Dakota State University students walking around campus

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Palmieri

December 7, 2022

Palmieri wants to be on cybersecurity ‘front lines’

DSU student commencement speaker demonstrates integrity . Janessa Palmieri doesn’t even hesitate to describe her dream job.

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Christmas card designed by Lauryn Strand

December 6, 2022

Strand wins Omnitech Christmas card design contest

DSU student Lauryn Strand won the 2022 Omnitech Christmas card design contest.

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Nanocon22

November 7, 2022

A celebration of games

The theme for Dakota State’s annual Nanocon is “Into the Frozen Wasteland,” but organizers expect anything but barren terrain at the Dakota Prairie Playhouse on Nov. 10-13.

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Image of DSU campus in the fall

November 2, 2022

TriBeta to offer community outreach

Dakota State’s TriBeta Biology Honor Society will be providing community outreach on November 7 and 8 in Madison.

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Homecoming Court, (back left) Landan Hand, Jackson Heiberger, Nicholas Carlson, and Jonny Derenge, (front left) Alexandra Smith, Gwendolyn Vongkasemsiri, Tara Freeburg, and Irina Pecherskaia.

September 20, 2022

Homecoming royalty crowned at DSU

Jackson Heiberger and Gwendolyn Vongkasemsiri were crowned king and queen at Dakota State’s Sept. 19 coronation ceremony.

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Dakota State University student and family on campus during family day

September 19, 2022

DSU to connect with prospective families

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

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DODrecipients

September 15, 2022

DSU students receive DOD scholarships

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

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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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PBL Advisor Yenling Chang with student club member Lucy Fods

July 28, 2022

DSU PBL Club finds success at nationals

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

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USCyberTeam3rdPlace

June 17, 2022

US Cyber team takes 3rd at international competition

The U.S. Cyber Team – which features three Dakota State University Trojans – won third place in the first-ever International Cybersecurity Challenge.

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DSU US Cyber Team

June 8, 2022

DSU students to compete on US Cyber Games team

Students from Dakota State are about to make history by competing in what has been called the Olympics of Cyber.

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Archway at Dakota State University

June 8, 2022

DSU Gardening Club plants Giving Garden

A plot in the Madison Community Garden will help the DSU Cooking and Gardening Club supply potatoes for the DSU Food Bank and the Madison Food Bank this fall.

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Film students touring the KELOLAND studio

April 29, 2022

Film students find experiences outside the classroom

This semester, juniors and seniors in the Dakota State film program have gained experience outside the classroom, touring news stations, assisting with the production of a late-night television show, and participating in film competitions.

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DSU team members include Annabelle Klosterman (left), Gaelin Shupe, Tyler Thomas, Jackson Heiberger, Shane Donahue, Cody Mayer, Austen King, and Jacob Hince.

April 27, 2022

DSU team places second at National CCDC

The Dakota State University team placed second in the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (NCCDC) in San Antonio, Texas on April 21-22.

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Rendering of the new DSU Athletics Events Center

April 26, 2022

DSU Athletics Events Center groundbreaking May 2

The public is invited to Dakota State University Foundation’s groundbreaking for the new Athletics Events Center on Monday, May 2 at 3 p.m. at Trojan Field.

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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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image of DSU Science Center

April 21, 2022

TriBeta to host Careers in Science Speaker Series

Dakota State’s TriBeta Biology Honor Society is hosting a DSU Careers in Science Speaker Series on Monday, April 25 at 7 p.m. in the Science Center Auditorium.

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Team members for the national CCDC include: Jacob Hince (back left), Austen King, Shane Donahue, Jackson Heiberger; Gaelin Shupe (front left), Cody Mayer, Tyler Thomas, Annabelle Klosterman.

April 19, 2022

CCDC team heads to national competition

Eight Dakota State students are headed to the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC), taking place April 21-23 in San Antonio, TX, Throughout the 18 years the competition has taken place, a DSU team has been a finalist six times, including a second-place finish in 2013, and a third-place finish in 2018.

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Attendees of the annual scholarship fundraising event DSUnite

April 13, 2022

DSUnite raises over $329,000 for scholarships

The DSU Foundation raised a record-breaking $329,423 at DSUnite, Dakota State’s annual fundraising event.

