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“Give Kids a Smile” event returns to NDSCS

01-24-2020
The NDSCS Allied Dental Education Clinic will participate in the annual American Dental Association’s Give Kids a Smile® Day on Friday, February 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Mayme Green Allied Health Center on the NDSCS campus at 800 6th Street North, Wahpeton, N.D.

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NDSCS Announces Fall 2019 President’s Honor List

01-13-2020
The North Dakota State College of Science has named 373 students to its fall semester 2019 President’s Honor List. The Honor List recognizes students who have achieved grade point averages of 3.5 or higher while taking at least 12 credits with letter grades.

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American Welding Society certifies NDSCS as an Accredited Test Facility

12-13-2019
The American Welding Society (AWS) has certified the North Dakota State College of Science as an Accredited Test Facility. This enables designated NDSCS Welding Technology faculty to test and certify qualified welders to the nationally recognized AWS standards.

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NDSCS Division for Workforce Affairs adds 4-week CDL training class

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12-10-2019

The North Dakota State College of Science Division for Workforce Affairs announced today the addition of a four-week Commercial Drivers License (CDL) / Truck Driving training class at its NDSCS-Fargo location at 1305 19th Avenue North.

The CDL training class is designed to give individuals a good understanding of the trucking industry and prepare them to obtain their Class A CDL through classroom and behind-the-wheel training. Beginning in January 2020, the training will be available as a four-week class. Previously, the training was only available in a six-week format.

“We are excited to add this CDL training option so we can better serve the training needs for the truck driving industry,” said NDSCS Vice President for Workforce Affairs Tony Grindberg. “This new training class will offer the ability for our customers to complete their training more quickly as they prepare to take their CDL road test.”

Additional information about CDL training classes at NDSCS, including training cost, start dates and class registration information, can be found online at ndscs.edu/CDLtraining.

The NDSCS Division for Workforce Affairs also announced today the addition of Class A CDL testing at its NDSCS-Fargo location. Individuals interested in taking their road test to obtain their Class A CDL can now schedule a time to do so with a licensed third-party tester at NDSCS-Fargo.

“We recognize that there is a great demand for Class A CDL road tests,” said Grindberg. “By offering an additional testing option, we are helping to reduce the wait time for drivers to obtain their license so they can begin their truck driving career and support industry needs.”

Appointments for the road tests are required, and can be scheduled by calling 701-231-6922. Additional information about CDL road tests at NDSCS, including test cost and requirements, is available online at ndscs.edu/CDLtesting. CDL road tests are not available as part of the CDL training offered at NDSCS.

NDSCS Performing Arts Department to present Holiday Concert

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12-02-2019

The NDSCS Performing Arts Department will present its Holiday Concert on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in the Bremer Bank Theatre in the Harry Stern and Ella Stern Cultural Center on the NDSCS campus in Wahpeton.

The concert will feature performances by the NDSCS Concert Band under the direction of Adam Hollingsworth and the NDSCS Concert Choir under the direction of Bryan Poyzer.

The concert will include a guest performance by The Acapella Express under the direction of Megan Argall. The Acapella Express has been an active women’s choral group in the Fargo-Moorhead area for more than 60 years.

The concert is free and open to the public. A reception following the concert will be held in the lobby of the Harry Stern and Ella Stern Cultural Center.

NDSCS Performing Arts Department to present fall play

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11-08-2019

The North Dakota State College of Science Performing Arts Department will present its fall play, CLUE, at 7 p.m. on November 14 and 15, and 1 p.m. on November 16 in the Bremer Bank Theatre in the Harry Stern and Ella Stern Cultural Center on the NDSCS campus in Wahpeton. Admission is $5 for adults, and $1 for students.

CLUE is based on the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn with additional material by Hunter Foster, Sandy Rustin and Eric Prince. It is based on the Paramount Pictures motion pictures and the Hasbro board game CLUE, and includes original music by David Abbinanti.

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The Aspen Institute Names NDSCS as a Top 150 U.S. Community College

11-05-2019
The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program today named North Dakota State College of Science as one of 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America's community colleges.

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NDSCS ApprenticeshipND to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week

11-04-2019
The ApprenticeshipND program at the North Dakota State College of Science will celebrate National Apprenticeship Week with an open house and round table discussion on Wednesday, November 13 at NDSCS-Fargo, located at 1305 19th Avenue North.

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NDSCS Nursing Faculty receive Legendary Nurse Awards

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10-31-2019

NDSCS Nursing faculty members Barb Diederick and Ruth Gladen have been named recipients of North Dakota Center for Nursing Legendary Nurse Awards.

­­Barb Diederick received a Legendary Nurse Award for Nurse Executive, which is presented for providing exceptional leadership in a top executive role for nursing. Diederick has taught in the NDSCS Nursing Department since 1980, and has served as the Nursing Department Chair since 2005.

Ruth Gladen received a Legendary Nurse Award for Faculty Achievement, which is presented for demonstrating excellence in teaching, engaging students in the love for nursing and supporting student growth. Prior to retiring from NDSCS in June of 2019, Gladen was the Registered Nursing Program Coordinator and primary instructor from 2005-2019.

Both Diederick and Gladen were instrumental in launching the Associate in Science in Nursing Registered Nursing program and the Associate of Applied Science Registered Nursing program. They are also both past recipients of the NDSCS Excellence in Teaching Award.

The North Dakota Center for Nursing Legendary Nurse Awards began in 2015 as a way to honor exemplary nurses across the state of North Dakota.

Hart selected for Best in Class Teaching Award

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10-30-2019

NDSCS Social and Behavioral Sciences Associate Professor Jeff Hart has been selected as the third place winner of the Economist Educators Best in Class Teaching Award, sponsored by the National Economics Teaching Association (NETA) and Cengage. He presented his winning entry at the Economics Teaching Conference in Kansas City, Mo.

Economist Educators Best in Class Teaching Award Contest entrants submit a description of a lesson they created for an Economics course, along with a video describing the technique. Entries are judged based on originality and creativity, ease of implementation of teaching techniques, and value of successful student outcomes.

Hart’s award-winning lesson uses agriculture news reports and market headlines to teach students about supply and demand, and the corresponding impact on price and quantity in the market. Students also create scenarios that illustrate changes in supply and demand. The lesson is interesting and applicable to Hart’s students, many of whom have farm experience.