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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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CybHER-Action

May 23, 2022

CybHER, AT&T take cyber education to SD Reservations

CybHER, AT&T take cyber education to SD Reservations

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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

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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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Four Dakota State University faculty members received awards at the annual Honors Reception on April 21.

April 26, 2022

Faculty awards announced at 2022 Honors Reception

Four Dakota State University faculty members received awards at the annual Honors Reception on April 21.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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!

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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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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.

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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.

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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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Katelyn Hoppe and Grant Svikulis love each other, sports, and DSU. Together they transferred to Dakota State and are majoring in exercise science.

February 14, 2022

Better together at DSU

When Katelyn Hoppe and Grant Svikulis first met at Williston State College in North Dakota, it was their love of sports that brought them together.

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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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Set of three photos by Tom Jones

February 10, 2022

Photography by Jones featured in exhibition

Art Professor Tom Jones earned second place in the Brookings Arts Council’s annual photography exhibition in the black and white category.

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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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Curtis Bentley (left) and Beth Heidemann are co-founders of Go2Science. They will speak about their entrepreneurial experience through a virtual presentation at DSU on Feb. 16.

February 8, 2022

Science entrepreneurs on ‘A Great Adventure’

For National Entrepreneur Week February 12-19, Dakota State is hosting a virtual presentation to highlight two of these individuals, Beth Heidemann and Curtis Bentley, who left successful teaching and scientific careers in 2017 to create a business called Go2Science.

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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. 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.

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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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 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.

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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.

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Bre Baltzer

October 15, 2021

Bre Baltzer joins DSU Foundation

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

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 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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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 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.

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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.

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Dr. Bhaskar Rimal

August 12, 2021

Cutting Edge Research

This is the right time, and DSU is the right place for cutting-edge, exciting technology research. Dr. Bhaskar Rimal talks about some of his work with Fog computing, 6G, and FiWi tech.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Mandy Parpart

July 29, 2021

Learning Leadership

Mandy Parpart strives to create opportunities for students to become better leaders, and encourage them to do more than they thought they could.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Corben Leo, senior computer science major at Dakota State University

July 15, 2021

Corben Leo secures second win

Corben Leo is using his experience and computer science education to be successful in bug bounties. He has won Hack the Army two years in a row.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Student tutor reviewing work with other students

June 23, 2021

BOR approves new AI degree for organizations

The newly-approved AI degree at DSU will focus on business and organization's needs with artificial intelligence. Graduates will be “AI-aware” as they prepare for a workplace impacted by AI.

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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.

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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.

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Evan Bolt

June 15, 2021

From the Farm to the World Stage

With Evan Bolt’s education in cyber, he has moved from the farm to the world stage, collecting data for the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center dashboard, the go-to source for COVID-19 numbers. “It’s nice to be able to say I’m helping in some small way.”

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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.

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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.

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Computer and gaming equipment

May 28, 2021

More than a game

There’s a lot more to designing games than just a love of playing them, a point impressed upon students by the new game design professors at DSU.

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Odin Bernstein

May 27, 2021

A Student of Excellence

Odin Bernstein has taken advantage of many of the opportunities at Dakota State, and is on track for a successful cyber security career.

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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.

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Rose garden on DSU's campus

May 24, 2021

DSU hosting virtual teach camp June 4

Dakota State’s College of Education is hosting a free virtual teach camp for teachers on Friday, June 4. This is the second year of the virtual teach camp.

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Breanne Butters

May 21, 2021

From Passion to Production

Breanne Butters' passion for drawing has led to her dream job at DreamWorks Animation. Read more on her journey to DreamWorks below!

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Beadle Hall landscape in the spring

May 21, 2021

Neher’s avocation becomes new vocation

Sherry Neher awarded SMART scholar providing her with full tuition for up to five years, summer internships, a stipend, and full-time employment with the Department of Defense after graduation.

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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.

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Danielle Stevens using laptop online to earn her degree

May 18, 2021

Online programming perfect fit for educational journey

Health Information Administration student from the College of Business and Information Systems Danielle Stevens appreciates the flexibility and cost-effectiveness of earning a degree online. Stevens works full-time and is raising three children as she earns her degree.

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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.

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Dakota State student photographer

May 17, 2021

Photo club snaps headshots

The staff of Madison Regional Health Systems received the 2021 Champions of Healthcare Award. MRHF collaborated with DSU's Photo Club to take headshots of MRHS employees for a photomontage project.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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DSU student Spencer Sexton

May 4, 2021

Transformational Fellowship

DSU student Spencer Sexton is one of 15 students nationwide selected for the prestigious Foreign Affairs Information Technology (FAIT) Fellowship program.

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Marissa Fick

May 4, 2021

Fick finds home at DSU on campus and online

Marissa Fick, an online student majoring in business management, appreciates inclusiveness of campus for online students.

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Dr. Josh Stroschein

May 3, 2021

Student blogs featured on ANY.RUN

Dakota State students will be able to benefit from a cooperation with ANY.RUN (an interactive online platform for detecting and investigating cyber threats).

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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.

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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.

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Campus in the spring

April 27, 2021

Faculty awards announced at 2021 Honors Reception

Four Dakota State University faculty members received awards at the annual Honors Reception on April 20.

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Flags down a walkway through campus

April 27, 2021

Honorable Students

Dakota State students were honored with a number of awards at the 2021 spring Honors Reception, held in a hybrid format on April 20, 2021.

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Campus in the spring

April 23, 2021

DSU celebrates 2021 longevity with reception

Dakota State University recognized 51 employees and five retirees for a combined 635 years of service to the state of South Dakota on Wednesday, April 21.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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Dr. Ben Young recently published his first book “Guns, Guerillas, and the Great Leader: North Korea and the Third World” through Stanford University Press.

April 14, 2021

Stanford Press publishes Ben Young's book

Dr. Ben Young recently published his first book “Guns, Guerillas, and the Great Leader: North Korea and the Third World” through Stanford University Press.

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Angela Behrends teaching an art class.

April 14, 2021

Cultivating Creativity

Assistant Professor of Art Angela Behrends uses her experience as an artist to show her students they have creativity, and everyone can make art.

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Laura Biagi graduated with a BSE in Elementary Education in 2011.

April 8, 2021

Biagi thankful for Elementary Education experience at DSU

After graduating with a BSE in Elementary Education in 2011, Laura Biagi embarked on her teaching career. Now, she teaches fourth grade at Chester Area School in Chester, SD.

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Photo 1: “Plaid Grass” by Angela Behrends. Photo 2: “Surreal Door” by Tom Jones. Photo 3: “Umphalos; with Portals Open” by Alan Montgomery.

March 31, 2021

3 faculty selected for biennial art exhibition

Congratulations to Angela Behrends, Tom Jones, and Alan Montgomery! These 3 faculty members have artwork in the Governor’s 9th Biennial Art Exhibition. The exhibition will travel to 4 venues across South Dakota.

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Students walking on DSU campus

March 30, 2021

DSU cyber academy approved

The Cyber Academy with the Southern Hills Education Consortium will help us reach out to high school students West River to advance their education with bachelor’s degrees!

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Server and networking cables

March 30, 2021

AI degrees coming to DSU

Dakota State will be the only public university in South Dakota to offer a Bachelor of Science degree in Artificial Intelligence. We are also planning a BS for AI in Business degree.

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Mary Francis publishes book on Open Educational Resources

March 23, 2021

Mary Francis publishes book on Open Educational Resources

Mary Francis recently had a book on Open Educational Resources (OER) published through the College Library Information on Policy and Practice (CLIPP) publishing program.

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The Math Practice Standards

March 22, 2021

Mentoring Mathematicians

Kevin Smith and two of his students are providing math mentorship to Harrisburg 5th graders. This collaboration is enriching the learning experience of DSU students and a group of burgeoning mathematicians.

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For Jessica Dawson, the MSET program has allowed her to earn a master's degree while teaching full-time.

March 18, 2021

Dawson follows dream to become an educational leader

Jessica Dawson knew the MSET program would be the next step in following her dream to become an educational leader. Now, she's achieving that dream while teaching fifth-grade math at the Madison Elementary School.

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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.

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Dr. Andrew Sathoff and Jenni Giles showcased Jenni’s alfalfa research at the State Capitol.

March 16, 2021

Giles shares alfalfa research poster at Capitol

Congratulations to Jenni Giles for presenting her research poster on the alfalfa pathogen Pythium at the Capitol! Learn about her ongoing research and how it started through a partnership with Mustang Seeds Inc.

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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.

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Kalee Crandall has begun her PhDIS education journey at Dakota State, while working fulltime and raising a family.

March 9, 2021

Advance your career with PhDIS

A PhD in Information Systems can help you utilize data to drive your career. Online student Kalee Crandall is currently earning her PhD in IS to help impact the way technology is designed for non-technical fields like school counseling in the future.

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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.

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DSU Gala attendant bidding on auction item.

March 1, 2021

DSU Alum Tony Nour knows the impact of scholarships

South Dakota native and 2003 DSU alum Tony Nour was a recipient of multiple scholarships when he attended Dakota State University. He now gives back to provide opportunities for others.

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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.

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The spring 2021 SBS/Gamewell Family Scholarship recipients include: Kinsey Pickering (back left), Gillian Morris, Kanthi Narukonda, Katie Shuck, and Michael Fahnlander. Also pictured are Dr. Pam Rowland, Julia Miller and Jon Waldman of SBS, and Dr. Ashley Podhradsky. Rowland and Podhradsky are co-founders of CybHER.

February 24, 2021

Five receive SBS/Gamewell scholarship

Workforce diversity was an active passion for late SBS Cybersecurity CEO Aaron Gamewell, evidenced through the SBS CyberSecurity and Gamewell Family Endowed Scholarship. This spring five students from diverse groups received the scholarship.

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Tamara Deutz

February 18, 2021

DSU Alumna Promoted to Partner in Training for Hoffman & Brobst, PLLP

Tamara Deutz has always had a love for the accounting world. and since graduating from DSU in 2006, she's gained valuable experience in tax and audit areas. Now, she's now made Partner in Training at Hoffman & Brobst and will become a full equity partner of the practice in 2022.

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DSU student creating business plan on campus.

February 16, 2021

Benefits from DSU business plan competition to expand

Area institutions have been invited to join in the third annual business plan competition at DSU. Throughout the competition, students see every aspect of business development.

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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.

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Mostafa Haque has a goal to advance his game design career to the next level.

February 4, 2021

Game Plan for Success

Mostafa Haque ’16 is using his Dakota State education to reach new goals in his computer game design career.

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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.

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Dr. Renae Spohn started out her career earning her associate degree in Health Information Technology at DSU, now she’s directing the entire HIM program.

January 29, 2021

Renae Spohn's DSU journey

Health Information Management veteran Dr. Renae Spohn earned her associate and bachelor degree from Dakota State in the ‘80s, now she is director of the HIM programs and coordinator of MSHIIM program.

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Austen King (left), Antonio Lansang, Tarek Abdelmotaleb, and Stuart Kershaw (not pictured) are winners in the first Dean’s Cup.

January 27, 2021

Dean’s Cup keeps students engaged over break

Motivated students are knowledgeable students. To motivate students over the holiday break, Beacom College students were able to participate in a new Dean’s Cup Competition.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Slate board donated to Kennedy Hall.

January 11, 2021

Slate board comes home to Kennedy Hall

Teachers have influenced generations of students, using whatever technology was available to them. Today that is cyber; in the early days of DSU it was slate boards. A new “old school” display of a slate board from the original Kennedy Hall will show students what tools their predecessors used for teaching.

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Naomi Vonkeman is a graphic design student and Trojan Ambassador at DSU graduating in May 2022.

January 5, 2021

Campus comradery

Graphic design student Naomi Vonkeman loves that DSU’s size allows her to meet and befriend so many people.

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 Go Baby Go car

January 4, 2021

‘Go Baby Go’ car gives child gift of accessibility

DSU helped create magic for a child this December, through a partnership with DSU, CybHER, and LifeScape. Students adapted an electric car to fit the needs of the child, providing accessibility, usefulness, and fun.

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Sound collage

December 17, 2020

DSU students collaborate on sound collage

Digital Art and Design Art 121 students taking Honors 2-D design studied sound during their fall semester, ultimately creating visual images of sound.

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Josh Snook a business management and accounting major from Yate, Bristol, England.

December 14, 2020

International student enjoys family feel of DSU

International student Josh Snook enjoys the family feel of DSU. Snook recommends all students get involved in activities, adding that it completes the university experience.

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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,”.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Dakota State University sign on campus.

December 4, 2020

DSU education prepares for life’s challenges

Change is inevitable, and a degree from Dakota State University can help deal with those challenges for a successful career. A perfect example is alumnus Daryl Reinicke, CEO of Westhills Village Living in Rapid City.

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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.

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Tavyn Hallan, a senior professional accountancy major, appreciates connections he’s made through his time at DSU.

November 30, 2020

Connecting through DSU

Tavyn Hallan, a senior professional accountancy major, appreciates connections he’s made through his time at DSU.

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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.

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Megan Zephier game design major and computer science minor at DSU.

November 20, 2020

Scholarships prove key to designing collegiate success

With a solid grip on the basics, Megan Zephier chose to embark on an education that would lead her towards her career goal. Now, she's a thriving game design major chasing her dreams.

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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.

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DSU Madison Cyber Labs

November 12, 2020

Advancing health information technology

DSU’s dedication to technological advancement can be seen in every area of study and research on campus, including the Center for the Advancement of Health Information Technology (CAHIT).

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Dakota State east arch entrance

November 11, 2020

Master's in health information accreditation confirmed

The Commission of Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM) education has accredited Dakota State’s Master of Science in Health Informatics and Information Management (MSHIIM).

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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.

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5th International Congress of Astrobiology

November 10, 2020

Gaylor presents at 5th international congress

Dr. Michael Gaylor will be giving a keynote address at the 5th International Congress of Astrobiology this month. The conference, now being held virtually due to COVID-19, is being hosted by the Institute of Astrobiology of Colombia (IAC).

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Vintage Hitchcock

November 10, 2020

DSU Theatre to perform “Vintage Hitchcock”

Sixteen film and sound design majors in the Digital Arts and Design program at Dakota State are producing and performing “Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play” by Joe Landry.

