Patricia Lomire, associate professor of sociology at Minot State University, will discuss gender bias in criminology in a presentation May 4 at 7 p.m. in the Aleshire Theater in Hartnett Hall.
Lomire's presentation, "The Glass Ceiling in Criminology," is the final installment of the 2010-11 Northwest Art Center lecture series.
Lomire's talk is based on her research over the last 20 years on the coverage of female-related topics in professional journals and textbooks on criminology. Research shows that "female offenders and victims are underrepresented" in professional literature, fostering a "lack of female visibility" in the field, according to Lomire.
"Implications are that if students are not exposed to the concept of female integration into college and university-level textbooks, then students will not develop the image of female presence and integration into a given discipline," Lomire states in an abstract of her research. The result can be a "glass ceiling" that limits the advancement of women in criminology careers.
The lecture is free and open to the public. An informal reception will follow the presentation.
Library group hosts spring book sale
The Friends of the Minot Public Library will have a Spring Book Sale in the library. The pre-sale for members will be Wednesday from 5:30 to 8 p.m. There will be a $2 charge for the pre-sale, and gourmet coffee and treats will be served. The sale for the public will be Thursday from noon to 9 p.m.; Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Minot State alumni speech rescheduled
Bill Isaacson, a former 3M executive, inventor of permanent contact lenses and alumnus of Minot State University will speak Thursday at 12:15 p.m. in MSU's Old Main, Room 106. The talk was rescheduled because of inclement weather. The talk is free and open to the public, and cookies and refreshments will be served.
Super Gardening Saturday program set
The Minot Park District and the North Dakota State University Extension Service will present "Super Gardening Saturday" this Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at the NDSU Extension Service, 5400 U.S. Highway 83, south of Minot.
Topics will include gardens, water gardening, roses and vines. Speakers will include Daniel Dix, Tom Kalb, Mike Rose and Steve Wharton.
The preregistration deadline is Thursday. The cost is $20 per person for those who preregister. The cost will be $30 per person the day of the event. Prices include lunch.
To preregister, call the Minot Park District at 857-4136.
'Beaver Town Get-Down' planned
"Beaver Town Get Down" is set for May 7 in the basement of Sports on Tap and Planet Pizza. The musical event is open to the Minot community with proceeds going to the Pangea House.
The doors open at 7 p.m. with live music from local Minot bands, such as Smokey and the Past, Atom's Rite, Jazmine Wolff, Bitemarks and Crooked Gospel of Western Civilization. This 16-and-older event is open to the public. Tickets are $10 at the door.
Beaver Town Get Down is coordinated by nine MSU broadcasting students as a part of the Campaigns and Strategies course. The course explores the marketing, public relations and advertising relationships in today's market. Planet Pizza and Sports on Tap will donate pizza for all who attend.
The pizza buffet will be open from 7 to 10:30 p.m., with tickets selling for $5 after 10.30 p.m.
Area students excel in financial exam
Students from Hazen and Watford City were among North Dakota high school students who scored in the top 20 percent on the National Financial Capability Challenge exam.
They include Jayden Hurley, Destrie Kilber, Kevin Neuberger, Allison Pillar, Melissa Rothe and Lara Strand, all Hazen; Danielle Bates, Ashli Foli, Reid Kinden, Chris Larsen, Cole Loomer, Austin Patten, Karson Pederson, Britney Pederson, Sierra Perdue, Kristen Stenehjem, Lucas Thompson, Katie Wold, Brianna Garmann, Justine Homiston, Ember Licht, Brady Lund and Austin Weckerly, all Watford City.
The Challenge, which includes a voluntary online exam for high school students, helps teach young Americans about saving, budgeting, investing, and other important skills critical to building a secure financial future.
The average score for North Dakota students on the exam was 70 percent compared to 69 percent nationally. A total of 94 North Dakota students scored in the top 20 percent nationally and three North Dakota students received perfect scores.
The Challenge was sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and U.S. Department of Education.
Minot students show their skills
Minot High School-Magic City Campus students won awards at the 38th Annual SkillsUSA ND Leadership and Skills Conference in Bismarck April 3-5.
Phillip Loree placed first in collision repair technology; Cameron Dostert placed first in welding. Both will be eligible to compete in the national competition in June in Kansas City.
Nicole Klug, Maycee Schmit, Stephi Wanner and Sumaira Zuman placed third in the health knowledge bowl team and Alexa Erdogan placed third in the T-shirt design contest.
Bottineau student earns recognition
BOTTINEAU Jacob Bean, a student at Dakota College at Bottineau, has been named a 2011 New Century Scholar.
New Century Scholars are the highest scoring students in each state, plus one student from Canada and one student from one of the six sovereign nations where Phi Theta Kappa is represented.
Scholars each receive a $2,000 scholarship and plaque. They were recognized in the April 11 edition of USA TODAY.