Media Coverage Summary – July 1, 2016

The following is a roundup of news on North Dakota University System’s 11 public colleges and universities for the week ending Friday, July 1.   Bismarck State College BSC honors 2016 spring graduates BSC announces President’s Honor Roll for Spring 2016   Dakota College at Bottineau DCB Hires Baseball Coach and Admission Counselors   Dickinson… Read More »

Dakota College at Bottineau campus successes – June

Graduation ceremony a success The 2016 commencement exercise held at Dakota College at Bottineau marks the 110th graduation ceremony conducted by the college.  Dakota College at Bottineau opened in 1906 as the North Dakota School of Forestry.  Graduates received diplomas in the fields of health care, web design, information technology, wildlife along with liberal arts. … Read More »

Lake Region State College campus successes – June

CHS Foundation Grant award strengthens LRSC Precision Ag program Students and producers will have opportunity for advanced education and training opportunities thanks to a $100,000 grant from the CHS Foundation.  The grant will fund the Next Gen Simulation in Agriculture Laboratory (SAL), a portable training lab which will include five simulators designed to teach aspects… Read More »

Mayville State University campus successes – June

CCNE grants accreditation to MaSU baccalaureate degree program in nursing MaSU’s RN-to-BSN nursing program has received full accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Official notice was received May 31, 2016, and the accreditation effective date is Nov. 16, 2015, extending to June 30, 2021. MaSU’s RN-to-BSN nursing program was established in an… Read More »

Minot State University campus successes – June

MiSU’s Summer Theatre enjoys another great season “Godspell,” the first of four plays, kicked off MiSU’s Summer Theatre 51st season. Other productions are “Schoolhouse Rock Live!” June 17-21, “Noises Off,” June 28-July 2 and “Oklahoma,” July 13-17. Comprised of community members and MiSU students, faculty and staff, the company annually performs for over 10,000 attendees.… Read More »

North Dakota State University campus successes – June

New endowment supports entrepreneurship and innovation A new endowed chair at NDSU will galvanize the institution’s growing entrepreneurial culture, thanks to a $4.5 endowment, which includes $1.5 million from the Higher Education Challenge Fund. The goal of the endowed chair is to nurture faculty excellence in entrepreneurship education and to encourage students to pursue big… Read More »

University of North Dakota campus successes – June

UND Engineering Researchers Honored for Geothermal Power Plant The University of North Dakota College of Engineering & Mines researchers were recognized for Technological Advancement on June 7 at the Geothermal Energy Association Honors 2016 in Reno, Nev., for launching the first commercial project co-producing geothermal power from an oil and gas well. The facility started… Read More »

Valley City State University campus successes – June

Teacher preparation programs accredited The teacher preparation programs at VCSU have been reaccredited under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards at both the initial teacher preparation and advanced preparation levels. The NCATE standards are administered by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The recommendation to continue VCSU’s NCATE accreditation… Read More »

Williston State College campus successes – June

TrainND Trainers Receive HAZWOPER Certifications Alan Billehus and Jason Mathers completed 40 hours of training to be certified HAZWOPER (Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response) instructors. Michael Hampton University of Utah School of Medicine and Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational Environmental Health conducted the training at TrainND’s new training facility December 14 -18, 2015.  … Read More »

SBHE holds strategic retreat

Board reviews Cabinet studies, discusses self-assessment   The State Board of Higher Education took a full day recently to reflect on its ongoing efforts to shape the vision of the North Dakota University System. During the Board’s annual strategic retreat held earlier this month, members heard updates on several studies from the Chancellor’s Cabinet, talked… Read More »

Media Coverage Summary – June 24, 2016

The following is a roundup of news on North Dakota University System’s 11 public colleges and universities for the week ending Friday, June 24.   Bismarck State College BSC announces President’s Honor Roll for Spring 2016 BSC offers Summer Ag Academy in July BSC Boomers will be missed >A different breed of patient BSC President’s… Read More »

State-of-the-art plant heating up

New combined plant at Valley City State University moving forward   A proposed two-stage plant is moving closer to generating heat, and revenue, at Valley City State University. After a detailed presentation on the plant to the State Board of Higher Education at its April meeting, VCSU’s combined heat and carbon production system is gaining… Read More »

Challenge Funds distributed

Eight out of the 11 public colleges and universities in North Dakota were recently awarded funding by the North Dakota Higher Education Challenge Grant Committee. Bismarck State College, Dickinson State University, Lake Region State College, Mayville State University, North Dakota State College of Science, North Dakota State University, University of North Dakota, and Valley City… Read More »

Interim Higher Ed committee meets

The Interim Legislative Higher Education Committee recently held its regular meeting at Valley City State University. At the meeting, legislators heard detailed updates from North Dakota University System representatives on ongoing business including the higher ed funding formula, budget reductions, capital project requests, studies and more. Meeting attendants were also able to take a tour… Read More »

Media Coverage Summary – June 10, 2016

The following is a roundup of news on North Dakota University System’s 11 public colleges and universities for the week ending Friday, June 10.   Bismarck State College BSC offers Summer Ag Academy in July Finding their way – blind students navigate college life The strength of generations – Atkinsons honored with first Legacy Family… Read More »