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students looking at computer

November 10, 2020

Grants awarded to 18 DSU students for research projects

“The mission of a researcher is to ask questions and to try out new things to answer those questions,” said Dr. Stacey Berry, associate professor of English and undergraduate research coordinator. Research experience “equips students with experiences and skills that will give them an edge after they finish their degree programs,” she said.

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Martinson Ofori came to Dakota State University to make a lasting real-world impact.

November 6, 2020

Ofori finds research success at DSU

Originally from Kumasi, Ghana, Ofori Martinson has taken advantage of research tools and events available to students, including Dakota State’s yearly Research Symposium, where he won first place in 2019.

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The Beacom Institute of Technology

November 4, 2020

Workforce Development

“This new National Cybersecurity Workforce Development Program is a ‘win-win’ for all involved,” said Dr. Wayne Pauli, Professor of Information Systems and Coordinator for the PhD in Cyber Operations program.

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Map of the world

November 3, 2020

Strategic marketing course features finnish guest lecturer

Kati Antola, senior lecturer in Marketing and International Business at Finland’s Satakunta University of Applied Sciences, is giving a virtual lecture to members of Dr. Deb Tech’s strategic marketing course 775.

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Geena David Institute hosting Nov. 7 event

November 2, 2020

Podhradsky to promote STEM on national stage

Dr. Ashley Podhradsky is not shy about sharing her message describing the benefits and importance of a career in STEM with young women.

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DIGI-KEY competition winners

November 2, 2020

Competition wins bring ‘Cyber Clout’

Collegiate cyber competitions sharpen the skills Dakota State graduates need for the workplace. Wins in those competitions sharpen DSU’s reputation among those in the field.

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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.

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Photo credit Matt Gade / Mitchell Republic.

October 29, 2020

Driven to Teach

Amanda Hargreaves is driven to teach, inspired by classroom learning and faculty at her alma mater Dakota State. She is the 2021 South Dakota Teacher of the Year.

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General Beadle in the middle of campus

October 28, 2020

DSU named 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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Kristen Dowling, a marketing major at DSU with her two girls.

October 23, 2020

Dedication and Determination

When Kristen Dowling got married and had two little girls, she knew being a stay-at-home Mom while pursuing her degree part time was the perfect choice for her and her family.

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Dr. Kyle Cronin teaching in classroom

October 22, 2020

$3.5M granted to cybersecurity faculty

There are constant openings for cybersecurity faculty around the country, said Dr. Wayne Pauli. This fact demonstrates “there is a critical shortage of cybersecurity professionals available to teach and perform faculty duties in cybersecurity.”

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Dakota State east arch entrance

October 21, 2020

Grants Advance Research

As Dakota State’s graduate and research programs have grown, they have created new internal funding options for faculty.

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Admissions counselor with student

October 20, 2020

scholarships & athletic eligibility options

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

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East Hall

October 19, 2020

Health information technology celebrates 45 years as a degree

This fall Dakota State is celebrating its beginning 45 years, with the creation of the Health Information Technology Associate Degree.

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Tom Jones photography collage

October 15, 2020

The Perfect Shot

A Kodak 110 camera in the hands of 8-year-old Tom Jones inspired a lifelong passion of photography for the Professor of Art.

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Jacia Christiansen

October 15, 2020

Exploring the world through DSU

Jacia Christiansen has always wanted to travel, so she was excited when her participation in track and the PBL Business Club enabled her to visit the Gulf Shores, Baltimore, Vancouver, Wash., and San Antonio.

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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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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.

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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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TSP architects Michelle Klobassa (left) and Chase Kramer (right) present the LEED Silver certificate for the Beacom Institute of Technology to Dakota State University’s dean of The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences, Dr. Pat Engebretson. Also present for the Energy Efficiency Day event was Stacy Krusemark, vice president for business and administrative services.

October 7, 2020

Beacom Institute = energy efficiency

The 31,300-square-foot Beacom Institute of Technology is the first South Dakota Office of the State Engineer project to receive the award after being designed under the LEED organization’s newest sustainability guidelines.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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).

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Annabelle Klosterman

September 23, 2020

Cyber Jump Start

Annabelle Klosterman’s early start in cyber has helped her earn significant scholarship recognition.

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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.

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Volleyball and court

September 22, 2020

DSU volleyball postpones games

Dakota State University Athletics is postponing some of its scheduled volleyball games due to COVID-19, after two players tested positive for the virus.

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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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Data visualization example

September 15, 2020

Understanding Messy Data

Large amounts of data – referred to as messy data – can be hard to understand, but they also present opportunities to learn and make decisions. Students in our Master of Science In Analytics program learn to present this information in helpful data visualizations.

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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.

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SBS/Gamewell Family scholars for Fall 2020 include: Claira Monroe (left), Lauren Lawson, Hannah Newbury, Vanessa Schroeder, and Haley Crawford. Not pictured is Shiann Baker.

September 10, 2020

Six named Gamewell Family, SBS scholarship winners

This fall six students were awarded SBS Cybersecurity and Gamewell Family Endowed Scholarships based on their exemplary leadership and cyber skills.

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Jonathan Horn DSU technology student

September 4, 2020

Family knows best

Jonathan Horn has always been interested in computers and technology. After his parents and grandma became aware of some of the program offerings at Dakota State they encouraged him to take a look.

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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.

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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.

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Kemper book title

August 25, 2020

Kemper publishes book about college basketball

Dr. Kurt Kemper, professor of history and General Beadle Honors Program Director, is publishing a book “Before March Madness: The Wars for the Soul of College Basketball,” with University of Illinois Press.

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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.

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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.

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DSU Human Resources team

August 18, 2020

Knowlton Award presented to DSU Human Resources

The Dakota State University Human Resources team has been awarded the 2019-2020 Doug Knowlton Excellence in Quality Award for their work creating an employee onboarding and retention package called “The DSU Experience.”

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Daisies captured in campus landscape picture

August 18, 2020

Munger volunteers time on Miss America selection committee

Jennifer Munger, instructor of Special Education at Dakota State, was one of those who served on the Miss America Organization (MAO) selection committee.

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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).

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CyberCorps Scholarship for Service logo

August 17, 2020

DSU announces 2020-2021 CyberCorps Scholars

Eleven Dakota State University students have been named CyberCorps Scholars for 2020-2021. CyberCorps provides students with; scholarships, professional development funding, books, and supplies.

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alfalfa sprouts

August 14, 2020

Research identifies aphanomyces in sd

DSU students Jenni Giles and Conner Tordsen have identified Aphanomyces (root rot in alfalfa) in South Dakota for the first time.

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CybHER purchased a variety of technology devices, including Osmo learning game systems, Dash robots, and Makey Makey invention kits.

August 13, 2020

STEM lending library created by CybHER

Dakota State University's CybHER program creates STEM lending library for Madison Elementary that will impact a lot of children by providing educational devices and curriculum.

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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.

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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.

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EPSCoR student presenting research

August 10, 2020

EPSCoR students present research at summer symposia

Six students participating in the National Science Foundation’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) program presented their research findings from this summer during an undergraduate research symposium held in July.

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General Beadle statue surrounded by  flowers

August 7, 2020

MSET program preps grads for teaching in pandemic

Dakota State’s Master of Science in Educational Technology (MSET) has helped prepare teachers to be adaptable with technology in or outside of schools.

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Arica Kulm ’18 MS Cyber Defense ’20 PhD Cyber Defense

August 4, 2020

Cyber defense is a career, not just a job

Arica Kulm was looking for a career, not just a job. After finishing her master’s degree in Cyber Defense, she decided to continue on as one of the first students in the PhD in Cyber Defense program. This gives her the knowledge base for a meaningful, interesting career in a field that is in great demand worldwide.

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General Beadle statue

July 31, 2020

North Korea research broadens knowledge base

Dr. Benjamin Young, assistant professor of Cyber Leadership and Intelligence (CLI), continues to share his research about North Korea with the world.

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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.

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FBLA logo

July 27, 2020

two students earn first place at national 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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Jeramie Sopko

July 23, 2020

Sopko Thrives with Flexibility of Online Degree

Sopko chose to attend DSU based on the school’s reputation in the technology world. “It’s a small enough school for the personal touch in education, but large enough to leverage the cutting-edge technology towards their students’ education.”

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Sammy Drummond

July 23, 2020

Rocketing into research

Sammy Drummond came to the U.S. from Australia so that he could play baseball while continuing his academic studies. This led him to Dakota State University where he is a senior physical science major.

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Dr. Ashley Podhradsky

July 21, 2020

Podhradsky featured in IF/THEN® Ambassador Collection

Dr. Ashley Podhradsky is one of the women featured in IF/THEN® Ambassador Collection, the world's first free digital resource library to inspire women in STEM.

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General Beadle Statue on campus

July 15, 2020

Native American student association 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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Two alumni – Brandi and Andrew Fiegen, credit their education and MSET degrees with their success teaching at an international school in Thailand.

July 10, 2020

Alums prepared for changing teaching environments

The Master of Science in Educational Technology (MSET) program prepares students for technology-enriched classrooms anywhere in the world, under any circumstances. Two alumni – Brandi and Andrew Fiegen, credit their education and MSET degrees with their success teaching at an international school in Thailand.

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students working in lab

July 8, 2020

DSU students conducting astrobiology research

Four students are currently conducting astrobiology research under the leadership of Associate Research Professor, Dr. Michael Gaylor, who serves as a lead investigator for the National Science Foundation’s EPSCoR program.

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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.

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Hands on a laptop keyboard with overlapping security icons within hexagons

June 29, 2020

Protecting personal data

Dustin Steinhagen, PhD student in Cyber Defense, has a passion for defending humans from social engineering. His goal is to fight the societal vulnerability of living in a world where it is so easy to hack a person's mind.

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Mary Francis standing in front of the Karl Mundt Library

June 26, 2020

Reporting on Research

Mary Francis and the staff at the Karl Mundt Library can help you find and evaluate good resources.

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Jenni Giles and Conner Tordsen collect soil samples in a farmer’s field as part of research on alfalfa disease.

June 23, 2020

DSU partners with Mustang Seeds for research project

Dr. Andrew Sathoff, assistant professor of biology, is collaborating with Mustang Seeds to research alfalfa disease (Aphanomyces root rot) in South Dakota.

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Cody Welu

June 18, 2020

From student to alum to faculty

By the time Cody Welu was in high school, he knew he wanted to do something with computers. An undergraduate, master’s, and Ph.D. later, and Welu is working as an assistant professor in The Beacom College of Computer & Cyber Sciences.

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Student working on laptop, holding phone and having coffee

June 15, 2020

DSU provides computers for Sioux Falls’ Recovery Houses

Dakota State University recently provided 20 refurbished computers to the Oxford homes located in Sioux Falls, including the one dedicated for women and children called “Emily’s Hope Oxford House.”

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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.

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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.

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June 11, 2020

New members inducted into Delta Mu Delta

The Dakota State chapter of Delta Mu Delta inducted four new members into the group this year.

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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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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.

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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.

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The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

June 3, 2020

DSU creates course offering internship experience

COVID-19 has impacted a variety of summer activities – from vacations to summer camps -- but also educational opportunities like summer internships.

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June 2, 2020

AdapT lab seeks to help those with disabilities

I6 Biosciences grant will help with commercialization, tech transfer. Dr. Justin Blessinger is working on a device for users of powered chairs and scooters to draw power from the batteries to charge devices.

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June 1, 2020

Molly Kuxhaus

Molly Kuxhaus wants to the be the reason children go from hating school to looking forward to it. Through the online education program, Molly Kuxhaus reached her goal of becoming a teacher.

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May 29, 2020

DSU hosting virtual Teach Camp

As educators continue to adjust to changes related to COVID-19, DSU modified their annual summer camps for educators to be offered online. DSU Camp Teach is combination of DSU STEAM Camp and the Trauma Sensitive Teaching Conference.

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CybHer girl logo

May 27, 2020

CybHER Conversations to begin June 3

It’s hard to be what you can’t see, so to show young girls what it means to be a cyber security professional, Dakota State University’s CybHER has created a new program of virtual meetings called CybHER Conversations. These free, weekly meetings will be held on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. CT, beginning June 3.

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May 22, 2020

DSU students present papers at Hawaii conferences via Zoom

Two Dakota State doctoral students presented papers via Zoom at the 4th International Conference on Information System & Data Mining and the 3rd International Conference on Knowledge Management Systems.

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Hunter Baer

May 20, 2020

DSU freshman to attend West Point

Hunter Baer, a freshman computer science major from Garrison, North Dakota, was recently accepted to West Point United States Military Academy.

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May 20, 2020

Dakota State students honored for achievements

Dakota State University is pleased to honor several students with award distinctions this academic year. This demonstrates a continuing commitment to celebrate the achievements of students who have worked hard to excel and contribute to their own future, as well as to the lives and progress of all those around them.

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May 19, 2020

James Maloney selected for NASA fellowship

Dr. James Maloney was selected as a Faculty Fellow in the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Aerospace Fellowship Program.

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Cody Welu

May 18, 2020

Welu joins DSU Alumni Board

Dr. Cody Welu has joined the Dakota State University Alumni Board. In addition to being an alum, Welu is a faculty member at Dakota State.

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Omar El-Gayor

May 14, 2020

Omar El-Gayar

Dr. Omar El-Gayar, Professor of Computer Information Systems has noted how responsive faculty have been to student needs through innovative curricula, flexible delivery, online courses, and expanded scholarship programs.

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If only I remember image

May 6, 2020

Students develop Alzheimer’s video game

Nursing homes aren’t your average setting for a video game, but Dakota State student Gabriel Simao and his friends aren’t creating an average video game.

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Excited student graduate and a professor of Dakota State University

May 5, 2020

DSU Spring Commencement to be held October 4

The rescheduled Spring 2020 Commencement at Dakota State University is planned for Sunday, October 4, during the university’s Homecoming weekend. The original May 9 commencement was postponed in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Both spring and summer graduates will be recognized at the ceremony.

