Mayville State University campus successes – April

Larson Leadership Program sponsors April 7 leadership summit Tammy Miller, CEO of Border States Electric, was keynote speaker at MaSU’s leadership summit sponsored by the Larson Leadership Program. Miller encouraged MaSU students and employees to be leaders that others want to follow. She shared experiences influencing her approach to leadership. Five other exemplary leaders led… Read More »

North Dakota State College of Science campus successes – April

NDSCS Awards Over 70 Scholarships to Area Students NDSCS recently awarded academic scholarships to 78 incoming 2016 NDSCS freshmen from three states. The scholarships recognize and reward students for academic achievement, test scores and participation in extracurricular and other volunteer activities. The scholarships – awarded for $1,000 or $500 – are applicable during the 2016-2017… Read More »

North Dakota State University campus successes – April

National Science Foundation grants prestigious fellowships to NDSU students Four NDSU students have been awarded fellowships from the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program. Through a competitive process, the program selects top students throughout the country who are pursuing research-based graduate degrees in science, technology, engineering and math fields. Many recipients become national leaders… Read More »

Valley City State University campus successes – April

Athletic training program granted accreditation The VCSU athletic training program has been granted a five-year initial accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The accreditation is the capstone of a multiyear process which began at VCSU in the 2011–12 academic year with the application for an athletic training major with the… Read More »

Williston State College campus successes – April

North Dakota Challenge Fund Contributes to WSC Successful Scholarship Programs At its February meeting, the North Dakota Challenge Fund announced a $150,000 contribution to the Williston State College Foundation. Along with private matching donations of $300,000, $450,000 in scholarship endowment funds are available for WSC students. The WSC Foundation and the North Dakota Challenge fund… Read More »

Board hears campus budget reports

All proposed tuition increases within legislative allowances Technology and budgets were the talk of the day when the State Board of Higher Education met this week to move business forward. The regular meeting was held at Bismarck State College, with satellite locations dialing in via Skype for the first time. The multi-location meeting allows for… Read More »

Higher education summit approaching

A summit on education in North Dakota will take place this month at the Bismarck State Capitol building. Titled “Envision 2030,” this summit will be hosted by the State Board of Higher Education and North Dakota University System aimed at how and where future students and leaders will be asked to take charge. Breakout sessions will be held… Read More »

Media Coverage Summary – Friday, April 29

The following is a roundup of news on North Dakota University System’s 11 public colleges and universities for the week ending Friday, April 29.   Bismarck State College BSC campus hosts community raku, arts crawl, and graphics show This Sunday’s Conversations at BSC features the Dust Bowl years BSC Student Named to the 2016 All-North Dakota… Read More »

OER use to save students $$$

Students could begin saving money thanks to an initiative sponsored by the N.D. Legislature and actively fostered by the North Dakota University System. The drive to implement more Open Educational Resources is progressing forward after receiving widespread support from state lawmakers and the university system’s network of 11 public colleges and universities. Partnered with the… Read More »

Student loan forgiveness available to college grads employed in STEM fields

College graduates employed in STEM-related occupations in North Dakota may be eligible for student loan forgiveness through the STEM Occupations Student Loan Program administered by the North Dakota University System and the Bank of North Dakota. STEM-related occupations include jobs in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The program provides loan forgiveness of… Read More »

Media Coverage Summary – April 22, 2016

The following is a roundup of news on North Dakota University System’s 11 public colleges and universities for the week ending Friday, April 22.   Bismarck State College Transgender advocate shares her story of ‘Becoming Darcy’ April 27 at BSC ‘Walk Across North Dakota’ book starts week of BSC events Student loan forgiveness available to… Read More »

Interim Higher Education committee meetings held

The North Dakota Legislative Management Interim Higher Education Committee held its regular meeting last month, and in doing so heard numerous items affecting the North Dakota University System ranging from information technology to predictive analytics. Held over two days at Dakota College at Bottineau and Minot State University, the committee’s meetings also heard direct updates… Read More »

Bakken U scholarship application now open

Applications are now open for more than $20,000 in scholarships that have been announced under the North Dakota University System’s Bakken U initiative. The initiative was created during the last academic year to help encourage oil workers, recently displaced oil workers and their spouses to go back to school at one of the state’s public… Read More »

Media Coverage Summary – April 8, 2016

The following is a roundup of news on North Dakota University System’s 11 public colleges and universities for the week ending Friday, April 1.   Bismarck State College Fall Priority Registration for current BSC students is open BSC ArtsQuest underway with concert and sculptor Steve Lillegard BSC receives national nursing accreditation Choral concert set for… Read More »

Commencement dates announced

Thousands of graduates will soon walk across the stage at commencement ceremonies throughout the state’s 11 public colleges and universities. The ceremonies will largely take place the weekend of May 13-14, although two will happen before and after. The schedule for the ceremonies is below. All times are Central Standard Time, except as otherwise noted. Bismarck State… Read More »

Challenge Grants awarded

The North Dakota Higher Education Challenge Grant Committee has awarded more grants to some of the state’s public colleges and universities. Dickinson State University, Lake Region State College, Minot State University, North Dakota State College of Science, North Dakota State University, University of North Dakota and Williston State College were all awarded grants last week… Read More »

Media Coverage Summary – April 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, April 1.   Bismarck State College BSC-Dakota Nursing faculty selected as writer for national nursing exam   Dakota College at Bottineau St. Joseph’s Community Health Foundation Awards   Dickinson State University DSU bands… Read More »