This month: Save the date for Evening of Distinction | Designing cozy spaces to inspire your inner hygge | NDSU Press recommends winter reads | Award-winning photographer display now showing at Memorial Union Gallery

Evening of Distinction
Save the date | Thursday, April 20, 2023

Join NDSU alumni and friends at Evening of Distinction, presented by SEI, on Thursday, April 20, 2023, starting at 5:30 p.m. at Delta Hotels by Marriott Fargo. Each year, the NDSU Foundation recognizes the accomplishments of award honorees and recognition society donors. The 2023 NDSU Foundation Award Honorees include a world-renowned researcher and potato pathologist; a married couple with philanthropic passions for NDSU agriculture, education, and football; the nation's leading farmer-owned cooperative and its philanthropic arm; a College of Engineering alumnus whose leadership helped grow NDSU's endowment; a leader in the field of natural resources management in North Dakota and Washington, D.C.; and a pathogen researcher on the front lines of biosafety for the past 20 years.

Learn more about the awardees on the event page.

Philanthropy in action
Designing cozy spaces to inspire your inner hygge

Abby Hopkins '23 is an accomplished, award-winning interior design student. She's received numerous scholarships, completed an international internship, and her team won the judge's and people's choice awards in the 2022 Annual Design Challenge, sponsored by Scheels Home and Hardware and "Midwest Nest."

"Having all of these experiences has helped me grow as a designer and a person in general. If you were only sitting behind a computer screen, you wouldn't get the full experience of a designer," Abby said. "The Annual Design Challenge is a great experience for our careers because when we're designing for our clients, it's not necessarily going to be particularly what you would like, but you have to do it. We can have insights and give suggestions, but it's really about what the client wants and we're trying to make that into real life."

Get Abby's tips for creating cozy spaces in your home in the winter issue of the NDSU Foundation Digital Magazine.

NDSU Press recommends winter reads
North Dakota daughters write

Award-winning authors Debra Marquart, from Napoleon, North Dakota, and Jill Kandel, from Valley City, North Dakota, have written new memoirs to whisk you away, beyond winter's chill. Suzzanne Kelley, publisher and assistant professor of practice, says, "'The Night We Landed on the Moon: Essays between Exile & Belonging' by Debra Marquart and ‘The Clean Daughter: A Cross-Continental Memoir' by Jill Kandel are memoirs that explore the experience of living in North Dakota, with an emphasis on how growing up in this place impacts their world views."

The NDSU Press has given the region a voice for more than 70 years. It exists to stimulate and coordinate interdisciplinary regional scholarship. These regions include the Red River Valley, the state of North Dakota, the plains of North America (comprising both the Great Plains of the United States and the prairies of Canada), and comparable regions of other continents. The NDSU Press publishes peer-reviewed regional scholarship shaped by national and international events and comparative studies.

Check out the winter issue of the NDSU Foundation Digital Magazine to learn more about each suggested winter read and find out where you can get your copy.

Campus news
Award-winning photographer display now showing at Memorial Union Gallery

Photographer Zig Jackson recently installed his Guggenheim-winning photographs at NDSU's Memorial Union Gallery, located on the second floor of the Memorial Union. The 40 hand-printed photographs will be on display through March 1.

Zig, whose Native name is Rising Buffalo, is of Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara descent. He is the first Indigenous photographer to win a Guggenheim Award. The Guggenheim Foundation awards fellowships to individuals making their mark in the sciences, humanities, and creative arts. Zig was raised on the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota and attended government Indian boarding school systems.

A free reception and talk are scheduled for Wednesday, March 1, starting at 5 p.m., in the Memorial Union Gallery. Zig is set to speak about his work at 5:30 p.m. Learn more about the installation on the NDSU news page.

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