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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

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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April 29, 2020

New website shares stories of the fall 2019 Madison flood

For their Publishing for New Media class, four Dakota State students wanted to create a project of value for the community of Dakota State and Madison. After a brainstorming session, they decided to make a website featuring stories from the fall 2019 flood in Madison.

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April 28, 2020

Faculty awards announced

Four Dakota State faculty members are being recognized through awards.

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April 27, 2020

DSU offering short webinars on virtual teaching

College of Business offering three 12-minute Zoom sessions

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Mary Simmons '23, Cyber Operations (BS)

April 26, 2020

Mary Simmons

When Mary Simmons chose to study cyber, she started researching different cyber schools. Dakota State came up as one of the top in the nation. The programs at DSU are innovative and cutting-edge.

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April 24, 2020

DSU announces hiring of two new deans

Engebretson takes helm of Beacom College, Kenley new dean of A&S

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April 23, 2020

DSU student teachers adjust to teaching online

DSU student teachers continue to make an impact in their classrooms, despite the COVID-19 pandemic that has required schools to transition to online learning.

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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).

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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.

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kids on virtual classroom

April 9, 2020

The Pandemic's 'silver lining'

CybHER launches YouTube Learning Channel to teach cybersecurity. These programs will have more hands-on activities for students. Viewers can subscribe to the channel for free. 

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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

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Zach Wilson

April 8, 2020

DSU alum and instructor shares experience

Zach Wilson graduated from Dakota State’s respiratory care program in 2015. Now he’s an instructor for the program, along with working for Sanford Health in their respiratory care department and as a flight team member.

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April 7, 2020

Business plan competition winners announced

Three winners from South Dakota schools have been selected in the DSU Business Plan Competition high school division.

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April 6, 2020

DSU classes to remain online through summer term

Dakota State University’s summer courses will be offered online for Summer 2020. On April 6, the South Dakota Board of Regents announced all public university instruction will continue to use this delivery method through the summer academic term. This does not significantly alter DSU’s term, as the university traditionally holds very few on-campus courses during the summer.

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April 1, 2020

Regents Make No Changes in Tuition and Fees for Coming Year

The South Dakota Board of Regents agreed today to maintain its existing tuition and mandatory fees for the next academic year.

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Jacob Garza

March 26, 2020

Jacob Garza

Jacob Garza set out on his college journey with one thing in mind – find a computer science program that was amongst the top in the nation, to compliment his passion for the rapidly growing field.

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March 25, 2020

DSU Athletics Hall of Fame banquet cancelled for 2020

Dakota State University has cancelled the 2020 Athletics Hall of Fame banquet, scheduled for June 6.

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March 24, 2020

2020 Spring semester goes online-only

The South Dakota Board of Regents has determined all South Dakota public universities will transition to spring classes online for the duration of the semester and postpone graduation until further notice, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Lindsey Vogl

March 19, 2020

Opportunities Everywhere

Lindsey Vogl chose DSU's professional accounting degree as her major has reinforced the lesson that “you can find opportunities everywhere” and she’s ready to take that lesson out into the world.

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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.

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March 16, 2020

DSU moves to online-only for remainder of spring semester

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.

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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.

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Mason Wieman

March 16, 2020

Mason Wieman

No other campuses have a Digital Arts and Design program like DSU’s. The major offers four specializations, so Mason Wieman choose to study digital sound design, and “I’m loving it so far.”

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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 11, 2020

High school finalists selected for 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.

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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.

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March 5, 2020

Miss America comes to DSU

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.

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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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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.

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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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Carl Petersen

February 24, 2020

Carl Petersen

Coming home will be the best thing a Dakota State University education can provide for Carl Petersen. The DSU senior intends to develop a game design studio on the South Dakota reservation where he grew up.

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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. 

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February 18, 2020

Theatre club awared for 'Frankenstein' production

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 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. 

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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

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February 11, 2020

DSU 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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Alexis VanderWilt

February 10, 2020

Alexis VanderWilt

Alexis VanderWilt is a junior at Dakota State, double majoring in computer science and math for information systems, with a minor in Spanish.

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February 6, 2020

DSU students 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. 

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

colorful squares and feather

January 27, 2020

Scholarship need is focus of 2020 DSU Gala

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

Tags: Academics

January 27, 2020

DSU hosting Global Game Jam site

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

Tags: The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

January 24, 2020

Gunderson’s donates to Dakota State athletics

Gift to Trojans Unite will help keep programs competitive

Tags: Athletics

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.

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

January 23, 2020

Sewell contributes 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.”

Tags: College of Arts and Sciences

shelf of books

January 22, 2020

SD writers’ series coming to DSU

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

Tags: Academics College of Arts and Sciences

Gallery image with poem

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.

Tags: Academics College of Arts and Sciences

January 7, 2020

Andrea Thompson named associate dean

Andrea Thompson, former Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, has been named to a new position at Dakota State University.

Tags: The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

Kayla Mentele

January 1, 2020

Kayla Mentele

Homey environment. Great education. Financial value. These are some of the reasons Kayla Mentele chose to attend Dakota State University, not far from her home in Salem, S.D.

Tags: Stories College of Business and Information Systems Academics

poverty simulation

December 20, 2019

Students engage in poverty simulation

Dakota State level III education students participated in a simulation that exposed the future teachers to what it’s like for families living at or below the poverty line.

Tags: College of Education

Andrew Kramer

December 19, 2019

Andrew Kramer

Andrew Kramer says transfer students should “use your time wisely…to be active and make new friends.” The two-time DSU alum has stayed on in Madison to teach in The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences.

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

December 19, 2019

Simone Esters wins Miss America writing competition

Beacom College scholarship focuses on women and STEM

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December 16, 2019

Romero places in photo contests

Wendy Romero, associate professor of art and design/DAD program coordinator, earned sixth and 12th place in two photo contests through ViewBug, an online photography community that hosts photo competitions.

Tags: College of Arts and Sciences

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.

Tags: Admissions

December 10, 2019

Dave Link is fall commencement speaker at DSU

International student speaking for graduates

Tags: Academics

Tom Farrell

December 3, 2019

Tom Farrell

Tom Farrell has always been willing to try new opportunities, a characteristic which has led him to a 49-year career teaching at Dakota State.

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Recently DSU had a guest speaker, Nick Podhradsky, senior vice president of sales and support at SBS CyberSecurity.

November 27, 2019

Cyber Leadership and Intelligence

Recently DSU had a guest speaker, Nick Podhradsky, senior vice president of sales and support at SBS CyberSecurity. Podhradsky offered insight into careers in cybersecurity. He spoke about data breaches, hacking, phishing, and other cybersecurity related concerns in today’s world. He also spoke of the importance of various soft skills, like communication necessary to work in the cyber field.

Tags: College of Arts and Sciences

November 26, 2019

Nelson’s poetry chapbook available for purchase

John Nelson’s poetry chapbook “West River” won the South Dakota Poetry Society’s Chapbook contest this year and is now available for purchase.

Tags: College of Arts and Sciences

November 22, 2019

Kettani publishes book about World Muslim Population

Book is first of its kind research

Tags: Academics

November 21, 2019

3D art students create Pelican Project

Dakota State 3D art students created wire and paper mâché pelicans that are currently on display at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Visitors Center through Friday, Dec. 6.

Tags: College of Arts and Sciences

November 19, 2019

'the decline of the novel'

A lifetime of reading has led Dr. Joseph Bottum to create his sixth authored book, "The Decline of the Novel."

Tags: College of Arts and Sciences

November 19, 2019

Female gamers hope to inspire future generations

Liz Gwaltney and Morgan Garber grew up playing video and computer games. Today they’re competing as members of Dakota State’s esports program.

Tags: Athletics

November 12, 2019

Ph.D students present papers at international conferences

Two Ph.D. cyber operations students had papers published and presented at international conferences.

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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.

Tags: Admissions

November 6, 2019

Summer internships produce professional successes

Summer internships teach students a lot about what they want to do for a career, said Collin Rumpca, a Dakota State computer science student from Aberdeen, S.D.

Tags: Academics

November 5, 2019

March planned to create awareness of veteran suicides

Jacob Schaefers, a Marine Corps veteran, is one of those 135 who has been personally affected by suicide. He knew two fellow Marines who have committed suicide.

Tags: The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

Alexis VanderWilt

November 4, 2019

VanderWilt sees how questions can ‘change the world’

The DSU senior has been asking research questions ever since she came to Dakota State University from her hometown of Mitchell, S.D. The answers to some of those questions earned her the opportunity to attend the 7th Heidelberg Laureate Forum this September in Germany.

Tags: The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

October 30, 2019

Grad Studies celebrates 20 years

Dakota State University is celebrating 20 years of Graduate Studies this fall.

Tags: Academics

rocket launch

October 29, 2019

Maloney certified in high power rocketry

Dr. James Maloney, assistant professor of physics and advisor of the Space Club, launched a high-powered certification rocket in Dixon, Neb. in October.

Tags: College of Arts and Sciences

October 29, 2019

DSU takes top spots in programming competition

It’s not only technical skills that are needed for cyber competitions. Teamwork and communication are also necessary skills for success.

Tags: The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

October 24, 2019

Meyer chosen for SD Change Network Cohort

Casualene Meyer, DSU adjunct instructor in the English department, was one of 17 changemakers selected to South Dakota Change Network’s 2019 cohort.

Tags: College of Arts and Sciences

Northern Plain Games

October 16, 2019

Petersen to debut “Tipi Kaga” at imagineNATIVE Festival

Computer game born from Dreamstarter grant

Tags: The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

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’

Tags: Admissions

October 9, 2019

Podhradsky keynote speaker at OSMOSIS conference

Will address passions of digital forensics, women leading in cyber

Tags: The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

October 3, 2019

Student Groups from DSU Recognized for Excellence

The South Dakota Board of Regents recognized student organizations from Dakota State University for excellence in academic, community, and organizational work.

Tags: Academics

Subject 99

October 2, 2019

DSU student to debut feature film in Wisconsin

Maddie Whitcomb’s film “Subject 99” to premiere at Davey J’s Garage October 4

Tags: College of Arts and Sciences

Madison Cyber Labs

October 2, 2019

Madison Cyber Labs rises to challenge of cyber research

Grand opening event coincides with Board of Regents’ meeting

Tags: Academics

October 1, 2019

Increased research capacity means larger NSF grant

Projects planned in education, science, analytics

Tags: Academics

September 30, 2019

4 DSU students intern at Los Alamos National Lab

Four Dakota State students, Adam Good, Kody Everson, Trent Steen, and Collin Rumpca, spent the summer at Los Alamos National Lab (LANL) in Los Alamos, New Mexico.

Tags: The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

Seema Bhandari

September 26, 2019

DSU student attends Grace Hopper celebration

Bhandari awarded scholarship to attend women in computing conference

Tags: College of Business and Information Systems

Dr. Ashley Podhradsky and Trevor Jones

September 9, 2019

Inaugural cyber day on the hill

The Democratic Digital Communications Staff Association in partnership with the Congressional Tech Staff Association and Senate Systems Administrator Association Board held the first annual Cyber Day on the Hill.

Tags: The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences Academics

September 9, 2019

Miller completes WCET/SAN credential exam

Annette Miller wanted to rise up and challenge herself, so signed up to take the credential examination from the professional organization State Authorization Network (SAN).

Tags: College of Arts and Sciences College of Education College of Business and Information Systems

September 9, 2019

Podhradsky selected IF/THEN Ambassador

Dr. Ashley Podhradsky, associate dean of The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences, and associate professor of information assurance and forensics, has been selected one of the 125 AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) IF/THEN® Ambassadors.

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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

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August 16, 2019

DSU respiratory program receives credentialing award

Dakota State University’s respiratory care program received a credentialing award in Ft. Lauderdale, Flor. from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) in July.

Tags: Academics College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Bramwell Brizendine, assistant professor of computer and cyber sciences

July 31, 2019

DSU professor to speak at DEF CON

Dr. Bramwell Brizendine, assistant professor of computer and cyber sciences, has been selected to speak at DEF CON 27 August 8-11 in Las Vegas.

Tags: Academics The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

July 22, 2019

Weidler places first at National Leadership Conference

Five of six Dakota State competitors placed in top 10

Tags: College of Business and Information Systems

July 2, 2019

Rocket Girls to learn cyber at Kennedy Space Center

Being chosen to attend the 2019 Rocket Girls camp was “a dream come true” for Destiny Thunder.

Tags: The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

June 25, 2019

NSA representatives visit DSU cyber security camps

NSA’s GenCyber camps, to develop those interests in students of all ages. Sponsored by NSA grants, the camps are free to attendees.

Tags: The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

Esports gaming chairs

June 24, 2019

Esports coach hired at Dakota State

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

Tags: Admissions Athletics

June 13, 2019

New network will create new research opportunities

$1.46M EDA grant intended to drive job creation

Tags: Academics

June 7, 2019

Camp teaches STEAM activities to teachers

Teachers offer insight through Ignite Talks

Tags: College of Education

Fusion Center

June 4, 2019

New partnership announced to fight cybercrime

Department of Public Safety, DSU, Sioux Falls Police Department join forces

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Honors List

June 4, 2019

Dakota State 2019 Spring Honors List Released

A total of 509 full-time and 177 part-time students qualified for the President’s Academic Honors list for the 2019 spring semester at Dakota State University (DSU) in Madison, S.D.

Tags: Academics The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

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 28, 2019

Students & faculty present at conference

Papers to be presented at Midwest United States Association for Information Systems conference

Tags: College of Business and Information Systems

May 20, 2019

Moran named interim provost at DSU

Dr. James Moran has been named the interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Dakota State University. He is currently the Vice President for Accreditation and Student Success Initiatives at the University of South Dakota. Scott McKay’s resignation as provost effective June 21.

Tags: Academics

Respiratory care students

May 17, 2019

Respiratory care program receives credentialing award

Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) recognizes Dakota State program

Tags: College of Arts and Sciences

Computer and Cyber Sciences Academy

May 16, 2019

New Partnership introduces Sioux Falls Students to cyber careers

Program is first SDPaSS pathway for workforce development

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Dr. John Nelson and Dr. Stacey Berry

May 15, 2019

Discussion of digital humanities at historical society conference

Dr. John Nelson and Dr. Stacey Berry shared a presentation on digital humanities at the South Dakota Historical Society History Conference at the end of April. Digital humanities is the practice of utilizing computational tools in the humanities and social sciences.

