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October 28, 2020

StateUniversity.Com names DSU 7th safest public university in US

StateUniversity.com has ranked Dakota State University as the seventh safest public university in the U.S. and safest campus in the state of South Dakota for 2020.

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October 20, 2020

ACT/SAT scores useful for scholarships, athletic eligibility

Prospective college students have options to fulfill admissions requirements at South Dakota’s regental universities.

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 Native American Student Association of Dakota State University

October 9, 2020

Native American Day observations planned at DSU

The Native American Student Association of Dakota State University (DSU NASA) has planned several experiences in honor of Native American Day, Monday, October 12.

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DSU Campus in the fall.

October 7, 2020

Athlete. Tutor. Volunteer. Student.

Student-athlete Marcus VandenBosch came to DSU for a football scholarship, and the caring community has made him appreciate Dakota State even more.

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International student Christina Mulu thrives in and out of the classroom at Dakota State.

September 18, 2020

DSU Full of Opportunities and Experience

Christina Mulu, an international student from Ethiopia, chose to attend DSU after being inspired by DSU's; emphasis on IT related majors, small size that allows for high engagement on campus, and affordability.

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July 27, 2020

Two DSU students earn 1st place at National Leadership Conference

Students placed in the Future Business Leaders-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) Leadership conference.

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Esports

July 27, 2020

Professional esports athlete joins DSU program

Nicolas Engle, a professional esports athlete, is bringing his knowledge and experience to Dakota State’s young esports team.

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July 15, 2020

DSU Native American Student Association creates scholarship

The Native American Student Association (NASA) at Dakota State began working on creating a scholarship for native students in the fall of 2019.

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June 9, 2020

Counseling center continues connecting with students

The staff of Dakota State’s Counseling Center has always understood the importance of connecting with students, and they know that the COVID-19 pandemic has only increased that.

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May 1, 2020

DSU announces plans to reopen its campus for Fall 2020

Dakota State University plans to resume on-campus operations for the Fall 2020 semester. This will include face-to-face classes, along with the online courses normally offered at DSU. This decision is made in conjunction with the Board of Regents (BOR) and other regental schools.

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April 29, 2020

Arbor Day Foundation honors DSU with 2019 Tree Campus USA® Recognition

University plants 5 Swiss Stone pines on Arbor Day. Dakota State University has been honored with 2019 Tree Campus USA® recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management. This is a distinction they have earned every year since 2016.

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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 DSU.edu regarding specific events.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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December 10, 2019

Trail Goods Drive for 38+2 Memorial Ride

The annual 38+2 Memorial Ride is coming through Madison on Saturday, December 14.

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November 7, 2019

17th annual Nanocon November 8-10

Nanocon, Dakota State Gaming Club’s weekend long game convention begins on Friday, Nov. 8 at 6 p.m.

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October 10, 2019

DSU Theatre Club to present 30 plays in 60 minutes

DSU Theatre to perform ’Too Much Light Makes the Baby go Blind’

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Esports

June 24, 2019

Esports coach hired at Dakota State

New esports coach at DSU has experience building esports program from scratch

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Francisca Opoku-Boateng

June 3, 2019

DSU graduate student wins two national honors

Opoku-Boateng named Google Techmaker Scholar, blackcomputeHER Fellow

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May 14, 2019

Honors student wins poster award at conference

Poster featured growth through failure

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April 17, 2019

DSU students volunteer with traveling Broadway production

DSU Theater performing “Laramie Project” April 28

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Faculty Honors

April 17, 2019

Faculty honored at annual banquet

Four Dakota State University faculty members received awards at the annual Honors Banquet on April 15.

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Winners in the Research Symposium Poster Session include: Martinson Ofori, Loknath Sai Ambati, Sammy Drummond and Madison Krell.

April 4, 2019

DSU student researchers honored for project work

Topics range from smart ag to data presentation

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April 4, 2019

Dakota State Advances Plans for Ph.D. Program in Cyber Defense

The new doctoral program will address growing cyber threats and workforce needs.

