Public Affairs News

  • 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).Read more


  • 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.Read more


  • 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. Read more


  • 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).Read more


  • 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. Read more


  • DSU announces a doctoral degree in cyber security

  • Earlier this year, Dakota State University was approved by the SD Board of Regents to offer a doctoral degree in cyber security. The Doctor of Science in Cyber Security will be available starting Spring 2015 semester and will be firmly grounded in computer science and emphasize applied research in cyber security. The degree will produce highly qualified graduates with a commanding knowledge of cyber security to support federal, state and local government agencies, along with the private sector, by providing highly skilled professionals to conduct cutting-edge research and work.Read more



Last Updated: 3/2/12