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North Dakota Legislative Workforce Meeting

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NORTH DAKOTA LEGISLATIVE MANAGEMENT
Tentative Agenda
HIGHER EDUCATION COMMITTEE JOINT MEETING WITH
WORKFORCE COMMITTEE AND
EDUCATION COMMITTEE
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
House Chamber, State Capitol
Bismarck, North Dakota
8:30 a.m. Call to order
Roll call
8:35 a.m. Introductory and welcoming comments by Representative Bob Skarphol, Chairman,
Higher Education Committee; by Representative David Monson, Chairman, Education
Committee; and by Senator Tony S. Grindberg, Chairman, Workforce Committee, and
presentation of a video entitled Did You Know?
8:50 a.m. Presentation by Mr. David ...

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North Dakota Legislative Higher Education Meeting in Bismarck

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NORTH DAKOTA LEGISLATIVE MANAGEMENT
Tentative Agenda
HIGHER EDUCATION COMMITTEE JOINT MEETING WITH
WORKFORCE COMMITTEE AND
EDUCATION COMMITTEE
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
House Chamber, State Capitol
Bismarck, North Dakota
8:30 a.m. Call to order
Roll call
8:35 a.m. Introductory and welcoming comments by Representative Bob Skarphol, Chairman,
Higher Education Committee; by Representative David Monson, Chairman, Education
Committee; and by Senator Tony S. Grindberg, Chairman, Workforce Committee, and
presentation of a video entitled Did You Know?
8:50 a.m. Presentation by Mr. David ...

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North Dakota Legislative Workforce Committee on March 30

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http://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/61-2009/interim-info/notices/WF033010notice.pdf

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IPhone For Scientists

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Nature Methods 7, 87 (2010) / doi:10.1038/nmeth0210-87 /

Abstract > Mobile computing platforms such as the iPhone are beginning to make inroads into the laboratory—serious prospect or fairy tale?

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… [The] metamorphosis of the cell phone into a mobile computing platform with voice capabilities is epitomized by the iPhone—one of a new breed of smartphone that is not only popular among the general public but seemingly ubiquitous among scientists. [snip]

With a seemingly unlimited number of apps available, the ...

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No Laptop Computers in Some Lecture Halls

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By Daniel de Vise

On a windy morning in downtown Washington, a hundred Georgetown Law students gathered in a hall for David Cole’s lecture on democracy and coercion. The desks were cluttered with books, Thermoses and half-eaten muffins.

Another item was noticeable in its absence: laptop computers. They were packed away under chairs, tucked into backpacks, powered down and forgotten.

Cole has banned laptops from his classes, compelling students to take notes the way their parents did: on paper.

A generation ago, ...

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North Dakota Legislative Budget Section Meeting

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NORTH DAKOTA LEGISLATIVE MANAGEMENT
Tentative Agenda
BUDGET SECTION
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Senate Chamber, State Capitol
Bismarck, North Dakota
9:00 a.m. Call to order
Roll call
Consideration of the minutes of the December 15, 2009, meeting
9:05 a.m. Presentation by representatives of the Office of Management and Budget regarding:
• Status of the general fund
• Irregularities in the fiscal practices of the state pursuant to North Dakota Century
Code Section 54-14-03.1
• The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of ...

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Women’s History

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We offer to you 5 free printable lesson plans with audio downloads. Hear the inspiring stories of our favorite women storytellers. Also hear a Native American man remembering the life and actions of an Alaskan woman and justice pioneer.

www.RaceBridgesForSchools.com/womenshistory

Listen to these stories and use the lesson plans with your students of moving stories of inclusion and exclusion, loss and hope, past and present.

Use these stories in your classroom to inspire and challenge your students to reflect on their world-view and ...

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Bismarck-Mandan Business Highlights

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BMDA Highlights – 3/5/10

Schuff Steel wind tower project – As most of you saw from the Schuff Steel press statement we sent out late last Friday, this important project continues to move forward. As the press statement outlined, there are still a long list of details to be dealt with, but good progress is being made on all fronts. Mr. Dennis Randall, the EVP and General Manager of the Schuff Steel Midwest Division, was in Bismarck Wednesday and ...

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US Education Office News

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ED REVIEW

March 5, 2010

…a bi-weekly update on U.S. Department of Education activities relevant to the Intergovernmental and Corporate community and other stakeholders

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TWO SECRETARIES WEBCAST

Today, from 1:00 to 2:15 p.m. ET, Secretary Duncan and former Secretary Richard W. Riley will address 8,500 educators at the annual Celebration of Teaching and Learning in New York City. During this rare joint appearance by two Secretaries of Education, which will be webcast at http://media.rampard.com/waldenu/20100305/, the Secretaries will discuss combining the lessons of the ...

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News from Minot State University — North Dakota

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March 5, 2010 Campus Announcements

Events

Symphony celebrates winter’s passing at spring concert Saturday evening

To continue with the “Myths and Legends” of music, the Minot Symphony Orchestra will bring violinist Anna Karkowska to Ann Nicole Nelson Hall’s stage Saturday (March 6), 7:30 p.m. Maestro Dennis Simons, professor of music, is the orchestra’s conductor.

Minot State University students, faculty and staff are admitted free with a current ID. Additional tickets for adults are $20 per concert or $65 for a season ticket. The price ...

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North Dakota People.org Think We are Near Health Care

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Hi Senator Seymour,

We have debated, agonized, compromised, gone to meetings, lobbied, myth busted, and rallied. The long road to pass comprehensive health care reform in America has reached decision time. It is time to pass it!

The reforms that are on the table now will make health care more affordable for people and for businesses, and they will put checks on insurance company abuses.

On Wednesday, President Obama said it is time for Congress to vote and he stated the obvious, “I ...

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Minot State University — North Dakota

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March 4, 2010 Campus Announcements

Events

Earth Day 2010 slated for April 22

MSU celebrates Earth Day! Join in April 22, 2010. The MSU Sustainability Committee invites you to participate and make MSU greener!

Important reminders on ways to get involved:

Poster/project/product presentation — Free Earth Day T-shirt! Entry forms are available from penny.brandt@minotstateu.edu, entry deadline March 15.
Earth Day design contest — The winning designer will receive $100! Entry forms available from linda.olson@minotstateu.edu, entry deadline March 15.
Campus Clean-up Day — Make ...

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