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.

Read More

Image of East Hall home of the College of Business and Information Systems

November 21, 2022

Project Management in Computer Information Systems

Computer Information Systems (CIS) focuses on solving business problems using practical applications of technology. In the project management specialization, students learn how to plan, develop, and execute information systems and technology projects in the business domain.

Tags: College of Business and Information Systems All News

Alan Montgomery's artwork

November 21, 2022

An artist's journey

In the fall of 2000, Montgomery joined the Dakota State University faculty. Since then, he’s continued teaching and sharing his art with the world.

Tags: College of Arts and Sciences All News

JLG-Award

November 17, 2022

MadLabs® design wins architectural awards

The Madison Cyber Labs’ (MadLabs®) design has been recognized by both the North and South Dakota chapters of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Tags: The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences College of Business and Information Systems Academics All News Research

Karim

November 10, 2022

Russell Karim to speak at DSU

The world needs to inspire people to create better ways of doing things. To empower and support these individuals, the Global Entrepreneurship Network is hosting its 15th Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) on November 14-20.

Tags: All News

JacobDavie

November 9, 2022

One good idea sparks another

Jacob Davie will be examining unsecured keystrokes for his first research experience at DSU, thanks to the university’s SRI grant program.

Tags: The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences Research All News

Nanocon22

November 7, 2022

A celebration of games

The theme for Dakota State’s annual Nanocon is “Into the Frozen Wasteland,” but organizers expect anything but barren terrain at the Dakota Prairie Playhouse on Nov. 10-13.

Tags: All News Student Life

Image of Trojan Field

November 7, 2022

Celebrate the final game at Trojan Field

Over 50 years of athletics on Trojan Field will come to an end with the final home game of the Trojan football season on Saturday, November 12.

Tags: All News Athletics Alumni

Collin Knudson, SD Principal of the year for 2022

November 4, 2022

DSU alumnus Knudson named SD Principal of the Year

Collin Knudson, the high school principal of Tea Area High School for the past 10 years, was recognized as 2022’s South Dakota Principal of the Year.

Tags: Alumni College of Education All News

Slaughter

November 2, 2022

Helping our Heroes

Austin Slaughter, DSU’s Veteran Affairs Director, helps student-veterans and their families utilize their education benefits towards a successful career.

Tags: Academics All News Admissions

Image of DSU campus in the fall

November 2, 2022

TriBeta to offer community outreach

Dakota State’s TriBeta Biology Honor Society will be providing community outreach on November 7 and 8 in Madison.

Tags: College of Arts and Sciences All News Student Life

Business student Kellan Benck

October 25, 2022

Digital accounting certificate adds to students’ skill sets

Digital accounting, which takes place through an electronic format, is now offered at DSU as a certificate, minor, and associate degree.

Tags: All News College of Business and Information Systems

Science Center on DSU campus

October 25, 2022

South Dakota Academy of Science meeting hosted by DSU

Dakota State University is hosting the South Dakota Academy of Science annual meeting on Friday, October 28, and Saturday, October 29.

Tags: College of Arts and Sciences All News Research

FreedomScholarship

October 24, 2022

Scholarship offers freedom

Needs-based scholarships can make a difference for South Dakota students.

Tags: All News Academics Admissions

CyberGames-SeasonII

October 20, 2022

DSU fields 4 on U.S. Cyber Team Season II

Three DSU students were chosen for the U.S. Cyber Team Season II, which will compete internationally next summer in the International Cyber Games.

Tags: All News Academics Athletics Alumni College of Business and Information Systems The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

DSU-Campus

October 19, 2022

Dakota State researchers granted awards

Five Dakota State graduate students have been awarded in-house funding through the Graduate Research Initiative (GRI) program.

Tags: The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences College of Arts and Sciences College of Education College of Business and Information Systems Research All News

Campus photo of Beadle Hall

October 19, 2022

Karl Mundt Oral Interpretation Tournament is Saturday

The 39th annual Karl E. Mundt Dakota Invitational Oral Interpretation Tournament will be held on Saturday, October 22, at Dakota State University in Madison, S.D.

Tags: All News College of Arts and Sciences

Cota-Wins

October 18, 2022

Cota wins SD Biotech award

Katherine Cota was presented with the Collaborator Award at the South Dakota Biotech Summit this month. Cota, the Director of Economic Development at Dakota State University, was chosen for the award due to her efforts with South Dakota FAST Launch and other shepherding programs critical to fostering talent and innovation for biotechnology in the state.

Tags: College of Arts and Sciences All News The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences Research College of Education College of Business and Information Systems

DSU campus in the fall

October 17, 2022

Bottum to read from new collection of Poetry

Dr. Joseph Bottum will be reading from his brand-new collection of poems, “Spending the Winter,” on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 3 p.m. in Karl Mundt Library room 201. The public is invited to attend.

Tags: College of Arts and Sciences All News

A crowd gathers to celebrate raising over $250,000 on Day of Giving

October 17, 2022

DSU surpasses $250,000 goal on Day of Giving

The Dakota State University Foundation raised a total of $288,438 during last month’s Day of Giving, which raised scholarship dollars for DSU students.

Tags: Alumni All News

Kennedy Center in October 2022

October 17, 2022

School Sims provides safe learning opportunities

School Sims, an organization that provides a library of simulations, enables educators and aspiring educators to walk through different scenarios with options to choose from on how to respond.

Tags: College of Education Research All News

Man gesturing with open arms

October 5, 2022

Window to the world

Gestures are small things that don’t last very long in a conversation, but they can be very important, said Dr. Matthew Ingram, Assistant Professor of Communication at Dakota State University.

Tags: All News College of Arts and Sciences

Sauvakacolo

September 30, 2022

Inspiring ambition

“It is always an amazing experience to run for my country,” said Dakota State student-athlete Fane Sauvakacolo.

Tags: The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences Athletics All News

Knights of the Kitchen Table game displayed on a STEAM Deck

September 30, 2022

New DSU student game on STEAM

A team of five students developed Knights of the Kitchen Table, which they describe as an action, adventure, hack, and slash game. It is a fully functional game available for purchase on the gaming platform STEAM.

Tags: The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences All News College of Arts and Sciences

Tarek

September 27, 2022

Conference presentations are invaluable experiences

Opportunity important to professional growth Dakota State University students gain valuable knowledge in class, but through research and conference presentations, they learn to apply that knowledge and adapt them into career-ready skills.

Tags: The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences Research Academics All News

Online Elementary Education/Special Education student Meg Turner

September 26, 2022

Turner’s life changed by DSU

Online student Meg Turner spent eight years in the Army, and was stationed in Sioux Falls, S.D., when she became a Trojan. Today, she is living in her home state of Texas where she is student teaching this fall.

Tags: All News College of Education

Image of computer screen featuring escape room for Health Information Management programs

September 26, 2022

Spohn to present at CAHIIM Fall Festival

Dr. Renae Spohn will be speaking at the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) Online Fall Festival 2022 Summit on Higher Education September 28-29.

Tags: College of Business and Information Systems All News

Kern-ParadeMarshall

September 23, 2022

Brian Kern named Trojan Days parade marshal

Madison businessman Brian Kern struggles with accolades. With his latest honor -- parade marshal for the Dakota State University Trojan Days parade -- he has decided to accept it as an honor and be thankful for that, he said.

