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Media Coverage Summary – Friday, Aug. 31

The following is a roundup of news on North Dakota University System’s 11 public colleges and universities for the week ending Friday, Aug. 31

 

Bismarck State College
Mass Communications student launches BSC’s first sports talk show
 

Dakota College at Bottineau
DCB TRiO Director to Represent State at ASPIRE Institute
 

Dickinson State University
Ian Mabry exhibits personal work at Dickinson State’s Mind’s Eye Art Gallery
August 2018 Hawks Perch – A Destination Point for Entrepreneurs
A Minute with Mitzel 8.30.18
 

Lake Region State College
Peace officer graduation
 

Mayville State University
Performing Arts Hall of Fame inductees for 2018 named
Turf installed
Sportsmen’s Raffle source of scholarships
 

Minot State University
Minot State opens cadaver lab
Spangler, Richard earn awards at leadership conference
Numbers and notes
 

North Dakota State College of Science
NDSCS begins 116th academic year
 

North Dakota State University
NDSU Brings Its Campus Organizations Right to the Students
China Trade Dispute Results in No Bids on Soybeans
Suicide alert training
Homecoming Week events just around the corner
New associate dean named for NDSU Libraries
NDSU Master of Public Health program welcomes largest incoming class
 

University of North Dakota
SMHS nets $20.3M cancer research grant
Creating the future
President Kennedy: Open Letter to Aviation Department
Rundquist brings art and science to new role
Turning tragedy into legacy
 

Valley City State University
Kamphuis receives VCSU Foundation ‘Difference Maker Award’
VCSU presidential search: 5 candidates invited to campus Sept. 10–12
 

Williston State College
A New Chapter for the Learning Commons
Respected Historian Travels to Williston to Present on Fur Trade
Traveled Instructor Strengthens WSC Nursing Program
 

North Dakota University System
VCSU presidential search: 5 candidates invited to campus Sept. 10–12

UAS Roundtable serves up historic milestones

Many of those most aware of the growing trends for applications within the world of Unmanned Aerial Systems got together recently during a small discussion that ran concurrently with a larger annual event in Grand Forks.

Officials gathered at University of North Dakota last week for a UAS Roundtable during the 12th Annual UAS Summit & Expo, held at the Alerus Center.

Central to the roundtable was Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson, on site to speak on the strategic applications of UAS, and to hear from academics, leaders and researchers within the North Dakota University System. The roundtable came on the heels of an historic moment for the UAS industry – and Grand Forks – when it began with the first Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) flight launched from the Northern Plains UAS Test Site. The site was the first U.S. site to receive authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration to allow BVLOS flights. Previously, all unmanned flights were accompanied by chase planes.

According to Wilson, it was a major milestone that would be felt “far beyond this community.”

“We’re going to start to demonstrate and figure out how manned and unmanned systems can operate in the same airspace,” Wilson noted. “We’re going to learn more about it. We’re going to push the limits and that makes this airspace very valuable as companies seek to develop technologies for the future of air and space.”

The Roundtable opened with remarks from NDUS Chancellor Mark Hagerott, a longtime proponent of UAS who has expounded on the merits of UAS in an increasingly digitally-competitive world.

“North Dakota University System is poised to make major progress in the field of unmanned systems,” Hagerott said. “This first Beyond Visual Line of Sight flight is the first of many innovations that will come from this invaluable research happening within NDUS now.”

Following Hagerott’s remarks, UND President Mark Kennedy and North Dakota State University Computer Science Department Chair Ken Nygard provided details on how their respective organizations were moving ahead in the UAS sphere. Both universities also had teams at the Summit, who provided demonstrations and talks on current UAS projects and their relation to cybersecurity, data analytics and high performance computing.

Additionally, Nick Flom from the Northern Plains UAS test site and Brig. Gen. Bob Becklund were among those in attendance.

VCSU presidential search: 5 candidates invited to campus Sept. 10–12

The Valley City State University Presidential Search Committee, charged by the North Dakota University System to evaluate candidates for the VCSU presidency, has narrowed the pool of applicants to five candidates who have been invited to campus for interviews to be scheduled Sept. 10–12, 2018.

Fifty candidates applied for the VCSU position, which the search committee narrowed to 12 for interviews via interactive video on Aug. 16–17. Following these interviews, the search committee narrowed the pool to the five semifinalists invited to campus.

The semifinalists are:

  • Daniel Barwick, Ph.D., CFRE, president, Independence Community College; Independence, Kansas
  • Jeanine Gangeness, Ph.D., associate vice president for academic affairs (Rochester campus), and dean, School of Graduate Studies, Winona State University; Winona and Rochester, Minnesota
  • Jack Geller, Ph.D., dean, College of Social Sciences, Mathematics and Education, University of Tampa; Tampa, Florida
  • Alan LaFave, D.M.A., provost and vice president for academic affairs, Northern State University; Aberdeen, South Dakota
  • James Williams, Ph.D., MBA, vice president for student affairs, Emporia State University; Emporia, Kansas

The VCSU Presidential Search Committee is co-chaired by Greg Stemen, VCSU alumnus and vice chair of the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education, and Wesley Wintch, VCSU vice president for business affairs.

According to Wintch, the search committee appreciated the depth and breadth of the 50-candidate pool. “We had tremendous interest in the VCSU presidency, and the selection of only five candidates to bring to campus was challenging,” said Wintch. “We’re very excited to bring these talented leaders in education to Valley City and provide them an opportunity to interact with our people and spend time on campus.”

During their campus visits, the semifinalists will meet with students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends, and campus and community leaders, with the search committee soliciting feedback from all of these key stakeholder groups.

Following the on-campus interviews, the search committee will recommend an unranked slate of finalist candidates to the State Board of Higher Education. The board will conduct final interviews on the VCSU campus on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, with the selection of the next VCSU president announced thereafter. It is anticipated that the new VCSU president will assume office by Jan. 1, 2019.

Media Coverage Summary – Aug. 24

The following is a roundup of news on North Dakota University System’s 11 public colleges and universities for the week ending Friday, Aug. 24

 

Bismarck State College
BSC announces President’s Honor Roll for Summer 2018
 

Dakota College at Bottineau
DCB EMS Student Awarded National Scholarship
 

Dickinson State University
Dickinson State’s World Fest continues with Manhu from China
The 13th annual Theodore Roosevelt Symposium: Women in the arena (and a bit of Roosevelt, too)
 

Lake Region State College
Peace officer graduation
 

Mayville State University
Turf installation underway
Farmers Bowl Field Frenzy 5K 
Mayville State serves in an important role for our state
 

Minot State University
New school year at Minot State University
Minot State unveils new university logo, taglines, and graphic standards
 

North Dakota State College of Science
Daily News: NDSCS Wahpeton launces 2018-19 education year
Daily News: Students make NDSCS their home
 

North Dakota State University
Dr. Neil Dyer Receives NDVMA Veterinarian of the Year Award
Hellevang Named Professional Engineer of the Year
NDSU Students Move Into Dorms For New School Year
Cost of college
More than 3,000 new Bison members move into their dorms
NDSU receives $3.1 million in research funding
Opioid and Naloxone Education. A Tool For Pharmacists. NDSU
NDSU Library Welcomes Students Back to Campus
Lyme Disease numbers are on the rise
Earley receives McGovern Scholarship
 

University of North Dakota
Seize the skies
Class acts: first day yields encouraging trends
On top of the world
Capturing the moment
 

Valley City State University
A busy start, and more to come
Ross named NDACTE Teacher Educator of Year
 

Williston State College
CHI St. Alexius Health Contributes to WSC Nursing Department
 

North Dakota University System

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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