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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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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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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Group of DSU staff and faculty gather to plant a tree on campus.

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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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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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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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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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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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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TJ Nissen

November 2, 2021

How to build a gaming empire

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

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Dakota State University research staff working in the MadLabs building.

November 2, 2021

DSU to host information meeting on FAST Launch

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

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DSU’s student and professor in class

October 27, 2021

Heartland supports scholarship investment

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

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

October 27, 2021

SBS/Gamewell Family Scholarship motivates students

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

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Karl E. Mundt Library

October 22, 2021

Karl E. Mundt Oral Interpretation Tournament

The 38th annual Karl E. Mundt Dakota Invitational Oral Interpretation Tournament will be at Dakota State University in Madison, S.D.

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Dr. Bradley J. Birzer, Professor of History and the Russel Amos Kirk Chair in American Studies at Hillsdale College (MI).

October 22, 2021

DSU begins new Forum on History and Ethics

Dakota State University hosted its first-ever Forum on History and Ethics on October 21. The forum is a new venture for the university, which is best known for incorporating technology into all majors.

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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Rose garden on DSU's campus

May 24, 2021

DSU hosting virtual teach camp June 4

Dakota State’s College of Education is hosting a free virtual teach camp for teachers on Friday, June 4. This is the second year of the virtual teach camp.

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Ally Bright is student teaching in Minnesota. She will graduate from DSU this month with a teaching degree.

May 6, 2021

Dream. Believe. Care

Ally Bright is the 2020-2021 Koepsell Family Scholarship recipient. She can empathize with the Koepsell family; her mother was diagnosed with cancer when she was 4 and passed away when she was in 8th grade.

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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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Laura Biagi graduated with a BSE in Elementary Education in 2011.

April 8, 2021

Biagi thankful for Elementary Education experience at DSU

After graduating with a BSE in Elementary Education in 2011, Laura Biagi embarked on her teaching career. Now, she teaches fourth grade at Chester Area School in Chester, SD.

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The Math Practice Standards

March 22, 2021

Mentoring Mathematicians

Kevin Smith and two of his students are providing math mentorship to Harrisburg 5th graders. This collaboration is enriching the learning experience of DSU students and a group of burgeoning mathematicians.

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For Jessica Dawson, the MSET program has allowed her to earn a master's degree while teaching full-time.

March 18, 2021

Dawson follows dream to become an educational leader

Jessica Dawson knew the MSET program would be the next step in following her dream to become an educational leader. Now, she's achieving that dream while teaching fifth-grade math at the Madison Elementary School.

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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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Slate board donated to Kennedy Hall.

January 11, 2021

Slate board comes home to Kennedy Hall

Teachers have influenced generations of students, using whatever technology was available to them. Today that is cyber; in the early days of DSU it was slate boards. A new “old school” display of a slate board from the original Kennedy Hall will show students what tools their predecessors used for teaching.

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Photo credit Matt Gade / Mitchell Republic.

October 29, 2020

Driven to Teach

Amanda Hargreaves is driven to teach, inspired by classroom learning and faculty at her alma mater Dakota State. She is the 2021 South Dakota Teacher of the Year.

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Beautiful photo of DSU's campus in the fall

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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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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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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General Beadle statue surrounded by  flowers

August 7, 2020

MSET program preps grads for 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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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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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-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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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

Students engage 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

Dakota State University College of Education has a new team member, Dewey, a robot. Dewey will assist faculty and students in a variety of ways.

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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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Elementary Education now offered online

October 9, 2018

DSU offers first in state 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 grant increases female participation in STEM

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

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OUTSTANDING MALE AND FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

April 16, 2015

2015 Honors Banquet

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

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2014 DSU Homecoming Court

September 16, 2014

2014 DSU Royalty Crowned

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

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