Tags: Alumni Stories All News

image of Madison Cyber Labs

September 23, 2022

Outstanding alumni awarded at DSU

Dakota State University’s Alumni Association will be honoring winners of the annual Outstanding Alumni Awards at the Homecoming game on Saturday, Sept. 24.

Tags: Alumni All News College of Education The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences College of Business and Information Systems

DSU-CampusStudents

September 20, 2022

DSU announces enrollment gains for Fall ‘22

Numbers rising across the board at Dakota State

Tags: Alumni College of Education The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences All News College of Business and Information Systems Admissions Academics College of Arts and Sciences Athletics

Homecoming Court, (back left) Landan Hand, Jackson Heiberger, Nicholas Carlson, and Jonny Derenge, (front left) Alexandra Smith, Gwendolyn Vongkasemsiri, Tara Freeburg, and Irina Pecherskaia.

September 20, 2022

Homecoming royalty crowned at DSU

Jackson Heiberger and Gwendolyn Vongkasemsiri were crowned king and queen at Dakota State’s Sept. 19 coronation ceremony.

Tags: Student Life All News

Dakota State University student and family on campus during family day

September 19, 2022

DSU to connect with prospective families

Dakota State has established the Trojan FamilyConnect online portal, for prospective families to stay connected with the University throughout the entire college experience.

Tags: College of Arts and Sciences College of Business and Information Systems College of Education Academics All News Student Life The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences Admissions

DSU alumna Lisa Olson is back to earn her elementary education degree

September 19, 2022

DSU alumna returns for new degree

After earning two degrees from Dakota State in 2007, Lisa Olson returned to DSU as an online student to earn her elementary education (ELED) degree in January 2020.

Tags: Alumni All News College of Arts and Sciences College of Education

DODrecipients

September 15, 2022

DSU students receive DOD scholarships

Three Dakota State students are now part of the Department of Defense Cyber Scholarship Program.

Tags: College of Business and Information Systems The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences Student Life All News Academics

CyberCorps

September 15, 2022

DSU announces new CyberCorps cohort

Nine students have been named to the Dakota State CyberCorps program for 2022-2023.

Tags: All News College of Business and Information Systems The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

CertifiedTutors

September 13, 2022

Student tutors certified with CRLA

The Trojan Tutoring Center helps students succeed through a variety of resources and certified tutors.

Tags: College of Business and Information Systems The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences All News College of Education College of Arts and Sciences

PaulsonCenter

September 9, 2022

DSU receives NSF funds for innovation

Dakota State is one of seven regional institutions named as a recipient of a $14 million Innovation Corps (I-Corps) grant.

Tags: All News

Kaya Colwill received a $10k scholarship from Gen.G

September 8, 2022

Colwill receives $10k from Gen.G Foundation

DSU freshman esports athlete Kaya Colwill is one of 10 people in the nation awarded a $10,000 scholarship from Gen.G Foundation.

Tags: The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences Stories Athletics All News College of Arts and Sciences

DSU alumna Stacy Van Overbeke

September 7, 2022

From paraprofessional to teacher

DSU College of Education graduate, Stacy Van Overbeke, has spent a lot of time in the classroom, first as an occupational therapy assistant, then as a paraprofessional, and now in her current position as a special education teacher.

Tags: Alumni All News College of Education

MadLabs

September 2, 2022

Being Part of the Solution

DSU receives SBA grant to help businesses stay cyber secure. Just like everyone else, small businesses around the country face cybersecurity threats. This includes the almost 90,000 small businesses in the state of South Dakota.

Tags: The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences All News College of Business and Information Systems

Dr. Andrew Sathoff and student Alex Rachynska with the poster Rachynska shared at the National Plant Health 2022 conference

September 1, 2022

Rachynska youngest presenter at National Plant Conference

Sophomore Alex Rachynska was the youngest presenter at the Plant Health 2022 Conference in August in Pittsburgh, Pa. Rachynska shared alfalfa research she and fellow DSU students have conducted over the course of the school year and summer.

Tags: College of Arts and Sciences Research Academics All News

TeamoftheYear

August 24, 2022

True Trojans

Dakota State University has announced the 2022 True Trojan Award winners.

Tags: College of Education College of Arts and Sciences The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences All News College of Business and Information Systems

KnowltonAward-22

August 24, 2022

Knowlton Award presented for mental health library

An interdisciplinary team at Dakota State University has been awarded the 2021-2022 Doug Knowlton Excellence in Quality Award for their work creating a mental health library.

Tags: All News

Carper Sweetcorn and Produce truck

August 23, 2022

Carpers named honorary captains for 2022 Ag Bowl

The Carper family's contributions to agriculture in the region have made them the perfect candidates to be the Honorary Dakota State University Ag Bowl Captains on Thursday, August 25.

Tags: College of Education College of Arts and Sciences Alumni The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences College of Business and Information Systems All News Athletics Student Life

Aaron Baker, Cyber Operations (BS) - '23.

August 19, 2022

Addressing today's problems

Aaron Baker’s passion for programming has grown into a passion for malware analysis. His research work in this field earned him an invitation to the Black Hat Arsenal this month.

Tags: All News Research The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences Academics

DSU Foundation staff poses for a photo

August 15, 2022

DSU Foundation has record-breaking year

Dakota State University continues to rise, with the DSU Foundation raising a record-setting $127.3 million for fiscal year 2022.

Tags: Athletics Alumni College of Education The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences College of Arts and Sciences All News College of Business and Information Systems

Students in the Edge Learning Lab consortium brainstorm on project ideas at AI Sweden.

August 15, 2022

DSU on the cutting-edge of edge learning

Cutting-edge learning is quite literally taking place at DSU. This summer, students from AI Sweden and DSU began artificial intelligence research, part of an ongoing collaboration.

Tags: Research All News Academics

DSU alumna Terra Vennard

August 12, 2022

Vennard leads marketing at Silencer Central

Silencer Central is a rapidly growing business in Sioux Falls, and DSU alumna Terra Vennard is leading its marketing department.

Tags: Alumni All News College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Michael Roach shares presentation on how to start a business

August 1, 2022

Roach shares how to start a business

Dr. Michael Roach shared a presentation on how to start a business as part of the summer program Passport to Adulting, featuring virtual and in-person career workshops for attendees ages 14-24.

Tags: College of Business and Information Systems All News

UndergradsResearch

July 28, 2022

Undergrads research security of hospital devices

Patient care is a top priority for hospitals, and part of this involves the security of the medical devices used in those facilities.

Tags: The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences All News Research

PBL Advisor Yenling Chang with student club member Lucy Fods

July 28, 2022

DSU PBL Club finds success at nationals

In June, four Dakota State University students competed at the Phi-Beta Lambda (PBL) National Leadership Conference (NLC) in Chicago.

Tags: All News Student Life College of Business and Information Systems

DonahueCodeBreakers

July 25, 2022

2021 Codebreaker Challenge accepted and solved

“Codebreaker Challenge is an awesome competition,” said Dakota State instructor Andrew Kramer, one that builds valuable real-world skills, and gives students a small taste of security work done by government agencies.

