Dickinson State University offers support in the midst of tragedy

March 25, 2014

Trinity band students at DSU

Trinity High School students pose before rehearsal in the Dickinson State University band room.

On Mar. 3, 2014, Trinity High School in Dickinson, ND, suffered a devastating fire that rendered their building unusable for the remainder of the current school year.

“I received a call from Steve Glasser, president of Dickinson Catholic Schools, the morning of the fire. He asked to meet.  It felt good that those in leadership at Trinity High School knew they could count on DSU to stand firmly with them. In recent weeks, we have affirmed our support through encouraging words and by assisting to meet tangible needs,” said DSU President D.C. Coston.  “There has always been an incredibly strong partnership between the Dickinson community and the University.  The support DSU has provided Trinity is part of who we are as a university.”

DSU has supplied desks for Trinity students as they have moved into classroom space at three Dickinson Public Schools.  Trinity women’s basketball team prepared for basketball tournaments by practicing in DSU’s Scott Gym. DSU has also welcomed Trinity band students to campus, providing practice space and instruments.  On Monday, Mar. 17, DSU hosted the Region X Music Festival which was originally scheduled to be held at Trinity High School.   In April, DSU will be hosting ACT testing for all Trinity High School juniors.