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Lignite Education Seminar 2016

EDUC 600




Instructor: Terry Hagen

Grading: Letter

Monday, June 13, 2016 - Thursday, June 16, 2016

Monday (registration begins 7:30 a.m.) 8:45 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday 7:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. with course completion July 15, 2016

Location: National Energy Center for Excellence, BSC, Bismarck, ND

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $0

Course Description:

This seminar will provide the participant with a broader understanding of the lignite coal industry and the important role it plays in providing electricity to consumers, farmers and businesses in North Dakota, Minnesota, South Dakota and Montana. Discussions on how lignite coal is mined and converted into energy, and the economic impact of the industry on the region including a tour of a lignite mine, a lignite-based power plant and the Great Plains Synfuels Plant are featured. Classroom activities are provided to participating teachers which they can take back to their classrooms to teach their students about the coal industry and the importance of it. Information is also provided to help their students look at careers in the coal industry which provide high paying jobs with excellent benefits. NOTE: If you have previously taken this course after 2009, you are not eligible to attend again.


We want teachers to:

  • learn the importance of the lignite industry in this region; the huge economic impact it provides to this state with the number of jobs it provides and the well-paying jobs it provides;
  • to take what they learn back to their students and encourage them to look at jobs in this industry. There are a large number of industry employees retiring in the next 5 to 10 years so there will be job openings.

About The Instructor

Terry Hagen

Terry received his M.A. in Regulation with emphasis on Economics from University of North Dakota and his B.A. in Business & Economics from Mayville State University. He received the UND Faculty Stars & Presidential Scholars award in 2010. Terry has 23+ years teaching experience.

**Registration Instructions:

Acceptance into the Seminar must be verified by the Lignite Energy Council before registering on this website. To apply or for further information, contact Kay LaCoe at 800-932-7117, 701-258-7177 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). If you have already been accepted, for NDSU credit, click "Register Now".

To register to attend this event, please fill out the application form at: http://www.lignite.com/?id=122 A $60 deposit is required to hold your place in the seminar, which will be returned to you at event check in. Should you not attend the seminar and advance notice of at least two weeks is not given, then the check will be deposited.

Please Note: The Lignite Energy Council will pay the $100 university credit fee. When registering for the university credits, please indicate Third Party Payment and use the following address for billing: Lignite Energy Council PO Box 2277, Bismarck, ND 58502-2277.

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