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THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2015 Page 7 MAYVILLE STATE UNIVERSrrY Area students named to Deans Ust MAYVILLE, N.D. -- Dr. Kei- Mayville State University. th Stenehjem, Vice President for In order to be named to the Academic Affairs at Mayville State Dean's" list, each student has at- University, announces that Morgan mined a grade point average of 3.50 Porter, Park River, ND and Abbie or higher and hag successfully Sondeland, Edinburg, ND havecompleted a minimum of 12 grad- been listed on the Dean's List for ed credit hours of regular aca- the Spring Semester of 2015 at demic credit from Mayville State. UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA UND summer undergraduate students to present research GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Fifty- four undergraduates including Ra- Mac Norton, ofMinto, N.D. recently presented the results of their labors this summer at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences Surruner Un- dergraduate Research Experience poster session on Thursday, Aug. 6, in the Vennes Atrium of the school. For the past 10 weeks, students from UND, as well as from rural and tribal colleges in Minnesota, North Dakota, and across the nation have conducted research and participat- ed in a ntunber of related educational opportunities. Students participated, shoulder-to-shoulder, with their mentor scientists from the UND De- partment of Biology, the UND SMHS Departments of Pathology and Basic Sciences, Cankdeska Cikana Community College, Turtle Mountain Community College, and the UND SMHS Center for Rural Health. Funding for the students came from a variety of organizations, in- cluding the National Institutes of Health, National Science Founda- tion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the Office of the Dean at the UNq School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The students conducted bio- medica, l research with scientists whose work has implications in the areas of nenrological disease, cancer, diabetes, drug addiction, heart disease and aging. Other re- search projects involved studying en- vironmental influences on organ- isms, One of the goals of the sununer research program is to provide stu- dents with the opportunity to work side-by-side with an established re- search scientist. An additional goal is to recruit students from rural and tribal colleges for future participa- tion in LIND undergraduate and graduate programs. For the first time this year, the program includ- ed incoming LIND freshman and students from North Dakota com- munity colleges. The summer re- search program is designed ulti- mately to bolster the workforce pipeline of biomedical research sci- entists and health care professionals. Students receive specific labora- tory training. In weekly profes- sional development sessions, the un- dergraduates learn about responsi- ble conduct of research, what is re- quired in graduate and medical school application processes, and scientific writing, as well as learn about a variety of research areas. In addition to the University of North Dakota, this year's participants are from Bismarck State College, Bismarck, N.D.; Cankdeska Cikana Community College, Fort Totten, N.D.; Lake Region State College, ])evils Lake, N.D.; Turtle Mountain Community College, Belcourt, N.D.; United Tribes Technical College, Bismarck, N.D.; Bay Path College, Longmeadow, Mass.; Carleton Col- lege, Northfield, Minn.; College of St. Benedict/St. John's University, St. Joseph, Minn.; Los Angeles Harbor College, Wdmington, Cali; New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, N.M.; Ottawa University, Ottawa, Kan.; Peru State College, Peru, Neb4 ar/d the University of Washington, Seattle. Local students named to Dean's Ust at BEMIDJI, Minn. -- The fol-from the university. lowign students listed alphabeti- Bemidji State University, lo- cally by hometown have earned cated in northern Minnesota's lake Dean's List honors from Bemidji district, occupies a wooded campus State University in Bemidji, Minn., along the shore of Lake Bemidji. at the conclusion of the Spring Enrolling nearly 5,000 students, 2015 semester: Bemidji State offers more than 50 Grafton, ND: undergraduate majors and nine Peter Hills graduate programs encompassing Park Rive, ND arts, sciences and select profes- Connie Kaste sional programs. BSU is a member Alexandra Kizima of the Minnesota State Colleges To be eligible for the Dean's and Universities system and has a List, BSU students must be en- faculty and staff of more than rolled for at least 12 credits and 550. University signature themes earn a 3.5 GPA during the semes- include environmental steward- ter. A total of 1,042 students earned ship, civic engagement and glob- Spring 2015 Dean's List honors al and multi-cultural understanding. NORTHERN STATE UNIVERSITY Solseng among two awarded Accounfng Excellence ABERDEEN, S.D. -- Two Northern State University School of Business students have won Ac- counting Excellence Scholarships from the South Dakota CPA Soci- ety. Connor Solseng and Wyatt Warkenthien each won a $1,000 scholarship for the 2015-16 aca- demic year. Solseng is a senior from Park River, N.D., majoring in profes- sional accountancy. Warkenthien is a junior from Willow Lake double majoring in professional accountancy and banking and financial services. Organized almost 90 years ago, the South Dakota CPA Society provides a variety of benefits and advocacy for CPAs across South Dakota, according to its website. For more information, visit MINOT, N.D. -- Want the fight headphones for your