Dakota State University students walking around campus

Preparation + opportunity = success

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

Majors & Degrees

List of honor students - General Beadle Statue

May 22, 2024

Spring 2024 Honors List Released

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

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DSU game design students working during a class.

May 22, 2024

Game design for the next gen

An immersive and unique curriculum series in Dakota State University’s Computer Game Design program provides students with the opportunity to develop entire games from concept to console as a team.

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Image of Jacob Hoge's game level that won best of fall term featuring toy blocks, Lego-like toys, and a toy train running on a track.

April 30, 2024

Game Design student advances from board games to coding games

Jacob Hoge, a junior Game Design major from Lincoln, Neb., received the best game award for a fall semester project.

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

Student Awards

April 25, 2024

Honored Students

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

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Beau Headrick's winning 2D animation for fall semester.

April 24, 2024

Headrick wins best 2D animation for fall semester

Beau Headrick, a junior Digital Art & Design Production Animation major from Canton, S.D., chose DSU for its tech focus and great animation program. Headrick won the fall semester’s best project for 2D animation.

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Lainy Culberson's 3D Retro Building.

April 15, 2024

Culberson wins fall semester award for modeling & texturing

Lainy Culberson, a senior Digital Art & Design (DAD) – Production Animation major from Rapid City, was awarded best 3D modeling and texturing for the fall semester for her piece titled “Retro Building.”

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A stock image of black gloved hands typing on a laptop with blue light emanating from it.

April 11, 2024

DSU adds Espionage Camp to summer schedule

High schoolers can trade their bats and gloves for laptops this summer by registering for Dakota State University’s first-ever Cyber Espionage Camp in from June 24 to 26.

Tags: All News College of Arts and Sciences

An image with orange hexagons and dots connecting on a blue background with the words DAD at MAAC 2 A Digital Arts and Design Student Exhibition.

April 10, 2024

DSU art students to exhibit projects

Drawings, digital illustrations and photography, paintings, animations, digital sound projects, and 3D works will fill the BrickHouse this week. These works, created by DSU Digital Art & Design (DAD) students, will be displayed by the Madison Area Arts Council (MAAC) at the BrickHouse on Thursday, April 11 from 7 to 9 p.m.

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Dr. Haley Larson works with a student in a classroom.

April 5, 2024

Create and captivate

Dakota State University will offer a new interdisciplinary degree program in Digital Content Creation beginning fall 2024.

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Dr. Luke Chowning teaching a kinesiology class.

April 5, 2024

DSU creates new double major option

Dakota State University students interested in a future in the medical field can now double major in Biology and Exercise Science.

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Future AI Generated Image

April 4, 2024

DSU to offer advanced AI degrees

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

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Denyce Bravo holding a pipette in the biology lab at DSU.

March 27, 2024

Alfalfa research expands to honey

A new project at Dakota State University shows why honey is useful to treat infections on a molecular basis by looking at honey produced by bees that gather nectar from alfalfa and its antimicrobial properties.

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Game design student drawing a cat on a tablet.

March 27, 2024

Princeton Review ranks DSU game design program in top 50 programs

The Princeton Review has named Dakota State University’s game design program among the top 50 undergraduate programs.

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Gene Swallow's exhibition Modern Lakota featuring dolls he created is on display in the gallery at DSU through April 15.

March 12, 2024

Gene Swallow art featured in DSU gallery

Contemporary Lakota artist Gene Swallow’s “Modern Lakota” exhibit is on display in Dakota State University’s First Bank & Trust Gallery now through April 15.

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Tom Jones in front of the billboard featuring his photo of a lone tree at sunset near Madison.

March 1, 2024

DSU professor’s photo featured on billboard

Dakota State University Art Professor Tom Jones has his artwork displayed on a billboard on Highway 34, west of Madison.

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40 Years A Brand New Day

February 23, 2024

DSU to celebrate 40 years of technology-focused mission

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

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Beadle Honors Students

February 22, 2024

Camaraderie is Key

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

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Vladimir Gasparyan with a dark blue background.

February 8, 2024

Quantum researcher to speak at DSU

Quantum researcher Dr. Vladimir Gasparyan will visit Dakota State University to speak about quantum mechanics on Thursday, February 22, at 1 p.m. in MadLabs.

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A digital globe with blue dots forming the countries and orange-red lines spreading out from the D.C. area on the America portion of the globe.

February 8, 2024

From the Great Plains to Washington, D.C.: DSU In Our Nation’s Capital

Cybersecurity and AI continue to be a focus in D.C. and nationwide, and Dakota State University is pleased to lead the conversation in these emerging areas, highlighting the importance of public-private partnerships. The Fall 2023 semester included major successes for the University in the nation’s capital.