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Kati Larsen profile image

April 13, 2022

Larsen takes on leadership role in online advising group

Kati Larsen, an academic advisor with The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences, has been named to a leadership position in Distance Advising for Online Education with the professional organization NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising.

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DSU students in the Beacom building on campus

April 6, 2022

Teams Capture the Flag at conference competitions

Diversity and experience bring success to DSU teams in the WiCyS Capture the Flag competitions. Congratulations to our students on their first and second-place finishes at WiCyS!

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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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Job Fair at Dakota State. DSU student getting information from employers at their booth.

January 27, 2022

DSU HR hosts job fair for campus openings

Dakota State University Human Resources department is hosting a job fair for available positions at DSU on Tuesday, February 1 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Karl Mundt Library.

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2. Tate Mohlenkamp during the filming of “The Tall”

December 30, 2021

Students create new film ‘The Tall’

Max Hardyk and Tate Mohlenkamp utilize an SRI grant to make the film “The Tall” and bring light to the film program at Dakota State.

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Shay-Huss

December 22, 2021

Creating her future

Shay Huss: Creating her future. An interest in psychology and computer science led Shay Huss to Dakota State University and the Cyber Leadership and Intelligence (CLI) degree program.

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Dakota State University Esports athlete playing League of Legends

November 17, 2021

DSU Esports program to host Midwest Invitational

Dakota State University Esports is hosting a Midwest Invitational on Saturday, November 20, and Sunday, November 21. It will feature collegiate gameplay in VALORANT and League of Legends, with open to the public, pay-to-play fighting games tournaments.

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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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The Beacom College of Computer & Cyber Sciences

October 21, 2021

Four DSU students on national Cyber Games team

Four DSU students/alumni are among 25 who have been named to the U.S. Cyber Games™ team that will compete internationally in 2022. The team members’ gaming competition skills will apply to real-world problems and challenges in the workforce.

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Jacob Hince, Austen King, and Shane Donahue won the Capture the Flag competition at this year’s Wild West Hackin’ Fest. Not pictured is Gaelin Shupe

October 15, 2021

DSU students win at Capture the Flag

There are no downsides to a Capture the Flag competition. Students reinforce classroom knowledge, develop new skills, and when they are hired by businesses, those companies benefit. DSU students are big advocates – and big winners – in CTF competitions.

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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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Alumni Randy and Theresa Schaefer were the 2021 Homecoming parade marshals.

September 29, 2021

Schaefers see good things in DSU’s past, present, and future

Alumni Randy and Theresa Schaefer credit DSU with all the good things in their lives, and are excited by the good things in DSU’s future.

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erman is a junior cyber operations major from Brandon, SD; she represented the Computer Club. McCrory is a junior Cyber Operations and Network and Security Administration major from Bemidji, Minn.; he is a representative of the Esports Club.

September 22, 2021

Homecoming royalty announced at DSU

Klosterman is a junior cyber operations major from Brandon, SD; she represented the Computer Club. McCrory is a junior Cyber Operations and Network and Security Administration major from Bemidji, Minn.; he is a representative of the Esports Club.

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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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Amy Crissinger, Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

September 10, 2021

Crissinger named VP for student affairs

Amy Crissinger has been named the permanent Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at Dakota State University.

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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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Corben Leo, senior computer science major at Dakota State University

July 15, 2021

Corben Leo secures second win

Corben Leo is using his experience and computer science education to be successful in bug bounties. He has won Hack the Army two years in a row.

Tags: Student Life Stories The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

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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Dakota State student photographer

May 17, 2021

Photo club snaps headshots

The staff of Madison Regional Health Systems received the 2021 Champions of Healthcare Award. MRHF collaborated with DSU's Photo Club to take headshots of MRHS employees for a photomontage project.

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Vanessa Polmateer

May 11, 2021

Distinctive Talent

Dakota State’s Native American Student Association (NASA) Club asked member Vanessa Polmateer to create an original artwork to highlight the issues of violence against Indigenous women.

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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.

Tags: Academics Student Life College of Education College of Business and Information Systems College of Arts and Sciences The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

Mostafa Haque has a goal to advance his game design career to the next level.

