Dakota State University students walking around campus

Preparation + opportunity = success

That's the DSU equation. We're a four-year university with nationally recognized programs, cutting-edge facilities, and the brightest thinkers. But we're also a tight-knit, inclusive community. Small class sizes mean hands-on training and individualized attention. All this with an affordable, public school price that's among the best values in the region.

Majors & Degrees

Dr. Luke Chowning teaching a kinesiology class.

May 15, 2024

From reps to strides

Dakota State University’s exercise science program goes beyond the sweat, teaching students about the human body, physical activity, health, nutrition, research and exercise prescription for athletes and the general population.

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DSU doctoral students present at international symposium

May 14, 2024

DSU doctoral students present at international symposium

San Juan, Puerto Rico, has much to offer – beaches and churches, history and museums. For two Dakota State University doctoral students – Tjada Nelson and Bryan Ikei – it also offered the opportunity to share research they have conducted in Intelligent Security and Privacy.

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Logan Stratton pictured in front of a US Cyber poster featuring himself.

May 3, 2024

Stratton completes NSA Codebreaker Challenge for 4th time

Dakota State University placed 5th nationwide in the National Security Agency’s (NSA) annual 2023 Codebreaker Challenge.

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Matt Paulson

May 2, 2024

DSU alumnus Matt Paulson is spring commencement speaker

For Dakota State University’s spring graduates, May 4 will be a big day. It will also be a big day for alumnus Matt Paulson, who is returning to his alma mater as commencement speaker. He will also be presented with an honorary degree for public service.

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Chester Teacher of the Year Sara Mersch

May 1, 2024

DSU graduate named Chester Teacher of the Year

Chester Teacher of the Year Sara Mersch knows the school district well, having graduated from Chester High School in 1996. She walked the same halls her students walk now, ate in the same cafeteria.

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Zach Rohrbach

May 1, 2024

Embrace the Unknown

Graduate student Zach Rohrbach to serve as DSU’s student commencement speaker.

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Mike McKelvey

May 1, 2024

Dakota State hires new leader for DSU Foundation

The Dakota State University Foundation has a new CEO and Vice President of Institutional Advancement.

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Ben Witt

April 29, 2024

DSU College of Ed to become College of Education & Human Performance

The potential for growth in Dakota State University’s heritage mission of education is bringing about a name change.

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Student Awards

April 25, 2024

Honored Students

Every year, we are able to celebrate the achievements of our students, those who have worked especially hard to excel and contribute to their own future as well as to the lives and progress of those around them.

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Beau Headrick's winning 2D animation for fall semester.

April 24, 2024

Headrick wins best 2D animation for fall semester

Beau Headrick, a junior Digital Art & Design Production Animation major from Canton, S.D., chose DSU for its tech focus and great animation program. Headrick won the fall semester’s best project for 2D animation.

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Madeline Hegg

April 19, 2024

Inspired to Educate

By the third grade, Madeline Hegg already knew what she wanted to be when she grew up. Like many individuals who choose to pursue a career in education, she was inspired by teachers throughout her schooling.

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Lainy Culberson's 3D Retro Building.

April 15, 2024

Culberson wins fall semester award for modeling & texturing

Lainy Culberson, a senior Digital Art & Design (DAD) – Production Animation major from Rapid City, was awarded best 3D modeling and texturing for the fall semester for her piece titled “Retro Building.”

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Pictured l-to-r: Coach Dr. Austin O’Brien, with team members Joshua Ganschow, Nora Sandison, and Dax Patel.

April 15, 2024

DSU programming team advances to North American Championship

Dakota State University’s International Competitive Programming Competition (ICPC) team will compete at the North American Championship in May.

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A stock image of black gloved hands typing on a laptop with blue light emanating from it.

April 11, 2024

DSU adds Espionage Camp to summer schedule

High schoolers can trade their bats and gloves for laptops this summer by registering for Dakota State University’s first-ever Cyber Espionage Camp in from June 24 to 26.

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Beacom

April 10, 2024

DSU to offer accelerated degrees

Dakota State University is developing new academic options to help students enter the career field sooner.

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An image with orange hexagons and dots connecting on a blue background with the words DAD at MAAC 2 A Digital Arts and Design Student Exhibition.

April 10, 2024

DSU art students to exhibit projects

Drawings, digital illustrations and photography, paintings, animations, digital sound projects, and 3D works will fill the BrickHouse this week. These works, created by DSU Digital Art & Design (DAD) students, will be displayed by the Madison Area Arts Council (MAAC) at the BrickHouse on Thursday, April 11 from 7 to 9 p.m.

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Dr. Haley Larson works with a student in a classroom.

April 5, 2024

Create and captivate

Dakota State University will offer a new interdisciplinary degree program in Digital Content Creation beginning fall 2024.

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Dr. Luke Chowning teaching a kinesiology class.

April 5, 2024

DSU creates new double major option

Dakota State University students interested in a future in the medical field can now double major in Biology and Exercise Science.

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Future AI Generated Image

April 4, 2024

DSU to offer advanced AI degrees

Dakota State University is elevating its emerging technology offerings with advanced degrees in Artificial Intelligence. Master’s programs will begin in fall 2024.

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AI EXPO

April 4, 2024

DSU to be a sponsor for upcoming AI Expo for National Competitiveness

“SCSP’s greatest strength lies in its ability to convene, through its global reach, the wide variety of parties involved with AI and emerging technologies." President José-Marie Griffiths. DSU is pleased to be a sponsor for their upcoming AI Expo for National Competitiveness.

