This month: Register today for Bison Bidders Bowl 41 | Tucson Takeover on Saturday, Sept. 17 for the Bison vs. Arizona Wildcats game | Diaries from Abroad | Lifelong friendship begins at NDSU

Bison Bidders Bowl 41
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022

You're invited to the 41st annual Bison Bidders Bowl on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, at Delta Hotels by Marriott Fargo. Join fellow alumni and friends to support academic scholarships for NDSU students during an elegant evening of philanthropy. The evening begins with cocktails and a silent auction at 5 p.m. followed by dinner, entertainment, and the live auction.

Register today.

Tucson Takeover
NDSU Bison at Arizona Wildcats

Get together with Bison Nation ahead of the NDSU at Arizona football game on Saturday, Sept. 17! Tailgating begins on the UA Mall at 2 p.m. MST with kickoff at 8 p.m. MST. Visit the NDSU Foundation Tucson Takeover event page for need-to-know information before you go.

Philanthropy in action
Diaries from abroad

NDSU benefactor John Wold '66 had the opportunity to travel abroad, and it changed his career trajectory. Now, he and his wife, Susan, are investing in current NDSU students through the John and Susan Wold International Study Endowment. This past spring and summer, two Wold International Study Scholarship recipients embarked on international study opportunities that helped enhance their perspectives.

"The most valuable skill I learned is to be completely comfortable with being uncomfortable. That it's OK to not have control over a situation or not be surrounded by things you have known for 20 years," Katrina Dietz '22, '24, Spanish and civil engineering major who traveled to Costa Rica during the 2022 spring semester, said. "I learned that you cannot grow in a situation where you are comfortable; we need to try new things and take chances even when it seems intimidating because otherwise, we'll leave a world left unexplored and potentially miss out on becoming the best versions of ourselves."

Read more from Katrina and learn how a trip to France changed the way Katlyn Balstad '23, management communication and crop and weed sciences major, thinks about sustainable farming in the summer issue of the NDSU Foundation Digital Magazine.

Campus news
Lifelong friendship begins at NDSU

Coming to NDSU in the fall of 1972 to pursue a degree in home economics education and living in Burgum Hall brought four women together. Their friendship remains strong 50 years later. They gathered in Fargo in July to tour campus and revisit some familiar spaces while taking in all that's changed.

"The four of us met at summer orientation at NDSU in '72 in Burgum Hall and seriously became instant friends," Renee Irwin of Aitkin, Minnesota, said. "The following year we chose to room together in Burgum. Two others joined us and that formed our everlasting sisterhood. NDSU was our first family away from home. It shaped me and my future."

Learn more about this special friendship and find out what advice they have for current NDSU students on the College of Human Sciences and Education website.

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