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UND graduate wins Fulbright A UND alumnus has been awarded a Fulbright scholarship to South Korea to teach English as a foreign language. Andrew Tanem, a 2010 graduate and native of Hibbing, Minn., is one of more than 1,600 Americans who will tra...

UND graduate wins Fulbright

A UND alumnus has been awarded a Fulbright scholarship to South Korea to teach English as a foreign language.

Andrew Tanem, a 2010 graduate and native of Hibbing, Minn., is one of more than 1,600 Americans who will travel abroad for the current academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

Tanem will use the opportunity to study the possible reunification of North Korea and South Korea and compare that to the reunification of East Germany and West Germany.

He has spent time in South Korea and Germany and speaks Korean and German.


UND Bookstore to host author

Author Vernon Keel will visit the UND Bookstore next week to discuss his novel, "The Murdered Family," which is based on the true story of the murder of a family in 1920 on the Wolf farm near Turtle Lake, N.D.

Keel, a UND alumnus who served as director of the UND Communication Program from 1984 to 1989, released the book in 2010.

It explores the mystery of the Wolf murders and the questions surrounding the guilty verdict of a neighbor farmer who was sentenced to life in prison for the murders.

The event will be held at 5 p.m. Sept. 21 at the UND Bookstore, 775 Hamline St.

UMC plans Preview Day

New and prospective students soon will gather on the University of Minnesota-Crookston campus to learn more about the university's offerings on Preview Day.

During the event, visitors have the opportunity to interact with current students, faculty and staff and learn about the opportunities available at UMC.


They'll also participate in a question and answer session, tour the campus and have lunch in Brown Dining Hall.

To register for Preview Day, set for Sept. 24, visit www.umcrookston.edu/admissions or call (218) 281-8569.

The welcome and admissions presentations begin at 10 a.m.

UND professor wins fellowship

UND journalism professor Richard Shafer received an Open Society Institute-Europe Foundation fellowship for this academic year.

He'll help revise the journalism curriculum at American University of Central Asia in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, and train journalism faculty in course development.

Shafer also will join other Open Society Institute planning groups at a meeting in Istanbul, Turkey, and at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary, and has been asked to lecture on his co-edited book "After the Czars and Commissars: Journalism in Authoritarian Post-Soviet Central Asia."

NCTC to host Pioneer Run


The Northland Community and Technical College Foundation will host the Pioneer Run 5K and 10K Run, Walk and Roll next month.

The Oct. 1 event will be held on the NCTC Thief River Falls campus and will feature a 5K and 10K course. It's open to runners, walkers and rollerbladers, but bicycles are not allowed.

The Pioneer Run will feature giveaways and door prizes for participants.

It's being held in conjunction with NCTC's Homecoming.

Proceeds from the event go to the NCTC Foundation.

For more information or to register, log on to nctcfoundation.com or call (218) 683-8616.

Kelley to present 'Wake up to UND'

UND President Robert Kelley will present his "Wake up to UND" breakfast in coordination with the Chamber of Grand Forks and East Grand Forks next month.


The 7:30 a.m. breakfast program, set for Oct. 12, will be held at the UND Memorial Union and open to all chamber members. Free parking in the ramp will be available.

To be included as a sponsor, contact Lisa at (701) 772-7271.

NCTC to host education fair

Northland Community and Technical College will host a Minnesota Education Fair for high school and transfer students and their parents next week on the Thief River Falls campus.

The event will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Sept. 20 in the campus gymnasium.

It will allow students and parents to explore options for continued education, technical training or military service after high school and feature representatives from more than 65 educational institutions from Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Manitoba.

The fair is sponsored by the Minnesota Association for College Admission Counseling.

Admission to the event is free; students can contact their high school counselor for further information.


U of M has plans for $25 million

The University of Minnesota has been budgeted about $25 million more than it was expecting.

They'll spend some of it on scholarships and faculty hires, and they'll stash some away for a rainy day.

The university received $545.3 million from the state. That was a 7.8 percent cut, but officials were expecting a steeper cut, so they budgeted for $520 million.

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