December, 2014

Argus Leader: Sanford, N.D. college offer nurse assistants training

December 23, 2014

Sanford Health and the North Dakota State College of Science are working together on a new training program for nurse assistants.

The program will accept 10 people who agree to work full-time at Sanford in Fargo. Sanford will cover the cost of the course and one certification exam.

Applications are available at

Sanford Health is based in Fargo and Sioux Falls. The system includes 43 hospitals, 140 clinics and about 1,360 doctors.

Full article from the Argus Leader

Sanford and NDSCS partner for nurse assistant training

December 19, 2014

Sanford Health and North Dakota State College of Science (NDSCS) trainNDSoutheast will partner on a new training program for nurse assistants. Beginning in January 2015, the monthly program will accept 10 individuals who commit to full-time employment on the Resource Team at Sanford in Fargo.

Sanford will cover the cost of the course and one certification exam. Those interested can apply for a nurse assistant position at For more information, please call Kate Steinke, Coordinator of Student Experiences, at (701) 234-5881.

About Sanford Health
Sanford Health is an integrated health system headquartered in the Dakotas and is now the largest, rural, not-for-profit health care system in the nation with locations in 126 communities in nine states. In addition, Sanford Health is in the process of developing international clinics in Ghana, Mexico and China.

Sanford Health includes 43 hospitals, 140 clinic locations and 1,360 physicians in 81 specialty areas of medicine. With more than 26,000 employees, Sanford Health is the largest employer in North Dakota and South Dakota. The system is experiencing dynamic growth and development in conjunction with nearly $1 billion in gifts from philanthropist Denny Sanford. These gifts are making possible the implementation of several initiatives, including global children's clinics, multiple research centers and finding cures for type 1 diabetes and breast cancer. For more information, visit

Daily News: NDSCS Christmas concert is Dec. 11

December 08, 2014

By Matthew Liedke

The holiday atmosphere will be in full effect at North Dakota State College of Science next week as the school's performing arts department will put on a concert filled with classic Christmas tunes.

Mike Rockne, director of the choir at NDSCS, explained that those who attend can expect a "nice variety of familiar Christmas carols both by the band and the choir. There will also be some new arrangements, too."

The concert will start at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 11 at the Bremer Bank Theatre in the Harry Stern and Ella Stern Cultural Center on campus. Free will offerings will be accepted to benefit the music department before and a reception will follow in the cultural center lobby.

Rockne said the music groups start practicing soon after the fall concert, which comes during the third week of October. He added that some songs change on a yearly basis, however, some traditional jingles are kept annually.

"Students have seemed to enjoy practicing the pieces quite a bit this year," Rockne said. "We are very fortunate to have good students to work with hear at the college. They work very hard."

The audience often enjoys the traditional carols, according to Rockne, and the students like learning the new musical literature being introduced.

"My favorite part of it all is the tradition. Just having the ambiance of the cultural center all decorated for Christmas and the excitement people have coming to the event," Rockne said. "We will have some warmer weather, too, so it should be a nice night to come out to the college."

Thursday's concert will be the last of the fall semester. In spring, the performing arts department will have a mass choir concert with Wahpeton and Breckenridge schools on Feb. 23, 2015 and a mass band concert on March 2.

Following those will be a spring concert for the band and choir on April 16, 2015 and a final concert for the Wildcat Singers and the Stage Band on April 27, 2015.

Full article from the Wahpeton Daily News

NDSCS Performing Arts Department to present Christmas Concert December 11

December 05, 2014

The North Dakota State College of Science Concert Band and Concert Choir will hold their annual Christmas Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at the Bremer Bank Theatre in the Harry Stern and Ella Stern Cultural Center on the NDSCS campus in Wahpeton.

The Concert Band will be performing several pieces under the direction of Laurie Lekang, including: “Sleigh Ride,” by Leroy Anderson, “God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen,” arranged by Chip Davis and recorded by the Mannheim Steamroller, and “O Come, All Ye Faithful,” by James Swearingen.

The Concert Choir will also be performing a variety of well-known holiday numbers under the direction of Michael Rockne including: “Carol of the Drum,” by Katherine K. Davis, “Fum, Fum, Fum!,” arranged by Mack Wilberg, and “O Holy Night,” by Adolphe Adam.

The concert is free and open to the public. Free-will donations will be accepted at a reception following the performance in the lobby.

North Dakota State College of Science named STEM Job Approved College

December 04, 2014

NDSCS makes Victory Media’s Inaugural List of STEM JobsSM Approved Colleges

North Dakota State College of Science announced today that the College was recently named to the 2015 STEM JobsSM Approved Colleges list by Victory Media.

This inaugural list is the first of its kind to rate universities, colleges, community colleges and trade schools on their responsiveness and relevance to high-demand, high-growth STEM occupations.

The STEM JobsSM Approved Colleges ratings are based on rigorous quantitative assessment that measures colleges on criteria created with the assistance of an independent Academic Advisory Board.

Over 1,600 colleges participated in the STEM JobsSM ratings process. Colleges were scored on publicly available data and responses to proprietary survey questions around three key indicators of success: program alignment to job demand, job placement after graduation and diversity in a school’s STEM programs.
To find out more about specific STEM programs and options available at NDSCS visit

Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business that has been serving the military community since 2001. Their data-driven Military Friendly® lists are published in G.I. Jobs, Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur media channels, republished in periodicals like USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Fortune and Bloomberg BW and are frequently cited on national TV by NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and others. Further information about the Military Friendly Schools® list can be found at

NDSCS-Fargo to hold Open House session for prospective Students

December 01, 2014

The North Dakota State College of Science will be holding an Open House session this Friday, December 5 from 2-6 p.m. at NDSCS-Fargo, located at 1305 19th Avenue North, for students interested in taking classes at the Fargo location.

This free come-and-go session is open to the public and will focus on NDSCS-Fargo and Online program options, curriculum and class schedules, tuition costs and financial aid, the application process and any questions. Current NDSCS-Fargo faculty and Enrollment Services representatives will also be present to answer questions. No pre-registration is required to attend the open house.

New courses being offered include: General Business Management, Web Design/Web Developer, Information Systems Administrator and Welding Technology (second year option).

For more information please contact a Fargo Programs Representative at or 701-231-6935 or visit

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