Lake Region forms committee for candidates
DEVILS LAKE - A presidential search advisory committee has been formed to identify candidates for the president of Lake Region State College in Devils Lake. Doug Darling has been serving as interim president since July, when former president Mike Bower resigned. Bower left to take the presidency at Owens Community College in Toledo, Ohio.
Members of the search committe include students, faculty and staff from the college and community leaders. They are: Duaine Espegard, president of the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education; Donna Gutschmidt, associate professor of marketing at Lake Region; Kory Boehmer, associate professor of chemistry at Lake Region; Paul Gunderson, director of the Dakota Precision Ag Center; Nicole Lundquist, accounts payable associate at the college; Devin Hoffarth, student government president at the college; Steve Shirley, Valley City State University president and a member of the alumni foundation; Scott Thompson, president and CEO of Ramsey National Bank and a member of the foundation; Armen Hanson, Farmers Union Insurance, an alumnus of the college and a foundation member; and Randy Fixen, vice president of student services.
AGB Search, a national search firm that focuses on higher education, will assist with the search process.
North Dakota University System Chancellor Hamid Shirvani appointed the committee and said in a press release that he hopes the college will have a new president by late March or early April.
Morning jogger in Minot hit by vehicle, injured
A 62-year-old Minot man was injured Friday morning when he was possibly hit by a vehicle while he was out jogging. He was taken to Trinity Hospital to be treated for his injuries.
According to the Ward County Sheriff's Office, Robert Anderson was found lying in the road at 19th Avenue Northwest at the intersection of the North 83 Bypass at about 8 a.m. Witnesses identified the victim as a man they had seen running on the walking path near that intersection just prior to being found lying in the road.
Capt. Bob Barnard of the Ward County Sheriff's Office said Anderson was not able to give law enforcement a description of the alleged striking vehicle and had little recollection of the accident. According to the press release, no vehicles were found in the area but, based on the man's injuries, they believe he was struck by a vehicle which failed to remain at the scene.
Anyone who has information about the striking vehicle is asked to contact the sheriff's office.
- Andrea Johnson
Sen. Hoeven seeking interns for spring 2013
Devils Lake native Britt Aasmundstad is among four North Dakota students who are interning for Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D.
Aasmundstad is an intern in the Washington, D.C., office while she finishes her senior year studying political science and communication studies at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn. She is scheduled to graduate in May.
The other interns in Hoeven's office are Rachel Buening of Grand Forks, an intern in the Washington, D.C. office; Luke Turner, Bismarck, an intern in the Bismarck office; and Bethany Myles, a University of North Dakota School of Law student, who is interning in the Fargo office.
Hoeven is seeking applicants for internships for the spring. Applications for spring 2013 internship opportunities must be submitted by Nov. 2. Applicants may apply online at (hoeven.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/internships) or direct questions to 202-224-2551.