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Karl E. Mundt Library

October 22, 2021

Karl E. Mundt Oral Interpretation Tournament is Saturday

The 38th annual Karl E. Mundt Dakota Invitational Oral Interpretation Tournament will be held Saturday, October 23, at Dakota State University in Madison, S.D.

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The Beacom College of Computer & Cyber Sciences

October 21, 2021

Four DSU students on national Cyber Games team

Four DSU students/alumni are among 25 who have been named to the U.S. Cyber Games™ team that will compete internationally in 2022. The team members’ gaming competition skills will apply to real-world problems and challenges in the workforce.

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 Dr. Kurt Kemper

October 19, 2021

Walk Softly

Angela Behrends’ collaborative piece “Walk Softly” has been acquired by the Sioux Falls Washington Pavilion Visual Arts Center for its permanent collection.

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Fall landscape of DSU campus

October 19, 2021

Hetherington Group & Dakota State University Announce New OSINT Academy

Dakota State University and Hetherington Group are proud to announce the commencement of OSINT Academy–a collaborative cybersecurity training initiative funded by the National Security Agency.

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Jacob Hince, Austen King, and Shane Donahue won the Capture the Flag competition at this year’s Wild West Hackin’ Fest. Not pictured is Gaelin Shupe

October 15, 2021

DSU students win at Capture the Flag

There are no downsides to a Capture the Flag competition. Students reinforce classroom knowledge, develop new skills, and when they are hired by businesses, those companies benefit. DSU students are big advocates – and big winners – in CTF competitions.

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Bre Baltzer

October 15, 2021

Bre Baltzer joins DSU Foundation

Dakota State University welcomes Bre Baltzer to Institutional Advancement as Director of Strategic Initiatives.

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 Dr. Kurt Kemper

October 14, 2021

Kemper book reading October 21

The Karl Mundt Library is hosting an author event for Dr. Kurt Kemper on the afternoon of Thursday, October 21. Kemper, Professor of History, will be reading from his 2020 book “Before March Madness: The Wars for the Soul of College Basketball.”

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DSU Library Director Jan Brue Enright

October 14, 2021

Jan Enright named Librarian of the Year

DSU Library Director Jan Brue Enright has been named South Dakota Library Association (SDLA) Librarian of the Year for 2021.

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DSU’s 2021-2022 CyberCorps cohort: Evan Slominski (back left), Janessa Palmieri, Jacob Hince; Nathan Ord (row two, left) Austen King, Chirawat Yooyuenyong; Gib Elder (front left), Nick Sandison, Evan Watson, Ethan Havard. Not pictured, Nicholas Handberg.

October 5, 2021

DSU announces new CyberCorps cohort

DSU’s 11 new CyberCorps students should put this scholarship award prominently on their résumés because it shows they are at the top of their class. This scholarship for service program began at DSU in 2011 and has supported 113 students with their education.

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DSU’s CySP students walking around campus.

October 4, 2021

Bousquet receives $10K Google scholarship

Keinen Bousquet, a DSU Computer Science student, is one of eight student veterans in the country awarded a $10,000 scholarship from Google/Student Veterans of America.

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DSU’s CySP students walking around campus.

October 4, 2021

DSU students win CySP scholarships

Two Dakota State University students have been awarded scholarships from the Department of Defense Cybersecurity Scholarship Program (DoD CySP).

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Dakota State University welcomes Logan Wagner to Institutional Advancement as Assistant Director of Development for Athletics.

September 30, 2021

Wagner joins DSU Foundation

Dakota State University welcomes Logan Wagner to Institutional Advancement as Assistant Director of Development for Athletics.

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Alumni Randy and Theresa Schaefer were the 2021 Homecoming parade marshals.

September 29, 2021

Schaefers see all good things in DSU’s past, present, and future

Alumni Randy and Theresa Schaefer credit DSU with all the good things in their lives, and are excited by the good things in DSU’s future.

