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Spring Planitarium Schedule

Friday, January 16th 2015 - All Day at Wayne State College
1111 Main St

The Fred G. Dale Planetarium at Wayne State College will begin its 2015 Spring season of public shows on Jan. 16.

For this spring season, the planetarium will cycle through 10 different shows, including some new shows like Ring World, Rusty Rocket, Nanocam: A Trip into Biodiversity, and a mystery show. Included in each show will be a tour of the current night sky and a constellation song. Subsequent shows will be on Friday nights and first Sunday afternoons until May 3.

Please visit www.wsc.edu/planetarium for a detailed show schedule, more information about these public shows, and how to book a private group showing. The suggested donation for all shows is $5 for adults and $3 for kids. All donations are appreciated.

For more information, please contact Dr. Todd Young, Planetarium Director, toyoung1@wsc.edu at 402-375-7471.

Wayne State College, a regional, public four-year college located in northeast Nebraska, is a proud member of the Nebraska State College System.

Area high school students urged to register now for USD Summer Accounting Institute

Monday, February 9th 2015 - 12:00 am at USD
414 E Clark St

High school sophomores and juniors interested in an accounting career or those who are interested in majoring in business can register now for the ninth annual 2015 University of South Dakota Summer Accounting Institute.

Students from the region are encouraged to attend the five-day Institute, which is July 12-16. Under the direction of Erin Cornelsen, M.P.A., an accounting instructor at USD, the Accounting Institute will address educational, career exploration, and professional opportunities in accounting. Activities include field trip to a nationally-recognized public accounting firm and various regional businesses. Additional activities include faculty presentations, educational videos and fun events such as bowling, swimming, movies and more. Participants will also have an opportunity to meet national, regional and local employers who hire USD accounting graduates. Students attending the Institute are also eligible for scholarships to attend the accounting program at the Beacom School of Business.

The Institute allows students the opportunity to explore USD’s AACSB accredited business school. The school is one of only five percent of business schools worldwide to achieve AACSB accreditation, the highest distinction business schools can receive. USD’s accounting graduate placement rate is approximately 96 percent (within 3 months of graduation).

For more information about the 2015 Summer Accounting Institute or to download a registration form, please go to www.usd.edu/business/accounting/summer-institute.cfm. Cost to register is $75; however, the registration fee is waived for students who are ranked in the top 10 percent of their class. These students need to include a letter from their high school principal or guidance counselor to verify their class ranking. Students can also earn one college credit upon successful completion of the Institute. The deadline to register is May 15. For more, please contact Cornelsen at Erin.Cornelsen@usd.edu, (605) 677-5499 or Lynne Roach, lroach@usd.edu, (605) 677-5559.

Bike Ride Fundraiser

Monday, February 9th 2015 - All Day

The Clay-Union Foundation is hosting a bike ride Saturday, August 15th in Elk Point, SD which will feature a 28 and 48 mile bike ride at your own pace. There are 3 different registration options available, and all proceeds support the youth mentoring and scholarship programs. Registration forms will be online at www.clay-unionfoundation.org under the events tab, and also through the bikeiowa website.
The foundation is also hosting it’s second half marathon , which was a great success last year. The event will be Saturday, Sept. 26th in Elk Point, and had runners from Poland, Oklahoma and 4 other states last year. Registration is online at www.runsignup under Get to the Point half marathon. Early registration discounts apply till March 1st, then fees increase as the event draws near. Feel free to call John Gille at 605-421-5050 for more information on these events.

Dickinson County Nature Center Photography Contest

Monday, February 9th 2015 - All Day at Dickinson County Nature Center
2279 170th St

Become a part of a new exhibit at the Dickinson County Nature Center.

The Okoboji nature center is looking for beautiful digital images reflecting the connection between humans and the environment for its new Art & Nature photography contest and display.
Images should highlight the diversity of life on Earth, including wildlife in its natural habitat, the relationship between people and nature, plant life, weather, landscapes and seasons.

All photos must have been taken in the last year at one of the Dickinson County Conservation Board’s areas: Horseshoe Bend Wildlife Area, 1924 240th St., Milford; Judd Wildlife Area, 1987 250th St., Milford; Kenue Park, 2251 170th St., Okoboji; Orleans Beach, 25040 140th St., Spirit Lake; Superior Marsh Wildlife Area, 3380 130th St., Superior; or Westport Park, 1175 230th St., Everly.

Photographs are due by April 1 and will be classified into three age groups: 13 and younger, 14-18 or 19 and older. All submitted images will be on display at the nature center through August. Winners in each age group will be notified via e-mail by April 15. Their images will be featured prominently in the photography display at the Dickinson County Nature Center, as the nature center’s June Facebook cover photo and on the nature center’s website. Winners will also receive a $5 gift certificate to the Nature Store at the nature center.

How to enter
Photographers may enter one photo 5-15 MB in size to naturecenter@co.dickinson.ia.us labeled as firstnamelastname_location, for example johnsmith_horseshoebend. Photos should be jpeg, png or tiff files. In the body of the e-mail, include the photographer’s name, location of the photo, approximate date taken, age of photographer, city of residence and a short photo caption.

All images should display content appropriate for all ages. Please do not include photographs of pets or domestic animals, the willful harassment of wildlife, damage to the environment by the photographer, photos that put any individual or animal in danger or images that infringe on the rights of another photographer or person.

Photographers retain all rights to their images except for use by Dickinson County Conservation.

