Society news and notes

WSC, MSU evaluate interest in social work degrees

Williston State College and Minot State University are looking to assess regional residents’ interest in pursuing a degree in social work through their institutions.

To gather as much information as possible, they are asking individuals interested in the social work field, or other related areas, to fill out a brief survey. The survey is 15 questions long and will only take a couple minutes to complete.

The survey can be accessed at ( All responses must be gathered by Wednesday.

For more questions or further information on potential social work programs in the area, please contact Kim Weismann at or 774-4503. For other information regarding Williston State, visit (, call 1-888-863-9455, or stop by 1410 University Ave., Williston.

WSC student Evenson national contest finalist

Williston State College sophomore Krystal Evenson is a finalist in the 34th annual College and High School Photography Contest through Photographer’s Forum magazine. There were 16,600 entries in the contest, which saw submissions from students around the world.

The photo is of Evenson’s friend, Felicity Kindt, and was taken at the Fairview Lift Bridge in McKenzie County.

The College & High School Photography Contest is sponsored by Nikon, USA, and more than $11,500 in cash grants and equipment were awarded this year. Selected works, including Evenson’s, will be published in the hardcover “Best of College & High School Photography 2014.”

Evenson’s finalist submission and more information on the 34th Annual College & High School Photography Contest can be found at (

Evenson plans to enter the next Photographer’s Forum contest and has made a submission to the North Dakota Waterways Photography Contest.

Evenson will graduate from Williston State College this spring and plans to attend the Art Institute in Denver to major in photography. Her goal is to be a photojournalist.

Minot Camera Club April contest winners announced

The Minot Camera Club recently announced winners of its April competition, “Night Shots.” Steve Silseth of Minot won the color category with his photo, “Northern Lights.” Betty Nordstrom, Minot, won in monochrome with “Night Life.” Kyra Hanson of Minot won the artistic category with “Shadows.”

Other members having photos that placed were LaVonne Carlson, Minot; Richard Debertin, Berthold; Arlene Schelling, Mohall; and Ardelle Schmidt and Elaine Feland, both of Antler.

The judge was Aaron Hughes from Hint of Whimsey, Minot.