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Preparation + opportunity = success

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

Majors & Degrees

List of honor students - General Beadle Statue

May 22, 2024

Spring 2024 Honors List Released

A total of 661 full-time and 188 part-time students qualified for the President’s Academic Honors list for the 2024 spring semester at Dakota State University.

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DSU doctoral students present at international symposium

May 14, 2024

DSU doctoral students present at international symposium

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

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Zach Rohrbach

May 1, 2024

Embrace the Unknown

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

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Ben Witt

April 29, 2024

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

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

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Student Awards

April 25, 2024

Honored Students

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

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Madeline Hegg

April 19, 2024

Inspired to Educate

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

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Beacom

April 10, 2024

DSU to offer accelerated degrees

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

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Future AI Generated Image

April 4, 2024

DSU to offer advanced AI degrees

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

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

March 13, 2024

CISA Director looks to inspire the next generation of cyber leaders

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

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40 Years A Brand New Day

February 23, 2024

DSU to celebrate 40 years of technology-focused mission

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

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Beadle Honors Students

February 22, 2024

Camaraderie is Key

At Dakota State University, the General Beadle Honors Program is a catalyst, providing students with an academically rigorous program while simultaneously enriching their lives in ways they are quick to articulate.

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Beacom Deans Cup 2024

February 15, 2024

Beacom Dean’s Cup experience is resume-builder

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

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List of honor students - DSU Campus Sunrise

January 5, 2024

2023 Fall Honors List Released

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

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College of Education Students

December 18, 2023

BOR approves expanding SD Advantage program

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

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

December 13, 2023

Resonant Landscapes: DSU researchers make music with nature

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

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Justice Forster

December 6, 2023

DSU provides graduates with a competitive edge

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

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Charles Luke

December 4, 2023

Charles Luke is Fall Commencement speaker

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

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Science Center

November 15, 2023

DSU awarded grant to help low-income STEM students

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

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

November 14, 2023

Bell receives Civilian Service Medal

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

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Clay Jenkinson, Director of the Dakota Institute

November 9, 2023

Thomas Jefferson expert was History & Ethics speaker

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

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Nato Deep

November 9, 2023

Dr. Mary Bell joined NATO DEEP Event

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

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Blue Bytes - Damian Kortus

September 26, 2023

Blue Bytes: Damian Kortus

Blue Bytes: Damian Kortus ‘23 / English for New Media When searching for universities in South Dakota, Dakota State University stood out to Damian Kortus.

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Jenna Frank DSU Graduation

August 21, 2023

DSU alum moves on to nursing career

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

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DSU U.S. Cyber Team

July 28, 2023

DSU inspires through US Cyber Team

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

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This news report is from Senator Rounds' office.

July 27, 2023

DSU President Moderates AI Briefing for All Senators

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

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Tony Rizi

July 19, 2023

Rizi awarded amateur radio scholarship

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

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National Cyber Scholars

June 28, 2023

DSU students named National Cyber Scholars

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

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

June 26, 2023

DSU updates agreement with Cryptologic University

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

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Beadle Hall DSU Campus

June 13, 2023

Arts & Sciences to be led by new leadership team

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

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Students sitting in a classroom with their computers.

June 6, 2023

New members inducted into Delta Mu Delta

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

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

June 5, 2023

Unique internships spark interest

DSU grad recommends internships for underrepresented students

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List of honor students with DSU Seal

May 17, 2023

2023 Spring Honors List Released

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

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Kevin Smith

May 9, 2023

Gamification in Education

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

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Dr. David Kenley

May 4, 2023

DSU diploma is a Ticket to Ride

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

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Jazlynn Pederson

May 3, 2023

The Power of ‘Yet’

Jazlynn Pederson has had an interesting journey in higher education.

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

May 2, 2023

A business idea is born from a research project

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

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

April 5, 2023

Sterling named to DSU Academic Hall of Fame

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

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Special Competitive Studies Project (SCSP)

March 21, 2023

SCSP to lead NatSecTech event at Dakota State

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

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Conner-Starrett_AirForceCadet

March 13, 2023

Family Ties to Service

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

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Chatbot

March 13, 2023

Will AI Chatbots Raise Digital Equity Concerns for Students?

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

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CCDC-Team-23

March 3, 2023

Competition Skills

The DSU CCDC team is headed to the national competition in April after winning the At Large region. This experience gives students a variety of skills that are very applicable to the real world.

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Podhradsky-erVa

March 3, 2023

Podhradsky contributes to ERVA engineering report

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

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Tutors

February 28, 2023

Certified Tutors love their job

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

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MadLabs

February 27, 2023

This South Dakota university is cybersecurity’s next powerhouse

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

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Boyd-SRI

February 24, 2023

Practical research leads to professional internship

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

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Kooistra

February 15, 2023

Kooistra named COO & General Counsel of DSU-ARC

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

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DSU student working in DSU's Madlabs® building

January 10, 2023

DSU and NSA education partnership offers opportunities

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

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List of honor students with DSU Seal

January 10, 2023

2022 Fall Honors List Released

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

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InspiredMinds22

December 20, 2022

Griffiths one of 50 influential women in AI

Dakota State University President José-Marie Griffiths has been named to the InspiredMinds! Community’s top 50 most influential women in 2022.

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Palmieri

December 7, 2022

Palmieri wants to be on cybersecurity ‘front lines’

DSU student commencement speaker demonstrates integrity . Janessa Palmieri doesn’t even hesitate to describe her dream job.

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Ruedebusch-O’Brien

November 30, 2022

Opportunity in any language

No matter what language you use, student research is a huge opportunity.

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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).

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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.

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FreedomScholarship

October 24, 2022

Scholarship offers freedom

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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DODrecipients

September 15, 2022

DSU students receive DOD scholarships

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Brenner Furlong

May 18, 2022

Brenner Furlong takes off on aviation career

Brenner Furlong ’22 was able to incorporate flight training in addition to his college degree, taking flight on a career he loves.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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!

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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.

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The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences building on campus

March 23, 2022

Making Remote Research Work

Six graduate students – all in different physical locations ¬– are gaining essential research experience through a remote research project. Their work could lead to an improvement in the security of IOT devices.

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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.

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Austen King and Nathan Ord are learning about the research process, with help from faculty mentor Dr. Tyler Flaagan.

March 8, 2022

Research experience provides versatile skills

Two Cyber Operations majors, Austen King and Nathan Ord are discovering that research is quite a learning process, but it provides versatile skills college students – and industry professionals – need.

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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.

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Winter on campus, snow laden evergreen tree

March 7, 2022

The Deposit of Faith

‘The Deposit of Faith: Why 2,000 years of art, architecture and thought matter’ and will feature Dr. Joseph Bottum, Director of the Classics Institute at Dakota State University.

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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.

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Dr. Ashley Podhradsky (right) poses with her family with her life-size statue,  which will be featured at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. for Women’s Futures Month.

February 14, 2022

Podhradsky statue featured at Smithsonian

A life-size statue of Dr. Ashley Podhradsky is one of 120 featured at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., for Women’s History Month in March. Podhradsky is the Vice President for Research & Economic Development at Dakota State, and an AAAS IF/THEN Ambassador.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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DSU Campus winter scene

January 20, 2022

Incredible Impact

DSU doctoral student Lisa McKee is fearless, working to create new cyber defense industry standards that could have a global impact.

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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. 

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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.

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Torsden-Research

January 6, 2022

Tordsen evaluating biological control agents for SRI

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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”.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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