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

May 14, 2019

Honors student wins poster award at conference

Poster featured growth through failure

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May 13, 2019

Bottom co-authors award-winning children's book

“The World is Awake” to be celebrated at New York City gala May 23

Tags: Academics

May 10, 2019

National society of leadership inducts students

DSU chapter inducts 33 new members

Tags: Academics

Donna Fawbush - 40 year employee

May 9, 2019

2019 DSU Employee Longevity Reception

Dakota State recognized 34 employees with a combined 730 years of service at the recent Longevity Reception.

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Cynthia Hetherington

May 9, 2019

Cynthia Hetherington Named 2019 CybHER Warrior

The annual award honors a leading woman in the field of cybersecurity to recognize her tireless devotion, extraordinary accomplishments, selfless leadership, and exceptional contributions to cybersecurity.

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Thirteen students and three faculty are attending and volunteering the 10th annual Hack in the Box (HITB) Conference

May 7, 2019

World conference teaches students security and culture

Thirteen students and three faculty are attending and volunteering as part of the core team at the 10th annual Hack in the Box (HITB) Conference held May 9-11 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. There are six on-campus and seven online students, from the undergraduate to doctoral level.

Tags: The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

Jack Donovan, Layne Meyers, and Janell Healy

May 2, 2019

Hiawatha insane asylum history preservation

Students assist in digitization of records

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

May 1, 2019

General Beadle grads honored in may ceremony

The Class of 1969, the final graduating class from General Beadle State College, will celebrate their 50-year anniversary of graduation in May.

Tags: Academics

Nelofar Sultan

May 1, 2019

Student leader accomplishes a great deal in a short time

New graduate hopes to continue impacting people in the world

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Dr. Mike Roach, Ethan Johanneson, and Dr. Pete Hoesing

April 30, 2019

Freshman wins first place in DSU business plan competition

Ethan Johanneson, a freshman computer science major from Kaylor, S.D., won first place in the Dakota State University business plan competition, earning $1,000 for the idea.

Tags: Academics

April 26, 2019

NSA leader is DSU’s spring commencement speaker

Science Steve named distinguished alumnus for May 4 ceremony

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students from DSU

April 24, 2019

Life experience prompts grad student to study cyber

Thuy Lam wins poster session award at international conference

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Harry Potter animation

April 23, 2019

Students animate for the SD symphony

Work was projected during “The Magical Music of Harry Potter” shows

Tags: College of Arts and Sciences

April 22, 2019

Juntunen to advocate for science on Capitol Hill

DSU senior’s research chosen for CUR poster session

Tags: Academics The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

April 22, 2019

NASA astrobiologist to visit Dakota State

Public invited to April 24 presentation: “Searching for Signs of Life and its Origin on Other Planets.”

Tags: Academics

April 18, 2019

DSU students compete at national leadership conference

Conference will take place in San Antonio, Texas June 24-27

Tags: Academics

April 18, 2019

DSU event to consider publishing in the digital era

Panel discussion to be held on April 24

Tags: Academics

April 17, 2019

DSU students volunteer with traveling Broadway production

DSU Theater performing “Laramie Project” April 28

Tags: Admissions

KAPPA SIGMA IOTA

April 17, 2019

2019 Honors Banquet

Dakota State University held its annual Honors Banquet Monday, April 15, 2019, at Dakota Prairie Playhouse in Madison, S.D.

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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.

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

April 16, 2019

DSU students take top spots at NDSU cyber conference

Twenty-six Dakota State students took a road trip to North Dakota State University April 5, and swept the top spots in the cyber security competition.

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Beacom Institute of Technology

April 15, 2019

Collaboration helps solve real-life tech bug

When an unexpected technology issue cropped up in a cybersecurity class at Dakota State University this semester, four people at the university worked together to help identify it, report it, and get it fixed.

Tags: The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

facuty and student in racks

April 4, 2019

DSU advances plans for cyber defense Ph.D program

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

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

students at computers

April 4, 2019

DSU team takes experience to CCDC nationals

Communication skills also essential

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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 2, 2019

Practical applications mean STEM research is critical

NSB chair Souvaine keynote speaker at research symposium

Tags: Academics

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”.

Tags: Admissions Academics

March 26, 2019

Dana Sikkila is featured in first bank and trust gallery

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

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DSU students attending International English Convention

March 25, 2019

DSU students attending International English Convention

Two students will be presenting papers at event

Tags: Academics

March 20, 2019

Katie Shuck nominated for tribute to women award

Katie Shuck, a cyber operations and cryptography student at Dakota State University, is among 74 women, men and businesses nominated for the 46th Tribute to Women celebration.

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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

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

clyde brashier

March 18, 2019

Clyde Brashier inducted to Academic hall of fame

Public invited to March 26 ceremony

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March 18, 2019

Giving back

At Dakota State University we’re more than technology. We’re a university who takes pride in our campus, students, and local community. We always search for ways to lend a helping hand.

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postcards for sale

March 15, 2019

Art students raise money for madison animal shelter

Art students will sell 2-D and 3-D art at Sundog Coffee

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March 15, 2019

Jon Schaff to lecture on computing politics at DSU

Political theorist’s visit is part of DSU Classics Institute lecture series

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student researchers

February 27, 2019

Cyber Operations majors to present research to legislators

Legislators, college students, and the public can all benefit from an event being held Feb. 28 at the State Capitol Rotunda in Pierre.

Tags: Academics The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

February 19, 2019

Research grant creates cyber education pipeline

REU grant for cyber research awarded to DSU professors

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February 12, 2019

Gamification helps train future teachers

DSU students are requesting postcards for classroom challenge

Tags: College of Education

Frankenstein play

February 11, 2019

From science fiction to reality DSU modernizes Frankenstein

Student look at ethics in a quickly advancing technological world

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Lucas Leinen

February 11, 2019

Leinen’s research published in international journal

Lead authorship in prominent scientific journals is rare as undergrad

Tags: Academics

February 3, 2019

DSU student achieves top rank in cyber competition

Stratton wanted to ‘learn something new’ at NCL event

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January 31, 2019

Global Game Jam provides fun lessons in creativity

DSU students, alumni learn new skills during Global Game Jam

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

January 21, 2019

Faculty selected for SD Governor’s Art Exhibition

Angela Behrends, Tom Jones, and Tim Orme each have artwork included in the South Dakota Governor’s 8th Biennial Art Exhibition.

Tags: College of Arts and Sciences

Sioux Falls Pride Gala

January 17, 2019

The Alliance recognized at Sioux Falls Pride Gala

DSU student club awarded funds by Sioux Falls Pride

Tags: Admissions

First Bank and Trust Dakota State Art Gallery

January 13, 2019

First Bank and Trust Dakota State Art Gallery reopens

There will be an opening reception in the gallery, Wednesday, January 16 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Tags: Academics

honors list

January 13, 2019

Dakota State 2018 Fall Honors List Released

A total of 595 full-time and 202 part-time students qualified for the President’s Academic Honors list for the 2018 fall semester at Dakota State University (DSU) in Madison, S.D.

Tags: Academics The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

January 6, 2019

Campus Watch program begins January 8 at DSU

Safety/security program offers evening hours assistance

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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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December 19, 2018

Dr. Ben Jones appointed Interim Secretary of Education

Dr. Ben Jones, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Dakota State University, has been appointed Interim Secretary of Education for the state of South Dakota by Governor-elect Kristi Noem.

Tags: College of Arts and Sciences

Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL)

December 17, 2018

Successful faculty development events to continue in spring

Established by the administration beginning in the 2018-19 school year, CTL events offer opportunities for faculty to learn instructional strategies that support student learning.

Tags: Academics

College of Education faculty speaks with KSFY reporter

December 17, 2018

College of Education on KSFY

KSFY visited with our College of Education faculty about technology and teaching practices.

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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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Dr. Kevin Smith operates Dewey

December 9, 2018

Robot offers new learning, teaching opportunities at DSU

Dakota State University College of Education has a new team member, Dewey, a robot. Dewey will assist faculty and students in a variety of ways.

Tags: College of Education

December 5, 2018

SD Consumer Protection partners with DSU

New students from adjacent states will soon experience the South Dakota Advantage, a tuition program that state public universities will offer, starting next summer, to new freshmen and new transfer students from six surrounding states.

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December 4, 2018

Students offered SD tuition advantage

South Dakota Advantage, offers new freshmen students and new transfer students from Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, and Colorado a tuition rate equivalent to the resident undergraduate rate set at each South Dakota public university.

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

December 3, 2018

Students start conversations with World Languages Club

Three cyber operations majors, Racquel Meyer, Fischer Nordin, and Sascha Walker, started the DSU World Languages Club this fall for people interested in world languages.

Tags: Academics

December 2, 2018

Bob Sutton chosen as DSU’s fall commencement speaker

Ceremony will be held on December 8

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November 28, 2018

Spoke workshop teaches inclusion through communication

Event is Berry’s SD Change Network project

Tags: Academics

November 27, 2018

SBS and CEO sponsor women in cyber security

New $30K scholarship endowment will benefit gender diversity

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DSU Cricket team

November 25, 2018

Cricket Club provides life balance for grad students

Tags: Academics

November 19, 2018

DSU to partner with native language institute

Students to create videos about Dakotah language

Tags: Academics

Thankful

November 18, 2018

Respiratory professor saves a life

Resuscitates man in coffee shop

Tags: Admissions

2019 Best for Vets Military Times

November 15, 2018

DSU ranked #29 Best for Vets college in nation

Support for military students comes from programs, staff, community

Tags: Academics The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

November 7, 2018

Virtual classroom preps students for teaching

Students learn classroom management

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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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November 2, 2018

Madison, S.D. hopes to be model city with 5G

City provides incentives to benefit small cell technology

Tags: Academics

2017 Nanocon

November 2, 2018

16th Annual Nanocon November 9-11

In its 16th year, Dakota State University gaming club’s gaming convention, Nanocon, is still going strong. The event will take place the weekend of Nov. 9-11 and is free and open to the public.

Tags: Academics The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences College of Arts and Sciences

October 31, 2018

IDiG to examine future of game design

This year’s theme is “the Future of Game Design,” and will feature four presentations on topics like ontology and indigenous futurisms.

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October 29, 2018

Programmers take top spots at Digi-Key competition

Teams win prize money for The Beacom College

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Safety forum

October 25, 2018

Safety questions answered in campus forum

Student AAUW chapter hosted question and answer event

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October 25, 2018

DSU to host the 2018 British National Debate Team

Dakota State University will host the 2018 British Debate Team on Thursday, November 1 at 7 p.m. in the Tunheim Classroom Building (TCB) auditorium.

Tags: Academics The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

Corben Leo (left) and Jarod Keene

October 24, 2018

Students score at Bug Bounty competition

Web system knowledge helps find vulnerabilities

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group of students

October 23, 2018

Pen testing team qualifies for national competition

Communications skills equally important as tech skills

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three DSU senior science majors

October 22, 2018

Undergrads co-author scientific journal article

The research efforts of most undergraduate science majors are often noted with a passing mention in scientific journal articles, said Hope Juntunen, a Dakota State University senior majoring in physical and biological sciences.

Tags: Academics

October 19, 2018

Theater productions director receives award

Emily Firman Pieper, speech instructor and director of theater productions at DSU, has been named as one of 20 South Dakota Change Network Award recipients this year.

Tags: College of Arts and Sciences

October 18, 2018

Karl E. Mundt Oral Interpretation Tournament

The 36th annual Karl E. Mundt Dakota Invitational Oral Interpretation Tournament will be held at Dakota State University in Madison, S.D.

Tags: College of Arts and Sciences

Vietnam combat artist James Pollock

October 16, 2018

James Pollock visits DSU

Students, public invited to Oct. 23 event with South Dakota artist

Tags: College of Arts and Sciences

Esports Club offers fall gaming events

October 11, 2018

Esports Club offers fall gaming events

DSU’s Esports Club is taking their gaming to the next level. This fall the relatively new Esports Club became an official Tespa affiliate. Tespa is a network of college clubs focused on gaming culture and esports competitions.

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October 10, 2018

DPS secretary Trevor Jones to join MadLabs DigForCE

Trevor Jones, the South Dakota Cabinet Secretary for the Department of Public Safety (DPS), will be joining Dakota State University as part of the Madison Cyber Labs digital forensics, or DigForCE, lab.

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Elementary Education now offered online

October 9, 2018

DSU offers first in state online el ed degree

DSU also adding minor in English language learner

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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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October 2, 2018

DSU cyber defense team snags second in competition

40 teams from North America participate in eSentinel event

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September 27, 2018

Podhradsky named associate dean at DSU

Will also continue as New America Fellow

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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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2018 Fall Enrollment

September 20, 2018

DSU reports enrollment growth 18 out of last 20 years

Total enrollment now almost 3,400

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September 17, 2018

From talking like a pirate to teaching like one

DSU uses “Teach Like a PIRATE,” to prepare future DSU student teachers.

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September 14, 2018

Finding inspiration at Grace Hopper conference

Pokorney, Opoku-Boateng first DSU students to attend

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September 12, 2018

Year-long learning takes place in CyberPatriot clubs

DSU professor looks to start more K-12 student clubs

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Criddle, Liester first to receive scholarships

September 11, 2018

CybHER program provides first scholarships to DSU students

For the past five years, the CybHER outreach program at Dakota State University has empowered, motivated, and educated over 10,000 girls interested in cybersecurity, girls in the Madison area and beyond.

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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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Vaughan Hennen, Dr. Stacey Berry, and Dr. Dale Droge

September 10, 2018

Themes from Frankenstein’s monster transcend the times

Dakota State faculty invited to inspire conversations with Mary Shelley’s 200-year-old classic

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DSU Commencement

August 22, 2018

New data show DSU placement at 99 percent

Some majors report 100 percent placement in job or grad school

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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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August 3, 2018

DSU offices closed August 13

Closed from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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August 2, 2018

Heartland Technology Center to house DSU research projects

Research projects at Dakota State University are ambitious, to say the least. In fact, some are moving forward so fast that researchers can’t wait for next fall’s completion of the university’s new research and development center, the Madison Cyber Labs (MadLabs).

