BISMARCK, N.D., Feb. 22, 2007 – The Qwest Foundation today announced an award of $10,000 to Bismarck State College’s (BSC) Teaching and Technology conference to be held June 12-13, 2007 at BSC. The conference will provide North Dakota kindergarten through grade 12 educators, technology coordinators and administrators with information and training on the latest in technological advances for teaching and learning.

"This grant provides a unique opportunity for Qwest to make a difference in the lives of North Dakota students and help inspired teachers do their important work,” said Scott Macintosh, Qwest state president for North Dakota.”The conference planners are very thankful to Qwest for the funding,” said Karen Selensky, BSC conference manager.

“This grant will help us bring in experts on nanotechnology and weblogs. Without the funding, our conference participants would not have the benefit of learning about these state-of-the-art technologies.”

About the Qwest Foundation:

The Qwest Foundation’s core principle is that investing in people and
communities provides lasting value for the future. The Qwest Foundation awards
grants to community-based programs that generate high-impact and measurable
results, focusing on K through grade 12 education and economic development.