Dickinson State University

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Deep roots…wide vision: Dickinson State University (DSU), strategically located near stunning natural areas and in the midst of the booming energy industry, is a training ground for leaders and professionals in more than 75 fields of study in 10 academic areas. DSU’s innovative Theodore Roosevelt Honors Leadership Program prepares students for service-learning opportunities through challenging coursework, interactive team-building and research-based projects. A premiere location, low tuition cost, small class sizes, unique leadership opportunities, and a strong community feel are key qualities of DSU. Established in 1918, this four-year public university has a student body of approximately 1,500 and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCAHLC); Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC), National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)/Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP); the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), and the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). There are more than 50 student clubs and organizations. DSU also offers 21 degrees and one certificate, with six of the degree programs online in Bismarck. Five faculty members with support from the DSU main campus in Dickinson and adjunct faculty provide classes to nontraditional students in the daytime, evening and online in small classroom settings. With the university’s close proximity to the energy industry, nearly 100 percent of graduates find employment upon graduation.

Mission: DSU's mission is to provide high-quality & accessible programs, promote excellence in teaching and learning, support scholarly and creative activities and provide service relevant to the economy, health and quality of life of the citizens of North Dakota.

Dickinson State University's cover photo
07/03/2019

Dickinson State University's cover photo

Dickinson State University's cover photo
07/03/2019

Dickinson State University's cover photo

07/03/2019
Henry Biesiot Activities Center

Tonight's movie at the Biesiot Activities Center has been cancelled due to inclement weather. Our next film will show Tuesday, August 13!

Tonight's Outdoor Movie Night has been CANCELLED due to incoming storms. Our next Outdoor movie night will be Tuesday, August 13th.

07/01/2019
A Minute with Mitzel 7.1.19

In this month's Minute with Mitzel, Dr. Mitzel announces upcoming changes in the University's administrative team. Get the details here: http://bit.ly/2RLBvqR #discoverdsu

Hello Dickinson family and welcome to a Minute with Mitzel. Dr. Carmen Wilson, Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs at DSU has decided...

We had such an incredible Saturday morning at the #RoughriderDays parade! Thank you to everyone in the community who cam...
06/29/2019

We had such an incredible Saturday morning at the #RoughriderDays parade! Thank you to everyone in the community who came out to celebrate Independence Day with us! 🇺🇸 #discoverdsu

DSU faculty members Kevin Moberg, Dr. Debora Hansen Dragseth, and Loretta Heidt attended and presented at the Teaching P...
06/28/2019

DSU faculty members Kevin Moberg, Dr. Debora Hansen Dragseth, and Loretta Heidt attended and presented at the Teaching Professor Annual Conference in New Orleans this month! The conference was designed to support faculty development as well as excellence in teaching. Get the story on our blog: bit.ly/2XExfyL #discoverdsu

06/27/2019
Finish what you started!

Whether you have three classes completed, or you only have three left to go, DSU has a program that can help you reach your goals. Learn more here: dickinsonstate.edu/apply #discoverdsu

It's time for a GIVEAWAY! 🎉We have two sets of tickets for the Roughrider Days rodeo taking place this Thursday, Frid...
06/25/2019

It's time for a GIVEAWAY! 🎉

We have two sets of tickets for the Roughrider Days rodeo taking place this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday! LIKE and SHARE this post to be entered to win! We will tag two winners in the comments this Thursday, June 27, at noon! Free entry to one performance only.

Rodeo Facebook event ➡️ bit.ly/RoughriderRodeo19

Thank you to the Dickinson Roughrider Commission for sponsoring this giveaway!

DSU's first dual mission programs are a success! A workplace communication course offered in May was so well-received, a...
06/25/2019

DSU's first dual mission programs are a success! A workplace communication course offered in May was so well-received, a second session was held to serve the needs of the community! In addition, the CNA course starting July 1 has already reached capacity! Keep an eye out for other great opportunities like these in the coming months. #discoverdsu

DSU Dept. of Agriculture and Technical Studies’ Annika G. Plummer is featured in the latest issue of North Dakota Hori...
06/21/2019

DSU Dept. of Agriculture and Technical Studies’ Annika G. Plummer is featured in the latest issue of North Dakota Horizons magazine! She discusses her experiences as part of Rural Leadership North Dakota, traveling across the U.S. and Chile. She met and learned from many people involved in the #agriculture industry!

