Dakota State University students walking around campus

Preparation + opportunity = success

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

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National Science Foundation grant program

June 12, 2024

NSF funds South Dakota STEM education pathways

Dakota State University has joined 10 other state agencies in an effort to create pathways for young learners to become interested in STEM fields. This work will be funded through a National Science Foundation grant program aimed at enhancing the state's research and development competitiveness and promote scientific progress nationwide.

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DSU and Concordia

June 10, 2024

DSU and Concordia blend strengths through a new partnership

Dakota State University and Concordia College (Minn.) are unique institutions of higher learning, but by blending their strengths, they will be able to provide new opportunities for their students’ successful careers.

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List of honor students - General Beadle Statue

May 22, 2024

Spring 2024 Honors List Released

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

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Zach Rohrbach

May 1, 2024

Embrace the Unknown

Graduate student Zach Rohrbach to serve as DSU’s student commencement speaker.

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Student Awards

April 25, 2024

Honored Students

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

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

April 5, 2024

Create and captivate

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

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April 4, 2024

DSU to offer advanced AI degrees

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

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Zach Rorhbach in front of a white background.

March 21, 2024

Beyond the bedside

An interest in science, medicine, and health will often conjure images of potential careers as doctors, nurses, dentists, paramedics, and therapists, but there are other avenues for those who would prefer to work with different aspects of patient care. Health informatics and information include all data related to a patient’s medical history, including their symptoms, diagnoses, procedures, and outcomes.

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Wendy Simmermon teaching one of her classes in the College of Business and Information Systems.

March 18, 2024

DSU to host over 120 youth for JA-in-a-Day

Dakota State University’s College of Business & Information Systems (BIS) will host over 120 youth from rural schools near Madison on Thursday, March 28 for a Junior Achievement (JA) Day learning about entrepreneurship.

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Justice Forster working at his computer in a library.

March 18, 2024

DSU Entrepreneurs Day moves to Sioux Falls

Dakota State University’s fourth annual Entrepreneurs Day will be held in Sioux Falls for the first time, taking place at Startup Sioux Falls on Friday, March 22.

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Jen Easterly the Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency CISA

March 13, 2024

CISA Director looks to inspire the next generation of cyber leaders

Jen Easterly, CISA Director to speak at Dakota State March 22. She will speak at the annual DakotaCon Cybersecurity Conference at 9 a.m. in Dakota Prairie Playhouse.

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40 Years A Brand New Day

February 23, 2024

DSU to celebrate 40 years of technology-focused mission

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

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Beadle Honors Students

February 22, 2024

Camaraderie is Key

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

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 Image of East Hall with bare trees around it and a blue sky.

February 9, 2024

Senior FDIC examiner to speak at DSU

Dakota State University’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Club is bringing Andy McQuistan, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Senior Examiner, to campus to speak to students.

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Daidrick Kibbie (center) with Dan Talley (right) and Mark Hawkes (left) at the hooding ceremony after earning his MBA.

February 9, 2024

Mastering the opportunities of an MBA

Dakota State University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program prepares students for a variety of career opportunities, including entrepreneurship.

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

February 8, 2024

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

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

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AI Quantum Computing

January 29, 2024

DSU Faculty research drives advances in AI, Quantum

Dakota State faculty are leaders in emerging fields like artificial intelligence and quantum.

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A team of CAPITAL Services employees, along with DSU faculty Dr. Austin O'Brien, judged last year's competition.

January 18, 2024

Second annual Data Analytics Competition at DSU

The Data Analytics Competition at Dakota State University has returned for a second year. This free event allows collegiate teams to evaluate big data sets and make data forecasts for real-world business needs. It gives students plenty of opportunities to grow their critical thinking, collaboration, and presentation skills.

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Students in a College of Business course at DSU.

