Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Annual Apartment BBQ

Hello Apartment Tenants!

On Wednesday, August 13th we will be hosting our Annual BBQ in the Niskanen Community Center. There will be free food, games and fun! The barbeque starts at 6pm. We hope to see you there!

Sincerely,
The Complex Manager Team

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Ramadan (Islam)

This message relates to Ramadan (Islam) which is observed from June 28 through the evening of July 28, 2014.

Ramadan is observed on the ninth month of the Islamic Lunar calendar, when Muslims believe Allah revealed to Muhammad, through the angel Gabriel, the first verse of the Qur’an, the holy book of Islam. Muhammad continued to receive these revelations throughout the rest of his life.

During this sacred month of Ramadan, Muslims from around the world spend the daylight hours fasting.  Muslims use this time for inner reflection, devotion to God and self-control.  Fasting, the Fourth Pillar (obligation) of Islam serves many purposes: While they are hungry and thirsty, Muslims are reminded of the suffering of the poor. Fasting is also an opportunity to practice self-control and to cleanse the body and mind. And in this most sacred month, fasting helps Muslims feel the peace that comes from spiritual devotion as well as kinship with fellow believers.

Ramadan will end the evening of July 28th, commencing a joyous three day festival, “Eid al-Fitr.”  “Fitr” means “to break,” as Muslims end the fasting period with food and festivities.

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Thank You.

Best Regards,

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

North Dakota State University
Old Main 205
P.O. Box 6050, NDSU Dept 4600
Fargo, ND 58108-6050
701 231-7708 Voice
701 231-9799 Fax

Monday, June 16, 2014

New Restaurants in Fargo

Welcome to Summer 2014, where school’s out for summer, no more studying (at least for most of us), sitting in class, or worrying about what assignment is due next week.  Now, with all of this free time that we all have, it’s time to check out some of the new area restaurants that will be coming to town.  The first one on the list, Chipotle, is one of my favorite restaurants.

The best way that I can describe Chipotle is that it is very similar to a Qudoba.  If you have never been to a Qudoba before, well then I’m not sure how else to describe it.  Chipotle serves burritos, burrito bowls, crispy tacos, soft tacos, salads, and chips and guacamole, among others.  It is actually my mom’s favorite restaurant, and she would always take my family and I there whenever we were in St. Cloud, MN.


Chipotle will be located at the Prairie Stone Center 1680 45th St. S.  Other restaurants in the same area that are planning to open soon include: Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint, Potbelly Sandwich Shop, Classic Rock Coffee and Panda Express.  I have only heard of two of those restaurants before, both Potbelly Sandwhich Shop and Panda Express.  I’ve had Potbelly before, but I don’t really remember exactly what I had.  I believe they serve hot sandwhiches, and I may or may not have had a pulled pork sandwhich (yummm!).  Just about everyone should know Panda Express, seeing that this restaurant has been such a big hit at the Memorial Union.

Another restaurant that plans on opening up in South Fargo is Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews.  It plans on constructing at 4159 17th Ave. S., in an area just west of the West Acres Cinema and east of Granite City.  I have never eaten there before, but I heard that it’s pretty tasty!

Last but not least, a new restaurant that has been open since this winter is Sweeto Burrito located in Downtown Fargo.  I have only eaten there once, but man was it delicious!  I ordered the bacon cheeseburger burrito, and yes, there were fries in my burrito, and yes, it did taste like a bacon cheeseburger.

Out of all of these restaurants, I believe Chipotle will be the biggest hit.  Maybe I will see you there!

Have a splendid summer!

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By: Jasper Asplin

Time Management - Graduate Students

Summer has officially arrived! The weather has warmed up, the sun is out, and the pools are open! While it is tempting to lay outside all day soaking up the sun, for graduate students this is not always the best option. While there is plenty of time to enjoy some fun in the sum, time management is extremely important, especially in the summer. Below are 3 tips to help you manage your time effectively so you can be at your academic best when school starts again in the fall.
  • Read Peer Reviewed Articles. Summer is a great time catch up on the relevant literature in your field. Head to the library and find the most current issues of the big journals in your field. They make some great poolside reading.
  • Update your Curriculum Vitae. Use some down time to polish your curriculum vitae or resume. Head to the career center for advice on formatting (http://www.ndsu.edu/career/).
  • Learn a New Statistic Technique. Use this summer to hone your SPSS skills, or teach yourself how to do a Poisson Regression. Learning something new will make you feel accomplished!
For other ideas on how to have a productive summer visit http://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2014/03/31/essay-how-grad-students-can-get-most-summer#sthash.PN92R8kD.dpbs

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Equity and Diversity Center Food Pantry

NDSU Students,

The Equity and Diversity Center hosts a food pantry with items available for any NDSU student in need of food.  I am writing to let you know we have received a generous donation of food items so if you plan to stop by, please call 701 231-5728 beforehand to check summer hours, as we have limited staff in the summer.   Thank you and have a great Summer.

