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Preparation + opportunity = success

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

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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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Dakota State University Campus

June 16, 2022

Two DSU students to compete at National PBL Conference

DSU students Lucy Fods and Cooper Vincent are traveling to Chicago to compete at the National Leadership Conference June 24-27.

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Archway at Dakota State University

June 8, 2022

DSU Gardening Club plants Giving Garden

A plot in the Madison Community Garden will help the DSU Cooking and Gardening Club supply potatoes for the DSU Food Bank and the Madison Food Bank this fall.

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Image of Dakota State University campus

June 2, 2022

Regional eighth graders participate in JA Day

Seventy-six eighth-graders from Colman-Egan, Chester, Rutland, and Oldham-Ramona schools participated in Junior Achievement (JA) Day at Dakota State this spring.

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DSU Donor Patrick Maroney

June 1, 2022

Maroney donates millions to Trojans Unite Campaign

Thanks to DSU alumnus Patrick Maroney, $7 million dollars have been donated to the athletics facilities for the Trojans Unite Comprehensive Campaign: Building Champions. He has donated an additional $1.5 million to scholarships as part of the Academic Success pillar of the campaign.

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Dr. Rebecca Hoey, our new Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs.

May 31, 2022

Hoey named the new Provost at Dakota State

Dr. Rebecca Hoey will be the new Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs at Dakota State University. Hoey’s experience includes many years at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, including serving as Dean of the Graduate School and Adult Learning.

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List of honor students with DSU Seal

May 23, 2022

2022 Spring Honors List Released

A total of 514 full-time and 191 part-time students qualified for the President’s Academic Honors list for the 2022 spring semester at Dakota State University (DSU) in Madison, S.D.

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Image of East Hall at Dakota State University in spring

May 19, 2022

Inspired to make an impact through research

Kruttika Sutrave enjoys research because she hopes to make people’s lives easier, even if it’s just a small improvement.

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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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Image of Dakota State University campus

May 17, 2022

Delta Mu Delta inducts new members

The Dakota State chapter of Delta Mu Delta inducted new members this spring.

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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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Kory Van Sickle, a social entrepreneur talked with attendees about entrepreneurship

April 26, 2022

2022 business plan competition winners

During Entrepreneurs Day in March, students in the high school and college divisions of the business plan competition were awarded places.

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Three of the many students honored for their accomplishments at the Spring Honors Reception.

April 26, 2022

Honored Students

Dakota State students were honored with a number of awards at the 2022 spring Honors Reception, held April 21, 2022.

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

April 26, 2022

Faculty awards announced at 2022 Honors Reception

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

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Patti Beck, Coordinator of Academic Support Services

April 22, 2022

Here to Help

Patti Beck is here to help students succeed and is driven to find innovative ways to do this. As Coordinator of Academic Support Services, she has instituted new programs and pathways to help students move from thinking “I can’t do it” to “I can’t do it yet.”

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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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Image of East Hall at Dakota State University during winter

March 11, 2022

Researching CEO communication styles on social media

Through a Graduate Research Initiative (GRI) grant Giridhar Bojja is researching CEO communication styles on social media and how those styles may impact their businesses.

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Image of Dakota State University campus

March 3, 2022

DSU faculty and grad students present at DSS Conference

College of BIS faculty and graduate students attended SDSU's Data Science Symposium. They networked, learned from their peers in the industry, and presented their own research.

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The Athletics Events Center is phase 1 of a three-phase athletics complex plan. It includes an upgraded football stadium, relocated track and new soccer stadium, office space, and shared meeting space, as well as classrooms

February 28, 2022

$45 million raised for DSU Athletics facilities

Dakota State is building champions with $45 million raised for the new athletics facilities. This will be transformative for DSU and the Madison community.

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Dr. Yenling Chang, Associate Professor of Finance

February 7, 2022

College of Business runs investment game for area high schools

The College of Business and Information Systems (BIS) hosted a South Dakota High School Investment Challenge for the fall 2021 semester.

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DSU’s Applied Research Lab (ARL)

January 26, 2022

Dakota State announces $90M initiative

On Jan. 26, Dakota State University announced a $90 million initiative to grow the cyber-research industry in South Dakota. Dakota State is known for its nationally recognized programs in cybersecurity.

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This most recent donation from Kern will help fund the multi-phase athletics complex for Dakota State. DSU is currently seeking legislative approval to build Phase I, a new athletics events center.

January 18, 2022

Kern’s $5 million legacy to keep DSU Rising

Local Madison businessman and longtime Trojan Athletics supporter Brian Kern has donated $5 million for the development and completion of a new athletics facility.

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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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Karen-Hildebrand

December 29, 2021

DSU alumna featured in AWS recruiting video

Karen Hildebrand is using her DSU education to break down barriers in agriculture as the Worldwide Technology Leader for the Agriculture Industry at Amazon Web Services.

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Dr. David Zeng and several DSU students, are working with business data to help an area company.

December 21, 2021

Grant benefits business, university, students

College is not just about classroom learning, it’s also about applying that knowledge to the professional environment. A new grant to Dr. David Zeng and his team will help students use their education for a real-life application, and help an area business in the process. Congratulations to Dr. Zeng and the team!