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Denyce Bravo holding a pipette in the biology lab at DSU.

March 27, 2024

Alfalfa research expands to honey

A new project at Dakota State University shows why honey is useful to treat infections on a molecular basis by looking at honey produced by bees that gather nectar from alfalfa and its antimicrobial properties.

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Game design student drawing a cat on a tablet.

March 27, 2024

Princeton Review ranks DSU game design program in top 50 programs

The Princeton Review has named Dakota State University’s game design program among the top 50 undergraduate programs.

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Zach Rorhbach in front of a white background.

March 21, 2024

Beyond the bedside

An interest in science, medicine, and health will often conjure images of potential careers as doctors, nurses, dentists, paramedics, and therapists, but there are other avenues for those who would prefer to work with different aspects of patient care. Health informatics and information include all data related to a patient’s medical history, including their symptoms, diagnoses, procedures, and outcomes.

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Wendy Simmermon teaching one of her classes in the College of Business and Information Systems.

March 18, 2024

DSU to host over 120 youth for JA-in-a-Day

Dakota State University’s College of Business & Information Systems (BIS) will host over 120 youth from rural schools near Madison on Thursday, March 28 for a Junior Achievement (JA) Day learning about entrepreneurship.

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Justice Forster working at his computer in a library.

March 18, 2024

DSU Entrepreneurs Day moves to Sioux Falls

Dakota State University’s fourth annual Entrepreneurs Day will be held in Sioux Falls for the first time, taking place at Startup Sioux Falls on Friday, March 22.

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Jen Easterly the Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency CISA

March 13, 2024

CISA Director looks to inspire the next generation of cyber leaders

Jen Easterly, CISA Director to speak at Dakota State March 22. She will speak at the annual DakotaCon Cybersecurity Conference at 9 a.m. in Dakota Prairie Playhouse.

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The CPTC team (top row l-to-r): Gage Schacher and Coach Tyler Flaagan; (bottom row l-to-r): Merrill Newman, Daniel Sobczak, Ryan Kleffman, and Derek Manzella. Not pictured: Austen King.

March 12, 2024

CPTC team wins two awards at globals

Dakota State University’s Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition (CPTC) team competed at globals in Rochester, N.Y., winning two awards. Penetration testing helps companies and organizations know what is and isn’t vulnerable in their network. CPTC allows collegiate cybersecurity students to perform real-world penetration testing with a fictional business.

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Gene Swallow's exhibition Modern Lakota featuring dolls he created is on display in the gallery at DSU through April 15.

March 12, 2024

Gene Swallow art featured in DSU gallery

Contemporary Lakota artist Gene Swallow’s “Modern Lakota” exhibit is on display in Dakota State University’s First Bank & Trust Gallery now through April 15.

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Fenecia Homan talking at the South Dakota Leadership event on campus at Dakota State University.

March 12, 2024

Personal growth leads to program growth for DSU’s Cyber Academy

Dr. Fenecia Homan, dean of the Governors Cyber Academy at Dakota State University, speaks a special language: the language of an educator.

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Students utilizing flexible seating options in Dr. Scott Klungseth's Exercise Science class.

March 12, 2024

Klungseth researching flexible seating in college setting

Pedal. Glide. Stand. Balance. These are a few of the options available in flexible seating classrooms, or classrooms that allow for student movement. While there has been plenty of research on flexible seating in the K-12 education environment, that hasn’t been the case in higher education, so Dr. Scott Klungseth, Associate Professor in Exercise Science at Dakota State University, is looking to change that.

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Angela Slattery, a junior Computer Science major from Franksville, Wis., and Tristan Stapert, a senior Cyber Operations major from Tumwater, Wash.

March 7, 2024

Two join ranks of CyberCorps® scholars at DSU

Two Dakota State University students have joined the ranks of CyberCorps® scholars. This Scholarship for Service program allows students to receive financial support as they prepare to start their cybersecurity careers in the government sector.

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Tom Jones in front of the billboard featuring his photo of a lone tree at sunset near Madison.

March 1, 2024

DSU professor’s photo featured on billboard

Dakota State University Art Professor Tom Jones has his artwork displayed on a billboard on Highway 34, west of Madison.

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40 Years A Brand New Day

February 23, 2024

DSU to celebrate 40 years of technology-focused mission

On Feb. 29, 1984, then-Governor Bill Janklow signed House Bill 1357, changing Dakota State’s mission to include technology in all programs. The yearbook at the time called this “A Brand New Day.”

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Beacom Deans Cup 2024

February 15, 2024

Beacom Dean’s Cup experience is resume-builder

Dakota State University students excel in all types of cyber competitions, whether they be regional, national, or international.

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DSU student David Siemienas pictured with a blue background that has dots connected with lines.

February 14, 2024

DSU student sees latest tech at trade show

Dakota State University junior Cyber Operations major David Siemienas attended the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), an annual trade show organized by the Consumer Technology Association, in January.

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 Image of East Hall with bare trees around it and a blue sky.

February 9, 2024

Senior FDIC examiner to speak at DSU

Dakota State University’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Club is bringing Andy McQuistan, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Senior Examiner, to campus to speak to students.

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Daidrick Kibbie (center) with Dan Talley (right) and Mark Hawkes (left) at the hooding ceremony after earning his MBA.

February 9, 2024

Mastering the opportunities of an MBA

Dakota State University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program prepares students for a variety of career opportunities, including entrepreneurship.

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Vladimir Gasparyan with a dark blue background.

