New year, new events
As the new year unfolds, it’s time for a list of upcoming events to look forward to.
Women’s March 2020
The fourth annual Women’s March will be held on Jan. 18 in the Memorial Union Great Plains Ballroom at 10 a.m. as part of the nation-wide march. In Washington D.C., there is a “week of action” scheduled which includes events like ‘Why women lead on climate’ and ‘Reproductive rights, health and justice & the 2020 landscape.’ Along with partaking in the march, anyone can also make a donation on the Women’s March website.
Women Connect 2020
On Jan. 21, the Chamber and Women Connect is celebrating its sixth anniversary with Melissa Orr set to be the keynote speaker. Orr is a former Google and Facebook executive as well as a bestselling author and leadership speaker. Every attendee of the event will receive a free copy of her book, ‘Lean Out, The Truth About Woman, Power, and the Workplace.’ Orr’s presentation will focus on why there are few female leaders in the workforce and how that can be addressed. The event is free to the public and Orr will present at 3 p.m. at the Delta by Marriott hotel.
Student involvement expo
Anyone interested in getting more involved around campus and joining a new organization can attend the Student Involvement Expo happening Jan. 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Memorial Union Great Plains Ballroom. During the four-hour expo, students will be able to explore what North Dakota State has to offer when looking for a wide range of student-run organizations. With over 100 organizations to join, anyone can find their passion.
Since campus will be closed on Jan. 20 for Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, students can volunteer during the MLK Day of Service. There will be nine local nonprofit organizations with two present on campus in the Union and seven around the community. Each shift is two hours with the first one starting at 8:30 a.m. and the last shift wrapping up at 4:30 p.m. Anyone interested in volunteering during this event can email the Volunteer Network to sign up.