This month: Save the date for NDSU Foundation events in Florida and Arizona | Alumni and friends gift nearly $1.4 million on seventh annual NDSU Giving Day | NDSU Class Notes | NDSU Engineering students adapt toys for local kids with disabilities

Save the date
Meet us in Florida and Arizona in 2023

Gather with NDSU alumni and friends in Florida and Arizona this winter at one (or more!) of these events:

  • NDSU Sunset Dinner Cruise — Naples, FL | Feb. 7, 2023
  • Bison Social — Tucson, AZ | Feb. 23, 2023
  • NDSU Basketball Watch Party — Tempe, AZ | Feb. 25, 2023
  • NDSU Reception — Scottsdale, AZ | Feb. 25, 2023
  • Arizona Bison Golf Open — Maricopa, AZ | Feb. 26, 2023

Watch your email for more information about specific events and locations. Visit the NDSU Foundation website for upcoming events in 2023.

Philanthropy in action
Alumni and friends gift nearly $1.4 million on seventh annual NDSU Giving Day

NDSU alumni, friends, students, staff, and faculty raised nearly $1.4 million and secured nearly 1,600 unique gifts on the seventh annual NDSU Giving Day, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022. Leading up to Giving Day, benefactors committed more than $950,000 in matches and challenges to amplify the impact of gifts.

"Giving Day is a great opportunity for alumni and friends to show their commitment to North Dakota State University," NDSU President Dave Cook said. "It's inspiring to see people investing in current and future students."

Read more about Giving Day on the NDSU Foundation news page.

NDSU class notes available online
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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
NDSU engineering students adapt toys for local kids with disabilities

NDSU engineering students are putting their skills to the test to make the holiday season more enjoyable for children of all abilities.

Playing with off-the-shelf toys is often not possible for children with physical and motor disabilities, depending on their unique abilities; however, toys can be modified so the original switches are rerouted to a larger switch that is more accessible and easy to operate.

"I got involved with the Toy Adapt-a-thon because I thought it was a good way to use knowledge acquired from my electrical engineering classes in a more impactful way," Noah Vandal, a first-year biomedical engineering master's degree student from Barnesville, Minnesota, said. "I am able to modify toys that can be immediately used by kids with disabilities, something that I am sure they appreciate."

Toy modifications took place during the fourth annual Toy Adapt-a-thon at NDSU on Monday, Dec. 5, and Thursday, Dec. 8. NDSU partnered with area therapy groups to distribute the donated toys but also encouraged suggestions for any child in need of an adapted toy.

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