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NDSU celebrates Bison Service Challenge

The Bison Service Challenge ceremony was held May 6 at the Memorial Union to recognize individuals and groups that recorded their service hours through the Volunteer Network. Several groups and individuals were given a $500 check to a non-profit of their choice in the Fargo community.

Pat Traynor, executive director of the Dakota Medical Foundation, spoke and expressed the foundation's appreciation of the Bison Service Challenge. He pledged to continue to support the challenge, hoping to expand the number of service hours throughout the campus reaching into the state of North Dakota. Patty Corwin, NDSU sociology senior lecturer, was the Bison Service Challenge's keynote speaker.

Groups who were recognized include:

Men's Track and Field (351.5 hours of service)
$500 went to Camp KACE

Kappa Alpha Theta (2,022 hours of service)
$500 went to YWCA

Residence Life
Weible Hall (384 hours of service)
$500 went to YWCA

Student Organization
Students Today Leaders Forever (4,476 hours of service)
$500 went to the North Dakota Caring Foundation

Sarah Martinsen Service Award
Jon Okstad (257.5 hours of service)
$500 went to the Fargo-Moorhead Coalition for the Homeless

Outstanding Service Award
Upward Bound (953 hours of service)

Three groups of NDSU students were recognized because of their ideas for a campus sustainability proposal. They include:

• “Growing Green: One Plate at a Time” by Lindsey Hermanson, Cooper Anderson, Alex Goerke and Eric Hall

• “Computers Need to Sleep Too” by Daniel Hormann, Jordan Swenson, Matthew Ziebol, Andrew Weber and Karan Mittal

• “Power Spin” by Samantha Larson

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