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Minot State University's Top Stories from 2015

CoB Accreditation10. Business Programs Receive Specialized Accreditation

It's a rare accomplishment for a College of Business to be reaccreditated with no notes and only one observation. But that's what the Minot State University College of Business accomplished when the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education board of commissioners recently reaffirmed accreditation of our business programs.

Trinity MSU Partnership9. Trinity/MSU Partnership Increases Number of Nursing Graduates

Over five years Trinity Health has committed $1 million to expand enrollment capacity in MSU’s Department of Nursing and increase opportunities for nurses to obtain their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. This partnership has helped MSU increase its nursing graduates by roughly 50 percent.

Friend Raising Golf8. MSU hosts Friend-raising Golf Tour

For the past 10 years Minot State University alumni, faculty, and staff have been traveling to regional golf courses to meet the communities, reconnect with alumni, play a little golf and offer a scholarship to a local student.

Power Grant Continued7. Grants Enable Minot State’s Power Center to Remain Dedicated to Student Growth

The POWER Center offers support to students who possess rising potential but need support, motivation and confidence to succeed with their university education. The POWER Center received grants through 2020 to continue its mission and to provide additional resources for students with disabilities.

Homecoming Court6. Homecoming King and Queen Named

Reagan VanTeeling and Alex Buchholz were named the 2015 homecoming king and queen.

Ceramics Open Studio5. MSU art offers open studio opportunities

The Minot State University Art Program offered ceramic open-studio sessions to the public and used the proceeds to fund scholarships for ceramics students.

Sign Language Degree4. New interpreting and Sign Language Degree

In collaboration with Lake Region State College and the North Dakota School for the Deaf/Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Minot State University began offering a Bachelor of Applied Science in Interpreting and Sign Language Studies degree.

Beaver Nation3. MSU Homecoming 2015: 'Building Beaver Nation'

This year's homecoming celebrated several firsts, including: Tailgating on 11th avenue, the return of the Embermen 5 and the Community Block Party's move to 11th avenue.

Summer Theatre2. MSU Summer Theatre commemorates 50 years

Minot State University’s Summer Theatre celebrated its 50th season by producing five favorite shows. “Nunsense”,  “Annie”, “Greater Tuna”, “Little Shop of Horrors” and “The Music Man”. Two of the shows, “Nunsense” and “Greater Tuna,” were performed by their original Summer Theatre casts.

Who's Who1. Record number of MSU students on 'Who's Who' list

Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges selected 35 juniors and seniors for inclusion in the 2015 edition. This is the most students chosen for inclusion in Minot State University’s recent history.

Published: 12/30/15

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