Our June Blue Hawk Supporter is the Badlands Big Sticks! They raised $1,600 in support of student scholarships through t...
06/19/2019

Our June Blue Hawk Supporter is the Badlands Big Sticks! They raised $1,600 in support of student scholarships through ticket sales for Blue Hawk Night at the Big Sticks presented by the DSU Heritage Foundation. Thank you for your pride in Dickinson State! #discoverdsu #DSUpride

There is a high demand for nurses on both a local and national level. With about 50 students graduating each year, the D...
06/19/2019
What it takes to educate a nurse

There is a high demand for nurses on both a local and national level. With about 50 students graduating each year, the Department of Nursing at DSU helps to meet those needs. This year's class achieved a 100% pass rate on the NCLEX exam. What's the secret to their success? Dr. Cheryl Lantz, chair of the #nursing department, shares the answer on our blog: bit.ly/2ZCAh46. #discoverdsu

AllDSU Homepage What it takes to educate a nurse5 min readJune 19, 2019 Dr. Cheryl Lantz, Chair, Department of Nursing This piece was written by Dr. Cheryl Lantz for Dickinson’s Heart River Voice publication in June. More than 18,400 nurses are licensed to work in healthcare settings across the st...

Linda Sailer, a longtime writer for The Dickinson Press, visited Scott Gymnasium early this spring to write a story. Lit...
06/18/2019

Linda Sailer, a longtime writer for The Dickinson Press, visited Scott Gymnasium early this spring to write a story. Little did she know, the story she would come away with wasn't at all what she was expecting. A DSU employee helped save a life that day: hers. Read her story here: http://bit.ly/2Xiywvj.

The School of Business and Entrepreneurship received a LEAD Award from HR.com for third place in degrees with an emphasi...
06/17/2019

The School of Business and Entrepreneurship received a LEAD Award from HR.com for third place in degrees with an emphasis in human resources! SoBE also has the #8 Best Online Finance Degree according to Online Schools Report! Find out more about these rankings here: dickinsonstate.edu/rankings #discoverdsu

Dickinson State University and area partners have received a grant to host the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read ...
06/13/2019

Dickinson State University and area partners have received a grant to host the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read in Dickinson and the surrounding communities this fall! Focusing on Tim O’Brien’s “The Things They Carried,” a series of events will be held, including film screenings, book club group discussions, and a special visit from the author! Get the full story on our blog: bit.ly/2ZsmhtB #neabigread #discoverdsu

Managed by: Arts Midwest

Partners: Dickinson Area Public Library, Bowman Regional Public Library, Dickinson High School, Trinity High School, DSU Heritage Foundation

Sponsors: Ramada Grand Dakota Lodge Dickinson, DSU Heritage Foundation

Mr. Kevin Moberg is featured as a contributing author of a chapter in a digital handbook from the Network of Excellence ...
06/12/2019
Moberg co-authors book chapter geared toward preparing effective teachers

Mr. Kevin Moberg is featured as a contributing author of a chapter in a digital handbook from the Network of Excellence in Teaching! Check out this story on our blog: http://bit.ly/2F602lo #discoverdsu #DSUpride

AllDSU Homepage Moberg co-authors book chapter geared toward preparing effective teachers1 min readJune 12, 2019 Mr. Kevin Moberg, assistant professor of English and education at Dickinson State On May 21, the Network for Excellence in Teaching (NExT) announced a digital launch of a book for which D...

Hey, graduates! Diplomas are in the mail and on their way to you! Also, we've added more graduation photos to Flickr! Ch...
06/11/2019

Hey, graduates! Diplomas are in the mail and on their way to you! Also, we've added more graduation photos to Flickr! Check them out here: bit.ly/2019SpringGrad #discoverdsu #alwaysabluehawk

Want to become a great teacher? Start with a greatprogram! Dickinson State's accreditation by CAEP means our teacher can...
06/07/2019
Dickinson State among 42 Teacher Prep Programs Recognized for National Excellence in Educator Prep

Want to become a great teacher? Start with a great
program! Dickinson State's accreditation by CAEP means our teacher candidates are ready to take on a classroom. Learn more on the blog: bit.ly/2Z7kBFw #discoverdsu #edprepmatters

AllDSU Homepage Dickinson State among 42 Teacher Prep Programs Recognized for National Excellence in Educator Prep3 min readJune 7, 2019 DSU now 1 of 238 total providers in the U.S. meeting rigorous CAEP Accreditation Standards to better prepare the teachers of tomorrow The Council for the Accredita...