February 8, 2024

Quantum researcher to speak at DSU

Quantum researcher Dr. Vladimir Gasparyan will visit Dakota State University to speak about quantum mechanics on Thursday, February 22, at 1 p.m. in MadLabs.

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A digital globe with blue dots forming the countries and orange-red lines spreading out from the D.C. area on the America portion of the globe.

February 8, 2024

From the Great Plains to Washington, D.C.: DSU In Our Nation’s Capital

Cybersecurity and AI continue to be a focus in D.C. and nationwide, and Dakota State University is pleased to lead the conversation in these emerging areas, highlighting the importance of public-private partnerships. The Fall 2023 semester included major successes for the University in the nation’s capital.

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Gerald Auger

February 1, 2024

Gerald Auger wins Wild West Hackin’ Fest award

Gerald Auger has built his brand: Simply Cyber. Through a YouTube channel, he shares information, builds community, and helps others launch careers in cybersecurity.

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AI Quantum Computing

January 29, 2024

DSU Faculty research drives advances in AI, Quantum

Dakota State faculty are leaders in emerging fields like artificial intelligence and quantum.

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Participants of a previous Global Game Jam at DSU use a white board to develop the game they made for the 48 hour competition.

January 23, 2024

DSU hosts Global Game Jam site

Dakota State University is hosting a Global Game Jam site at The Beacom Institute of Technology from January 26-28.

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Pictured (L-to-R) Shishir Poudel, Acley Bujune, Tracey Kwarteng, William Osei-Hwere, and Nicole Claussen.

January 19, 2024

From setbacks to comebacks

A non-profit organization has helped four international students find their homes at DSU. The four students found their way to Dakota State University this year through Second Chance at Higher Education, an organization dedicated to helping international students in need of financial aid and scholarships attend universities in the United States, Canada, and Europe.

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A team of CAPITAL Services employees, along with DSU faculty Dr. Austin O'Brien, judged last year's competition.

January 18, 2024

Second annual Data Analytics Competition at DSU

The Data Analytics Competition at Dakota State University has returned for a second year. This free event allows collegiate teams to evaluate big data sets and make data forecasts for real-world business needs. It gives students plenty of opportunities to grow their critical thinking, collaboration, and presentation skills.

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Students in a College of Business course at DSU.

January 11, 2024

Professional accountancy career path opens doors

The term “professional accountancy” may invoke images of a future in bookkeeping or doing taxes, but the career paths with a professional accountancy degree are anything but limited. Graduates can find positions as data analysts, project accountants or C-suite administrators.

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List of honor students - DSU Campus Sunrise

January 5, 2024

2023 Fall Honors List Released

A total of 702 full-time and 183 part-time students qualified for the President’s Academic Honors list for the 2023 fall semester at Dakota State University (DSU) in Madison, S.D.

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Stephanie Veltkamp and her grandmother, Arlene Johnson Hoek.

January 5, 2024

Generations unite

Stephanie Veltkamp’s grandmother, Arlene Johnson Hoek, graduated from high school in 1953 and went on to earn her teaching certificate from DSU, when it was known as General Beadle State Teachers College. Now, Veltkamp is earning her teaching degree from Dakota State through the Teacher Apprenticeship Pathway (TAP) program.

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Summer Schultz (right) with her son Brayden Pankonen, a freshman on the men's basketball team at DSU.

January 5, 2024

A legacy of leadership

DSU alumna Dr. Summer Schultz (B.S. ‘98, M.S. ‘03) was inspired to become an educator by many individuals. Most notable among these was her father, a high school principal and athletic director at Colman-Egan.

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Dr. Katie Anderson

December 27, 2023

Anderson leads literacy at DSU

Over the past five years, Anderson has been the higher education representative through the South Dakota Department of Education State Personnel Development Grants (SDPG) program, and worked with six other educators to create a literacy framework or literacy plan for South Dakota.

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College of Education Students

December 18, 2023

BOR approves expanding SD Advantage program

The South Dakota Board of Regents voted this week to expand its South Dakota Advantage program to include students from Minnesota, Kansas, and Missouri.

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DSU student Carter Gordon is collaborating with Dr. Tate Carson on “Resonant Landscapes: Soundscapes of South Dakota,” a research project which will use field recordings from South Dakota state parks to electronically create music.

December 13, 2023

Resonant Landscapes: DSU researchers make music with nature

DSU student Carter Gordon is collaborating with Dr. Tate Carson on “Resonant Landscapes: Soundscapes of South Dakota,” a research project which will use field recordings from South Dakota state parks to electronically create music.

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Justice Forster

December 6, 2023

DSU provides graduates with a competitive edge

DSU provides graduates with a competitive edge. Justice Forster to speak at fall commencement.

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Charles Luke

December 4, 2023

Charles Luke is Fall Commencement speaker

Charles Luke will be the fall commencement speaker at Dakota State University on December 9.

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Nanocon attendees playing a game. Photo by Andrew Meyerle.

November 17, 2023

Record breaking Nanocon brings in over 1100

Nanocon, Dakota State’s annual free gaming convention, broke its attendance record this year, bringing in just over 1,100 people throughout the four-day event.

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Hands typing on a keyboard.

November 17, 2023

Two DSU programs are eligible providers for SD Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act

The Health Informatics and Information Management associate degree program and the Health Care Coding Certificate program are eligible providers of South Dakota’s Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program.

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Beadle Hall on DSU's campus.

November 16, 2023

DSU Undergraduate research grants awarded

Thirteen undergraduate students were awarded funds to complete their research projects for the 2023-24 academic year.

