Wednesday, April 29, 2009

NDSU Graduation Times

Graduate/Professional Commencement
Friday, May 15, FargoDome, 4:00 p.m.

Undergraduate Commencement
Saturday, May 16, FargoDome, 10:00 a.m.

Andrea has 6 room reserved. Four are already taken up. Give her a call if you need one, she needs to let them go soon if not.

Arrival at the FargoDome/Parking/Seating
- All and any number of guests are welcome.
- Parking is free at the FargoDome for NDSU's Commencement ceremony.
- Guests may enter through any general entrance of the FargoDome.
- FargoDome east and west doors open 1½ hours prior to the start of the ceremony
- All seating is general, but restricted to the concourse level.
- Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Special Assistance and/or Reasonable Accommodations
- Guests needing special assistance and/or reasonable accommodations, contact Rhonda Kitch at (701) 231-7987 or at least 2 weeks prior to the ceremony to make arrangements. Wheelchair seating is available in the northeast and northwest corners of the FargoDome.

- Professional photographers from Jolesch Photography will take two photos of each candidate, one before and one during the ceremony. Candidates will receive information from Jolesch after the ceremony regarding the option to purchase prints.
Ordering information is also posted on Jolesch's web site after the ceremony.
- Guests may take photographs at anytime from your seat during the ceremony.
After the ceremony, special photo areas will be set up in the northeast and northwest corner of the concourse level and in the main lobby on the east side of the FargoDome.

Receptions After the Ceremony
- NDSU colleges will host a reception for graduates and their guests immediately following the ceremony in the main lobby (east side) of the FargoDome. Light refreshments will be served.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Aunty Rachel's Birthday


Aunty Rachel has asked us (the entire Laverdure clan) to come down to celebrate her 90th birthday on August 17th. Save the date! Looking at the 15th and 16th, which are Saturday and Sunday.

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Monday, April 13, 2009

A Kokum and the GitchiNibi

Andy sent this to me via email. It's an article about a Kokum from Thunder Bay, Ontario. She is walking around the Great Lakes to raise awareness about the wellness of the Great Lakes. Every spring she begins her trek around one of the Great Lakes.

"In the Anishinabe tradition, women fetch the water. So, in 2003, when Mandamin was moved by the spirits" to speak out for the Great Lakes, it was natural for her to pick up her copper pail and start walking. She decided to circle the lakes and tell people that "the water is sick ... and people need to really fight for that water, to speak for that water, to love that water."
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Friday, April 10, 2009

The White House Garden


Saw this on the White House blog. First Lady Michelle Obama has planted a 'kitchen' garden at the White House. This is great idea, it shows that the White House has not lost touch with what everyone else is going through. It's an antithesis to the idea of giving CEO's bonuses on Wall Street.

We should do the same as a family and try to do some canning also.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Cruising by the Red River in Grand Forks April 5 2009

Thursday, April 2, 2009

AIHEC 2009