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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Dr. Kevin Smith presenting to Madison second graders.

May 24, 2024

Mastering a math mindset with gamification

DSU Associate Professor Dr. Kevin Smith and his education students partnered with Madison Elementary’s second-grade classrooms for eight weeks of math activities, which he calls the Chasing Einstein Challenge.

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DSU College of Education and Human Performance faculty gathered around a computer.

May 23, 2024

Virtual Teach Camp returns to DSU

Dakota State University’s College of Education & Human Performance’s annual virtual Teach Camp returns on Friday, June 7. The free, one-day conference, open to all PK-12 teachers, is held via Zoom. Participants interested in earning one graduate credit for attending can do so for a $40 fee. Sessions will begin at 8:15 a.m. and continue until 3:30 p.m. CT.

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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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Dr. Luke Chowning teaching a kinesiology class.

May 15, 2024

From reps to strides

Dakota State University’s exercise science program goes beyond the sweat, teaching students about the human body, physical activity, health, nutrition, research and exercise prescription for athletes and the general population.

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Chester Teacher of the Year Sara Mersch

May 1, 2024

DSU graduate named Chester Teacher of the Year

Chester Teacher of the Year Sara Mersch knows the school district well, having graduated from Chester High School in 1996. She walked the same halls her students walk now, ate in the same cafeteria.

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Ben Witt

April 29, 2024

DSU College of Ed to become College of Education & Human Performance

The potential for growth in Dakota State University’s heritage mission of education is bringing about a name change.

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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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Madeline Hegg

April 19, 2024

Inspired to Educate

By the third grade, Madeline Hegg already knew what she wanted to be when she grew up. Like many individuals who choose to pursue a career in education, she was inspired by teachers throughout her schooling.

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Dr. Luke Chowning teaching a kinesiology class.

April 5, 2024

DSU creates new double major option

Dakota State University students interested in a future in the medical field can now double major in Biology and Exercise Science.

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Future AI Generated Image

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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Students utilizing flexible seating options in Dr. Scott Klungseth's Exercise Science class.

March 12, 2024

Klungseth researching flexible seating in college setting

Pedal. Glide. Stand. Balance. These are a few of the options available in flexible seating classrooms, or classrooms that allow for student movement. While there has been plenty of research on flexible seating in the K-12 education environment, that hasn’t been the case in higher education, so Dr. Scott Klungseth, Associate Professor in Exercise Science at Dakota State University, is looking to change that.

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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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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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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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Stephanie Veltkamp and her grandmother, Arlene Johnson Hoek.

January 5, 2024

Generations unite

Stephanie Veltkamp’s grandmother, Arlene Johnson Hoek, graduated from high school in 1953 and went on to earn her teaching certificate from DSU, when it was known as General Beadle State Teachers College. Now, Veltkamp is earning her teaching degree from Dakota State through the Teacher Apprenticeship Pathway (TAP) program.

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Summer Schultz (right) with her son Brayden Pankonen, a freshman on the men's basketball team at DSU.

January 5, 2024

A legacy of leadership

DSU alumna Dr. Summer Schultz (B.S. ‘98, M.S. ‘03) was inspired to become an educator by many individuals. Most notable among these was her father, a high school principal and athletic director at Colman-Egan.

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Dr. Katie Anderson

December 27, 2023

Anderson leads literacy at DSU

Over the past five years, Anderson has been the higher education representative through the South Dakota Department of Education State Personnel Development Grants (SDPG) program, and worked with six other educators to create a literacy framework or literacy plan for South Dakota.

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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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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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Fall photo of campus featuring the Karl Mundt Library.

November 14, 2023

Grants awarded for faculty research

Faculty Research Initiative (FRI) grants for the 2023-24 school year have been selected.

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Student on a computer.

November 13, 2023

For educators, ongoing learning around technology is vital to their profession

Technology permeates nearly every aspect of our lives, and education is no exception. This makes Dakota State University’s Master of Science in Educational Technology (MSET) program an asset to a career in education.

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Student in the esports room.

November 13, 2023

DSU adds graduate certificate in esports coaching

After successfully adding a competitive esports program at Dakota State in the fall of 2019, DSU is expanding it from the athletics arena to the classroom. It is now offering a graduate certificate in Esports Coaching.

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DSU College of Education students walk out of the Kennedy Center on campus.

