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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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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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facuty and student in racks

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 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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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

International event open to the public

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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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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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September 20, 2017

Dakota State’s enrollment numbers on the rise

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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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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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June 8, 2016

AccessData to present at Girls GenCyber Camp

AccessData to present at Girls GenCyber Camp

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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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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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