Monthly Archives: May 2018

Media Coverage Summary – Friday, May 18

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


Bismarck State College
BSC faculty and staff receive promotions and excellence awards
BSC hosts tech camp for middle and high school students

Dakota College at Bottineau
Wildlife of ND Featuring Pollinators Workshop

Dickinson State University
2018 Faculty & Staff Recognition and Awards Ceremony
Blue Hawk Supporter – May 2018

Lake Region State College
Adult Ed holds graduation

Mayville State University
Enjoy an F-M RedHawks game with your Mayville State friends
Mayville State University’s 126th commencement held

Minot State University
MSU opens new doors for Teske
Brost sets her sights on the courtroom
MSU works with fifth graders to produce a newspaper

North Dakota State College of Science
Daily News: Almost 700 students graduate from NDSCS Friday, May 11

North Dakota State University
Thousands graduate from NDSU, UND in Spring Commencement
NDSU Grad Has Musical Role in Commencement Ceremony
Pharmacy students provide stroke education program in communities
NDSU engineering grad starts robotics camp company
Spidey strength: Scientist hopes to harness the superpower of spiders
NDSU to Host Climate Workshop
Clay Ream Named to Google Cloud Academic All-District® 6 Division I Men’s At-Large Team

University of North Dakota
McGimpsey announces shift in career
New website launches May 21
Lieutenant, at last
Brent Sanford details journey to serve
Leaders in Action on center stage

Valley City State University
This week’s Hotline

Williston State College
More than 240 graduates set off from WSC

North Dakota University System

Media Coverage Summary – May 11

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


Bismarck State College
BSC to celebrate 78th commencement
High school juniors and seniors invited to campus June 8
BSC Carpentry open house showcases student-built home
Summer Training Opportunities Available

Dakota College at Bottineau
DCB Recognizes the First LEAP Graduates

Dickinson State University
The Need For Sustainability In Our Soil
DSU Announces 2018 Outstanding Senior Athletes
DSU softball returns to NAIA softball playoffs

Lake Region State College
DECA students compete at nationals
Learning Commons Grand Opening

Mayville State University
Thank you for celebrating with us!
Hagerott to deliver the annual commencement address
Mayville State University football team volunteers

Minot State University
Minot State helps Bender achieve her goals
In the lab, on the stage, Kraft thrives
Miller pushes personal boundaries, helps fellow students

North Dakota State College of Science
NDSCS Commencement Ceremony set for Friday, May 11
NDSCS Employees Honored at Employee Recognition Program
Daily News: Agawasie Day

North Dakota State University
Sen. Hoeven learns about NDSU’s defense projects
Beloved NDSU ag prof touches minds, hearts
NDSU’s Collegiate CattleWomen promote beef for runners
Terrible twister: Book offers abundant imagery of Fargo’s 1957 tornado, aftermath
Student winners named for Architecture for the Birds challenge
NDSU ranked highly for precision ag education
‘I can’t ask for more’: NDSU student, son of immigrants, to graduate at age 19
Commencement speaker to urge classmates to try to solve world’s problems
Commencement speaker to urge teamwork, leadership

University of North Dakota
Main Street GF — challenge accepted
Revolutionary outlook
Degrees above the rest
Mission complete
The Big sweep

Valley City State University
VCSU commencement to be held Saturday, May 12

Williston State College
Burgum visits WSC during Williston stop

North Dakota University System

Online applications now open for STEM student loan forgiveness

College graduates employed in STEM-related occupations in North Dakota may be eligible for student loan forgiveness through the 2018 STEM Loan Forgiveness Program administered by the North Dakota University System (NDUS) and the Bank of North Dakota. STEM-related occupations include jobs in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Applications for the STEM Student Loan Forgiveness program are open from Monday, May 1 to Thursday, May 31.

The STEM Occupations Loan Forgiveness Program is intended to reduce loan indebtedness for college graduates who work in STEM-related fields in North Dakota. The program provides for eligibility of up to $6,000 awarded in a lifetime. To qualify as an applicant for loan forgiveness under this program, applicants must:

  • Have completed an approved, STEM-related program of study through a board-approved college;
  • Have maintained a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 grading system;
  • Have a gross annual salary or equivalent hourly wage of $60,000 or less;
  • Have been employed in a board-approved STEM occupation for 12 months in North Dakota following graduation;
  • Hold a qualifying federal student loan or Bank of North Dakota DEAL Loan or DEAL One Loan that is not in default.

The number of loan forgiveness applications approved each year is contingent upon legislative appropriations. Not all qualified applicants are assured funding.  Applicants who meet these qualifications will be considered based on the date their completed application is received by the NDUS. Award recipients will be notified by July 31. Applicants must re-apply annually for funding consideration.

The application is available online at Contact NDUS at 701-328-2906 or at if you have any questions.