Dickinson State University campus successes – June

June 30, 2016

Dickinson State pilots new advising program

Starting with our enhanced New Student Orientation this year, we are piloting a Shared Advising Model which the majority of academic departments have elected to participate with. An Academic Advising Center was denoted, co-located within the Academic Success Center (ASC). Two ASC staff are serving as full-time advisors, and three staff are serving as part-time advisors – all of whom are working with freshmen, sophomores, undecided, Bachelor of Universities Studies (BUS), Associate of Arts and online students. The advisors work closely with the Department Chairs to review program entrance criteria, curriculum updates and course rotation updates, to ensure students receive well-rounded, fully informed program information. Moving forward, students will transition to a Content Academic Advisor in their major field of study when reaching specific milestones, such as declaring a major or accumulating a specific number of credit hours.


Dr. Mitzel to give keynote address at EDND conference

Dr. Thomas Mitzel, president of Dickinson State University (DSU), was invited to speak at Economic Development Association of North Dakota’s (EDND) 2016 summer conference being held Wednesday, June 22, in Bowman. The conference, hosted by Bowman County Economic Development Corporation and EDND, brings together economic developers from across the state to participate in educational sessions, networking and the exchange of ideas. The theme of this year’s conference is “Live to Lead, Lead to Achieve.” Mitzel’s keynote address will emphasize the importance of demonstrating strong leadership in challenging times as well as education as a partner in economic growth.


DSU Heritage Foundation

In March 2016 the DSU Heritage Foundation began the Centennial Campaign with the intention of raising funds for student scholarships at Dickinson State. The Centennial Campaign consists of two smaller campaigns, the Cornerstone Traditions Scholarship Campaign and the College on the Hill Endowment Campaign that are also eligible to receive a match from the State of North Dakota of $1 for every $2 that are donated.

Currently, the Cornerstone Traditions Campaign has raised $500,000 of its $1.6 million goal and has received a state match of over $165,000. The College on the Hill Campaign has exceeded $1 million of its $1.6 million goal and has over $300,000 in state matched funds