Summer programs and events council names mini-grant recipients

For the third year, the Summer Programs and Events Council is awarding funding to new, expanded, or redesigned programs through their mini-grant program. These funds give UND faculty and staff the opportunity to gain support for development, marketing, and start-up costs for programs and courses held on campus during the summer months.

"I am excited about the quality and diversity of mini-grant projects that are being funded by the UND Summer Programs and Events Council", said Kerry Kerber, associate dean of Continuing Education and co-chair of SPEC. "We have several new programs that mix well with some second- and third-year projects that are all contributing to our increase in programming that is occurring on the UND campus in the summer."

For summer 2008 the projects awarded are:
· Summer Language Processing Camp
Sarah Robinson, clinical assistant professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders
· Seven Dimensions of Leadership Camp
Kayla Effertz, assistant director of First Impressions, Wellness Center
· Advanced Lego Robotics Camp
Tom Stokke, instructor, Computer Science
· UND Summer Institute for School Counselors
Dorlene Walker, associate professor, Counseling
· Red River Music Festival
Chung Park, assistant professor, Music
· UND Movie Making Camp
Kathy King, senior lecturer, English
· Young Scientists and Engineers Academy
Cheryl Osowski, outreach coordinator, School of Engineering and Mines
· Buzz on Biz
Sandra Braathen, associate professor, Information Systems and Business Education

Diane Hadden, director of Summer Sessions and co-chair of SPEC adds, "Once again these funded projects will provide learning opportunities for participants of many different ages with a variety of interests and needs. We are fortunate to have dedicated professionals at UND who are willing to take the lead in creating more activity on campus in the summer."

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