January 11, 2024

Professional accountancy career path opens doors

The term “professional accountancy” may invoke images of a future in bookkeeping or doing taxes, but the career paths with a professional accountancy degree are anything but limited. Graduates can find positions as data analysts, project accountants or C-suite administrators.

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List of honor students - DSU Campus Sunrise

January 5, 2024

2023 Fall Honors List Released

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

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College of Education Students

December 18, 2023

BOR approves expanding SD Advantage program

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

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Justice Forster

December 6, 2023

DSU provides graduates with a competitive edge

DSU provides graduates with a competitive edge. Justice Forster to speak at fall commencement.

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Hands typing on a keyboard.

November 17, 2023

Two DSU programs are eligible providers for SD Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act

The Health Informatics and Information Management associate degree program and the Health Care Coding Certificate program are eligible providers of South Dakota’s Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program.

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Beadle Hall on DSU's campus.

November 16, 2023

DSU Undergraduate research grants awarded

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

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DSU campus photo in fall.

November 16, 2023

DSU Graduate students awarded research grants

The Graduate Research Initiative has selected five graduate students to receive grants to conduct mentored research for the 2023-24 academic year.

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Students walking in front of East Hall.

November 15, 2023

New agreements expand options for students in Health Information programs

Dakota State University has new articulation agreements with regional community colleges for Health Information Management (HIM) programs.

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Science Center

November 15, 2023

DSU awarded grant to help low-income STEM students

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

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Justice Forster

October 17, 2023

FDIC internship leads to job offer

DSU student Justice Forster has accepted a permanent position with the Federal Insurance Corporation (FDIC) upon his graduation in December. Forster spent the summer as an intern for the FDIC as part of the Financial Management Scholars Program.

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

September 26, 2023

Day of Giving and Service successful

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

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DSU Homecoming Court - Back row: Santiago Colla, Casey Te Grotenhuis, Tyler Thomas, and Cody Farland; Front row:  Alexandra Smith, Casey Olson,  Blen Asgedom, and Kalani Mangin.

September 13, 2023

King and Queen crowned at DSU

Tyler Thomas and Blen Asgedom were crowned king and queen at Dakota State’s Sept. 11 coronation ceremony.

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DSU students hold up letters to spell out RISE UP.

September 10, 2023

Join DSU for Day of Giving

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

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

August 28, 2023

Johnson Farms named 2023 Ag Bowl Captains

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

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Campus at sunset

July 18, 2023

DSU announces spring 2023 graduates

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

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FBLA competitors at National FBLA Competition. Pictured (l-to-r): Garrett Leiseth, Justice Forster, Jacob Stricherz, Cooper Vincent, Kalani Mangin, Advisor Dr. Yenling Chang, and Ephrata Yared Feyissa.

July 17, 2023

DSU FBLA members place at nationals

Five of the six DSU students who competed at the 2023 FBLA National Leadership Conference placed in the top 10.

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July 13, 2023

Finding the Future

Brenna Smith, a veteran, and mother of two, has returned to school to earn a degree in Business Administration Technology through DSU's online programming.

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National Cyber Scholars

June 28, 2023

DSU students named National Cyber Scholars

In addition to taking their cutting-edge academic courses, many take advantage of DSU’s encouraging environment to build on that foundation and participate in additional learning and scholarship opportunities.

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Rajeev Bukralia

June 23, 2023

Alumnus finds success in academia

DSU alumnus Dr. Rajeev Bukralia has developed a variety of programs and organizations related to data science in academia.

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Students sitting in a classroom with their computers.

June 6, 2023

New members inducted into Delta Mu Delta

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

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List of honor students with DSU Seal

May 17, 2023

2023 Spring Honors List Released

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

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Conner Tordsen prepares to throw at an outdoor track meet.

May 8, 2023

Tordsen’s final year of accomplishments

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

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Image of East Hall on DSU's campus in spring

May 5, 2023

FBLA students to compete at nationals

Six DSU students will represent Dakota State University and the state of South Dakota at the national DSU FBLA-Collegiate competition.

