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2020 Posts


Miss America Science Project

March 17, 2020

Miss America visits Dakota State

Miss America 2020 Camille Schrier visited Dakota State on Friday, March 13. During her visit, Schrier spoke about how she became interested in STEM, demonstrated the experiment she conducted as her talent in the Miss America competition, and answered questions submitted by Madison Middle School students.

March 16, 2020

DSU moves to online classes March 23 – April 3

Dakota State University continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and make decisions that are in the best interest of everyone in the South Dakota Board of Regents (SDBOR) system. The health and safety of our students, faculty and staff throughout the state remain our top priority and we continue to monitor the situation around the clock.

March 16, 2020

NAIA cancels spring sports schedule

As of March 16, the NAIA has cancelled the spring sports season. The North Star Conference (NSAA), which DSU is a member of, had previously suspended their schedule.

March 13, 2020

DSU takes action with upcoming events

Dakota State is postponing, moving to online formats, or cancelling all events through April 13. This is a precautionary measure to lower the risk of COVID-19 exposure to the university community, current and prospective students, and guests to campus. Updates are available on the coronavirus alert page at regarding specific events.

March 12, 2020

Dakota State extends spring break to respond to pandemic

Dakota State University is joining the other five universities in the South Dakota Regental System in the decision to extend the 2020 spring break an additional week in response to the situation with coronavirus (COVID-19). As of March 12, there have been no confirmed cases at Dakota State, in Madison or Lake County.

March 11, 2020

20 high school finalists selected for DSU business plan competition

This year DSU has expanded its business plan competition to include college and high school categories. Participants are required to complete a business plan, with finalists participating in a pitch competition where they will have 90 seconds to pitch their plan.

Alan Montgomery paintings

March 10, 2020

Montgomery’s work featured at South Dakota Art Museum

Alan Montgomery, professor of art, is currently part of an exhibition on display at the South Dakota Art Museum through May 10. Montgomery’s work was chosen as part of the abstract exhibit.

March 5, 2020

Redefining Inspiration - Miss America visits DSU to inspire STEM studies

Miss America Camille Schrier will be visiting Dakota State University on March 13, to speak with students from Madison Middle School to inspire them to consider studying for a career in STEM – science, technology, engineering, and math.

March 4, 2020

DSU alum shares love of cyber with the world

Gerald Auger started his career as a software developer and windows administrator, but a growing interest in the field of cyber ultimately led him to continue his education, earning two degrees from Dakota State. Today he works as an information security architect at the Medical University of South Carolina, runs Coastal Information Security Group – a cybersecurity consulting business, and recently started a YouTube channel Simply Cyber to advise individuals interested in advancing in the cybersecurity field.


Pictured from left; Carla Anderson, Nicole Bowen, Jordan Schuh

February 25, 2020

Bowen receives Merrigan Award

Nicole Bowen, student wellness counselor lead at DSU, has received the Patrick Merrigan Award for Distinguished Service to the Profession of Student Affairs at the South Dakota Higher Education Association (SDHEA) Conference.

February 25, 2020

Simons named Philanthropists of Year at DSU Gala

Darrel and Patti Simon embody servant leadership, said Suzy Collignon-Hodgen, chair of the DSU Foundation Board of Trustees. For that reason, they were named the 2019 Philanthropists of the Year for Dakota State University.

February 20, 2020

Five named as SBS/Gamewell Family Scholars

This spring, five young women have been awarded the SBS CyberSecurity and Gamewell Family Endowed Scholarship. SBS is a Madison-based cybersecurity consulting and audit firm. 

February 18, 2020

DSU Theatre Club receives award for last year’s production of ‘Frankenstein’

Dakota State’s Theatre Club was recognized for the use of new technologies in “Frankenstein: A Modern Adaptation” at the Region 5 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in January of 2020.

February 13, 2020

Grad students have papers published

Four online Dakota State students from The Beacom College of Computer & Cyber Sciences and the College of Business and Information Systems have had research papers published. All four students worked with Dr. Houssain Kettani, professor of computer science to write the papers. 

February 12, 2020

DSU cancelling classes due to weather

Due to dangerous windchills, Dakota State University will be cancelling classes beginning at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 12, 2020

February 11, 2020

Dakota State earns 2020-2021 Military Friendly® School designation

Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. More than 1,000 schools participated in the 2020-2021 survey with 695 earning the designation.

February 6, 2020

DSU students chosen to attend world’s largest security conference

Kanthi Narukonda and Katie Shuck will be among the more than 40,000 people attending RSA, which is the world’s largest security conference. The opportunity came about through efforts of DSU faculty, Dr. Pam Rowland and Dr. Ashley Podhradsky, who secured a new partnership for DSU to be included in the RSAC Security Scholar Program.


January 27, 2020

DSU hosting Global Game Jam site

Global Game Jam will take place Jan. 31-Feb.2

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January 27, 2020

Scholarship need is focus of 2020 DSU Gala

One Night – One Cause aims to raise $150,000

January 24, 2020

2019 Fall Honors List

Dakota State University's 2019 Fall Honors List contains full time and part-time students who achieved a 3.5 to 4.0 grade point average to qualify.

January 24, 2020

Gunderson’s donates to Dakota State athletics

Gift to Trojans Unite will help keep programs competitive

January 23, 2020

Sewell contributes chapter to critical exploration of YA literature

Dr. William Sewell, associate professor of English education, wrote a chapter for the book “Critical Explorations of Young Adult Literature: Identifying and Critiquing the Canon.”

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January 22, 2020

SD writers’ series coming to DSU

South Dakota Humanities Council grants brings six South Dakota writers to DSU and Madison

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January 15, 2020

“The Chair is Not Me” exhibit displayed in gallery

An educational exhibit “The Chair is Not Me,” is on display in the First Bank & Trust Art Gallery at Dakota State through February 28. The exhibit features artwork alongside poems from the book “The Chair is Not Me,” by “JJ” James Janis. The book is a collection of poems about his life experiences and challenges as a diversely abled individual.

January 7, 2020

Andrea Thompson named associate dean of The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

Temporary position will help DSU build relationships with partners, agencies

January 1, 2020

Carrie Slaathaug named permanent alumni director

Carrie Slaathaug, interim director of Alumni and Family Engagement at Dakota State University, has been named to the position permanently