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Julie Smith, a doctoral student in the Counselor Education and Supervision program, is a recipient of the 2014 NBCC Minority Fellowship. This award is provided to a full- time doctoral student in good standing from a CACREP accredited program, who holds the credential of National Certified Counselor, has demonstrated knowledge and experience with racially and ethnically diverse populations, and who is a member of a minority group. This fellowship is extremely competitive. As stated by a member of the NBCC Board Member, “Julie’s was one of the strongest applications the board has received for this fellowship.” Julie will receive $20,000.00, as well as training in culturally competent mental health and leadership opportunities within various counseling professional organizations. She will be awarded this fellowship and recognized at a NBCC conference Awards Ceremony in Raleigh, NC in May.
"Katherine Burgum: A Champion for NDSU” is the title of a lecture presented by Ann Braaten, Assistant Professor of Practice and Curator, Emily Reynolds Historic Costume Collection as part of the 33rd Annual Women’s Week at NDSU. The presentation highlights K. Burgum’s legacy and her impact on NDSU. It is part of the Afternoon in the Gallery held on Tuesday, March 3 from 2 to 3:30 p.m., in the Memorial Union Art Gallery. A window gallery display to honor Katherine Burgum is showing February 26 through May 26 in the Family Life Center 414.
Dakota Quimby, pre-dietetics major has been selected to join more than 1,000 Student Leaders for the 2015 Meeting of Clinton Global Initiative University, March 6-8 at the University of Miami. The meeting is hosted by President Bill Clinton, Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Chelsea Clinton. The 2015 Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) meeting encourages students to take action on some of the Millennial generation’s biggest concerns such as the future of energy, the power of big data to address global challenges, and peace-building in the Middle East and North Africa. Students will join innovators, thought-leaders, and civically-engaged celebrities to make a difference in CGI U’s five focus areas: Education, Environment and Climate Change, Peace and Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health.
Ardith Brunt, Associate Professor, Health, Nutrition and Exercise Science and Director of the Didactic Dietetics Program, and Elizabeth Hilliard Assistant Professor of Practice in Health, Nutrition and Exercise Science and Director of the Coordinated Dietetics program, have been awarded the Outstanding Dietetic Educator Award for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Region 2 for their respective areas. They were selected from nominees from Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin and will be honored at the regional meeting in March. These awards are recognition of dedication to the field of dietetics as well as creativity in approaches to the didactic preparation of hundreds of dietetics professionals.
Kara Gravley-Stack, who received her PhD in Education in December, has been selected as the Outstanding Dissertation Award winner for 2015 by the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE). Her dissertation was titled “Achieving Inclusive Excellence: The Role of Change Agents and Institutional Artifacts in Diversifying Institutions.” Kara’s award will be presented at the NADOHE Annual Conference in Washington, DC on March 17, 2015. In addition to the plaque and recognition, she will also receive a monetary award. Kara is the Director of Diversity Initiatives at NDSU. Claudette Peterson, Assistant Professor in Education was her advisor and Chris Ray, Assistant Professor in Education, also served on her dissertation committee.
Allison Brennan, doctoral student in Developmental Science, was recently selected to be one of two NDSU student representatives at the national Making Our CASE: Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering workshop in Washington, DC in April. During the three and a half day program participants will learn about the structure and organization of Congress, the federal budget and appropriations processes, and tools for effective science communication and civic engagement. In addition, they will participate in interactive seminars about policy-making and communications, and will have an opportunity to learn about ways to remain engaged through on-campus activities. Participants will also meet with their elected Members of Congress and congressional staff members.
The Living and Learning Community (LLC) for HDE is set to launch fall 2015. Connie Eggers has been bringing plans and people together since the fall to be prepared to open the doors of HDE’s first Living and Learning community on campus. The community will be open to 68 first year students who select a major within the college and elect to be part of the LLC. These students will be housed on the 4th and 5th floors of Seim Hall and afforded unique opportunities to learn where they live. When HDE faculty and staff were provided an overview of the project in January, more than 30 individuals stepped forward with an interest in joining the efforts to bring academics and social programming into the residence hall. Connie Eggers, along with HDFS field experience student Jess Murray, Seim Hall Director Brianna Sinner, the Resident Assistants, and the Office of Residence Life will coordinate the learning community’s events and activities for 2015-2016.
Four HDE graduate students recently participated in the Three Minute Thesis Competition sponsored by the Graduate School. Winners were selected in each of the five sections of first competitions. The top competitors in each section competed for the grand prize. Courage Mudzongo, HDE doctoral student, was one of the five finalists. Faculty, community members and graduate students served as judges. All participants were excellent representatives of the programs they represented. Information about each of the four HDE students follows: Maegan Jones, a PhD student in Developmental Science; advisor is Elizabeth Blodgett Salafia, Associate Professor in Human Development and Family Science; topic was The impact of parental warmth on girls’ drive for thinness: Dads matter too. Jessica Hotchkiss, a MS Counselor Education student; advisor is Bob Nielsen, Professor in Counselor Education; topic was School reintegration for students with chronic illnesses: A school counseling perspective. Zhen Yang, a PhD student in Developmental Science; advisor is Joel Hektner, Professor in Human Development and Family Science; topic was Change Parents to Change Children or Vice-Versa? Courage Mudzongo, a PhD student in Developmental Science; advisor is Brandy Randall, Associate Professor in Human Development and Family Science; topic was Missionaries perspectives on the effects of a short term mission. Brandy Randall, in her role as Associate Dean of the Graduate School, provided the leadership for planning and organizing the event.