budget'? Looking for the best buy on a new pair of jeans for back to school? Or maybe you can't decide which fast food selection would be the best choice for you during a quick lunch break. When in doubt, turn to your lo- cal experts and ask a Walsh Coun- ty 4-H'er. They are expert Con- sumer Decision Makers and they have the hardware and ribbons to prove it! Recently, the Walsh County 4- H Senior Consumer Choices Judg- ing team edged out eight other teams to take top honors at the state contest at the State Fair in Minot, earning the right to com- pete at the national contest in January 2016 in Denver, CO. The state Consumer Choices event was held on July 21st with ten Walsh County youth partici- pating. The purpose of this judg- ing event is to promote consumer skills when selecting items and to defend their selections by pre- senting oral reasons to judges. The first-place teen team mem- bers were Gretchen Brummond of Park River, Mikayla Fingarson of Edinburg, Rachel Klose of Hoople, Julia Koppang of Adams, and Emily Zikmund of Pisek. With a combined score of 1292 points Walsh County beat out sec- ond place Traill County (1270). Mikayla Fingarson placed sec- ond individually with a score of Photos: Submitted Top: Rachel Klose, Mikayla Rngarson, Emily Zikmund, Julia Koppang, Gretchen Brummond. Bottom: Bailey Schroeder, Sandra Iqelland, Lilly Bina, Samantha Houser. Not pictured - Andrew Johnson. 431 points, Gretchen Brummond placed third (431 - reasons tiebreaker), Rachel Klose placed fifth (430), Julia Koppang placed seventh (428) and Emily Zik- round placed 12th individually (424). Walsh County's junior team also did very well and took fifth place team honors with. a com- bined score of 1146. Team members were Sandra Kjelland, Park River; Andrew Johnson, Park River; Bailey Schroeder, Fordville; Samantha Houser, Park River; and Lilly Bina, Lankin. Sandra Kjelland placed eighth overall with a score of 405. Four out the five junior members were first year judgers at the state event. Both teams were coached by Anna and Megan Ramsey and Karl Helgoe. Consumer Choices teaches de- cision making based on informa- tion learned and studied on facts that have been collected in selected products. This year's products in- cluded headphones, jeans and fast food. The 4-H Consumer Choices Contest helps 4-H members prac- tice making decisions by matching knowledge, skills and abilities against those of others. 4-H mem- bers learn to rank articles or prod- ucts over others based on standards and quality. Left: Eva Sobak and Heather Okeson make fire starters at the Hayshakers April meeting. Right: Sara Hodek, Jaedyn Pesek launch their boat as Ashtyn Pesek and Heather Okeson look on at their July meeting. Below: Colton Skorheim, Ashtyn Pesek, Ethan Okeson, Jaedyn Pesek, Heaher Okeson, Sara and Tim Hodek say thank you' at their June meeting. 'Mus'lc to By Eva Sobak FAIRDALE, N.D. -- Every- where this reporter goes, inquiring minds want to know: where have all the Hayshakers gone? Well, I want you to know: there's been a whole lot of shakin' goin' on! During the season of April showers, Kori Hodek, leader of the pack, showed members how to make a fire starter using a few of her favorite things (brown paper, string, wax and wood shavings). This meeting was a Thriller! A state wide fire ban in the mer- ry month of May prevented the Hayshakers from fonning a ring of fire using their fire starters; so members kept on shouting, "Let's go fly a kite!" until the leaders pre- sented them with more brown pa- per, wood dowels, tape, ribbon, string and markers. Soon they were racing around the heartland crying, "Please, please, please, get on up!" Before long, their creations were blowin' in the wind. One enchanted evening in June, the Hayshakers decided to let the good times roll. Attentive readers may recall that rocket bodies were designed by members in February. Tim "the rocket man" Hodek al- lowed everyone to use his launch- ing apparatus, and this gizmo made them practically fly away. The fire ban had been lifted by Photos: Submitted June, so metnbers wcre able to say, "Come on baby light my fire!" Fortunately, it never got too hot to handle, so no one hollered, "q'm on fire," and there was no need for the fireman. In lovely July that lucky old sun made it hot, hot, hot, so the Hayshakers organized at beautiful Bylin Dam to mess around. Teams were chosen for a timed event wherein boats had to be con- structed from cardboard tubes, poster board, duct tape and a gro- cery bag. The boat that floated longest would be the winner, so members let them sail away over the (un)troubled water. Late that evening Colton Skorheim and Ethan Okeson declared, "We are the champions!" Some members did decide to do the swim in the dana, but there were no yellow pol- ka-dot bikinis whatsoever. At each meeting snacks were provided that made the members lick it up and there were beverages full of ice, ice, baby. When Ms. Hodek says it is time to eat it, the Hayshakers just can't get enough! In August we will come to- gether once again; happy, because time after time everything is awe- some in Hayshakerland. Editor Note Sobak is the club reporter jbr the Havshakers 4-H chLb. Do you want your news noticed? Do you c,r your group l ave a story to tell? Contact The Press: (701) 284-6333 Full time, Part time, Local and Over the Road. No Northeast loads Contact Marvin at 701-248-3204 Diagnosed with a serious medical condition, including Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, after exposure to Monsanto's Round Up pesticide? You may be entitled to compensation! Call McDivitt Law Firm Toll Free: 888-212-1322 ADVERTISEMENT