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 »

Media Coverage Summary – June 3, 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 3.   Bismarck State College BSC legend finishing a 50-year chapter Conversations at BSC presents program on Custer expedition   Dakota College at Bottineau Dakota College Recognizes Excellence   Dickinson State University… Read More »

Media Coverage Summary – May 27, 2016

The following is a roundup of news on North Dakota University System’s 11 public colleges and universities for the week ending Friday, May 27.   Bismarck State College BSC adds new staff and promotes employee BSC changes program focus to cybersecurity Bismarck State College named top team for the American Heart Walk Promotions, appointments at… Read More »

Bismarck State College campus successes – May

BSC changes program focus to cybersecurity Starting this fall, BSC’s Computer Support Specialist Program will focus on cybersecurity. Cybersecurity & Computer Networks will include four core classes: Principles of Information Security, Computer and Network Security, Digital Forensics, and Ethical Hacking and Network Defense   New role at BSC Carla Hixson has been named Dean of… Read More »

Dickinson State University campus successes – May

DSU awards graduates at 96th spring commencement ceremony Dickinson State University held its 96th spring commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 14, in Scott Gymnasium. The school awarded 117 baccalaureate degrees, 34 associate degrees and one undergraduate certificate. Eighty-nine students celebrated their accomplishment by walking across the platform to receive their diplomas from the… Read More »

Minot State University campus successes – May

MiSU commencement celebration On May 13, Minot State University honored its 102nd graduating class. More than 835 undergraduate and graduate students were eligible to cross the stage during commencement exercises. Graduate student Nichole DeSautel, undergraduate student Jacques Stanley and alumna Kirsten Baesler, North Dakota superintendent of public instruction, addressed the Class of 2016.   MiSU… Read More »

North Dakota State College of Science campus successes – May

NDSCS and BSC Announce Joint Pharmacy Technician Degree Delivery in Bismarck NDSCS and BSC will deliver the NDSCS Pharmacy Technician program to the central and western portion of North Dakota beginning fall 2016. Students will enroll through NDSCS but may attend classes in Bismarck. General education classes will be provided by BSC, while the technical… Read More »

North Dakota State University campus successes – May

National Science Foundation Day at NDSU attracts researchers from across the region NDSU hosted North Dakota’s first National Science Foundation workshop for researchers throughout the region. The workshop’s purpose was to help researchers learn how to write successful proposals for science, engineering and education research funding. The funding brings money into the state and region… Read More »

University of North Dakota campus successes – May

UND attracts another major COBRE grant Chester Fritz Disguised Professor of Biomedicine Brij Singh, the lead scientist in a $10.7 million COBRE grant project to investigate questions surrounding infectious diseases, recently received the first $2-plus million installment of the grant funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.   UND Space Studies crew… Read More »

Valley City State University campus successes – May

Vangstad renovation celebrated with ribbon-cutting ceremony VCSU held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house for its newly renovated Vangstad Auditorium building on the afternoon of Wednesday, May 4. During the 2013 North Dakota legislative session, VCSU received an appropriation of $3.45 million for the Vangstad renovation. The project included a refresh of the auditorium; installation… Read More »

Williston State College campus successes – May

WSC Forms President’s Advisory Council In response to increasing community involvement at the College, Williston State College created a committee to help advise on WSC’s annual goals. WSC’s President Advisory Council (PAC) consists of prominent alumni, community leaders, and friends of higher education and the College.  Terry Olson, Executive Director for the WSC Foundation, and… Read More »

Safety and security, across the Board

Security procedures, capital project needs detailed at May meeting   Keeping systemwide infrastructure and digital assets secure kept the attention of members of the State Board of Higher Education this month during the governing body’s monthly meeting. In addition to hearing updates on how the system’s digital security needs were being met, the Board also… Read More »

Envision(ed) 2030 sets ambitious goals

Participants share perspectives in conversation to shape higher education’s future   The event designed to shape the vision of higher education to come brought nearly 200 people from diverse backgrounds to Bismarck this past week. Participants from around the state took part in discussions that were held at Envision 2030 to shape student and the… Read More »

Media Coverage Summary – May 13, 2016

The following is a roundup of news on North Dakota University System’s 11 public colleges and universities for the week ending Friday, May 13.   Bismarck State College Faculty members earn tenure BSC celebrates employee achievements Commencement for BSC graduates is May 13   Dakota College at Bottineau Dakota College Recognizes Excellence   Dickinson State… Read More »

Media Coverage Summary – May 6, 2016

The following is a roundup of news on North Dakota University System’s 11 public colleges and universities for the week ending Friday, May 6.   Bismarck State College Retirement begins for 13 BSC employees Holocaust Remembrance Day Observance Event at BSC May 5 BSC’s Festival of Short Plays begins May 4 BSC campus hosts community… Read More »