Monthly Archives: August 2017

Media Coverage Summary – Aug. 18

The following is a roundup of news on North Dakota University System’s 11 public colleges and universities for the week ending Friday, August 18

 

Bismarck State College
BSC and VCSU announce collaborative elementary education bachelor’s degree
 

Dakota College at Bottineau
Paramedic Technology Program has Record Enrollment
 

Dickinson State University
DSU President: ‘We’re in very good shape’
Biology faculty at DSU attend Genome Consortium for Active Teaching Workshop
Dr. Varney participates in panel discussion to be aired on C-SPAN
 

Lake Region State College
Orientation schedule
 

Mayville State University
President Hagen gives state of the university address, announces he will retire in 2018
Farmers Bowl is just around the corner!
Comet Athletic Club sponsoring Sportsmen’s Raffle and social event to raise academic scholarships for MSU student athletes – Tickets on sale now!
 

Minot State University
NDCPD awarded Administration for Community Living Core Grant
 

North Dakota State College of Science
NDSCS to begin 115th academic year August 21
 

North Dakota State University
NDSU graduate student develops new way to battle mosquitos
Extension offers ‘Powerful Tools for Caregivers’
Using drought stressed field crops as emergency forages
Kids learn coding, computing and character design in video gaming
NDSU Puts on One-Act Play to Teach Kids How to Deal with Conflict
PPG Foundation Donates $40,000 to NDSU Foundation and Alumni Association to Benefit Coatings and Polymeric Materials Department at North Dakota State University
NDSU hosting first Cow Efficiency Congress
NDSU physics department to offer safe viewing of eclipse
Wenzel throws out first pitch at Twins game
Hay lottery to benefit growers in ND, SD and MT
Researcher helping save rare, iconic trees
Meeting the enemy up close: ND, MN aggies learn about Palmer amaranth
Exhibit featuring Jewish contributions to North Dakota comes to Bonanzaville
 

University of North Dakota
Total eclipse of the sun
All creatures small and smaller
Driven to learn
Champions of change
Robots rock
 

Valley City State University
Longtime coach DeVries named VCSU athletic director
Introduction of new faculty
 

Williston State College
Second Annual Teton WOW Kicks off Sunday
Hockey Standout Goes D1
State Funds Available for Dual-Credit Instruction
 

North Dakota University System

Media Coverage Summary – August 11

The following is a roundup of news on North Dakota University System’s 11 public colleges and universities for the week ending Friday, August 11

 

Bismarck State College
BSC and VCSU announce collaborative elementary education bachelor’s degree
BSC associate professor recognized by Association of Surgical Technologists
 

Dakota College at Bottineau
MSU and DCB Sign Articulation Agreements
 

Dickinson State University
Hawk’s Perch – August 2017
President Mitzel to deliver State of the University Aug. 15
Dickinson State ranks 8th on national list of colleges with best economic mobility
 

Lake Region State College
Orientation schedule
 

Mayville State University
Mayville State notches record-high enrollment in 2017 Summer Session
 

Minot State University
Begin your college journey with us
 

North Dakota State College of Science
NDSCS doesn’t blow its stack
NDSCS to begin 115th academic year August 21
NDSCS-Fargo to offer popular Business Pro early evening classes
 

North Dakota State University
NDSU master’s program highly ranked in exam pass rate
Researchers to examine socioeconomic impacts of flood forecasts
NDSU students research Pancreatic cancer, hoping to reduce side effects
Cow Efficiency Congress to be held in North Dakota
Seeding winter annual cover crops
5 questions with … Greg Lardy, head of NDSU Animal Sciences Department and associate VP for agricultural affairs, Fargo, N.D.
NDSU extension ag personnel honored
Fargo mattress factory teams up with NDSU for research to better meet sleepers’ needs
Farmers deal with dicamba drift
Livestock forage disaster payment calculator available
“Feed the soil to feed you”; Langdon Research Center held a cover crop meeting
NDSU Celebrating the Little Golden Book and 75 Years of Publishing
Carrington Row Crop Tour set for Aug. 24
The “Land in Her Own Name” exhibit, on loan from the North Dakota Historical Society
 

University of North Dakota
Parting ‘shots’
Friends in flight
Critters of campus
Flood of research
UND hosts emotional opioid abuse panel
 

Valley City State University
Valley City’s McBeain Named To College Football America Starting Lineup
 

Williston State College
College Receives Director’s Award of Excellence for Massage Therapy Program
WSC Massage Students Enjoy Success
 

North Dakota University System
State Board of Higher Education Creates Task Forces for Legislative Study

State Board of Higher Education Creates Task Forces for Legislative Study

Letters were sent this week inviting several dozen people to participate in several task forces that will study reshaping higher education in North Dakota.

