Category Archives: Minot State University

Minot State University campus successes – September

MiSU partners with polish university counterpart Minot State University and the University of Social Science and Humanities, Poland, are partnering to offer exchange programs, study abroad programs, dual diplomas and faculty exchanges. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed Sept. 16, forming the basis for the future cooperation between the universities.   NDCPD’s North Dakota navigator… Read More »

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 »

Campus Tours

This month, Chancellor Mark Hagerott completed the last scheduled stops on his “Listen and Learn” tour at NDUS colleges and universities. During those visits he was able to tour Dakota College at Bottineau, Lake Region State College, Mayville State University, North Dakota State College of Science, North Dakota State University, University of North Dakota and… Read More »

Minot State University campus successes – June

Veterans honored The MiSU Veterans Center honored veterans May 22 with a search-and-discover-fallen-heroes mission on the MiSU campus and in nearby First Lutheran Church Cemetery. The MiSU Veterans Center, Minot American Legion Post 26 and the Minot American Legion Auxiliary Unit 26 developed questions on service members interned in three Minot cemeteries.   Dakota Chamber… 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 »

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 »

Minot State University Campus Successes

Warrior Words II: Veterans of U.S. wars presented monologue writing: Jan. 13 in Minot State University’s Aleshire Theater, veterans of U.S. wars presented work they completed in “Warrior Words,” a monologue-writing workshop offered by The Greater Grand Forks Community Theatre in four North Dakota cities. Conrad Davidson, College of Arts and Sciences dean, taught the… Read More »

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… Read More »

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… Read More »

Swedish journalist discovers North Dakota at Minot State

Swedish journalist discovers North Dakota Therese Larsson Hultin, chief foreign analyst at Svenska Dagbladet, one of Sweden’s top daily newspapers, visited the Minot region Oct. 26-30. Currently a 2014 Transatlantic Media Fellow with the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., Hultin investigated the Bakken oil patch and discussed media careers with high… Read More »

MiSU history students give Digital Minot presentations

MiSU history students give Digital Minot presentations Four Digital Minot Project student interns presented research on MiSU Summer Theatre, the Heritage Singers and pioneer female teachers on Sept. 20. The project provides an opportunity for student interns to investigate local history topics, and then use that research to give public presentations and create online exhibits… Read More »

Educators attend Northern Plains Writing Project Institutes at MiSU

Educators attend Northern Plains Writing Project Institutes at MiSU – Teachers from near and far attended this year’s Northern Plains Writing Project Institutes at Minot State University. NPWP’s purpose is to strengthen what the state’s K-12 teachers do in their classrooms. It helps teachers improve how they teach writing, as well as advance their teaching… Read More »

Dr. Steven W. Shirley Fills the President’s Post at MiSU

Dr. Steven W. Shirley fills the president’s post at MSU Steven Shirley began serving as MiSU’s 11th president July 1, leading the university into its second century of service. As MiSU president, he also has oversight for DCB. Prior to joining MiSU, Shirley, who is a fourth-generation North Dakotan, served as VCSU president from 2008… Read More »

Minot Sertoma Club Pledges $100,000 to MiSU Foundation

Minot Sertoma Club pledges $100,000 to MiSU foundation Continuing a tradition of supporting Minot State University speech and hearing efforts, Mylan Sand, Minot Sertoma Club president, presented $28,000 to Marv Semrau, MSU vice president for advancement. Minot Sertoma Club pledged $100,000 to the MSU Development Foundation to enhance the Minot Sertoma Club Scholarship fund and… Read More »

MiSU exceeds service goals

Power of 100 exceeds goal Volunteer, mentor, serve and shape lives. That is exactly what dozens of groups accomplished through the Power of 100, MSU Centennial Service Challenge. These groups helped Minot State University surpass its goal of 100 service projects, with a grand total of 110! Visit to view projects.   SMILE100 exceeds… Read More »

Minot State student at Princeton

Minot State student at Princeton – Chloe Ondracek, Minot State University mathematics major and member of an undergraduate research group advised by Narayan Thapa, assistant professor of mathematics, has been invited to participate in the 2014 Program for Women and Mathematics at the Institute for Advanced Study May 12-23 in Princeton, N.J. Since 1994, the… Read More »

Dr. Shirley named president of Minot State University

Shirley named president of MiSU – The State Board of Higher Education Feb. 27 named Steven Shirley, Ph.D., as the next Minot State University president. Shirley currently serves as Valley City State University president, but he will assume his duties at MSU by July 2014. He will succeed David Fuller, Ph.D., who announced he will… Read More »

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 Mountains with a service project, to Bismarck, where he… Read More »

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… Read More »