Category Archives: Campus News

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Congratulations, Graduates: you’ve dared greatly and succeeded

More than 7,400 students graduated this semester from a North Dakota University System institution of higher learning. At community colleges from Wahpeton to Williston and universities from Dickinson to Grand Forks, members of the State Board of Higher Education joined your family and friends in celebrating your achievement. Theodore Roosevelt’s quote about surmounting challenges resonated… Read More »

End of an Era – Grosz looks back

For four decades one face familiar to many has served faithfully at the Dakota College at Bottineau, recruiting students, administering policies, aiding his DCB team and family, and doing everything he could to ensure campus-wide successes. And now, Dr. Ken Grosz, the Campus Dean at DCB will be retiring after 15 years in leadership at… Read More »

Dakota College at Bottineau Campus Successes – April

DCB AND DSU COLLABORATION: Dakota College at Bottineau and Dickinson State University have successfully collaborated on a $272,500 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture. The thrust of the grant is to add specialty crop production into DSU’s agriculture curriculum and also to allow DCB’s associate degree graduates to seamlessly transfer into DSU’s agriculture… Read More »

Lake Region State College Campus Successes – April

Five LRSC students in Collegiate DECA advanced to the international competition: DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in colleges around the globe. Two of the LRSC DECA members also received Leadership Awards from DECA.   Business students advance to national contest: LRSC’s Phi Beta Lambda chapter had three students place… Read More »

Minot State University Campus Successes – April

Inauguration celebration of MiSU’s 11th president: On Friday, April 17, 2015, Minot State University formally installed the university’s 11th president, Steven W. Shirley, who took office July 1, 2014.  The inauguration celebrated the university’s honored past and history of service while advancing its future. The ceremony and celebrations throughout the week included many events open… Read More »

University of North Dakota Campus Successes – April

UND Engineering joins White House initiative: President Obama recently announced that UND College of Engineering and Mines is among a group of U.S. schools leading a new education initiative to prepare undergraduates to solve “Grand Challenges”—complex yet achievable goals to improve national and international health, security, sustainability and quality of life in the 21st century. UND President, First… Read More »

Valley City State University Campus Successes – April

VCSU online M.Ed in Elementary Education ranked 12th in nation: VCSU’s online M.Ed. in Elementary Education degree program has been ranked 12th in the nation by TheBestSchools.org. TheBestSchools.org selected VCSU’s online program based on academic excellence, course offerings, faculty strength and reputation. 26 VCSU freshmen inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta national honor society: The VCSU… Read More »

Collaboration Conversations Help Serve the Bakken Region

The University of North Dakota (UND) and Williston State College (WSC) are embarking on conversations that could result in a much closer alignment between the two institutions. High employee turnover, limited resources, and rapidly expanding needs in the local community have hyper-taxed the ability of the WSC campus to maintain stable, consistent, effective operations. In… Read More »

Bismarck State College Campus Successes – March

BSC VP Kari Knudson named one of Top 25 Women in Business by Prairie Business magazine: Kari Knudson, vice president NECE, has been named one the top 25 women in business in the northern Plains by Prairie Business magazine. Honorees were selected through a nomination process that emphasized professional achievement and community contributions. Commerce awards… Read More »

Dakota College at Bottineau Campus Successes – March

DCB PHOTOGRAPHY STUDENTS TO BE PUBLISHED: Two DCB Photography students will be published in a national photography book. Samantha Pedie of Bottineau, ND, and Tonya Slaubaugh of Mylo, ND, were selected as finalists, from over 17,000 entries, in the Photographer’s FORUM national college photo contest. They will be published in a national hard cover edition… Read More »

Lake Region State College Campus Successes – March

Grant puts spotlight on paramedics becoming nurses: Lake Region State College has received a grant in the amount of $75,000 from Dakota Medical Foundation to support a paramedic to nurse program. With this grant, Lake Region State College will develop a bridge curriculum for certified/licensed paramedics to be able to obtain their Associate Degree registered… Read More »

Mayville State University Campus Successes – March

MaSU awarded $1,117,837 Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Grant for North Dakota: MaSU Child Development Programs will receive $1,117,837 in the first year of funding in a new Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership grant for North Dakota. MaSU will collaborate with numerous entities to provide collaborative, affordable, and comprehensive early care and education services to… Read More »

Minot State University Campus Successes – March

Darwin Day 2015: Celebrating science and humanity For its seventh year running, Darwin Day returned to Minot State University Feb. 12-13. Darwin Day is a global celebration of science and reason, with a focus on how all living creatures evolve. MSU’s Darwin Day celebration included a presentation by Minot native Barry Williams, evolutionary biologist and… Read More »

North Dakota State College of Science Campus Successes – March

NDSCS Honored by NASPA: The NDSCS “Making Student Success a Priority” program was named the 2015 Grand Silver winner of the NASPA Excellence Awards. The awards, presented each year by Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA), recognize outstanding contributions of members who are transforming higher education through exceptional programs, innovative services and effective administration.… Read More »