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Media Relations

Welcome to our media relations newsroom

Welcome to the Dakota State University media relations newsroom, check out our latest news, connect with our Media team, and find subject matter experts for your next news release.  

Reporter Inquiries   

If you’re a reporter or producer and would like to contact us regarding your media inquiry, please call our media hotline at 605-270-3816 or send an email to mediarelations@dsu.edu. Please include your name, your publication, the nature of your story, and your deadline date. Review our media policy below for more details.   

Media policy   

We are committed to providing credentialed members of the media with established journalistic standards access to the best sources of information for stories pertaining to the University's role in higher education. To assist media in this regard, we offer these guidelines for working with the University:   

Interview Requests   

Reporters wishing to interview University leaders, staff, faculty, or students can contact a representative of Dakota State University through the media hotline at 605-270-3816 or by sending an email to mediarelations@dsu.edu.   

We ask that reporters provide questions and the precise subject matter and nature of their story when calling for an interview or to obtain information about the University.   

We realize that story deadlines are often tight and we will do our best to accommodate these deadlines. For urgent requests, voicemails left at 605-270-3816 can help expedite response time.   

Campus Access   

Members of the media may not photograph, record or interview faculty, staff, or students at Dakota State University without advanced permission. Please contact our designated media representatives through the media hotline or mediarelations@dsu.edu to coordinate on-campus filming.   

Staff/Faculty Inquiries   

Are you working on a new collaboration? Planning an event? Did you receive an award? Share your news with the Dakota State University community and the news media.   

The Dakota State University Marketing and Communications Department writes press releases for University events, facility updates, faculty expertise, awards, student successes, and research.   

All requests for interviews with faculty, staff, or students should be coordinated through the Marketing and Communications Department.   

To coordinate, please call our media hotline at 605-270-3816 or send an email to mediarelations@dsu.edu. Please include your name, the nature of your story, and your deadline date.    

Areas of Expertise 

Marketing and Communications can help facilitate interviews with our faculty experts, who are knowledgeable in a variety of subjects. Contact Media Relations or call 605-270-3816

The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences 

  • Cyber operations and risk management 
  • Security and data privacy operations 
  • Information assurance, cyber-crime, digital forensics and investigation 
  • Reverse engineering, software exploitation, malware analysis 
  • Computer science, programming languages 
  • Software engineering, software development 
  • Ethical hacking and penetration testing 
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning 
  • Smart agriculture 
  • Women in cyber security 
  • K-12 outreach 
  • Social engineering 
  • Entrepreneurship 
  • University-industry relations 

College of Business and Information Systems 

  • Data analytics and data management  
  • Database design and management 
  • Software engineering and agile software development 
  • Mobile application development  
  • Health information technology and management 
  • Electronic and personal health records 
  • Accessibility and telepresence robots 
  • Economics 
  • Business statistics 
  • International trade and finance 
  • Money and banking 
  • Marketing and disruptive technologies  
  • Strategic and general management 
  • Human resources and organizational management 

College of Arts and Sciences 

  • Ecology and wildlife management 
  • Environmental chemistry and toxicology 
  • Planetary science, astrobiology, search for life on other planets 
  • Green chemistry 
  • Marine science and oceanography 
  • Cyber-ethics and philosophy 
  • Mediation 
  • Game and game system design and development 
  • Computer animation and production 
  • Graphic design and computer-aided design 
  • 2D and 3D digital arts 
  • Painting, drawing, and mixed media 
  • Photography, portraiture, and film 
  • 20th century US history 
  • American culture (specifically sports and film) 
  • U.S. African American history  
  • Theatre performance, production, and history 

College of Education and Human Performance

  • Educational technology 
  • Technology in the math classroom  
  • Gamification 
  • Mixed-reality teaching simulations 
  • English education