Wednesday, April 16, 2014

NDSU Bison Card Discounts

NDSU Bison Card Discounts
Did you know your NDSU Bison card can be used for more than on-campus printing and dining? As students of North Dakota State University your Bison Card provides you with several discount opportunities online and all over the community!  
Students who frequently shop online can get free shipping when opening up a student Amazon Prime account. Generally an Amazon Prime account costs $75, but for students it’s only $40! Any researchers who use SPSS or other statistical software will find similar deals at You end up getting all the goods at just a fraction of the cost!
The Fargo/Moorhead community also offers opportunities to get a bang for your buck using your Bison card. Buffalo Wild Wings will give you 50% off of any food item between 9:00pm and Midnight if you flash your ID, and on Thursdays Cherry Berry will give you 20% off your ice cream just for showing them your card! Not to mention, you get all the free Matbus rides you want! For more student discounts in the NDSU area check out

Sometimes companies don’t advertise college discounts but are willing to provide them when asked. Before ordering anything online, sitting down at a restaurant, or going to the movies ask about price reductions with proof of a student ID. Chances are the answer will be yes!

Ottowa, Canada Tulip Festival

Ottowa, Canada Tulip Festival

The Canadian Tulip Festival is held annually each May in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It began after the World War II, when Canada provided asylum for the Dutch royal family during the war and Princess Margriet was born at the Ottawa Civic Hospital. The Canadian government declared the land to be “Dutch Soil”. This was done to ensure that the princess would have Dutch citizenship. Princess Margriet’s mother, Princess Juliana of the Netherlands, presented Ottawa with 100,000 tulip bulbs as a symbol of friendship in 1945. Every year since, the Dutch royal family have sent 20,000 tulip bulbs to Canada. The Canadian Tulip Festival has grown into the largest annual display of tulips in North America.

“Joyful Runway” 

“Lover’s heart”

The first Canadian Tulip Festival took place in May 1953 for three weeks and over 750,000 tulips bloomed throughout the Ottawa. The festival was a success and it became annual since. Over these three weeks, as the tulip gardens come into bloom, more and more events were planned around their blooming. Concerts, lectures, and other performances are held as the city celebrates the arrival of warmer weather. This year’s Canadian Tulip Festival is going to happen from May 9-19th, 2014. For more information:
Originally from Persia and Turkey, tulips were brought to Europe in the 16th century. By the 17th century, the popularity of tulips went up high, particularly in the Netherlands.

Different tulip colors carry distinct meanings: yellow tulips symbolizing cheerful thoughts, white conveying forgiveness, purple representing royalty, and red tulip meaning perfect love. It's said that the tulip's velvety black center represents a lover's heart, darkened by the heat of passion. For more information about tulips of different colors:

FABO 13th Annual Spring Fashion Show

Nostalgia Fashion Show

FABO 13th Annual Spring Fashion Show

April 23, 2014 at 12pm
Memorial Union Great Plains Ballroom

We are excited to announce that this year's theme is Nostalgia. We have noticed that styles from many different eras are hitting the shelves, so we will be striding down the runway in latest trends that are making a comeback. We will also have a showcase of student designs. This is a FREE show.

Student Project Showcase will be held from 10:30am-1:30pm
in the Hidatsa Room

Free will donation outside Hidatsa Room in support of Dress for Success

We look forward to seeing you all there!!

“Writing with Style: Understanding Sentence Combining”

The Undergraduate Center for Writers invites you to attend the workshop “Writing with Style: Understanding Sentence Combining” on Friday, April 25, 12:00-1:00pm, in Dunbar 152. Do you have a tendency to write in short, simple sentences? Or have you ever been told that your writing is choppy? If so, this workshop is for you! Join us as we introduce the activity of sentence combining to focus on writing style. Attendees will watch a tutorial provided by Brigham Young University, complete guided exercises, and receive feedback on the sentences they create. Registration is required:

Karen P. Peirce, Ph.D.
Associate Director / Center for Writers

Library 6C
Dept. 2365, PO Box 6050
Fargo ND 58108-6050
phone: 701-231-5286
fax: 701-231-7138

Library Hours Easter Weekend

April 17
April 18-20
April 21
Main Library
7:30am – 5:00pm
7:30am – 12:00am
Barry Hall Library
8:00am – 5:00pm
8:00am – 7:00pm
Health Sciences Library
8:00am – 4:30pm
8:00am – 4:30pm
Klai Juba A/LA Library
8:00am – 5:00pm
8:00am – 7:00pm
Heritage Collection
8:00am – 4:30pm
8:00am – 4:30pm
NDSU Archives
8:00am – 4:30pm
8:00am – 4:30pm

Summer School Financial Aid

Dear Student,
If you plan on attending summer school at NDSU and wish to apply for financial aid (including alternative loans), you must complete the 2014 Summer School Financial Aid Application.  It is now available at and can be submitted electronically by clicking on “Apply for Summer Financial Aid”.

After you submit your application, please monitor your NDSU email account closely for summer award information; no paper award information will be sent.  It can take up to 3 weeks for the results of your application to be emailed to you.   We appreciate your patience!
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Bison Connection at 701-231-6200 or
Bison Connection

Memorial Union 176
Dept 5290, PO Box 6050
Fargo ND 58108-6050
p: 701.231.6200
fax: 701.231.8297

Pesach Holiday

NDSU Community Members,

In an effort to create more awareness about world faiths and philosophies, the division of Equity, Diversity and Global Outreach would like to notify campus community members about dates of significance within several world religions.  North Dakota State University acknowledges and embraces the diversity of our students, faculty, and staff.  This resource is not able to provide an exhaustive list of significant dates for all faith and philosophical traditions.  Likewise, the practice of special dates may differ based on region, denomination or generational differences.
This message relates to Pesach which is observed from April 15th-22nd this year.
Pesach (Hebrew),known as Passover in English, is one of the most commonly observed Jewish holidays, even by otherwise non-observant Jews.  Pesach begins on the 15th day of the Jewish month of Nissan. The primary observances of Pesach are related to the Exodus from Egypt after generations of slavery.

Pesach lasts for eight days (seven days in Israel). The first two days and last two days of the holiday (first and last in Israel) are days on which no work is permitted.  Work is permitted on the intermediate days. The day before Pesach is the Fast of the Firstborn, a minor fast for all firstborn males, commemorating the fact that the firstborn Jewish males in Egypt were not killed during the final plague.  On the first night of Pesach (first two nights for traditional Jews outside Israel), there is a special family meal, called Seder, filled with ritual to remember the significance of the holiday.  The main ritual observances of this holiday center around Seder; the prohibition of chametz (leaven); and the eating of matzah (an unleavened bread).   On the eve of the fifteenth day of Nissan, many Jews read from a book called the hagaddah, meaning "telling," which contains the order of prayers, rituals, readings and songs for the Pesach Seder.

For more information on Pesach:

Additional information on religious holidays can be found at:

This message is posted as an informational service to the campus community. If you are not interested, please delete. You are asked to refrain from responding with your personal views to the individual who provided the information.

Thank You.

Best Regards,

Eveadean M. Myers, J.D.
Vice President
Equity, Diversity, and Global Outreach
Title IX and ADA/504 Coordinator
Fulbright Scholar Japan 2013

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