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McGinnis Institute of Beet Sugar Technology


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BEET SUGAR PROCESSING SCHOOL

 




 

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McGinnis Institute of Beet Sugar Technology

Beet Sugar Process Schools

 

PROSPECTUS FOR THE 2015 SESSIONS 
ENROLLMENT FORM FOR THE 2015 SESSIONS AS PDF

ENROLLMENT FORM FOR THE 2015 SESSIONS AS WORD DOC

DoubleTree by Hilton – Stapleton North
Denver, CO 

Beet End – Forty-Fourth Year
Sugar End – Forty-Third Year 

    The Beet  End         June 15 – June 26, 2015    Schedule     Instructors
  The Sugar End        July 13  –  July 24, 2015    Schedule     Instructors
 

The McGinnis Institute of Beet Sugar Technology is sponsored by the Beet Sugar Development Foundation and it is a self-sustaining school of beet sugar manufacturing technology. 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE VENUE OF THE SCHOOL HAS CHANGED FROM COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY TO THE DOUBLETREE BY HILTON – STAPLETON NORTH LOCATED AT 4040 QUEBEC STREET, DENVER CO 80216.
 

Purpose 


The purpose is to instruct beet sugar company employees and other technologists in the fundamentals and beyond on factory processes, their application to factory operations and the details of the practical operations of the unit processes.  Since details of equipment and process vary from factory to factory, major emphasis will be given to the most commonly used equipment and practices, but some coverage will be given to other systems still in operation.  The courses are designed to make the student more valuable to the employer and to provide a greater potential for advancement.

 

Eligibility 

There are no higher educational requirements for students.  By necessity, instructors will enter into subject matter involving mathematical, engineering, physical and chemical subjects.  Students with little background in these subjects will find that the instructors will be fundamental where necessary and all will benefit. 

Students are enrolled on the proposal of regular or associate member companies of the Beet Sugar Development Foundation.  The BSDF Board of Directors approved attendance of non-member company students on the following basis:  Each student must be sponsored by a member company; in addition to the normal tuition, a surcharge of $750 per student per session will be assessed.  Space will be allocated to member company students first. 

Prospective students will complete enrollment forms supplied by the Foundation (see attached) and these must be submitted to the BSDF office prior to  April 24, 2015.  Late enrollment is unfair to the student, because without sufficient time for advance preparation, the student is at a disadvantage. 

General Information 

Unless other advance arrangements are made with the BSDF by the student or company, all students will be housed at The DoubleTree by Hilton Denver-Stapleton North Hotel.  It is imperative to let us know by May 15, 2015 if a student has decided to not stay at this hotel.  We must inform the Hotel of the rooming list at that time.  Thank you for understanding the importance of keeping us informed.  Hotel registration will be on the Sunday prior to the class starting on Monday and check out will be on the last Friday of class, unless other arrangement are made with the BDSF.  Classes will be held in Keystone III-IV at the hotel. 

Situations can arise just before classes begin wherein a student has an emergency at home or a physical problem which makes his or her attendance impossible.  The Institution would much appreciate if the sponsor has someone ‘in the wings’ that could quickly come to Denver to fill that valuable slot.   

Breakfast, at the hotel, is included in the school fee.  The only other meal included in the school fee is the graduation banquet.  Companies should provide students with an expense account for meals.  Reasonable meals are available at the hotel and in the nearby vicinity. 

Based on an estimated 25 students per session, the cost for room, instructors and miscellaneous items should not exceed $3,000.00.  Meals and transportation are not included in this figure. 

The instructors will be paid a stipend for each day they teach, plus transportation and other reasonable costs for food and lodging while they are required to be in residence. 

General Plan of Courses 

The instructors will assume that most of the students have no advanced academic background.  They will pass from elementary to more advanced material in such a manner to keep the class in stride.   

Following the lecture, written examinations will be given the following day for most courses.  These quizzes, generally, will be true/false or multiple choice.  Upon completion of the tests, the instructor will discuss the answers with the students.  Graded examinations will be returned to the students. 

