Minot State University will induct Robert Holmen and Joseph Alme into the Academic Hall of Fame at a ceremony at 5 p.m. Sept. 9 in the conference center/Missouri Room of MSU's Student Center.
Community members as well as faculty and students are invited to attend. Tickets may be obtained by contacting Amy Woodbeck at 800-777-0750, extension 3989, or 858-3989, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Banquet tickets are $27 for adults and $20 for students. Parking is available on the east side of the Student Center. Students, faculty and community members can also interact with the inductees during MSU's Homecoming Week, Sept. 9-16, at events scheduled by participating departments and the Academic Hall of Fame Committee.
Holmen earned his bachelor of science degree in mathematics in 1959 at MSU and his master's degree from the University of Illinois in 1963. He returned to MSU in 1963 to teach mathematics and spent 37 years in the math department there. He was known as an outstanding teacher, developed close relationships with area math teachers, served as chairman of the Department of Mathematics for 25 years and founded the Math Track Meet for students in grades 7-12 at Minot State. He also had a guiding hand in developing the master of arts in teaching: mathematics program.
Alme had a 44-year career in music education and administered the International Music Camp Summer School of Fine Arts for more than two decades. A lasting legacy of his administration is the Alme International Arts Center at the Peace Gardens. His most recent accomplishment was the re-establishment of the MSU Beaver Marching Band.