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July 23, 2018

Students chosen for thinkcyber fellowship program

DSU’s Keene, Sampson are next generation of ethical hackers

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NASA downlink at DSU

July 17, 2018

International Space Station Q&A at DSU

Watch the livestream link on NASA TV

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July 11, 2018

DSU announces 2018-2019 CyberCorps Scholars

Fourteen Dakota State University students have been named CyberCorps scholars for 2018-2019.

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June 28, 2018

Regents honor Dakota State student groups

Three groups honored

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June 6, 2018

DSU president joins white house STEM education summit

José-Marie Griffiths, president of Dakota State University, was recently invited to attend the first-of-its-kind State-Federal Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education Summit hosted by The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) on June 25-26, 2018, in Washington, D.C.

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June 5, 2018

Online cyber competition creates opportunity for teamwork

DSU team takes 3rd in National Cyber League competition. “People can't solve everything by themselves,” said Dakota State University Leron Gray. That’s why a team is important, said Gray, a DSU online student from San Antonio, Texas. He and four teammates learned this important teamwork lesson by participating in the National Cyber League (NCL) competition this spring.

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June 1, 2018

Heather Wilson speaks at Gencyber camp

On June 26, Secretary of the U.S. Air Force Heather Wilson will be on the campus of Dakota State University to deliver a speech to the 125 middle school age girls attending GenCyber Girls camp.

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Heather Wilson

May 31, 2018

U.S Air force secretary speak in rapid city

Secretary of the U.S. Air Force Heather Wilson will deliver a major lecture in Rapid City on June 25. Sponsored by the Classics Institute at Dakota State University, the secretary will speak on “Computers and War”— examining the changes brought to warfare by the technology revolution.

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May 25, 2018

2018 Spring Honors list released

Dakota State 2018 Spring Honors list released

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Map of Iceland

May 24, 2018

Northern lights make next international trip

Iceland is destination for March 2019

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DSU professor with Girl Scouts

May 23, 2018

Number of women on the rise in DSU’s Beacom College

296% hike in number of female students since 2013

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May 17, 2018

Conference helps students network in global game market

DSU gamers win GDC narrative competition

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Erin Newbury

May 16, 2018

Newbury chosen for Rochester Institute research internship

Information systems blends programming, people skills

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May 15, 2018

DSU education profs receive professional honors

Two Dakota State University education professors have been honored by professional organizations.

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CybHER event

May 15, 2018

Role models important for cyber learners

‘You can’t be what you can’t see’

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May 11, 2018

grant helps sponsor virtual classroom

Dakota State University has received a $3,500 South Dakota Fund grant award from the South Dakota Community Foundation (SDCF).

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2018 DSU CDC team members

May 10, 2018

DSU team places 7th at Argonne Labs competition

The DSU CDC (Cyber Defense Competition) team, placed seventh out of 29 teams at a national competition held April 6 and 7.

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2018 DSU CCDC Team

May 10, 2018

DSU cyber defense team places 3rd at national competition

Exercises are ‘real-world scenarios’

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May 9, 2018

"OK" for new cyber leadership degree means new specializations

The South Dakota Board of Regents has approved a new degree program at Dakota State University.

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BACK2BACK Goldwater Scholars, Hope Juntunen and Vaille Swenson

May 9, 2018

Back2Back Goldwater Scholars

Small school, big science at DSU

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newest inductees into the DSU chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success

May 7, 2018

Students inducted in National Society of Leadership and Success

DSU chapter inducts 31 new members

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newly inducted member of DSU’s Delta Mu Delta

May 7, 2018

Delta Mu Delta inducts three new members

An international business honor society, Delta Mu Delta recognizes and encourages the academic excellence of students at qualifying colleges and universities.

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30 year employees

May 7, 2018

2018 DSU Employee Longevity Reception

Six and a half centuries – that’s how many years of experience DSU recognized at the recent Longevity Reception.

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South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard

April 30, 2018

Dennis Daugaard is DSU’s spring commencement speaker

USF president Bradfield named Distinguished Alumnus

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Faculty champion for the Sanford Harmony program

April 26, 2018

Sanford Inspire, Harmony adopted by DSU College of Ed

The programs are operated through a partnership with National University System (NUS) in California, which provides the materials for Inspire and Harmony free of charge.

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STUDENT EMPLOYEES of the year for 2018 are: Hunter Cockrell (left), Sara Erickson, and Tavyn Hallan.

April 20, 2018

2018 Honors Banquet

Dakota State University held its annual Honors Banquet Monday, April 16, at Dakota Prairie Playhouse in Madison, S.D.

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FouDr. Ashley Podhradsky (back left), Dr. Pam Rowland; Dr. Gabe Mydland (front left) and Dr. Kevin Smith.

April 20, 2018

Four DSU faculty honored at annual banquet

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April 17, 2018

DSU to host discussion on digitized libraries

Total access creates worrisome issues for librarians, users

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April 16, 2018

DSU STEM Institute re-invented to focus on space science

Program adds year-long activities and cross-disciplinary outreach

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Dr. David O’Sullivan, the EU Ambassador to the United States

April 13, 2018

European Union Ambassador to U.S. visits DSU

David O’Sullivan meets with faculty, students, community members

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DSU Day of Service

April 12, 2018

DSU Day of Service planned for April 25

Food drive held in conjunction with event

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Vaille Swenson

April 11, 2018

Swenson named Goldwater Scholar

Science major is DSU’s second scholar in two years

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Sam Beinlich (center) and Kennedi Ford (right) are students of Dr. Stacey Berry (left)

April 9, 2018

Beinlich, Ford to speak at UNL ‘Shaping the Future’ forum

Dakota State University students Sam Beinlich and Kennedi Ford have been selected to give presentations at the 2018 Forum on Digital Humanities at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on April 13, 2018.

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March 30, 2018

DSU brings autism awareness with new program

“Don’t look at autism as a disability,” Megan Roddie told employers, faculty and students at the 2018 Dakota Con. “Focus on the assets their neurodiversity brings to the company.”

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students created travel guide

March 28, 2018

DSU students create Madison travel guide

‘36 Hours in Madison’ mimics New York Times series

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DakotaCon 2017

March 21, 2018

2018 DakotaCon brings in new speakers, training sessions

Twelve collegiate student teams from across the region will test their cybersecurity knowledge by building, protecting, and maintaining a realistic network and operations environment.

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March 15, 2018

DSU researchers find success locally, nationally

“High quality research opportunities are flourishing at both the graduate and undergraduate levels at Dakota State University,” said DSU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Scott McKay.

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Dr. Griffiths and Tammy Miller

February 25, 2018

Workforce development alliance is a 'win' for all

Madison Regional Health first to partner with the university

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February 25, 2018

Swenson represents DSU at state capitol poster session

South Dakota colleges and universities sent 12 outstanding undergraduate student researchers to the State Capitol on Feb. 26 to share their research work with lawmakers and the public. Vaille A. Swenson, a senior biology for information systems major from Nederland, Colo., represented Dakota State University.

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February 19, 2018

ECET2 conference to celebrate teacher leadership

“Of all the hard jobs around, one of the hardest is being a good teacher,” said Maggie Gallagher, an American writer.

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February 15, 2018

'the toughest major you'll ever love'

It’s not all fun and games for students in the computer game design program at Dakota State University. It’s also hard work, said Aaron Curry, a senior computer game design major from Cosmos, Minn.

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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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February 8, 2018

Cyber-ethicist discuss technology's threat to humans

“When technology goes wrong it can go catastrophically wrong,” said Dr. Joseph Bottum, associate professor of philosophy at Dakota State University.

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DSU cybersecurity students

February 7, 2018

DSU named #3 cybersecurity school by ‘Military Times’

Dakota State University has been ranked as one of the 10 best cybersecurity programs in the nation for veterans and military students. Dakota State placed third out of the more than 600 colleges and universities that participated in a 2018 “Military Times” survey.

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February 6, 2018

Schroeder wins honors at brookings arts contest

“Life is beautiful, and photography can capture that beauty,” said Dakota State University student Emily Schroeder. “Just one photo can capture a thousand words.”

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February 6, 2018

DSU to host French Film Festival

“Students at DSU love their technology, but they really want that traditional liberal arts experience as well,” said Dr. Susan Conover, professor of speech at Dakota State University.

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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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January 28, 2018

Denny Sanford gift will benefit DSU students

Future Dakota State University students will benefit from a recent donation made by well-known philanthropist Denny Sanford.

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January 7, 2018

Dakota State 2017 Fall Honors List Released

A total of 504 full-time and 192 part-time students qualified for the President’s Academic Honors list for the 2017 fall semester at Dakota State University (DSU) in Madison, S.D.

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SDPaSS

December 17, 2017

New community partnership will spur workforce development

SDPaSS program announced Dec. 18

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December 13, 2017

DSU students present at Sigma Tau Delta conference

DSU students chosen to present at Sigma Tau Delta conference

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shooting a rocket down the halls of the Kennedy Center

November 21, 2017

Poetry added to DSU, St. Thomas STEM collaboration

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2018 Military Times Best Colleges

November 21, 2017

Dakota State receives Military Times Best distinction

This is the first year DSU has been included on the Military Times’ list.

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November 16, 2017

DeVries, Meyer inducted into Delta Mu Delta

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November 13, 2017

New DSU writing center goes old school

Beadle Hall writing center now open

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cyber operations team from DSU

November 12, 2017

DSU team takes the offense at national cyber competition

Dakota State University cyber students have a long history of success competing in regional and national defensive cyber competitions.

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cyber operations team from DSU

November 7, 2017

DSU team wins at regional, national cyber competition

A team of DSU students participated in a defensive competition, the Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition (CPTC).

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November 5, 2017

Area HR directors form collaborative group

All human resources (HR) managers in the Madison area report they are facing the same problem -- not enough workers to fill job openings.

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October 30, 2017

Industry advisory board reaches five-year mark

Collaboration benefits DSU, businesses alike

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October 26, 2017

Business students win recognition at national conference

DSU business students win recognition at national conference

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AAUW at DSU

October 24, 2017

Dakota State students to start AAUW student chapter

Two women inspired at NCCWSL conference

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October 18, 2017

Karl E. Mundt Oral Interpretation Tournament

The 35th annual Karl E. Mundt Dakota Invitational Oral Interpretation Tournament will be held at Dakota State University in Madison, S.D.

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Virtual Avatar Learning Experiencem (VALE)

October 16, 2017

Virtual learning brings classroom management to life

DSU is the only institution in the state to offer a new technology to help train student teachers. It is called Virtual Avatar Learning Experience, or VALE.

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October 10, 2017

Berry chosen for SD Change Network cohort

DSU professor hopes to learn effective ways to create change through Bush Foundation group

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October 4, 2017

Dakota State Student Organizations Earn Recognition

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October 2, 2017

DSU’s CLASSICS Institute director begins dialogue on cyber-ethics

Joseph Bottum discusses current events and the Internet with local, international media

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October 2, 2017

National Health IT Week is October 2-6

October 2-6 is National Health IT Week, a time set aside to focus on the benefits health information technology can bring to U.S. healthcare.

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September 28, 2017

7th biennial art exhibition makes last stop in sioux falls

3 DSU professors’ works included

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September 20, 2017

Dakota State’s enrollment numbers on the rise

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August 18, 2017

DSU physics professor to host solar eclipse event

Public welcome at noon program on August 21

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August 15, 2017

DSU professors fill niche with cyber training center

Wayne Pauli, Yong Wang receive 3-year NSF grant

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Awards for Chase Lucas from C2C

August 3, 2017

Lucas shows ‘fighting spirit’ at C2C cyber competition

DSU student wins awards at international competition

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August 1, 2017

Historic celebration for Beacom institute of technology

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

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July 25, 2017

KSFY to broadcast from DSU, Madison on Miracle Treat Day

One Day Getaway shows set for July 27

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July 21, 2017

DSU student to compete in international cyber competition

Chase Lucas part of 2017 C2C at Univ. of Cambridge

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Bike donations accepted for Trojan Transit

July 14, 2017

New DSU bike fleet will give students accessibility

Bike donations accepted for Trojan Transit

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repeat GenCyber students

July 12, 2017

Passion draws repeat GenCyber students

Need for technology camps will be unending

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DSU cyber designations renewed until 2022

July 6, 2017

DSU cyber designations renewed until 2022

Three of Dakota State University’s designations as National Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) have been renewed by the National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

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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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Dacey Black with drone

June 16, 2017

Student stays on top of technology with drone certification

Dakota State University’s theme “Embrace Innovation” is something Dacey Black is taking seriously.

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DSU students help teachers during STEAM camp.

June 13, 2017

Teacher education camp builds up STEAM

DSU students expected to know technology

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David Moe

June 9, 2017

DSU hires new women’s basketball coach

Moe hired to be head women's basketball coach, Dittman to serve as full-time athletics director

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June 7, 2017

Jones to discuss book about Afghanistan on SpyCast

DSU dean making second guest appearance on Intl. Spy Museum podcast

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June 6, 2017

2017 Spring Honors list released

Dakota State 2017 Spring Honors list released

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2017-2018 Cyber Corps Scholars

May 25, 2017

DSU announces 2017-2018 CyberCorps Scholars

Twelve DSU students have been named Cyber Corps scholars for 2017-2018.

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May 24, 2017

Students win SWSIS scholarships

Awards help Plucker, Oeltjenbruns with education, networking opportunities

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Leah Bangston

May 23, 2017

Bangston named Google Women Techmakers Scholar winner

Dakota State University student Leah Bangston has been named a Google Women Techmakers Scholar for 2017.

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DSU students Thomas Lange and Vaille Swenson

May 17, 2017

Student project joins science and technology

Swenson to present at ASM conference in June

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Students using virtual reality devices

May 15, 2017

Students make a difference with VR

New equipment provided by DSU mini-grant

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DSU’s National Society of Leadership and Success chapter inducts 26 new members

May 5, 2017

National Society of leadership and success inducts 26 members

DSU's National Society of Leadership and Success inducts new members

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Security Poster Winner

May 5, 2017

Winner announced in DSU security awareness poster contest

Dakota State University’s Information Technology Services (ITS) Help Desk has announced the winner of its first security awareness poster contest, sophomore graphic design major Obatola Layiwola.

