Category Archives: Campus News

Use this category for blog posts related to new from the various campuses

Dickinson State University campus successes

DSU RECOGNIZED AMONG THE BEST COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES IN NORTH DAKOTA FOR 2018 DSU ranks in the top three along with the University of Jamestown and Valley City State University. From major public research universities to small regional colleges, liberal arts colleges and more, College Consensus honors the best colleges in North Dakota for their… Read More »

Lake Region State College campus successes

LRSC ranked top 20 nationally for completion Lake Region State College was ranked #20 in a report of 762 two-year colleges published by the Chronicle of Higher Education in its 2018 Almanac of Higher Education. Institutions were ranked according to the number of first time, full-time students who entered in a cohort that started the fall of… Read More »

Mayville State University campus successes

MaSU awarded grant Officials at Mayville State University have been notified that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded the university a $2,249,009 Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP) grant. The grant will be distributed over five years and was available as of Oct. 1, 2018. The purpose of the SIP program is to help institutions of… Read More »

Minot State University campus successes

Minot State adds Medicinal Plant Chemistry to chemistry options Minot State University will offer a third option in its chemistry major starting in the Spring 2019 semester focusing on extraction, purification, and analysis of compounds from plants. The option, called Medicinal Plant Chemistry, will enter the academic catalog in Fall 2019, but students can begin… Read More »

North Dakota State University campus successes

Project supports students living with mental illness NDSU faculty members Amy Werremeyer, Elizabeth Skoy and Meghan Kirkwood are working to de-stigmatize mental illness. Their engagement project called Snap the Stigma invites people to share their experiences with mental illness through photography and personal reflections. The goal is to support people living with mental illness and educate the… Read More »

University of North Dakota campus successes

New federal grant, with state match, establishes University Center for Autonomous Systems Innovation at UND UND’s Center for Innovation announced creation of the University Center for Autonomous Systems Innovation, established through a $100,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA). The grant covers the first year of a five-year program, with… Read More »

Valley City State University campus successes

LaFave selected as next VCSU president The North Dakota State Board of Higher Education has selected Alan LaFave, D.M.A., as the next president of Valley City State University. LaFave currently serves as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Northern State University (Aberdeen, S.D.). Also an undergraduate alumnus of Northern State, LaFave joined the faculty of… Read More »

Williston State College campus successes

TrainND Hosts Disaster Symposium TrainND – Northwest will host its second annual Disaster & Emergency Preparedness Symposium from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 23 at TrainND. The event brings industries, public emergency response officials, and interested parties in the Bakken Region together to learn about potential disasters and how to prepare for and… Read More »

State Board tables new tenure policy

Further action surrounding a policy up for its second reading by the State Board of Higher Education has been postponed following an in-depth discussion this week. The second reading of Policy 605.1 (administrative tenure) had garnered discussion among Board members and faculty members throughout the North Dakota University System since being brought up earlier this… Read More »

Media Coverage Summary – Oct. 19

The following is a roundup of news on North Dakota University System’s 11 public colleges and universities for the week ending Friday, Oct. 19   Bismarck State College BSC Theatre production sets the stage for Halloween with “Dracula,” Oct. 18-21   Dakota College at Bottineau Farm Business Management Instructor Hired for Minot Area   Dickinson… Read More »

Media Coverage Summary – Oct. 12

The following is a roundup of news on North Dakota University System’s 11 public colleges and universities for the week ending Friday, Oct. 12   Bismarck State College Job fair scheduled on BSC campus Red Lodge Clay Center residents hold workshops at BSC, Oct. 15-16 BSC Visiting Writers Series features Minnesota author   Dakota College… Read More »

Media Coverage Summary – Oct. 5

The following is a roundup of news on North Dakota University System’s 11 public colleges and universities for the week ending Friday, Oct. 5   Bismarck State College BSC to become North Dakota’s first polytechnic institution   Dakota College at Bottineau DCB Allied Health Programs Recognized   Dickinson State University Alumni Spotlight: Psychiatric nurse practitioner… Read More »

Bismarck State College campus successes

BSC freshman enrollment up 6 percent BSC remains the third largest college in the NDUS with 3,778 students enrolled this fall – a 1 percent increase over last year. Freshman numbers are up 6 percent. North Dakotans make up 82 percent of the student population at BSC, up almost 2 percent from last year. Part-time enrollment… Read More »

Dakota College at Bottineau campus successes

EMS STUDENT AWARDED NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP Platinum Educational Group launched its inaugural scholarships program geared at EMS students. The scholarship is awarded to a hardworking and dedicated student in the healthcare field. The 2018 EMS scholarship was awarded to student Mumtaaz “Taaz” Allen. Mrs. Allen is enrolled in Dakota College’s Paramedic program. Taaz dutifully supported her husband’s military… Read More »

Dickinson State University campus successes

Third annual Harvest Festival and DSU Family Weekend continues to grow with 2,500 in attendance Dickinson State University (DSU) and the Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the third annual Harvest Festival in conjunction with DSU Family Weekend on Sept. 15, 2018. The event took place on campus at King Pavilion.  

Lake Region State College

Professor earns high honors Randy Olson, Associate Professor with Lake Region State College’s Automotive Technology Program, received high honors at the North Dakota Association of Career and Technical Educators (NDACTE) annual conference. Olson was presented the NDACTE Post-Secondary Teacher of the Year award.  This award recognizes post-secondary educators who are providing excellent career and technical… Read More »

Mayville State University campus successes

Mayville State records enrollment increase for fall semester Mayville State University has recorded a four percent increase in the number of students enrolled for the fall semester of 2018, topping the university’s all-time enrollment record for the seventh-straight year. Headcount enrollment this fall is 1,184 students. This is the eighth enrollment record set in the… Read More »

Minot State University campus successes

Alumni Association honors five with Golden Award, Young Alumni Achievement Award The Minot State University Alumni Association will honor four individuals with the Golden Award and one with the Young Alumni Achievement Award at the 51st Anniversary Dinner. Jay Altringer (‘75), Don Hummel (‘75), Howard Klug (‘80), and Chuck Kramer (‘76) have been chosen for the… Read More »