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Gerald Auger

February 1, 2024

Gerald Auger wins Wild West Hackin’ Fest award

Gerald Auger has built his brand: Simply Cyber. Through a YouTube channel, he shares information, builds community, and helps others launch careers in cybersecurity.

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Participants of a previous Global Game Jam at DSU use a white board to develop the game they made for the 48 hour competition.

January 23, 2024

DSU hosts Global Game Jam site

Dakota State University is hosting a Global Game Jam site at The Beacom Institute of Technology from January 26-28.

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List of honor students - DSU Campus Sunrise

January 5, 2024

2023 Fall Honors List Released

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

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College of Education Students

December 18, 2023

BOR approves expanding SD Advantage program

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

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

December 13, 2023

Resonant Landscapes: DSU researchers make music with nature

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

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Beadle Hall on DSU's campus.

November 16, 2023

DSU Undergraduate research grants awarded

Thirteen undergraduate students were awarded funds to complete their research projects for the 2023-24 academic year.

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Science Center

November 15, 2023

DSU awarded grant to help low-income STEM students

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

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Fall photo of campus featuring the Karl Mundt Library.

November 14, 2023

Grants awarded for faculty research

Faculty Research Initiative (FRI) grants for the 2023-24 school year have been selected.

Tags: College of Education and Human Performance Research All News College of Arts and Sciences

Breanne Butters (pictured right) with a coworker on the DreamWorks campus.

November 13, 2023

Lights, camera, animation

An internship during graduate school helped DSU alumna Breanne Butters build her career at DreamWorks Animation.

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Clay Jenkinson, Director of the Dakota Institute

November 9, 2023

Thomas Jefferson expert was History & Ethics speaker

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

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Two students walk out of the Karl Mundt Library.

October 20, 2023

Karl Mundt Oral Interpretation Tournament is Saturday

The 40th annual Karl E. Mundt Dakota Invitational Oral Interpretation Tournament will be held on Saturday, October 21, at Dakota State University in Madison, S.D.

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DSU alum Jay Alexander presented alfalfa gene research at the National Plant Health Conference this summer.

October 5, 2023

The distinctive impact of undergraduate research

Recent DSU graduate Jay Alexander attended the National Plant Health Conference with Dr. Andrew Sathoff to present alfalfa gene research they conducted last school year.

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Blue Bytes - Damian Kortus

September 26, 2023

Blue Bytes: Damian Kortus

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

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Day of Giving in studio hosts Jarod Keene and Jordan Oberg.

September 26, 2023

Day of Giving and Service successful

The Dakota State University Foundation raised over $300,000 for DSU programs and scholarships on September 14, which was Day of Giving 2023. A record-setting number of volunteers also participated in DSU’s annual Day of Service on the same day.

Tags: College of Business and Information Systems College of Education and Human Performance All News The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences College of Arts and Sciences Student Life

Attendees of the reception for Sam Bloom's Exhibition in the First Bank and Trust Art Gallery at DSU.

September 25, 2023

Sam Bloom photography featured in DSU Art Gallery

Sioux Falls-based photographer Sam Bloom has returned to his hometown of Madison for an exhibition in DSU’s First Bank & Trust Art Gallery. The exhibit is on display through Friday, Oct. 13.

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Graphic for Trojan Days 2023 with General Cy in the background.

September 14, 2023

Suzy Collignon-Hodgen & Max Hodgen named parade marshals

Dakota State alumni Max Hodgen (B.S. ’97 & ’99, M.S. ’09) and Suzy Collignon-Hodgen (B.S. ’98) are the 2023 Trojan Days Parade Marshals. The couple’s origins began at DSU.

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DSU students hold up letters to spell out RISE UP.

September 10, 2023

Join DSU for Day of Giving

The Dakota State University Foundation invites the Madison community to RISE UP and help DSU reach the goal of raising $250,000 for Day of Giving on Thursday, Sept. 14. Day of Giving coincides with Dakota State’s homecoming celebration, Trojan Days.

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Snakeskin samples collected by DSU student Adam Peak for research.

August 28, 2023

Student research looks to confirm snake fungal disease in SD

Through research, Adam Peak hopes to discover whether the Snake Fungal Disease can affect the Plains Garter Snake, South Dakota’s most common snake.

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Pictured are the 2023 Ag Bowl Captains of Johnson Farms, Charlie, Aaron, Kevin, Jordan, and Allan.