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MadLabs presentation

May 5, 2017

Lowry site best location for DSU’s proposed MadLabs

Architect presents site analysis results of six possible locations

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Delta Mu Delta

May 4, 2017

Seven new members in Delta Mu Delta

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Beadlemania 2017

May 4, 2017

DSU art students win Beadlemania awards

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DSU Service Day volunteers

May 2, 2017

Volunteers put 1,504 hours into service day

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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April 28, 2017

Lawrence is DSU spring commencement speaker

Master’s candidates to be hooded at separate ceremony

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April 28, 2017

Dakota State hires McKay as provost

Dr. Scott McKay, dean of science and engineering at Southern Arkansas University, has accepted the position of provost and vice president of academic affairs at Dakota State University.

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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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April 25, 2017

DSU to host MadLabs community forum

Community invited to May 3 meeting

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Dorine Bennett

April 25, 2017

Bennett named BIS dean at DSU

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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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Tessa Weeldreyer (left) and Alicia Karst

April 24, 2017

Student employees honored at banquet

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Hope Juntunen

April 21, 2017

Juntunen receives Goldwater Scholarship

Student is first from DSU to win the Goldwater award

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April 19, 2017

Podhradsky is EmBe’s Young Woman of Achievement

Three DSU alumnae honored at Sioux Falls ceremony

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Regental Awards

April 18, 2017

2017 Honors Banquet

Dakota State University held its annual Honors Banquet Tuesday, April 11, at Dakota Prairie Playhouse in Madison, S.D. See below for the honors recognized during the event.

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April 18, 2017

Deploying student honored at special ceremony

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Trent Steen, Christian Ries, Tyler Rau, Sam Coome, and Garrison Collier

April 11, 2017

New DSU organization hosting Startup Weekend

DSU, LAIC co-sponsoring April 21-23 event

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April 10, 2017

DSU named safest SD campus

Dakota State University has been named the safest college campus in South Dakota by the ADT affiliate YourLocalSecurity.com.

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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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April 7, 2017

DSU to host open forum with Sen. John Thune

“The Road to 5G” discussed at April 11 event

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Mark Johnston (left); Starla Stensaas; Stacy Krusemark; José-Marie Griffiths; Don King; David Overby; Kelli Whiteing

April 7, 2017

DSU awarded LAIC Growth and Achievement award

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Dominique Redlin

April 5, 2017

Local choir provides audio experience for DSU student

Madison MasterSingers have been performing concerts in the area for 29 years.

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Bean in fron to class

April 4, 2017

'Last Lecture' will be fun, just like Bean's career

DSU Honors program sponsoring Monday speech

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March 31, 2017

Conferences help faculty stay “on the right track”

Presentations, panel discussions bring career development for DSU faculty, staff

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DakotaCon 2017

March 29, 2017

Physical security featured at 2017 DakotaCon

7th annual security convention scheduled for March 31-April 2 at DSU

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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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SILENCE cast members

March 28, 2017

Tolerance the topic of DSU’s spring plays

Religion, gender highlighted with theatre productions

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March 28, 2017

Astrophysicist to speak at DSU Research Symposium

13 local research groups also presenting at poster session

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Kristian Skistad, Trent Steen, and Nathan Golen

March 23, 2017

DSU students win GDC narrative review competition

Students explain the magic of video games

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March 21, 2017

Two DSU students serve with state agriculture groups

Connection growing between ag and technology

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AAUW Smart Start

March 20, 2017

AAUW hosting salary negotiation workshop

The Smart Start salary negotiation workshop is planned for Tuesday, March 28, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Mundt Foundation, on the DSU campus.

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March 20, 2017

U of Memphis names Smith outstanding IDT doctoral student

Pi Day provides teaching moment in college math class

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Bryce Nussbaum

March 20, 2017

Nussbaum wins SDHEA’s Marcus Boesen award

When Nussbaum was at the SDHEA annual conference, he made a larger-than-life appearance on a video screen.

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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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Mary Francis

March 15, 2017

Libraries help teach evaluation of information

Francis visits Pierre to advocate for libraries

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Krispy Kremes Fundraiser

March 8, 2017

DSU photography club sells krispy kremes

Everybody loves doughnuts, everybody hates cancer

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Chef Edgar Sepulveda

March 8, 2017

First meal cooked out of the new DSU kitchen

On March 3, the Sodexo staff cooked 260 meals out of the new facility for the Friday night Gala. The annual event is a fundraiser to benefit student scholarships.

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Hailey Hansen

March 7, 2017

DSU professor’s & student’s work recognized

Freedom is what Haley Hansen enjoys about photography, to use the world and nature as a studio.

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March 5, 2017

DSU part of innovative data project with Sanford

Dakota State University researchers are among those from six Dakota universities and private institutions who will be using real-time data from Sanford Health to study patient trends.

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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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DSU students in Production for New Media interviewed area senior citizens recently.

February 26, 2017

DSU students learn old storytelling in new format

For an assignment in Publishing for New Media class, students interviewed residents at Bethel, and made an audio recording of their conversations.

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DSU film club

February 22, 2017

Pioneering film future built on groundwork of the past

DSU’s filmmaking history featured at festival, on SDPB

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DSU cyber operations major Zach Kerkaert and animation major Sabrina Simons

February 21, 2017

Sanford lab offers opportunities to DSU students

Computing opportunity, intellectual stimulation benefit of ‘Deep Talk’

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Bergen Weiland (left), a sophomore from Dell Rapids, tries her hand at picking a lock.

February 15, 2017

DSU hosts CTE ‘show & tell’ for area high school students

Camp shows teens the career work that goes with college degree

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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 12, 2017

DSU alum designs county’s new logo

Logo now on website lake.sd.gov

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February 9, 2017

Trojan Transit partners with East Dakota Transit

Students are now able to get free rides to and from campus with the local transportation service.

Tags: Academics

February 9, 2017

‘DEEP TALK’ featured at DSU

Public invited to the Feb. 15 presentation

Tags: Academics

Dennis Acuna recieves service award

February 8, 2017

DSU grad student wins service award

Dennis Acuna, a Dakota State University graduate student in information systems, has received the 2016 Doctoral Student Service Award from the Association for Information Systems (AIS).

Tags: Academics

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.

Tags: Admissions

February 5, 2017

Montgomery bikes for good causes

Parkinson’s, backpack program to benefit

Tags: College of Arts and Sciences

Freyja and the North Wind

February 2, 2017

Printmaker coming to DSU campus

Public invited to Feb. 8 events

Tags: Academics

globe with post-it

February 2, 2017

DSU releases details of Indochina trip

July Discovery trip to include UNESCO World Heritage sites

Tags: Academics

East Hall

January 30, 2017

A letter from the provost and academic VP

Dear Faculty, Staff and Students:

Tags: Academics

January 30, 2017

Professors’ personal work helps DSU students’ education

DSU art professors’ works featured locally, globally

Tags: Academics

January 29, 2017

Learn.Create.Build. entrepreneur skills

DSU alum teaches tricks of business trade

Tags: Academics

January 24, 2017

Dakota state programs rank well in national, regional lists

Faculty offer advice on considering ranking data

Tags: Academics

Girls Scouts

January 23, 2017

DSU hosts 197 girls at Cookie University

Girl Scouts celebrate 100 years of cookie sales

Tags: Admissions

Dr. Ashley Podhradsky

January 19, 2017

Movement aims to increase cybersecurity diversity

DSU professor takes new CybHER idea to national audience

Tags: Academics

Mark Edwards

January 18, 2017

Purpose of life’s journey is to make a difference

DSU student hopes to help society in Africa

Tags: Admissions

January 18, 2017

Bennett elected to CAHIIM board of directors

Tags: Academics

Hope Juntunen

January 16, 2017

DSU undergrad to chair session at China conference

Juntunen, Gaylor to lead session on land-applied sewage waste

Tags: Academics

Provost schedule

January 12, 2017

Dakota State to host provost candidates

Dakota State University will be hosting three candidates for the position of Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Tags: Academics

MLK event

January 9, 2017

Diversity coordinator named keynote speaker

Edwards to discuss “Life’s Journey’ at Jan. 12 program

Tags: Academics

January 4, 2017

Dakota State 2016 Fall Honors List Released

A total of 452 full-time and 223 part-time students qualified for the President’s Academic Honors list for the 2016 Fall Semester at Dakota State University (DSU) in Madison, S.D.

Tags: Academics

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.

Tags: Admissions

2016 in Review

December 28, 2016

DSU’s 2016 in Review

Top stories from DSU in 2016

Tags: Academics

Girl Scouts  Cookie University

December 27, 2016

Theme for 2nd cookie university: 'Built by Girls'

2017 cookie sales to go digital

Tags: College of Business and Information Systems

Jon Hunter

December 27, 2016

Jon Hunter highlights DSU in interview

South Dakota Focus Year in Review

Tags: Academics

DSU’s National Society of Leadership and Success chapter inducts 26 new members

December 20, 2016

26 members inducted tp National Society of Leadership and Success

NSLS is one of the nation's largest leadership honor societies.

Tags: Academics

December 15, 2016

Sioux Falls CTE students get hands-on with technology

DSU campus visit generates interest in tech careers

Tags: Academics

Group of education faculty and students

December 15, 2016

DSU education program receives CAEP accreditation

College opted to be early adopter with new accreditation organization

Tags: Academics

Honor to Report artwork

December 13, 2016

English professors receive first DSU innovation grant

Project will digitize documents on Indian asylum

Tags: Academics

Globe

December 8, 2016

DSU planning trip to Indochina

DSU continues to offer opportunities for its staff, students, and alumni to expand their global horizons.

Tags: Academics

Pumpkin Project team members at DSU.

December 7, 2016

DSU pumpkin project reaches fundraising goal

DSU pumpkin project reaches fundraising goal; scientific team to be on SDPB Dakota Midday on Friday.

Tags: Academics

DSU HEALTH Information Management faculty

December 4, 2016

DSU becomes an HIMSS approved education partner

Program also listed as #1 best online masters in health informatics

Tags: Academics

Hack-a-thon team

December 1, 2016

Computer Club holds first ‘hack-a-thon’

Wacky projects benefit student learning

Tags: Academics

DSU's Kyle Cronin speaks to KDLT about cyber security and shopping online.

December 1, 2016

DSU professor talks cyber security and online purchases

DSU's Kyle Cronin speaks to KDLT about cyber security and shopping online.

Tags: Academics

Eric Rabkin

November 29, 2016

Eric Rabkin speaks at DSU commencement

The Dakota State University 2016 Fall Commencement speaker is no stranger to speaking in front of large university groups.

Tags: Academics

November 20, 2016

Community invited to DSU event with European union dignitary

DSU invites you to an Open Campus Forum with Mr. Andrea Glorioso, Counsellor for the Digital Economy at the Delegation of the European Union in USA.

Tags: Academics

November 20, 2016

Dakota State awarded federal grant for student success

Dakota State University in Madison has been awarded a Title III grant from the U.S. Department of Education to enhance support for students in their quest to complete their degree.

Tags: Academics

International Education Week: Nov. 14-18

November 9, 2016

Dakota State to celebrate International Education Week

Dakota State University will celebrate International Education Week, starting next Monday, part of a nationwide focus on initiatives that attract students to the United States and on programs that encourage study opportunities abroad.

Tags: Academics

Hope Juntunen

November 1, 2016

DSU student presents at international science conference

DSU student Hope Juntunen has been invited to present her undergraduate research work at the SETAC World Congress/North America Meeting in November.

Tags: Academics

October 17, 2016

DSU to host the 2016 British National Debate Team

Dakota State University will host the 2016 British Debate Team on Sunday, October 23 at 7 p.m. in the Tunheim Classroom Building (TCB) auditorium.

Tags: Academics

DSU Fall Enrollment - Beadle Hall

September 21, 2016

DSU reports record high fall enrollment

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

Tags: Admissions

Dr. Jones, Andy Jorgenson, Justin Blessinger, Stephanie Judson, Dr. Griffiths

September 7, 2016

Blessinger leads project to develop "beacons"

DSU announces that Dr. Justin Blessinger, a professor in DSU’s College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded a $10,000 grant through the South Dakota Community Foundation as part of the Bush Foundation’s Community Innovation Grants program.

Tags: Academics

Artwork by: (Clockwise from upper left) Angela Behrends, Chad Nelson, Jerry Fogg, Chris Francis

September 6, 2016

Behrends’ artwork focuses on Hiawatha Insane Asylum

“I Have the Honor to Report” features both collaborative and individual artwork by Blood Run: Artists of the Big Sioux, including Jerry Fogg, Chris Francis, Chad Nelson, and Behrends.

Tags: Academics

August 29, 2016

Richard Hanson Appointed Interim Provost

Dr. Richard Hanson has been appointed DSU Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Tags: Academics

August 23, 2016

DSU Faculty featured in Governor’s Art Exhibition

The South Dakota Governor’s 7th Biennial Art Exhibition opened Friday, Aug. 19 at the Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City, S.D., with three Dakota State University faculty members’ artwork included in the exhibit.

Tags: Academics

The PBL organization also received the Award for Academic Excellence from the SD Board of Regents in June.

July 19, 2016

Phi Beta Lambda students receive top awards

DSU's Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) chapter recently traveled to Atlanta, Ga. to compete in the 2016 PBL National Leadership Conference.

Tags: Academics

July 12, 2016

DSU student’s journey to Black Hat and beyond

Sara Chinn is a full-time online student with Dakota State University, pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Cyber Operations, and has an A.A.S. in Cyber Security and Digital Crime.

Tags: Academics

July 11, 2016

DSU ranks in top 50 for animation in the nation

Animation Career Review recently announced its rankings for the top animation schools in the nation. Dakota State University ranked in the top 50 public schools nationwide and in the top 25 in the Midwest region.

