State Board of Higher Education

February Update

State Board of Higher Ed President Diederich

Community college investments pay off for students and for the state

Community colleges nourish both students and society, according to a February report on the value of a community college education. “Where Value Meets Values: The Economic Impact of Community Colleges,” said community college graduates receive nearly $5 in benefits for every ...

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NDUS: Opening the door for a brighter tomorrow {Video}

NDUS: Opening the door for a brighter tomorrow {Video}

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The North Dakota University System is looking to the future – and it’s an exciting view. The world is changing, and it's up to us to prepare our students to meet these challenges. This video showcases where we want to go, and we’re making a plan to get there through collaboration with stakeholders ...

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Feb. 27 Board Meeting Agenda Highlights

Agenda Highlights:

  • Minot State President Interviews and Selection
  • Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute
  • Higher Learning Commission Response
  • 2014-2015 Budget Guidelines

This meeting will be in two parts. The State Board of Higher Education will interview presidential candidates in the morning. The regular monthly meeting will begin at 1 p.m. The live stream of the afternoon ...

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Three finalists to interview for Minot State University president

Before its monthly meeting this Thursday, the State Board of Higher Education will interview three candidates for the president position at Minot State University. These three finalists were nominated by a search committee chaired by Dr. Terry Hjelmstad, vice chair of the Board. The interviews are scheduled from 8:10 a.m. – 11 a.m. The Board will then go into executive session ...

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Hoffarth reappointed to third term on State Board of Higher Education

The North Dakota University System Staff Senate has reappointed Janice Hoffarth, an administrative assistant in the University of North Dakota Department of Music, to serve as staff advisor to the State Board of Higher Education for a third term.

Hoffarth was the first University System employee to serve in ...

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Collaboration Key to Success for Joint Boards of Education

Collaboration Key to Success for Joint Boards of Education

The North Dakota Joint Boards of Education met at the State Capitol on Feb. 19 to review college and career readiness, data, assessments and standards, as well as discuss its future focus. The Joint Boards of Education is a legislatively mandated body comprised of the State Board of ...

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Unmanned Aircraft Systems offer boundless partnership opportunities

Unmanned Aircraft Systems offer boundless partnership opportunities

At the January 30 SBHE meeting, Dr. Bruce Smith, Dean of the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences at the University of North Dakota (UND) in Grand Forks, and Dr. Kelly Rusch, Vice President for Research and Creative Activity at North Dakota State University (NDSU) in Fargo, made a ...

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Dakota College at Bottineau and Minot State University to remain aligned

At the September State Board of Higher Education meeting, the board agreed to host open discussions allowing stakeholders to weigh in on the possibility of making Dakota College at Bottineau (DCB) a stand-alone institution. Currently, the president of Minot State University (MSU) presides over both institutions. Input meetings including community members, campus faculty/staff and students were held at both MSU ...

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Timothy Carlson joins NDUS senior staff

Timothy Carlson joins NDUS senior staff

Timothy P. Carlson joined the North Dakota University System senior staff as chief auditor in December. Carlson comes to the NDUS with over 20 years’ experience in internal auditing, risk assessment, finance and operations. His expertise includes implementing complex information systems, designing internal controls, and staff ...

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CTS and NDUS System Office staff to be represented on ND State Staff Senate

CTS and NDUS System Office staff to be represented on ND State Staff Senate

The staff of the NDUS System Office and Core Technology Services have formed a staff senate. Core Technology and System Office Staff Senate (CTSOSS) is comprised of representatives of both the system office and CTS located in Bismarck, Fargo and Grand Forks. The CTSOSS serves to identify interests and issues shared among the staff and provides a forum to establish ...

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Alumni Spotlight: Juan Quesada's desire to heal creates a global nursing adventure

Alumni Spotlight: Juan Quesada's desire to heal creates a global nursing adventure

Juan Quesada dreamt of becoming a doctor to help the underprivileged in his native country of Peru. So far, his life-long pursuit of that goal has taken him from Peru to Tucson to Minot, where he earned a Minot State University nursing degree, to the Andes ...