August 28, 2023

Johnson Farms named 2023 Ag Bowl Captains

This year’s Ag Bowl Captains are members of Johnson Farms from Madison. These humble farmers are part of the partnership between ag and education that has been part of the region’s past, present, and future.

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Jenna Frank DSU Graduation

August 21, 2023

DSU alum moves on to nursing career

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

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Tony Rizi

July 19, 2023

Rizi awarded amateur radio scholarship

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

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Campus at sunset

July 18, 2023

DSU announces spring 2023 graduates

Dakota State University in Madison, S.D. celebrates spring 2023 graduates. The 279 graduates earned a total of 357 degrees, 36 associate degrees, 216 baccalaureate degrees, 42 master’s degrees and 9 earned doctoral degrees. Additionally, 52 undergraduate certificates and 2 graduate certificates were earned.

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Science Steve promotional image.

July 10, 2023

From science student to Science Steve

Watermelon and toilet paper are just a couple of the props used by Science Steve — technically Steven Rokusek, an education specialist with South Dakota Public Broadcasting — to teach fun and humorous lessons about physics, chemistry, anatomy, and more.

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Braderious Martin  (pictured center wearing a grey short-sleeve hoodie and red hat talks to basketball players.

July 6, 2023

Digital Arts & Design grad finds success as entrepreneur

After graduating from DSU in 2013, Martin spent a brief period overseas playing basketball. But he ultimately returned to Atlanta, where he started his own business, EYA Sports, a multi-million-dollar basketball training program.

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Beadle Hall DSU Campus

June 13, 2023

Arts & Sciences to be led by new leadership team

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

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

June 5, 2023

Unique internships spark interest

DSU grad recommends internships for underrepresented students

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Screenshot of Agent 54, the film, from the LCA Club. It features a figure in the distance running toward the camera in snowy terrain.

May 19, 2023

DSU students earn accolades at film festival

Dakota State’s Lights Camera Action Club (LCA) earned multiple awards from the 54 Film Festival this spring, for their film Agent 54.

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List of honor students with DSU Seal

May 17, 2023

2023 Spring Honors List Released

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

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Conner Tordsen prepares to throw at an outdoor track meet.

May 8, 2023

Tordsen’s final year of accomplishments

Extended eligibility due to COVID allowed Conner Tordsen (B.S. ’22) to return to DSU for the 2023 spring semester as a student-athlete in track & field and earn a third minor in business.

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Dr. David Kenley

May 4, 2023

DSU diploma is a Ticket to Ride

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

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A grey background with fresh groceries placed in a line down the center featuring nuts, tomatoes, a lemon, kiwi, green pepper, avocado, jar, broccoli, garlic, onions, mushrooms, and a carrot.

April 17, 2023

DAD students fundraise for Feeding South Dakota

Dakota State Digital Arts & Design (DAD) students and faculty are fundraising for Feeding South Dakota this Thursday, April 20, from 3 to 6 p.m. at Sundog Coffee.

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Chatbot

March 13, 2023

Will AI Chatbots Raise Digital Equity Concerns for Students?

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

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A black phone with blue pegs of varying heights that spell Ai on top of the phone in a 3D way.

March 8, 2023

Faculty presented workshop on technology competition with China

Two DSU faculty members presented a workshop titled “Huawei, 5G, and the China-US Technology Race: A NCTA Workshop for K-12 Educators” via Zoom on Tuesday evening, March 7.

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Tutors

February 28, 2023

Certified Tutors love their job

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

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stock image of gene and molecular imaging

February 21, 2023

Alexander researching alfalfa genes for SRI grant

Alexander, an Analytical Science major from Aurora, Ill., received a Student Research Initiative (SRI) grant this year to study the Functional Analysis of Differentially Expressed Genes in Alfalfa Inoculated with Aphanomyces.

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Campus photo in the snow featuring the campus archway, East Hall, and an evergreen tree

February 21, 2023

DSU Fall 2022 graduates

Dakota State University in Madison, S.D. celebrates Fall 2022 graduates. The 171 graduates earned a total of 195 degrees, 13 associate degrees, 104 baccalaureate degrees, 54 master’s degrees and 2 earned doctoral degrees.

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alfalfa field

February 16, 2023

Midwest Forage Association meeting at DSU

The Midwest Forage Association (MFA) meeting is being held at Dakota State University on Tuesday, Feb. 28.

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Artist and DSU faculty member Wendy Romero pictured over her artwork

February 15, 2023

Romero art exhibit featured in Marshall

Wendy Romero’s exhibit Experimental Strata is currently featured in Marshall, Minn., at the Marshall Area Fine Arts Council.

