This month: Bison Arts to host virtual event, NDSU alumni award nominations are now open, Principles of servant leadership still guide Prakash Mathew, NDSU launches webpage detailing return to campus plans for Fall 2020, NDSU researchers to explore effects of oregano on types of cancer, Stay Connected with NDSU Foundation on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

Bison Arts to host virtual event

Tune in for a showcase of talent

This virtual event replaces the summer outdoor event and is set for Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 7 p.m. Bison Arts, established in 2006, works to advance the mission of NDSU Performing Arts and includes a student performing group in addition to the Bison Arts Board. Gifts made during the event go toward the Bison Arts program and student scholarships. To date, the Bison Arts organization has awarded more than $200,000 in scholarships and program support. RSVP now on Facebook by marking "going" on the event page.

Submit your nomination today

NDSU Foundation recognizes alumni and friends with multiple awards

The deadline to submit 2021 nominations is July 10, 2020. To find specific award information, past recipient listings, and submit an online nomination, visit the nomination page on the NDSU Foundation's website.

Philanthropy in Action

Principles of servant leadership still guide Prakash Mathew

Former Vice President for Student Affairs, Prakash Mathew '76, served North Dakota State University and its students for 34 years. Prakash's belief in servant leadership shaped his tenure at NDSU. Student-focused, he says, had to be more than lip service. Everyone, alumni included, has a role to play in building and strengthening the Bison family. That's why he and his late wife, Sandy, established a scholarship for an incoming freshman. By giving enrollment management and admission departments flexibility for the award of the Prakash and Sandy Mathew scholarship, they created ample opportunity for NDSU to compete in recruiting new students.

"People talk about all of the great things happening at NDSU, which is wonderful. I also go and brag about all of that. At the same time, the people need to know how important the recruitment process is. We can't match what other universities are doing with scholarship and financial help. We need alumni and friends of NDSU to help in terms of scholarships."
- Prakash Mathew, Former Vice President for Student Affairs at NDSU

To find out more about student scholarship needs and In Our Hands: The Campaign for North Dakota State University go to

Returning to campus Fall 2020

NDSU launches webpage detailing a preliminary plan

University leaders are working on plans for returning to in-person instruction for Fall 2020. While officials are still finalizing details, the webpage outlines guiding principles for academic instruction, student life, residence life, dining, student health and counseling, and steps to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Campus News

NDSU researchers to explore effects of oregano on types of cancer

NDSU researchers have been awarded a grant to study the effects of oregano on breast and prostate cancer. The $80,500 comes from the North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission. The principal investigator is Kalpana Katti, University Distinguished Professor of civil and environmental engineering. Co-principal investigators include: Kalidas Shetty, professor and associate vice president for international partnerships and collaborations; Dinesh Katti, Jordon A. Engberg Presidential Professor of civil and environmental engineering; and Dipayan Sarkar, postdoctoral research fellow. Read more about their research.

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