The daily schedule is listed below: 

Morning           8:00    Examination
                       
 8:55    Discussion
                       
 9:15    Break
                       
 9:30    Lecture
                       
10:45   Break
                       
11:00   Lecture
                       
12:00   Lunch 

Afternoon       13:00   Lecture
                       
14:15   Break
                       
14:30   Lecture
                       
15:30   End of day’s classes 

The long-used McGinnis text is out of print and has been replaced by the new Sugar Technology - Beet and Cane Sugar Manufacture.  This book will be provided at no extra cost to the student. Each student will be given a compendium of all instructors’ outlines and notes.  These have proven a valuable resource in forward years as a reference when encountering manufacturing situations and problems.   

When making air travel arrangements, remember to allow sufficient time for the student to finish class participation on Friday, just before noon, The hotel provides free shuttle service to and from Denver International Airport.  There are car rental facilities near the hotel if the students want to rent a car for just the middle weekend. 

We look forward to seeing you in Denver. 

Sincerely,

 

Rick Mont
Director – MIBST




 

McGinnis Institute of Beet Sugar Technology

BEET SUGAR AGRICULTURE SCHOOL
 
PROSPECTUS FOR THE 2015 SESSION
ENROLLMENT FORM FOR THE 2015 SESSIONS AS PDF
ENROLLMENT FORM FOR THE 2015 SESSIONS AS WORD DOC

 

           Agricultural School - Twenty-Fouth Year

Monday, July 20 through Friday, July 24, 2015      Schedule       Instructors

The Beet Sugar Agriculture School is sponsored and directed by the Beet Sugar Development Foundation on behalf of the Member and Associate Member Companies.  It is a self-sustaining school of agriculture technology and practice. 

Purpose

The purpose of the school is to provide to its students the basics of sugar beet production, as well as the latest technology and practices.  The course will concentrate on, but not be exclusive to, that area of the country in which it is being held in any particular year.  The school should increase the knowledge and heighten the awareness of its students to circumstances they may encounter in the area of sugar beet production. 

Eligibility

There are no educational requirements for students.  However, the courses will be taught at a college level.  Course materials will be made available for student study and for future information.

Students are enrolled on the proposal of Regular or Associate Member Companies of the Beet Sugar Development Foundation.  The BSDF Executive Vice President approves attendance of non-member company students on the following basis:  space availability and tuition surcharge of  $400 per student

Prospective students will submit filled-out enrollment forms provided by the Foundation  (see attached) and these forms must be submitted to the BSDF office prior to May 1, 2015. 

General Information

Unless other advance arrangements are made with the BSDF by the student and his/her company, all students will be housed at the Lethbridge Lodge, 320 Scenic Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada T1J 4B4 (room reservations will be made by the Beet Sugar Development Foundation for each student attending classes).  Classes will be held at the Lethbridge Lodge.  Registration will be on Monday July 20th, at 7:30 A.M., at Lethbridge Lodge.

Breakfast is included with registration, dinner will be provided on Wednesday July 22nd.  Companies should provide students with an expense account for meals, other than the above.  Reasonable meals are available near the hotel, with both franchised and local eating establishments for a variety of tastes. 

Based on a total of 25 students, the cost per student will be $1200 single occupancy for five hotel nights.  The price will be adjusted for additional hotel nights and if the class size varies significantly from the estimated 25 students. This, of course, does not included meals and transportation to and from Alberta.

The instructors will be paid transportation costs, cost of food and lodging while they are in residence and a daily stipend. 

General Plan of Courses

The course will concentrate on sugarbeet seed production and processing.  Appropriate reference materials will be provided.

            Auditors will not be permitted in the classes, other than school officials, instructors and executives of Member and Associate Member Companies of BSDF.

            Please see attached 2015 Beet Sugar Agriculture School Schedule for daily class schedule.