Law versus medicine in Friday's UND Malpractice Bowl
Rob Carolin of the law school staff is betting on the legal students to win the annual Malpractice Bowl games Friday afternoon. Judy DeMers, an associate dean of the med school, says, "No way."...
Rob Carolin of the law school staff is betting on the legal students to win the annual Malpractice Bowl games Friday afternoon. Judy DeMers, an associate dean of the med school, says, "No way."
And so we move into the annual unheralded event that begins with the women's game at 4 p.m. and the men's game at 5:30 p.m. Friday. It's at UND Memorial Stadium, and it's free and open to the public. Last year, the male lawyers won big over the medics with a final score of 26 to 12. The medical women students however, downed the female law students. This year, the male law students are bolstered by Mathew Lien, who played professional football in Barcelona last year. And their quarterback is Andrew Sorbo, who was formerly with the Sioux.
Kayla Odegard, who plays with the women med students, says they have been practicing so hard one of the team members broke a nose. For her, getting ready for the big game has been a lot of fun. Her teammate, Adrianne Racek, thinks it will be extra special because her father, Judge Frank Racek of Fargo, will be there. He will have to cheer for his daughter's team in spite of his loyalty to the law school.
Adrianne says practice has been a great way to relieve the stress of classes in the final weeks of summer.
Deans from both schools probably will be there with their banners. Law School Dean Kathryn Rand looks to be lithe and lively. And medical students will attest for the energy of their dean, Joshua Wynne. He's been promoting physical fitness for students and faculty and had them all out running at the opening of classes.
The second weekend in September brings the 14th annual Cushman Classic football game between Red River and Central High Schools ... Along with a chance to remember the words of the late Olympian Cliff Cushman, who challenged youth of Grand Forks to be and do all that they can ... The John Seitz Memorial Late Model Invitational is scheduled Friday and Saturday at River Cities Speedway ... There's a Memory Walk at Columbia Mall on Saturday morning ... And the Farmer Market will be running downtown Saturday morning into early afternoon ... A Huntington's disease walk/run is scheduled Saturday at Lincoln Park ... A Special Olympics of North Dakota soccer and bocce tournament will be held here Saturday ... While Blue Knights are holding their fall conference in Grand Forks ... And the Altru Cancer Center bike ride and walk/run is set for Sunday beginning at Lincoln Park, and a Huntington's Disease walk/run Saturday in Lincoln Park ... Altru Cancer Center bike ride and walk/run is set for Sunday in Lincoln Park ... One of the first of what will be a plethora of fall dinners is Sunday at St. Jude's Church in Thompson ... With another early birds dinner in this area at St. Edward's Catholic Church of Drayton ... Meanwhile, Coach Mussman and the UND football team are traveling by bus this weekend to Northern Illinois at DeKalb, where they will play Saturday ... And there is a Sioux Fan Fest Saturday in The Ralph ... Young and old will meet the team and find there really is such thing as a free lunch ... Meanwhile, in the south end of Grand Forks, the sound of bells will be heard ringing from a workshop at Calvary Lutheran Church.
Q. How is the signup for the reunion of the Central and St. James High School 50th reunion this weekend?
A. Amazingly good! Tom Benson of St. James Class of 1960 says 50 of the 70 members of that class will be here, plus spouses and others. He credits the great turnout to the dedicated work of Kay Kennedy Mason of St. Louis Park, Minn. Benson lives at Littleton, Colo. He says there has been great cooperation between St. James and Central High alums to make this weekend a great celebration, with chances for the graduates of the two schools to intermingle. When they were in high school, there was no Red River school. St. James graduates are headquartering at the Clarion Inn for four days. Central alums are at the Hilton Garden Hotel here.
Dean Schroeder, who is here from Cheyenne, Wyo., thinks there were 285 in the Central High Class of 1960. About 60 of them have died or have not been found. Still, 83 of the class members are signed up for the weekend reunion. The reunion has been two years in planning. With diligence and persistence, the committee has been able to find some who were previously "lost."
Betty and Ralph
Cheerful person of the week: Betty Lou Vorland.
Runner up: Ralph Kolstoe.