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Pictured Angela Behrends' clay slab with grid dots filled with colors (green and blue) and Tom Jones' gelatin silver photograph  (right) of a rowboat on a geometric shape

February 14, 2023

Two faculty selected for biennial art exhibition

Angela Behrends and Tom Jones have artwork featured in the South Dakota Governor’s 10th Biennial Art Exhibition.

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Elsie Aslesen poses for a photo with her research poster from last year's research week

February 3, 2023

Neonicotinoid research continues

Elsie Aslesen received her second Student Research Initiative (SRI) grant to continue research after finding neonicotinoid presence in the eggshells of birds last year.

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(l-to-r) Dr. Andrew Sathoff and Biology student Travis Rebstock pose for a photo at the World Alfalfa Congress

February 2, 2023

Rebstock continues alfalfa research through SRI grant

For over two years, DSU Biology student Travis Rebstock has been researching alfalfa with Dr. Andrew Sathoff, Assistant Biology Professor.

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White board with notes for a game created during the 2019 Global Game Jam

January 31, 2023

Global Game Jam site at DSU

Dakota State University will be hosting a Global Game Jam site from Friday, February 3 at 5 p.m. to Sunday, February 5 at 5 p.m. in The Beacom Institute of Technology.

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Christine Vogel sitting at a table

January 31, 2023

Detecting bias in interviews

Christine Vogel is conducting research to detect bias in personal outcome measures interviewers through the organization LifeScape for a Student Research Initiative grant.

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code design image with streaks of lights and numbers

January 11, 2023

Securing information through cryptography

Cryptography is the effort to try to secure information, explained Spanier, Associate Professor in The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences.

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List of honor students with DSU Seal

January 10, 2023

2022 Fall Honors List Released

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

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InspiredMinds22

December 20, 2022

Griffiths one of 50 influential women in AI

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

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Travis Rebstock with his poster on alfalfa research at the World Alfalfa Congress

December 19, 2022

Rebstock only undergraduate presenter at World Alfalfa Congress

Travis Rebstock was the only undergraduate presenter at the World Alfalfa Congress in November in San Diego, Calif.

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Christmas card designed by Lauryn Strand

December 6, 2022

Strand wins Omnitech Christmas card design contest

DSU student Lauryn Strand won the 2022 Omnitech Christmas card design contest.

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Alan Montgomery's artwork

November 21, 2022

An artist's journey

In the fall of 2000, Montgomery joined the Dakota State University faculty. Since then, he’s continued teaching and sharing his art with the world.

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Image of DSU campus in the fall

November 2, 2022

TriBeta to offer community outreach

Dakota State’s TriBeta Biology Honor Society will be providing community outreach on November 7 and 8 in Madison.

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Science Center on DSU campus

October 25, 2022

South Dakota Academy of Science meeting hosted by DSU

Dakota State University is hosting the South Dakota Academy of Science annual meeting on Friday, October 28, and Saturday, October 29.

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Campus photo of Beadle Hall

October 19, 2022

Karl Mundt Oral Interpretation Tournament is Saturday

The 39th annual Karl E. Mundt Dakota Invitational Oral Interpretation Tournament will be held on Saturday, October 22, at Dakota State University in Madison, S.D.

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Cota-Wins

October 18, 2022

Cota wins SD Biotech award

Katherine Cota was presented with the Collaborator Award at the South Dakota Biotech Summit this month. Cota, the Director of Economic Development at Dakota State University, was chosen for the award due to her efforts with South Dakota FAST Launch and other shepherding programs critical to fostering talent and innovation for biotechnology in the state.

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DSU campus in the fall

October 17, 2022

Bottum to read from new collection of Poetry

Dr. Joseph Bottum will be reading from his brand-new collection of poems, “Spending the Winter,” on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 3 p.m. in Karl Mundt Library room 201. The public is invited to attend.

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Photo of the DSU Campus in fall

October 11, 2022

Undergraduate student research grants awarded

The Undergraduate Student Mentored Research Initiative (SRI) program gives students the chance to conduct research with a faculty mentor, giving them hands-on research experience.

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Man gesturing with open arms

October 5, 2022

Window to the world

Gestures are small things that don’t last very long in a conversation, but they can be very important, said Dr. Matthew Ingram, Assistant Professor of Communication at Dakota State University.

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Knights of the Kitchen Table game displayed on a STEAM Deck

September 30, 2022

New DSU student game on STEAM

A team of five students developed Knights of the Kitchen Table, which they describe as an action, adventure, hack, and slash game. It is a fully functional game available for purchase on the gaming platform STEAM.

