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  'MESSAGE' => string 'Are you planning an event at UND next summer but lack funding? Do you plan to develop a new summer course but need financial resources? Consider applying for a Mini-Grant through the Summer Programs and Events Council (SPEC).  

SPEC’s Start-Up Mini-Grant Program will fund deserving proposals for:
1.  Expansion of existing 2007 credit or non-credit summer courses/programs.
2.  Redesign of existing 2007 credit or non-credit summer courses/programs.
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  'TITLE' => string 'Summer Events Program Specialist' (length=32)
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Mini-grants available for summer courses, programs


Are you planning an event at UND next summer but lack funding? Do you plan to develop a new summer course but need financial resources? Consider applying for a Mini-Grant through the Summer Programs and Events Council (SPEC).

SPEC’s Start-Up Mini-Grant Program will fund deserving proposals for:
1. Expansion of existing 2007 credit or non-credit summer courses/programs.
2. Redesign of existing 2007 credit or non-credit summer courses/programs.
3. Development of new 2007 credit or non-credit summer courses/programs.

Through the Mini-Grant Program, the Council wants to create positive learning experiences for the citizens of the Red River Valley Region and beyond by extending the resources of the university. The Mini-Grant funds will help cover the development, marketing and start-up costs for courses and programs held at UND during the summer months. Examples include camps for kids, academic classes that can be completed in the summer months, or any special event designed for the community. Quality, creativity and “out of the box” ideas are encouraged when developing new programs.

All interested UND faculty and staff are encouraged to submit proposals. Information can be found at www.summer.und.edu. The application deadline is 4:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 17, 2006. Recipients will be announced Dec. 19, 2006.

For individuals interested in covering the basics of the application and RFP process, an informational meeting session will be held Wednesday, Oct. 11, from 3 – 4 p.m., in the President’s Room of the Memorial Union. Please reserve your seat by registering with U2 by: Phone 777-2128, Email U2@mail.und.nodak.edu, or Online www.conted.und.edu/U2/.

In conjunction with the Mini-Grant Program, SPEC is also offering the workshop Turning Ideas Into Courses/Programs on Thursday, Oct. 5, from 3 – 4 p.m., in the River Valley Room, Memorial Union. Please reserve your seat by registering with U2 by: Phone 777-2128, Email U2@mail.und.nodak.edu, or Online www.conted.und.edu/U2/.

For more information on the Mini-Grant program, contact: Diane Hadden, Director of Summer Sessions (credit activities), 777-6284, dianehadden@mail.und.edu or Dr. Kerry Kerber, Associate Dean Continuing Education (non-credit activities), 777-4264, kerrykerber@mail.und.edu. For operational questions, contact the Summer Events Office at 777-0841.


-- Julie Bean, Summer Events Program Specialist, Division of Continuing Education, juliebean@mail.und.edu, 701-777-0441