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Richard Belatti retires after serving on the South Dakota
Board of Regents from 2003 to 2009
of Fame Room at NSU Dedicated to Jewett
State Students Honored with Awards
The South Dakota Board of
Regents presented Northern State University
student organizations with awards recognizing their academic work,
service, and leadership.
Set Tuition and Mandatory Fees for 2009-10
Tuition and mandatory fees
will go up an average of 5.9 percent to cover
the public university system’s general operations next year.
of Mines Offers Graduate Degree in Emerging Field
The South Dakota School
of Mines & Technology has been approved to
offer a master’s degree starting this fall in robotics and intelligent
autonomous systems, an emerging technical field on the cutting edge
of modern robotics.
Takes Journalism Master's Online
The M.S. degree in communication
studies and journalism will be available to students via the Internet
beginning this fall.
State Creates Online Health Informatics Degree
Dakota State University
will begin offering a master’s degree in health
informatics online starting this fall.
Athletes Do Well in Public Universities
A Board of Regents’
report on the academic performance of student
athletes shows athletes and non-athletes generally perform at similar
levels across the public university system.
Scholarship Reaps Positive Impacts
Rigorous course-taking requirements
tied to the state’s merit-based
scholarship has resulted in fewer students needing to take remedial
courses, improved performance on the ACT exam, and enhanced student
retention once they are enrolled in college.
Completes 10 Years of Service as Regents' President
Harvey C. Jewett, president
of the South Dakota Board of Regents since
1999, announced today he will not seek another term as the board’s
Signs Bill Authorizing Higher Education Center in Rapid City
Partnerships Awarded Grant Funding
Seven projects partnering
public universities with South Dakota K-12 schools
will receive nearly $350,000 in federal grant funding to improve science
and mathematics instruction in the middle and high schools.