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DSU campus photo in fall.

November 16, 2023

DSU Graduate students awarded research grants

The Graduate Research Initiative has selected five graduate students to receive grants to conduct mentored research for the 2023-24 academic year.

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Students walking in front of East Hall.

November 15, 2023

New agreements expand options for students in Health Information programs

Dakota State University has new articulation agreements with regional community colleges for Health Information Management (HIM) programs.

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Science Center

November 15, 2023

DSU awarded grant to help low-income STEM students

DSU awarded grant to help low-income STEM students. Scholarships provide financial assistance and academic support.

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Dr. Mary Bell was recently awarded the Joint Meritorious Civilian Service Medal

November 14, 2023

Bell receives Civilian Service Medal

Bell receives Civilian Service Medal for work as an educator. Bell also part of team creating curriculum guide for NATO.

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Fall photo of campus featuring the Karl Mundt Library.

November 14, 2023

Grants awarded for faculty research

Faculty Research Initiative (FRI) grants for the 2023-24 school year have been selected.

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Student on a computer.

November 13, 2023

For educators, ongoing learning around technology is vital to their profession

Technology permeates nearly every aspect of our lives, and education is no exception. This makes Dakota State University’s Master of Science in Educational Technology (MSET) program an asset to a career in education.

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Student in the esports room.

November 13, 2023

DSU adds graduate certificate in esports coaching

After successfully adding a competitive esports program at Dakota State in the fall of 2019, DSU is expanding it from the athletics arena to the classroom. It is now offering a graduate certificate in Esports Coaching.

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Breanne Butters (pictured right) with a coworker on the DreamWorks campus.

November 13, 2023

Lights, camera, animation

An internship during graduate school helped DSU alumna Breanne Butters build her career at DreamWorks Animation.

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Clay Jenkinson, Director of the Dakota Institute

November 9, 2023

Thomas Jefferson expert was History & Ethics speaker

Dakota State University hosted their third annual History & Ethics forum on Tuesday, Nov. 7. This year’s guest speaker was Clay Jenkinson, Director of the Dakota Institute.

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Nato Deep

November 9, 2023

Dr. Mary Bell joined NATO DEEP Event

Dr. Mary Bell, Dean of The Beacom College, Joined NATO DEEP

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Athletic Director Jeff Dittman cooking at the Wild Game Feed.

November 8, 2023

Trojan Athletic Club's Annual Wild Game Feed Raises Over $31,000

The Trojan Athletics Club is proud to announce that its 8th Annual Wild Game Feed held on Thursday, November 2 was a huge success. The sold-out event at Dakota State University's Dakota Prairie Playhouse raised over $31,000 to support student-athletes at Dakota State University.

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Rendering of a potential indoor practice facility dome.

November 1, 2023

DSU receives lead donation of $7M for indoor practice facility

With a $7M lead donation from Philanthropist T. Denny Sanford, the University will look at a variety of plan options, but the initial consideration is a seasonal dome facility.

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Rendering of the ARL Sioux Falls building

November 1, 2023

Dakota State research lab receives additional funding

Dakota State University’s cyber-research initiative has received additional support from one of its initial donors. Philanthropist T. Denny Sanford, who committed $50M to the project in 2022, recently promised another $10M.

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Maj. Gen. David Gaedecke

October 24, 2023

Maj. Gen. Gaedecke kicks off Distinguished Speaker Series

Dakota State University hosted Major General David Gaedecke (USAF, Retired), as the inaugural guest of The Beacom Dean’s Distinguished Speaker Series.

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Two students walk out of the Karl Mundt Library.

October 20, 2023

Karl Mundt Oral Interpretation Tournament is Saturday

The 40th annual Karl E. Mundt Dakota Invitational Oral Interpretation Tournament will be held on Saturday, October 21, at Dakota State University in Madison, S.D.

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Connor Starrett

October 18, 2023

Starrett to reach stars through position with Space Force

Connor Starrett learned recently that he was accepted for a position with the Space Force military branch and is excited to take on a cutting-edge role.

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Justice Forster

October 17, 2023

FDIC internship leads to job offer

DSU student Justice Forster has accepted a permanent position with the Federal Insurance Corporation (FDIC) upon his graduation in December. Forster spent the summer as an intern for the FDIC as part of the Financial Management Scholars Program.

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Emmanuel and Hazel

October 10, 2023

DSU athlete is role model for local cancer survivor

Houston native Emmanuel Drain lost his left eye to retinoblastoma when he was four years old, but he didn’t let that stop him from living life and participating in things he loved, like football.

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DSU College of Education students walk out of the Kennedy Center on campus.

October 5, 2023

Educators Rising Learning Expo at DSU Oct. 11

Dakota State University’s College of Education is excited to host the Educators Rising Learning Expo on Wednesday, Oct. 11.

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DSU alum Jay Alexander presented alfalfa gene research at the National Plant Health Conference this summer.

October 5, 2023

The distinctive impact of undergraduate research

Recent DSU graduate Jay Alexander attended the National Plant Health Conference with Dr. Andrew Sathoff to present alfalfa gene research they conducted last school year.

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Andrea Thompson has been named CEO of the Dakota State University Applied Research Corporation.

October 4, 2023

Andrea Thompson named CEO of DSU Applied Research Corp

Andrea Thompson has been named CEO of the Dakota State University Applied Research Corporation.

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AT-T contributes to CybHER

October 2, 2023

AT&T contributes to CybHER

AT&T contributes to CybHER. Donations will help bridge the digital divide for students in South Dakota’s tribal nations.