For more information, contact 712-336-6352, e-mail naturecenter@co.dickinson.ia.us , visit www.dickinsoncountynaturecenter.com or stop by the Dickinson County Nature Center, 2279 170th St. in Okoboji 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Heritage Ride

Wednesday, March 4th 2015 - All Day

The Clay-Union Foundation is once again hosting Heritage ride, which supports our youth mentoring program in Clay and Union County, and also supports Comm. Service Scholarships for seniors graduating from Elk Point-Jefferson, Vermillion and Dakota Valley High Schools. We offer 2 – $500 scholarships and want to recognize students who have given of time and talent to their community.

The bike ride will be starting at Immanuel Lutheran Church, west Main Street, Elk Point, SD exit 18 off I-29, then east .4 miles and the church is on the north side. Registration starts at 8 am, and the riders leave as a group at 8:30 am, so we have our volunteers in place for sag and break stops.

We will have Dri-fit shirts this year, and our order date is August 1st. We ask to register early to guarantee as shirt, as we will carry a limited number for same day registration.

Lunch will be served at the Spink Café for those who choose the full package, as that’s a popular stop. Two routes will be available 25 and approximately 48 miles, as there are bridge projects on the U.C. park road for 2015 and 2016. Free snacks and beverages for those registered and in the ride. Riders 16 on up or on tandem to participate.

Wayne State College To Perform “Bat Boy,’’ March 27-31

Friday, March 27th 2015 - All Day at Wayne State College
1111 Main St

Wayne State College will perform “Bat Bay: The Musical,’’ a comedy with some adult subject matter.

Performance dates and times are as follows:
Friday, March 27 – 7 p.m. – Black Box Theatre
Saturday, March 28- 7 p.m. – Black Box Theatre
Sunday, March 29 – 2 p.m. – Black Box Theatre
Monday, March 30 – 7 p.m. – Black Box Theatre
Tuesday, March 31 – 7 p.m. – Black Box Theatre

Reservations will be required for all performances and can be made by phoning 402-369-6870 after March 11 March. Admission: $5 regardless of age – WSC students, staff and faculty are admitted free.

Women’s History Month Military Uniform Exhibit

Monday, March 30th 2015 - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

A Women’s History Month military uniform exhibit will be featured at the university campuses in Vermillion and Brookings in the coming weeks to celebrate the contributions of women in the U.S. Armed Forces.

The South Dakota National Guard has partnered with the SDNG Museum and the Reserve Officer Training Corps and Veterans Services offices of Black Hills State University, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, University of South Dakota and South Dakota State University to host the exhibit.

The traveling display will feature time-period uniform displays of women of various uniformed services. Visitors to the free exhibit will see descriptions of the garments and the women who wore them.

Members of the SDNG will also be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every day during the exhibit to speak about the service of women in the military and career opportunities for those who may want to serve.

Remaining exhibit dates and locations:

March 30-April 3, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Pierre – SDNG Museum

The traveling display was previously featured on the campuses of Black Hills State University and South Dakota School of Mines & Technology.

Senior Art Show

Monday, March 30th 2015 - 7:00 pm at Northwestern College
101 7th St. SW

Amelia Thies, a Northwestern College student from Melvin, Iowa, will present her senior art show in the college’s Te Paske Gallery March 30th through April 3rd. A public reception is scheduled for Monday, March 30th, at 7 p-m. Thies’s exhibit includes sculpture, photography, etchings and embroidery. It is inspired by her family’s background in farming and juxtaposes materials and objects in unusual ways.
The Te Paske Gallery is located in Northwestern’s Korver Visual Arts Center along Highway 10 in Orange City. Gallery hours are 8 a-m to midnight Monday through Saturday and 1 p-m to midnight Sunday.

25th Annual Business Community Prayer Breakfast

Tuesday, March 31st 2015 - 7:00 am - 8:00 am at Mount Marty College
1105 W 8th St

Mount Marty College, the Yankton Kiwanis Club, and the Benedictine Institute of Leadership, Ethics, and Social Justice are holding the 26th annual interdenominational Business Community Prayer Breakfast on Tuesday, March 31. The event entitled, “Ethics in the Business World,” is an opportunity for members of the Yankton business community to gather during Holy Week to discuss the importance of ethics in day-to-day business functions. It will be held on the Mount Marty College campus in the Roncalli Center Main Dining Room from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
Ms. Amy Nelson, Yankton City Manager, will be the guest speaker at the event. Nelson began her duties in Yankton on January 2, 2013. A native of Ortonville, Minnesota, she grew up on Big Stone Lake. Her education and work experiences include a BA in Political Science, MA in Urban Planning, Downtown Development Director, Community Planner, Assistant City Manager and City Manager.
In addition to the guest speaker, the event will have the Saint John’s Bible on display. Tickets for the breakfast buffet are $7.50 each and an RSVP is requested by Friday, March 26. Questions and RSVPs can be directed to 605-668-1584 or to jmarsh@mtmc.edu.

2015 SPRING TOUR

Tuesday, March 31st 2015 - 7:00 pm at NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center
800 Archery Lane

LIFELIGHT AND FIRST ASSEMBLY OF YANKTON PRESENTS THE RESET 2015 SPRING TOUR! FEATURING AARON GILLESPIE, SHAWN MCDONALD AND SPEAKER JOSH BREWER MARCH 31ST AT THE NFAA EASTON YANKTON ARCHERY COMPLEX. SHOW BEGINS @ 7PM, TICKETS $10 IN ADVANCE, $12 AT THE DOOR. PURCHASE TICKETS AT FIRST ASSEMBLY, PIZZA RANCH, THE CARPENTER SHOP AND MOUNT MARY COLLEGE. THE RESET 2015 SPRING TOUR MARCH 31ST IN YANKTON!

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