February 4, 2021

Game Plan for Success

Mostafa Haque ’16 is using his Dakota State education to reach new goals in his computer game design career.

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Austen King (left), Antonio Lansang, Tarek Abdelmotaleb, and Stuart Kershaw (not pictured) are winners in the first Dean’s Cup.

January 27, 2021

Dean’s Cup keeps students engaged over break

Motivated students are knowledgeable students. To motivate students over the holiday break, Beacom College students were able to participate in a new Dean’s Cup Competition.

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Naomi Vonkeman is a graphic design student and Trojan Ambassador at DSU graduating in May 2022.

January 5, 2021

Campus comradery

Graphic design student Naomi Vonkeman loves that DSU’s size allows her to meet and befriend so many people.

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Sound collage

December 17, 2020

DSU students collaborate on sound collage

Digital Art and Design Art 121 students taking Honors 2-D design studied sound during their fall semester, ultimately creating visual images of sound.

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Josh Snook a business management and accounting major from Yate, Bristol, England.

December 14, 2020

International student enjoys family feel of DSU

International student Josh Snook enjoys the family feel of DSU. Snook recommends all students get involved in activities, adding that it completes the university experience.

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Ryan Morganti, Andrew Rotert, and Nick Sandison created an app to function as an early warning system and risk identifier.

December 4, 2020

DSU team takes 3rd in Sanford HealthHack

Three students have ventured into the realm of cyberhealth by participating in and taking 3rd place in the recent Sanford HealthHack.

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 Native American Student Association of Dakota State University

October 9, 2020

Native American Day observations planned at DSU

The Native American Student Association of Dakota State University (DSU NASA) has planned several experiences in honor of Native American Day, Monday, October 12.

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DSU Campus in the fall.

October 7, 2020

Athlete. Tutor. Volunteer. Student.

Student-athlete Marcus VandenBosch came to DSU for a football scholarship, and the caring community has made him appreciate Dakota State even more.

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Trojan Troy marching in parade

September 30, 2020

Homecoming parade protocols considered

Dakota State University’s Trojan Days parade is planned for Saturday, October 3 at 10 a.m. This year’s theme is “Soaring Through the Decades.”

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Graduate student of Dakota State University

September 30, 2020

Have the passion to enact change

The October ceremony celebrates those students who graduated in the spring or summer semester of 2020. The traditional spring commencement ceremony was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Royalty crowned at Dakota State -  Coronation kicks off Trojan Days Homecoming week

September 30, 2020

Royalty crowned at Dakota State

Jacia Christiansen and Piyush Vyas were crowned queen and king at Dakota State’s Sept. 28 coronation ceremony. This event kicked off the 2020 Trojan Days Homecoming week.

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Photo of  Austin Babcock who is attending graduate school and presenting at professional conferences.

September 29, 2020

Faculty mentor students to succeed

Faculty efforts to mentor students result in professional opportunities to attend and participate at cyber conferences like the 2020 Wild West Hackin’ Fest (WWHF).

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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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Sara Stehlik, a network and security administration major at Dakota State

August 17, 2020

Stehlik awarded not one but two SWSIS scholarships

Sara Stehlik, a network and security administration major at Dakota State secures two scholarships from Scholarships for Women Studying Information Security (SWSIS).

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DEF CON 28 logo

August 13, 2020

DSU team takes 1st at national challenge

Dakota State students often place well in cyber competitions, but the team that captured first place in a DEF CON contest in August was made up of DSU faculty and staff members.

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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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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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If only I remember image

May 6, 2020

Students develop Alzheimer’s video game

Nursing homes aren’t your average setting for a video game, but Dakota State student Gabriel Simao and his friends aren’t creating an average video game.

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Phusada with camera

April 15, 2020

Sheehan selected as student employee of the year for S.D.

Phusuda Sheehan, a digital arts and design major, was named South Dakota student Employee of the Year through the Midwest Association of Student Employment Administrators (MASEA).

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April 8, 2020

College Business Plan Competition winners

Three winners have been selected in the 2nd annual Business Plan Competition at Dakota State. Grant Carlson received first place, Elizabeth Olson received second place, and Andrew Rotert received third place

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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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