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Day of Giving in studio hosts Jarod Keene and Jordan Oberg.

September 26, 2023

Day of Giving and Service successful

The Dakota State University Foundation raised over $300,000 for DSU programs and scholarships on September 14, which was Day of Giving 2023. A record-setting number of volunteers also participated in DSU’s annual Day of Service on the same day.

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Attendees of the reception for Sam Bloom's Exhibition in the First Bank and Trust Art Gallery at DSU.

September 25, 2023

Sam Bloom photography featured in DSU Art Gallery

Sioux Falls-based photographer Sam Bloom has returned to his hometown of Madison for an exhibition in DSU’s First Bank & Trust Art Gallery. The exhibit is on display through Friday, Oct. 13.

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Graphic for Trojan Days 2023 with General Cy in the background.

September 14, 2023

Suzy Collignon-Hodgen & Max Hodgen named parade marshals

Dakota State alumni Max Hodgen (B.S. ’97 & ’99, M.S. ’09) and Suzy Collignon-Hodgen (B.S. ’98) are the 2023 Trojan Days Parade Marshals. The couple’s origins began at DSU.

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DSU Homecoming Court - Back row: Santiago Colla, Casey Te Grotenhuis, Tyler Thomas, and Cody Farland; Front row:  Alexandra Smith, Casey Olson,  Blen Asgedom, and Kalani Mangin.

September 13, 2023

King and Queen crowned at DSU

Tyler Thomas and Blen Asgedom were crowned king and queen at Dakota State’s Sept. 11 coronation ceremony.

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DSU students hold up letters to spell out RISE UP.

September 10, 2023

Join DSU for Day of Giving

The Dakota State University Foundation invites the Madison community to RISE UP and help DSU reach the goal of raising $250,000 for Day of Giving on Thursday, Sept. 14. Day of Giving coincides with Dakota State’s homecoming celebration, Trojan Days.

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Kyle Korman

September 10, 2023

Professors Find AI Most Useful for Lesson Plans, Discussions

Now quite acquainted with generative AI tools, educators at several U.S. universities have found them most helpful for guiding class discussions, fleshing out lesson plans and teaching about AI as an emerging technology.

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A book flipped open on a counter.

September 6, 2023

Experiences prepared alumna for administrative position

Throughout her career in education, Becky Fjerstad (B.S. ’95) has served in various positions, such as paraprofessional, middle school teacher, and elementary school teacher. She is now beginning her second year as an administrator for the elementary school of her hometown of Wessington Springs.

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Jonathan Lancelot, DSU student, with the DSU/AI Sweden Exchange program.

August 29, 2023

Summer exchange program provides valuable AI workplace skills

In the AI Sweden and Dakota State University's Exchange program, students will work with three international exchange students between AI Sweden and DSU.

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Pictured are the 2023 Ag Bowl Captains of Johnson Farms, Charlie, Aaron, Kevin, Jordan, and Allan.

August 28, 2023

Johnson Farms named 2023 Ag Bowl Captains

This year’s Ag Bowl Captains are members of Johnson Farms from Madison. These humble farmers are part of the partnership between ag and education that has been part of the region’s past, present, and future.

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Brenda Merkel, Wendy Simmermon, Matthew Ingram, and Deb Roach collaborated on a supervisor training program which was awarded the 2023 Knowlton Excellence in Quality award at DSU. Not pictured is Mike Roach.

August 28, 2023

Supervisor training program recognized for quality

At DSU, we’re all about excellence and innovation. An interdisciplinary team used these concepts to create a unique supervisor training program, and for their efforts, they were awarded the 2023 Knowlton Excellence in Quality Award. Congratulations!

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Jenna Frank DSU Graduation

August 21, 2023

DSU alum moves on to nursing career

DSU alum moves on to nursing career. Life can take unexpected but exciting turns.

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Viana Mote

August 16, 2023

From one Madison to another

A journey that began in Madison, S.D., ultimately led Viana Mote to another Madison – Madison, Ala. A love of teaching and technology led Viana Mote to Dakota State. Sharing that passion with her students at James Clemens High School has earned her the Chiquita Marbury Technology Innovation Award after her first year of teaching there.

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Dan Beacom DSU Track

August 14, 2023

DSU Track to be named for alumnus Dan Beacom

The new track at Dakota State University in Madison will be named “The Dan Beacom Track Complex” after alumnus Dan Beacom, who passed away on May 24, 2023.

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August 9, 2023

From Teacher's aide to teacher

South Dakota has developed an apprenticeship program for paraprofessionals who have not completed their teaching degree. Through the Teacher Apprenticeship Pathway, paraprofessionals will be able to take classes to complete their degrees while remaining in the classroom. Those seeking to earn elementary and special education degrees will complete their courses through DSU.

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DSU U.S. Cyber Team

July 28, 2023

DSU inspires through US Cyber Team

Students and alumni from Dakota State University are competing against the world as members of the U.S. Cyber Team.

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This news report is from Senator Rounds' office.

July 27, 2023

DSU President Moderates AI Briefing for All Senators

President Griffiths served as the moderator for an all-Senate briefing on AI technology on July 26. This educational event will help leaders and policy makers better understand this changing technology that will impact the world.

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DSU student playing esports.

July 24, 2023

DSU adds Intro to Esports course

Dakota State is launching an Introduction to Esports course for the fall semester. The course, open to all students, is online and structured around independent research and lectures, according to Instructor and DSU Esports Coach Andy Roland.

