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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DSU’s CySP students walking around campus.

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 all 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 Vice President for Student Affairs, Enrollment Management

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.

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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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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.

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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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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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Trojan Troy marching in parade

September 30, 2020

Homecoming parade protocols consider public health mitigation

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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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 selected

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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