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Dr. Bhaskar Rimal and Dr. Yong Wang

September 27, 2021

DSU professors receive NSA Grant

Dr. Yong Wang and colleague Dr. Bhaskar Rimal have been awarded a National Security Agency grant for research work that takes place in the PATRIOT Lab, one of the divisions of the Madison Cyber Labs at DSU. They are co-directors of the lab.

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Dakota State University graduates with their families

September 24, 2021

DSU announces enrollment gains for Fall ‘21

Student enrollment at Dakota State University is up this fall, to 3,219 students. This is a 1.04% increase in headcount, compared to Fall 2020 enrollment when 3,186 students were taking classes with the Madison, S.D. university.

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Lecture schedule

September 24, 2021

With Deep Roots, Foliage Thrives

In partnership with the Association of Chinese Artists in American Academia, Dakota State University’s Digital Arts and Design program are hosting a one-day virtual conference “With Deep Roots, Foliage Thrives” the forum of Across the Divide International Art and Design Education on September 30.

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DSU Science Center

September 24, 2021

DSU recognizes Outstanding Alumni

Five DSU alumni will be honored with the annual Outstanding Alumni Awards at the Homecoming game on Saturday, Sept. 25.

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erman is a junior cyber operations major from Brandon, SD; she represented the Computer Club. McCrory is a junior Cyber Operations and Network and Security Administration major from Bemidji, Minn.; he is a representative of the Esports Club.

September 22, 2021

Homecoming royalty announced at DSU

Klosterman is a junior cyber operations major from Brandon, SD; she represented the Computer Club. McCrory is a junior Cyber Operations and Network and Security Administration major from Bemidji, Minn.; he is a representative of the Esports Club.

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Student’s life altered by receiving a scholarship. DSU Giving Day is Thursday, Sept. 23.

September 20, 2021

Be the DSU difference

Student’s life altered by receiving a scholarship. DSU Giving Day is Thursday, Sept. 23.

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Linda and Dan Stewart appreciate farm life, through the artwork in their home, and in their lifestyle. Longtime ag producers in Lake County, will be recognized as the 2021 Ag Bowl Captains.

September 13, 2021

Stewart family named 2021 Ag Bowl Captains

Linda and Dan Stewart appreciate farm life, through the artwork in their home, and in their lifestyle. Longtime ag producers in Lake County, the Stewarts will be recognized as the 2021 Ag Bowl Captains at Dakota State on Sept. 18.

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Dawn Bonham, a DSU education alumna, recommends students believe in themselves to take advantage of opportunities.

September 13, 2021

Believing in yourself makes all the difference

Dawn Bonham is starting a new role in her 30th year of teaching. She recommends people believe in themselves to take advantage of new opportunities.

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Amy Crissinger, Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

September 10, 2021

Crissinger named Vice President for Student Affairs, Enrollment Management

Amy Crissinger has been named the permanent Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at Dakota State University.

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Dakota State students and staff attending the WiCyS conference are Dr. Ashley Podhradsky (back left), Annabelle Klosterman, Janessa Palmieri, Dr. Arica Kulm; Abigail Witt (front left) and Kanthi Narukonda. Not pictured are: Alexis Kulm, Katie Shuck, Kinsey Pickering, and Sara Stehlik.

September 9, 2021

Podhradsky to be keynote speaker at WiCyS

The 8th Annual WiCyS conference is being held on September 8-10, in Denver, and Podhradsky will address the entire group on Thursday evening. She will be introduced by Shannon Lietz, Vice President of the Vulnerability Labs at Adobe Systems, Inc.

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Marietta Faszer enjoying her beach wheelchair. Photo courtesy of Ted and Marietta Faszer.

September 1, 2021

DSU AdapT Lab helps build beach wheelchair

Dr. Justin Blessinger and DSU AdapT Lab help worked with Ted and Marietta Faszer to create a beach wheelchair for Marietta Faszer to use.

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President Griffiths (right) introduces General Cyber to the Madison community at the August 17 Downtown in MadTown event.

