Society news and notes

Cabarle headed to Lostwood refuge

Ken Cabarle, Dakota College at Bottineau’s wildlife/life science faculty, has been selected to participate in the 2014 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Summer Faculty Fellow Program. He will be stationed at Lostwood National Wildlife Refuge at Kenmare, and will work with Kory Richardson, the refuge manager. Cabarle will lead a team of seasonal employees in completing water quality and rapid wetland assessments.

Food drive collects groceries and funds

BISMARCK – Employees from county social service offices and the N.D. Department of Human Services collected 289 pounds of grocery and household items and over $3,300 in monetary donations for the Great Plains Food Bank. The food drive was held in conjunction with the 16th annual Spring Showcase, a professional development and training conference held last month in Bismarck.

“Neighbor helping neighbor is one way we can all help end hunger and improve the nutritional needs of North Dakotans,” said Maggie D. Anderson, executive director of the N.D. Department of Human Services. “This food drive is an opportunity to give back to our communities and every contribution makes a difference.”

For the third consecutive year, the North West Region won the Make a Difference traveling trophy for donating the most to the food drive. Counties in the region include Bottineau, Burke, Divide, McHenry, Mountrail, Renville and Ward counties.

The Great Plains Food Bank will distribute the non-perishable food items to food pantries across North Dakota. The money collected will enable Great Plains Food Bank to purchase approximately 13,000 additional food items for the pantries.

Model alumni award four scholarships

The Minot Model Alumni Association has awarded scholarships to four students, including Katelin Coffin of Minot.

Coffin, a senior English major at Minot State University, was awarded $1,000.

Winning $600 awards were: Lauren Griffin, Kenosha, Wis.; Mallory Maline, Hudson, Wis.; and Samantha Northrop, Bothell, Wash.

DCB hosting community ag shares

The Dakota College at Bottineau Entrepreneurial Center for Horticulture’s Four Season Garden will once again offer Community Supported Agriculture shares to the public.

The Four Season Garden works as a demonstration and data collection site for the Entrepreneurial Center for Horticulture. Each shareholder in DCB’s program receives a 5- or 10-pound bag, depending on the size of share they purchase, of whatever is ripe and harvestable every week during the 14-week harvest season.

For more information on CSAs or how to purchase a share of DCB’s Four Season Gardens CSA, contact Crystal Grenier at 228-5649 or

Quamme now full professor at WSC

Ken Quamme has been promoted to a full professorship in information technology at Williston State College.

Quamme was recognized for the honor during Williston State’s graduation ceremony on May 16.

Quamme has been teaching at Williston State College for 28 years. He has taught classes in the computer and information technology field and has also held positions as the career and technology director and the chief information officer. He set up the Interactive Video Network and Williston State’s computer network. Prior to coming to Williston State, he taught at Killdeer High School for nine years.