Category Archives: Campus News

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Institutions present legislative priorities to House Appropriations Committee

During the week of January 19, all 11 NDUS institutions presented their budget priorities to the North Dakota Legislative House Appropriations Committee. Click the name of the institution below to view a short summary of those priorities. Bismarck State College Dakota College at Bottineau Dickinson State University Lake Region State College Mayville State University Minot […]

Bismarck State College Legislative Priorities

BSC has four top budget priorities: Supporting the governor’s funding model which will allow us to make the salary and benefit adjustments we need to be competitive in the current job market and move forward on key initiatives that align with the NDUS Edge and include: Program prioritization A new tuition model Improved access to […]

Dakota College at Bottineau Legislative Priorities

The preeminent budget priority for Dakota College at Bottineau is to realize the executive recommendation of providing 4 percent salary adjustments and meeting the cost increases for the health insurance plan. In an increasingly difficult environment in which to recruit qualified faculty and staff, it’s very important for the college to get closer to market […]

Dickinson State University Legislative Priorities

Dickinson State University (DSU) has submitted the following as high-level budget priorities: As a number one priority, $750,000 in base funding for the continued operation of the Theodore Roosevelt Center at DSU. The Theodore Roosevelt Center has been funded by one-time appropriations during the 2007-2009, 2009-2011, 2011-2013, and 2013-2015 biennia. $141,700 for one full-time mental […]

Lake Region State College Legislative Priorities

Lake Region State College is focusing on immediate needs that the NDUS Master Plan recommends addressing. The pieces to address in this capital project request are immediate infrastructure needs such as switchgear replacement, window replacement, and other exterior improvements around the windows. These infrastructure project costs are too high for LRSC to address in its […]

Mayville State University Legislative Priorities

MaSU is requesting funding adjustments which are included in the Executive Budget Recommendation. The governor’s funding model request reflects an adjustment for increased student credit hour production over the 2011-2013 total student credit hours produced, a total of $1,427,802. There is also an adjustment for rebalancing to bring the MaSU campus to the average of […]

Minot State University Legislative Priorities

Capital Project (new construction) – Career and Technical Education building ($8,000,000) Because of MiSU’s affiliation with Dakota College at Bottineau (DCB being a branch campus of MiSU), the two institutions are in a unique position to meet career and technical education and workforce training needs in Ward County (where no such facility currently exists). DCB […]

North Dakota State College of Science Legislative Priorities

During North Dakota State College of Science’s recent presentation to the House Education and Environment Appropriations Committee of the North Dakota Legislature, the College recommended funding to better meet the workforce shortage in the state of North Dakota. To address the state’s workforce needs, President John Richman outlined the following ideas: Offer competitive salaries and benefits […]

North Dakota State University Legislative Priorities

NDSU presented its 2015-2017 biennial budget request to the House Appropriations – Education and Environment Division on Jan. 21. The total base budget request was $26,579,806 for costs to continue, facility infrastructure and maintenance, and the Governor’s funding model increase. The optional funding request total was $1,732,589 for campus security and emergency preparedness. The request included […]

University of North Dakota Legislative Priorities

UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Building – The University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences building is on budget and on time to open in Fall 2016.  The North Dakota University System is asking the North Dakota Legislature for $62 million to fund the second portion of the School of […]

Valley City State University Legislative Priorities

Proposed VCSU Capital Projects Valley City State University has urgent needs for two capital projects: to construct a new Communication and Fine Arts Building and to replace an outdated, inadequate Campus Heating Plant. The new Communication and Fine Arts Building will replace Foss Music Hall, an impediment to permanent flood protection along the Sheyenne River. […]

BSC and partners receive $9.9 million grant

BSC and partners receive $9.9 million grant The Training for Regional Energy in North Dakota (TREND) Consortium, led by BSC, has received a $9.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to support technical programs related to energy, transportation and construction. Other colleges in TREND include Williston State, Sitting Bull College, and Turtle Mountain […]

DCB teacher chosen for NASA education team

DCB teacher chosen for NASA education team NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement, or GPM, mission recently completed a competitive process to select 25 teachers from around the world for its Master Teacher Program. Among those chosen was Angie Bartholomay, assistant professor of physical sciences at Dakota College at Bottineau. Ms. Bartholomay and her students will gather […]

Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library at DSU publishes 25,000th item

Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library publishes 25,000th item The Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library at DSU celebrated its third anniversary Nov. 14 by publishing its 25,000th item online at The most-recent published items include a thank-you letter to Minnesota Congressman Charles Lindbergh — father of the famous aviator — an endorsement of a Massachusetts law restricting the hunting […]

ESPB grants MaSU interim program approval for B.S. degree in special education

ESPB grants MaSU interim program approval for B.S. degree in special education MaSU has received interim program approval from the Education Standards and Practices Board (ESPB) for a B.S. degree in special education. The program is the first undergraduate special education strategist degree available in North Dakota. All core classes within the special education area […]

November: A month of diversity and awareness at MiSU

November: A month of diversity and awareness The month of November was filled with diversity and awareness. It began with Minot State University’s Veterans Center recognizing veterans during Veterans Awareness Week (Nov. 3-10). The center brought speakers and representatives from veteran agencies and service organizations to share information with student-veterans. MiSU’s Native American Cultural Awareness […]

North Dakota State College of Science named STEM Job Approved College

North Dakota State College of Science named STEM Job Approved College NDSCS recently announced that the College was named to the 2015 STEM Jobs™ Approved Colleges list by Victory Media. This inaugural list is the first of its kind to rate universities, colleges, community colleges and trade schools on their responsiveness and relevance to high-demand, high-growth […]

UND student engineering team wins national UAS competition

$1 million impact gift supports UND engineering college’s Collaborative Energy Complex The University of North Dakota College of Engineering and Mines announced a $1 million impact gift to support its Collaborative Energy Complex.  UND alums Robert and Kristine Solberg used matched dollars from the North Dakota Higher Education Challenge Fund. UND student engineering team wins […]