Category Archives: NDUS

Board hears campus budget reports

All proposed tuition increases within legislative allowances Technology and budgets were the talk of the day when the State Board of Higher Education met this week to move business forward. The regular meeting was held at Bismarck State College, with satellite locations dialing in via Skype for the first time. The multi-location meeting allows for… Read More »

Student loan forgiveness available to college grads employed in STEM fields

College graduates employed in STEM-related occupations in North Dakota may be eligible for student loan forgiveness through the STEM Occupations Student Loan Program administered by the North Dakota University System and the Bank of North Dakota. STEM-related occupations include jobs in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The program provides loan forgiveness of… Read More »

Interim Higher Education committee meetings held

The North Dakota Legislative Management Interim Higher Education Committee held its regular meeting last month, and in doing so heard numerous items affecting the North Dakota University System ranging from information technology to predictive analytics. Held over two days at Dakota College at Bottineau and Minot State University, the committee’s meetings also heard direct updates… Read More »

Bakken U scholarship application now open

Applications are now open for more than $20,000 in scholarships that have been announced under the North Dakota University System’s Bakken U initiative. The initiative was created during the last academic year to help encourage oil workers, recently displaced oil workers and their spouses to go back to school at one of the state’s public… Read More »

Media Coverage Summary – April 1, 2016

The following is a roundup of news on North Dakota University System’s 11 public colleges and universities for the week ending Friday, April 1.   Bismarck State College BSC-Dakota Nursing faculty selected as writer for national nursing exam   Dakota College at Bottineau St. Joseph’s Community Health Foundation Awards   Dickinson State University DSU bands… Read More »

A Nexus of Change

Much has happened already these first few months of 2016, and it all points to another milestone year for higher education in North Dakota. Albert Einstein famously said, “The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” The quote’s longevity is a reflection of… Read More »

Board talks goals, budget

Budget allotments, Envision 2030 meeting among agenda items at State Board of Higher Education meeting After taking the morning to select the new president for the University of North Dakota, the State Board of Higher Education wasted no time in getting down to other important business this week. Among the most vital agenda items were… Read More »

Board names Kennedy next UND president

The State Board of Higher Education today named the Hon. Mark Kennedy as the next president of the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota. Kennedy currently serves as a professor of political management and director of the Graduate School of Political Management at The George Washington University, Washington, D.C. “I am honored and… Read More »

Foundation members named

The North Dakota University System Foundation wasted no time in 2016 getting ramped up for new fundraising efforts. After setting relatively dormant for a few years, the NDUS Foundation has sprung into life again after a State Board of Higher Education meeting when Foundation Board Members and Trustees were approved. The NDUS Foundation was initially founded… Read More »

Workshop provides planning focus

New software training provides insight to Strategic Planning Online software suite   Financial analysts, communicators and other strategic planners from throughout the North Dakota University System sat down together last month for a 16-hour course focused on tracking system progress. The two-day course on the Strategic Planning Online software suite, or SPOL, was given by… Read More »

Title IX training held

Dozens of campus and student advocates from throughout the North Dakota University System attended a training session regarding Title IX. The sessions focused on the federal regulation that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex at any institution which received federal funding, in both educational and extracurricular activities. The Departments of Education and Justice take… Read More »

Media Coverage Summary – Feb. 19, 2016

The following is a roundup of news on North Dakota University System’s 11 public colleges and universities for the week ending Friday, Feb. 19.   Bismarck State College Visiting Writers Series features fracking anthology writers Job Fair set Feb. 25 at BSC Film on Afghan journalists to screen at BSC Feb. 23 BSC student chosen… Read More »

Media Coverage Summary – Feb. 5, 2016

The following is a roundup of news on North Dakota University System’s 11 public colleges and universities for the week ending Friday, Feb. 5.   Bismarck State College Journal accepts Schreck paper BSC ensemble sells songs for Valentine’s Day BSC students awarded technical scholarships Academic scholarships awarded to 238 BSC students   Dakota College at… Read More »

Envisioning the Future of Education

Historic times are upon us.  The engineers and scientists of NDUS realize that technology is changing and morphing in ways that would have seemed impossible just 10 years ago. For the economics and business students, they know the swings in the price of oil are almost unprecedented. For our ag students, who continue to help feed… Read More »

Board updated on cabinet studies

State Board of Higher Education members hear details on studies regarding cost containment, mission, tuition and fees, shared services and retention After an historic joint meeting with the Interim Legislative Higher Education Committee earlier in the day this Wednesday, the State Board of Higher Education was ready to learn about recent studies that had been… Read More »

NDUS awards inaugural Bakken U scholarship

The first of its kind scholarship was awarded under North Dakota University System’s Bakken U initiative today to a Dickinson State University student. Warren Logan, an oilfield worker planning to enroll in courses at DSU, was awarded the $5,000 scholarship, funded by the N.D. Petroleum Council, during a press conference today at the DSU Student… Read More »

Media Coverage Summary – Friday, Jan. 8

The following is a roundup of news on North Dakota University System’s 11 public colleges and universities for the week ending Friday, Jan. 8.   Bismarck State College BSC receives top score in military journal BSC’s continuing education division wins award BSC employees honored for years of service Blizzard Bluegrass concert set for Jan. 15-16… Read More »

IVN Usage remains strong

Effort helps increase shared services   The North Dakota Interactive Video Network started out with four sites and a few classes back in 1989. It didn’t take long before IVN grew to become an essential campus tool for the delivery of courses and degree programs to students geographically displaced from the host institution. And while… Read More »

Media Coverage Summary – Dec. 11

The following is a roundup of news on North Dakota University System’s 11 public colleges and universities for the week ending Friday, Dec. 11.   Bismarck State College Hess Corporation presents donation to BSC BSC Holiday Concert set for Dec. 16   Dakota College at Bottineau Dakota College at Bottineau – Campus Successes November  … Read More »