October 5, 2023

Educators Rising Learning Expo at DSU Oct. 11

Dakota State University’s College of Education is excited to host the Educators Rising Learning Expo on Wednesday, Oct. 11.

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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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Graphic for Trojan Days 2023 with General Cy in the background.

September 14, 2023

Suzy Collignon-Hodgen & Max Hodgen named parade marshals

Dakota State alumni Max Hodgen (B.S. ’97 & ’99, M.S. ’09) and Suzy Collignon-Hodgen (B.S. ’98) are the 2023 Trojan Days Parade Marshals. The couple’s origins began at DSU.

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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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A book flipped open on a counter.

September 6, 2023

Experiences prepared alumna for administrative position

Throughout her career in education, Becky Fjerstad (B.S. ’95) has served in various positions, such as paraprofessional, middle school teacher, and elementary school teacher. She is now beginning her second year as an administrator for the elementary school of her hometown of Wessington Springs.

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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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Viana Mote

August 16, 2023

From one Madison to another

A journey that began in Madison, S.D., ultimately led Viana Mote to another Madison – Madison, Ala. A love of teaching and technology led Viana Mote to Dakota State. Sharing that passion with her students at James Clemens High School has earned her the Chiquita Marbury Technology Innovation Award after her first year of teaching there.

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hands on a laptop computer

August 9, 2023

From Teacher's aide to teacher

South Dakota has developed an apprenticeship program for paraprofessionals who have not completed their teaching degree. Through the Teacher Apprenticeship Pathway, paraprofessionals will be able to take classes to complete their degrees while remaining in the classroom. Those seeking to earn elementary and special education degrees will complete their courses through DSU.

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DSU student playing esports.

July 24, 2023

DSU adds Intro to Esports course

Dakota State is launching an Introduction to Esports course for the fall semester. The course, open to all students, is online and structured around independent research and lectures, according to Instructor and DSU Esports Coach Andy Roland.

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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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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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Stock image of hands holding a tablet with graphs and symbols over it surrounding the word teaching in a box.

May 16, 2023

Virtual Teach Camp returns May 30

Dakota State University’s virtual Teach Camp returns on Tuesday, May 30.

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Image of Dakota State University campus looking at the Kennedy Center which houses the DSU College of Education

May 15, 2023

Teacher Apprenticeship Pathway accepting applications

Today, the South Dakota Department of Education distributed applications to its new Teacher Apprenticeship Pathway program to thousands of para-educators (paras) in all accredited school districts across the state.

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Kevin Smith

May 9, 2023

Gamification in Education

As enrollment declines and online options proliferate, colleges and universities are hoping gamification will help boost student participation and engagement in classroom and campus activities.

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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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Jazlynn Pederson

May 3, 2023

The Power of ‘Yet’

Jazlynn Pederson has had an interesting journey in higher education.

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Dr. Vicki Sterling has been named to the Dakota State University Hall of Fame

April 5, 2023

Sterling named to DSU Academic Hall of Fame

Dr. Vicki Sterling has been named to the Dakota State University Hall of Fame for her innovation, research, and creativity in teaching literacy at DSU.

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headshot photo of Alison Logue.

March 14, 2023

Researching differentiated instruction in math

Differentiated instruction is Alison Logue’s research topic for the Student Research Initiative (SRI) grant she received for the 2022-23 school year.

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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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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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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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Snowy covered tree branch in front of Kennedy Center which houses the College of Education

January 23, 2023

DSU College of Education receives Department of Labor grant

Dakota State University’s College of Education is one of four organizations receiving a grant to develop apprenticeship programs for high school students from the South Dakota Department of Labor.

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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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Miss Days of '76 Callie Mueller photo credit belongs to Dakota Sky Stone

December 29, 2022

Rodeo Queen lessons apply to classroom

On July 25, Callie Mueller was crowned Miss Days of ’76 Rodeo Queen. Her role as Rodeo Queen is not dissimilar to her role as a student teacher in the classroom.

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DSU Instructor Kindra Schneider

December 21, 2022

Kindra Schneider’s passion for teaching is contagious

Kindra Schneider started her career at DSU as an education student. After time in the workforce, both in and outside the education industry, she returned to DSU as an instructor.

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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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Collin Knudson, SD Principal of the year for 2022

November 4, 2022

DSU alumnus Knudson named SD Principal of the Year

Collin Knudson, the high school principal of Tea Area High School for the past 10 years, was recognized as 2022’s South Dakota Principal of the Year.

