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UMC to honor African-American military service The University of Minnesota-Crookston's Black Student Association will hold a special tribute today to honor the military service of African-Americans. The program, which will be held at 6 p.m. in Ki...
UMC to honor African-American military service
The University of Minnesota-Crookston's Black Student Association will hold a special tribute today to honor the military service of African-Americans.
The program, which will be held at 6 p.m. in Kiehle Auditorium, will feature a presentation by Master Sgt. Tamika Morales-Long from the Grand Forks Air Force Base. The event is free and open to the public.
The program is meant to recognize the efforts of African-Americans who have played a role in the nation's past and present military conflicts. It also will look at "Civil War and the Struggle for Black Self-Determination," the 2011 national theme for Black History Month, which is held each February.
During the event, students also will pay tribute to several people they feel exemplify honor, including: the 54 Massachusetts Regiment; Tuskegee Airmen; the 555th, better known as the "Triple Nickel"; and military veterans Bill Cosby, James Earl Jones and NBA Star David Robinson.
Competitors narrowed in Innovate ND
The field of competitors has been narrowed down in the fifth Innovate ND program, a statewide economic development initiative designed to help entrepreneurs turn their ideas into functional businesses.
The field of participants recently was narrowed down to 23 teams after the competition started with 58 teams.
The final 20 teams will be selected in April, and the final group will compete in oral presentations and judging May 23-24 in Grand Forks.
The 23 teams still in the competition include several groups from Grand Forks, including Field of View, Theratainment, Valley Med Flight and Wise Weight.
New businesses launched by Innovate ND will receive free technical assistance through the end of the year.
The event is coordinated by the North Dakota Department of Commerce, UND's Center for Innovation and the North Dakota State University Research and Center for Rural Entrepreneurial Studies to hold open house
The Center for Rural Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Minnesota-Crookston has launched a new website and will hold an open house Tuesday.
The center, which is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, is designed to assist with the development and creation of entrepreneurial enterprises in northwestern Minnesota. The center's new website: www.umccres.org .
An open house is planned Tuesday from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Sargeant Student Center's Prairie Room. An information presentation on the center's services will begin at 9:30 a.m.
The CRES serves 11 counties in northwest Minnesota, including Polk and Pennington counties. Its mission is to encourage entrepreneurship in the area through education leadership, applied research and technical assistance.