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Tony Rizi

July 19, 2023

Rizi awarded amateur radio scholarship

Tony Rizi is passionate about exploring the world of amateur radio and digital communications and inspiring and shaping the future of wireless technology.

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July 18, 2023

DSU announces spring 2023 graduates

Dakota State University in Madison, S.D. celebrates spring 2023 graduates. The 279 graduates earned a total of 357 degrees, 36 associate degrees, 216 baccalaureate degrees, 42 master’s degrees and 9 earned doctoral degrees. Additionally, 52 undergraduate certificates and 2 graduate certificates were earned.

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FBLA competitors at National FBLA Competition. Pictured (l-to-r): Garrett Leiseth, Justice Forster, Jacob Stricherz, Cooper Vincent, Kalani Mangin, Advisor Dr. Yenling Chang, and Ephrata Yared Feyissa.

July 17, 2023

DSU FBLA members place at nationals

Five of the six DSU students who competed at the 2023 FBLA National Leadership Conference placed in the top 10.

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July 13, 2023

Finding the Future

Brenna Smith, a veteran, and mother of two, has returned to school to earn a degree in Business Administration Technology through DSU's online programming.

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Science Steve promotional image.

July 10, 2023

From science student to Science Steve

Watermelon and toilet paper are just a couple of the props used by Science Steve — technically Steven Rokusek, an education specialist with South Dakota Public Broadcasting — to teach fun and humorous lessons about physics, chemistry, anatomy, and more.

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Braderious Martin  (pictured center wearing a grey short-sleeve hoodie and red hat talks to basketball players.

July 6, 2023

Digital Arts & Design grad finds success as entrepreneur

After graduating from DSU in 2013, Martin spent a brief period overseas playing basketball. But he ultimately returned to Atlanta, where he started his own business, EYA Sports, a multi-million-dollar basketball training program.

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National Cyber Scholars

June 28, 2023

DSU students named National Cyber Scholars

In addition to taking their cutting-edge academic courses, many take advantage of DSU’s encouraging environment to build on that foundation and participate in additional learning and scholarship opportunities.

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Dakota State University (DSU) has earned a gold honor from The 44th Annual Telly Awards for its International Cybersecurity Challenge video.

June 27, 2023

DSU Wins Gold in 44th Annual Telly Awards

Dakota State University (DSU) has earned a gold honor from The 44th Annual Telly Awards for its International Cybersecurity Challenge video.

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Dr. Pat Engebretson, Dean of The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

June 26, 2023

DSU updates agreement with Cryptologic University

Dakota State University and the National Security Agency’s National Cryptologic University (NCU) have entered into an articulation agreement which was approved at the March 2023 Board of Regents’ meeting. This agreement refines a 2015 partnership between the two entities.

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Rajeev Bukralia

June 23, 2023

Alumnus finds success in academia

DSU alumnus Dr. Rajeev Bukralia has developed a variety of programs and organizations related to data science in academia.

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Fenecia Homan, Dean of the Governors Cyber Academy at Dakota State University, is one of the 40 members in the 10th class of Leadership South Dakota.

June 20, 2023

Homan selected for Leadership South Dakota

Fenecia Homan, Dean of the Governors Cyber Academy at Dakota State University, is one of the 40 members in the 10th class of Leadership South Dakota.

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Beadle Hall DSU Campus

June 13, 2023

Arts & Sciences to be led by new leadership team

The College of Arts & Sciences at Dakota State University will have a new leadership team for the 2023-2024 academic year.

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June 6, 2023

New members inducted into Delta Mu Delta

The Dakota State chapter of Delta Mu Delta (DMD) inducted new members this spring.

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Xzayana Henderson’s interest in science was re-ignited through a unique internship opportunity

June 5, 2023

Unique internships spark interest

DSU grad recommends internships for underrepresented students

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May 31, 2023

DSU Athletics Announces Partnership with BSN SPORTS, NIKE

DSU Athletics Announces Partnership with BSN SPORTS, NIKE

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May 19, 2023

DSU students earn accolades at film festival

Dakota State’s Lights Camera Action Club (LCA) earned multiple awards from the 54 Film Festival this spring, for their film Agent 54.

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List of honor students with DSU Seal

May 17, 2023

2023 Spring Honors List Released

A total of 595 full-time and 205 part-time students qualified for the President’s Academic Honors list for the 2023 spring semester at Dakota State University (DSU) in Madison, S.D.

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May 16, 2023

Virtual Teach Camp returns May 30

Dakota State University’s virtual Teach Camp returns on Tuesday, May 30.

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May 15, 2023

Teacher Apprenticeship Pathway accepting applications

Today, the South Dakota Department of Education distributed applications to its new Teacher Apprenticeship Pathway program to thousands of para-educators (paras) in all accredited school districts across the state.

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Kevin Smith

May 9, 2023

Gamification in Education

As enrollment declines and online options proliferate, colleges and universities are hoping gamification will help boost student participation and engagement in classroom and campus activities.

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Conner Tordsen prepares to throw at an outdoor track meet.

May 8, 2023

Tordsen’s final year of accomplishments

Extended eligibility due to COVID allowed Conner Tordsen (B.S. ’22) to return to DSU for the 2023 spring semester as a student-athlete in track & field and earn a third minor in business.

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Image of East Hall on DSU's campus in spring

May 5, 2023

FBLA students to compete at nationals

Six DSU students will represent Dakota State University and the state of South Dakota at the national DSU FBLA-Collegiate competition.

