Minot State University

Minot State University

DECA finishes with record number of national qualifiers

The Minot State University chapter of DECA finished the North Dakota Collegiate DECA Contest with a record 19 individuals qualified for the International Career Development Conference in Atlanta later in the spring.

Competitions at the state level were held in Individual Case Studies, Prepared Events, and Team Case Studies. Minot State had two individuals, Tyler Sinden and Emily Love finish with first place finishes in Comprehensive Exam during the Individual Case Studies events, while Jonathon Vo earned first place in Prepared Events. Sinden paired with Jameson Hayden for a first-place finish and the team of Aurora Polonio and Juan Diego Jaimes captured first in Team Case Studies.

The qualifiers from the state level will travel to Atlanta in April for the international conference.


MSU’s addiction studies degree best in the nation by Great Value Colleges

Minot State University’s Bachelor of Science in Addiction Studies was named No. 16 in the country according to Great Value College’s 23 Most Affordable Bachelor’s in Addiction Studies for 2020.

Minot State is the only university in North Dakota offering the four-year addiction studies degree.

Great Value Colleges compiles rankings in an effort to contribute to the academic mission of higher learning institutions. The online site provides pertinent, unbiased information for prospective students and working professionals to aid them in making more informed decisions as they seek to further their education.

Along with affordability, Minot State was selected for the institution’s overall outstanding reputation, its faculty’s excellence, and the unerring commitment to providing students a high-quality education and in doing so, giving them all the tools that they need to achieve their future career goals.


Minot State participates in nation-wide women’s suffrage centennial project

Minot State art student Darby Ness and art professor Linda Olson’s works will be featured in “Her Flag,” an art flag made of stripes designed by female artists from the 36 states that ratified the 19th Amendment in 1919 and 1920.

Marilyn Artus began the “Her Flag” journey in Wisconsin, the first state to enact the amendment, on June 10, 2019, exactly 100 years after the ratification in that state.  Since then, she has traveled to Illinois, Michigan, Kansas, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Texas, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, Montana, Nebraska, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Utah, California, Maine, and Oklahoma.

Artus sewed Ness’s 312-inch long stripe representing North Dakota onto “Her Flag” live while North Dakota Associate Poet Laureate Bonnie Staiger recited original poetry at an event in Bismarck.

Olson’s pincushion was used during the event.

“This pincushion is based on a vintage star pillow shape made with square pieces of woolen fabric filled with wool,” Olson said. ‘It is titled ‘Polaris, the Guiding North Star.’ It is rather nontraditional for a pincushion, but it represents North Dakota well.”

Ness’ stripe on “Her Flag” features photos from associate art professor Ryan Stander’s collection as well as the quote from North Dakota-born suffragist Beulah Amidon, “the big world is watching — and learning — and admiring — and pretty soon the job… will be done.”