August 26, 2021

Dakota State welcomes new mascot

Dakota State University Trojans have a new mascot, "General Cyber," or General Cy for short.

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Knowlton Excellence in Quality Award winners (l-to-r): Shawn Zwach, Kyle Korman, Andrew Kramer, and Tom Halverson. Not pictured is Chris Loutsch.

August 26, 2021

Help Night for Remote Learning earns Knowlton Award

A faculty and student team in The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences won the annual Knowlton Excellence in Quality Award for their creation of Help Night for Remote Learning.

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Jon Schemmel, Vice President for Institutional Advancement and CEO of the DSU Foundation and Alumni Association; Tammy Miller, Madison Regional Health System CEO; and President José-Marie Griffiths in front of the Dakota State sculpture.

August 24, 2021

Madison Regional Health System makes donation to DSU

Madison Regional Health System proudly supports Dakota State University’s initiatives for its students, facilities, and our region with a $100,000 yearly agreement for the next 10 years.

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 DSU Entrepreneurial Building and Paulson Cyber Incubator & Entrepreneurial Center

August 19, 2021

DSU Entrepreneurial Building and Paulson Center Opening

Dakota State University is celebrating the opening of the DSU Entrepreneurial Building and Paulson Cyber Incubator & Entrepreneurial Center (Paulson Center) with a program and reception.

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Dakota State Madlabs building

August 18, 2021

Griffiths named to CNAS AI Task Force

DSU’s President José-Marie Griffiths, has been named as a member of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) Task Force on Artificial Intelligence and National Security.

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Shengjie Xu Assistant Professor of Computer & Cyber Sciences

August 11, 2021

DSU hosts JROTC Cyber Academy

Dakota State held a new cyber offering this summer, a Cyber Academy for Air Force Junior ROTC (JROTC) students.

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Completing the prescribed burn: Natalie assisted with completing a prescribed grass fire earlier this year.

August 11, 2021

Achieving a dream

Natalie Van Wyhe’s time attending DSU helped her achieve a lifelong goal of becoming a firefighter.

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Assistant Professor of Communications Studies Matthew Ingram

August 9, 2021

The learner’s journey

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies Matthew Ingram earned a certificate in Effective Practice Framework from the Association of College and University Educators.

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General Beadle statue with flowers

August 4, 2021

Researchers receive crime fighting grant

Researchers from four South Dakota public universities have received a five-year grant to understand and disrupt illegal criminal networks.

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Alexis Kulm is a junior majoring in Cyber Operations.

August 4, 2021

GenCyber camp inspires enrollment at DSU

DSU’s GenCyber camp piqued Alexis Kulm’s interest in Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) so much so that she decided to attend Dakota State University and major in cyber operations.

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Research Experience for Undergraduates at DSU for the summer of 2021 include (back left): James Suh, Easton Hay, Jason Quick, Max Soto, Paolo Gentry, Rob Richardson, Dr. Bhaskar Rimal, Dr. Ashley Podhradsky, Dr. Yong Wang; (front left) Alexis Kulm, Helen Chen, Sofia Crespo Maldonado, Katja Mathesius, Mark Elder, and Kaushik Ragothaman.

August 3, 2021

Summer research makes for meaningful opportunities

Ten Dakota State University students from across the country have had that experience this summer studying Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

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DSU seal on one of the main pillars of the campus arch

August 2, 2021

Kiana Dowdell joins DSU Foundation

Dakota State University welcomes Kiana Dowdell to the Foundation and Alumni Association as director of prospect research and information management.

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Dr. Bhaskar Rimal, an assistant professor of Computer and Cyber Sciences at Dakota State University.

July 29, 2021

DSU to study electric vehicle charging

Dr. Bhaskar Rimal, an assistant professor of Computer and Cyber Sciences at Dakota State University, has received a $90,000 Competitive Research Grant (CRG) from the South Dakota Board of Regents to study new technology related to electric vehicles (EVs).

