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Dr. Kyle Cronin teaching in classroom

October 22, 2020

$3.5M grant to address ‘critical need’ in 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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CybHER purchased a variety of technology devices, including Osmo learning game systems, Dash robots, and Makey Makey invention kits.

August 13, 2020

CybHER creates STEM lending library for Madison Elementary

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 28, 2020

Faculty awards announced

Four Dakota State faculty members are being recognized through awards.

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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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kids on virtual classroom

April 9, 2020

Pandemic ‘silver lining’ brings CybHER resources to school virtually

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 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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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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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 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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March 5, 2020

Redefining Inspiration - Miss America visits DSU to inspire STEM studies

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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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 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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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 chosen to attend world’s largest security conference

Kanthi Narukonda and Katie Shuck will be among the more than 40,000 people attending RSA, which is the world’s largest security conference. The opportunity came about through efforts of DSU faculty, Dr. Pam Rowland and Dr. Ashley Podhradsky, who secured a new partnership for DSU to be included in the RSAC Security Scholar Program.

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January 27, 2020

DSU hosting Global Game Jam site

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

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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.

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January 7, 2020

Andrea Thompson named associate dean of The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

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

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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.

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December 19, 2019

Simone Esters wins Miss America writing competition

Beacom College scholarship focuses on women and STEM

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November 12, 2019

Ph.D. students have papers presented at international conferences

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Northern Plain Games

October 16, 2019

Petersen to debut “Tipi Kaga” at imagineNATIVE Festival

Computer game born from Dreamstarter grant

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October 9, 2019

Podhradsky keynote speaker at OSMOSIS conference

Will address passions of digital forensics, women leading in cyber

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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.

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Dr. Ashley Podhradsky and Trevor Jones

September 9, 2019

Bipartisan, Bicameral Staffers Host 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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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Francisca Opoku-Boateng

June 3, 2019

DSU graduate student wins two national honors

Opoku-Boateng named Google Techmaker Scholar, blackcomputeHER Fellow

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Computer and Cyber Sciences Academy

May 16, 2019

Computer and Cyber Sciences partnership will introduce 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

DSU professors talk digital humanities at state 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.

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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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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

Students to learn about security, cultures at world conference

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.

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Jack Donovan, Layne Meyers, and Janell Healy

May 2, 2019

Digital humanities project helps preserve Hiawatha Insane Asylum history

Students assist in digitization of records

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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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April 22, 2019

Juntunen to advocate for science on Capitol Hill

DSU senior’s research chosen for CUR poster session

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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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Faculty Honors

April 17, 2019

Faculty honored at annual banquet

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

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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.

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students at computers

April 4, 2019

DSU team takes experience to CCDC nationals

Communication skills also essential

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facuty and student in racks

April 4, 2019

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

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

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Carl Petersen

March 20, 2019

Carl Petersen receives $10,000 Dreamstarter grant

Petersen to make games for and by Native people

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March 20, 2019

DSU student 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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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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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.

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February 19, 2019

Undergrad research grant creates complete cyber education pipeline

REU grant for cyber research awarded to DSU professors

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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

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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.

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January 6, 2019

Campus Watch program begins January 8 at DSU

Safety/security program offers evening hours assistance

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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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December 5, 2018

South Dakota Consumer Protection Division and Dakota State Partner in Joint Cybercrime Initiative

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

Adjacent State Students Offered South Dakota 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.

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December 2, 2018

Bob Sutton chosen as DSU’s fall commencement speaker

Ceremony will be held on December 8

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November 27, 2018

SBS CyberSecurity and CEO to sponsor women in cyber security

New $30K scholarship endowment will benefit gender diversity

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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

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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.

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October 31, 2018

IDiG to examine future of game design

Workshop on integrated design in games Nov. 8

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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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October 25, 2018

DSU to host the 2018 British National Debate Team

“Is the American Dream Dead?” debate Thursday, Nov. 1

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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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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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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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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 14, 2018

Young women look for 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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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

Two DSU students chosen for national ThinkCyber fellowship program

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

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NASA downlink at DSU

July 17, 2018

DSU to host Q&A session with the International Space Station

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 to join landmark 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 to speak at GenCyber girls camp at DSU June 26

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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May 25, 2018

2018 Spring Honors list released

Dakota State 2018 Spring Honors list released

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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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CybHER event

May 15, 2018

Role models important for cyber learners

‘You can’t be what you can’t see’

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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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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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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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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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SDPaSS

December 17, 2017

New community partnership will spur workforce development

SDPaSS program announced Dec. 18

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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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October 30, 2017

Industry advisory board reaches five-year mark

Collaboration benefits DSU, businesses alike

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June 6, 2017

2017 Spring Honors list released

Dakota State 2017 Spring Honors list released

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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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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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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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2015 GenCyber: Girls in Cyber Security Camp participants

December 21, 2015

AAUW awards DSU grant to increase female participation in STEM fields

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

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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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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.

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