Grant expands distance education

Larry Brooks has been successfully teaching through the interactive video network for 20 years. A new grant will help upgrade the IVN system, deliver courses to students who would normally not have access to them, bring in more revenue and increase collaboration among campuses. The assistant professor of biology and associate dean for academic affairs… Read More »

Candidates narrowed for the UND presidential search

[UPDATED 2/5/2016 1:35 P.M.] Committee narrows list of presidential candidates to interview on UND campus The University of North Dakota presidential search committee interviewed presidential candidates Feb. 1 and 2 in-person in Minneapolis to narrow the list of 16 candidates to seven. “I was highly impressed with the level of experience that these individuals brought… Read More »

University of North Dakota alum Edward T. Schafer started as Interim President of UND Friday, Jan. 15

Edward T. Schafer, former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture under George W. Bush and former North Dakota Governor, officially starts as the Interim President of the University of North Dakota Today, Friday, Jan. 15. A UND alum, Schafer follows Dr. Robert Kelley, who started as UND’s 11th president in July 2008 and who retired Thursday, Jan. 14.… Read More »

NDUS awards inaugural Bakken U scholarship

The first of its kind scholarship was awarded under North Dakota University System’s Bakken U initiative today to a Dickinson State University student. Warren Logan, an oilfield worker planning to enroll in courses at DSU, was awarded the $5,000 scholarship, funded by the N.D. Petroleum Council, during a press conference today at the DSU Student… Read More »

Media Coverage Summary – Friday, Jan. 8

The following is a roundup of news on North Dakota University System’s 11 public colleges and universities for the week ending Friday, Jan. 8.   Bismarck State College BSC receives top score in military journal BSC’s continuing education division wins award BSC employees honored for years of service Blizzard Bluegrass concert set for Jan. 15-16… Read More »

Media Coverage Summary – Friday, Dec. 18

The following is a roundup of news on North Dakota University System’s 11 public colleges and universities for the week ending Friday, Dec. 18. Bismarck State College BSC BookTalk series announces selections Dakota College at Bottineau Dakota College at Bottineau will offer Principles of Masonry   Dickinson State University DSU celebrates fifth annual fall commencement… Read More »

IVN Usage remains strong

Effort helps increase shared services   The North Dakota Interactive Video Network started out with four sites and a few classes back in 1989. It didn’t take long before IVN grew to become an essential campus tool for the delivery of courses and degree programs to students geographically displaced from the host institution. And while… Read More »

Dickinson State University – Campus Successes December

Dickinson State recognized as a top choice in online education ​DSU was ranked third in online education and first in affordability in North Dakota by OnlineColleges.net. OnlineColleges.net considers accreditation, quality of education, student experience, and range of programs in its study of the best options for online education in North Dakota.   Dressler named DSU’s Student Nurse… Read More »

North Dakota State College of Science – Campus Successes December

NDSCS Student Wins Harley Davison for College NDSCS recent graduate Austin Olin came in first at the National SkillsUSA Competition last June and won a Harley Davidson motorcycle for the College, which will be used for student training. Olin, who majored in Powersports Technology, graduated from NDSCS in May 2015.   NDSCS Agriculture Students Excel… Read More »

North Dakota State University – Campus Successes December

NDSU’s STEM Classroom and Lab Building to open in January NDSU’s new, state-funded STEM Building will open for classes in January. It is a student-focused structure made up entirely of classrooms, labs and study areas. It is designed for flexibility, interdisciplinary collaboration and teaching innovation. A building dedication was held Dec. 10.   Dalrymple states… Read More »

University of North Dakota – Campus Successes December

UND Receives Nearly $750,000 Grant to Explore Recovering Rare Earth Elements The University of North Dakota’s College of Engineering & Mines Institute for Energy Studies has been selected as one of 10 nationwide projects to receive federal support to bolster the university’s cutting edge coal energy development research. Working in tandem with UND’s Energy and… Read More »

Media Coverage Summary – Dec. 11

The following is a roundup of news on North Dakota University System’s 11 public colleges and universities for the week ending Friday, Dec. 11.   Bismarck State College Hess Corporation presents donation to BSC BSC Holiday Concert set for Dec. 16   Dakota College at Bottineau Dakota College at Bottineau – Campus Successes November  … Read More »

Confidence in the New Year

When milestones arrive they can usually be considered a good time to reflect on how previous accomplishments and challenges led to them. As our students closed out another semester and we’re closing in on the end to another year, I find that it’s a good time to do just that. In the past year there… Read More »