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Dr. Ashley Podhradsky

July 28, 2021

DSU sponsors Miss America’s Outstanding Teen scholarship

Dakota State will offer a Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences scholarship in the 2021 Miss America’s Outstanding Teen competition, held the week of July 26 at Universal Studios Orlando.

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Sammy Drummond

July 28, 2021

Student researcher leaves mark on DSU

Recent graduate Sammy Drummond has made an impact at DSU, particularly in undergraduate research.

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Vinny Campbell

July 23, 2021

Designing Career Options

Vinny Campbell has developed his creativity as a student at DSU and looks forward to sharing his art with the world.

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Young student engaged with robots at a CybHer event

July 20, 2021

First Bank & Trust donates to DSU’s CybHER program

First Bank & Trust donates $150,000 to allow outreach to more students through DSU’s CybHER program. The gift will create the CybHER Vault, cybersecurity lesson plans, outreach, and events.

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Jan Enright with the Library staff.

July 14, 2021

College library work is a ‘thrill’ for Enright

Whether she’s assisting students with information finding, or developing programming, Jan Brue Enright, director of the Karl E. Mundt Library, enjoys her career as a librarian.

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Dr. Ashley Podhradsky

July 13, 2021

Podhradsky named VP for research at DSU

Dr. Ashley Podhradsky has been named the vice president for Research and Economic Development at Dakota State.

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Pictured (l-to-r): Conner Tordsen and Travis Rebstock.

July 1, 2021

Alfalfa research continues at DSU

Three senior biology students under the guidance of Dr. Andrew Sathoff, assistant professor of biology, and with financial support from Mustang Seeds, are researching Pythium, a seedling disease that impacts alfalfa.

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CybHer students reviewing code on their laptops

June 30, 2021

DSU CybHER receives donation from AccessData, an Exterro company

To help young people understand how important this is, AccessData, an Exterro company, has raised and donated $2,900 to CybHER.

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CybHer students working together at Dakota State University

June 30, 2021

AT&T continues to support CybHER initiatives

Partners on a shared mission! For 5 years, AT&T and CybHERGirls have been working together to spark interest in STEM for young girls, and boys as well! AT&T donated again in 2021.

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Pictured: BOR Executive Director Brian Maher, BOR President John Bastian, Students Kanthi Narukonda and Janessa Palmieri, and DSU President José-Marie Griffiths

June 24, 2021

Students Earn Regents’ Recognition

The South Dakota Board of Regents recognized student organizations from Dakota State University for excellence in academic, community, and organizational work.

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Dakota State University graduates and professors

June 24, 2021

DSU maintains placement rates of 98% and 100% for 2020

Dakota State University graduates had high job placement numbers for 2020. The placement rates are 98% for undergraduate and 100% for graduate outcomes.

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DSU fans in the athletic stands holding go blue signs

June 22, 2021

Dakota State University Invests in Forward Sioux Falls

Dakota State University has invested in the Forward Sioux Falls (FSF) 2026 campaign. Forward Sioux Falls is a group of business and civic leaders dedicated to expanding the economy and enhancing the quality of life in Sioux Falls and the surrounding region.

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DSU Applied Research Lab Director Dr. Josh Pauli, Gen. Paul M. Nakasone, Commander, U.S. Cyber Command and Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service, Sen. Mike Rounds, and DSU President Dr. José-Marie Griffiths.

June 16, 2021

US Cyber Command Meeting

U.S. Senator Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), ranking member of the Senate Armed Service Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, facilitated a meeting between leadership at Dakota State University (DSU) and leadership at the National Security Agency (NSA) and U.S. Cyber Command at Fort Meade in Maryland.

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George Blankley

June 2, 2021

A big story for Big George

Shirley Blankley is honoring her late husband George Blankley through a donation to the Trojans Unite campaign and the future naming of Blankley Field.

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List of honor students with a background of DSU campus

June 2, 2021

Dakota State 2021 Spring Honors List Released

A total of 504 full-time and 193 part-time students qualified for the President’s Academic Honors list for the 2021 spring semester at Dakota State University (DSU) in Madison, S.D.

