DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS



Phone scam targeting DSU alumni
Dakota State University warns of a phone scam where the caller asks alumni to pay off debt with the University. A call was reported to DSU and local law enforcement this week in which a caller said he was hired by DSU to do collections and that the alumnus owed money. The caller then pushed the alumnus to make a payment to resolve this bad debt.


DSU receives $750,000 grant to provide STEM education for students with disabilities
Dakota State University will receive nearly $750,000 over the next 5 years as a sub-award of the $20 million grant that the South Dakota Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (SD EPSCoR) was awarded earlier this year from the National Science Foundation (NSF). SD EPSCoR developed and submitted the "2020 Vision: The South Dakota Science and Innovation Strategy" proposal, which was subsequently funded by the NSF to enhance the academic research infrastructure in South Dakota and increase both educational opportunities and workforce development in areas related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).


Brian Siemonsma DSU commencement speaker
Brian Siemonsma, current Project Manager at Meta Payment Systems (subdivision of Metabank) in Sioux Falls, S.D., serves as this year’s commencement speaker. Before joining Meta Payment, Siemonsma has been a member of the South Dakota Air National Guard for the last 15 years. As an Air Force Officer (Captain), he serves as the Medical Readiness Officer in the 114th Medical Group.


DSU President’s office to host Dakota 38 + 2 Memorial Ride dinner on Sunday
Dakota State University President’s Office invites the public to attend a free community dinner honoring the Dakota 38 + 2 Memorial Riders, on Sunday, Dec. 14th, at 2:00 p.m. in the Trojan Center Marketplace on the DSU campus.


Estridge receives prestigious environmental research fellowship
Grace Estridge, a DSU Biology major and Chemistry minor, has been awarded a prestigious undergraduate environmental research fellowship in the amount of $50,000 by the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s National Center for Environmental Research (Office of Research and Development).


Area elementary students "attend" college for a day
Elementary students from Oldham-Ramona, Dell Rapids Public School and Dell Rapids St. Mary school will have the opportunity to travel to Dakota State University on April 3rd for Kid's Kollege. Students ranging from 3rd to 5th grade will have the opportunity to explore campus and participate in many educational activities. Students earn this opportunity by accomplishing reading goals throughout the school year.


DSU employees ready to save lives
According to the American Heart Association, effective bystander CPR provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest can double or triple a victim's chance of survival. Dakota State University employees recently had the chance to become certified or re-certified in lifesaving CPR. A total of 47 faculty and staff received CPR certification, with 16 of those being new certifications.


DakotaCon returns with finest in cyber-security
DakotaCon returns to the DSU campus on Friday, Saturday and Sunday April 27th, 28th and 29th with free presentations on Friday from nationally recognized speakers from the world of cyber-security including Hattrick, Moxie Marlinspike, Jon McCoy, Jeff Bullock, Joe Grand, Jared DeMott and hubris.


"Women's Education Women's Empowerment" DSU Women's Day Conference, March 28
The DSU Women's Day Conference, "Women's Education Women's Empowerment" will be held on Wednesday, March 28 in the Mundt Foundation in the basement of the Karl E. Mundt Library and Learning Commons. The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. with speakers throughout the day. The cost of luncheon is $10 and please RSVP to Shelly Rawstern at 256-5177 or shelly.rawstern@dsu.edu by March 23rd. If you do not wish to attend the luncheon, the conference is free to attend and starts at 12:15 p.m.


DSU faculty featured in The New York Times article
DSU faculty member, Kurt Kemper, is featured in a New York Times article on racial law and basketball in the 1950's.


Students and faculty featured in social media story
DSU students, Tara Krause and Bryan Muller, and College of Business and Information Systems faculty member, Chris Olson, were recently featured in a Keloland story about social media in the classroom.


Wounded Knee exhibition features DSU professor's work
DSU professor and gallery coordinator, Alan Montgomery, is currently featured in the Interpretations of Wounded Knee 1973 and 1980 exhibition at The Center of Western Studies (CWS) on the campus of Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D.