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CAMPUS NEWS

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BSC leader elected vice president of Council of College and Community Educators

Lane Huber named CCME board vice president - Lane Huber, BSC Chief Distance Learning & Military Affairs Officer, was elected vice president of the Council of College and Community Educators (CCME). A membership organization,CCME promotes and provides educational programs and services and facilitates communication between CCME members and the Dept. of Defense educational support network.

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Three DCB DECA members to compete at national competition

The Dakota College DECA Club qualified three of its members to compete in the National DECA event to be held in Washington, D.C. later this spring. The regional competition at which they qualified was held in Fargo on February 9, 10, and 11. Student members Cody Brooks and Cody Milliken placed 1st in the Sports and Entertainment Marketing category; and ...

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Enrollment numbers at DSU ahead of historical averages

Enrollment numbers at DSU ahead of historical averages - Enrollment at Dickinson State University for the 2014 spring semester is 1404 students.  This is 97% of the fall 2013 enrollment of 1449.  Average enrollment for spring semesters over the last five years, compared with the respective fall term, is 87%.  Last year, (2012-13), spring enrollment was 88% of fall.
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Over $11,000 raised on Giving Hearts Day to support LRSC

The Community College Foundation, which supports Lake Region State College, participated in a 24-hour online fundraising event, Giving Hearts Day February 13. More than $11,000 was raised during the event, which was supported by the Dakota Medical and Impact Foundations.  Funds will support the purchase of patient simulators for nursing education.

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MaSU's spring enrollment surpasses 1,000 students for first time ever

Mayville State University’s enrollment has surpassed the 1,000-student-mark for the first time ever in a spring semester. With 1,020 students enrolled, the current headcount is 4.0% higher than last spring semester. The number of dual credit students has increased 24.4% over last spring, and the numbers of degree-seeking and non-degree-seeking students are up, at 8.6% and 7.9% respectively.

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MiSU Receives Generous Donation

MiSU receives generous donation - A generous donation to the Minot State University Development Foundation will help the university in providing quality education for students into the next century. The donation from the estate of Chuck and Madge Westlie, brings their total estate giving to Minot State University to over $1 million. The Westlies were deeply involved in community and ...

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More than 350 students named to NDSCS fall semester 2013 President's Honor List

NDSCS named 368 students to its fall semester 2013 President’s Honor List. The Honor List recognizes students who have achieved grade point averages of 3.5 or higher while taking at least 12 credit hours.

Spring semester enrollment at NDSCS is 2,814, according to the official census taken on the 20th instructional day of classes. This is a one percent ...

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NDSU Research Foundation reaches license agreement on new coatings technology

The NDSU Research Foundation concluded a license agreement with Fargo-based Elinor Specialty Coatings for hexavalent chromium-free coatings technology. The patented technology protects aluminum alloys found in vehicle and ship parts. The agreement gives Elinor exclusive rights in marine and automotive markets to further develop and commercialize the technology developed at NDSU.

Twenty teams have been named finalists in Innovation ...

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UND represented at the Winter Olympics

The University of North Dakota had 12 current students and alumni competing or serving as support staff for Olympic teams from four countries at the Winter Olympics in Sochi this year: USA, Canada, Finland and Germany.  Eighty-eight countries participated in the Winter Games.  UND had a greater representation than 53 of those countries.

The University of North Dakota is ...

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VCSU sets spring semester student enrollment records

VCSU has set spring-semester student-enrollment records with a headcount of 1,341 students and a full-time equivalent (FTE) of 956. Since 2009, VCSU’s spring headcount numbers have grown from 959 to 1,341, a 40 percent increase. Similarly, FTE over the same period has increased from 767 to 956, a 25 percent increase.

 VCSU students Amelia Brown and Ben Clifton earned ...

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WSC nursing student honored as ND Student Nurse of the Year

The Diesel Technology program just received a $10,000 check from Tractor & Equipment to go towards scholarships, tools, and equipment. This is the second $10,000 check to the Diesel program from Tractor & Equipment in the last five months.

WSC just launched a new online career services resource called – Occupational Opportunities. This service is intended to automate numerous ...

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