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Dr. David Kenley

May 4, 2023

DSU diploma is a Ticket to Ride

Dakota State University’s spring graduates will learn how their DSU diploma is a “ticket to ride,” in the commencement address from Dr. David Kenley.

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Jazlynn Pederson

May 3, 2023

The Power of ‘Yet’

Jazlynn Pederson has had an interesting journey in higher education.

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Dr. Ashley Podhradsky Of Dakota State University

May 3, 2023

Women Reshaping The Cybersecurity Industry

Women Reshaping The Cybersecurity Industry: Dr. Ashley Podhradsky Of Dakota State University On The Five Things You Need To Create A Highly Successful Career In The Cybersecurity Industry

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President Griffiths

May 2, 2023

The PLEXUSS Presidential Podcast

President Griffiths was a guest on The PLEXUSS Presidential Podcast

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Jonathan Lancelot is developing a graduate research project with his Tesla into a new company for object detection.

May 2, 2023

A business idea is born from a research project

Jonathan Lancelot is developing a graduate research project with his Tesla into a new company for object detection.

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April 28, 2023

Forster to intern with FDIC

Justice Forster will spend 10 weeks of summer 2023 as an intern for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as part of the Financial Management Scholars Program.

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President Griffiths

April 25, 2023

President Griffiths to be inducted into the South Dakota Hall of Fame

President Griffiths to be inducted into the South Dakota Hall of Fame

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April 17, 2023

DAD students fundraise for Feeding South Dakota

Dakota State Digital Arts & Design (DAD) students and faculty are fundraising for Feeding South Dakota this Thursday, April 20, from 3 to 6 p.m. at Sundog Coffee.

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April 14, 2023

DSU and MarketBeat Reimagine the Kirby Science Discovery Center

Dakota State University and MarketBeat Partner to Reimagine the Kirby Science Discovery Center’s Space and Technology Floor

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NSA Codebreaker Challenge

April 13, 2023

‘Fun’ Codebreaker Challenge

The NSA’s annual Codebreaker Challenge is fun, but also a great way to put students’ skills to the test in a real-world simulation. About 100 DSU students took part in the 2022 event, placing DSU 7th in the national event. Four completed all the challenges.

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April 6, 2023

Students drive return of DakotaCon

DakotaCon was a wildly popular security conference hosted for many years at Dakota State.

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April 6, 2023

Business Pitch Competition winners

Several finalists competed virtually in the DSU Business Pitch Competition on Friday, March 31.

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Dr. Vicki Sterling has been named to the Dakota State University Hall of Fame

April 5, 2023

Sterling named to DSU Academic Hall of Fame

Dr. Vicki Sterling has been named to the Dakota State University Hall of Fame for her innovation, research, and creativity in teaching literacy at DSU.

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artificial intelligence

April 5, 2023

Can AI Tools Like ChatGPT Replace Computer Programmers?

Despite the fast-evolving capabilities of AI chatbots to write code as well as human language, many computer science educators see significant limits for these tools in accuracy, security and copyright infringement.

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March 27, 2023

Public invited to DSU’s annual Entrepreneurs Day

The public is invited to attend the third annual Dakota State University Entrepreneurs Day on Friday, March 31. The event will take place at Dakota Prairie Playhouse at 11:30 a.m.

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Women's History Month Luncheon

March 22, 2023

DSU to host Women's History luncheon

DSU to host Women’s History luncheon. March 30 panel to discuss Domestic Violence.

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Special Competitive Studies Project (SCSP)

March 21, 2023

SCSP to lead NatSecTech event at Dakota State

DSU to host workshop on techno-economic competition. SCSP to lead NatSecTech event at Dakota State.

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March 21, 2023

National data analytics competition at DSU

Five teams are competing in the final round of a data analytics competition at Dakota State. Sponsored by Capital Services, the event takes place on Wednesday, March 22.

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headshot photo of Alison Logue.

March 14, 2023

Researching differentiated instruction in math

Differentiated instruction is Alison Logue’s research topic for the Student Research Initiative (SRI) grant she received for the 2022-23 school year.

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Conner-Starrett_AirForceCadet

March 13, 2023

Family Ties to Service

DSU student Connor Starrett was one of three area Air Force cadets chosen to attend an Air Force symposium. He is following in his family’s footsteps with a military career, and wants to do all he can to help other people through his service.

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Chatbot

March 13, 2023

Will AI Chatbots Raise Digital Equity Concerns for Students?

Some ed-tech experts say the need to close the digital divide will only grow more urgent as Internet-based artificial intelligence tools become commonplace in schools and universities.

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A black phone with blue pegs of varying heights that spell Ai on top of the phone in a 3D way.

March 8, 2023

Faculty presented workshop on technology competition with China

Two DSU faculty members presented a workshop titled “Huawei, 5G, and the China-US Technology Race: A NCTA Workshop for K-12 Educators” via Zoom on Tuesday evening, March 7.

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March 3, 2023

Podhradsky contributes to ERVA engineering report

The Engineering Research Visioning Alliance (ERVA), a U.S. National Science Foundation-funded initiative, released a report in February outlining engineering research priorities to create R&D and technology solutions to make infrastructure “unhackable.”

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A group photo of the CybHER summer camp attendees from the summer of 2022 sitting on the stairs of The Beacom Institute of Technology.

February 28, 2023

Skyforce to host CybHER fundraiser night

Sioux Falls Skyforce, the area’s G-League basketball team, is hosting a CybHER fundraiser night on Friday, March 3.

