Six members of Minot State University's Collegiate DECA chapter attended the 2012 State Career Development Conference in Fargo on Feb. 12 and 13.
Ben Berg and McKenna Larson placed first in business-to-business marketing. Berg also competed in travel and tourism and placed second. Trey Welstad competed in web site design and placed first. Danielle Cook placed second in the fashion merchandising and marketing event. Eric Zitter placed second in the hotel and lodging business simulation. Jennifer Lock placed third in restaurant and food service management. Lock and Cook qualified in the sports and entertainment marketing event.
Each member of the Minot State University chapter qualified to compete at the International Career Development Conference in Salt Lake City in April. Competitors must meet the requirement of a score of 60 percent or higher to represent North Dakota at the conference. The conference allows students to network with thousands of students, advisors and business leaders from around the world as well as compete at the international level. Collegiate DECA provides opportunities that prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management.
Dakota College at Bottineau recycles
BOTTINEAU -- Dakota College at Bottineau began a recycling effort three years ago which is facilitated by the Physical Plant staff.
Collection bins have been installed on the main floor in each building, including dorms, with a total of nine collection sites on campus. The janitorial staff collects the recyclable materials and prepares it for pickup or delivery.
Currently, the campus is recycling white paper, aluminum, plastic, and cardboard. Dakota College at Bottineau partnered with Walmart in 2009 to recycle plastic.
The Physical Plant staff bundles and delivers the recyclable plastic to the local Walmart in Bottineau. Aluminum is collected and donated to the local American Legion/VFW. The city of Bottineau picks up paper and cardboard for recycling. Copper has also been recycled by the campus.
Dakota College at Bottineau also cares for the environment by using green products where possible. The campus uses eco-friendly products like recycled paper products, window and bathroom cleaner.
The campus actively works to reduce energy consumption. High efficiency light fixtures have been installed and all incandescent bulbs have been changed to compact fluorescent.
Scholarship application open
North Dakota high school students can download an application for the North Dakota Academic Scholarship and the North Dakota Career and Technical Education Scholarship online at (www.dpi.state.nd.us/scholarship) from March 1 through June 7. No applications will be accepted after June 7.
The Academic Scholarship requires a student earn a 24 or higher composite score on the ACT. The Career and Technical Education Scholarship requires a student earn either a 24 or higher on the ACT or earn three 5's on the WorkKeys Assessments. Students must also meet specified curricular and grade requirements. Students should check with their high school counselor for information relative to the course requirements.
The maximum value of the scholarship is $6,000. Payments of $750 per semester, $1,500 per academic year, will be awarded to students attending specified institutions of higher education in North Dakota.
More information can be obtained by contacting Connie Mittleider, North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, at 328-2755 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or online at the DPI website.
UND offering 'Scrubs Academy'
The University of North Dakota in Grand Forks is sponsoring a "Scrubs Academy" for students in grades six through eight from June 24 to June 27.
Participants will get to dissect a pig heart, interact with human simulators medical students use, have lunch with a dietician, become CPR and HIPAA certified, and learn about many different body systems and how health care professionals work with those systems. They will also learn about different health careers.
The cost is $125. More information can be found at (ruralhealth.und.edu/scrubsacademy/) People can also call Kylie Nissen at 777-5380.
The deadline to apply is March 30.