Create. Connect. Collaborate.

On Friday, April 17, 2015, Minot State University formally installed the university’s 11th president, Steven W. Shirley, who took office July 1, 2014. In his inauguration address, Shirley promoted the theme: Create. Connect. Collaborate. “These are three very simple, yet powerful words upon which I want our faculty, staff, students, alumni and supporters to act,”… Read More »

March 26 Board Meeting Agenda Highlights

Agenda highlights: HB 1003 tabled items Minard Hall litigation Chancellor Search The Special Board meeting in the morning will discuss the chancellor applicants beginning at 8:30 a.m., and will be accessible via phone. Contact the NDUS Office for more information. Click here for the Search Advisory Team Agenda and materials. The regularly scheduled afternoon meeting begins at 12:15 p.m. at… Read More »

Board takes position on HB 1003

At our last meeting, the Board discussed the actions of the House Appropriations Committee and adopted a position paper that we’ve shared with our stakeholders during the past few weeks. As we said earlier, we appreciate the House’s support of increases for student aid, campus security, and IT investments, but we do have concerns about… Read More »

NDUS Presents to Senate Appropriations Committee

Beginning at 9:30 on Monday morning, the State Board of Higher Education, the North Dakota University System Office and all of the institutions in the NDUS presented their budget cases to the Senate Appropriations Committee, chaired by Sen. Ray Holmberg. Board Vice Chair Kathy Neset led with a discussion of the vision, directions and challenges… Read More »

2015 Legislative Showcase Happening Today

North Dakota’s 11 public colleges and universities are presenting today at the 2015 Legislative Showcase in the state Capitol Memorial Hall from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Representatives of the 11 North Dakota University System institutions as well as the NDUS Staff Senate, North Dakota Student Association, Council of College Faculties and TrainND have displays highlighting some… Read More »

Collaboration Conversations Help Serve the Bakken Region

The University of North Dakota (UND) and Williston State College (WSC) are embarking on conversations that could result in a much closer alignment between the two institutions. High employee turnover, limited resources, and rapidly expanding needs in the local community have hyper-taxed the ability of the WSC campus to maintain stable, consistent, effective operations. In… Read More »

Deadline for N.D. FAFSA Application is April 15

The North Dakota priority deadline for completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is April 15, 2015, according to the North Dakota University System.  Completing and submitting a FAFSA is the single most important thing college students do to get assistance paying for college. The U.S. Department of Education uses the FAFSA to… Read More »

Bismarck State College Campus Successes – March

BSC VP Kari Knudson named one of Top 25 Women in Business by Prairie Business magazine: Kari Knudson, vice president NECE, has been named one the top 25 women in business in the northern Plains by Prairie Business magazine. Honorees were selected through a nomination process that emphasized professional achievement and community contributions. Commerce awards… Read More »

Dakota College at Bottineau Campus Successes – March

DCB PHOTOGRAPHY STUDENTS TO BE PUBLISHED: Two DCB Photography students will be published in a national photography book. Samantha Pedie of Bottineau, ND, and Tonya Slaubaugh of Mylo, ND, were selected as finalists, from over 17,000 entries, in the Photographer’s FORUM national college photo contest. They will be published in a national hard cover edition… Read More »

Lake Region State College Campus Successes – March

Grant puts spotlight on paramedics becoming nurses: Lake Region State College has received a grant in the amount of $75,000 from Dakota Medical Foundation to support a paramedic to nurse program. With this grant, Lake Region State College will develop a bridge curriculum for certified/licensed paramedics to be able to obtain their Associate Degree registered… Read More »

Mayville State University Campus Successes – March

MaSU awarded $1,117,837 Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Grant for North Dakota: MaSU Child Development Programs will receive $1,117,837 in the first year of funding in a new Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership grant for North Dakota. MaSU will collaborate with numerous entities to provide collaborative, affordable, and comprehensive early care and education services to… Read More »

Minot State University Campus Successes – March

Darwin Day 2015: Celebrating science and humanity For its seventh year running, Darwin Day returned to Minot State University Feb. 12-13. Darwin Day is a global celebration of science and reason, with a focus on how all living creatures evolve. MSU’s Darwin Day celebration included a presentation by Minot native Barry Williams, evolutionary biologist and… Read More »

North Dakota State College of Science Campus Successes – March

NDSCS Honored by NASPA: The NDSCS “Making Student Success a Priority” program was named the 2015 Grand Silver winner of the NASPA Excellence Awards. The awards, presented each year by Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA), recognize outstanding contributions of members who are transforming higher education through exceptional programs, innovative services and effective administration.… Read More »

North Dakota State University Campus Successes – March

NDSU physicist receives grant to research materials used in aerospace industry NDSU physicist Andrew Croll is receiving a $305,046 three-year award from the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research. His research team, which will include undergraduate and graduate students, will examine how randomly crumpled and purposefully folded polymeric materials could be used as lightweight structural components… Read More »

University of North Dakota Campus Successes – March

UND’s Lori Reesor Receives National NASPA Award: University of North Dakota Vice President for Student Affairs Lori Reesor is the 2015 recipient of the Fred Turner Award for Outstanding Service by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA).  The Fred Turner Award for Outstanding Service, a national award, is given annually to a student… Read More »

Valley City State University Campus Successes – March

VCSU online bachelor’s program ranked 7th in nation in affordability: College Choice has ranked VCSU No. 7 in the nation in its list of “2015 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Bachelor’s Degrees.” The rankings were based on total cost, number of online degrees offered and regional accreditation status. Music students selected for national band: Three… Read More »

Williston State College Campus Successes – March

Tharp receives Emeritus Status: Emeritus Status is awarded to a retired faculty member or administrator for distinguished service at Williston State College.  The Emeritus Status is a means for a retired educator to retain an honorary position at the college.  “No one is more deserving than Linda Tharp,” according to Wanda Meyer, Provost/Vice President for… Read More »