NDSCS Celebrates Agawasie Day on Thursday, May 5

NDSCS Wahpeton students to enjoy street dance

North Dakota State College of Science students, faculty and staff will celebrate Agawasie Day on Thursday, May 5 on both the Wahpeton campus and at the NDSCS-Fargo location.

Events begin in Wahpeton at 10 a.m. with the Hektner Student Center Dedication. Following the dedication, students, faculty and staff will enjoy self-guided tours of the Hektner Student Center followed by free food on The Oval at 11:30 a.m. Competitions (car show, volleyball, lip sync battle, tug-o-war and the Burnout), inflatables and numerous attractions will take place throughout the afternoon and an outdoor, evening street dance is set to begin at 9 p.m.

Agawasie Day events at NDSCS-Fargo will take place from noon-3 p.m. Students, faculty and staff will enjoy numerous activities (life-size Jenga, Wii, checkers, etc.) as well as free food, plus students will have a chance to win prizes.

In 1914, the College published its first yearbook called the Agawasie. While the origin of the name is obscure, an earlier issue of the annual explained it as an Indian word for “Ascience.” The arrival of the annual became a day for celebration, hence the start of the annual Agawasie Day Picnic. While publishing an annual yearbook was discontinued in 2004, the day for celebration still lives on as Agawasie Day and is celebrated every year right before the start of finals.

For more information about Agawasie Day, including a complete listing of events and details, go to www.ndscs.edu/agawasie.

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