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Gencyber Camp participants

May 26, 2021

Summer camps return to DSU campus

Summer camps have returned to campus this year, after cancellations due to COVID-19 last year.

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Dr. Haley Larson

May 20, 2021

Haley Larson’s film featured in Governor’s Biennial Art Exhibition

Dr. Haley Larson’s artwork Cladogram, a short film that brings language into a digital environment is a part of the South Dakota Governor’s ninth biennial art exhibition currently traveling through South Dakota.

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Ashley Podhradsky statue in IF/Then Exhibit

May 17, 2021

Podhradsky statue in If/Then Exhibit

Our very own Ashley Podhradsky will be featured in the newest IF/THEN exhibit. More than 120 Ambassadors from 40 states will be featured as life-sized statues in one monumental exhibit aimed at raising awareness and inspiring young girls everywhere to consider pursuing careers in #STEM.

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Vanessa Polmateer

May 11, 2021

Distinctive Talent

Dakota State’s Native American Student Association (NASA) Club asked member Vanessa Polmateer to create an original artwork to highlight the issues of violence against Indigenous women.

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Wayne Pauli

May 10, 2021

An Adventure Worth Staying For

Dr. Wayne Pauli came to DSU for the education, but stayed for the adventure. Over 20 years later, he's held various titles, taught a plethora of classes, and strives to create effective relationships with his students.

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Cyberology Podcast

May 6, 2021

DSU launches Cyberology podcast

Dakota State University has launched a brand-new monthly podcast, Cyberology, about all things cyber and technology.

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Ally Bright is student teaching in Minnesota. She will graduate from DSU this month with a teaching degree.

May 6, 2021

Dream. Believe. Care

Ally Bright is the 2020-2021 Koepsell Family Scholarship recipient. She can empathize with the Koepsell family; her mother was diagnosed with cancer when she was 4 and passed away when she was in 8th grade.

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East Hall

May 5, 2021

Dakota State to be ‘mask optional’ beginning May 10

The South Dakota Board of Regents today announced plans to change to a “mask optional” in indoor and outdoor environments on Monday, May 10.

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Dr. Bramwell Brizendine (left) and Austin Babcock will be presenting research on jump-oriented programming at two international conferences in May.

April 30, 2021

Taking presentation skills to the next level

Presenting at international conferences takes public speaking skills to the next level. Graduate student Austin Babcock and DSU Professor Dr. Bramwell Brizendine are presenting at two international conferences.

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Shadow casting sculptures

April 29, 2021

DSU student art on display at Washington Pavilion

DSU’s 3-D design students currently have their 3-D wire animals and wire spheres featured at the Washington Pavilion Visual Arts Center now through June 19.

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DSU student  studying on a desk with laptop and papers.

April 16, 2021

Winners announced for DSU’s 1st Entrepreneurs Day

Winners were announced for Dakota State’s first-ever Entrepreneurs Day was April 10. Entrepreneurs Day coincided with the culmination of DSU’s 3rd annual business plan competition.

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Dakota State University’s annual Giving Day

April 16, 2021

DSU Giving Day April 21

Dakota State University’s annual Giving Day is set for Wednesday, April 21. This year’s goal is to raise $75,000 and 250 donors/gifts for scholarships and programs.

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internal-grants-advance-research

April 16, 2021

Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence

Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence is important to the future of our society. Cutting-edge programs and research opportunities help students become competitive in this field.

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A statue of General Beadle sits on the DSU campus, in the shadow the building that bears his name, Beadle Hall.

April 15, 2021

DSU professor uncovers insight into former president’s past

General Beadle was an abolitionist, who spent time serving as a messenger for the underground railroad. Read more on General Beadle in Dr. Justin Blessinger's article, “South Dakota's Civil War Veterans - General William H.H. Beadle: Rider for the Underground Railroad.”

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General Beadle statue in the snowfall.