06/04/2019
Esports at DSU

Esports are coming to Dickinson State. Visit bluehawkesports.com to get in the game! #discoverdsu #hawksareup #esports

Each year, two graduating seniors are recognized for their incredible achievements at Dickinson State. We took a moment ...
05/30/2019
An interview with Dickinson State’s 2019 Outstanding Graduate Award winners

Each year, two graduating seniors are recognized for their incredible achievements at Dickinson State. We took a moment to catch up with Allisha Dworshak and Thomas Sease, our 2019 Outstanding Graduates, now that they have become Blue Hawk alumni and are moving on to the next stage in their lives. bit.ly/2Xc6Www #discoverdsu #alwaysabluehawk

AllDSU Homepage An interview with Dickinson State’s 2019 Outstanding Graduate Award winners10 min readMay 30, 2019 Allisha Dworshak (left) and Thomas Sease (right) receiving the Outstanding Graduate awards from DSU Heritage Foundation Executive Director Ty Orton. Allisha Dworshak and Thomas Sease ...

Dickinson State participated in Walk@Work 2019 today! The annual statewide event is hosted by Governor Doug Burgum and N...
05/30/2019

Dickinson State participated in [email protected] 2019 today! The annual statewide event is hosted by Governor Doug Burgum and North Dakota Public Employees Retirement System - NDPERS agencies and promotes the health benefits of incorporating #physicalactivity into the workday.

Students in Mr. Kevin Moberg's Adolescent Literature class just wrapped an interesting semester in which they collaborat...
05/23/2019
Dickinson State class offers unique collaboration with ND teachers

Students in Mr. Kevin Moberg's Adolescent Literature class just wrapped an interesting semester in which they collaborated with K-12 educators across North Dakota. Get the story here: bit.ly/2X2utQp #discoverdsu

AllDSU Homepage Dickinson State class offers unique collaboration with ND teachers2 min readMay 23, 2019 Dickinson State University students taking Adolescent Literature, one of Mr. Kevin Moberg’s spring classes, just completed a semester-long collaboration with K-12 educators from around the...

We are impressed by the hard work of our Blue Hawks! #discoverdsu #DSUpride
05/23/2019
Spring 2019 Dean's List

We are impressed by the hard work of our Blue Hawks! #discoverdsu #DSUpride

At the end of each regular semester, Dickinson State University recognizes those students named to the Dean's List. Eligible students must be enrolled full-time and must earn at 3.5 GPA or higher.

Hard work pays off! Keep it up, Blue Hawks! #discoverdsu #DSUpride
05/23/2019
Spring 2019 President's List

Hard work pays off! Keep it up, Blue Hawks! #discoverdsu #DSUpride

At the end of each regular semester, Dickinson State University recognizes those students named to the President's List. Eligible students must be enrolled full-time and have a minimum semester grade-point average of 3.9 or higher.

Dickinson State has not only the highest NCLEX-RN pass rate in North Dakota but also the lowest cost compared to other B...
05/21/2019

Dickinson State has not only the highest NCLEX-RN pass rate in North Dakota but also the lowest cost compared to other Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs. Get the details on this ranking here: dickinsonstate.edu/rankings. #discoverdsu

DSU has played a role in Thadd ODonnell's life for over half of it. He has walked the halls as a student, a professor, a...
05/20/2019
Preparing generations of health and physical education professionals

DSU has played a role in Thadd ODonnell's life for over half of it. He has walked the halls as a student, a professor, and now, the Chair of the Department of Health & Physical Education. One thing has never changed, though: his commitment to DSU and the community he calls his own. Read about his time in the department, and how it has evolved since he was a student, on our blog: bit.ly/2WUdMq9 #discoverdsu #alwaysabluehawk

AllDSU Homepage Preparing generations of health and physical education professionals3 min readMay 20, 2019 Thadd O’Donnell, Chair, Department of Health & Physical Education This piece was written by Thadd O’Donnell for Dickinson’s Heart River Voice publication in May. The Dickinson State Unive...