 

“Technology is disrupting every segment of our economy, and higher education has to address this new challenge. We have the choice to either drive disruption or be outpaced by it. As a leadership team, we will develop key initiatives around metric centered decision making that address research, technology transfer, operational efficiencies, and attainment. Organized task forces will start the dialogue and move us toward a working plan to keep higher education in North Dakota moving ahead in the 21st Century,” said Don Morton, chair of the State Board of Higher Education.

 

In Senate Bill 2003, the 65th Legislative Assembly established a study to address five key areas, primarily for community colleges in the state. At its June strategic planning retreat, the Board expanded the study to include the entire university system. The areas include shared administration; shared services, including a common course catalog; articulation agreements that link elementary, secondary, career and technical education to postsecondary certificates and associates degrees; centralized processing, and centralized services.

 

“We appreciate the Legislature’s and the Governor’s support, and we look forward to working together to bring about positive change to benefit our students and our state,” Morton said.

 

The task forces will begin their work at a kick-off meeting Sept. 27 at Lake Region State College.

Media Coverage Summary – Aug. 4

The following is a roundup of news on North Dakota University System’s 11 public colleges and universities for the week ending Friday, August 48

 

Bismarck State College
BSC and ND National Guard to host annual Community Fit Fair
BSC Business and Office Technology programs and professor receive top honors
 

Dakota College at Bottineau
MSU and DCB Sign Articulation Agreements
 

Dickinson State University
Student-led changes to DSU Student Center
DSU’s Rasmussen attends ND Indian Education Summit
 

Lake Region State College
Orientation schedule
TrainND helps fill EMT shortage
 

Mayville State University
Mayville State University notches record-high enrollment in 2017 summer session
Around the Horn Golf Classic held August 4
Dr. Joseph Mehus and his students lead the way with MSU’s first IACUC-approved wildlife research protocol
 

Minot State University
Begin your college journey with us
 

North Dakota State College of Science
NDSCS-Fargo to host Practical Nursing Informational Meeting
 

North Dakota State University
North Dakota Department of Agriculture, NDSU N.D. Agricultural Experiment Station partner to take hay donations, offer lottery
Students share in science at research farm
Rugby native named director of Economic Development & Finance
N.D. drought prompting calf health questions
Student brings passion to South Africa
NDSU Horticulture Research Farm Field Day Aug. 9
The tech to expect: How technology is changing architecture
Big Iron field demos to highlight alternative grain storage and effects of tile drainage
 

University of North Dakota
Presidential pages
Moving forward together
Intern of integration
Disruptive times
Master of engagement
 

Valley City State University
The Valley City Welcome Window Project and Back to the City Night
 

Williston State College
WSC to Feature Njos Sculpture
Mental Health Services Continue to Expand at WSC
 

North Dakota University System
Interim Vice Chancellor of Strategy and Strategic Engagement Hired at NDUS

Interim Vice Chancellor of Strategy and Strategic Engagement Hired at NDUS

James P. Wisecup has accepted the position as the Interim Vice Chancellor of Strategy and Strategic Engagement for the North Dakota University System. Wisecup, who goes by Phil, is a retired Navy vice admiral, a former college president and has deep experience in strategic planning and technology innovation.

“Phil is a great asset for our higher education system and our state. He brings skills, knowledge and experience of great value to our strategic efforts,” said NDUS Chancellor Mark Hagerott.

Wisecup previously served as the director of the Strategic Studies Group and Navy civilian faculty member of the U.S. Naval War College after retiring from active duty. Prior to that, Wisecup had served as Naval Inspector General, and before that, President of the Naval War College after holding several Naval commands.

Wisecup holds dual Masters of Arts degrees in National Security and Strategic Studies, and International Relations. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in International Security Affairs. He is the recipient of the Admiral James B. Stockdale Award for Inspirational Leadership, as well as the Superior Civilian Service Award from the U.S. Navy.