Best Regards,

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

North Dakota State University
Old Main 205
P.O. Box 6050, NDSU Dept 4600
Fargo, ND 58108-6050
701 231-7708 Voice
701 231-9799 Fax


Tornado Information

Tornados have been described as one of nature’s most violent storms.  While some tornadoes are clearly visible, rain or nearby low-hanging clouds can obscure others.  Occasionally, tornadoes develop so rapidly that little, if any, advanced warning is possible.  To protect yourself and others, remain alert for approaching storms.  Know what counties or cities are in the watch area by listening to NOAA Weather Radio or your local radio/television.

As part of the National Weather Service’s effort to build a Weather-Ready Nation, they continue to use the “Impact-Based Warnings”The project gives forecasters three-tiered tornado warning options:
  1. When a tornado is possible based on radar data, the warning will include a bulleted list that communicates hazards and impacts.  This is the most common type of warning.
  2. When there is substantial evidence of a large and dangerous tornado, the warning will include the phrase, “This is a particularly dangerous situation” to identify a high threat level, describe expected damage and promote urgency to seek immediate shelter. A damage threat tag of “considerable” will be embedded in the warning.
  3. When a known, potentially violent tornado is likely to produce devastating damage, the warning will announce a “Tornado Emergency” and direct the public to seek shelter immediately.  A damage threat tag of “catastrophic” will be embedded in the warning. This is the highest level of tornado warning and will be reserved for rare cases like the deadly E-5 that struck Joplin, MO in 2011.

The project allows forecasters to tailor warning messages to individual storms by communicating expected hazards and impacts, as well as the actions people should take to remain safe. 
  • Be familiar with the weather service alert and siren system: there is a “test” in Fargo the first Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m.
  • Seek shelter immediately in the lower level or an interior room of the building you are in (closets, bathrooms and hallways).  Get under something sturdy.
  • If in a high-rise building, go to an interior hallway on the lowest floor possible.  Remain away from outside walls.  Assume a crouched position with arms over your head.
  • Walk; do not run, to the designated area.
  • If possible, close doors of each room as you leave.
  • Persons with disabilities should follow the Evacuation Plan, but may use the elevators only if warning time allows.
  • Stay away from windows, particularly on the windward side, and avoid shelter in large rooms with large, unsupported roof spans.
  • Remain on the lower level until an ALL CLEAR bulletin from the National Weather Service or local officials is announced.
  • DO NOT TRY TO OUTRUN A TORNADO IN YOUR CAR.
  • If you are not in a sturdy building, there is no single research-based recommendation for what last-resort action to take because many factors can affect your decision. Possible actions include:
  • Immediately get into a vehicle, buckle your seat belt and try to drive to the closest sturdy shelter.
  • Take cover in a stationary vehicle. Put the seat belt on and cover your head with your arms and a blanket, coat or other cushion if possible.
  • If your vehicle is hit by flying debris while you are driving, pull over,  park and stay in the car with the seat belt on. Put your head down below the windows; cover your head with your hands and a blanket, coat or other cushion if possible.
  • Lie in an area noticeably lower than the level of the roadway and cover your head with your arms and a blanket, coat or other cushion if possible.
  • Do not get under an overpass or bridge. You are safer in a low, flat location.

After the disaster or emergency:
  • Notify the Safety Office in the event of injury to individuals or damage to the building.
  • Use extreme caution in entering or working in buildings that may have been damaged or weakened, as they may collapse without warning.
  • Wear sturdy shoes or boots, long sleeves and gloves when handling or walking on or near debris.
  • Check for fire and be aware of the possibility of gas leaks or electrical short circuits.  If detected, notify the gas company, electrical company, the police or fire department.
  • Do Not go back into the building until you have been ensured it is safe by these officials.
  • Do not light matches or turn on electricity.
  • Stay away from fallen or damaged electrical wires.
  • Stay away from disaster areas.  Sightseeing will interfere with emergency operations, and may be dangerous.
  • Do not use the phone except for emergencies

For more information visit the National Weather Service website at: http://www.weather.gov/.
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North Dakota is 125 Years Old!

North Dakota will be celebrating 125 years of statehood on Nov. 2nd, 2014, and plans are underway to develop events to honor our heritage and tell the story of North Dakota throughout the year 2014.

There will be two statewide signature events that will be held Aug. 16 and Nov. 2, the state’s official 125th birthday. The August event will be held on the Capitol grounds and will showcase the best of North Dakota with home-grown entertainment, food, crafts and games. Some of the acts confirmed to perform at the event include Tigirlily, Chuck Suchy, The Burning Hills Singers, The Blenders, Mitch Malloy, Robby Vee, Jessie Veeder, Dakota Air, Keith Bear, Kevin Locke and Greg Hager.

The commemoration of the state’s official birthday on Nov. 2 will coincide with the grand opening of the new North Dakota Heritage Center. Activities for the public will be planned at both the Capitol and the Heritage Center for that day. More details will be announced closer to the date. http://history.nd.gov/northdakota125.html

Also, if you are feeling adventurous this summer and would like to take a tour across North Dakota – use this link to access 125 things to love about North Dakota!  J  http://www.luvnd.com/  There are things to see and do throughout the state that are listed on this website – a great summer activity!