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The Student North Dakota Education Association (SNDEA) teamed up with the NDSU Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society (College of Architecture) to build and fill Little Free Libraries. SNDEA conducted a book drive and collected close to 500 new and gently used books, and the Honor Society built the little libraries. Ten new libraries were built and filled with books and will be placed throughout the Fargo-Moorhead area. Jeanette Hoffman, Assistant Professor, School of Education, serves as the organization’s advisor. You can find out more information about the Little Free Library movement by visiting

The 13th Annual FABO (Fashion Apparel and Business Organization) Fashion Show took place on April 23rd.  Original student designs and garments from local retailers were shown on the runway.  13 student designers completed 36 garments for the fashion show.  The ARMD Showcase of Student Projects also took place at the same time.  120 high school students from North Dakota and Minnesota attended the fashion show and showcase. 

Kwangsoo Park, Assistant Professor, Apparel, Design, and Hospitality Management, and Brent Hill, Assistant Professor, School of Education, coauthored a paper titled “The impact of smoke-free policies on casino gambling revenues”. The paper was presented at the Annual Korea America Hospitality & Tourism Educators Conference, April 25-26, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada and the paper was selected to be a best paper by the conference committee

ARMD students Aspen Marleau and Holland Lind each won prizes for their designs in the annual Passion for Green Fashion contest sponsored by West Acres Mall.  Aspen's design won a People's Choice award and a $1000 mall gift card.  Holland won Third place Judge's Choice and a $200 mall gift card.  

Three master’s level students in counselor education (Tracy Hansen, Anna Chock, and Megan Arvig) received full scholarships to attend a 4-day training institute in June, 2014 at the Jean Baker Miller Institute at the Wellesley College Centers for Women, Wellesley Massachusetts.   The training and leadership focuses on Relational Cultural Theory: Skills in research, clinical settings, and the neurobiology of connection.

Great Plains IDEA, a partnership of 20 public university members providing access to the best educational opportunities by collaboratively developing and delivering high-quality, online academic programs, recently held their annual meeting.   Great Plains IDEA is an academic alliance that offers fully-online graduate and undergraduate coursework and program options in high demand professional fields.  The following NDSU-HDE faculty or faculty groups were recognized with awards for their work:

  • Ardith Brunt, Associate Professor in Dietetics, received the "Laudable Faculty Program Coordinator Leadership Award" for stepping up to the leadership role and investing additional time and energy to provide the extra push for the Dietetics program for the past year.
  • The Merchandising program received the "Leading the Path toward Assessment Award" by providing a thoughtful and well-designed assessment plan and successfully meeting their target date.  Linda Manikowske and Jaeha Lee, Associate Professors; Holly Bastow-Shoop, Professor; and Ann Braaten, Assistant Professor, in Apparel and Textiles, are members of the Merchandising faculty.
  • The Family and Consumer Sciences Education program received the "Priming the Pump Award" for identifying a group of students interested in continuing their education with Great Plains IDEA.  The faculty worked with the University of Connecticut to create a path for undergraduate students to smoothly transition to the Great Plains IDEA program.  Mari Borr, Associate Professor in teacher education, is a member of this faculty.

Jane Vangsness Frisch, a Ph.D. student in the Institutional Analysis area of the Education Doctoral Programs, has been named the Associate Vice President for Student Success, Institutional Effectiveness and Career Services at North Dakota State College of Science. Jane’s areas of experience include eight years of progressive and diverse work experience within higher education including areas of student success, student affairs, career services, student life and conduct, alcohol and other drug prevention, assessment, budget and legislative processes.

The following faculty received awards at the Fifth Annual Green and Gold Globe Diversity Awards Program sponsored by Equity, Diversity and Global Outreach:

  • Larry Napoleon, Assistant Professor in the School of Education, received the Faculty Office of Multicultural Program Award
  • Dena Wyum, Senior Lecturer in Human Development and Family Science, received the Equity and Diversity Center faculty Award
  • Kim Overton and Anita Welch, Assistant Professors in Education, received the Lorraine Murphy NDSU Faculty International Awards.

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Last Updated: Friday, May 02, 2014 4:04:58 PM