HIGHER EDUCATION NOTES: UND department hosts weather symposium
UND department hosts weather symposium UND's Department of Atmospheric Sciences will host the Northern Plains Convective Storm Symposium May 13 in Clifford Hall room 210. The main focus of the symposium is on the northern Plains and Canadian Prai...
UND department hosts weather symposium
UND's Department of Atmospheric Sciences will host the Northern Plains Convective Storm Symposium May 13 in Clifford Hall room 210.
The main focus of the symposium is on the northern Plains and Canadian Prairies, and gives a chance for people to share their knowledge and further understand the atmosphere and its related components.
The event, which runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., is open to anyone who wants to attend.
UND holds spring commencement
UND's annual spring commencement will be held at 1:30 p.m. on May 11 at the Alerus Center.
President Robert Kelley will preside over the commencement, which graduates about 2,700 students in ceremonies throughout the year. The School of Medicine and Health Sciences will hold one at 2:30 p.m. on May 12 at Chester Fritz Auditorium.
Better Business Bureau warns of rental scams
As students start thinking of moving out this summer, the Better Business Bureau reminds them to watch out for rental scams.
"The Internet has made it very easy to search for rental properties," said Dana Badgerow, president and CEO of the BBB of Minnesota and North Dakota. "Unfortunately, it's also made it easier for scammers to create fake ads on sites like Craigslist, which attract victims with promises of low rent, only to take their security deposits and leave them on the outside looking in."
More info: bbb.org/us/Consumer-Tips.
F-M Klub offers scholarships
The Fargo-Moorhead Icelandic Klub is offering two $750 student scholarships.
Students must be of Icelandic heritage, a resident of North Dakota or Minnesota and plan to be enrolled for the 2013-2014 school year as an undergraduate in their last full of year of a program at a college or university to be eligible. Students should be on track to complete an associate or bachelor's degree in the spring, summer or fall of 2014.
Deadline for applications is Sept. 15. More info: Linda Palmer, (701) 672-4183.
Fire department donates ambulance to Northland
The South Haven (Minn.) Fire and Rescue department recently donated an ambulance from their fleet of fire and rescue vehicles to Northland Community and Technical College's East Grand Forks campus.
"The ambulance was donated to us when we started our rescue program, and we thought it should be donated again," said Fire Chief Oscar Laney.
The donation will replace the campus' current ambulance that's used in the emergency medical services program.
• UND's School of Medicine and Health Science faculty members William Mann and Mark Romanick were recently honored by the North Dakota Athletic Trainers Association.
• Commencement activities for University of Minnesota, Crookston's Class of 2013 will be held at 2 p.m. on May 11 in Lysaker Gymnasium. A reception will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Northern Lights Lounge at the Sargeant Student Center. The public is welcome to attend.
• Northland Community and Technical College's automotive service technology program recently received master level accreditation by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation. Northland has the only program in the state and the second in the America to receive this level of accreditation under new standards, according to the college.
• Randall Thursby, who has served as the chief information officer of the North Dakota University System since 2006, recently received the North Dakota IT Champion Award.