Dickinson State University campus successes – April

May 2, 2016

DSU Ranked Among Best Value Colleges for Bachelor of Finance Online

Dickinson State University has been ranked among the best value colleges for a bachelor of finance online by College Values Online. The ranking was published on the organization’s website in April. Dickinson State University was ranked seventh.

This ranking was created using the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator database. The top 10 best value schools were selected and ranked based on criteria including graduation rate and net price, a figure that incorporates annual tuition as well as average financial aid packages and miscellaneous expenses.

 

TR Center receives $9,750 NDHC grant for 2016 TR Symposium

The North Dakota Humanities Council has awarded the Theodore Roosevelt Center at Dickinson State University a $9,750 grant to support the 11th annual Theodore Roosevelt Symposium to be held Sept. 29 – Oct. 1, 2016, on the DSU campus.

The funds from this grant underwrite the stipends and travel costs to bring nationally renowned speakers to Dickinson. “The humanities council support really makes this possible,” says Sharon Kilzer, project manager for the TR Center. “This grant is the reason we are able to provide high quality humanities discussions and still keep the symposium moderately priced for our community.”

The 2016 election year has inspired the theme for the Theodore Roosevelt Symposium. This year’s theme “Theodore Roosevelt: Candidate in the Arena” will revolve around presidential elections, then and now. Campaign rhetoric and name-calling, the birth of presidential primaries and their impact on elections, and violence in American political campaigns will be considered. For more details, visit www.theodorerooseveltcenter.org.

 

Dickinson State University accepted into Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society

Dickinson State University (DSU) has been accepted into Alpha Sigma Lambda, an honor society devoted to the advancement of scholarship and the recognition of nontraditional students pursuing higher education.

Alpha Sigma Lambda and its member colleges and universities recognize adult learners who accomplish academic excellence while maintaining commitments to their families and careers. The honor society has made major contributions in the areas of recruitment and retention of nontraditional students across the U.S. It is the only chapter-based honor society for nontraditional learners.

Marie Moe, executive director for the Office of Communications & Public Affairs, said, “Alpha Sigma Lambda recognizes the unique circumstances of the nontraditional student and celebrates their accomplishments with a lifetime membership to the honor society. Inductees have demonstrated their ability, not only to succeed in reaching a goal, but to excel in the classroom while balancing the demands of life and family.”

DSU will invite eligible candidates to apply for membership in Alpha Sigma Lambda and will hold its first induction ceremony the last week of the spring semester.