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Making the Change - Richard Stenberg

Thursday, March 28th, 2013
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Picture of Richard Stenberg, Professor of History

Time at Williston State College: 19 years

Previous positions at WSC: I was a part-time/adjunct before becoming a full-time instructor.

What did you do before WSC: I was a grad student at UND.

Hometown: Watford City.  

Why did you choose to move to Williston: I was contacted by a former advisor and asked to apply for a teaching position at WSC, at the time UND-W.  

What is the biggest change you've seen in Williston: Lifestyle and people. We're not the retirement community we used to be; we're moving from a town to a city.

What is the biggest change you've seen at WSC: New and more buildings on campus. Not just "East Side High" anymore.

How do you relax: Yard work and reading.

What's your T.V. guilty pleasure: CSI, Hawaii-50, Criminal Minds

What's your favorite website: history.com

What's the last thing you bought and from where: Fuel, Simonson

What restaurant or retail store would you most like to see come to Williston: Five Guys Burgers and Fries.  

What single thing would improve the quality of your life in Williston: Better traffic laws and stricter enforcement of those laws.  

What is your top tip in dealing with change in Williston: Patience. Have patience.

What is the biggest change you see coming to WSC: The challenge of getting and retaining students in part due to day care being unavailable/unaffordable.