Society news and notes

Public meeting set on 37th Avenue Southeast improvements

A public input meeting will be held Tuesday to discuss proposed improvements to 37th Avenue Southeast in Minot.

The open house meeting will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Minot City Hall in the police department training room. Representatives from the city, North Dakota Department of Transportation and Kadrmas, Lee and Jackson will be present to answer questions.

The project consists of reconstructing 37th Avenue Southeast to create a paved roadway with center turn lane, construction of a shared-use path and improvements to storm sewers, storm water detention facilities, water main and lighting.

If unable to attend, members of the public can submit written comments by Oct. 30 to Nick West, 2750 Gateway Drive Suite A, Grand Forks, ND 58203-0811 or email with “Public Input Meeting” in the subject heading.

The city will consider requests for reasonable accommodations for people needing accessibility assistance, language interpretation or translations of written materials. To request accommodations, contact Lance Meyer, city engineer, at 857-4100 or TTY users may use Relay North Dakota at 711 or 800-366-6888.

Minot Sertoma Club supports NDCPD Access scholarship

The North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities, Center of Excellence on the Minot State University campus, received a $3,600 check from the Minot Sertoma Club Sept. 30 to support student scholarships. The Sertoma Club presented the check to Brent Askvig, NDCPD executive director, for the NDCPD Access Scholarship endowment, which funds scholarships for MSU students with disabilities.

“Over the past six years, the Minot Sertoma Club has provided over $17,000 to this endowment. With the investment return on the endowment, NDCPD provided tuition and book support to seven students with disabilities. This has helped them tremendously in their pursuit of a higher education degree,” said Askvig.

NDCPD’s Consumer Advisory Council, composed of statewide disability advocates, annually awards the scholarship to deserving MSU students. For more information, contact Askvig at brent.askvig or 858-3580.

Minot State University to host open house Oct. 16-18

Minot State University will host its fall open house Oct. 16-18 for high school students and their families.

Sessions will include “6 1/2 Hints to Graduate from College,” “What’s my Major?” “Are You Ready to Write in College?” and “Attend College or Not.”

The keynote speaker will be Ariel Moodie, a youth motivational speaker from Brooklyn, N.Y., who will speak at 1 p.m. Oct. 16. Moodie will address Magic City Campus students earlier that day. He is an entrepreneur.

High school students and their families can register for morning or afternoon informational sessions either Oct. 17 or 18 by contacting askmsu or 858-3350. Attendees can meet with MSU faculty about specific majors, and schedule guided tours of the campus. Lunch will be provided in the Beaver Creek Cafe at noon. For the open house schedule, go to (