Campus Notes for Jan. 24

DSU has fall commencement

Dakota State University in Madison, S.D., had its fall commencement ceremony Dec. 9 in the DSU Fieldhouse. Candidates for graduation include: Nicholas Rupp, Marshall, bachelor of business administration in accounting, cum laude.

Minnesota West announces fall semester dean’s list

Minnesota West Community & Technical College announces the fall semester dean’s list. Students must be enrolled in at least 12 graded credits and earn a minimum 3.5 grade point average to be eligible for dean’s list honors. Fall 2017 dean’s list honors were extended to the following students from Minnesota West Community & Technical College: Jack Anderson, Echo; Grant Anseeuw, Canby; Stephanie Bartels, Clarkfield; Anthony Bednarek, Cottonwood; Sara Beisler, Minneota; Leah Berg, Wood Lake; David Black, Tracy; Elsa Black, Tracy; Skylar Boldt, Wabasso; John Callens, Marshall; Maria Callens, Taunton; Noah Christensen, Granite Falls; Mya Christensen, Ruthton; Emma Cole, Marshall; Jeffrey Davis, Granite Falls; Braeden Full, Canby; Briana Gertsema, Slayton; Sara Hach, Lake Benton; Cheyanne Hawk, Lynd; Tanner Johnson, Vesta; Rachel Kinny, Balaton; Jenna Kockelman, Canby; Isaac Koenig, Balaton; Trisha Kruse, Clarkfield; Dence Kue, Tracy; Johanna Larson, Boyd; Miranda Lasnetski, Ivanhoe; Andrew Loe, Hanley Falls; Andrew Lubrant, Belview; Isaac MaKarrall, Lamberton; Rebecca Martin, Granite Falls; Earl McDaniel, Canby; Mary McGuire, Granite Falls; Zachery Moe, Granite Falls; Preston Nuy, Taunton; Danielle Olson, Granite Falls; Jennifer Parsa, Dawson; Mark Patterson, Echo; Taylor Pullman, Marshall; Kathleen Richmond, Ivanhoe; Wyatt Risa, Clarkfield; Hans Ritter, Lake Benton; Haylee Ruppert, Currie; Kimberly Ruppert, Currie; Skyler Sand, Granite Falls; Danielle Satre, Boyd; Kimberly Schacherer, Dawson; See Thao, Tracy; Alaina Van Overbeke, Marshall; Wyatt VandenBosch, Lake Wilson; Samantha Vierhuf, Hendricks; Amy Vierstraete, Ghent; Allie Virnig, Granite Falls; Natalia Yang, Marshall.

Normandale announces fall 2017 semester dean’s list

Normandale Community College announces its fall 2017 semester dean’s list. The following students enrolled in at least nine credits and have achieved a grade-point average of at least 3.5 for courses completed in the fall semester ending this past December. Included on the list is Christina Noerenberg of Garvin.

Area students receive degrees from NDSU

Area students were among the students to graduate from North Dakota State University in fall 2017. NDSU awarded 927 degrees to students. A student must earn a 3.50 grade-point average or higher to graduate with honors. An asterisk indicates students who graduated with honors.

Clarkfield, Brent Louwagie, civil engineering; Dawson, Kierstynn Milbeck, nursing; Marshall, Eva Magnuson, crop and weed sciences; Tracy, *Lexi Goergen, civil engineering.

New Solar Energy Class to be offered at Minnesota West Community & Technical College

Minnesota West Community and Technical College will bring solar electric training courses to the Jackson and Canby campuses this year. The training will begin with a pilot project offering, the college will offer the course “Introduction to Solar Assessment” on Saturdays beginning Feb. 10.

This course, SOLR1020, introduces students to the basics of solar energy and solar site assessment for solar photovoltaic and thermal systems. Students will measure the “solar window” with a solar Pathfinder and estimate the effects of climate, system design, and vegetation growth (and removal) on energy production. Using industry standard hardware, mounting options and equipment, students will propose system designs, model economic and environmental cost and benefits, and report their findings.

This course is step one of a new course series that will be offered beginning in fall 2018. At Minnesota West, the school is hoping to engage electricians who are considering expanding their work to include solar energy. It also hopes to engage the general public seeking to increase their knowledge and understanding of solar electric generation.

This initial offering will be on Saturdays beginning at 8 a.m. Feb. 10. Class sessions are scheduled for Feb. 10 and 24, March 24, April 7 and 21, and finishing up on May 5. Registration for the class should be completed prior to the Feb. 10 start. Early registration is encouraged as course enrollment will be limited. Students can access this course at either the Canby or Jackson campus.

For more information on this course and enrollment information, contact Minnesota West at 800-658-2330.

Area residents make dean’s list at Rochester Community and Technical College

The following area residents were among more than 1,000 students from Rochester Community and Technical College who made the dean’s list for fall semester ending this past December.

Balaton, Brooke Wendland; Marshall, Taryn Rathman; Tracy, Logan Axford; Walnut Grove, Zua Her.

Each semester, recognition is given to full-time students who achieve academic excellence by inclusion on the dean’s list. To qualify for the dean’s list, a student must successfully complete 12 or more letter-graded credits, in the same semester, and achieve a grade-point average between 3.0 and 4.0.

Area students named to dean’s list at University of Minnesota, Morris

The following area students have been named to the University of Minnesota, Morris dean’s list for the fall 2017 semester. To be eligible for the dean’s list students must achieve a grade-point average of 3.66 or higher while taking 12 or more credits, with two-thirds of these credits on the A-F grading system.

Marshall: Courtney Kuehl, Ashley Zmeskal; Tracy: Hannah Brockway, Tori Schons.

Bladholm, Hinson accepted for admission to Luther College

Scot Schaeffer, Luther College vice president for enrollment management, has announced that Allie Bladholm of Marshall and Noah Hinson of Lynd have been accepted for admission for the 2018-19 academic year. Bladholm has been awarded the Founders Scholarship.

Saugstad, Sook named to USF dean’s list

The University of Sioux Falls has released its dean’s list for fall semester 2017. To qualify for the dean’s list, a student must achieve a semester grade point average of 3.5 or greater on a 4.0 scale.

The following local students made the fall semester 2017 USF dean’s list:

Marshall: Madeline Sook, freshman, undeclared; Alexis Saugstad, junior, entrepreneurial studies.

Area students named to dean’s list at UW-River Falls

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls fall semester dean’s list honoring 1,455 students has been released by Registrar Kelly Browning.

To be named to the dean’s list, a full-time undergraduate must earn a grade-point average of at least 3.5 on a scale of 4.0, or midway between an “A” and “B” average. Area students are listed below by hometown, name, and major.

Lynd, Mallory Griffin, food science & technology