Namrata Luitel and Jennifer Lundemo were named the Dickinson State University 2013 Outstanding Graduate Award winners at the Outstanding Graduate Luncheon held in the DSU Student Center Ballroom Friday, May 10. The Outstanding Graduate Award is the highest honor bestowed on graduating seniors by the university. Luitel and Lundemo were chosen from among 22 candidates nominated by faculty in their academic departments for exceptional performance in their fields of study.
Bobbi Grann, Sheyenne, N.D., will be the lone returner to the big show of college rodeo, having competed in barrel racing and goat tying at the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) last year. This year, Grann will compete solely in goat tying, again representing the region as the runner up in that event behind Black Hills State University's goat tying champion and regional all-around cowgirl, Joey Painter.
Theodore Roosevelt's time as a rancher, hunter and cowboy in the Dakota badlands had a profound and lasting effect on his life, and his legacy continues to shape the North Dakota experience. A new initiative by the Theodore Roosevelt Center highlights a dozen or so specific sites across the state, illuminating Roosevelt's impact on North Dakota.
The Business Education Partnership Committee of the Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce has named Kostas Voutsas, tenured Dickinson State University assistant professor of business, as the 2013 Outstanding Teacher of the Year for Higher Education. Voutsas is an author, corporate trainer and motivational speaker.
Two Dickinson State University students gave presentations at the 27th Annual Red River Psychology Conference in early April at North Dakota State University. This year's conference focused on "Purging Disorder: Evidence for a 'New' Eating Disorder".