College

ND Tribal Colleges Contribute Nearly $200 Million to Economy

The North Dakota Association of Tribal Colleges asked for the study to learn the impact of the colleges on the state

  FARGO, ND — An NDSU study shows the state’s tribal colleges helped boost the economy in the 2016 fiscal year. The study states the five tribal colleges contributed $190 million to North Dakota’s economy. Researchers also looked at the social and economic effects of education as well as the state and local impacts of higher education spending and student…

Concordia Students Kick Off New School Year

About 570 incoming freshman flooded Olin Hill to show their school spirit for their new home at Concordia

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Students and faculty at Concordia College are excited to kick off the school year. Concordia’s traditional beanies have been taking over their campus for nearly 100 years and the annual toss is back this season. About 570 incoming freshmen flooded Olin Hill to show their school spirit for their new home at Concordia. Some of the students…

Concordia Students Ditch the Classroom to Give Back to the Community

At Great Plains Food Bank, students helped package potatoes

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Hundreds of first year Concordia students ditched the classroom to give back to the community. The college’s annual Hands for Change event allows students to participate in 28 service projects throughout the area. At Great Plains Food Bank, students helped package potatoes. The potatoes will be sent to towns in the area for families who can’t afford…

Community Gathers for Annual Cobber Corn Feed in Moorhead

Organizers said the event helps people on the campus from different generations meet each other and build lasting friendships.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Concordia alumni, current and new students and the community gathered for the annual Cobber Corn Feed. The Office of Alumni Relations hosts the event each year and invites anyone who wants to come be a part of Cobber Country for hot buttered corn, hotdogs, burgers and games from Games Galore. People who participate in on-campus organizations came…

Ruby’s Pantry Hands Out Enough Food to Fill Up Laundry Baskets

United Church of Christ Moorhead gave away surplus amount of food

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Moorhead college students and church members handed out surplus food items in rural areas. Minnesota State Community and Technical College students and members of the United Church of Christ handed out laundry baskets full of food for each $20 donation made to the non-profit organization Ruby’s Pantry. Donated food items include fresh produce, canned goods, meat, dairy products…

NDSU Students Move in For Fall Semester 2017

Thousands of students are back at NDSU for the fall semester and upperclassmen are helping them settle in

FARGO, ND — “Today’s the big day,” said Rian Nostrum, the Residence Life Director, at North Dakota State University. Thousands of students are back at NDSU for the fall semester and upperclassmen are helping them settle in. “We’ve already got a lot of positive feedback from the families that they were surprised how quickly they get put into the room,”…

North Dakota Expanding Hay Donation Lottery

The first lottery drawing will be in September

  NORTH DAKOTA — North Dakota is expanding its hay donation lottery to ranchers struggling with the drought in surrounding states. The lottery is now open to producers in South Dakota and Montana. NDSU, the state Ag Department and Ag Community Relief set up a site on the college campus to accept hay donations that will be given to producers…

Concordia College Studies Human Impact on Minnesota’s Lakes

With climate change, the spread of aquatic invasive species and agriculture, people may see more issues on their lakes

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Whether you are taking a boat out on the water, jumping in for a swim or enjoying a backyard of nature, hundreds of lakes throughout Minnesota are available to the community. “While it’s important everywhere, in Minnesota it really is foundational to the very structure of who we are here,” said Michelle Marko, an associate professor of…

UPS in Fargo is Helping its Employees Earn and Learn their Way Through College

The new program was started to help keep the company's employees in place while they attend school

FARGO, N.D. — For both large companies and small businesses, finding qualified employees has been difficult in the F–M area.  One major company is helping its part–time employees earn college degrees.  UPS is expanding its tuition reimbursement program into the eastern half of North Dakota. “Up until now, we’ve been holding our own, but it’s still very hard to find…

No Pay Raises for North Dakota College Presidents for Third Year

THE DECISION APPLIES TO PRESIDENTS IN THE NORTH DAKOTA UNIVERSITY SYSTEMS EXCEPT FOR TWO DUE TO CONTRACTS

NORTH DAKOTA — North Dakota University System leaders and college presidents will go without pay raises for the third straight year. The state Board of Higher Education has voted to extend the contracts of eight of the 10 presidents through 2019 at their current salaries. The move did not apply to UND’s Mark Kennedy, whose contract was already valid through…