Tags: The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences Alumni All News

DrAshleyPodhradsky

July 22, 2022

Podhradsky named to ERVA task force

Dr. Ashley Podhradsky, Vice President for Research and Economic Development, has been named to a specialized task force for ERVA.

Tags: Stories Research All News Alumni

Havrevold-TeachCamp

July 20, 2022

Paulson Center has business resources for every entrepreneur

No matter the life or career experience, the Paulson Center can help provide resources and advice to start a business, or businesses.

Tags: Stories Alumni All News

Neumans

July 20, 2022

DSU GenCyber Camps are a family affair

Camping is a wildly popular summertime activity for many families, but the Neumans have put a distinctive twist on family camping this year.

Tags: College of Education All News The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences Stories Alumni

WhiteHouse

July 19, 2022

Griffiths to take part in White House Summit

DSU President joins Cyber Workforce and Education Summit. The event will include roundtable discussions on three topics related to cyber-security jobs: cyber education; defense; and cyber workforce hiring.

Tags: All News The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

Havrevold-TeachCamp

July 14, 2022

Tech lessons for teachers

Middle School teacher Kayla Havrevold had a good technology foundation with her DSU degree, but wanted to learn even more about cybersecurity and technology, so she attended the 2022 GenCyber Teacher camp.

Tags: College of Education Stories All News Alumni

AricaKulm

July 13, 2022

Endless possibilities’ to do good with research

DSU’s second provisional patent in two years proves there are ‘endless possibilities’ to do good at Dakota State. This is exciting news for students, faculty, and staff, who have the opportunity and resources to create novel technologies.

Tags: The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences All News Research

Left to right: Dr. Andrew Sathoff and student researchers Alex Rachynska, Travis Rebstock, Brandon Daniels, and Conner Tordsen.

July 6, 2022

DSU continues alfalfa research

A third summer of alfalfa research is underway at Dakota State University. This research is done in participation with the National Science Foundation’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR).

Tags: All News Research College of Arts and Sciences

Dakota State University arch on campus

June 29, 2022

Dakota State University Spring 2022 graduates

Dakota State University in Madison, S.D. celebrates spring 2022 graduates. The 262 graduates earned a total of 295 degrees, 18 associate degrees, 211 baccalaureate degrees, 33 master’s degrees and 11 earned doctoral degrees. Additionally, 19 undergraduate certificates and 3 graduate certificates were earned.

Tags: College of Education The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences College of Business and Information Systems All News College of Arts and Sciences

Attendees of the DSU Sutton Bay fundraising event

June 28, 2022

Record-breaking fundraising at DSU Sutton Bay event

In its second year, the DSU Sutton Bay event raised $393,000 in cash donations and pledges. This will be used for athletic scholarships.

Tags: Athletics Alumni All News

Jaacks-Family

June 23, 2022

Jaacks named new CIO at Dakota State

Shawn Jaacks has been named the new Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Dakota State University.

Tags: The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences All News Alumni Academics

USCyberTeam3rdPlace

June 17, 2022

US Cyber team takes 3rd at international competition

The U.S. Cyber Team – which features three Dakota State University Trojans – won third place in the first-ever International Cybersecurity Challenge.

Tags: All News The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences Alumni Student Life Academics

Dakota State University Campus

June 16, 2022

Two DSU students to compete at National PBL Conference

DSU students Lucy Fods and Cooper Vincent are traveling to Chicago to compete at the National Leadership Conference June 24-27.

Tags: All News College of Business and Information Systems

Austen King

June 9, 2022

King joins DSU alumni on US Cyber Team

Dakota State University student Austen King joins two DSU alumni as a member of the U.S. Cyber Team traveling to Athens, Greece to compete in the first International Cybersecurity Challenge.

Tags: All News The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences Stories

Logan Stratton

June 9, 2022

Stratton to compete at international Cyber Games

Dakota State alumnus Logan Stratton is one of the 20 members of the U.S. Cyber Team traveling to Athens, Greece to compete in the first International Cybersecurity Challenge.

Tags: Stories The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences All News Alumni

Joshua Klosterman

June 9, 2022

Klosterman to compete at international Cyber Games

Dakota State alumnus Joshua Klosterman will be traveling to Athens, Greece as part of the U.S. Cyber Team to compete in the first International Cybersecurity Challenge.

Tags: The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences Alumni All News

DSU US Cyber Team

June 8, 2022

DSU students to compete on US Cyber Games team

Students from Dakota State are about to make history by competing in what has been called the Olympics of Cyber.

Tags: The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences Academics Alumni All News Student Life

Archway at Dakota State University

June 8, 2022

DSU Gardening Club plants Giving Garden

A plot in the Madison Community Garden will help the DSU Cooking and Gardening Club supply potatoes for the DSU Food Bank and the Madison Food Bank this fall.

Tags: College of Business and Information Systems All News Student Life

Image of Dakota State University campus

June 2, 2022

Regional eighth graders participate in JA Day

Seventy-six eighth-graders from Colman-Egan, Chester, Rutland, and Oldham-Ramona schools participated in Junior Achievement (JA) Day at Dakota State this spring.

Tags: All News College of Business and Information Systems

DSU Donor Patrick Maroney

June 1, 2022

Maroney donates millions to Trojans Unite Campaign

Thanks to DSU alumnus Patrick Maroney, $7 million dollars have been donated to the athletics facilities for the Trojans Unite Comprehensive Campaign: Building Champions. He has donated an additional $1.5 million to scholarships as part of the Academic Success pillar of the campaign.

Tags: Alumni College of Business and Information Systems College of Education College of Arts and Sciences All News The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences Athletics

Dr. Rebecca Hoey, our new Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs.

May 31, 2022

Hoey named the new Provost at Dakota State

Dr. Rebecca Hoey will be the new Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs at Dakota State University. Hoey’s experience includes many years at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, including serving as Dean of the Graduate School and Adult Learning.

Tags: All News Academics College of Education College of Business and Information Systems The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences College of Arts and Sciences

Randy-FalconPlastics

May 25, 2022

Alum drives partnership with DSU facility, business

Alumnus Randy Morehouse was able to benefit the Community Center by facilitating an affordable option for new LifeFloor tiles at the aquatics area.

Tags: Alumni All News

CybHER-Action

May 23, 2022

CybHER, AT&T take cyber education to SD Reservations

CybHER, AT&T take cyber education to SD Reservations

Tags: Alumni The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences Admissions All News Academics

List of honor students with DSU Seal

May 23, 2022

2022 Spring Honors List Released

A total of 514 full-time and 191 part-time students qualified for the President’s Academic Honors list for the 2022 spring semester at Dakota State University (DSU) in Madison, S.D.

Tags: The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences Academics College of Business and Information Systems College of Arts and Sciences College of Education All News

Image of East Hall at Dakota State University in spring

May 19, 2022

Inspired to make an impact through research

Kruttika Sutrave enjoys research because she hopes to make people’s lives easier, even if it’s just a small improvement.

Tags: College of Business and Information Systems All News Research

Image of Beadle Hall at DSU

May 19, 2022

Behrends’ artwork added to state’s permanent collection

Angela Behrends’ artwork “Buffaloed” has been accepted for the South Dakota Art for State Buildings program through the South Dakota Arts Council.