March 17, 2021

Plans are to return to normal settings for Fall 21

Dakota State University is planning to return to a more normal academic setting for Fall 2021. DSU joins the other state regental institutions in this aim.

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Matt Paulson, DSU alum and Founder of MarketBeat wins Philanthropist of the Year award.

March 9, 2021

Paulsons named Philanthropists of Year

Congratulations to our 2020 Philanthropists of the Year the Paulsons! Matt is a DSU alum, entrepreneur, founder of MarketBeat.com, supporter of DSU, and more.

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DSU campus landscape with daisies

March 2, 2021

TriBeta chapter coming to DSU

Dakota State science students have new opportunities through an honor society Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta). TriBeta is for students, particularly undergraduate students, who are dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study.

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Still image from Pete Hoesing's documentary ‘Birth of an Ancestor’

February 24, 2021

Hoesing releases documentary ‘Birth of an Ancestor’

“Birth of an Ancestor” a documentary film by @kigoziPeter about songs of death and social responsibility in eastern Uganda recently earned silver at a juried film festival – Spotlight Documentary Film Awards.

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Katherine Cota, Director of Economic Development at DSU.

February 12, 2021

Katherine Cota announced as Director of Economic Development

Katherine Cota started her first business when she was 12 years old. Now, she's the Director of Economic Development. Her vision? Help DSU students realize that entrepreneurship is an option for post-graduate careers.

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Gabe Lamb chosen for Space Force

February 2, 2021

Gabe Lamb chosen for Space Force

Cyber Ops major Gabe Lamb wants to be part of the solution to keep space safe. He’ll get that chance, after being 1 of 7 Air Force ROTC cadets in the nation chosen as a member of the @SpaceForceDoD Cyber Warfare Operations division.

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Dr. Justin Blessinger has received a provisional patent for an assistive technology device for people in powered wheelchairs and mobility scooters. This is DSU’s first patent.

January 19, 2021

First patent granted at Dakota State

Dr. Justin Blessinger’s development of an assistive technology device has resulted in DSU’s first provisional patent! This device allows users of powered wheelchairs and mobility scooters to conveniently power devices such as cell phones, increasing their dignity and independence.

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List of honor students with a background of DSU campus

January 19, 2021

2020 Fall Honors List Released

A total of 572 full-time and 173 part-time students qualified for the President’s Academic Honors list for the 2020 fall semester at Dakota State University (DSU) in Madison, S.D.

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Alexis Kulm (back row, left), Nicholas Gourley, Michael Fahnlander, Annabelle Klosterman; Abigail Witt (front row, left) Kinsey Pickering, and Janessa Palmieri.

January 14, 2021

Peraton partners with CybHER

Peraton is proud to partner with Dakota State University, which has developed strong cyber academic programs and built a state-of-the-art research and development center.

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Beadle Hall

December 11, 2020

David Kenley has two new books out

This year, while serving as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at DSU, David Kenley recently published a second edition of “Modern Chinese History” and edited “Teaching about Asia in a Time of Pandemic,”.

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Matt Paulson

December 10, 2020

Board of Regents approve Paulson Center at DSU

Look for BIG, new ideas to grow at Dakota State. Entrepreneurs with tech ideas or business startups will soon have new resources at their disposal through the newly named Paulson Cyber Incubator and Entrepreneurial Center.

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Dakota State University sign on campus.

December 9, 2020

Schemmel hired to head DSU Foundation

Jon Schemmel has been hired as the new Vice President for Advancement at Dakota State University. New VP for Institutional Advancement has Madison roots.

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Ryan Morganti, Andrew Rotert, and Nick Sandison created an app to function as an early warning system and risk identifier.

December 4, 2020

DSU team takes 3rd in Sanford HealthHack

Three students have ventured into the realm of cyberhealth by participating in and taking 3rd place in the recent Sanford HealthHack.

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DSU campus fall landscape picture.

December 2, 2020

2020 Longevity Reception celebrated at DSU

Dakota State recognized 38 employees and 8 retirees for a combined 738 years of service to the state of South Dakota at a reception Monday, Nov. 30.

