On Wednesday, February 19, NDSCS was named a recipient of a 2014 North Dakota College and Career Readiness Award.
The College was the recipient in the Career Preparedness category of the awards, which were awarded in collaboration between the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction and ACT, Inc. to celebrate North Dakota’s progress toward the goal of college and career readiness for all students.
Are you a current or future diesel or biodiesel mechanic interested in learning how to properly diagnose and recommend appropriate remedies? Then mark your calendar and plan to attend the Biodiesel Education Seminar this Wednesday, February 19 from 11 a.m. – noon in the Harry Stern and Ella Stern Cultural Center at NDSCS.
Renowned educational speaker and fuel expert Hoon Ge will present on the following diesel and biodiesel topics:
History of diesel
General biodiesel information
OEM biodiesel positions
Biodiesel supply and demand
BQ 9000 fuel quality
Benefits and compatibility of ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) and biodiesel
Filter plugging sources
Good fuel housekeeping
Useful informational resources
Hoon, a chemical engineer with 30 years of experience in the petroleum industry—including refining, additive formulation and alternative fuels—has conducted over 200 educational seminars on topics of diesel, biodiesel, fuel additives, the refinery process and ethanol.
The annual Give Kids a Smile Day will return to NDSCS in Wahpeton on February 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Mayme Green Allied Health Center.
This nationwide event designates a day for free dental care for children and assists families who may have difficulty accessing dental care or have limited financial resources.
Individuals Ages 3-20 are Welcome to Register for FREE Dental Services
All patients must have appointments in advance.
A parent or legal guardian must accompany patients younger than 18 years.
To schedule an appointment, please contact the NDSCS Allied Dental Education Clinic at 1-800-342-4325 ext. 3-2333 or 701-671-2333.
In 2013, with the help of volunteers, local and regional dentists, hygienists, assistants and the NDSCS Allied Dental Education Department staff and students, more than $11,000 worth of donated services was provided to local children.
Mark your calendars and get ready to taste first-hand what the students in the program are cooking up. Every week features a new theme—from a romantic Valentine’s Menu featuring French cuisine to an exotic Asian menu, each week promises to ignite your taste buds.
The River Valley Inn is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. through April 24, 2014 and is located in the Red River Valley Room on the Wahpeton campus.
Reservations are required, so please call 701-671-2405 for reservations beginning Tuesday at 1 p.m. the week prior to the requested restaurant date.
2014 Restaurant Dates and Menus
4 & 6: Steakhouse
11 & 13: Valentine Menu (French Bistro)
21: St. Catherine’s Supreme Cuisine
25 & 27: Asian
4 & 6: Southern
11 & 13: Irish Pub
17 & 21: Closed (Spring Break)
25 & 27: Mexican
1 & 3: Fine Dining
11: DREAMS Auction
18 & 21: Closed due to Holiday
Are you passionate about cooking? Consider signing up for Culinary Intensive, a four-day culinary camp offered at NDSCS in Wahpeton.
Geared for individuals 16 years and older, Culinary Intensive is about discovering your passion for food while experiencing the art of cooking in a professional kitchen.
Sessions run June 15-19, 2014 and June 22-26, 2014. Class-size is limited, so apply today and find out if a career in the culinary arts could be right for you! For more information, click here.
Is your soon-to-be college-bound son or daughter still trying to decide what they want to be when they grow up? Whether your student has no idea what type of career they want to go into, or are having trouble narrowing the list down, Special Event Days at NDSCS are designed to help them decide which program could be the right fit.
Get ready for Manufacturing Day: February 5, 2014 (Wahpeton)
Mark your calendars! NDSCS new student Orientation will kick-off in Wahpeton on Monday, January 13.
We’re excited to welcome your son or daughter to NDSCS and encourage families and friends to be a part of this exciting time as well. That’s why events all day on Monday are open for all to attend, including families.
Below is the schedule for the day:
Monday, January 13
Student Orientation & Check-In: 12:45 – 1:15 p.m.
Welcome: 1:15 p.m.
“What it Means to Be a Wildcat”: 1:30 – 1:50 p.m.