Tags: All News College of Arts and Sciences

Bailey Belisario

May 18, 2022

Bailey Belisario to speak at Bitcoin Day

DSU alumnus Bailey Belisario is speaking at Bitcoin Day in Sioux Falls on Saturday, May 21. Belisario will be discussing his own journey with Bitcoin and Bitcoin in the education system.

Tags: The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences All News College of Business and Information Systems Alumni

Image of Dakota State University campus

May 17, 2022

Delta Mu Delta inducts new members

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

Tags: All News College of Business and Information Systems

Mary Francis

May 16, 2022

Francis named Interim Director at Karl Mundt Library

Mary Francis has been named the interim Director of the Karl Mundt Library at Dakota State University. Current Director Jan Brue Enright is retiring this month.

Tags: Academics All News

The Kennedy Center at DSU, which houses the College of Education

May 9, 2022

DSU Virtual Teach Camp returns

Dakota State University’s Virtual Teach Camp returns on June 3. DSU Teach Camp is a one-day virtual conference with all sessions held via Zoom. It is open to all PK-12 teachers. The event is free, or $40 for participants who would like to receive one graduate credit.

Tags: College of Education Alumni All News

Joel Wohnoutka, Interim Director of the Madison Applied Research Laboratory at Dakota State University.

May 6, 2022

Interim director of applied research lab: Wohnoutka

Joel Wohnoutka has been named the Interim Director of the Madison Applied Research Laboratory at Dakota State University.

Tags: All News Research Academics Alumni

Isabel Small

May 6, 2022

Student creates walker animation

Isabel Small created 2D animations of a robotic walker for Michael Bankowski, CEO and founder of Prosperous Home Health, a Sioux Falls-based organization.

Tags: Stories All News College of Arts and Sciences

Mariel Klosterman will be the Spring 2022 student commencement speaker.

May 4, 2022

Klosterman named student speaker for DSU Commencement

Mariel Klosterman will be sharing this advice with her fellow graduates at the Dakota State University spring commencement ceremony on May 7, as the student speaker.

Tags: College of Business and Information Systems The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences College of Education All News College of Arts and Sciences Stories Academics Alumni

Deb Roach has been named the Vice President for Human Resources .

May 3, 2022

Roach named VP for Human Resources

Deb Roach has been named the Vice President for Human Resources at Dakota State University, effective immediately.

Tags: College of Business and Information Systems Admissions Academics Research The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences All News College of Education College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Richard Hanson

May 3, 2022

Hanson to talk about change at Spring Commencement

Dr. Richard Hanson has always been confident about the benefits of change through higher education.

Tags: All News Academics College of Arts and Sciences Alumni College of Education The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences College of Business and Information Systems

Three DSU students sitting on the stairs in the Beacom Institute.

May 3, 2022

Griffiths to speak at World Summit AI Americas

We continue to “go global” with all things AI, this week at the World Summit AI Americas in Montreal, Canada, where President Griffiths is speaking on a panel discussion about the European Union’s artificial intelligence act. Ashley Podhradsky and Brent Van Aartsen are also attending the summit.

Tags: Academics Research All News

Dr. David De Jong and family

May 2, 2022

David De Jong named new Education Dean at Dakota State

Dr. David De Jong has been named the new Dean of the College of Education at Dakota State University.

Tags: All News Academics College of Education

Group of DSU staff and faculty gather to plant a tree on campus.

May 2, 2022

DSU celebrates Arbor Day with tree planting

DSU celebrates Arbor Day with tree planting. This is the seventh year the university was recognized as a Tree Campus USA.

Tags: All News

Film students touring the KELOLAND studio

April 29, 2022

Film students find experiences outside the classroom

This semester, juniors and seniors in the Dakota State film program have gained experience outside the classroom, touring news stations, assisting with the production of a late-night television show, and participating in film competitions.

Tags: College of Arts and Sciences Student Life All News

DSU team members include Annabelle Klosterman (left), Gaelin Shupe, Tyler Thomas, Jackson Heiberger, Shane Donahue, Cody Mayer, Austen King, and Jacob Hince.

April 27, 2022

DSU team places second at National CCDC

The Dakota State University team placed second in the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (NCCDC) in San Antonio, Texas on April 21-22.

Tags: The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences All News Academics Student Life

DSU Madison Cyber Labs building

April 27, 2022

Dakota State joins international cyber consortium

Dakota State is going global with our efforts. We are now part of an international artificial intelligence cyber consortium, The Edge Learning Lab, with AI Sweden.

Tags: All News Research

Rendering of the new DSU Athletics Events Center

April 26, 2022

DSU Athletics Events Center groundbreaking May 2

The public is invited to Dakota State University Foundation’s groundbreaking for the new Athletics Events Center on Monday, May 2 at 3 p.m. at Trojan Field.

Tags: All News Alumni Athletics Student Life

Kory Van Sickle, a social entrepreneur talked with attendees about entrepreneurship

April 26, 2022

2022 business plan competition winners

During Entrepreneurs Day in March, students in the high school and college divisions of the business plan competition were awarded places.

Tags: All News College of Business and Information Systems

Three of the many students honored for their accomplishments at the Spring Honors Reception.

April 26, 2022

Honored Students

Dakota State students were honored with a number of awards at the 2022 spring Honors Reception, held April 21, 2022.

Tags: All News Student Life College of Business and Information Systems The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences Academics College of Arts and Sciences College of Education

Patti Beck, Coordinator of Academic Support Services

April 22, 2022

Here to Help

Patti Beck is here to help students succeed and is driven to find innovative ways to do this. As Coordinator of Academic Support Services, she has instituted new programs and pathways to help students move from thinking “I can’t do it” to “I can’t do it yet.”

Tags: College of Business and Information Systems Academics College of Arts and Sciences College of Education All News The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

image of DSU Science Center

April 21, 2022

TriBeta to host Careers in Science Speaker Series

Dakota State’s TriBeta Biology Honor Society is hosting a DSU Careers in Science Speaker Series on Monday, April 25 at 7 p.m. in the Science Center Auditorium.

Tags: Student Life College of Arts and Sciences All News

Image of the Kennedy Center at DSU

April 20, 2022

DSU Alumna Camrin Vaux wins Milken Award

Dakota State University 2006 alumna Camrin Vaux has won one of the highest honors in education, a Milken Educator Award.

Tags: College of Education All News Alumni

DSU Campus landscape photo

April 19, 2022

Kim Wermers elected to the NACCU Board of Directors

Kim Wermers has been elected to the National Association of Campus Card Users (NACCU) Board of Directors for a three-year term.

Tags: All News

Team members for the national CCDC include: Jacob Hince (back left), Austen King, Shane Donahue, Jackson Heiberger; Gaelin Shupe (front left), Cody Mayer, Tyler Thomas, Annabelle Klosterman.

April 19, 2022

CCDC team heads to national competition

Eight Dakota State students are headed to the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC), taking place April 21-23 in San Antonio, TX, Throughout the 18 years the competition has taken place, a DSU team has been a finalist six times, including a second-place finish in 2013, and a third-place finish in 2018.

Tags: The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences Student Life Alumni All News

Girl Scouts from the Madison community working on a STEM project.

April 14, 2022

CybHER donates to Dakota Horizons STEM Mobile

CybHER, announced that CybHER would be donating five Wonder Workshop Dash robots for the Girl Scout's new STEM Mobile. This is a new traveling resource that can provide Girl Scouts with hands-on STEM activities, to introduce girls to STEM areas such as robotics, engineering, or cybersecurity.

Tags: Stories The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences All News

Attendees of the annual scholarship fundraising event DSUnite

April 13, 2022

DSUnite raises over $329,000 for scholarships

The DSU Foundation raised a record-breaking $329,423 at DSUnite, Dakota State’s annual fundraising event.

Tags: Student Life Alumni All News

Kati Larsen profile image

April 13, 2022

Larsen takes on leadership role in online advising group

Kati Larsen, an academic advisor with The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences, has been named to a leadership position in Distance Advising for Online Education with the professional organization NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising.

Tags: All News The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences Student Life Stories

An exhibition featuring work by Russ Nordman and Jody Boyer

April 11, 2022

New exhibition in First Bank & Trust Gallery

An exhibition featuring work by Russ Nordman and Jody Boyer will be on display in the First Bank & Trust Gallery on the Dakota State University campus through Thursday, May 14.

Tags: All News College of Arts and Sciences

DSU students in the Beacom building on campus

April 6, 2022

Teams Capture the Flag at conference competitions

Diversity and experience bring success to DSU teams in the WiCyS Capture the Flag competitions. Congratulations to our students on their first and second-place finishes at WiCyS!

Tags: Student Life Academics The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences All News

DSU announces Trojans Unite Comprehensive Campaign

April 1, 2022

DSU announces Trojans Unite Comprehensive Campaign

Dakota State is launching the Trojans Unite Comprehensive Campaign (TUCC) with a fundraising goal of $250 million. Miles and Lisa Beacom, longtime Dakota State University supporters, will chair the campaign.

Tags: Research Academics College of Arts and Sciences Student Life All News College of Education College of Business and Information Systems The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences Athletics Alumni

Dr. Arica Kulm, Director of Digital Forensics Services at Dakota State University.

March 28, 2022

State extends Project Boundary Fence funding

State extends Project Boundary Fence funding. Dr. Arica Kulm spearheads the project that provides preventative assessments for municipalities.

Tags: The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences All News Alumni Research

Rendering of the applied research lab in Sioux Falls, which is an expansion of such a facility in Madison.

March 24, 2022

DSU moves forward with cyber research initiative

Governor Kristi Noem signed SB 54 and SB 130 into law on March 24 at a bill signing ceremony in Sioux Falls.

Tags: Research The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences All News

Image from the 2021 DSU Gala

March 24, 2022

DSUnite scholarship fundraising event April 1

Dakota State University Foundation is hosting DSUnite, formerly known as The DSU Gala, its annual scholarship fundraising event.

Tags: Alumni All News

Image of East Hall at Dakota State University during winter

March 11, 2022

Researching CEO communication styles on social media

Through a Graduate Research Initiative (GRI) grant Giridhar Bojja is researching CEO communication styles on social media and how those styles may impact their businesses.

Tags: College of Business and Information Systems Research All News Academics

DSU student, part of the U.S. Cyber Command's Academic Engagement Network.

March 8, 2022

DSU becomes Academic Engagement Network Partner

Dakota State has a new distinction to report – we are now a partner with the U.S. Cyber Command’s Academic Engagement Network! This represents an investment in creating a robust pool of qualified cyber professionals.

Tags: Academics The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences Alumni All News

The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences building on campus

March 7, 2022

Fulfilling Research

Tanner Lange has received a Student Research Initiative grant to investigate ways to help law enforcement use OSINT in online child exploitation investigations. This research can help law enforcement, and lead to a fulfilling career.

Tags: All News The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences Stories Research

Campus sunrise

March 4, 2022

DSU recognizes 51 long-time employees

Perseverance. Commitment. Performance. These are the qualities exhibited by 51 Dakota State employees who were honored at the annual Longevity Reception. Together, they represent 535 years of service!

Tags: All News

Image of Dakota State University campus

March 3, 2022

DSU faculty and grad students present at DSS Conference

College of BIS faculty and graduate students attended SDSU's Data Science Symposium. They networked, learned from their peers in the industry, and presented their own research.

Tags: Academics College of Business and Information Systems Research All News

The Athletics Events Center is phase 1 of a three-phase athletics complex plan. It includes an upgraded football stadium, relocated track and new soccer stadium, office space, and shared meeting space, as well as classrooms

February 28, 2022

$45 million raised for DSU Athletics facilities

Dakota State is building champions with $45 million raised for the new athletics facilities. This will be transformative for DSU and the Madison community.

Tags: College of Arts and Sciences The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences College of Education All News Academics Student Life Admissions Alumni College of Business and Information Systems Athletics

Image of Karl Mundt Library

February 23, 2022

Mental health collection added to Mundt Library

The DSU Counseling Center and Karl Mundt Library have partnered to provide a mental health library for students and staff. They utilized COVID funds to create the mental health library.

Tags: All News

Sascha Walker is learning marketable skills from his research project on fileless malware.

February 11, 2022

Developing New Skills

Sascha Walker is learning marketable skills from his research project on fileless malware. By learning about cyber offense, he can know about cyber defense, a bonus with potential employers.

Tags: Stories All News The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences Research Academics

East Hall

February 10, 2022

Griffiths named as advisor for national SCSP group

Dakota State University President José-Marie Griffiths has been named an expert advisor for the Special Competitive Studies Project (SCSP).

Tags: All News Academics

Dr. Yenling Chang, Associate Professor of Finance

February 7, 2022

College of Business runs investment game for area high schools

The College of Business and Information Systems (BIS) hosted a South Dakota High School Investment Challenge for the fall 2021 semester.

Tags: College of Business and Information Systems Academics All News

Job Fair at Dakota State. DSU student getting information from employers at their booth.

January 27, 2022

DSU HR hosts job fair for campus openings

Dakota State University Human Resources department is hosting a job fair for available positions at DSU on Tuesday, February 1 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Karl Mundt Library.

Tags: All News Student Life

DSU’s Applied Research Lab (ARL)

January 26, 2022

Dakota State announces $90M initiative

On Jan. 26, Dakota State University announced a $90 million initiative to grow the cyber-research industry in South Dakota. Dakota State is known for its nationally recognized programs in cybersecurity.

Tags: Research All News College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Academics The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences College of Education College of Business and Information Systems

This most recent donation from Kern will help fund the multi-phase athletics complex for Dakota State. DSU is currently seeking legislative approval to build Phase I, a new athletics events center.

January 18, 2022

Kern’s $5 million legacy to keep DSU Rising

Local Madison businessman and longtime Trojan Athletics supporter Brian Kern has donated $5 million for the development and completion of a new athletics facility.

Tags: College of Arts and Sciences Athletics College of Education Alumni All News College of Business and Information Systems The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

DSU student Tony Rizi demonstrates satellite contact during an outreach event at a school in Georgia.

January 17, 2022

Inspiring students through volunteer work

A DSU doctoral student’s volunteer work has inspired elementary students to learn about communications technology and resulted in an opportunity to speak with an astronaut on the International Space Station.

Tags: All News Stories The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

AshleyPodhradsky-MissionUnstoppable

January 14, 2022

DSU featured on Jan. 15 CBS Dream Team show

Dakota State digital forensics expert Dr. Ashley Podhradsky will help unravel cell phones mysteries on the January 15 CBS Dream Team show “Mission Unstoppable” episode. 

Tags: Academics The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences Admissions All News Research

Dr. Peter Hoesing

January 10, 2022

Hoesing publishes “Kusamira Music in Uganda” book

Research that began over 15 years ago has culminated in the publication of “Kusamira Music in Uganda: Spirit Mediumship and Ritual Healing,” by Dr. Peter Hoesing.

Tags: All News Academics Research

Torsden-Research

January 6, 2022

Tordsen evaluating biological control agents for SRI

Conner Tordsen continues his alfalfa research with a second SRI grant.

Tags: Research All News Academics College of Arts and Sciences

List of honor students with a background of DSU campus

January 6, 2022

2021 Fall Honors List Released

A total of 591 full-time and 188 part-time students qualified for the President’s Academic Honors list for the 2021 fall semester at Dakota State University (DSU) in Madison, S.D.

Tags: College of Business and Information Systems All News The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences College of Education College of Arts and Sciences Academics

Tarek Abdelmotaleb Ahmed is making the most of his DSU experience, from classes to research projects.

January 4, 2022

DSU education leads to research opportunities

Dakota State was an exact fit for Tarek Abdelmotaleb Ahmed, and he’s making the most of his education, taking classes in computer security, and participating in research opportunities to find ways to improve security.

Tags: Stories All News The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

2. Tate Mohlenkamp during the filming of “The Tall”

December 30, 2021

Students create new film ‘The Tall’

Max Hardyk and Tate Mohlenkamp utilize an SRI grant to make the film “The Tall” and bring light to the film program at Dakota State.

Tags: College of Arts and Sciences Academics Research All News Student Life

Karen-Hildebrand

December 29, 2021

DSU alumna featured in AWS recruiting video

Karen Hildebrand is using her DSU education to break down barriers in agriculture as the Worldwide Technology Leader for the Agriculture Industry at Amazon Web Services.

Tags: All News College of Business and Information Systems Alumni Academics

Shay-Huss

December 22, 2021

Creating her future

Shay Huss: Creating her future. An interest in psychology and computer science led Shay Huss to Dakota State University and the Cyber Leadership and Intelligence (CLI) degree program.

Tags: Student Life Academics Admissions All News Stories College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. David Zeng and several DSU students, are working with business data to help an area company.

December 21, 2021

Grant benefits business, university, students

College is not just about classroom learning, it’s also about applying that knowledge to the professional environment. A new grant to Dr. David Zeng and his team will help students use their education for a real-life application, and help an area business in the process. Congratulations to Dr. Zeng and the team!

Tags: Admissions Academics College of Business and Information Systems All News

Miss Alabama Lauren Bradford

December 16, 2021

Miss Alabama wins Miss America writing competition

The Miss America Organization and The Miss America Foundation have announced the 2022 scholarship award winner for The Dakota State University and The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences STEM Scholarship. She is Miss Alabama, Lauren Bradford.

Tags: Academics The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences All News

Aleona Lund

December 15, 2021

Inspired Influencer

Aleona Lund uses her creativity and the lessons she’s learned at DSU to inspire others and work as a social media influencer.

Tags: Stories Alumni All News

Nathan Ord enjoys being involved on campus.

December 10, 2021

Driven: in and out of the classroom

Student Senate President Nathan Ord encourages students to get involved with campus activities for fun and experience.

Tags: Alumni Stories College of Arts and Sciences All News College of Business and Information Systems The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences College of Education

DSU/Beacom College STEM Scholarship winner Simone Esters at the 2019 Miss America Competition.

December 9, 2021

DSU partners with Miss America for 2nd year

Dakota State University (DSU) will again offer a scholarship opportunity to one of the 51 contestants at the 2022 Miss America (MAO) Competition, held Dec. 12-16 in Connecticut.

Tags: College of Business and Information Systems The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences College of Education College of Arts and Sciences All News

DSU faculty Shawn Zwach, Mike Ham, and Kyle Cronin foster new ideas and see different approaches to teaching by attending academic conferences.

December 9, 2021

DSU faculty invited to international conference

Dr. Bramwell Brizendine, Assistant Professor Computer and Cyber Sciences, received an invitation to speak at a new international cybersecurity conference, @Hack in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Tags: Academics The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences All News

Alexis VanderWilt

December 8, 2021

DSU grad knows ‘Dreams can change’

Dreams can change, so don’t be afraid to try new things. That’s the advice of Alexis VanderWilt, the student speaker at DSU’s fall commencement on Dec. 11. Alexis is one of 161 students graduating this fall!

Tags: College of Arts and Sciences The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences College of Business and Information Systems All News Academics College of Education

Riders with the Dakota 38+2 Memorial Rid

December 7, 2021

Remembrance and Reconciliation

Riders with the Dakota 38+2 Memorial Ride are stopping in Madison on December 14, part of their annual journey across South Dakota and Minnesota.

Tags: All News

Randy Schaefer

December 7, 2021

Schaefer named commencement speaker

“Trust yourself.” That’s the message this fall’s commencement speaker, alumnus, and former Regent Randy Schaefer, will share at the December 11 event.

Tags: All News College of Business and Information Systems The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences Academics College of Arts and Sciences College of Education

Madison Native Tom Nielsen joins the DSU Foundation

December 3, 2021

Tom Nielsen Returns to Dakota State

Dakota State University welcomes back Tom Nielsen to Institutional Advancement as Associate Director of Alumni & External Engagement.

Tags: The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences College of Arts and Sciences All News College of Education College of Business and Information Systems Alumni

Dan Crisler ’13 shows a recent byline in the Omaha World-Herald.

December 3, 2021

English grad is total-package journalist

DSU is not a traditional journalism school, but graduates of the English program have a diverse enough education to make excellent reporters, like Dan Crisler, business and education reporter with the Omaha World-Herald.

Tags: Academics Stories All News College of Arts and Sciences

DSU faculty Shawn Zwach, Mike Ham, and Kyle Cronin foster new ideas and see different approaches to teaching by attending academic conferences.

December 2, 2021

Academic conferences foster new ideas

Academic conferences foster new ideas and different approaches for faculty like Kyle Cronin, Mike Ham, and Shawn Zwach. By attending and presenting at conferences, faculty can improve tools used in the classroom.

Tags: Academics College of Business and Information Systems College of Education The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences All News College of Arts and Sciences

 Dr. Tyler Flaagan, Assistant Professor of Computer and Cyber Sciences in The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences.

November 30, 2021

Tyler Flaagan donates to Toys for Tots

Tyler Flaagan’s interest in 3D printing will help warm children’s hearts for the holidays. He created 3D printed train engines to be part of the @ic3dprinters @toysfortots drive for 2021. The overall program goal is to create over 50,000 toys for children in need.

Tags: The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences All News Stories

Dr. Andrew Sathoff (left) is mentoring Jenni Giles through her alfalfa research.

November 29, 2021

Understanding alfalfa

Jenni Giles received her second Student Research Initiative (SRI) grant to continue research on Pythium, an alfalfa pathogen, in South Dakota soils.

Tags: College of Arts and Sciences Research Academics All News Admissions Stories

DeVonté Garcia

November 23, 2021

DeVonté Garcia joins DSU Foundation

Dakota State University welcomes DeVonté Garcia to Institutional Advancement as their newest Assistant Director of Development.

Tags: Academics All News Admissions Alumni

America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) members

November 22, 2021

Making it Mobile

Gabe Simao will be working on converting the game 3 O’clock Horror (currently available for play on Steam) to a mobile game as part of his SRI grant.

Tags: All News Research The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences Stories Admissions Academics

Trojan football players at the historic Boot Hill Bowl game

November 22, 2021

“The Big Play”

It's been 50 years since the historic Boot Hill Bowl game. Darwin Robinson’s 80-yard catch with a little over five minutes left at the Boot Hill Bowl game on Dec. 4, 1971 was a historic comeback 23-20 win over Northwestern Oklahoma State of Alva, OK.

Tags: Athletics Stories All News Alumni

Jakob Kaiser (right) is researching hotel safes, with faculty mentor Andrew Kramer. This is one of eleven undergraduate Student Research Initiative grant projects funded this academic year.

November 18, 2021

Differentiating Research Skills

Undergraduate research provides unique and differentiating skills for students. Dakota State encourages this experience by offering Student Research Initiative grants. Jakob Kaiser, a junior Cyber Operations major, is researching hotel safes with his project.

Tags: Research The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences All News Stories Academics

Emily Wollmann

November 18, 2021

Emily Wollmann joins DSU Foundation

Dakota State University welcomes Emily Wollmann to Institutional Advancement as Foundation Records and Support Specialist.

Tags: Alumni All News

Dr. Andrew Sathoff advises his research students to make a little progress every day. That momentum builds into publishable work.

November 17, 2021

Students benefit from publication process

With daily progress researching Aphanomyces (or root rot) in alfalfa over two summers, Dakota State University students Jennifer Giles and Conner Tordsen have gathered enough data and information to submit an article to the journal “Plant Disease.”

Tags: College of Arts and Sciences Academics Stories All News

Dakota State University Esports athlete playing League of Legends

November 17, 2021

DSU Esports program to host Midwest Invitational

Dakota State University Esports is hosting a Midwest Invitational on Saturday, November 20, and Sunday, November 21. It will feature collegiate gameplay in VALORANT and League of Legends, with open to the public, pay-to-play fighting games tournaments.

Tags: All News Student Life Admissions Athletics

Mi Scusi and 3 O clock Horror are available for download and play.

November 17, 2021

DSU students add their games to Steam website

There are currently two different games on the online gaming platform Steam that have been designed by Dakota State University game design students. Mi Scusi and 3 O’clock Horror are available for download and play.

Tags: The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences All News Admissions Academics

Native American flags displayed at the Trojan Center

November 15, 2021

Native American heritage events planned at DSU

November is Native American Heritage Month, and DSU’s Native American Student Association Club (NASA) has several events planned for the observance. DSU students, faculty, staff, and the community are invited to attend any or all of these events, which bring awareness to the importance of Native Heritage.

Tags: The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences Student Life College of Arts and Sciences College of Education College of Business and Information Systems All News

DSU’s CPTC team qualifies for the global championship in January. Team members include: Faculty Coach Tyler Flaagan (back left), Austen King, Shane Donahue, Nathan Ord; Cody Mayer (front left), Jacob Hince, and Chirawat “Kim” Yooyuenyong.

November 9, 2021

Collegiate Pen Testing is real-world experience

DSU students excel at real workforce skills. Case in point: our penetration testing CPTC team is headed to the global finals in January. Their skills are exactly what companies are looking for in junior penetration testing roles. Congratulations, Team!

Tags: Academics The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences All News

America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) members

November 5, 2021

Dakota State hosts annual PBL fall leadership conference

Dakota State is hosting the second annual Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) State Leadership Conference.

Tags: All News Admissions Academics Stories College of Business and Information Systems

Alexis Kulm and Annabelle Klosterman

November 3, 2021

Two students chosen as scholars at national conference

Annabelle Klosterman and Alexis Kulm, two Dakota State University students have been chosen as security scholars for the upcoming national RSA Conference.

Tags: All News Academics Admissions

TJ Nissen

November 2, 2021

How to build a gaming empire

For Global Entrepreneurship Week, Dakota State is hosting TJ Nissen, developer of Network Nirvana. He will speak about his trek “From the bedroom to the boardroom: my journey to create a gaming empire”.

Tags: College of Business and Information Systems College of Arts and Sciences All News Admissions College of Education The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences Academics

Dakota State University research staff working in the MadLabs building.

November 2, 2021

DSU to host information meeting on FAST Launch

Dakota State University and South Dakota Biotech will introduce the new FAST Launch entrepreneurial program at an informational meeting in Madison on November 9.

Tags: All News College of Arts and Sciences Academics The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences College of Business and Information Systems College of Education Admissions

Josh Pauley, a business marketing student.

November 1, 2021

Applying classroom experience to an internship

Josh Pauley is utilizing classroom lessons at his marketing management internship at Ramsdell F&M.

Tags: Academics All News Stories College of Business and Information Systems Admissions

DSU’s student and professor in class

October 27, 2021

Heartland supports scholarship investment

Heartland Consumers Power District is sponsoring a $1.5 million gift to Dakota State University to primarily be used for scholarships over a 10-year period.

Tags: College of Arts and Sciences Admissions College of Education Academics The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences College of Business and Information Systems All News

East Hall

October 27, 2021

East Hall Open House Nov. 2

An open house of East Hall for the campus and Madison community will take place on Tuesday, November 2 from 3 to 5 p.m.

Tags: All News College of Business and Information Systems

These students are the Fall 2021 SBS/Gamewell Scholarship winners: (front, left) Kinsey Pickering, Annabelle Klosterman, Abigail Bushee; Chad Knutson, SBS (back left), Katie Shuck, Janessa Palmieri, Kanthi Narukonda, Jon Waldman of SBS.

October 27, 2021

SBS/Gamewell Family Scholarship motivates students

There is no question that the SBS CyberSecurity, LLC/Gamewell Family Scholarship helps Dakota State students with school fees and tuition, but the funding is also a motivation, say this semester’s recipients.

Tags: All News Alumni Admissions College of Arts and Sciences Academics College of Business and Information Systems College of Education The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

Cody Welu designs Halloween and Christmas light displays to music. People watching the show could go to the display’s webpage, madlights.net, and request which song on the playlist they wanted to see.

October 25, 2021

Real-world examples provide ‘illuminating’ education

Cody Welu designs Halloween and Christmas light displays to music. People watching the show could go to the display’s webpage, madlights.net, and request which song on the playlist they wanted to see.

Tags: All News Academics

Marie Johnson is a True Trojan, whose goal is customer service.

