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October 2, 2020

Van Erdewyk named to Academic Hall of Fame

After 37 years at DSU, his former colleagues deemed Dr. Zeno Van Erdewyk's career so significant that he has been chosen as the 2020 Academic Hall of Fame inductee.

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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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Daisies captured in campus landscape picture

August 18, 2020

Munger volunteers time on Miss America selection committee

Jennifer Munger, instructor of Special Education at Dakota State, was one of those who served on the Miss America Organization (MAO) selection committee.

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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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Bridget Thill, Elementary Education (BSE), '22.

August 13, 2020

Learner for Life

Bridget Thill always dreamed of being a teacher. She wants to be a teacher to help kids fall in love with learning and teach them how to be confident in their abilities.

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August 7, 2020

MSET program prepped graduates for online teaching in pandemic

Dakota State’s Master of Science in Educational Technology (MSET) has helped prepare teachers to be adaptable with technology in or outside of schools.

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Sammy Drummond

July 23, 2020

Rocketing into research

Sammy Drummond came to the U.S. from Australia so that he could play baseball while continuing his academic studies. This led him to Dakota State University where he is a senior physical science major.

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Two alumni – Brandi and Andrew Fiegen, credit their education and MSET degrees with their success teaching at an international school in Thailand.

July 10, 2020

Alums prepared for changing teaching environments

The Master of Science in Educational Technology (MSET) program prepares students for technology-enriched classrooms anywhere in the world, under any circumstances. Two alumni – Brandi and Andrew Fiegen, credit their education and MSET degrees with their success teaching at an international school in Thailand.

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June 1, 2020

Molly Kuxhaus

Molly Kuxhaus wants to the be the reason children go from hating school to looking forward to it. Through the online education program, Molly Kuxhaus reached her goal of becoming a teacher.

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May 29, 2020

DSU hosting virtual Teach Camp

As educators continue to adjust to changes related to COVID-19, DSU modified their annual summer camps for educators to be offered online. DSU Camp Teach is combination of DSU STEAM Camp and the Trauma Sensitive Teaching Conference.

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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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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 23, 2020

DSU student teachers adjust to teaching online

DSU student teachers continue to make an impact in their classrooms, despite the COVID-19 pandemic that has required schools to transition to online learning.

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Zach Wilson

April 8, 2020

DSU alum and instructor shares experience

Zach Wilson graduated from Dakota State’s respiratory care program in 2015. Now he’s an instructor for the program, along with working for Sanford Health in their respiratory care department and as a flight team member.

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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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March 16, 2020

DSU moves to online classes March 23 – April 3

Dakota State University continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and make decisions that are in the best interest of everyone in the South Dakota Board of Regents (SDBOR) system. The health and safety of our students, faculty and staff throughout the state remain our top priority and we continue to monitor the situation around the clock.

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March 13, 2020

DSU takes action with upcoming events

Dakota State is postponing, moving to online formats, or cancelling all events through April 13. This is a precautionary measure to lower the risk of COVID-19 exposure to the university community, current and prospective students, and guests to campus. Updates are available on the coronavirus alert page at DSU.edu regarding specific events.

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March 12, 2020

Dakota State extends spring break to respond to pandemic

Dakota State University is joining the other five universities in the South Dakota Regental System in the decision to extend the 2020 spring break an additional week in response to the situation with coronavirus (COVID-19). As of March 12, there have been no confirmed cases at Dakota State, in Madison or Lake County.

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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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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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poverty simulation

December 20, 2019

Level III education students participate in poverty simulation

Dakota State level III education students participated in a simulation that exposed the future teachers to what it’s like for families living at or below the poverty line.

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Tom Farrell

December 3, 2019

Tom Farrell

Tom Farrell has always been willing to try new opportunities, a characteristic which has led him to a 49-year career teaching at Dakota State.

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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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June 7, 2019

Camp teaches STEAM activities to teachers

Teachers offer insight through Ignite Talks

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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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February 12, 2019

Gamification helps train future teachers

DSU students are requesting postcards for classroom challenge

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College of Education faculty speaks with KSFY reporter

December 17, 2018

College of Education on KSFY

KSFY visited with our College of Education faculty about technology and teaching practices.

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Dr. Kevin Smith operates Dewey

December 9, 2018

Robot offers new learning, teaching opportunities at DSU

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December 4, 2018

Adjacent State Students Offered South Dakota Tuition Advantage

South Dakota Advantage, offers new freshmen students and new transfer students from Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, and Colorado a tuition rate equivalent to the resident undergraduate rate set at each South Dakota public university.

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Elementary Education now offered online

October 9, 2018

Dakota State University first in state to offer online el ed degree

DSU also adding minor in English language learner

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September 17, 2018

From talking like a pirate to teaching like one

DSU uses “Teach Like a PIRATE,” to prepare future DSU student teachers.

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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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February 19, 2018

ECET2 conference to celebrate teacher leadership

“Of all the hard jobs around, one of the hardest is being a good teacher,” said Maggie Gallagher, an American writer.

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shooting a rocket down the halls of the Kennedy Center

November 21, 2017

Poetry added to DSU, St. Thomas STEM collaboration

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June 6, 2017

2017 Spring Honors list released

Dakota State 2017 Spring Honors list released

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Regental Awards

April 18, 2017

2017 Honors Banquet

Dakota State University held its annual Honors Banquet Tuesday, April 11, at Dakota Prairie Playhouse in Madison, S.D. See below for the honors recognized during the event.

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AAUW Smart Start

March 20, 2017

AAUW hosting salary negotiation workshop

The Smart Start salary negotiation workshop is planned for Tuesday, March 28, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Mundt Foundation, on the DSU campus.

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2016 Honors Banquet

April 14, 2016

2016 Honors Banquet

Dakota State University held its annual Honors Banquet Tuesday, April 12, at Dakota Prairie Playhouse in Madison, S.D.

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2015 GenCyber: Girls in Cyber Security Camp participants

December 21, 2015

AAUW awards DSU grant to increase female participation in STEM fields

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

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OUTSTANDING MALE AND FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

April 16, 2015

2015 Honors Banquet

Dakota State University held its annual Honors Banquet Tuesday, April 14 at Dakota Prairie Playhouse in Madison, S.D

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2014 DSU Homecoming Court

September 16, 2014

2014 DSU Royalty Crowned

The 2014 Dakota State University Homecoming King and Queen were crowned as part of the week-long homecoming festivities.

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