Samantha Wohletz, professional advisor at DSU, recently presented at the Region 6 conference for NACADA-The Global Commu...
05/20/2019

Samantha Wohletz, professional advisor at DSU, recently presented at the Region 6 conference for NACADA-The Global Community for Academic Advising. During her presentations, titled "Advising Fine & Performing Arts Students" and "Bridging the Distance Between Online Students and Blazing a Trail to Success," she discussed the amazing things she's doing to ensure success for our students. Great work, Samantha! #discoverdsu #DSUpride

Congratulations to our students who recently graduated from the Department of Nursing! These Blue Hawk alumni will now g...
05/18/2019

Congratulations to our students who recently graduated from the Department of Nursing! These Blue Hawk alumni will now go on to further their education or begin their careers in the field of #nursing. #discoverdsu #alwaysabluehawk #BSN #AASPN

It might not look like summer outside, but it sure feels like it on campus! The halls are empty, and we're using our spa...
05/17/2019

It might not look like summer outside, but it sure feels like it on campus! The halls are empty, and we're using our spare time to gather photos from the last weeks of the semester. Check them out below! #discoverdsu #FridayFeeling

bit.ly/2019SpringGrad ➡️ Commencement
bit.ly/2019OGApics ➡️ Outstanding Graduate Awards
bit.ly/2019TeacherEdpics ➡️ Teacher Ed. Pinning
bit.ly/2019Nursingpics ➡️ Nursing Pinning

P.S. Individual Commencement photos will be added to the Commencement album later on! Stay tuned!

05/17/2019
A Minute with Mitzel 5.17.19

In this month's A Minute with Mitzel, Dr. Mitzel discusses the conclusion of the legislative session and the academic year at DSU, as well as saying goodbye to another graduating class of Blue Hawks. Get it here: bit.ly/2EevwoY #discoverdsu

Hello, Dickinson family, and welcome to a Minute with Mitzel. Our summer season has finally arrived! The campus is unusually quiet with spring graduation hav...

DSU’s Scholarship Corner was awarded with a North Dakota United Workplace Innovation Grant! Dr. Debora Hansen Dragseth...
05/17/2019
DSU Scholarship Corner awarded NDU Workplace Innovation Grant

DSU’s Scholarship Corner was awarded with a North Dakota United Workplace Innovation Grant! Dr. Debora Hansen Dragseth, co-founder of the Corner, discusses how the grant will benefit DSU students on our blog: bit.ly/2EdzA96 #discoverdsu

AllDSU Homepage DSU Scholarship Corner awarded NDU Workplace Innovation Grant1 min readMay 17, 2019 Dr. Debora Dragseth, professor of business administration Dickinson State University’s (DSU) Scholarship Corner has been awarded a North Dakota United Workplace Innovation Grant. The mission of the ...

Annika G. Plummer of the DSU Dept. of Agriculture and Technical Studies recently visited Chile as part of the Rural Lead...
05/15/2019
Learning Outside a Classroom Setting

Annika G. Plummer of the DSU Dept. of Agriculture and Technical Studies recently visited Chile as part of the Rural Leadership North Dakota program! Learn about RLND and Plummer's experience in South America through her story and photos on our blog: bit.ly/2WLCjhd. #discoverdsu

AllDSU Homepage Learning Outside a Classroom Setting3 min readMay 15, 2019 Plummer pictured with a llama at an alpaca and llama farm outside Temuco, Chile. Written by Annika Plummer, administrative secretary for the Department of Agriculture and Technical Studies As the students in the Dickinson Sta...

Dickinson State University welcomes Pete Stanton to the role of director of intercollegiate athletics! Get the story her...
05/14/2019
Dickinson State appoints Stanton as director of intercollegiate athletics

Dickinson State University welcomes Pete Stanton to the role of director of intercollegiate athletics! Get the story here: bit.ly/2EaAPWB #discoverdsu #hawksareup

AllDSU Homepage Dickinson State appoints Stanton as director of intercollegiate athletics2 min readMay 14, 2019 Pete Stanton, director of intercollegiate athletics Pete Stanton has been appointed by Dickinson State University (DSU) President Dr. Thomas Mitzel to serve as the director of intercollegi...

