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NDSU history professor to give presentation on settlers’ earthen homes

Tom Isern, University Distinguished Professor of history at North Dakota State University, and Suzzanne Kelley, managing editor of New Rivers Press at Minnesota State University Moorhead, are scheduled to present “Prairie Earth, Prairie Homes” Tuesday, Dec. 30, at 6:30 p.m. … Continue reading

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NDSU winter commencement set for Dec. 19

NDSU’s winter commencement is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 19, in Festival Concert Hall. Three separate ceremonies will be held at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. The schedule will be as follows: 11 a.m. All graduate and professional candidates … Continue reading

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Students to premiere Red River Valley documentaries

Students in the NDSU Public History Program are set to premiere two historical documentaries about the Red River Valley as part of the Fargo History Project. NDSU graduate and undergraduate students are slated to present “The 1862 Siege at Fort … Continue reading

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Robotics competition attracts teams from US, Canada to Fargo

Middle and high school students from throughout the tri-state region and as far away as Pennsylvania will soon converge in Fargo to determine whose robot is best. NDSU is scheduled to host the Northern Plains BEST Robotics regional championship Dec. … Continue reading

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Purple Heart recipient to present seminar on service dogs, veterans

A U.S. Marine Corps veteran and Purple Heart recipient is set to speak at NDSU about the impact of matching service dogs with veterans. Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran Geoff Zehnacker and his service dog, Luke, are scheduled to present a … Continue reading

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Climatology faculty member teaches middle school students about weather

Adnan Akyüz, associate professor of climatological practices and state climatologist, recently gave some Fargo eighth-graders a close look at his subject of interest. On Nov. 17-18, he described the abstract concept of atmospheric moisture to Discovery Middle School students in … Continue reading

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Researchers name new insect for ‘Harry Potter’ creature

The series of “Harry Potter” fantasy books was the inspiration for the naming of a new insect discovered by NDSU researchers. The species of stink bug was named “Thestral incognitus,” after the imaginary thestrals created by author J.K. Rowling. NDSU … Continue reading

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NDSU students nominated for Goldwater Scholarship

NDSU has nominated four outstanding students for the prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship. The students are Cody Ritt, a junior majoring in civil and environmental engineering; Sean Nash, a sophomore majoring in zoology; Bryn Anndi Halley, a junior majoring in crop … Continue reading

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Distinguished alumnus, soybean genomics researcher to speak at NDSU

The recently retired research leader of the Soybean Genomics and Improvement Laboratory is scheduled to speak at North Dakota State University as part of the university’s eighth annual Distinguished Alumni Award Program. Perry Cregan, MS ’75, PhD ’77, agronomy, is … Continue reading

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Scholastic Art and Writing Awards gains North Dakota affiliate to recognize state’s creative teens

North Dakota teens with talents in the visual and literary arts have a new advantage in the 2015 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, now in its 92nd year. For the first time in the history of the contest, North Dakota … Continue reading

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