Minot State University – Campus Successes December

December 11, 2015

Freezin’ for a Reason brings awareness of homelessness and hunger

The Student Social Work Organization sponsored “Freezin’ for a Reason” Nov.14. This marked the 13th annual Freezin’ for a Reason event in Minot, where participants stood in the cold and “froze” to experience homelessness firsthand. SSWO holds the event to raise awareness of area homelessness and to collect non-perishable and monetary donations. Beneficiaries were the Minot Area Homeless Coalition and Community Action Partnership.


History students to give public presentations of research

Nine history majors will offer and comment on electronic presentations Dec. 17 of their local history projects. Topics researched are “History of the Old Main building,” “Development of women’s athletics,” “Movement of MSU’s athletic teams to NCAA Division II,” “V-12 programs at Valley City State Teachers College and Minot State Teachers College,” “Letters of an American soldier who served in World War I and died in France,” “History of the Scandinavian Heritage Park in Minot,” “History of the Minot Eagles’ Club/Eagles Wings Christian Fellowship building” and “History of the Triangle Y Camp.”


Area students compete at Technology Day

Area high school students competed Dec. 3 in the Department of Business Information Technology’s 18th annual Technology Day. Students competed in accounting, business law, desktop publishing, document production, business principles, spreadsheet applications and presentation software. Participating high schools were Berthold, Bowbells, Burke Central, Des Lacs-Burlington, Kenmare, Powers Lake, Sawyer, Stanley, TGU Granville, TGU Towner, Underwood and Westhope. Underwood was the overall winner for the eighth year.