Faculty and staff are the core of an institution, and at Dickinson State, they are recognized for excellence in teaching...
05/14/2019
DSU faculty and staff recognized for excellence in teaching and service at annual awards ceremony

Faculty and staff are the core of an institution, and at Dickinson State, they are recognized for excellence in teaching and service. Visit the blog for this story: bit.ly/2E8INzb #discoverdsu #DSUpride

AllDSU Homepage DSU faculty and staff recognized for excellence in teaching and service at annual awards ceremony2 min readMay 14, 2019 L to R: Dr. Jeremy Wohletz, Ms. Mari Kovash, Ms. Hildee Fike,Ms. Jarri Newton, Dr. Joshua Steffan Visit Flickr for the full album of photos. Dickinson State Univers...

05/13/2019
The Next Step

Are you ready to become a nurse or a CNA? Visit dickinsonstate.edu/nursing to learn more about your opportunities at DSU! #discoverdsu

Congratulations to the graduating class of 2019! Tag @dickinsonstate in your photos so we can celebrate with you! Catch ...
05/11/2019

Congratulations to the graduating class of 2019! Tag @dickinsonstate in your photos so we can celebrate with you! Catch a live stream of the ceremony at dickinsonstate.edu. #discoverdsu #alwaysabluehawk #DSUpride #classof2019

Congratulations to Allisha Dworshak and Thomas Sease on being named Dickinson State University’s 2019 Outstanding Grad...
05/10/2019
Dworshak and Sease named DSU’s 2019 Outstanding Graduates

Congratulations to Allisha Dworshak and Thomas Sease on being named Dickinson State University’s 2019 Outstanding Graduates! Dworshak and Sease were nominated along with 18 other students by faculty in their academic departments for exceptional performance in their fields of study. http://bit.ly/2VkKEqI #discoverdsu

AllDSU Homepage Dworshak and Sease named DSU’s 2019 Outstanding Graduates4 min readMay 10, 2019 Allisha Dworshak and Thomas Sease were named Dickinson State University’s (DSU) 2019 Outstanding Graduates at the Outstanding Graduate awards ceremony held Friday, May 10, in the Student Center Ballro...

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05/09/2019

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Dickinson State is now accepting applications for admission to the online Master of Entrepreneurship program that begins...
05/09/2019
DSU to offer Master of Entrepreneurship beginning fall 2019

Dickinson State is now accepting applications for admission to the online Master of Entrepreneurship program that begins this fall! Check out this incredible opportunity on our blog: bit.ly/dickinsonstateME. #discoverdsu

AllDSU Homepage DSU to offer Master of Entrepreneurship beginning fall 20192 min readMay 9, 2019 Dickinson State University (DSU) received approval at the Dec. 6, 2018, State Board of Higher Education (SBHE) meeting to offer a Master of Entrepreneurship (ME), the University’s second approved maste...

Dickinson State University is seeking applications and nominations for the position of Vice President for Finance and Ad...
05/09/2019
Dickinson State University conducts national search for VPFA

Dickinson State University is seeking applications and nominations for the position of Vice President for Finance and Administration. For more information, visit our blog: bit.ly/dickinsonvpfa.

AllDSU Homepage Dickinson State University conducts national search for VPFA1 min readMay 9, 2019 Dickinson State University (DSU) is seeking applications and nominations for the position of Vice President for Finance and Administration (VPFA). The successful applicant will join a talented leadershi...

Dickinson State University Cheer and Dance is soaring to new heights. We can't wait to see what they accomplish! #discov...
05/07/2019
KX News

Dickinson State University Cheer and Dance is soaring to new heights. We can't wait to see what they accomplish! #discoverdsu #DSUpride #hawksareup

The Dickinson State Cheerleading team is growing in its second official year. Ken Kosirowski stopped by the team's recent tryout to see how their passion is building something bigger than themselves.

The Alumni Spotlight is shining on Brandi Mantz '15. She will be graduating and obtaining her doctorate from Iowa State ...
05/07/2019
Alumni Spotlight: Brandi Mantz ’15

The Alumni Spotlight is shining on Brandi Mantz '15. She will be graduating and obtaining her doctorate from Iowa State University's College of Veterinary Medicine this Saturday and will soon join the staff at Dickinson’s West Dakota Veterinary Clinic as an associate veterinarian. Congratulations, Dr. Mantz! Get her story here: http://bit.ly/2DUTtBH. #discoverdsu #alwaysabluehawk

AllDSU Homepage Alumni Spotlight: Brandi Mantz ’155 min readMay 7, 2019 Brandi Mantz Why did you choose Dickinson State University for your bachelor’s degree? I knew someone that was currently in the biology program. Upon questioning that person about what DSU was like, I knew it would be a good...

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