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International student Christina Mulu thrives in and out of the classroom at Dakota State.

September 18, 2020

DSU Full of Opportunities and Experience

Christina Mulu, an international student from Ethiopia, chose to attend DSU after being inspired by DSU's; emphasis on IT related majors, small size that allows for high engagement on campus, and affordability.

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September 15, 2020

Understanding Messy Data

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

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Jonathan Horn DSU technology student

September 4, 2020

Family knows best

Jonathan Horn has always been interested in computers and technology. After his parents and grandma became aware of some of the program offerings at Dakota State they encouraged him to take a look.

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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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Arica Kulm ’18 MS Cyber Defense ’20 PhD Cyber Defense

August 4, 2020

Cyber defense is a career, not just a job

Arica Kulm was looking for a career, not just a job. After finishing her master’s degree in Cyber Defense, she decided to continue on as one of the first students in the PhD in Cyber Defense program. This gives her the knowledge base for a meaningful, interesting career in a field that is in great demand worldwide.

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Jeramie Sopko

July 23, 2020

Sopko Thrives with Flexibility of Online Degree

Sopko chose to attend DSU based on the school’s reputation in the technology world. “It’s a small enough school for the personal touch in education, but large enough to leverage the cutting-edge technology towards their students’ education.”

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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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July 1, 2020

Victoria Sopko joins DSU alumni board

Victoria Sopko, 2017 elementary education DSU graduate, has joined the Alumni Board. Sopko was inspired to join the board through her own experiences attending alumni events.

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Hands on a laptop keyboard with overlapping security icons within hexagons

June 29, 2020

Protecting personal data

Dustin Steinhagen, PhD student in Cyber Defense, has a passion for defending humans from social engineering. His goal is to fight the societal vulnerability of living in a world where it is so easy to hack a person's mind.

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Mary Francis standing in front of the Karl Mundt Library

June 26, 2020

Reporting on Research

Mary Francis and the staff at the Karl Mundt Library can help you find and evaluate good resources.

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Cody Welu

June 18, 2020

From student to alum to faculty

By the time Cody Welu was in high school, he knew he wanted to do something with computers. An undergraduate, master’s, and Ph.D. later, and Welu is working as an assistant professor in The Beacom College of Computer & Cyber Sciences.

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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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Hunter Baer

May 20, 2020

DSU freshman to attend West Point

Hunter Baer, a freshman computer science major from Garrison, North Dakota, was recently accepted to West Point United States Military Academy.

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Omar El-Gayor

May 14, 2020

Omar El-Gayar

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

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Mary Simmons '23, Cyber Operations (BS)

April 26, 2020

Mary Simmons

When Mary Simmons chose to study cyber, she started researching different cyber schools. Dakota State came up as one of the top in the nation. The programs at DSU are innovative and cutting-edge.

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April 14, 2020

Shannon Bezonia

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

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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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Jacob Garza

March 26, 2020

Jacob Garza

Jacob Garza set out on his college journey with one thing in mind – find a computer science program that was amongst the top in the nation, to compliment his passion for the rapidly growing field.

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Lindsey Vogl

March 19, 2020

Opportunities Everywhere

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

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Mason Wieman

March 16, 2020

Mason Wieman

No other campuses have a Digital Arts and Design program like DSU’s. The major offers four specializations, so Mason Wieman choose to study digital sound design, and “I’m loving it so far.”

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Carl Petersen

February 24, 2020

Carl Petersen

Coming home will be the best thing a Dakota State University education can provide for Carl Petersen. The DSU senior intends to develop a game design studio on the South Dakota reservation where he grew up.

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Alexis VanderWilt

February 10, 2020

Alexis VanderWilt

Alexis VanderWilt is a junior at Dakota State, double majoring in computer science and math for information systems, with a minor in Spanish.

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Kayla Mentele

January 1, 2020

Kayla Mentele

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

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Andrew Kramer

December 19, 2019

Andrew Kramer

Andrew Kramer says transfer students should “use your time wisely…to be active and make new friends.” The two-time DSU alum has stayed on in Madison to teach in The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences.

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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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