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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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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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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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America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) members

November 5, 2021

Dakota State hosts annual PBL fall leadership conference

Dakota State is hosting the second annual Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) State Leadership Conference.

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TJ Nissen

November 2, 2021

How to build a gaming empire

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

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Dakota State University research staff working in the MadLabs building.

November 2, 2021

DSU to host information meeting on FAST Launch

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

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Josh Pauley, a business marketing student.

November 1, 2021

Applying classroom experience to an internship

Josh Pauley is utilizing classroom lessons at his marketing management internship at Ramsdell F&M.

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DSU’s student and professor in class

October 27, 2021

Heartland supports scholarship investment

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

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East Hall

October 27, 2021

East Hall Open House Nov. 2

An open house of East Hall for the campus and Madison community will take place on Tuesday, November 2 from 3 to 5 p.m.

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

October 27, 2021

SBS/Gamewell Family Scholarship motivates students

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

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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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Fall landscape of DSU campus

October 19, 2021

Hetherington group & DSU announce new osint academy

Dakota State University and Hetherington Group are proud to announce the commencement of OSINT Academy–a collaborative cybersecurity training initiative funded by the National Security Agency.

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 Dr. Kurt Kemper

October 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Danielle Stevens using laptop online to earn her degree

May 18, 2021

Online programming perfect fit for educational journey

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

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Marissa Fick

May 4, 2021

Fick finds home at DSU on campus and online

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

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

March 9, 2021

Advance your career with PhDIS

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

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DSU Gala attendant bidding on auction item.

March 1, 2021

DSU Alum Tony Nour knows the impact of scholarships

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

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Tamara Deutz

February 18, 2021

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

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

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DSU student creating business plan on campus.

February 16, 2021

Benefits from DSU business plan competition to expand

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

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

January 29, 2021

Renae Spohn's DSU journey

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

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

December 14, 2020

International student enjoys family feel of DSU

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

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Dakota State University sign on campus.

December 4, 2020

DSU education prepares for life’s challenges

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

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

November 30, 2020

Connecting through DSU

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

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Dakota State east arch entrance

November 11, 2020

Master's in health information accreditation confirmed

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

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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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Map of the world

November 3, 2020

Strategic marketing course features finnish guest lecturer

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

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

October 23, 2020

Dedication and Determination

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

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East Hall

October 19, 2020

Health information technology celebrates 45 years as a degree

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

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Jacia Christiansen

October 15, 2020

Exploring the world through DSU

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

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DSU Campus in the fall.

October 7, 2020

Athlete. Tutor. Volunteer. Student.

Student-athlete Marcus VandenBosch came to DSU for a football scholarship, and the caring community has made him appreciate Dakota State even more.

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Data visualization example

September 15, 2020

Understanding Messy Data

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

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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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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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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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FBLA logo

July 27, 2020

two students earn first place at national conference

Students placed in the Future Business Leaders-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) Leadership conference.

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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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June 11, 2020

New members inducted into Delta Mu Delta

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

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CybHer girl logo

May 27, 2020

CybHER Conversations to begin June 3

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

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May 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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Omar El-Gayor

May 14, 2020

Omar El-Gayar

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

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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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April 27, 2020

DSU offering short webinars on virtual teaching

College of Business offering three 12-minute Zoom sessions

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Girl with gardening gloves and hat working outside a greenhouse

April 14, 2020

Shannon Bezonia

Online student Shannon Oyler Bezonia recently graduated in December 2019 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in management.

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April 8, 2020

College Business Plan Competition winners

Three winners have been selected in the 2nd annual Business Plan Competition at Dakota State. Grant Carlson received first place, Elizabeth Olson received second place, and Andrew Rotert received third place

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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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Lindsey Vogl

March 19, 2020

Opportunities Everywhere

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

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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 11, 2020

High school finalists selected for business plan competition

This year DSU has expanded its business plan competition to include college and high school categories. Participants are required to complete a business plan, with finalists participating in a pitch competition where they will have 90 seconds to pitch their plan.

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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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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 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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Kayla Mentele

January 1, 2020

Kayla Mentele

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

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Seema Bhandari

September 26, 2019

DSU student attends Grace Hopper celebration

Bhandari awarded scholarship to attend women in computing conference

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September 9, 2019

Miller completes WCET/SAN credential exam

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

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July 22, 2019

Weidler places first at National Leadership Conference

Five of six Dakota State competitors placed in top 10

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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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May 28, 2019

Students & faculty present at conference

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

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Donna Fawbush - 40 year employee

May 9, 2019

2019 DSU Employee Longevity Reception

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

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KAPPA SIGMA IOTA

April 17, 2019

2019 Honors Banquet

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

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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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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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May 25, 2018

2018 Spring Honors list released

Dakota State 2018 Spring Honors list released

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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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October 26, 2017

Business students win recognition at national conference

DSU business students win recognition at national conference

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October 2, 2017

National Health IT Week is October 2-6

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

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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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Girl Scouts  Cookie University

December 27, 2016

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

2017 cookie sales to go digital

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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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Health Information Professional Week

April 5, 2016

DSU Celebrates Health Information Professional Week

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

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Cookie University

February 3, 2016

Cookie University for Girl Scouts at DSU

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

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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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Students using computers

December 13, 2015

Google presents career opportunities to DSU students

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

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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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