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NDSU President to lead ""Conversations Across the Land"" tour

Since the university's founding in 1890, there has been a special relationship between NDSU and the people of North Dakota.

North Dakota State University President Joseph A. Chapman along with faculty, staff and Extension leaders will travel the southeastern part of the state on June 10 for the ""Conversations Across the Land"" tour.

""Since the university's founding in 1890, there has been a special relationship between NDSU and the people of North Dakota,"" Chapman says. ""This tour continues this great tradition."

The tour also will feature NDSU athletic personnel such as Carolyn DeHoff, new NDSU women’s basketball coach; Saul Phillips, NDSU men’s basketball coach; Erich Hinterstocker, NDSU volleyball coach; Bucky Maughan, NDSU wrestling coach; and Craig Bohl, NDSU football coach.

The “Conversations Across the Land” tour will stop at Valley City, Rutland and Mooreton. All three events are complimentary and open to the public. For adequate food preparation purposes, registrations are appreciated.

The tour will begin in Valley City at the Valley City Town and Country Club starting at 8 a.m. Coffee and rolls will be served. Contact Randy Grueneich or Ellen Bjelland at (701) 845-8528 or e-mail randy.grueneich@ndsu.edu or ellen.bjelland@ndsu.edu to register.

Hosts for each event consist of NDSU alumni and community leaders. These hosts help plan the event.

For Valley City the hosts are Gerry and Marian Gerntholz ‘59, Tory ’88 and Lori Hart, Dean Ihla ’78, Mary Lee Nielson, Mike ’62 and Susan Morrissey, and Ken ’64 and Jan Reid.

The second stop is Rutland for a community lunch at the Rutland City Hall. The lunch begins at noon. Musical entertainment will be provided by Peder Gulleson ‘01. To register, contact Julie Hassebroek at (701) 724-3355, ext. 5, or e-mail julie.hassebroek@ndsu.edu.

Hosts for the Rutland event are Carolyn Christenson, Pam Gulleson ’80, Stan and Betty Melroe, and Steven ’70 and Sheila Wyum.

The Bagg Bonanza Historical Farm near Mooreton is the final stop. Dinner will be served starting at 5 p.m. To RSVP, contact Deb Evenson at (701) 642-7793 or e-mail debra.evenson@ndsu.edu. Attendees will also be able to tour the farm.

Terry and Carolyn Goerger, Bruce Hakanson, Wallie ’74, ’76 and Connie Hardie, Paul and Brigid Langseth, Perry ’83 and Denise Miller, and Bob ’62 and Darlene Yaggie are hosts for the Mooreton event.


NDSU Agriculture Communication

Source:Marilyn Doeden, (701) 231-6808, marilyn@ndsualumni.com
Editor:Rich Mattern, (701) 231-6136, richard.mattern@ndsu.edu
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