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March 28, 2019

Music at DSU concert April 7

Dakota State University musical groups, the TroGin and Tonic band, DSU Concert Choir, and DSU Voices will perform a free spring concert “Monsters, Myths, Music”.

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March 26, 2019

Dana Sikkila is new artist featured in First Bank and Trust Art Gallery

Sikkila’s “Project Bike” documentary will be screened at reception April 2

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Carl Petersen

March 20, 2019

Carl Petersen receives $10,000 Dreamstarter grant

Petersen to make games for and by Native people

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Sioux Falls Pride Gala

January 17, 2019

The Alliance recognized at Sioux Falls Pride Gala

DSU student club awarded funds by Sioux Falls Pride

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TOP 10 News Stories at DSU in 2018

December 26, 2018

TOP 10 News Stories at DSU in 2018

Top 10 news stories at DSU in 2018.

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CyberForce team

December 11, 2018

DSU CyberForce team is #4 in nation

Defensive security team inspires fellow students

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Thankful

November 18, 2018

DSU respiratory care professor grateful to have saved a life

Resuscitates man in coffee shop

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Native American Month Film Series

November 6, 2018

DSU Diversity Office sponsors native film series

November is Native American Heritage Month

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Safety forum

October 25, 2018

Campus forum answers safety questions for students, faculty

Student AAUW chapter hosted question and answer event

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Ryan English

October 4, 2018

Animation Show of Shows coming to DSU

For the first time in the city of Madison and at Dakota State University, the Animation Show of Shows will be presented for students and the community.

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September 26, 2018

Trojan Times brings back print edition

What’s old is new again as DSU student newspaper returns to print

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2018 Homecoming Court

September 25, 2018

DSU crowns homecoming king and queen

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Dakota Space: Infinite Possibilities

September 21, 2018

Homecoming theme highlights infinite possibilities at DSU

Day of Service moved to Homecoming week

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September 10, 2018

DSU is partner in NSF traineeship award

$3M grant to benefit 20 students from four SD universities

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2018 GenCyber Camp in Hawaii

August 16, 2018

Collegiate partnerships inspire cyber careers

DSU takes cyber camps off-site to North Dakota, Florida, Hawaii

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February 14, 2018

DSU staff, student honored at state SDHEA conference

DSU is making quite a name for itself with the South Dakota Higher Education Association (SDHEA). The state organization presents three awards at their annual conventions, and DSU staff and a student have brought home one of each of these awards from the 2017 and 2018 conventions.

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February 13, 2018

Student RAs take first place in case study competition

Two Dakota State University resident assistants (RAs) won first place in a case study competition at a recent conference.

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January 29, 2018

MadLabs is a ‘go’ with governor’s signature

Attendees at Madison/DSU Hosts the Legislature Day on January 30 got to see government in action, as they watched Governor Dennis Daugaard sign House Bill 1057.

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SDPaSS

December 17, 2017

New community partnership will spur workforce development

SDPaSS program announced Dec. 18

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September 20, 2017

Dakota State’s enrollment numbers on the rise

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August 1, 2017

Historic celebration to open DSU’s Beacom Institute of Technology

Featured guests are Amazon Web Service’s Mark Ryland, country music star Jake Owen

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July 14, 2017

New DSU bike fleet will give students accessibility

Bike donations accepted for Trojan Transit

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Cheryl Hovde and her daughter Maggie pose for a photo at the DSU GenCyber girls camp.

June 30, 2017

Hovdes among smart, brave women attending DSU’s cyber camps

Mother and daughter attended 2017 GenCyber teacher, girls camps

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DSU Service Day volunteers

May 2, 2017

Service Day volunteers put in 1,504 hours of service to Madison

In total, the 433 volunteers put in 1,504 hours of volunteer time, not including the 200 hours put in by the 20-member planning committee prior to the day.

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Tree Campus

April 28, 2017

Grant to help revitalize DSU’s Tree Campus

Memorial tree planted on service day

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Day of Service

April 24, 2017

DSU hosts second annual service day

Memorial tree planting for Bob Jackson

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GenCyber

April 10, 2017

Test the cyber waters at DSU’s GenCyber camps

Openings still available at the four free events

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SILENCE cast members

March 28, 2017

Tolerance the topic of DSU’s spring plays

Religion, gender highlighted with theatre productions

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Kevin Hines

March 28, 2017

Great mistake leads to great mission

Suicide survivor to speak at DSU on March 31

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Students walking across DSU campus

March 20, 2017

Madison the safest South Dakota city

Madison ranked three times lower than the state average in regards to both violent and property crimes.

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Chef Edgar Sepulveda

March 8, 2017

First meal cooked out of the new DSU kitchen

New facility opens for students, public on Sunday

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AAUW Women's History Month

February 28, 2017

Madison club highlights Women’s History Month

AAUW posting daily notices about DSU women

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February 27, 2017

‘Black History is American History’

Open forum at DSU notes historical contributions

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February 13, 2017

Attorney talks computer law with DSU students, staff

‘If you wouldn’t do it offline, don’t do it online”

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February 6, 2017

DSU theatre students competed in Kennedy Center Festival

Several Dakota State University students competed recently in the Kennedy Center Region V American College Theatre Festival in Des Moines, Iowa.

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Girls Scouts

January 23, 2017

Dakota State hosts 197 empowered girls at Cookie University

Girl Scouts celebrate 100 years of cookie sales

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Mark Edwards

January 18, 2017

Purpose of life’s journey is to make a difference

DSU student hopes to help society in Africa

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DSU admissions materials won MarCom Awards for Epicosity, the company which designed the materials.

January 3, 2017

‘ONLY DSU’s’ admission materials win marketing awards

“Only DSU” has a unique set of degree programs designed around two focuses, the signature mission of technology, and the heritage mission of education.

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DSU Fall Enrollment - Beadle Hall

September 21, 2016

Dakota State University reports all-time record fall enrollment

Dakota State University’s 2016 fall semester enrollment numbers have set an all-time record of 3,190 students.

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April 1, 2016

Regents approve undergraduate resident tuition for new Iowa students at DSU

Iowa students who are new first-time freshmen or new transfer students to qualify for undergraduate resident tuition at DSU.

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Executive Chef Karl Benjamin

February 22, 2016

Flavors of India coming to DSU

Dakota State University’s dining service provider, Sodexo, has invited Executive Chef Karl Benjamin to bring the taste of India to DSU through their Global Chef program.

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Students sitting on law

September 22, 2015

DSU sees great increase in 2015 Fall enrollment

Total headcount (number of students enrolled) is up 3.22% from last fall, 98 students, for a total DSU enrollment of 3,145.

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Wade Pogany

May 4, 2015

Wade Pogany DSU commencement speaker

Dakota State University’s spring commencement is Saturday, May 9, 10:30 a.m. at the DSU Fieldhouse in Madison, S.D.

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April 3, 2015

DSU professor’s cryptography paper accepted for ACNS

Dr. Edoardo Persichetti, assistant professor of mathematics at Dakota State University in Madison, S.D., recently had a cryptography paper accepted for the prestigious 13th International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security (ACNS 2015).

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April 1, 2015

DSU to Offer Special ‘Children of Alumni’ Tuition Rate

Children of alumni from Dakota State University may have a new financial incentive to attend their parent’s alma mater.

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September 24, 2014

DSU records stable fall enrollment

Dakota State University released the Fall 2014 enrollment numbers today (Tuesday, September 23) and recorded stable enrollment.

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April 2, 2014

DSU ranks in top 3 SD universities in ROI report

akota State University ranks third in South Dakota on PayScale’s annual College ROI Report released last week. DSU is third for both public out-of-state and public in-state student categories with a 20 year net ROI of $208,000 for out-of-state students and $216,000 for in-state students.

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