WSC to hold grand opening
Williston State College will hold a grand opening for its new science addition, located on the north end of Stevens Hall, at 4 p.m. today. A short program is planned, with light refreshments, self-guided tours and giveaways to follow.
The new science center has replaced the old labs, which were original to the building that was built in the late 1960s, according to a press release issued by the college.
The addition is 10,000 square feet and upgraded the college from three laboratories to four, all of which feature state-of-the-art technology and equipment. There are also six offices for the instructors in the science department.
The cost of the addition came in at $3.5 million, with $2.9 million coming from the state and another $600,000 to be raised by the Williston State College Foundation, according to the press release.
United Way barbeque today
The Souris Valley United Way's annual campaign begins today with Enbridge hosting a grill out event at the Arrowhead Shopping Center Parking Lot from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. As one of many businesses that partner with the Souris Valley United Way, Enbridge is a sponsor for the kickoff barbecue.
The price is $5 per plate. Burgers, hot dogs, beans, chips and soda will be served. All of the money raised will go to the Souris Valley United Way 2012 campaign.
"The goal isn't just to raise money," Pat Smith, executive director for the United Way, said in a press release. "It's to make a real impact in people's lives right here in the Minot area." As the needs grow in the community, so has the mission and goals of the Souris Valley United Way.
This year's campaign goal is $675,000. The money raised is reinvested in the community to improve people's lives. This means feeding vulnerable seniors, protecting and inspiring children, providing shelter to the homeless, disaster relief to those in need, and lending a helping hand to enable people to achieve independence.
In the past year, the Souris Valley United Way has funded 26 local programs, accordin got the release. The release states that 98 percent of the funds raised are used in the local community.