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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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 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-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 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

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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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 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. 

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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

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 present papers 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

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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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.

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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

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.

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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

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.

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Jack Donovan, Layne Meyers, and Janell Healy

May 2, 2019

Hiawatha insane asylum history preservation

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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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.

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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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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

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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

Research grant creates 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

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.

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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 and CEO 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

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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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.

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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

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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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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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 grant increases female participation in STEM

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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