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HIGHER EDUCATION NOTES: Global Hawk on display ... Medical students to jog ... Vikings to award scholarship... more

NCTC to display Global Hawk model at AirSho The Northland Community and Technical College Foundation's full-scale model of a Global Hawk unmanned aircraft will be on display this weekend at the Fargo AirSho. The show begins at 9 a.m. Saturday and...

NCTC to display Global Hawk model at AirSho

The Northland Community and Technical College Foundation's full-scale model of a Global Hawk unmanned aircraft will be on display this weekend at the Fargo AirSho.

The show begins at 9 a.m. Saturday and will be held at the AirSho Grounds at Hector International Airport.

Northrop Grumman donated the full-scale model, which was built in 2000 and has a 116-foot wingspan, to the NCTC Foundation earlier this year. The model has been displayed in Australia, Dubai, France, Germany, Guam, the United States and several other locations across the world.

The foundation will use the model to promote NCTC's aviation programs and the overall aerospace industry in the Red River Valley.

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NCTC has trained aviation maintenance technicians for more than 50 years; the college will launch the nation's first unmanned aircraft systems maintenance training program this year at its Thief River Falls campus.

Med school to hold 'Joggin' with Josh' run

UND's vice president for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences is asking the medical school to "practice what it preaches" when it comes to leading an active, healthful lifestyle.

All health sciences students, faculty and staff are invited to join Joshua Wynne for "Joggin' with Josh," an informal 5 or 10 kilometer walk/run this Thursday.

A sign-up table will be in the school's main lobby facing Columbia Road, with registration and T-shirts ready to be picked up starting at 4 p.m. The dean will speak to the group before they start the run around the outskirts of campus at 4:30 p.m.

Vikings to award UND scholarship

UND and the Minnesota Vikings have partnered to provide a scholarship to a deserving student interested in pursuing a bachelor's degree.

The Vikings will award a $10,000 "Vikings + UND Scholarship" to an incoming freshman in 2012. The recipient will be selected based on their high school grade point average and standardized test scores.

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Applicants also will submit a 1,000-word personal essay outlining their career goals, achievements, adversity they have overcome and what studying at UND would mean to their future.

Applications will be accepted at www.und.edu/vikings through Dec. 1; the recipient and their family will be in attendance for the Jan. 1, 2012 Vikings game versus the Chicago Bears at the Mall of America Field.

UND faculty paper gets top national ranking

A UND faculty research paper was recently ranked as being among the top 2 percent of all published articles in the biological and medical sciences.

Associate professor Saobo Lei was lead author of the paper, which was produced by faculty in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences' Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Therapeutics.

Their work focused on how individual neurons behave at the cellular level -- work that could have implications in understanding brain problems, including memory loss, learning disabilities, anxiety, Alzheimer's and epilepsy.

Faculty of 1000, or F1000, identifies the most important articles and trends across the field, selecting articles from more than 3,000 peer-reviewed scientific journals. More than 10,000 expert clinicians and researchers then rate and evaluate the articles they select, explaining why they qualify as essential reading.

NCTC offers bus service

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Northland Community and Technical College will once again offer a commuter bus service between its East Grand Forks and Thief River Falls campuses.

The college is continuing a partnership started last year with the Tri-Valley Opportunity Council. The service is free to college students, faculty and staff; community members can ride the bus for a small fee.

For a complete bus schedule, visit www.northland

college.edu.

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