Concurrent Session A & B*: 2 – 2:20 p.m.
Concurrent Session A & B*: 2:30 – 2:50 p.m.
Optional: Classroom Tour: 3, 3:30 p.m.
For more detailed information about Orientation, including concurrent sessions, click here.
Now that January is upon us, it’s time to start sorting through those receipts for tax season and filling out the oh-so-fun FAFSA if you have a college-aged son or daughter.
Never heard of the FAFSA? FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid and is basically a form you fill out to see if your student qualifies for federal college loans and/or grants.
The office of Federal Student Aid provides grants, loans and work-study funds for college and offers more than $150 billion each year to help millions of students pay for higher education. Processing over 22 million FAFSA submissions a year, the office of Federal Student Aid, which is a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the United States.
January 1 is traditionally the first day you can file a FAFSA, so the sooner you can get to it, the better. The FAFSA can be found online where you can securely complete the filing process. And even if you filed the FAFSA last year, you must refilethis year and update all information about income and assets for both the parent(s) and student.
Tips & Tricks of the Trade
Don’t wait for your tax returns to file the FAFSA. While you may think that you have plenty of time after April 15 to file the FAFSA, the truth is that most colleges and many scholarships and grants have far earlier deadlines. The longer you wait, the less money your son or daughter may receive. If you start the process now, use the ‘Will File’ option on line 79 to estimate your income figures—then go back and revise the form when your tax returns are finished.
Get organized! Staying organized is probably the hardest part of completing the FAFSA process. As a parent, not only do you need your own information in order (income and assets), but also your student’s information. And for children of divorced parents, this can often be a challenge. But the sooner you start, the sooner you finish, and hopefully the more aid you’ll receive.
Find out what information you need ahead of time. Download the FAFSA worksheet before you begin filling out the FAFSA. This worksheet spells out important information about completing the FAFSA online, including how to create a PIN to access your FAFSA.
Complete Your FAFSA Today!
While it’s true that filling out the FAFSA may be a bit time-consuming, it could be time well spent. Check out this video to learn how to complete your FAFSA today:
If you or your student has any questions regarding financial aid at NDSCS, please feel free to contact the Financial Aid office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 701-671-2208.
The CEO Roundtable on Cancerrecently awarded NDSCS with CEO Cancer Gold Standardaccreditation for its efforts to reduce the risk of cancer for employees and covered family members by promoting healthy lifestyle choices, encouraging early detection through cancer screenings and ensuring access to quality treatment.
The CEO Roundtable on Cancer is a nonprofit organization of CEOs founded by former President George H.W. Bush. This organization created the CEO Cancer Gold Standard in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute, many of its designated cancer centers and leading nonprofit, health organizations. The Gold Standard calls for companies to evaluate their health benefits and corporate culture and take extensive, concrete actions in five key areas of health and wellness to reduce the risk of cancer in the workplace.
NDSCS is a tobacco-free campus and has an active employee-driven Wellness Team that oversees numerous campus-wide initiatives, including:
Flu Shot Blitz Sessions
Fruit & Veggie Challenges
Healthy Cooking Classes
NDSCS also provides wellness services through community outreach programs offered by its own Allied Health students like Give Kids a Smile Day.
Mark your calendars and plan to attend the Open Forum, which will be held this afternoon at the Bremer Bank Theatre in the Harry Stern and Ella Stern Cultural Center from 2:15-2:50 p.m.
The entire campus, members from the community, media and legislators are all invited to attend and participate as Dr. Skogen hosts an Open Forum touching on North Dakota higher education topics and audience questions.
Interested in taking evening classes at the Fargo location? Trying to decide if you should return to, or begin, college? Learn more and plan to join us for an Open House session at NDSCS-Fargo.
We’ll cover career exploration, paying for college, academic options at NDSCS-Fargo, time to completion, total cost and how to get started with the application process.
Whether you’re an adult returning to college or a brand new student, if you want to advance in your current position or are thinking about a new career, NDSCS-Fargo offers several practical program options for busy adults just like you.
Evening courses offered this spring at NDSCS-Fargo will include: