Stone Soup Bus Tour to make stop in RegentStudents enrolled in the University of North Dakota’s Service and Rural Communities course will be making a stop in Regent during an alternative spring break trip that started on Monday.
Students enrolled in the University of North Dakota’s Service and Rural Communities course will be making a stop in Regent during an alternative spring break trip that started on Monday.
They will arrive tonight and remain in Regent through 3 p.m. Wednesday.
The weeklong “Stone Soup Bus Tour,” sponsored by the UND Center for Community Engagement, takes students to rural North Dakota communities to perform various jobs and projects in a service learning setting, according to a press release.
The Stone Soup Tour is named after a program at the Center for Community Engagement, which uses the legend of travelers starting a soup from a stone and convincing villagers to contribute what they could to help feed the village.
This will be the second annual tour and will take a group of UND students on a road trip of more than 1,000 miles to Cando, Watford City, Regent, the Standing Rock Reservation and Bismarck, with a final stop in Buffalo, S.D.
Students will learn about the assets of rural North Dakota, including rural entrepreneurship, the oil industry, cultural heritage and agricultural commodity trading. The students will also be assisting with projects in each of these communities, according to a press release.
The course is taught by Dr. Lana Rakow, director of the Center for Community Engagement and professor of communication.