ImageNow initiative offers a way to streamline processes and manage secure, digital records across NDUS

What began as five campus projects has expanded to include all 11 North Dakota University System institutions as part of a State Board of Higher Education initiative to maximize efficiencies. ImageNow is a document imaging system that allows users to import paper or digital documents through scanning or file/print options. In short, ImageNow takes the […]

First annual North Dakota College Application Week kicks off with college application completion event in Minot

This week marks the first annual North Dakota College Application Week as part of the American College Application Campaign (ACAC).  The North Dakota University System signed on as a member of the campaign in 2014. The ACAC is a national effort to increase the number of first-generation and low-income students pursuing a college degree by […]

Predictive Analytics Reporting: Using technology to help students succeed

With over 40,000 students with their own experiences and education, it can be difficult to believe there are any commonalities among them. However, at the core, every person is just a person, every student just a student. And, every one of them with the same goal – get a valuable higher education. To help North […]

BSC hosts award winning theater troupe

BSC hosts award winning theater troupe The Paper Birds Theater Company of Leeds, England performed and held workshops at BSC Nov. 5-7. Specialists in devised theater, their performance, “Thirsty, explores the binge drinking culture gripping the United Kingdom. The all-female collective specializes in visual and physical theater. The Paper Birds performed their acclaimed “In a […]

DCB’s Wash/Pack facility opened

DCB’s Wash/Pack Facility Opened On November 3, Dakota College celebrated the completion of its Entrepreneurial Center for Horticulture’s (ECH) Wash/Pack facility with a grand opening. The facility is the final component in the construction phase of the ECH project and it complements the seven high tunnel greenhouses already built. The ECH is now fully equipped […]

DSU CPA Experience receives top educational award

CPA Experience receives top educational award The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)  bestowed one of its top curriculum awards to DSU’s CPA Experience. Recognizing the program’s innovative teaching practices, the CPA Experience received the 2014 George Krull/Grant Thornton Teaching Innovation Award — one of only three accounting curriculum awards bestowed annually by the […]

LRSC chemistry faculty presents at international conference

Chemistry faculty presents at international conference LRSC chemistry faculty member Dr. Betsey Bannier recently served as a program committee chair and gave an invited talk at the International Conference on Distance Learning and Education event in Geneva, Switzerland. This is the first year she served as a committee chair. Her talk was titled, “Global Trends in Transnational […]

MaSU named NAIA Champions of Character Five-Star Institution at silver level

MaSU named NAIA Champions of Character Five-Star Institution at silver level MaSU received the 2013-2014 NAIA Champions of Character Five-Star Award at the silver level. Member institutions earn points in character training, conduct in competition, academic focus, character recognition, and character promotion. Student-athlete grade point averages also are a factor. Of the 168 institutions receiving […]

Swedish journalist discovers North Dakota at Minot State

Swedish journalist discovers North Dakota Therese Larsson Hultin, chief foreign analyst at Svenska Dagbladet, one of Sweden’s top daily newspapers, visited the Minot region Oct. 26-30. Currently a 2014 Transatlantic Media Fellow with the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., Hultin investigated the Bakken oil patch and discussed media careers with high […]

NDSCS honors employee efforts with 2014 LIFE and Steeple awards

NDSCS honors employee efforts with 2014 LIFE and Steeple awards NDSCS recently honored a number of employees with the annual LIFE and Steeple awards. The presentations were made in Wahpeton, N.D., to those involved with the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant, the Frosty Games and the Academic Advising Shared Drive. Chancellor […]

NDSU EXPLORE showcases undergraduate research

NDSU EXPLORE showcases undergraduate research Undergraduates showed their exemplary research projects at NDSU EXPLORE. The inaugural event recognized the breadth and quality of research and scholarly activity students are involved in outside the formal classroom. Students represented a multitude of disciplines, including English, engineering, chemistry, entomology, theater, animal sciences, architecture, physics and pharmacy. NDSU joins Project Lead […]

UND president, others honored by NASPA

UND President, Others Honored by NASPA University of North Dakota President Robert Kelley was awarded Presidential Excellence Award at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) IV-West Conference Nov. 11-13.  Other UND folks honored included Lori Reesor, Vice President for Student Affairs, Deborah Worley, assistant professor of educational leadership, and Amanda Heubach, a graduate […]

WSC Stevens Hall renovation nears completion

Stevens Hall renovation nears completion  Stevens Hall Renovation almost complete, offices are starting to move in this week. Everyone is excited to move back into the new space after being in tight quarters for the last year. WSC hosts mental health first aid training WSC’s Mental Health Counselor is teaching a mental-health first-aid class for […]

Winds of Change Blowing in Right Direction

Last week I attended a meeting entitled “Winds of Change: Staying the Course to the American Dream,” a leadership congress sponsored by the Association of Community College Trustees of which I am a Board member. The 2,000+ attendees took a look at the historic forces that shaped the community college movement—and the economic and generational […]

Oct. 30 Board Meeting Agenda Highlights

Agenda Highlights: Final Interview VCSU President VCSU STEM Presentation Approve System IT Plan Ratify WSC interim president recommendation The final interview portion of the meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. CDT. The live stream will begin at approximately 10 a.m. CDT with the Board’s decision on the presidential search, followed by the regular meeting. The livestream […]

Proud of who we are, what we are striving to do

This past week I was fortunate to attend the Association of Community College Trustees Leadership Congress in Chicago.  It didn’t take long to realize that we, the people of North Dakota, are fortunate in many ways, and especially in our commitment to higher education. The first night, the speaker from another state was proudly proclaiming […]