MiSU Development Foundation completed successful capital campaign
In 2009, the Minot State University Development Foundation embarked on “Our Place, Our Time,” a $26 million capital campaign to raise significant funds to support students, university programs and facilities. The campaign concluded Dec. 31, 2016, exceeding its goal, raising $31.2 million from alumni and friends of the university, making it the most ambitious and successful fundraising campaign in Minot State history.
The campaign consisted of five initiatives: scholarships, academic programs, academic facilities, athletics and the annual fund. A major contributing factor to the campaign’s success was Minot State’s opportunity to utilize the North Dakota Higher Education Challenge Grant Fund, which was supported by the N.D. Legislature to advance academics at the state’s institutions of higher education.
Five at MiSU earn achievement awards
Three faculty members, Kristi Berg (teaching), Niki Roed (service) and ShaunAnne Tangney (scholarship), and two staff members, Andy Heitkamp and Gretchen Ingledue, received MiSU Board of Regents Achievement Awards May 10 during Minot State University’s annual Employee Recognition and Retirement Event. Also, retirees received recognition, and 69 employees were acknowledged for five-year increments of service at the annual recognition event.
MiSU Summer Theatre tradition continues with season 52
Minot State University Summer Theatre celebrates its 52nd season at the MSU Amphitheatre June 12 through July 16 with “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Alice in Wonderland,” “Wizard of Oz” and “Rock of Ages,” https://www.minotstateu.edu/theatre/summer.shtml.
Nestled into the grassy hillside just north of the campus, the amphitheater has been home to Summer Theatre since 1971. Boasting exceptional views of the stage and Minot, it delivers the perfect spot for a night of theater under the stars.
24th NSSLHA spring conference focused on children
Minot State University’s chapter of the National Students Speech Language Hearing Association hosted its 2017 spring conference, which had the theme of “School-age Stuttering Therapy: What do we ALL need?” The keynote speaker was Nina Reeves, a speech-language pathologist, published author and presenter with expertise on child and adolescence stuttering.
Communication disorders students plan, organize and execute this nationally renowned conference, which is attended not only by MSU students, faculty and staff, but also by practicing speech-language pathologists from Montana, South Dakota, Minnesota, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Practitioners count on this conference as one of their continuing education opportunities for the year.