jamar Esaw and Triad: 4Christ, a 33-member voice choir that promotes the Word of God through song and has shared the stage with major gospel acts.
- African Drumming and Dance will bring rhythm and excitement to the evening.
- The Robbinsdale Cooper High School Step Team will perform. Step routines are a form of dance with a history steeped in African-American culture.
For more information, call (218) 281-8432.
Crookston mayor in ad campaign
Crookston Mayor David Genereux is featured in a new ad campaign launched recently by the University of Minnesota to support its 2012 legislative advocacy efforts.
The statewide campaign features the stories of U of M alumni who make an impact on their communities.
Genereux studied crop production at UMC.
He and the other alumni will be featured in local newspaper ads, radio spots and the UMN.edu homepage, sharing how the university has impacted their lives.
To view Genereux's print ad and listen to his radio spot, visit supporttheu.UMN.edu/share-your-story/alumni-share.html.