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Be great over break. Collage of students and staff volunteering for different types of service work.

November 23, 2020

Be Great Over Break

As a lead up to Martin Luther King Jr. Day in January Dakota State is inviting employees and students to Be Great Over Break by giving back to their communities in a safe, socially distanced way.

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DSU Cyber Security student working at at desk at night

November 18, 2020

New CyberHealth Strategic Alliance

Dakota State University and Sanford Health have announced a new Strategic Alliance that will drive CyberHealth innovation and research, and create workforce and economic development opportunities for South Dakota.

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Lieutenant Colonel Heath Abraham

November 11, 2020

Two degrees. Three deployments. 23 years of service.

With 23 years of service and three deployments, Heath Abraham has a long history of military service. As a police officer for the City of Madison, SD, a Safety Resource officer for Dakota State University, and a soldier in the SD Army National Guard, he’s no stranger to serving his country or community.

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Sammy Drummond is conducting groundbreaking research in his senior year at Dakota State

October 29, 2020

Drummond to speak at 5th International Congress on Astrobiology

Sammy Drummond is making the most of his college career. He’s conducting groundbreaking research in his senior year at Dakota State and will present his research at the 5th International Congress on Astrobiology virtually in November.

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Students walking across DSU's campus

October 7, 2020

New PhD Meets Urgent Need

The South Dakota Board of Regents announced approval of a new joint degree in computer science to be offered at Dakota State University and SDSU. The doctorate is the first of its kind in computer science in South Dakota. Pending approval from the Higher Learning Commission, the program will begin in fall 2021.

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Outstanding Alumni

October 6, 2020

DSU Outstanding Alumni recognized at homecoming

Five DSU alumni were honored with the annual Outstanding Alumni Awards at the Homecoming game on Saturday, Oct. 3.

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Beautiful photo of DSU's campus in the fall

October 2, 2020

Van Erdewyk named to Academic Hall of Fame

After 37 years at DSU, his former colleagues deemed Dr. Zeno Van Erdewyk's career so significant that he has been chosen as the 2020 Academic Hall of Fame inductee.

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Judy Dittman in 2014 homecoming parade

October 1, 2020

Judy Dittman DSU’s Homecoming 2020 Parade Marshal

After four decades working at Dakota State Judy Dittman is parade marshal for DSU’s Homecoming 2020 theme “Soaring Through the Decades.”

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Graduate student of Dakota State University

September 30, 2020

Have the passion to enact change

The October ceremony celebrates those students who graduated in the spring or summer semester of 2020. The traditional spring commencement ceremony was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Trojan Troy marching in parade

September 30, 2020

Homecoming parade protocols consider public health mitigation

Dakota State University’s Trojan Days parade is planned for Saturday, October 3 at 10 a.m. This year’s theme is “Soaring Through the Decades.”

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Royalty crowned at Dakota State -  Coronation kicks off Trojan Days Homecoming week

September 30, 2020

Royalty crowned at Dakota State

Jacia Christiansen and Piyush Vyas were crowned queen and king at Dakota State’s Sept. 28 coronation ceremony. This event kicked off the 2020 Trojan Days Homecoming week.

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Photo of  Austin Babcock who is attending graduate school and presenting at professional conferences.

September 29, 2020

Faculty mentor students to succeed

Faculty efforts to mentor students result in professional opportunities to attend and participate at cyber conferences like the 2020 Wild West Hackin’ Fest (WWHF).

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General Beadle statue on the Dakota State University campus

September 23, 2020

Dakota State enrollment steady in light of COVID crisis

Dakota State University is reporting steady overall enrollment this fall semester, significantly better than was anticipated for a semester in the midst of the COVID pandemic crisis.

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Women's Right to Vote

September 11, 2020

Wittmayer to discuss newspaper coverage of suffrage

There is a powerful history behind the passage of the 19th Amendment, chronicled in newspaper coverage of the movement.

