Amy Dalrymple, Forum News Service, Published February 27 2011
Higher education notebook: Student campaign aims to improve financial literacy
An event at 7 p.m. Monday called “How 2 Handle Ur Situationz” aims to use comedy to educate students about handling student loans, debt and credit.
Onsoo Kim, vice president of the MSUM chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America, said many alumni he’s interviewed say they’re struggling with student loan payments and wish they’d had more education when they were younger.
The event will continue at 8:10 p.m. Monday with guest speakers on other topics such as insurance, buying a house and dealing with a financial crisis.
The events are in the Comstock Memorial Union.
Forensic team takes 1st
Concordia College has been named the 2011 Minnesota Collegiate Forensic Association Tournament champion.
This is the 17th time in the 27-year history of the tournament that Concordia has won the overall school championship. No other college has won the championship more than six times.
Seniors Jennifer Pagh of Apple Valley, Minn.; Kelsey Raasch of Morris, Minn.; Jessica Strending of Great Falls, Mont.; and Steph Villella of Fargo led the team of 13. The tournament was held last weekend in Mankato, Minn.
NDSCS receives grant
The North Dakota State College of Science has received a $108,000 work-force enhancement grant from the North Dakota Department of Commerce.
The grant will allow NDSCS to upgrade permanent and portable training platforms in its electrical technician program.
The program is expanding rapidly to address areas of training in communications and data delivery.
Work-force enhancement grants allow two-year colleges to apply for funds to help create or enhance training programs that address the state’s work-force needs.
Partner companies are providing matching funds and resources for the project.
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