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Jennifer Burgard | Nice Alumni Series

During the summer, Jennifer Burgard worked on her grandparents’ farm, sorting sprockets and belts they bought from auctions. At a rate of three cents per sprocket, she grasped the concept of earning one’s pay early on. And though she hadn’t thought she’d run her own business someday, the foundations of her work ethic were laid at that farm.

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Kevin and Kalli Black | Nice Alumni Series

Kevin and Kalli Black are the founders of Creedence Energy Services is a leading production chemical company in North Dakota and Texas with over 70 employees and an eye towards growth with recent investment from Tower Arch Capital. Learn more about their entrepreneurial journey in this edition of Nice Alumni Series.

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ND Innovation Day Finalists

Meet the high school and college students competing in the ND Innovation Day Finals November 19th online. Watch and vote for your favorites.

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Fostering Enterprise & Creating Value in Trade

IDEAS Research Workshop Featuring Dr. Rajshree Agarwal Last Friday’s IDEAS Research Workshop will change you. Guaranteed. How do I live a fulfilling life? Which relationships will make me my best self?  How can I change...

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The Issues America Needs to Talk About | Arthur C. Brooks | Menard Distinguished Speaker Series

In 2020, charged topics like free speech on college campuses, economic inequity vs average quality of life in a country as prosperous as the US, and the ability to quickly distribute messages and share content on social media require a measured approach. For this nuanced approach, the world needs nuanced thinkers. Enter, Arthur Brooks. Brooks is an American social scientist, author, musician, and podcast host. He focuses on the pursuit of happiness, and how people can achieve it in today's America.

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Behind the Scenes of Nice Idea | Susan Milender

Susan Milender is a 4-H and Youth Development Coordinator in Barnes County. We were lucky enough to sit down with her and ask how she has utilized Nice Idea to forward our shared values with her students, who are ages 13 to 15. She describes her role as one who works with youth to help them create positive actions for themselves, their families, and their communities.

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Behind the Scenes of Nice Idea | Mickenzie Watts

Mickenzie Watts, a technology and business teacher at Max Public School in McLean County, is introducing her students to entrepreneurial skillsets with our Nice Idea program. The Nice Center aims to give her and other educators resources and curriculum to inspire creativity, problem-solving, and collaboration, all in efforts to improve their communities.

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For the Sake of the Children: How a Stable Marriage is Linked to Well-being

IDEAS Research Workshop Featuring Dr. W. Bradford Wilcox Wow. Last Friday’s presentation by Dr. Wilcox is something I will never forget. Not only was this presentation informative and educational, but it also challenged a multitude...

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Humayun Ahmed (হুমায়ূন আহমেদ) | Nice Alumni Series

Humayun Ahmed is one of the greatest writers in Bangladeshi history. He is also a graduate of NDSU. Read/ and/or listen to his story in this edition of Nice Alumni Series.

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Zoom or Doom in the Age of CyberSovereignty & Digital Nationalism

Is the age of privacy coming to an end? Are the US and China heading towards a new type of cold war over data? Are big tech companies doing enough to ensure data protection and privacy? These were the guiding questions in a recent lecture held at Barry Hall, as the Challey Institute hosted Dr. Wenhong Chen as part of their IDEAS Research Workshop.

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