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Big accomplishments deserve our thanks

  I would like to publicly thank the three members of the State Board of Higher Education who will be participating in their final Board meeting this week: Duaine Espegard, Dr. Douglas C. Munski and Devin Hoffarth. Your commitment to higher education deserves our thanks, and we appreciate your dedication to the State and the […]

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June 26 Board Meeting Agenda Highlights

Agenda Highlights: Reports from Pathways to Student Success Task Forces 2015-2017 System Budget Request for Approval Systemwide Master Plan Request for Approval The meeting will begin at 8 a.m. CDT. The live stream of the meeting will be available at http://ndus.edu/board/live-stream/ View the full agenda here.

Planning for the Future: NDUS Hosts #StudentSpk Twitter Chat

The State Board of Higher Education is undertaking a new strategic planning process. The Board will meet for a retreat July 30-31 to set the direction for the future of the University System through the new strategic plan. Connie Sprynczynatyk, director of strategic planning, has been facilitating discussions and meeting one-on-one with stakeholders across the […]

Potential Issues Related to Accreditation Regarding Constitutional Measure 3

During the May 29 Board meeting, NDUS Chief of Staff Murray Sagsveen presented a memorandum to the Board entitled “Potential Constitutional Measure 3 Issues Related to Accreditation.” As Sagsveen writes, the memorandum was not intended to address “whether the NDUS could be better governed by a full-time three-member commission instead of an eight-member citizen governing board.” […]

Dalrymple Appoints McEwen to State Board of Higher Education

Gov. Jack Dalrymple has appointed North Dakota State University (NDSU) graduate student Christopher McEwen to serve as the student member of the State Board of Higher Education. The appointment is effective July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015. McEwen will replace current student member Devin Hoffarth whose one-year term expires June 30. “Chris brings to […]

UND breaks ground for new School of Medicine and Health Sciences building

  The University of North Dakota broke ground for the new $122 million School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) building Thursday, June 12, 3 p.m.  Taking part in the groundbreaking with UND President Robert Kelley and UND Vice President for Health Affairs and Dean of the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences Joshua […]

Board experiences oil boom firsthand

Before last month’s Board meeting, the State Board of Higher Education had the opportunity to see the oil boom firsthand. Board member Kathleen Neset hosted the meeting at her company, Neset Consulting’s headquarters outside Tioga, North Dakota. Thanks to Neset and the Hess Corporation, the Board members and NDUS staff were able to participate in […]

Alumni Spotlight: UND Grad Generously Gives Back

Linda (Olson) Pancrantz, ’76, grew up in Grand Forks and earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from UND, graduating with honors. She also attended Executive Development programs at the JL Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. Today, Pancratz is Chairman and CEO […]

DCB Enhances Horticulture Center

College Enhances Horticulture Center Dakota College will begin construction this summer on a wash/pack facility that will complement its Entrepreneurial Center for Horticulture. The wash/pack facility will help deliver an important part of the center’s mission which is to demonstrate value added production and growing techniques. It supplements the seven high tunnel greenhouses that were […]

95 Percent of DSU Grads in ND Employed in Oil-Impacted Counties

Old Field Impact Located in the epicenter of North Dakota’s energy development, DSU alumni are continuing to anchor their communities through many contributions, including energy-related initiatives. According to DSU graduate exit survey information from consecutive academic years 2011 through the fall of 2013, nearly three quarters or 74 percent of DSU graduates are working in […]

LRSC receives Otto Bremer Foundation grant

LRSC receives Otto Bremer Foundation grant A $250,000 grant from the Otto Bremer Foundation will enhance nursing education at Lake Region State College. Funds from the award will support “Upwards with Learning Labs for Life” that will enable LRSC to provide accessible, timely, and appropriate clinical educational opportunities for healthcare students and workers in northeast […]

Minot Sertoma Club Pledges $100,000 to MiSU Foundation

Minot Sertoma Club pledges $100,000 to MiSU foundation Continuing a tradition of supporting Minot State University speech and hearing efforts, Mylan Sand, Minot Sertoma Club president, presented $28,000 to Marv Semrau, MSU vice president for advancement. Minot Sertoma Club pledged $100,000 to the MSU Development Foundation to enhance the Minot Sertoma Club Scholarship fund and […]

NDSCS receives The College of Tomorrow Award

NDSCS holds Commencement Ceremony The North Dakota State College of Science awarded degrees, diplomas and certificates to 710 Wahpeton, Fargo and online graduates this year from 17 states and three international countries. Commencement took place on Friday, May 16 in the Ed Werre Arena located in the Clair T. Blikre Activities Center.   NDSCS President […]

Groundbreaking ceremony held for NDSU STEM Building

Groundbreaking ceremony held for NDSU STEM Building NDSU held a groundbreaking ceremony May 22 for the new STEM Classroom and Lab Building. The state-funded building will house classrooms, labs and study areas, with a focus on science, technology, engineering and math-related courses. The building is scheduled to be completed by spring 2016.   N.D. high […]

UND named one of the top 10 best online graduate business programs for veterans

UND breaks ground for new School of Medicine and Health Sciences building The University of North Dakota broke ground for the new $122 million School of Medicine and Health Sciences building June 12.  The 325,000-gross-square-foot facility will incorporate, for the first time under one roof, all of the School’s departments, some of which have had […]

VCSU Professor receives Blackboard award for online course

Professor Burr receives Blackboard award for online course Diane Burr, VCSU professor of health and physical education, was named a winner of a Blackboard Catalyst Award for Exemplary Course. Burr was recognized for her online Introduction to Physical Education course at VCSU. She will be honored at Blackboard’s annual user conference in Las Vegas, Nev., […]

Students, we want to hear from you! NDUS to host #StudentSpk Twitter Chat

The State Board of Higher Education is creating a new strategic plan for the system and wants to know what students from North Dakota colleges and universities think! Get your voice heard during this unique opportunity to speak to the governing board of the North Dakota University System, and encourage your fellow students to participate. Topics […]

Commencement: a time to say thank you

I had the opportunity recently to represent the State Board of Higher Education at two North Dakota University System commencements – Dakota College at Bottineau, Mayville State University, and I was honored to be the Commencement speaker at Lake Region State College. Dr. Terry Hjelmstad, Don Morton, Dr. Doug Munski, Kathy Neset, and Kari Reichert […]