Unlimited Possibilities earns gold ADDY and best of class awards
Unlimited Possibilities (UP), DSU's student ran advertising agency, was recently awarded a gold ADDY and Best of Class awards at the 43rd South Dakota Advertising Federation's (SDAF) annual ADDY award show.


South Dakota in Nation's Top Five for Electronic Health Record Usage and Growth
According to a recent report by SK&A, a national healthcare data research firm, physician office usage of electronic health records software on a national scale is at 45.6%, up 5% from July 2011 compared to January 2012 .  Out of all states surveyed, South Dakota is ahead of that national trend and now ranks fifth overall with 57.2%.


Lammers, faculty, donors honored at Legends and Legacy Banquet
Madison attorney Jerome B. Lammers was inducted into the Dakota State University Innovators and Influencers Hall of Fame at the annual Legends and Legacy Banquet March 1.


Faculty recognized at Legends and Legacy Banquet
Dakota State University faculty members were recognized at the annual Legends and Legacy Banquet March 1. The four were selected by their peers for Faculty Excellence Awards. Individual donors sponsor the awards, designed to highlight teaching, service, advising, and research.


DSU continues accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission
The Higher Learning Commission's Institutional Action Council recently reaffirmed Dakota State University's institutional accreditation through the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) process.  The reaffirmation continues DSU's accreditation until the next reaffirmation cycle in 2018-2019.


LIVE COVEREAGE OF THE DSU MEN'S BASKETBALL GAME
Dakota State University's alumni and fans can listen LIVE FREE AUDIO of DSU's men's basketball action versus No. 5 McPherson (Kan.) on www.streaming.dsu.edu/Athletics-Live.  Voice of the Trojan, Jim Hockett, will go on air at 9:30 p.m. (Central Time) with the DSU men's basketball game tip-off at approximately 9:45 p.m. (Central Time).


Coy and Fideler set record-times to earn top honors at NAIA Indoor Track National Championships
Andy Coy and Matt Fideler of Dakota State University produced their career-best place finishers in the final day of the NAIA Indoor Track and Field National Championship meet Saturday at SPIRE Institute Sports Complex.  Both student-athletes earned NAIA All-American honors.


DSU instructors featured in Young Dakota Artists exhibition
DSU instructors Nathan Edwards and Cassie Marie Edwards are proud to be featured in the Young Dakota Artists exhibition, which features 22 artists from both North and South Dakota, all under the age of 40.


HealthPOINT partners with ClearDATA to provide penetration testing for the healthcare industry
Dakota State University's HealthPOINT has been chosen by ClearDATA Networks, Inc., a leading provider of cloud computing and infrastructure services for the healthcare industry, to provide penetration testing services, an essential security testing component.  The partnership combines HealthPOINT's expertise with ClearDATA's distribution channel and customer base.


Farrell honored as DSU Faculty Legend
Longtime Dakota State University faculty member Tom Farrell is the 2012 Faculty Legend award winner at Dakota State University. Farrell will be recognized at the annual Legends and Legacy Banquet, Thursday, March 1 at the Dakota Prairie Playhouse. 


Knowltons are Philanthropists of the Year
r. Doug and Sharon Knowlton are the 2012 Philanthropists of the Year. They will be recognized at the 7th annual Legends and Legacy Banquet at the Dakota Prairie Playhouse on Thursday, March 1.


Dakota State wins first-ever State Farm A.I.I. Men's Basketball Championships
Dakota State led the majority of the game in the 2012 State Farm Association of Independent Institutions (A.I.I.) men's basketball championship game Sunday evening at DSU Fieldhouse.  The Trojans defeated their former Dakota Athletic Conference rival Jamestown (N.D.) 80-71.  It was the first-ever A.I.I. conference tournament title in their first-year membership of the conference.


Sutton featured speaker for Legends and Legacy
Bob Sutton is the featured speaker for the Legends and Legacy Banquet at Dakota State University March 1. The banquet is an annual DSU event, recognizing donors, philanthropists of the year, current faculty along with the faculty legend, and the induction of a new member of the Innovators and Influencers Hall of Fame.