The Business Ethics class at Dickinson State University will host its fifth annual Red Paperclip silent auction Thursday, April 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Stoxen Library.

Based on a childhood barter game called “Bigger and Better,” each student in Dickinson State University’s Business Ethics class took up the challenge to trade a red paperclip a minimum of eight times over the course of the semester, with a goal of trading up to a higher value item to sell at a silent auction on campus.

A few items that will be available at this year’s action include:

* Photography sitting with a local photographer

* Kate Spade handbag

* Filson brand duffle bag

*  Pampered chef cooler

* Tent cot

* Two black chairs with ottomans

* Personal training session with DSU graduate Colby Wartman

For the second year, $1 - $3 grab bags will also be available to purchase.

Proceeds raised from this year’s silent auction will be donated to the Dickinson Backpack Program, an organization that provides backpacks full of food to local school children in need.

"The Business Ethics class received the 2017 Outstanding Volunteer Group Award from the Northern Plains Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals,” said Dr. Debora Dragseth, course instructor. “We are proud to carry on this tradition into 2018.”

Free visitor parking will be available on Campus Drive. For more information, please contact Dragseth at or 701-483-2696.