Constance B. Kalanek, Ph.D., RN, FRE, executive director of the N.D. Board of Nursing, has been appointed to the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Committee of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing for a two-year term.
The committee recommends requirements for the education and practice of certified nurse practitioners, certified clinical nurse specialists, certified nurse anesthetists and certified nurse midwifes. The committee is instrumental in promoting the Campaign for the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Consensus across states related to licensure, accreditation, certification and education.
Kalanek has also been elected to a position as a member at large to the board of the Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators. She will be serving a two-year term.
Submitted Photo - - Constance B. Kalanek has been appointed to the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Committee of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing and as a member-at-large to the board of the Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators.
Radio program airs Germans from Russia holiday special
"A Holiday Special: German-Russian Childhood Memories" radio program is scheduled to air.
Organizers of the Dakota Memories Oral History Project, in cooperation with Prairie Public Broadcasting, will air "A Holiday Special: German-Russian Childhood Memories," on Dec. 23 at 3 and 7 p.m.
Public interest in documenting and preserving German-Russian ethnic identity inspired the launch of the project in 2005. From 2005 to 2009, organizers traveled the Northern Plains, gathering stories and documenting family relationships and childhood memories of second- and third-generation Germans from Russia. Jessica Clark received the Germans from Russia History Doctoral Fellowship and coordinated the project.
The holiday special will include interviews from the project and scholarly commentary from Clark. The program features 21 narrators from the Northern Plains. Listeners will learn about memories such as William Adam Merkel Jr.'s recollection of real candles on Christmas trees and Elda (Schultz) Rasch's first experience with Christmas lights. Lyla (Pressler) Johnson will share memories of Christmas with her cousins while Robert R. Gab will reminisce about Santa Claus keeping him and his siblings awake.
The NDSU Libraries' Germans from Russia Heritage Collection and Prairie Public provide major funding for the program. A CD of the holiday special is available for $20. To order the CD, contact Acacia Stuckle, special collections associate, at 231-6596 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The program can be heard on North Dakota stations 90.5 FM in Bismarck, 89.9 FM in Dickinson, 91.7 FM in Devils Lake, 91.9 FM in Fargo, 89.3 FM in Grand Forks, 91.5 FM in Jamestown, 88.9 FM in Minot and 89.5 FM in Williston.
For more information, contact the Germans from Russia Heritage Collection at 231-6596 or visit (www.ndsu.edu/grhc/dakotamemories).
Giving Tree set up at Dakota Square mall
Companions for Children has put up a giving tree in the Dakota Square Mall. It is located behind the Santa Claus Display in J C Penney Court.
The tree has 51 greeting cards for children enrolled in the Companions for Children Program. People are encouraged to take a card and purchase an age-appropriate gift. The gifts can be returned to Cell Solutions.com (AT&T) in the clock court or to the Companions for Children office.
The children will receive their gift at the annual CFC Christmas party for the kids on Dec. 16 at Planet Pizza, and donors will be recognized in the quarterly newsletter.
Minot High School hosts culinary fundraiser
The Minot High School-Magic City Campus Food and Nutrition Careers class is offering the inaugural Vendor Blender event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in the Magic City Campus commons area. Money earned on the project will help support future culinary competitions.
Co-chairs Jessica Burtsch and Ramon Benavides have contacted home-based vendors to come in and display items. Some displays will include quilts, Scentsy, purses, scarves, fudge, Pampered Chef and Mary Kay. The culinary class has also prepared holiday baked goods that will be on sale.
Admission is $1 at the door.
Meeting planned to form
Christian constitutional club
An informational meeting about starting a Christian Constitution Club will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at New Life Lutheran Church, 710-46th Ave. NE.
A Constitution Club is a club intended to educate teens and older children on government, political issues, and other issues from a conservative Christian perspective.
Families are welcome and parents are encouraged to bring children with them.
For more information, call Jeff or Caleb at 340-8237 or send e-mail to email@example.com.
Events scheduled at Minot Public Library
Two events have been scheduled at the Minot Public Library.
On Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m., a retirement party is planned to celebrate Jeanne Narum's 25 years of service to the Minot Public Library and wish her well in her retirement! Cake, coffee and punch will be served.
Also, on Wednesday from 3 to 5 p.m. there will be a Christmas Open House. Live holiday music will be performed by Magic City Campus students, and cookies, coffee and cider will be served.