BOTTINEAU Dakota College at Bottineau will mark Earth Day with a celebration on April 20. The theme for the second annual event will be "Water ... a Finite Resource?"
Speakers will provide information on various water issues that affect north central North Dakota. Activities for the day include a pre-Earth Day panel discussion on the Oak Creek Water Shed. Members of the panel will include state and local experts. Other activities and topics for Earth Day 2011 include keynote speakers, breakout sessions, e-waste collection, and a tree planting ceremony.
All events are free and open to the public. Door prizes will be given away and lunch will be available at the Dakota College at Bottineau Dugout.
Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and events will continue until 5 p.m. that day.
For more information and a schedule, visit the college Web site or call Deb Syvertson at 228-5454.
Spring honor dance, powwow set at MSU
American Indian dancers and drum groups from throughout North Dakota and neighboring states and provinces will compete during the 22nd annual Native American Spring Honor Dance and Powwow Celebration at the Minot State University Dome April 29-30. The celebration will also include special American Indian attractions.
This event, sponsored by the MSU Native American Cultural Awareness Club and the university, will honor all 2011 graduates. Two "Grand Entries," the time when all of the dancers enter the arena, are scheduled for 1 and 7 p.m. each day. The "Honor Parade," in which all 2011 MSU graduates are invited to participate, follows the 7 p.m. Grand Entry on April 30.
"The Native American Cultural Awareness Club and Minot State are honored to host a traditional Native American cultural event that promotes understanding and appreciation of Native peoples and honors our university graduates," said Wylie Hammond, NACAC adviser.
Dance competitions will be held for men, women, teens, juniors and "tiny tots." The competition for men includes traditional, grass and fancy dancing. Women's dance competitions include traditional, fancy and jingle styles. Cash prizes will be awarded.
At 5 p.m. on April 29 in the Student Center, a traditional buffalo meal will be served. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe donated the buffalo.
Both days feature performances, dance competitions and the sale of American Indian arts, crafts and food. The activities start at 10 a.m.
Admission to the Spring Honor Dance and Powwow Celebration is $2 for ages 12-55; it is free to children under 12, senior citizens and MSU students, faculty and staff.
For more information, contact Evelyn Klimpel, NACAC adviser, at 858-3371 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
DCB registration to open in June
BOTTINEAU -- New students planning to enroll for the fall semester at Dakota College in Bottineau can start registering for their courses in June.
Dakota College at Bottineau will hold two registration days on June 13 and June 24 for new, incoming freshman. During the June registration days, students will register for fall 2011 classes, meet their adviser and explore the campus.
More information will be published closer to these dates and mailed to incoming freshmen.