Tags: Academics

June 30, 2016

Dakota State University Student Groups Earn Recognition

The South Dakota Board of Regents this week honored student organizations from Dakota State University for their academic, community, and organizational achievements.

Tags: Academics

STEAM Camp 2016

June 30, 2016

DSU hold STEAM Camp for teachers

The 2016 DSU STEAM Camp for Teachers was held on Friday, June 3 on the Dakota State University campus in Madison, S.D.

Tags: Academics

Kerner's class created paper prototypes for their games.

June 28, 2016

Honors students holds game design seminar for kids

Derek Kerner, a senior Computer Game Design student at DSU, set up a short seminar to teach kids the basics of game design for his service project for the General Beadle Honors Program.

Tags: Academics

DSU instructor, Michael Ham, teaches students during the 2015 GenCyber camp.

June 24, 2016

Largest residential camp in the nation returns to DSU

For the third summer in a row, Dakota State University will host the largest residential co-ed cyber camp in the nation.

Tags: Academics

June 7, 2016

Respiratory care program awarded for fifth year in a row

DSU's associate respiratory care program has been recognized by CoARC as a recipient of the Distinguished RRT Credentialing Success award.

Tags: Academics

National Society of Leadership and Success Chapter at DSU

May 26, 2016

The NSLS Chapter at DSU Inducts 29 New Members

The Dakota State University Chapter of The National Society of Leadership and Success recently held its ceremony for its third induction class, which included 29 DSU students.

Tags: Academics

2016 Spring Honors List

May 26, 2016

Dakota State 2016 Spring Honors list released

Dakota State 2016 Spring Honors list released

Tags: Academics

May 19, 2016

Jones interviews for SpyCast

Dr. Benjamin F. Jones records podcast at the International Spy Museum in Washington D.C.

Tags: Academics

DSU 2016 Spring Commencement

May 4, 2016

Madison native speaks at DSU commencement

The 132nd Dakota State University spring commencement is scheduled at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the DSU Fieldhouse in Madison, S.D.

Tags: Academics

May 4, 2016

DeRungs receives NBEA Award

Logan DeRungs was selected to receive the National Business Education Association (NBEA) Award of Merit for outstanding achievement in business education.

Tags: Academics

April 25, 2016

Delta Mu Delta Gamma XI chapter initiates new members

Eleven new members were initiated into Gamma Xi Chapter of Delta Mu Delta, on April 22.

Tags: Academics

DSU student, Tiffany Plummer, with Belize student.

April 20, 2016

DSU students collect 1,100 pounds of books

The 11 DSU students originally had a goal of collecting about 50 pounds of books each, or around 550 pounds total of gently-used books for the Victorious Nazarene Primary School in San Jose Succotz, Belize. Instead, 1,100 pounds of donated books were gathered and transported for the creation of one, large library the whole school could use.

Tags: Academics

2016 Honors Banquet

April 14, 2016

2016 Honors Banquet

Dakota State University held its annual Honors Banquet Tuesday, April 12, at Dakota Prairie Playhouse in Madison, S.D.

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

Health Information Professional Week

April 5, 2016

DSU Celebrates Health Information Professional Week

This year's theme is "Accurate Information, Quality Care."

Tags: College of Business and Information Systems

April 1, 2016

New iowa students at dsu granted undergrad residence tuition

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

Tags: Admissions

DakotaCon 2016

March 30, 2016

DakotaCon returns to DSU this weekend

DakotaCon returns to the campus of Dakota State University this year for another three full days of presentations and trainings from experts in the security world.

Tags: Academics

Stephanie Plucker

March 29, 2016

Plucker Receives National Scholarship for Women

Stephanie Plucker, a Dakota State University student from Parker, South Dakota, received the Scholarship for Women Studying Information Security (SWSIS).

Tags: Academics

March 28, 2016

Penn to speak at annual DSU CQI event

Dakota State University’s annual Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) event is set for Wednesday, April 6 at 2:30 in the Habeger Science Center on the Madison, S.D. campus.

Tags: Academics

March 24, 2016

DSU Announces CyberCorps Scholars

DSU announces 11 undergraduate students selected as CyberCorps scholars as funded by DSU’s $4.8M award from the National Science Foundation’s Scholarship for Service program in 2014.

Tags: Academics

March 15, 2016

Pam Rowland Keeps the Force Going Strong for Girls

The Sioux Falls chapter of Women in Science held their annual Girls in Science event at Southeast Tech on March 8th.

Tags: Academics

Analytics Image

March 15, 2016

DSU among top eight in global analytics competition

DSU team, Ideamonk, was in the top eight out of 63 teams that competed in the SAS competition.

Tags: Academics

March 14, 2016

Dr. Podhradsky gives Keynote at Women in Science Event

Dr. Ashley Podhradsky gave the keynote presentation at the Women in Science event held at Northern State University.

Tags: Academics

March 2, 2016

“Look Homeward, Angel” to hit the stage

The Dakota State University spring play, “Look Homeward, Angel,” will take over Dakota Prairie Playhouse from March 17-20.

Tags: Academics

DSU students receving award

February 28, 2016

DSU filmmakers win Prairie Grass Film Challenge

Dakota State University Lights, Camera, Action Film Club and DSU Film and Cinematic Arts students win "Best of Show: College" award for their film titled, “Feel My Desire,” in Dordt College's "10th Anniversary of the Prairie Grass Film Challenge."

Tags: Academics

February 24, 2016

Physicist to speak at DSU in honor of her grandfather

Dooley’s second speaking engagement at DSU, and her presentation, “Listening to black holes collide: the first detection of gravitational waves,” addresses one of the hottest subjects in science right now.

Tags: Academics

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.

Tags: Admissions

Artwork by DSU student

February 9, 2016

Fundraiser held for almost home canine rescue

Dakota State University students and faculty are combining their artistic talents along with Madison High and Middle School students and faculty for the Animal (Annual) Fundraiser Extravaganza for Almost Home Canine Rescue. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, March 1, 2016, from 5- 8 p.m. at the BrickHouse in Madison, S.D.

Tags: College of Arts and Sciences

Insure Logo

February 9, 2016

DSU announces INSuRE Scholarship Recipients

Dakota State University in Madison, S.D. announces 15 undergraduate students have received a scholarship under a granted awarded to DSU from the National Security Agency.

Tags: Academics

February 4, 2016

Rowland to participate in 2016 CRA-W Grad Cohort Workshop

Pam Rowland, Instructor for College of Computing in Computer Science at Dakota State University, is one of 20 women selected to participate in the upcoming 2016 CRA-W Grad Cohort Workshop in San Diego, Calif.

Tags: Academics

Cookie University

February 3, 2016

Cookie University for Girl Scouts at DSU

A group of 200 Girl Scouts will be attending college for a day, to learn the ins and outs of business through Cookie University at DSU.

Tags: College of Business and Information Systems

February 2, 2016

DSU associate professor featured in New York Times

DSU associate professor, Dr. Kevin Streff, is featured in a New York Times article titled "Bank Tellers, With Access to Accounts, Pose a Rising Security Risk."

Tags: Academics

Belize elementary classroom

February 1, 2016

Students take part in Belize service-learning trip

During the 2016 spring break, the next generation of DSU elementary teachers will take their classroom learning to Belize for a service-learning trip of a lifetime.

Tags: Academics

January 26, 2016

Montgomery’s artwork on display in Italy

Artwork from the DSU professor and contemporary artist, Alan Montgomery, is included in a group exhibition with other artists from around the world.

Tags: College of Arts and Sciences

January 25, 2016

Behrends’ art on display in Hiawatha Asylum Exhibit

Dakota State University instructor, Angela Behrends, is one of four contributing artists of The Blood Run Artworks of the Big Sioux, which is opening the I Have The Honor To Report: Hiawatha Asylum Exhibit in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Tags: Academics

January 21, 2016

Podhradsky keynote speaker at InfraGard

Dr. Ashley Podhradsky, assistant professor of information assurance and forensics at Dakota State University, was the keynote speaker at the quarterly InfraGard meeting in Sioux Falls, SD.

Tags: Academics

Travel to Cuba with DSU

January 20, 2016

Travel to Cuba with DSU

You are invited to participate in this educational and cultural excursion to Cuba.

Tags: Academics

Pam Rowland introduces technology to female student

January 13, 2016

Girls discover the force with FemSTEM

Dakota State University faculty, Pam Rowland and Dr. Ashley Podhradsky, kicked off their FEMSTEM AAUW grant program and visited a local school to teach girls how to code.

Tags: Academics

DSU students attend the fall 2015 National Society of Leadership and Success induction ceremony.

December 22, 2015

National Society of Leadership and Success inducts 38 members

DSU students attend the fall 2015 National Society of Leadership and Success induction ceremony.

Tags: Academics

2015 GenCyber: Girls in Cyber Security Camp participants

December 21, 2015

AAUW grant increases female participation in STEM

DSU female faculty and students are on a mission when it comes to science, technology and math education.

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

Students using computers

December 13, 2015

Google presents career opportunities to DSU students

Google is holding virtual interactive informational sessions for select university and colleges in order to teach students a little more about the Google culture.

Tags: College of Business and Information Systems

Daniel Morrow

December 7, 2015

Daniel Morrow DSU commencement speaker

Dakota State University’s 2015 fall commencement is Saturday, Dec. 12, 10:30 a.m. at the DSU Fieldhouse in Madison, S.D.

Tags: Academics

Pictured left to right is Guillien, Dittman and Glenda Blom local ESGR volunteer.

December 1, 2015

Jeff Dittman honored with Patriot award

South Dakota Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense office, is pleased to announce Jeff Dittman at DSU is honored with a Patriot Award in recognition of extraordinary support of his employee serving in the Army National Guard.

Tags: Athletics

Get me out of here! DSU Hosts Escape the Room Game Experience

November 30, 2015

Get me out of here! Escape the Room Experience

Students at DSU are presenting a live-theater experience Escape the Room Game, a team-based, puzzle solving experience that challenges participants to break out of a locked room within 15 minutes.

Tags: Academics

Jodi Neugebauer '08

November 24, 2015

DSU alumna earns top honor

Earlier this year a DSU College of Education graduate, Jodi Neugebauer ’08, earned her profession’s top honor as a National Board Certified Teacher for 2014, and we couldn’t be prouder.

Tags: Academics

International students

November 15, 2015

Trekking across the world: International students at DSU

International students from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Japan talk about why they chose to come to DSU.

Tags: Academics

November 15, 2015

DSU professor featured in LA Times

Dr. Kurt Kemper, was featured in the LA Times in an article on social movements, social media and sport's influence for change.

Tags: College of Arts and Sciences

CIDD

November 11, 2015

DSU to host the 2015 British National Debate Team

Dakota State University will host the 2015 British Debate Team on Wednesday, November 18 at 7 p.m. in the Tunheim Classroom Building (TCB) auditorium.

Tags: Academics

November 8, 2015

Join the DSU faculty led European tour

During the spring 2016 semester, DSU students and community members have an opportunity to discover and appreciate European art and architecture from Paris to Rome.

Tags: Academics

Respiratory Therapists

October 30, 2015

Respiratory Care: Changing the World One Breath at a Time

The theme of this year's National Respiratory Care week is all about “Changing the World One Breath at a Time.”

Tags: Academics

October 21, 2015

Former u.s. sen. Larry pressler comes to DSU

The DSU College of Art and Sciences and the Lights, Camera, Action! film club are excited to welcome former U.S. Senator for South Dakota, Larry Pressler, for a presentation titled, “History, Hollywood and War: Larry Pressler and the making of American History.”

Tags: Academics

October 16, 2015

DSU statement regarding future facilities

Dakota State University is working on various facilities projects including the Beacom Institute Building, Madison Hospital and Trojan Center.

Tags: Academics

STEM Institute Students

October 14, 2015

STEM Institute returns to DSU for fall 2016

The Great Plains Education Foundation recently awarded Dakota State University a grant to fully fund the STEM Institute for up to 20 students for fall 2016.

Tags: Academics

Medical image

October 5, 2015

DSU awarded in transforming clinical practice initiative

DSU is thrilled to be a partner with the Iowa Healthcare Collaborative to implement a six-state Compass Practice Transformation Network (PTN).

Tags: Academics

October 5, 2015

National Health IT Week

DSU celebrates National Health IT week, Oct. 5-9.

Tags: Academics

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.

Tags: Admissions

Grace and Tyler on a microscope

September 18, 2015

Record number of DSU science majors compete nationwide

Dakota State University science majors are having a stellar year with many of them completing highly competitive research experiences all over the U.S.

Tags: Academics

September 4, 2015

Bethke receives Delta Mu Delta Board Award

Casey Bethke has been selected to receive the Delta Mu Delta Board Award, presented each year to an outstanding student of business.

Tags: Academics

Photo of man on computer

August 14, 2015

NSA's new Education partnership with DSU

The NSA has a new partnership between its National Cryptologic School (NCS) and DSU.

Tags: Academics

2015 Girls GenCyber Camp

July 31, 2015

DSU’s Girls GenCyber Camp to expand

One hundred girls from around the region and country recently discovered the abundant opportunities the world of cyber offers at DSU's first Girls GenCyber Camp.

Tags: Academics

Kennedy Center

July 13, 2015

A new approach to teaching our teachers

Technology is changing the way we teach future educators, including integration into curriculum and students receiving their education degree online.

Tags: Academics

GenCyber students

June 26, 2015

GenCyber Camp is an ‘amazing experience’

Students from all over the U.S. attend GenCyber Camp at DSU.

Tags: Academics

Darian DeVries

June 19, 2015

DSU announces Film and Cinematic Arts specialization

DSU's Digital Arts and Design program will have a new specialization this fall that focuses on film production and cinematography.

Tags: Academics

June 12, 2015

CETUP* brings over 150 world-class physicists to SD for 5TH year

Over 150 of the world’s top physicists will be in the Lead/Deadwood area from June 15 to July 17, 2015 as part of the fifth year of The Center for Theoretical Underground Physics and Related Areas (CETUP*).

Tags: Academics

June 12, 2015

DSU Professor Contributes to Award-winning Anthology

Dr. Kurt Edward Kemper, was a contributing author to A Companion to American Sport History, which was named as the Most Outstanding Anthology at the 2015 meeting of the North American Society for Sport History (NASSH).