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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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Kennedy Center in October 2022

October 17, 2022

School Sims provides safe learning opportunities

School Sims, an organization that provides a library of simulations, enables educators and aspiring educators to walk through different scenarios with options to choose from on how to respond.

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Photo of the DSU Campus in fall

October 11, 2022

Undergraduate student research grants awarded

The Undergraduate Student Mentored Research Initiative (SRI) program gives students the chance to conduct research with a faculty mentor, giving them hands-on research experience.

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Online Elementary Education/Special Education student Meg Turner

September 26, 2022

Turner’s life changed by DSU

Online student Meg Turner spent eight years in the Army, and was stationed in Sioux Falls, S.D., when she became a Trojan. Today, she is living in her home state of Texas where she is student teaching this fall.

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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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DSU alumna Lisa Olson is back to earn her elementary education degree

September 19, 2022

DSU alumna returns for new degree

After earning two degrees from Dakota State in 2007, Lisa Olson returned to DSU as an online student to earn her elementary education (ELED) degree in January 2020.

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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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DSU alumna Stacy Van Overbeke

September 7, 2022

From paraprofessional to teacher

DSU College of Education graduate, Stacy Van Overbeke, has spent a lot of time in the classroom, first as an occupational therapy assistant, then as a paraprofessional, and now in her current position as a special education teacher.

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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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Neumans

July 20, 2022

DSU GenCyber Camps are a family affair

Camping is a wildly popular summertime activity for many families, but the Neumans have put a distinctive twist on family camping this year.

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Havrevold-TeachCamp

July 14, 2022

Tech lessons for teachers

Middle School teacher Kayla Havrevold had a good technology foundation with her DSU degree, but wanted to learn even more about cybersecurity and technology, so she attended the 2022 GenCyber Teacher camp.

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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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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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The Kennedy Center at DSU, which houses the College of Education

May 9, 2022

DSU Virtual Teach Camp returns

Dakota State University’s Virtual Teach Camp returns on June 3. DSU Teach Camp is a one-day virtual conference with all sessions held via Zoom. It is open to all PK-12 teachers. The event is free, or $40 for participants who would like to receive one graduate credit.

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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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Dr. David De Jong and family

May 2, 2022

David De Jong named new Education Dean at Dakota State

Dr. David De Jong has been named the new Dean of the College of Education at Dakota State University.

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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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Image of the Kennedy Center at DSU

April 20, 2022

DSU Alumna Camrin Vaux wins Milken Award

Dakota State University 2006 alumna Camrin Vaux has won one of the highest honors in education, a Milken Educator Award.

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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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Katelyn Hoppe and Grant Svikulis love each other, sports, and DSU. Together they transferred to Dakota State and are majoring in exercise science.

February 14, 2022

Better together at DSU

When Katelyn Hoppe and Grant Svikulis first met at Williston State College in North Dakota, it was their love of sports that brought them together.

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Curtis Bentley (left) and Beth Heidemann are co-founders of Go2Science. They will speak about their entrepreneurial experience through a virtual presentation at DSU on Feb. 16.

February 8, 2022

Science entrepreneurs on ‘A Great Adventure’

For National Entrepreneur Week February 12-19, Dakota State is hosting a virtual presentation to highlight two of these individuals, Beth Heidemann and Curtis Bentley, who left successful teaching and scientific careers in 2017 to create a business called Go2Science.

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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Lecture schedule

September 24, 2021

With Deep Roots, Foliage Thrives

In partnership with the Association of Chinese Artists in American Academia, Dakota State University’s Digital Arts and Design program are hosting a one-day virtual conference “With Deep Roots, Foliage Thrives” the forum of Across the Divide International Art and Design Education on September 30.

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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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Dawn Bonham, a DSU education alumna, recommends students believe in themselves to take advantage of opportunities.

September 13, 2021

Believing in yourself makes all the difference

Dawn Bonham is starting a new role in her 30th year of teaching. She recommends people believe in themselves to take advantage of new opportunities.

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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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Completing the prescribed burn: Natalie assisted with completing a prescribed grass fire earlier this year.

August 11, 2021

Achieving a dream

Natalie Van Wyhe’s time attending DSU helped her achieve a lifelong goal of becoming a firefighter.

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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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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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