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For Immediate Release 15 December 2000

Board of Regents Honors Student Organizations at DSU

MADISON- Today at its regular business meeting, held on the campus of Dakota State University, the Board of Regents recognized the contributions of two of the university's student organizations. On behalf of the Regents Harvey C. Jewett presented the awards for academic excellence and organizational leadership. "The Regents are proud of what these groups accomplish. Participation in organizations like those honored today helps students build leadership skills that will serve them throughout their lives," said Jewett.

The award for academic excellence was presented to the DSU Math and Science Club. The Math and Science Club at DSU works to increase the exchange of knowledge in math and science and provides aid or suggestions to problems related to the fields. Membership is open to any student or faculty who have an interest in math or science. The club encourages students to get involved not only in a social atmosphere, but one that also stimulates knowledge exploration. Activities and events held by the Math and Science Club have included the decoration of a first place homecoming float, a high school math and science contest, a magic show, and a Nobel Conference trip. The club also sponsored members to attend the South Dakota Science Teachers Association and South Dakota Council of Teachers of Mathematics, hosted the Academy of Science, judged a science fair and a mathematics conference, and volunteered for Madison Make a Difference Day.

The award for organizational leadership was given to the DSU Phi Beta Lambda Business Club. Phi Beta Lambda is a national collegiate organization committed to bringing business and education together in a positive working relationship through leadership development programs. Membership is open to all who are enrolled in one business course, this includes Introduction to Computers. Phi Beta Lambda participated in and hosted many events and activities this past year, including March of Dimes Jail and Bail, PBL Week, care packages, Real World Expectations Workshop, Big Job Fair Workshop, and the Wall Street Journal Recycle Drive. They also sponsored the Future Business Leaders of America Conference.

Accepting the award for the Math and Science Club was Matt Froehlich, Jason Timmerman, D.J. Willert and Co-Advisor, Dale Droge. Megan Beatty accepted the award for the Phi Beta Lambda Business Club.


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