This month: NDSU alumni award nominations open | Get your tickets today for NDSU Night at the Twins | Challey Professor of Management focuses on our need for meaning | Leveraging their legacy, and more! | Stay Connected with NDSU Foundation on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn.

NDSU alumni award nominations open
Submit your nomination by 5 p.m. Aug. 23, 2021

The NDSU Foundation annually recognizes excellence among NDSU alumni, volunteers, and corporate partners. Award recipients are selected by NDSU Foundation Trustees and recognized at Evening of Distinction, traditionally held in the spring. The Foundation is now accepting nominations for 2022. Visit the NDSU Foundation website for submission details and to view past honorees.

NDSU Night at the Twins
Get your tickets today!

There's still time to get your tickets for NDSU Night at the Twins on Thursday, June 24, 2021, at 7:10 p.m. CT and join NDSU alumni and friends at the ballpark. Enjoy the crack of the bat, the cool night air, and an exclusive NDSU/Twins baseball cap. Seating and the exclusive NDSU/Twins caps are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis, so get your tickets today!

Meet up with NDSU alumni and friends before the game at Cowboy Jacks (126 N. Fifth St. Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403) at 5 p.m.

Challey Institute Spotlight: Dr. Clay Routledge
Challey Professor of Management focuses on our need for meaning

A psychologist by training, much of Clay Routledge's work focuses on the need for meaning in life. He has published more 100 scholarly papers and authored or co-edited five books. Clay's work is frequently featured in the media and has appeared in outlets such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, CBS News, ABC News, BBC News, CNN, CNBC, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, and more. As a social commentator, Clay has authored articles for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Scientific American, National Review, and Entrepreneur. He wrote the TED-Ed animated lesson "Why Do We Feel Nostalgia?" and appeared on NBC's The Overview. Learn more about Clay and his work by visiting the Sheila and Robert Challey Institute for Global Innovation and Growth website.

Philanthropy in Action
Leveraging their legacy

For Keith '75 and Cathy '77 Peltier, establishing a planned gift with the North Dakota State University Foundation was the natural next step in their philanthropic giving. Cathy's mom graduated from NDSU; Keith's NDSU lineage goes back to his great-grandmother, Jessamine Burgum, who was the first female student at NDSU (then North Dakota Agricultural College); and all three of the Peltier children are also NDSU graduates. After decades of giving back in the form of scholarships, facility projects, and program support, Keith and Cathy were the first benefactors to take advantage of matching funds available through the In Our Hands Legacy Challenge when they documented their planned gift last summer.

"The match and that we were able to leverage some more money for the Agricultural Products Development Center inspired us," Keith said. "We had set aside for NDSU (in our estate plan) but never told anybody about it, so we thought the timing was good to execute a place for that to go."

The matching funds for the In Our Hands Legacy Challenge have been extended through Dec. 2021. Contact the NDSU Foundation Planned Giving Team to document your estate and benefit the NDSU fund of your choice today. Read more about the Peltiers on the NDSU Foundation's digital magazine page.

NDSU class notes available online
Get updated on your NDSU classmates anytime

Stay in the know and catch up with NDSU alumni online. NDSU obituaries and class notes are updated regularly on NDSU's website.

Campus News
Researchers visit Germans from Russia Collection

Two researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison recently visited The NDSU Libraries' Germans from Russia Heritage Collection to review the Father William C. Sherman Photograph Collection. Anna Andrzejewski, Bradshaw Knight Professor of Environmental Humanities and director of the Center for Culture, History, and the Environment, along with art history doctoral student Travis Olson, came to NDSU June 8 to research homestead photos from Dunn, Hettinger, and Stark Counties in southwest North Dakota.

"We have wanted to visit this collection since March 2020 — a visit delayed by the pandemic. However, it was worth the wait," Andrzejewski said. "This collection of photographs and related material documents buildings that have been demolished or fallen into complete ruin. We now have a much better picture of what Germans from Russia homesteads looked like than we did before."

Read more about the Germans from Russia Collection and the research on NDSU's news page

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