SBHE to tour oil patch, stay in crew camp

At the invitation of Board member Kathleen Neset, the State Board of Higher Education is meeting at Neset Consulting in Tioga this month. To take full advantage of this opportunity to see the state’s largest economic force in person, the board members and NDUS staff will be attending a Hess Corporation “Follow the Barrel” tour. The […]

May 29 Board Meeting Agenda Highlights

Agenda Highlights: Presentation of draft system wide master plan Potential Measure 3 impact on accreditation Improving an atmosphere of respect summit The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. CST. The live stream of the meeting will be available at http://ndus.edu/board/live-stream/ View the full agenda here.

Theodore Roosevelt Center creating first comprehensive digital presidential library

“I have always said I would not have been President had it not been for my experience in North Dakota.” This quote by Theodore Roosevelt emphasizes just how fitting it is that his presidential library located right here in North Dakota. The Theodore Roosevelt Center (TRC), housed at Dickinson State University, is dedicated to the […]

NDUS hosts Retention Summit

On May 19-20, NDUS hosted its third Retention Summit. The theme for this year’s event was “Analysis and Application of Data for Student Retention.” The National Energy Center of Excellence on the Bismarck State College campus hosted 130 summit attendees including faculty and staff from all NDUS institutions, as well as from North Dakota tribal […]

Governor reappoints Board Chair Diederich, appoints Melicher to SBHE

On May 20, Governor Jack Dalrymple reappointed Kirsten Diederich, Ph.D., to a second four-year term on the State Board of Higher Education. Dalrymple also appointed Fargo optometrist and former Fargo School Board president Dr. Kevin Melicher to serve his first four-year term on the Board. Both appointments are effective July 1. Melicher will replace Duaine […]

BSC breaks ground on Communications and Creative Arts Center

BSC breaks ground on Communications and Creative Arts Center BSC broke ground May 20 on its new Communications and Creative Arts Center. The 40,000 square foot Center will bring BSC’s English and Visual Arts departments together into a modern space. It also will replace the library with a 21st century learning commons. BSC graduates 1,001 […]

DSU students raise money for Trinity High School after tragic fire

2014 Celebration of Scholars DSU students presented their original scholarly work to an audience of fellow students, faculty members, community members, and professionals at the 2014 Celebration of Scholarship held on May 10. Presentations included scientific research, literature reviews, scholarly critique, humanities papers, creative writing, musical or dramatic performances, or visual outwork. Fifteen oral presentations […]

LRSC Dakota Precision Ag Center takes on Google Glass

LRSC, Air Force hold peace officer graduation Lake Region State College held a graduation ceremony May 1 in Minot for its 19 peace officer training students who participated in the Minot-based academy this spring. Students who studied at the Grand Forks Air Force Base Education Center also held a joint graduation ceremony with the Community College […]

MaSU Collegiate DECA students compete on international stage

MaSU Collegiate DECA students compete on international stage Fifteen MaSU Collegiate DECA students participated in the International Career Development Conference in Washington, D.C. April 22-27. Several were recognized for their individual performance, and the chapter as a whole received high commendations. The annual conference provides an opportunity for national and international students to compete against […]

MiSU exceeds service goals

Power of 100 exceeds goal Volunteer, mentor, serve and shape lives. That is exactly what dozens of groups accomplished through the Power of 100, MSU Centennial Service Challenge. These groups helped Minot State University surpass its goal of 100 service projects, with a grand total of 110! Visit http://www.minotstateu.edu/100/power_of_100_projects.shtml to view projects.   SMILE100 exceeds […]

NDSCS forms educational partnership

New educational partnership creates NDSCS Diesel Technology – Komatsu program Representatives from NDSCS, Komatsu America Corp., General Equipment & Supplies, Inc. and Road Machinery & Supplies Co. recently announced an educational partnership resulting in the addition of a Diesel Technology – Komatsu program to the NDSCS Diesel Technology department. Through this innovative partnership, students will […]

First operational UAS flight in state at NDSU Research Extension Center

First operational UAS flight in North Dakota occurs at NDSU Research Extension Center North Dakota’s first operational flying of unmanned aircraft systems occurred on May 5 at NDSU’s Carrington Research Extension Center. North Dakota was one of six sites selected for the FAA UAS test site program, with NDSU and UND playing key roles on […]

UND granted full continued accreditation

UND granted full continued accreditation by HLC Following an extensive three-year self-study program and a campus visit from peer reviewers in October, the University of North Dakota this spring was granted full continued accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. The next visit will be 2023-24.  UND has been continuously accredited […]

Dahlberg named VCSU interim president

Dr. Dahlberg named VCSU interim president Margaret Dahlberg, Ph.D., vice president for academic affairs at Valley City State University, has been appointed VCSU interim president by the SBHE. Dahlberg will begin serving as interim president on July 1, 2014, succeeding current VCSU president Steven W. Shirley, who has been appointed president of Minot State University. […]

New restaurant at WSC provides job opportunities for students

Williston’s first Jimmy John’s opens at WSC Jimmy John’s sandwich shop, the first in Williston, has just been opened on Williston State’s campus. The opening of this restaurant represents a number of job opportunities for students as well as another food option for students and community members all while directing additional traffic to WSC’s campus. […]

We have a system that works

We’ve had some good news lately both nationally and locally about North Dakota and about the university system’s key role in its success. A recent story in Forbes magazine highlighted our state’s booming economy, saying “North Dakota leads the nation in virtually every indicator of prosperity: the lowest unemployment rate, and the highest rates of […]