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Tutors

February 28, 2023

Certified Tutors love their job

Gage Schacher and Jess Tarr, tutors with the DSU Trojan Tutoring Center are now CRLA certified. Both love the job, and enjoy helping student learners and seeing them progress.

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MadLabs

February 27, 2023

This South Dakota university is cybersecurity’s next powerhouse

With partnerships at the federal, state, and local levels, Dakota State University provides students and faculty "breadth and depth" in research opportunities and potential career paths.

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ARL-SiouxFalls

February 27, 2023

Dakota State Partners With NSA, Puts $90M into Cyber Research

Dakota State University is partnering with the National Security Agency and investing heavily in recruiting, research and facilities in order to build a regional hub for cybersecurity studies and workforce development.

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Boyd-SRI

February 24, 2023

Practical research leads to professional internship

Joseph Boyd’s research project has led to a summer internship opportunity, and could possibly lead to a career as well. Robert Richardson is Boyd’s faculty mentor for the research.

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February 21, 2023

Alexander researching alfalfa genes for SRI grant

Alexander, an Analytical Science major from Aurora, Ill., received a Student Research Initiative (SRI) grant this year to study the Functional Analysis of Differentially Expressed Genes in Alfalfa Inoculated with Aphanomyces.

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February 21, 2023

DSU Fall 2022 graduates

Dakota State University in Madison, S.D. celebrates Fall 2022 graduates. The 171 graduates earned a total of 195 degrees, 13 associate degrees, 104 baccalaureate degrees, 54 master’s degrees and 2 earned doctoral degrees.

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alfalfa field

February 16, 2023

Midwest Forage Association meeting at DSU

The Midwest Forage Association (MFA) meeting is being held at Dakota State University on Tuesday, Feb. 28.

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Kooistra

February 15, 2023

Kooistra named COO & General Counsel of DSU-ARC

Sioux Falls City Attorney Stacy Kooistra has accepted a new position as the Chief Operations Officer and General Counsel for the Dakota State University-Applied Research Corporation (DSU-ARC).

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Artist and DSU faculty member Wendy Romero pictured over her artwork

February 15, 2023

Romero art exhibit featured in Marshall

Wendy Romero’s exhibit Experimental Strata is currently featured in Marshall, Minn., at the Marshall Area Fine Arts Council.

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Pictured Angela Behrends' clay slab with grid dots filled with colors (green and blue) and Tom Jones' gelatin silver photograph  (right) of a rowboat on a geometric shape

February 14, 2023

Two faculty selected for biennial art exhibition

Angela Behrends and Tom Jones have artwork featured in the South Dakota Governor’s 10th Biennial Art Exhibition.

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Elsie Aslesen poses for a photo with her research poster from last year's research week

February 3, 2023

Neonicotinoid research continues

Elsie Aslesen received her second Student Research Initiative (SRI) grant to continue research after finding neonicotinoid presence in the eggshells of birds last year.

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(l-to-r) Dr. Andrew Sathoff and Biology student Travis Rebstock pose for a photo at the World Alfalfa Congress

February 2, 2023

Rebstock continues alfalfa research through SRI grant

For over two years, DSU Biology student Travis Rebstock has been researching alfalfa with Dr. Andrew Sathoff, Assistant Biology Professor.

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White board with notes for a game created during the 2019 Global Game Jam

January 31, 2023

Global Game Jam site at DSU

Dakota State University will be hosting a Global Game Jam site from Friday, February 3 at 5 p.m. to Sunday, February 5 at 5 p.m. in The Beacom Institute of Technology.

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Christine Vogel sitting at a table

January 31, 2023

Detecting bias in interviews

Christine Vogel is conducting research to detect bias in personal outcome measures interviewers through the organization LifeScape for a Student Research Initiative grant.

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Snowy covered tree branch in front of Kennedy Center which houses the College of Education

January 23, 2023

DSU College of Education receives Department of Labor grant

Dakota State University’s College of Education is one of four organizations receiving a grant to develop apprenticeship programs for high school students from the South Dakota Department of Labor.

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ServiceAnimal

January 20, 2023

Service Animals

What they do and how to interact with them. A service animal is specifically trained to complete a task or service.

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January 19, 2023

World’s largest puzzle at Karl Mundt Library

Dakota State University’s Karl Mundt Library is currently working to put together the world’s largest puzzle.

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January 18, 2023

Application Development in Computer Information Systems

The Computer Information Systems major with an Application Development specialization teaches students to develop full stack applications.

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January 17, 2023

DSU alumna finds success in California

Lexi Robson has found career success in California, working at Protiviti as an IT Audit Consultant in San Francisco, Calif.

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Kemal-Kramer

January 17, 2023

Real-life tweet provides real-life research opportunity

Amir Kemal was inspired by a real-life tweet to do some real-life research on Twitter fake domains.

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January 11, 2023

Securing information through cryptography

Cryptography is the effort to try to secure information, explained Spanier, Associate Professor in The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences.

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DSU student working in DSU's Madlabs® building

January 10, 2023

DSU and NSA education partnership offers opportunities

Dakota State University is now in partnership with the National Security Agency through an Educational Partnership Agreement (EPA). This agreement was approved at the December Board of Regents meeting.

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Lizzy Elder CIS Business Analytics major

January 10, 2023

CIS in Business Analytics

Computer Information Systems major has two sides: the computer and the business sides.

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List of honor students with DSU Seal

January 10, 2023

2022 Fall Honors List Released

A total of 594 full-time and 195 part-time students qualified for the President’s Academic Honors list for the 2022 fall semester at Dakota State University (DSU) in Madison, S.D.

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