Dakota College at Bottineau "Celebrating Successes" 2011-2012
1. Beginning fall, 2012, Dakota College will offer Honors Program course work to exceptionally well prepared students who enroll at the college. Courses scheduled for an Honors section include the following: U.S. History to 1877, Introduction to Psychology, College Composition I, and Anatomy and Physiology, and Introduction to American Literature.
2. On March 7, Dakota College hosted students, faculty and staff from six North Dakota community colleges for the annual, state-wide Phi Theta Kappa Recognition Program and Dinner. Approximately 50 people were in attendance to honor 12 top ranked, academically talented students from the colleges. The event was emceed by Dr. Marsha Krotseng and the guest speaker was Dr. Lexi Kvasnicka-Gates, History Assistant Professor, at Dakota College.
3. On April 24, Dakota College will host its Annual Earth Day event. The theme for this year's program is Agriculture: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow. Guest keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and service projects will be included in the day-long activities.
4. Will Weaver, the author of this year's Campus Read selection at DCB, will be on campus on April 23. He will read excerpts from his book, Sweet Land, introduce and conduct a question and answer session during the showing of the movie based on his book, and meet with college composition and literature classes.
5. Mild temperatures in November and January allowed DCB to construct eight high tunnel greenhouses on the northwest quadrant of campus. A wash/pack facility will be built in the spring and allow the college to move into the vegetable production phase of its Center of Excellence Project-the Entrepreneurial Center of Horticulture.
6. In cooperation with the Bottineau Community, Dakota College is moving forward with a market study to determine the feasibility of converting its historic Old Main building into a conference center for the Bottineau region. Results of the study will be available in March.
7. Dakota College at Bottineau was awarded a $600,000, four-year grant through the U.S. Department of Education to improve training for Para-educators in North Dakota. The North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities at Minot State provides consultant and evaluation services related to grant activities.