Dakota College at Bottineau has a beautiful campus and there are many individuals who assist with the landscaping. On March 24th, a group of volunteers from the Bottineau area came into the Greenhouse to assist in transferring plugs from their trays to single cells. Plugs are known as young plants that are grown in large quantities that started from a small seed or cutting. These plugs were ordered from Mast Young Plants who are located in Michigan.
Dakota College at Bottineau was awarded $37,553 from the North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission. This grant’s purpose is to “provide necessary assistance to the research and marketing needs of the state by developing new uses for agricultural products, byproducts, and by seeking more efficient systems for processing and marketing agricultural products and byproducts…” This grant ran from June 2020 until November 2021. During this time, hemp trials were conducted in two different environments; Bottineau, ND and Absaraka, ND that include high tunnels and open fields.
The Northeast Regional Science Olympiad was held at Dakota College at Bottineau campus March 24, 2022. Eleven area schools competed for the chance to qualify for the North Dakota State Science Olympiad competition.
The Northeast Regional Science Olympiad will be held at Dakota College at Bottineau campus on March 30, 2022. Area schools create teams to compete for the chance to qualify for the North Dakota State Science Olympiad competition.
Dakota College at Bottineau Is proud to announce three of the Jack athletic teams have earned a trip to their respective national tournament over spring break. The Lumberjack and Ladyjack hockey teams are participating at the ACHA Division II tournaments hosted in St. Louis, Missouri. This is the second consecutive year the Lumberjack hockey team has earned a spot in the national ACHA Division tournament. Prior to being a part of the ACHA division, the Lumberjacks won ten NJCAA championships while playing at the Junior College level.
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematic (STEM) related career opportunities are among the fastest growing of all occupational sectors. To assist in promoting interest among students in grades 7-9 pursuing careers in STEM fields, Dakota College at Bottineau along with North Central Education Consortium (NCEC), are hosting STEM Day at Dakota College March 14, 2022.
Marketplace for Kids Education Day will be hosted on Dakota College at Bottineau campus on Tuesday, March 15, 2022. Marketplace for Kids is an educational program that gives fourth through eighth grade students the opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship. According to Bob Heitkamp, Co-Chair Marketplace for Kids Advisory Leadership Team, “Our vision is for student to receive entrepreneurship education and encouragement to build stronger communities”.
The LumberActs is excited to announce their spring performance Grace & Glorie by Tom Ziegler. A dinner and a play will be held at the Cobblestone Inn on Friday, March 11th. Grace and Glorie is an odd couple comedy about life and an unexpected friendship. Grace, played by Jess McInnes (Minnedosa MB), is a 90-year-old country woman who is set in her ways. She spent her life on an apple orchard working hard, loving the good lord, and never learning to read or write. She decides to leave the hospital and return to the orchard to die on her own terms.
Dakota College at Bottineau broke ground this spring for a new campus dining facility and is excited to announce it is open as of February 23, 2022. The new dining center replaces an aging facility that was constructed in the 1960s. Dakota College’s new dining center serves as the hub for food services for the entire campus community, serving students living in the college’s three residence halls. Approximately 4,000 square feet, the new dining center is attached to the existing Knudson Student Center. This includes the seating, area, serving and kitchen area, coolers, storage, mechanical and offices.
Dakota College at Bottineau’s honor society Phi Theta Kappa Chapter of Beta Rho Eta conducted a school supply drive to support a need identified by the Bottineau Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). Bottineau PTO shared that often towards the middle of the school year, teachers need frequently used items in the classroom. These shortages include; crayons, expo markers, scissors and Clorox cleaning wipes.