Category Archives: Dickinson State University

Dickinson State University Campus Successes

Sgt. Reckless – The Equine Hero of the Korean War: DSU Agriculture Building hosted Robin Hutton, New York Times Bestselling Author of “Sgt. Reckless America’s War Horse.’ In addition to Mr. Hutton, Art Sickler-Sgt. Reckless’s caretaker during the Korean War was also in attendance. This event detailed the heroic actions of this war horse that defended… Read More »

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… Read More »

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… Read More »

DSU CPA Experience receives top educational award

CPA Experience receives top educational award The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)  bestowed one of its top curriculum awards to DSU’s CPA Experience. Recognizing the program’s innovative teaching practices, the CPA Experience received the 2014 George Krull/Grant Thornton Teaching Innovation Award — one of only three accounting curriculum awards bestowed annually by the… Read More »

DSU’s 9th Annual Theodore Roosevelt Symposium draws wide audience

9th Annual TR Symposium draws wide audience DSU’s 9th Annual Theodore Roosevelt Symposium Sept. 25-27 drew 536 guests, including visiting scholars and attendees from 21 states and five countries. The Theodore Roosevelt Center, which organizes the annual event, now has 24,194 digitized items, including eight new letters the former president wrote to his second son,… Read More »

DSU enrollment increases by 30 students for 2014-15

Enrollment increases by 30 students for 2014-15 Student enrollment rose from 1,449 to 1,479 for the 2014-15 academic year, including all eligible transfers, new and returning students and high school students receiving college credit. Of those 1,479 students, 207 are enrolled in classes at the university’s campus in Bismarck and 80 are full-time international students… Read More »

The Strom Center at DSU Facilitates New Childcare Website

Theodore Roosevelt Symposium addresses Roosevelt’s perspective on World War I Scholars from the around the world will discuss Theodore Roosevelt’s views and influence on World War I during the 9th Annual Theodore Roosevelt Symposium Sept. 25-27 at DSU and in Medora. The event features speakers, a presidential debate, musical performances, a trip to the Elk… Read More »

95 Percent of DSU Grads in ND Employed in Oil-Impacted Counties

Old Field Impact Located in the epicenter of North Dakota’s energy development, DSU alumni are continuing to anchor their communities through many contributions, including energy-related initiatives. According to DSU graduate exit survey information from consecutive academic years 2011 through the fall of 2013, nearly three quarters or 74 percent of DSU graduates are working in… Read More »

Theodore Roosevelt Center creating first comprehensive digital presidential library

“I have always said I would not have been President had it not been for my experience in North Dakota.” This quote by Theodore Roosevelt emphasizes just how fitting it is that his presidential library located right here in North Dakota. The Theodore Roosevelt Center (TRC), housed at Dickinson State University, is dedicated to the… Read More »

DSU students raise money for Trinity High School after tragic fire

2014 Celebration of Scholars DSU students presented their original scholarly work to an audience of fellow students, faculty members, community members, and professionals at the 2014 Celebration of Scholarship held on May 10. Presentations included scientific research, literature reviews, scholarly critique, humanities papers, creative writing, musical or dramatic performances, or visual outwork. Fifteen oral presentations… Read More »

Alumni Spotlight: Jessica (Henman) Wilhelm

By Debra Dragseth, Ph.D., and Holly Forsness | Edited for content and consistency. Popular wisdom tells us that all oil and gas related jobs require steel toed boots and the ability to withstand North Dakota’s legendary below zero wind chill. In reality, there are thousands of people working behind the scenes sitting at their desks… Read More »

U.S. military veterans presented monologues in ‘Warrior Words’ through DSU

Warrior Words – Heart River Writers’ Circle co-sponsored an event called “Warrior Words” that presented the monologues of U.S. military veterans.  During a five-week writing workshop, hosted by Drs. Peter Grimes and Karen Foster, the veterans prepared monologues about their military experiences and shared them with the Dickinson community.   TR Center Open Forum –… Read More »

Dickinson State University offers support in the midst of tragedy

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… Read More »

Dickinson State University senior wins national wrestling championship

Hellinger wins national wrestling championship – Jesse Hellinger won the 197-pound weight class at the NAIA Wrestling National Championship.  Hellinger entered ranked No. 4 in the nation for his weight class.  Hellinger, a senior at DSU, led his team, unranked at the beginning of the tournament, to a 15th place finish in the nation. DSU… Read More »

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… Read More »

Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at DSU Awarded $60,000 Grant

Strom Center at DSU awarded $60,000 Bush Foundation grant – The Strom Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Dickinson State University was awarded a $60,000 Bush Foundation grant for the Western North Dakota Energy Project. The project aims to provide leaders and residents in western North Dakota with critical information to aid smart decision making… Read More »

DSU: Accreditation Affirmed

Accreditation Affirmed: The North Central Association’s Higher Learning Commission (NCAHLC) has removed the Notice sanction from DSU’s accreditation status. DSU is fully accredited by the higher learning commission and is scheduled for its regular, ongoing comprehensive accreditation evaluation in 2014-2015. DSU Awarded 2-year MSP Grant: The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (NDDPI) recently awarded… Read More »

Kelsey (Aide) Stanley ‘11

Kelsey (Aide) Stanley, attended Dickinson State University from 2006-2011 and participated as a student athlete all five years of her academic career. She is currently the DSU female pole vault record holder. In addition to holding the pole vault record, Stanley was named the 2011 Indoor DAC Conference Female Athlete of the Meet, a six… Read More »