BOTTINEAU -- The Dakota College at Bottineau Alumni Association is seeking nominations for the Golden Service, Friend of the College, and Young Alumnus awards that will be presented at a luncheon on the Dakota College at Bottineau campus before the homecoming football game in October.
The association's goal is to uncover worthy nominees who deserve recognition by Dakota College at Bottineau. To nominate or to re-nominate an individual, go to (www.dakotacollege.edu/alumni.shtml) and click on awards program. You can also print the nomination form, fill it out, and mail or hand-deliver the completed form to Dakota College at Bottineau Alumni Association, 105 Simrall Blvd, Bottineau, ND 58318. The deadline is May 10. Hard copies of the form are available in the alumni office on the second floor of Thatcher Hall.
Any alumni interested in joining the organization are welcome to attend the group's next meeting on May 10 in the Alumni Office at noon. A lunch will be available for $5.
Minot woman earns credentials as child development associate
Kathy Bushnell, Minot, has been awarded a Child Development Associate credential in recognition of outstanding work with young children. The credential was awarded by the Council for Professional Recognition in Washington, D.C., which represents the early childhood education profession.
As part of the CDA assessment process, every candidate for the CDA credential is observed working with young children or families by an early childhood professional. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the ability to work with families to develop children's physical and intellectual capabilities in a safe and healthy learning environment.
Child care staff and parents wanting information on CDA should write to the Council for Professional Recognition at 2460 16th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009-3547 or call the Council at 1-202-265-9090 or 1-800-424-4310.
MSU social work students host vigil
Minot State University's Social Work Organization, in collaboration with the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, will host a candlelight vigil at 7 p.m. April 13 in MSU's Ann Nicole Nelson Hall in support of National Crime Victims' Week. The event honors individuals and services that help victims of crime. Victims, family and friends of victims, and the public are encouraged to attend.
Sustainability group hosts workshops
FARRMS, the foundation for sustainability, is offering statewide gardening workshops this month.
In this region, workshops will be offered from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in the Minot Public Library and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 26 at the Bismarck Art and Gallery Association.
The cost is $40 and one child under 13 can attend free with paying adult. Topics include keeping journals and garden maps, seed selection, starting plants, frost dates, when to plant what, row covers, water walls, companion planting/rotation, mulch, pests and harvest.
For more information or to register, contact FARRMS, 301-5th Ave. SE, Medina, ND 58467, call 486-3569 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
MSU students present papers
Minot State University sociology students have had papers accepted for presentation to the Midwestern Sociological Society annual meeting in St. Louis, Mo. Sociology major Jonathan Greiner, Williston, will present "The Value of Image: The Corporate Model in the Not-For-Profit Sector" and fellow major Alejandro Arroyo, Merced, Calif., will present "How North Dakota Native Americans from Reservations are Overcoming Obstacles to Get to College." Both projects grew out of the work they did in the research methods course.