Minot State University campus successes – July

August 7, 2015

Grants enable Minot State’s POWER Center to remain dedicated to student growth

Recently, the POWER Center, as a TRiO-Student Support Services program, had its Title IV grant renewed and received an additional grant that focuses on the needs of students with disabilities. The U.S. Department of Education grants, totaling $440,000 per year through 2020, provide opportunities for academic development, assist students with basic college requirements and motivate students toward completing their postsecondary education.

 

Ryan Stander receives NDCA fellowship

Ryan Stander, MiSU art assistant professor, has been awarded an Individual Artist Fellowship for $2,500 from the North Dakota Council on the Arts. The fellowship program recognizes and enables practicing North Dakota artists to improve their artistic skills and enhance their career opportunities. Stander plan to rework alternative photo processes on wood as a means of transition from one body of work into another.

 

Sudanese leaders explored social and economic issues

The Minot Area Council for International Visitors hosted 13 Sudanese visitors, who traveled under the auspices of the International Visitor Leadership Program of the U. S. Department of State to learn about “Creating an Inclusive National Public Dialogue.” They looked at social and economic issues and participated in “SS 283: Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in America,” at MiSU. MACIV is a joint effort between the Minot community and MiSU to create professional development and cultural enrichment opportunities for international visitors and for residents of the region.