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Dr. David Kenley

May 4, 2023

DSU diploma is a Ticket to Ride

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

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Dr. Ashley Podhradsky Of Dakota State University

May 3, 2023

Women Reshaping The Cybersecurity Industry

Women Reshaping The Cybersecurity Industry: Dr. Ashley Podhradsky Of Dakota State University On The Five Things You Need To Create A Highly Successful Career In The Cybersecurity Industry

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Jonathan Lancelot is developing a graduate research project with his Tesla into a new company for object detection.

May 2, 2023

A business idea is born from a research project

Jonathan Lancelot is developing a graduate research project with his Tesla into a new company for object detection.

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Justice Forster headshot

April 28, 2023

Forster to intern with FDIC

Justice Forster will spend 10 weeks of summer 2023 as an intern for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as part of the Financial Management Scholars Program.

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NSA Codebreaker Challenge

April 13, 2023

‘Fun’ Codebreaker Challenge

The NSA’s annual Codebreaker Challenge is fun, but also a great way to put students’ skills to the test in a real-world simulation. About 100 DSU students took part in the 2022 event, placing DSU 7th in the national event. Four completed all the challenges.

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DakotaCon 2023 Conquest Laptop

April 6, 2023

Students drive return of DakotaCon

DakotaCon was a wildly popular security conference hosted for many years at Dakota State.

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April 6, 2023

Business Pitch Competition winners

Several finalists competed virtually in the DSU Business Pitch Competition on Friday, March 31.

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artificial intelligence

April 5, 2023

Can AI Tools Like ChatGPT Replace Computer Programmers?

Despite the fast-evolving capabilities of AI chatbots to write code as well as human language, many computer science educators see significant limits for these tools in accuracy, security and copyright infringement.

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lit lightbulb held in a hand atop a desk.

March 27, 2023

Public invited to DSU’s annual Entrepreneurs Day

The public is invited to attend the third annual Dakota State University Entrepreneurs Day on Friday, March 31. The event will take place at Dakota Prairie Playhouse at 11:30 a.m.

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Special Competitive Studies Project (SCSP)

March 21, 2023

SCSP to lead NatSecTech event at Dakota State

DSU to host workshop on techno-economic competition. SCSP to lead NatSecTech event at Dakota State.

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March 21, 2023

National data analytics competition at DSU

Five teams are competing in the final round of a data analytics competition at Dakota State. Sponsored by Capital Services, the event takes place on Wednesday, March 22.

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Chatbot

March 13, 2023

Will AI Chatbots Raise Digital Equity Concerns for Students?

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

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

March 8, 2023

Faculty presented workshop on technology competition with China

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

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CCDC-Team-23

March 3, 2023

Competition Skills

The DSU CCDC team is headed to the national competition in April after winning the At Large region. This experience gives students a variety of skills that are very applicable to the real world.

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Podhradsky-erVa

March 3, 2023

Podhradsky contributes to ERVA engineering report

The Engineering Research Visioning Alliance (ERVA), a U.S. National Science Foundation-funded initiative, released a report in February outlining engineering research priorities to create R&D and technology solutions to make infrastructure “unhackable.”

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Tutors

February 28, 2023

Certified Tutors love their job

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

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MadLabs

February 27, 2023

This South Dakota university is cybersecurity’s next powerhouse

With partnerships at the federal, state, and local levels, Dakota State University provides students and faculty "breadth and depth" in research opportunities and potential career paths.

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ARL-SiouxFalls

February 27, 2023

Dakota State Partners With NSA, Puts $90M into Cyber Research

Dakota State University is partnering with the National Security Agency and investing heavily in recruiting, research and facilities in order to build a regional hub for cybersecurity studies and workforce development.

