Dickinson State University

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291 Campus Drive
Dickinson, ND 58601

Dickinson State University’s value as a public institution of higher education extends well beyond its classrooms and laboratories. DSU contributes to virtually every facet of life in North Dakota. The state,s economic vitality, educated workforce, cultural capital, and quality of place all benefit from the driving force of the vigorous and entrepreneurial university DSU has become. DSU,s influence extends well beyond the borders of North Dakota. The university,s Global Awareness Initiative has engaged DSU students, faculty and administrators in an informed dialogue about globalization and cultural diversity with educators at universities in eight countries, including China, Russia and Ukraine.\r\nDSU’s Global Awareness Scholarship Program is designed to attract the best and brightest students from around the world. Currently, the university is host to more than 260 international students representing 29 different countries. \r\nDSU recently opened Hawks Point, a senior living facility located on campus that features 89 units, including 11 independent living cottages and a 78-unit main building. The facility also houses two classrooms, a lounge/bistro, an upscale dining facility, library, conference room, activity and billiards room and a hair salon. Dickinson State is the smallest university in the country to have a facility like this. DSU and Voronezh State University in Russia recently signed an agreement to provide dual degree opportunities to VSU students. Under the agreement, students who attend VSU for two to three years and matriculate at DSU for up to two years will be able to earn a DSU Bachelor of Arts degree in either Business or Political Science, while also fulfilling the requirements for their degrees at VSU. More than 450 individuals from 25 states attended DSU,s first annual Theodore Roosevelt Symposium in October 2006. The symposium focused on Roosevelt,s thirst for adventure in Africa, Cuba and the American West and featured best-selling authors and Roosevelt scholars Douglas Brinkley, Candice Millard, Patricia OToole, Tweed Roosevelt and DSU Theodore Roosevelt Scholar in Residence Clay Jenkinson. In addition, student achievement continues to be a cornerstone of DSU excellence. A few examples, 98.7% of the DSU graduating class of 2006 are employed or continuing their education.DSU students pass rates on the most recent national certified public accountants exam rank 14% above the national average and first among all North Dakota colleges and universities.95.8% of DSU Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) students passed the national licensure exam on their first attempt. More than 100 DSU students publicly showcase their research projects in psychology, biology, agriculture, mathematics, nursing and dozens of other areas at the annual Undergraduate Research Conference. DSU Science Club members used a $100,000 NASA grant to help design and build a space suit intended for use on Mars. DSU agriculture students are collaborating on an agrosecurity project that uses Global Positioning System (GPS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology to identify and respond to bio-terrorism against Americas livestock industry. DSU student athletes have increased their leg strength by 40-75% and their vertical jump by as much as six inches in just six weeks by training at DSUs Ben C. Frank Human Performance Center. \r\nTwenty-one high-caliber students in the DSU Theodore Roosevelt Honors Leadership Program were competitively selected to present the results of their undergraduate research at the National Collegiate Honors Council conference in Philadelphia in 2006. A team of DSU student researchers, under the guidance of associate professor of biology Dr. Lynn Burgess, is studying the role of lycopene an antioxidant responsible for giving tomatoes their red color in preventing cancer.

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