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Cybher Girl logo

September 1, 2020

CybHER Conversations announces impressive list of speakers

Dakota State University’s CybHER organization announces their speakers for September and October, featuring a deputy assistant director with the FBI, a Facebook vice president, and the chief information security officer with Kuwait Oil Company.

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Solarium Commission

August 28, 2020

DSU to host panel with Cyberspace Solarium Commission

Cyberspace Solarium Commission to release new white paper on cybersecurity workforce development during DSU webinar.

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Landscape picture of campus

August 18, 2020

The Right to Vote, The Right to Lead

The right to vote forms the foundation of meaningful participation and leadership. Most of the South Dakota colleges and universities that women lead today were established decades before women had the right to vote.

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blue hexagons on white background

August 18, 2020

DSU announces first True Trojan Hexagon Award winners

DSU announces first True Trojan Hexagon Award winners as a way for the university to acknowledge employees who exhibit true Trojan Pride.

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Sara Stehlik, a network and security administration major at Dakota State

August 17, 2020

Stehlik awarded not one but two SWSIS scholarships

Sara Stehlik, a network and security administration major at Dakota State secures two scholarships from Scholarships for Women Studying Information Security (SWSIS).

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DEF CON 28 logo

August 13, 2020

DSU team takes 1st at national challenge

Dakota State students often place well in cyber competitions, but the team that captured first place in a DEF CON contest in August was made up of DSU faculty and staff members.

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Bridget Thill, Elementary Education (BSE), '22.

August 13, 2020

Learner for Life

Bridget Thill always dreamed of being a teacher. She wants to be a teacher to help kids fall in love with learning and teach them how to be confident in their abilities.

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Heston Hall in the early years

July 31, 2020

Heston Hall celebrates centennial

Happy 100th birthday Heston Hall. If Dakota State University’s Heston Hall could talk, it could tell two life stories from its 100 years of existence.

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daisies

July 1, 2020

Victoria Sopko joins DSU alumni board

Victoria Sopko, 2017 elementary education DSU graduate, has joined the Alumni Board. Sopko was inspired to join the board through her own experiences attending alumni events.

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Campus trees and flags

June 15, 2020

DSU placement rates at 98% and 100%

Dakota State University’s 2019 placement rates are 98% for undergraduate and 100% for graduate outcomes. In addition to high placement rates, DSU has high knowledge rates as well.

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Students walking through campus on move in day

June 15, 2020

DSU announces move-in plans

Dakota State University has announced the move-in plans for fall semester 2020, which have been adjusted due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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List of honor students with a background of DSU campus

June 5, 2020

Dakota State 2020 Spring Honors List Released

A total of 585 full-time and 197 part-time students qualified for the President’s Academic Honors list for the 2020 spring semester at Dakota State University (DSU) in Madison, S.D.

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East Hall

June 3, 2020

Changes made to fall academic calendar at DSU

Dakota State University will resume on-campus operations for the Fall 2020 semester, but the fall calendar has been changed in order to better balance the safety of those in the on-campus community with student success. This decision is made in conjunction with the Board of Regents (BOR) and other regental schools.

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Phusada with camera

April 15, 2020

Sheehan selected as student employee of the year for S.D.

Phusuda Sheehan, a digital arts and design major, was named South Dakota student Employee of the Year through the Midwest Association of Student Employment Administrators (MASEA).

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Girl with gardening gloves and hat working outside a greenhouse

April 14, 2020

Shannon Bezonia

Online student Shannon Oyler Bezonia recently graduated in December 2019 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in management.

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April 8, 2020

College Business Plan Competition winners selected

Three winners have been selected in the 2nd annual Business Plan Competition at Dakota State. Grant Carlson received first place, Elizabeth Olson received second place, and Andrew Rotert received third place

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Proposed new athletic complex

August 29, 2019

Trojans Unite campaign kicks off with $10M gift

First PREMIER Bank-PREMIER Bankcard and Beacoms donate to DSU Athletics program

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