Monthly Archives: August 2018

Media Coverage Summary – August 17

The following is a roundup of news on North Dakota University System’s 11 public colleges and universities for the week ending Friday, Aug. 17

 

Bismarck State College
BSC engineering alum helps bring clean drinking water to rural ND
 

Dakota College at Bottineau
Johnson Named to ND Department of Public Instruction Committee
 

Dickinson State University
Lewis awarded ATIXA training scholarship
Moberg’s dedication to quality education extends beyond the classroom
 

Lake Region State College
Peace officer graduation
 

Mayville State University
Van Horn delivers first state of the university address
Athletic Hall of Fame underscores Mayville State’s proud tradition in athletics
Annual parade
 

Minot State University
Minot State to celebrate 90th Homecoming
Old Main Society honors those who give
Minot State announces Spring 2018 President’s, VPAA, and Engagement Lists
 

North Dakota State College of Science
NDSCS to begin 116th academic year August 20
 

North Dakota State University
NDSU president names new interim provost
Fargo Park District and NDSU Present Train Car Art
New art installation on Main Avenue
Most researched piece of land in all of N.D.
What Does Bison Pride Mean To You?
Program developed for ND pharmacists to aid in prevention of opioid abuse
NDSU, pharmacists roll out “One RX” program to help prevent opioid abuse or overdose
NDSU professor on western book tour
Theatre NDSU announces its 2018-19 lineup
Bison Fans Bring Unique Memorabilia To NDSU Fan Day
 

University of North Dakota
Spark for collaboration
Forward facing
Back-to-Back for the attack
A focus on people
North Dakota Football around the corner
 

Valley City State University
11 new faculty join VCSU
 

Williston State College
WSC Welcomes New Petroleum Instructor
WSC Student Excels in ALEKS
 

North Dakota University System
Wisecup named Vice Chancellor of Strategy and Strategic Engagement

Wisecup named Vice Chancellor of Strategy and Strategic Engagement

A new vice chancellor of strategy and strategic engagement has been named at the North Dakota University System.

James “Phil” Wisecup has now taken on these responsibilities. Wisecup, who goes by Phil, is a retired Navy Vice-Admiral, was President of the US Naval War College, and has deep experience in strategic planning and innovation.

Wisecup most recently served as the director of the Chief of Naval Operations’ Strategic Studies Group, and as a faculty member of the U.S. Naval War College since leaving active duty in 2013.

Chancellor Mark Hagerott said Wisecup would be a great fit for the position.

“Phil brings a servant leadership attitude and a large amount of strategic experience and leadership to our team,” Hagerott said. “Since he began at the NDUS about a year ago, we have seen his willingness to build relationships and continue campus collaboration initiatives, specifically through our strategic plan called Envision 2030.”

A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Wisecup served in a variety of seagoing commands and in staff positions during his active duty career which spanned 36 years, including overseas assignments at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium and in Seoul Korea as the senior US Navy Flag officer there.  His senior executive positions included Director, White House Situation Room, Commander, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) Carrier Strike Group, President of the U.S. Naval War College and Inspector General of the Navy.

Wisecup holds Masters’ Degrees in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College; in International Relations from the University of Southern California; and in European and Defense Studies from the University of Strasbourg, France. 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 for his work as Director of the CNO Strategic Studies Group.

Media Coverage Summary – August 10

The following is a roundup of news on North Dakota University System’s 11 public colleges and universities for the week ending Friday, Aug. 10

 

Bismarck State College
BSC engineering alum helps bring clean drinking water to rural ND
 

Dakota College at Bottineau
Johnson Named to ND Department of Public Instruction Committee
 

Dickinson State University
Internships: An integral part of Dickinson State’s educational program
Dickinson Museum Center exhibits 100 years of Dickinson State history
Dickinson State University adds new programs to 2018 curriculum
 

Lake Region State College
Helping students succeed
Travel to England, Ireland, and Scotland in 2019
 

Mayville State University
First State Bank to sponsor the 2018 Farmers Bowl
We look forward to an exciting academic year
 

Minot State University
Minot State to celebrate 90th Homecoming
Old Main Society honors those who give
Minot State announces Spring 2018 President’s, VPAA, and Engagement Lists
 

North Dakota State College of Science
Daily News: No further investigation of NDSCS
InForum: Audit recommends monitoring of workforce training program data at NDSCS
KFGO: NDSCS President John Richman on audit findings
 

North Dakota State University
Under the Microscope: Spider silk weaving its way into medical treatments
Science of growing turf at Bison football practice fields has a shelf life
To Fill Desperately-Needed Cybersecurity Jobs, North Dakota State University Brings in the Youth
University Distinguished Professor writes book about Dakota plains
NDSU introduces Guide app for students
Alamogordo teen studying cyber-security at North Dakota State University program
Shaw: There’s much to admire about Dr. Sugihara
North Dakota leading in innovating hemp
Caton: What is blockchain?
Scientists study soy aphid resistance
NDSU’s Hellevang named Professional Engineer of the Year
NDSU to interview 2 finalists for interim provost job
A Research Plan for the State Legislative Session
UND, NDSU presidents come together to seek research funding
 

University of North Dakota
Setting the stage
President Kennedy: Together we reach higher
Intern experience
Cadets on deck
Fresh wings
 

Valley City State University
This week’s Hotline!
 

Williston State College
Growing a home-grown workforce could take a North Dakota village
 

North Dakota University System
NDUS reports unauthorized account access, accelerates efforts to improve IT security

NDUS reports unauthorized account access, accelerates efforts to improve IT security

Core Technology Services, the information technology arm of the North Dakota University System, discovered that there had been unauthorized access to a NDUS employee’s email account. Evidence indicates that the account credentials were stolen through a successful “phishing” campaign. It is possible the attacker was not aware personal information was in various emails in the account, but to be safe, the NDUS has notified all those who may have been affected.

“Information security is very important to us, and NDUS has consistently worked to minimize these types of interferences,” said NDUS Chancellor Mark Hagerott, who led the NDUS staff in a security measures protocol meeting immediately following the discovered access to the account. “It is a sobering reality that education is often targeted by criminal elements in today’s global assaults on IT systems.”

No credit card or bank account information was contained in the email account. The suspicious activity was discovered on July 12, and a forensic analysis was conducted to properly understand the scope of the incident. Law enforcement has been contacted, and the account was properly secured. The account contained personal information, such as names and Social Security numbers of about 9,400 individuals. “It is important that all faculty, staff and students from the 11 campuses within the university system – especially new, incoming freshman – are reminded never to put personal identifiable information, such as social security information, in emails,” Hagerott emphasized.

 

In response to incidents like this one and to help prevent them in the future, NDUS is continually modifying its systems and practices to enhance the security of sensitive information. One such effort, which is currently underway, is to enable multifactor authentication on the NDUS email system.

“There is no indication that any of the personal information was accessed,” said Darin King, vice chancellor of information technology/chief information officer. “Nevertheless, we are making every effort to inform people of the situation and are taking every possible precaution to safeguard our systems.”

 

NDUS is providing free identity theft protection services to those individuals who want to take steps to guard against identity theft or fraud as a precautionary measure. A letter has been sent to the affected individuals, which provides additional information on identity protection and the services being offered.

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