Category Archives: NDUS

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 »

Confidence in the New Year

When milestones arrive they can usually be considered a good time to reflect on how previous accomplishments and challenges led to them. As our students closed out another semester and we’re closing in on the end to another year, I find that it’s a good time to do just that. In the past year there… Read More »

Challenge Grants awarded

Six of 11 public colleges and universities in North Dakota were recently awarded Challenge Grants for projects at their respective campuses ranging from scholarships and endowments to expanded educational opportunities. Lake Region State College, Mayville State University, North Dakota State College of Science, North Dakota State University, University of North Dakota and Williston State College… Read More »

Media Coverage Summary – Dec. 4

The following is a roundup of news on North Dakota University System’s 11 public colleges and universities for the week ending Friday, Dec. 4.   Bismarck State College Team registrations sought for regional Science Olympiad at BSC BSC professor’s essay accepted for journal Communications students receive national awards   Dakota College at Bottineau Dakota College… Read More »

Tegrity brings lectures to students

A content capture system is making information more available than ever throughout the North Dakota University System.   The system, called Tegrity, is giving students throughout the 11 colleges and universities in the NDUS access to lectures and other recorded content, taking them well beyond the traditional classroom walls. Patti Heisler, assistant director of Training… Read More »

Q & A with the new CFO, Tammy Dolan

How long have you been with state government and what brought you here to NDUS? I have worked for the state for 25 years. After graduating from Minot State University, I worked for the state auditor for two years. Next, I spent 14 years at Workforce Safety & Insurance focusing on the fiscal and administrative… Read More »

Collaboration and standardization

I had the opportunity recently to speak twice on topics revolving around the digital environment we inhabit. The first, on cyber security, illustrated how that environment is changing and how we could change with it. The second, on data inconsistencies, fleshed out how North Dakota University System employees were working toward creating standardized processes throughout… Read More »

State Board of Higher Education appoints Schafer interim president of UND

The State Board of Higher Education voted unanimously today to appoint Ed Schafer as interim president of the University of North Dakota. Current UND President Robert Kelley will retire Jan. 14, 2016. Schafer will begin serving as interim president Jan. 15. The Board also agreed that the timeframe for the interim service and salary would… Read More »

Dakota Nursing Program surpasses national success rate

Total pass rate gives program bragging rights throughout the nation   A nursing program that consists of a consortium of four of the five community colleges in the North Dakota University System recently hit a record that showcases the program’s excellence. Three of the four campuses in the Dakota Nursing Program hit a 100 percent… Read More »

Educational leaders continue forward momentum

Leaders from the state’s education-focused agencies met last week to discuss challenges to their respective missions and goals and how they could help each other meet those challenges. Members of the State Board of Higher Education, the Department of Public Instruction, the Department of Career and Technical Education and the Education and Standards Practices Board… Read More »

Media Coverage Summary – Oct. 23, 2015

The following is a roundup of news on North Dakota University System’s 11 public colleges and universities for the week ending Friday, Oct. 23.   Bismarck State College National entertainers perform at BSC ‘60s symposium Haunted Theatre set at BSC BSC symposium panelists speak on 1960s experience   Dakota College at Bottineau DCB’s Keith receives… Read More »