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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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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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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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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.

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

March 24, 2020

DSU moving to online-only classes for the duration of the spring semester

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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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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March 16, 2020

DSU moves to online classes March 23 – April 3

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 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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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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January 24, 2020

Gunderson’s donates to Dakota State athletics

Gift to Trojans Unite will help keep programs competitive

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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.

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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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Esports

June 24, 2019

Esports coach hired at Dakota State

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

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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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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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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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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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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 6, 2017

2017 Spring Honors list released

Dakota State 2017 Spring Honors list released

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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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Day of Service

April 24, 2017

DSU hosts second annual service day

Memorial tree planting for Bob Jackson

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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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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.

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

December 1, 2015

Jeff Dittman Athletic Director and Head Women’s Basketball Coach at DSU Receives 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.

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Wade Pogany

May 4, 2015

Wade Pogany DSU commencement speaker

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

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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

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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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