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

February 21, 2023

DSU Fall 2022 graduates

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

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Kooistra

February 15, 2023

Kooistra named COO & General Counsel of DSU-ARC

Sioux Falls City Attorney Stacy Kooistra has accepted a new position as the Chief Operations Officer and General Counsel for the Dakota State University-Applied Research Corporation (DSU-ARC).

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January 18, 2023

Application Development in Computer Information Systems

The Computer Information Systems major with an Application Development specialization teaches students to develop full stack applications.

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January 17, 2023

DSU alumna finds success in California

Lexi Robson has found career success in California, working at Protiviti as an IT Audit Consultant in San Francisco, Calif.

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Lizzy Elder CIS Business Analytics major

January 10, 2023

CIS in Business Analytics

Computer Information Systems major has two sides: the computer and the business sides.

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List of honor students with DSU Seal

January 10, 2023

2022 Fall Honors List Released

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

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InspiredMinds22

December 20, 2022

Griffiths one of 50 influential women in AI

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

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Image of East Hall home of the College of Business and Information Systems

November 21, 2022

Project Management in Computer Information Systems

Computer Information Systems (CIS) focuses on solving business problems using practical applications of technology. In the project management specialization, students learn how to plan, develop, and execute information systems and technology projects in the business domain.

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JLG-Award

November 17, 2022

MadLabs® design wins architectural awards

The Madison Cyber Labs’ (MadLabs®) design has been recognized by both the North and South Dakota chapters of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

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Business student Kellan Benck

October 25, 2022

Digital accounting certificate adds to students’ skill sets

Digital accounting, which takes place through an electronic format, is now offered at DSU as a certificate, minor, and associate degree.

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CyberGames-SeasonII

October 20, 2022

DSU fields 4 on U.S. Cyber Team Season II

Three DSU students were chosen for the U.S. Cyber Team Season II, which will compete internationally next summer in the International Cyber Games.

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Cota-Wins

October 18, 2022

Cota wins SD Biotech award

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

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Image of computer screen featuring escape room for Health Information Management programs

September 26, 2022

Spohn to present at CAHIIM Fall Festival

Dr. Renae Spohn will be speaking at the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) Online Fall Festival 2022 Summit on Higher Education September 28-29.

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image of Madison Cyber Labs

September 23, 2022

Outstanding alumni awarded at DSU

Dakota State University’s Alumni Association will be honoring winners of the annual Outstanding Alumni Awards at the Homecoming game on Saturday, Sept. 24.

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Dakota State University student and family on campus during family day

September 19, 2022

DSU to connect with prospective families

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

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DODrecipients

September 15, 2022

DSU students receive DOD scholarships

Three Dakota State students are now part of the Department of Defense Cyber Scholarship Program.

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CyberCorps

September 15, 2022

DSU announces new CyberCorps cohort

Nine students have been named to the Dakota State CyberCorps program for 2022-2023.

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MadLabs

September 2, 2022

Being Part of the Solution

DSU receives SBA grant to help businesses stay cyber secure. Just like everyone else, small businesses around the country face cybersecurity threats. This includes the almost 90,000 small businesses in the state of South Dakota.

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Carper Sweetcorn and Produce truck

August 23, 2022

Carpers named honorary captains for 2022 Ag Bowl

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

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Dr. Michael Roach shares presentation on how to start a business

August 1, 2022

Roach shares how to start a business

Dr. Michael Roach shared a presentation on how to start a business as part of the summer program Passport to Adulting, featuring virtual and in-person career workshops for attendees ages 14-24.

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PBL Advisor Yenling Chang with student club member Lucy Fods

July 28, 2022

DSU PBL Club finds success at nationals

In June, four Dakota State University students competed at the Phi-Beta Lambda (PBL) National Leadership Conference (NLC) in Chicago.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dakota State University research staff working in the MadLabs building.

November 2, 2021

DSU to host information meeting on FAST Launch

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

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TJ Nissen

November 2, 2021

How to build a gaming empire

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

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