Category Archives: Bismarck State College

Enrollment holding steady throughout state

BSC, LRSC, NDSCS, MaSU, UND, VCSU and WSC all show increases Seven colleges and universities throughout the North Dakota University System have shown growth for the fall 2015 semester. Bismarck State College, Lake Region State College, Mayville State University, North Dakota State College of Science, University of North Dakota, Valley City State University and Williston… Read More »

Bismarck State College campus successes – August 2015

BSC presents symposium on the 1960s “The ‘60s: Turmoil and Transformation” takes place Nov. 3-5 at BSC. Speakers include Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright, author Rick Perlstein on Nixon, journalist Andrew Chaikin on the space race, and documentary producer Lynn Novick and military historian Geoffrey Wawro on the Vietnam War. Entertainers include Bob Eubanks of… Read More »

Bismarck State College campus successes – July

BSC signs articulation agreement with Nebraska college Students who complete the Energy Generation Operations (EGO) program at Southeast Community College (SCC) in Lincoln, Neb., now can transfer those credits toward completion of a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Energy Management at BSC. SCC EGO graduates will be admitted to BSC with junior standing. BSC… Read More »

Tenure helps programs grow

Three professors reflect on programs, achievements The security to teach the very best content without pressure to compromise is one of the highest-sought and hardest-won benefits any educator can earn. Knowing that your professional role is secure can free an individual to focus on skill development, team building, research and myriad other tasks necessary to… 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 »

Bismarck State College Campus Successes

BSC recognized by North Dakota Young Professionals: The ND Young Professionals Network named BSC a runner-up in the 2014 Best Place to Work competition. This is the first time BSC has been recognized at the state level by NDYP. The college has received several local awards from the Bismarck-Mandan Young Professionals Network affiliate.   LGBTQ… Read More »

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… Read More »

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… Read More »

BSC hosts award winning theater troupe

BSC hosts award winning theater troupe The Paper Birds Theater Company of Leeds, England performed and held workshops at BSC Nov. 5-7. Specialists in devised theater, their performance, “Thirsty, explores the binge drinking culture gripping the United Kingdom. The all-female collective specializes in visual and physical theater. The Paper Birds performed their acclaimed “In a… Read More »

BSC hosts energy conference

TREND consortium receives second round grant The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded a second job training grant totaling $9,926,410 to the TREND consortium which includes BSC, WSC, Sitting Bull College and Turtle Mountain Community College. In 2012, the consortium received $14.6 million. The colleges deliver training to participants pursing high-paying, high-skill jobs in western ND.… Read More »

BSC adds online nuclear simulator

BSC adds online nuclear simulator BSC recently added the Nuclear Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) online simulator to its energy education resources. Integrated into BSC’s online Nuclear Power Technology curriculum, the simulator was created in collaboration with the Energy Providers Coalition for Education. This simulator includes all the aspects of an actual nuclear power plant. BSC… Read More »

BSC Hosts 75 LIVE, Releases Documentary Online

BSC hosted Quadrennial Energy Review On Aug. 8 BSC hosted national and local officials for the Quadrennial Energy Review. U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx as well as Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, Sen. John Hoeven, and other officials participated. BSC Interim President Dave Clark was part of a panel on workforce… Read More »

BSC breaks ground on Communications and Creative Arts Center

BSC breaks ground on Communications and Creative Arts Center BSC broke ground May 20 on its new Communications and Creative Arts Center. The 40,000 square foot Center will bring BSC’s English and Visual Arts departments together into a modern space. It also will replace the library with a 21st century learning commons. BSC graduates 1,001… Read More »

BSC distance ed now more accessible

BSC distance ed now more accessible – BSC is one of four institutions in ND approved by the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC) to join the Midwestern State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (M-SARA) – making distance education courses more accessible to students across state lines.   Janelle Masters receives leadership award – Janelle Masters received the… Read More »

Bismarck State College recieves over $150,000 library grant

BSC receives grant for Library – BSC received a Bremer grant for $166,250 to help construct and equip the Learning Commons/Library portion of the $13.3 million BSC Communications and Creative Arts Center. The grant will help fulfill the $665,000 in special fund requirements that was part of the ND Legislature’s authorization of the project. BSC… Read More »

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… Read More »

100% Exam Pass Rate for 2013 Graduates of BSC’s Associate Degree in Nursing Program

BSC Foundation director receives award – Gordon Binek, executive director of the BSC Foundation, received the Respected Fundraising Professional of the Year award the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Northern Plains Chapter. The award recognizes “a passionate fundraising professional, who exemplifies the highest standards of ethical practice and effectively champions the cause of a nonprofit… Read More »