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Dickinson State University campus successes

McGill and Caperton named DSU’s 2017 Outstanding Graduates Jalyn McGill and Tesla Caperton were named Dickinson State University’s 2017 Outstanding Graduates at the Outstanding Graduate Luncheon held Friday, May 12, in the Student Center Ballroom. The Outstanding Graduate Award is the highest honor bestowed on two graduating seniors by the university. McGill and Caperton were… Read More »

Lake Region State College campus successes

Business programs open doors at LRSC Business-related programs at Lake Region State College now have more options for students looking at advancing career options or transferring for higher degrees. The State Board of Higher Education approved a change in the Associate in Arts Degree for Accounting & Business Administration to an Associate in Arts Degree… Read More »

Mayville State University campus successes

MaSU students in Belize for study abroad experience Nine MaSU students and their faculty advisor are in Belize from May 14-28 as part of the “International Perspectives in Health” course. The group is fully immersed in the culture and living with local families. They’re sharing their health education projects and providing health screenings and community… Read More »

Minot State University campus successes

MiSU Development Foundation completed successful capital campaign In 2009, the Minot State University Development Foundation embarked on “Our Place, Our Time,” a $26 million capital campaign to raise significant funds to support students, university programs and facilities. The campaign concluded Dec. 31, 2016, exceeding its goal, raising $31.2 million from alumni and friends of the… Read More »

North Dakota State College of Science campus successes

NDSCS Honors Barb Bang and Max Reinke NDSCS honored Barbara Bang as Dean Emerita and Max Reinke as Faculty Emeritus at the College’s Commencement ceremony on May 12. Bang was an associate professor and department chair for 25 years and served as the Dean of the Technologies and Services Division for 17 years. Reinke spent… Read More »

North Dakota State University campus successes

Students create early detection method for cancer Graduate students Fataneh Karandish and James Froberg earned first place in the service category of NDSU’s annual innovation competition. Their innovation is a microchip that responds to the presence of pancreatic cancer cells in a single drop of blood when exposed to an electric current. It could become… Read More »

University of North Dakota campus successes

UND Awarded First Part of $3.8 Million Program to Combat Addiction The University of North Dakota was awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Center for Substance Abuse Treatment program for the first year of what is hoped to be a five-year, $3.8 million program to combat addiction.  Nearly $775,… Read More »

Valley City State University campus successes

VCSU student Ernst presents research in D.C. Niklas Ernst, a VCSU social science student, participated in the Council on Undergraduate Research’s 21st annual Posters on the Hill event in Washington, D.C. April 25–26. Ernst’s research project, “The Unfinished Presidencies: Why Incumbent Presidents Lose Their Reelection Campaigns,” was one of 60 projects nationwide selected for Posters on… Read More »

Williston State College campus successes

Local Educator Receives $10,000 Scholarship Kim Weismann, WSC’s Arts and Human Sciences Chair and Associate Professor, has received The Catherine Nutterville Scholarship from The Delta Kappa Gamma (DKG) Society International, April 5, 2017.   WSC Foundation Hosts Alumni Week Williston’s Community and WSC Alumni are encouraged to attend the WSC Foundation’s first annual Alumni week,… Read More »

Media Coverage Summary – May 5

The following is a roundup of news on North Dakota University System’s 11 public colleges and universities for the week ending Friday, May 5   Bismarck State College Conversations at BSC explores the Protestant Reformation BSC hosts tech camp for middle and high school students I-94 road construction project includes BSC exit   Dakota College… Read More »

U.S. Ambassador to Togo to discuss African policy, partnership

The North Dakota University System in partnership with the North Dakota National Guard hosted the U.S Ambassador to Togo this week for a discussion on African policy and why it matters. The topic was discussed with students, faculty and staff at Bismarck State College at 2:30 p.m. Monday, April 10, at the National Energy Center of… Read More »

Workforce Advisory Council Releases Needs and Gaps Report

The North Dakota Workforce Education Advisory Council (WEAC) has released a new report assessing workforce development needs and gaps across the state. The report was prepared for the State Board of Higher Education, North Dakota University System, North Dakota Department of Public Instruction and the State Legislature. It identifies current workforce education needs and gaps… Read More »

O.E.R. initiative noted as success

An initiative to promote Open Educational Resources (OER) throughout the North Dakota University System in 2015-2017 has proven successful. The North Dakota Legislature generously appropriated $110,000 for the initiative, which was reduced to $107,250 by the 2016 allotment. Open Educational Resources are teaching, learning and research materials that have been released under licensing that allows their free… Read More »

VCSU’s Wirth named to Prairie Business ‘40 Under 40’ list

Jamie Wirth, Ph.D., director of the Great Plains STEM Education Center at Valley City State University, has been named to Prairie Business magazine’s 2016 “40 Under 40” list, which recognizes 40 of the top business professionals under the age of 40 in the Dakotas and western Minnesota. Also an assistant professor of mathematics at VCSU,… Read More »

Professors talk programs

Three professors granted tenure reflect on their programs   Karen Clementich, Amy Phillips, and Robert Brueggeman might teach different topics at different campuses, but these three professors have a few similarities. To start, they’re all working in career fields in which they’ve held long-time interest, so much so that they can all easily be considered… Read More »

Media Coverage Summary – July 15, 2016

The following is a roundup of news on North Dakota University System’s 11 public colleges and universities for the week ending Friday, July 15.   Bismarck State College BSC offers Summer Ag Academy in July   Dakota College at Bottineau DCB Hires Baseball Coach and Admission Counselors   Dickinson State University DSU adds Tumblr to… Read More »

Q & A with CIO Darin King

Darin King was recently named Chief Information Officer for the North Dakota University System. Previously, King served as the Deputy CIO since November of 2013.  In that role, he was responsible for the day-to-day operational leadership of the enterprise systems and services delivered to the 11 institutions of the NDUS. King began his career in educational… Read More »

Fraud Risk Assessment Report

In April 2016, a Fraud Risk Assessment Survey was sent to all permanent benefited employees at each institution, the North Dakota University System Office and Core Technology Services.  The results of this survey are included in the attached report which has been submitted to the State Board of Higher Education Audit Committee, the Chancellor and each institution… Read More »

Minot State University campus successes – May

MiSU commencement celebration On May 13, Minot State University honored its 102nd graduating class. More than 835 undergraduate and graduate students were eligible to cross the stage during commencement exercises. Graduate student Nichole DeSautel, undergraduate student Jacques Stanley and alumna Kirsten Baesler, North Dakota superintendent of public instruction, addressed the Class of 2016.   MiSU… Read More »

Envision(ed) 2030 sets ambitious goals

Participants share perspectives in conversation to shape higher education’s future   The event designed to shape the vision of higher education to come brought nearly 200 people from diverse backgrounds to Bismarck this past week. Participants from around the state took part in discussions that were held at Envision 2030 to shape student and the… Read More »