University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Studio One features mentor program and a culinary expert

This week on Studio One, learn about one organization that helps youth. The Big Brothers Big Sisters program is a mentoring organization sponsored by the YMCA. Volunteers are matched with a child who needs a role-model in their life. Holly Dannewitz has been the “Big Sister” to “Little Sister” Janessa Garza for almost a year. “We do many different activities such as baking, biking, swimming, hanging out at the park and the list goes on and on,” said Dannewitz. Volunteering as a mentor can be rewarding to both adults and youth. “We do a lot of things and I love it... I have learned respect from her,” said Garza.

Also, chef and restaurant owner Kim Holmes will demonstrate how to make a shrimp salad appetizer. Holmes has spent nearly his entire life in the food business, owning restaurants across the globe including Switzerland and Washington state. The chef moved to Grand Forks, N.D. and in 1989 he bought his current restaurant, Sanders 1907. The dining hot spot prides itself on using fresh produce from around the area. “We bring in farm eggs all year round,” Holmes says. He often jokes with customers that, “there is a pinch of black dirt from Red River Valley in each dish.”

Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the Television Center. The program airs live on UND Channel 3 on Thursdays at 5 p.m. Re-broadcasts can be seen at 7 a.m., noon, 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. daily and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Prairie Public Television airs Studio One on Saturday at 6 a.m. The program can also be seen by viewers in Bismarck-Mandan, Dickinson, Fargo, Jamestown, Minot and Ray, N.D.; Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minn.; Denver and Colorado Springs, Colo.; Winnipeg and Brandon, Manitoba; and online at

-- Suzanne Irwin, Kyle Kohns, Hayley Kuntz, Studio One, 777.4346,

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