State Board Approves 2015-2017 Budget Request

The State Board of Higher Education met in a special meeting on Sept. 3 to review the NDUS 2015-2017 capital projects budget request, after approving the operating budget request at its June 26 meeting.  The full 2015-2017 budget request includes both the operating budget and one-time funding for capital projects. This request will now be […]

Lamboley Selected for National Service Member and Veteran Suicide Prevention Academy

  North Dakota’s First Lady Betsy Dalrymple selected Becky Lamboley, North Dakota University System director of student affairs, as a member of the state’s delegation attending the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Suicide Prevention Implementation Academy Sept. 15-17. SAMHSA sought out ND Cares, a statewide coalition dedicated to strengthening an accessible, seamless […]

Two Employees Join NDUS System Office

The NDUS System Office recently gained two new faces – Richard Rothaus, Ph.D., and Jennifer Weber. Richard Rothaus, Ph.D. Rothaus serves as the director of academic programs, research and accreditation. In this role, he assists the vice chancellor for academic and student affairs in the ongoing implementation of NDUS policies, procedures and initiatives associated with […]

BSC Hosts 75 LIVE, Releases Documentary Online

BSC hosted Quadrennial Energy Review On Aug. 8 BSC hosted national and local officials for the Quadrennial Energy Review. U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx as well as Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, Sen. John Hoeven, and other officials participated. BSC Interim President Dave Clark was part of a panel on workforce […]

The Strom Center at DSU Facilitates New Childcare Website

Theodore Roosevelt Symposium addresses Roosevelt’s perspective on World War I Scholars from the around the world will discuss Theodore Roosevelt’s views and influence on World War I during the 9th Annual Theodore Roosevelt Symposium Sept. 25-27 at DSU and in Medora. The event features speakers, a presidential debate, musical performances, a trip to the Elk […]

LRSC Nursing Students Earn 100% Pass Rate

LRSC nursing students earn 100% pass rate Lake Region State College nursing students have achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the national licensing exams. All student nurse graduates from LRSC’s Devils Lake and Mayville sites that took the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical or Registered Nurses (NCLEX-PN and NCLEX-RN) after completing coursework passed […]

Fifth-straight Enrollment Record Set at MaSU

Fifth-straight enrollment record set at MaSU With 1,066 students enrolled at MaSU, a first-day fall semester enrollment record has been set for the fifth-straight year. The number of full-time students enrolled is up by nearly 9.5% and the number of beginning freshmen is the highest it’s been since 2002. To go along with record enrollment, […]

Dr. Steven W. Shirley Fills the President’s Post at MiSU

Dr. Steven W. Shirley fills the president’s post at MSU Steven Shirley began serving as MiSU’s 11th president July 1, leading the university into its second century of service. As MiSU president, he also has oversight for DCB. Prior to joining MiSU, Shirley, who is a fourth-generation North Dakotan, served as VCSU president from 2008 […]

NDSCS Ranks No. 6 in Public Two-year College Graduation Rates

NDSCS Ranks No. 6 in public two-year college Graduation Rates NDSCS is ranked No. 6 among two-year public colleges. This national recognition, which was recently released by the Chronicle of Higher Education in the report “Large Colleges With the Best 6-Year and 3-Year Graduation Rates, 2012”, ranks colleges according to graduation rates.   NDSCS Receives […]

NDSU Research Program to Study Dust Impacts in Bakken

Research program to study dust impacts in Bakken President Bresciani has made $350,000 available for NDSU research projects focused on studying road dust issues in western North Dakota over the next two years. Upon proposal review, projects selected for funding will include opportunities for NDSU undergraduate and graduate students to participate in and contribute to this […]

UND Receives $16.8 Million National Institutes of Health Grant

UND Receives $16.8 million NIH grant The National Institutes of Health granted $16.8 million to Professor Donald Sens, Ph.D., in the Department of Pathology at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The five-year grant renews the NIH’s longstanding investment in the work by Sens that began in 2001.   UND […]

VCSU’s Prairie Waters Center Receives Grant for High School Wetlands Program

Eleven join VCSU faculty Eleven new full-time instructors have joined the VCSU faculty this fall, including Sharon Bratrud, M.S., AT, LAT, assistant professor and athletic training clinical coordinator; Luis da Vinha, Ph.D., assistant professor of geography; Karri Dieken, MFA, assistant professor of art; Rachelle Hunt, M.Ed., AT, LAT, assistant professor and athletic training program director; […]

WSC to Host Nationally Known Speaker for Women’s Expo

Steven’s Hall renovation update The Stevens Hall Renovation is currently ahead of schedule and is expected to be completed in the next few months. The completion of this project will put students, faculty, staff, and administration back into WSC’s main academic building by or before the end of this fall semester.   WSC to host […]

Big accomplishments deserve our thanks

  I would like to publicly thank the three members of the State Board of Higher Education who will be participating in their final Board meeting this week: Duaine Espegard, Dr. Douglas C. Munski and Devin Hoffarth. Your commitment to higher education deserves our thanks, and we appreciate your dedication to the State and the […]

June 26 Board Meeting Agenda Highlights

Agenda Highlights: Reports from Pathways to Student Success Task Forces 2015-2017 System Budget Request for Approval Systemwide Master Plan Request for Approval The meeting will begin at 8 a.m. CDT. The live stream of the meeting will be available at http://ndus.edu/board/live-stream/ View the full agenda here.

Planning for the Future: NDUS Hosts #StudentSpk Twitter Chat

The State Board of Higher Education is undertaking a new strategic planning process. The Board will meet for a retreat July 30-31 to set the direction for the future of the University System through the new strategic plan. Connie Sprynczynatyk, director of strategic planning, has been facilitating discussions and meeting one-on-one with stakeholders across the […]

Potential Issues Related to Accreditation Regarding Constitutional Measure 3

During the May 29 Board meeting, NDUS Chief of Staff Murray Sagsveen presented a memorandum to the Board entitled “Potential Constitutional Measure 3 Issues Related to Accreditation.” As Sagsveen writes, the memorandum was not intended to address “whether the NDUS could be better governed by a full-time three-member commission instead of an eight-member citizen governing board.” […]

Dalrymple Appoints McEwen to State Board of Higher Education

Gov. Jack Dalrymple has appointed North Dakota State University (NDSU) graduate student Christopher McEwen to serve as the student member of the State Board of Higher Education. The appointment is effective July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015. McEwen will replace current student member Devin Hoffarth whose one-year term expires June 30. “Chris brings to […]

UND breaks ground for new School of Medicine and Health Sciences building

  The University of North Dakota broke ground for the new $122 million School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) building Thursday, June 12, 3 p.m.  Taking part in the groundbreaking with UND President Robert Kelley and UND Vice President for Health Affairs and Dean of the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences Joshua […]

Board experiences oil boom firsthand

Before last month’s Board meeting, the State Board of Higher Education had the opportunity to see the oil boom firsthand. Board member Kathleen Neset hosted the meeting at her company, Neset Consulting’s headquarters outside Tioga, North Dakota. Thanks to Neset and the Hess Corporation, the Board members and NDUS staff were able to participate in […]