Tags: Academics

DSU group at athletic fundraiser

June 10, 2015

Over $1.1 million raised for DSU scholarships

Two fundraising initiatives have raised over $1.1 million for academic and athletic scholarships.

Tags: Academics

June 8, 2015

Alan Montgomery artwork on display in London

As part of “The Map is Not the Territory” touring art exhibition, DSU professor, Alan Montgomery, will have his artwork on display at the P21 Gallery in London from June 12 through July 25, 2015.

Tags: College of Arts and Sciences

June 4, 2015

First Students graduate from "it's a hit!" program

Twelve rural Community Health Center healthcare workforce members including eight Horizon Health Care staff and four Prairie Community Health staff recently completed the Prairie Health IT Network’s health information technology (health IT) training program called “It’s a HIT!”

Tags: Academics

Dakota State Spring Honors List Released

June 3, 2015

Dakota State Spring Honors List Released

Dakota State Spring Honors List Released

Tags: Academics

May 21, 2015

DSU respiratory care program awarded 4 years in a row

DSU Respiratory Care program receives distinguished award four years in a row

Tags: Academics

Accreditation of the Business Programs

May 18, 2015

Accreditation reaffirmed for DSU business programs

Accreditation of the Business Programs at Dakota State University Reaffirmed by ACBSP

Tags: Academics

The National Society of Leadership and Success Chapter at  DSU Inducts 70 New Members

May 15, 2015

National Society of leadership and success inducts 70 members

The newly established Dakota State University Chapter of The National Society of Leadership and Success recently held its first induction ceremony for 70 DSU students.

Tags: Academics

May 6, 2015

Gimbel receives award of merit

Gimbel receives National Business Education Association Award of Merit

Tags: Academics

May 6, 2015

Phi beta lambda students compete in regional competition

A team of students from DSU participated in the regional PBL Spring Leadership Conference and took home 21 top place awards, including nine first place awards and seven second place awards, which automatically qualified the winners for the national conference.

Tags: Academics

DSU League of Legends team

May 6, 2015

DSU joins the competitive world of collegiate eSports

This past fall, DSU joined the Collegiate STAR League which covers three different eSports games, one of which is the ever-popular League of Legends.

Tags: Academics

May 6, 2015

DELTA MU DELTA GAMMA XI chapter initiates new members

DELTA MU DELTA GAMMA XI chapter initiates new members

Tags: Academics

May 5, 2015

Restructuring the college of business and information systems

DSU requests restructure of College of Business and Information Systems

Tags: Academics

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.

Tags: Admissions Athletics Academics

OUTSTANDING MALE AND FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

April 16, 2015

2015 Honors Banquet

Dakota State University held its annual Honors Banquet Tuesday, April 14 at Dakota Prairie Playhouse in Madison, S.D

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

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).

Tags: Admissions

April 3, 2015

DSU announces 2015-2016 Cyber Corps Scholarship recipients

DSU announces the 2015-16 recipients of the Cyber Corps scholarship as funded by the National Science Foundation's Scholarship for Service (NSF-SFS) program.

Tags: Academics

Real Wage Calculator

April 1, 2015

DSU students create SD Wage Calculator

A popular wage calculator launched by the S.D. Governor’s Office of Economic Development was created by two DSU students, Chris Wahl and Jared Horack, along with faculty advisor Josh Stroschein.

Tags: Academics

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.

Tags: Admissions

CoderDojo logo

March 30, 2015

South Dakota’s First CoderDojo to launch in Madison

The Madison CoderDojo is part of a global network of free, volunteer-led, independent, community-based programming clubs for young people.

Tags: Academics

March 19, 2015

DSU grad featured in MED magazine

DSU alumna, Kathleen Christiansen, was recently featured in MED magazine.

Tags: Academics

March 4, 2015

DakotaCon returns

DakotaCon returns to the campus of Dakota State University this year for another three full days of presentations and trainings from experts in the security world.

Tags: Academics

Barton at Fermilab

February 22, 2015

Barton accepts post-bachelor work at premier physics lab

DSU alumnus, Clay “CJ” Barton recently started his post-bachelor position as an on-call employee at the nation’s premier particle physics laboratory, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, in Batavia, Ill.

Tags: Academics

Cyber Security Image

February 19, 2015

DSU professors serve as cyber security experts for media

DSU professors not only teach those in the classroom about the latest in information security, they inform the public through a wide variety of means including media.

Tags: Academics

DSU Film Club creates video for Madison Central School Educational Foundation

February 18, 2015

Film club makes video for madison central school education foundation

Lights, Camera, Action Film Club helps educational foundation with video about their impact on education.

Tags: Academics

GenCyber Camp for Girls Logo

February 18, 2015

Cybersecurity Camp for Girls to be held in July

Through a grant from the National Science Foundation, DSU will be able to host nearly 60 girls for the GenCyber Camp for Girls, one of the first in the nation tailored specifically for girls.

Tags: Academics

February 5, 2015

DSU photography students shoot Monster X Tour

DSU photography students had the opportunity to become professional photographers for a day. On Saturday, January 30, 2015, Professor Thomas Jones and his students photographed the Monster X Tour at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Tags: Academics

January 14, 2015

DSU releases 2014 Fall Honors List

A total of 397 full-time and 143 part-time students qualified for the President’s Academic Honors list for the 2014 Fall Semester at Dakota State University (DSU) in Madison, S.D.

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Photo by Jane Utecht: Hour of Code

December 16, 2014

Students enjoy ‘An Hour of Code’

DSU elementary education students went to Madison Elementary School for one hour on Friday to jointly participate in an Hour of Code, a worldwide program which promotes computer science curriculum in schools.

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Science image

December 11, 2014

Estridge receives prestigious research fellowship

Grace Estridge has been awarded a prestigious undergraduate environmental research fellowship with the EPA.

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Introducing our new D.Sc. in Cyber Security

November 17, 2014

DSU announces a doctoral degree in cyber security

DSU announces a doctoral degree in cyber security

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November 12, 2014

South Dakota Joins National Distance Education Initiative

South Dakota was approved this week to join a nationwide effort making distance education courses more accessible to college students across state lines. The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement, known as SARA, also makes it easier for higher education institutions to participate in interstate delivery of distance education and for states to regulate the process, said Jack Warner, executive director and CEO of the South Dakota Board of Regents. The Board of Regents will manage South Dakota’s SARA agreement on behalf of all participating public and private postsecondary education institutions in the state.

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President and Publisher at Hood, Steffanie Liston-Holtrop; Sarah Sproul; Digital Media Director at Hood, Jillian Lemons

November 3, 2014

Sproul’s internship journey

As every college graduate can tell you, getting experience in your field while still in college is a great resume builder and also prepares you for the nerve wracking job search after college.

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ACM Winners: Shawn Zwach, Tyler Flaagan, Michael Hunhoff,

October 29, 2014

DSU programming contest prepares students for regionals

Dakota State University recently held the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Programming Contest.

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October 29, 2014

Dr. Molstad Gorder awarded for 25 years of service

Dr. Molstad Gorder awarded for 25 years of service

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October 27, 2014

Gaming convention and workshop invades DSU's campus

Popular gaming convention and game design workshop invades Dakota State’s campus

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Chris Pueppke's Sci-Fi City animation

October 21, 2014

Two DSU students exhibit in University Invitational

Two DSU students exhibit in University Invitational

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Renae Spohn presents at 2014 AHIMA Convention

October 21, 2014

Spohn presents at 2014 AHIMA Convention

Renae Spohn presents at 2014 AHIMA Convention

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Alan Montgomery Portaigh/Bog

October 10, 2014

4 DSU faculty selected for Governor's 6th Biennial art exhibition

Four DSU Art Faculty selected for SD Governor's 6th Biennial Art Exhibition

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2015 Military Friendly School

October 7, 2014

DSU makes Victory Media's 2015 Military Friendly® Schools List

Dakota State University announced today that it has been designated a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media, the leader in successfully connecting the military and civilian worlds.

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October 1, 2014

SD universities “Jump Start” College Success

DSU partners with SDSU and five other South Dakota higher education institutions to receive a $3.6 million federal grant to help American Indian and low-income students enroll and succeed in college.

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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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September 22, 2014

DSU and MetaStar partnership secure ePHI

Dakota State University in Madison, S.D., and MetaStar in Madison, Wis., announced today a new partnership to perform network penetration testing for healthcare providers in the Midwest and via virtual service nationwide.

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2014 DSU Homecoming Court

September 16, 2014

2014 DSU Royalty Crowned

The 2014 Dakota State University Homecoming King and Queen were crowned as part of the week-long homecoming festivities.

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

September 11, 2014

New faculty this fall

Dakota State hired several new faculty for the 2014 academic year. A total of eight faculty have been hired in all three college departments.

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Cyber Stars Camp

July 23, 2014

Training the next generation of cyber experts

High school students from around the country are gathered around computers in East Hall on the Dakota State University campus, playing a digital version of the game that teaches them how to secure machines and defend cyber attacks.

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June 12, 2014

DSU professors awarded research fellowship to attend Cornell University

DSU Professor earns research fellowship to attend conference at Cornell University

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Fieldhouse renovation

June 3, 2014

DSU Fieldhouse under renovations this summer

Dakota State University Fieldhouse, site for home basketball and volleyball games, is undergoing renovations this summer.

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May 28, 2014

IBM Partners up to help train tomorrow's data scientists

New programs provide big data and analytics degree seekers with skills that merge business and IT for successful data science careers

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Angela Behrends with her artwork titled, Ascension II

April 29, 2014

Behrend's artwork Purchased for Permanent Collection

Angela Behrends created Ascension II for her solo exhibit, Front, at the Washington Pavilion Visual Arts Center (VAC) in 2012. David Merhib, Director of the VAC, requested that the artwork hang at the newly designed entrance to the Visual Arts Center (construction begins in May).

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April 25, 2014

DSU spring commencement is Saturday, May 10th

Video of the 2014 DSU Spring commencement can be found at http://streaming.dsu.edu/Graduation/GraduationSP14.wmv.

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April 7, 2014

DSU announces collaborative master’s degree in analytics

DSU was recently approved by the SD Board of Regents to offer a master’s degree in analytics both online and on campus.

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April 3, 2014

DSU Approved for New High-Tech Degrees

The South Dakota Board of Regents has given its approval for a new doctoral degree in cyber security at Dakota State University, along with a plan for DSU and South Dakota State University to jointly offer master’s degrees in analytics and data science, building on each other’s unique academic strengths.

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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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March 27, 2014

Barton receives NASA scholarship & invited to LSU

Dakota State University junior, Clay Barton, a physical science major from Webster, S.D., was recently awarded a $2,500 educational stipend from the NASA South Dakota Space Grant Consortium Management Team for the 2014-2015 school year.

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March 17, 2014

Olson brings accessible learning to DSU

The capability to earn an online degree without ever physically touching a computer seems like an oxymoron to many. Ask someone how they received an online degree and they will probably tell you about the hours they spent at their keyboard, typing away on term papers or code. But thanks to a grant from the Larson Foundation in Brookings, S.D. and DSU Professor Chris Olson, the idea of earning any degree entirely online without ever using a keyboard or mouse is one that is obtainable for anyone.

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2014 DSU CCDC Team

March 10, 2014

DSU CCDC team becomes Texas Bound

For the second year in a row, the cyber defense talents of the Dakota State University CCDC team catapulted them into a landslide victory during the North Central Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC) this past weekend in Madison, S.D. The DSU team members consist of eight students; Christopher Paschen, Steve Secker, Andrew Kramer, Cody Welu, William Hofer, Benjamin Cable, Alexander Gartner and Jesse Mendez.

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2014 DakotaCon

February 25, 2014

DakotaCon 2014: South Dakota’s Epic Cyber Security Event

DakotaCon, South Dakota’s premier security event, returns to the Dakota State University campus on Friday, March 7th, through Sunday, March 9th, in Madison, S.D. Once again, DSU is bringing the best and brightest cyber security individuals together for three full days of talks, competitions, and trainings, all in the middle of a cornfield.

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February 19, 2014

Students win top honors in game narrative review competition

Five Dakota State University students were recently awarded top honors in a Game Narrative Review competition for the Game Developer’s Conference (GDC), to be held in San Francisco, March 2014.

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Alissa McAloon

February 19, 2014

DSU English for New Media student reports at PAX

DSU English for New Media major, Alissa McAloon, a senior from Huron, S.D., has been a fan of video games since she was young. So, it was a dream-come-true for her to attend and report at one of the largest community- driven video game conventions in North America, the 2013 Penny Arcade Expo (PAX Prime), in Seattle, Wash.

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Chelsea Meyer

February 3, 2014

Student takes 2nd place in photography exhibit

Dakota State University junior, Chelsea Meyer, a Digital Arts and Design major from Sioux Falls, S.D., was encouraged by her Photography Club advisor to submit her artwork into the Brookings Arts Council’s 34th Annual Open Photography Exhibition, in Brookings, S.D.

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Taxi photo by Thomas Jones

January 7, 2014

Photography is DSU professor’s passion

When Thomas Jones first started out as an artist, he considered painting as his preferred medium, and always had a camera in-hand to take reference photos for his paintings. Over time he noticed his paintings became more and more photo realistic. After that realization, Jones decided to pursue photography as his medium of choice, which then became his passion.

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January 6, 2014

DSU best in nation at National Cyber League

The DSU cyber security team clinched the first place position in the National Cyber League’s (NCL) Fall Post Season National Championship Standings. The season wrapped up in December and the DSU student team beat out over 50 other collegiate teams for top honors.

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DSU receives $5 million from Sanford and Beacom for technology building

November 24, 2013

DSU receives $5M for technology building

DSU receives $5 million from Sanford and Beacom for technology building

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May 23, 2012

DSU's Cyber operations named A center of academic excellence

The National Security Agency (NSA) recently named Dakota State University a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations (CAE-CO). After a rigorous application and screening process, the NSA selected this month the first four schools to receive the CAE-CO designation for the 2012-2013 academic year: Dakota State University; the Naval Postgraduate School, Calif.; Northeastern University, Mass.; and University of Tulsa, Okla.

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