Sydney Mook has been covering higher education at the Grand Forks Herald since May 2018. She previously served as the multimedia editor and cops, courts and health reporter at the Dickinson Press from January 2016 to May 2018. She graduated from the University of South Dakota with a bachelor's degree in journalism and political science in three and half years in December 2015. While at the USD, she worked for the campus newspaper, The Volante, as well as the television news show, Coyote News. She also interned at South Dakota Public Broadcasting and spent the summer before her senior year interning in Fort Knox for the ROTC Cadet Summer Training program. In her spare time, Sydney enjoys cheering on the New York Yankees and the Kentucky Wildcats, as well as playing golf. If you've got an idea for a video be sure to give her a call!
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Paul Hegland named executive director of the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Paul Hegland, who most recently served as President’s Chief of Staff at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wis. and as Development Officer of Chicago’s famed Ravinia Festival, was named executive director of the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra by its Board of Trustees.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Prairie Business magazine is proud to invite nominations for "40 under 40," the annual contest that honors 40 of the top business professionals under the age of 40 in the Dakotas and western Minnesota. The contest is a chance for employers to publicly recognize their rising stars, said Korrie Wenzel, Prairie Business publisher.
Rufer earns Lake Manager certification Moriya Rufer earned her Lake Manager Certification from the North American Lake Management Society, Houston Engineering, Inc. announced in a press release.
While the future of work is changing before the world’s eyes and the demand for technical degrees increases with the looming presence of automation, the region’s universities say the workplace of the future will require three key skills: the ability to read, write and communicate.
Johnson Joins Widseth Smith Nolting’s Civil Team Baxter, Minn. — Noah Johnson, PE, has joined Widseth Smith Nolting as a civil engineer.
Editor’s note: Earlier this year Lake Region State College signed an apprenticeship agreement with the North Dakota Department of Labor. With this agreement, the Department of Labor recognizes LRSC’s ability to provide apprenticeships in four areas: IT Specialist, IT Cyber Support Technician, Electronics Technician, and Electro Mechanical Assembly.
True North Equipment hires HR Generalist GRAND FORKS -- True North Equipment recently announced that Corbyn Hahn has been hired to work as an HR Generalist at their Resource Center in Grand Forks.
Empire Arts Center hires new program manager GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- The Empire Arts Center has hired Nathan Haltiwanger as its new program manager. Haltiwanger, a native of New York, comes to the Empire Arts Center with a master’s degree in Opera Performance and a wealth of experience in the performing arts and arts education. Empire Theatre Company audiences may also recognize Haltiwanger from the February 2019 production of Next to Normal.
Two join Altru Health System
Dakota College at Bottineau has new athletic trainer BOTTINEAU, N.D. -- DCB welcomes Carolyn Rygg, Athletic Trainer to campus. Carolyn grew up in St. Thomas, ND before her family moved to Mayville, N.D. where she graduated from May-Port CG High School. Carolyn is a certified and licensed athletic trainer. She is an employee of Trinity Health of Minot.