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DSU alumna Lisa Olson is back to earn her elementary education degree

September 19, 2022

DSU alumna returns for new degree

After earning two degrees from Dakota State in 2007, Lisa Olson returned to DSU as an online student to earn her elementary education (ELED) degree in January 2020.

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Dakota State University student and family on campus during family day

September 19, 2022

DSU to connect with prospective families

Dakota State has established the Trojan FamilyConnect online portal, for prospective families to stay connected with the University throughout the entire college experience.

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Kaya Colwill received a $10k scholarship from Gen.G

September 8, 2022

Colwill receives $10k from Gen.G Foundation

DSU freshman esports athlete Kaya Colwill is one of 10 people in the nation awarded a $10,000 scholarship from Gen.G Foundation.

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Dr. Andrew Sathoff and student Alex Rachynska with the poster Rachynska shared at the National Plant Health 2022 conference

September 1, 2022

Rachynska youngest presenter at National Plant Conference

Sophomore Alex Rachynska was the youngest presenter at the Plant Health 2022 Conference in August in Pittsburgh, Pa. Rachynska shared alfalfa research she and fellow DSU students have conducted over the course of the school year and summer.

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Carper Sweetcorn and Produce truck

August 23, 2022

Carpers named honorary captains for 2022 Ag Bowl

The Carper family's contributions to agriculture in the region have made them the perfect candidates to be the Honorary Dakota State University Ag Bowl Captains on Thursday, August 25.

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DSU alumna Terra Vennard

August 12, 2022

Vennard leads marketing at Silencer Central

Silencer Central is a rapidly growing business in Sioux Falls, and DSU alumna Terra Vennard is leading its marketing department.

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Left to right: Dr. Andrew Sathoff and student researchers Alex Rachynska, Travis Rebstock, Brandon Daniels, and Conner Tordsen.

July 6, 2022

DSU continues alfalfa research

A third summer of alfalfa research is underway at Dakota State University. This research is done in participation with the National Science Foundation’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR).

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Torsden-Research

January 6, 2022

Tordsen evaluating biological control agents for SRI

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

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List of honor students with a background of DSU campus

January 6, 2022

2021 Fall Honors List Released

A total of 591 full-time and 188 part-time students qualified for the President’s Academic Honors list for the 2021 fall semester at Dakota State University (DSU) in Madison, S.D.

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2. Tate Mohlenkamp during the filming of “The Tall”

December 30, 2021

Students create new film ‘The Tall’

Max Hardyk and Tate Mohlenkamp utilize an SRI grant to make the film “The Tall” and bring light to the film program at Dakota State.

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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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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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Alexis VanderWilt

December 8, 2021

DSU grad knows ‘Dreams can change’

Dreams can change, so don’t be afraid to try new things. That’s the advice of Alexis VanderWilt, the student speaker at DSU’s fall commencement on Dec. 11. Alexis is one of 161 students graduating this fall!

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Randy Schaefer

December 7, 2021

Schaefer named commencement speaker

“Trust yourself.” That’s the message this fall’s commencement speaker, alumnus, and former Regent Randy Schaefer, will share at the December 11 event.

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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. 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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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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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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Dakota State University research staff working in the MadLabs building.

November 2, 2021

DSU to host information meeting on FAST Launch

Dakota State University and South Dakota Biotech will introduce the new FAST Launch entrepreneurial program at an informational meeting in Madison on November 9.

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TJ Nissen

November 2, 2021

How to build a gaming empire

For Global Entrepreneurship Week, Dakota State is hosting TJ Nissen, developer of Network Nirvana. He will speak about his trek “From the bedroom to the boardroom: my journey to create a gaming empire”.

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DSU’s student and professor in class

October 27, 2021

Heartland supports scholarship investment

Heartland Consumers Power District is sponsoring a $1.5 million gift to Dakota State University to primarily be used for scholarships over a 10-year period.

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These students are the Fall 2021 SBS/Gamewell Scholarship winners: (front, left) Kinsey Pickering, Annabelle Klosterman, Abigail Bushee; Chad Knutson, SBS (back left), Katie Shuck, Janessa Palmieri, Kanthi Narukonda, Jon Waldman of SBS.

October 27, 2021

SBS/Gamewell Family Scholarship motivates students

There is no question that the SBS CyberSecurity, LLC/Gamewell Family Scholarship helps Dakota State students with school fees and tuition, but the funding is also a motivation, say this semester’s recipients.

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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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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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