October 25, 2021

“How may I help you?”

Marie Johnson is a True Trojan, quite literally. She was honored with a True Trojan Hexagon Award this fall, as the 2021 Career Service Association Outstanding Contributor.

Tags: All News Stories Academics

Karl E. Mundt Library

October 22, 2021

Karl E. Mundt Oral Interpretation Tournament

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

Tags: The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences College of Arts and Sciences All News College of Education College of Business and Information Systems Academics

Dr. Bradley J. Birzer, Professor of History and the Russel Amos Kirk Chair in American Studies at Hillsdale College (MI).

October 22, 2021

DSU begins new Forum on History and Ethics

Dakota State University hosted its first-ever Forum on History and Ethics on October 21. The forum is a new venture for the university, which is best known for incorporating technology into all majors.

Tags: The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences Academics College of Arts and Sciences College of Education All News College of Business and Information Systems

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.

Tags: All News The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences Student Life

Fall landscape of DSU campus

October 19, 2021

Hetherington group & DSU 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.

Tags: All News Academics The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences College of Business and Information Systems

 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.

Tags: All News Academics College of Arts and Sciences

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.

Tags: All News The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences Student Life

Bre Baltzer

October 15, 2021

Bre Baltzer joins DSU Foundation

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

Tags: All News

 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.”

Tags: All News The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences Academics College of Arts and Sciences College of Education College of Business and Information Systems

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.

Tags: All News The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences College of Arts and Sciences College of Business and Information Systems Academics College of Education

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.

Tags: All News Academics

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.

Tags: The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences Academics All News

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).

Tags: All News Academics

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.

Tags: College of Education Alumni College of Arts and Sciences The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences Student Life All News College of Business and Information Systems

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

September 29, 2021

Schaefers see 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.

Tags: Admissions Alumni Student Life All News Academics

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.

Tags: The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences Alumni Academics All News

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.

Tags: All News Admissions College of Education College of Business and Information Systems Alumni College of Arts and Sciences The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences Academics

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.

Tags: Alumni All News College of Arts and Sciences College of Education

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.

Tags: Alumni College of Arts and Sciences The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences College of Education All News College of Business and Information Systems

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.

Tags: Admissions Academics Alumni All News Student Life

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.

Tags: Alumni The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences College of Arts and Sciences College of Education All News College of Business and Information Systems Student Life

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.

Tags: Athletics All News

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.

Tags: Alumni All News College of Education Stories

Amy Crissinger, Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

September 10, 2021

Crissinger named VP for student affairs

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

Tags: Academics Admissions Student Life All News Alumni

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.

Tags: The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences All News

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.

Tags: All News

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.

Tags: Academics Student Life Athletics All News The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences Alumni College of Education College of Business and Information Systems College of Arts and Sciences Admissions Stories

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.

Tags: All News Stories Admissions Alumni The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences Academics

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.

Tags: All News Academics Admissions Alumni

 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.

Tags: All News Alumni Academics

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.

Tags: Alumni College of Business and Information Systems College of Education All News Academics The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences College of Arts and Sciences

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.

Tags: Academics College of Education All News Stories Admissions Alumni

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.

Tags: All News College of Business and Information Systems Academics The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

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.

Tags: All News Stories Academics College of Arts and Sciences Admissions

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.

Tags: The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences All News

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.

Tags: Stories All News Admissions Academics The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

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.

Tags: Academics The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences College of Business and Information Systems All News

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.

Tags: Alumni All News

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).

Tags: The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences All News Academics

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.

Tags: All News College of Arts and Sciences Stories Alumni

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.

Tags: All News Academics The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

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.

Tags: All News Stories College of Arts and Sciences

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.

Tags: College of Business and Information Systems The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences All News

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.

Tags: All News Stories

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.

Tags: College of Business and Information Systems All News The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences Academics

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.

Tags: Academics All News Alumni College of Arts and Sciences

CybHer students reviewing code on their laptops

June 30, 2021

DSU cybHER receives donation from accessdata

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

Tags: College of Business and Information Systems Alumni All News The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

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.

Tags: The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences Alumni College of Business and Information Systems All News

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.

Tags: Student Life Alumni Stories All News College of Education College of Business and Information Systems College of Arts and Sciences Admissions The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences Academics

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.

Tags: College of Business and Information Systems College of Education The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Admissions Student Life Academics All News

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.

Tags: The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences College of Education Alumni College of Business and Information Systems College of Arts and Sciences Student Life All News

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.

Tags: All News The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences Academics College of Business and Information Systems

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.

Tags: All News Alumni Stories

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.

Tags: Academics The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences All News College of Business and Information Systems College of Education College of Arts and Sciences

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.

Tags: All News

Dr. Haley Larson

May 20, 2021

Haley Larson's film gets featured

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.

Tags: College of Arts and Sciences All News

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.

Tags: Alumni All News Academics The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences Stories Admissions

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.

Tags: All News Student Life Stories Academics College of Arts and Sciences

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.

Tags: All News Academics The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences Stories

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.

Tags: Stories All News The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

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.

Tags: Stories College of Education All News

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.

Tags: All News

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.

Tags: The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences All News

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.

Tags: College of Arts and Sciences All News

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.

Tags: All News

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.

Tags: All News Stories Academics The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

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.

Tags: All News

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

April 15, 2021

Blessinger uncovers 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.”

Tags: 140 All News

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.

Tags: All News

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.

Tags: All News

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.

Tags: All News

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.

Tags: All News

Katherine Cota, Director of Economic Development at DSU.

February 12, 2021

Director of economic development announced

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.

Tags: All News

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.

Tags: All News

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.

Tags: All News

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.

Tags: All News

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.

Tags: All News

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,”.

Tags: All News

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.

Tags: All News

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.

Tags: All News

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.

Tags: Student Life All News

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.

Tags: All News

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.

Tags: All News

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.

Tags: All News

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.

Tags: All News Stories

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

October 29, 2020

Drummond speaks at 5th international congress

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.

Tags: All News College of Arts and Sciences Academics

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.

Tags: The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences Academics All News

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.

Tags: Academics All News

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.

Tags: College of Education All News Academics

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.”

Tags: All News

Trojan Troy marching in parade

September 30, 2020

Homecoming parade protocols considered

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.”

Tags: All News Student Life

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.

Tags: Student Life All News

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.

Tags: All News Student Life

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).

Tags: The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences Stories All News Student Life

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.

Tags: All News

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.

Tags: All News

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.

Tags: All News

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.

Tags: All News

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.

Tags: All News

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.

Tags: All News Academics

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).

Tags: The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences Student Life All News

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.

Tags: The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences All News Academics Student Life

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.

Tags: Student Life Stories College of Education All News

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.

Tags: All News

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.

Tags: Stories All News

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.

Tags: All News

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.

Tags: All News

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.

Tags: All News

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.

Tags: All News

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).

Tags: College of Arts and Sciences Stories All News Student Life

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.

Tags: College of Business and Information Systems Stories All News

April 8, 2020

College Business Plan Competition winners

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

Tags: All News Academics Student Life College of Business and Information Systems

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

Tags: All News Athletics