Dakota State University

March 8, 2021 Show 1003.

  • Sanford Health brings us a COVID-19 Update.


  • We listen back to a conversation with José-Marie Griffiths, she's the president of Dakota State University in Madison.


  • Images of the Past tells us why you no longer see bears in the Black Hills.

Mark Hawkes / DSU Professor

Aug 27, 2020

In The Moment … August 27, 2020 Show 890 Hour 2

The "Divide That Looms Over The 38th Parallel"

Aug 3, 2020

In The Moment … August 3, 2020 Show 872 Hour 1

Reliable Sources With Mary Francis

Jul 17, 2020

In The Moment … July 17, 2020 Show 861 Hour 1

Before you hit like or share or retweet on the latest news story or medical research, have you checked to see if what you are endorsing is solid research? Good resources are vital each and every day but figuring out what those are is the real challenge. Mary Francis is the reference and instruction librarian at Dakota State University in Madison. She joins us today to assist in making these decisions.


In The Moment ... July 7, 2020 Show 853 Hour 2

As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage which assured women the right to vote, we're also taking a look into the lives of influential women in South Dakota. Jose'-Marie Griffiths is the president of Dakota State University in Madison.


In The Moment … June 24, 2020 Show 845 Hour 1

Dakota State University in Madison will offer students an expanded move-in window to limit the number of people in residence halls. That’s just once of the adjustments to prevent coronavirus transmission when students return to campus. 

Classes at Dakota State University and all other public universities will begin a little earlier than usual with the first day on Wednesday, August 19th.

Joseph Bottum: 5 Essential Questions

May 12, 2020

In The Moment … May 12, 2020 Show 815 Hour 1

The pandemic has impacted our lives, our work, our parenting, and our relationships. We are all in this together and are each handling things a little differently. We're checking in with a few of In the Moment's frequent guests to see where they are at, and how the virus has changed their lives, possibly forever.  Joseph Bottum is director of the Classics Institute at Dakota State University in Madison.

Online Learning Hurdles

Mar 25, 2020

In The Moment ... March 25, 2020 Show 781 Hour 1

The Board of Regents has directed all public universities in the state to transfer to online learning in an effort to flatten the curve of the coronavirus pandemic in South Dakota.  Jim Moran is Provost / Vice President for Academic Affairs at Dakota State University. He joins us for a look at how that transition is being handled at Dakota State. 

Education and Healthcare reporting on SDPB is supported by Monument Health of Rapid City


DSU's Sewell Contributes To YA Literature Explorations

Feb 5, 2020

In The Moment ... February 4, 2020 Show 746 Hour 1

Dr. William Sewell, associate professor of English education at Dakota State University, has contributed a chapter to the book "Critical Explorations of Young Adult Literature: Identifying and Critiquing the Canon."

"The book is designed to critique canonical young adult (YA) literature, books that are very important to the genre," Sewell said.

His chapter is on the 1974 book "The Chocolate War" by Robert Cormier.


In The Moment ... January 23, 2020 Show 739 Hour 1

Andrea Thompson, former undersecretary of state for Arms Control and International Security, has a new position at Dakota State University in Madison. She is associate dean for Governmental and External Relations. Thompson is a South Dakota native and brings rich experience to the position. She joins us to explain her role and what she brings to the table.

Tipi Kaga Debuts Internationally

Oct 21, 2019

In The Moment ... October 21, 2019 Show 683 Hour 2

Tipi Kaga is a 3D game that allows the user to put together a traditional Lakota Tipi using instructions in the Lakota Language. It's the creation of Carl Peterson, a senior computer game design and computer science major at Dakota State University.

Peterson is attending the imagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival in Toronto where Tipi Kaga is getting its international premiere.

Visit Car's website


In The Moment ... August 29, 2019 Show 648 Hour 1

Dakota State University has asked for two one-time funding projects for 2021. The first is for a Cyber Cync Incubator and Entrepreneurial Center to serve as a tech-transfer, entrepreneurship and busniess start-up hub in the Heartland Tech Center.

Dakota State University President Jose-Marie Griffiths and Dr. Richard Hanson, Dean of the Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences, explain why South Dakotans should be excited.


In The Moment ... August 22, 2019 Show 643 Hour 2

It seems like there's a new one every time we turn around - a data breach!

What can you do to protect your personal information and avoid being the next victim?

In The Moment producer Josh Haiar visits with Rob Honomichl, instructor of information systems at Dakota State University in Madison.

New Community College opens in Sioux Falls

Jul 24, 2019
University of South Dakota

Three of South Dakota’s Public Universities are teaming up to provide the first community college in the state. The Community College for Sioux Falls officially opened Wednesday with a ribbon cutting ceremony on campus and statements from university and city officials. 

The presidents of the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University, and Dakota State University were all seated next to each other at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Community College for Sioux Falls.

In The Moment ... June 6, 2019 Show 590 Hour 2

Through the Google Women Techmakers Scholars Program, Fransisca Opoku-Boateng will receive a scholarship to attend a Google Scholars' Retreat. Opoku-Boateng is a doctoral student at Dakota State University in Madison. She and others will explore technical and professional development through the blackcomputeHER Fellowship.


In The Moment ... April 23, 2019 Show 560 Hour 1


In The Moment ... April 5, 2019 Show 550 Hour 1

Installation art is something new to the campus of Dakota State University where you can see the exhibition "Popsicle" by Dana Sikkila of Mankato, Minnesota.

Sikkila is involved in several other fun endeavors like Pro Bike and the 410 Project Community Art Space in Mankato.


Diane Souvaine is a professor of computer science and adjunct professor of mathematics at Tufts University and chair of the National Science Board, the governing body of the National Science Foundation. Souvaine is the keynote speaker for the 2019 Research Symposium at Dakota State University. She speaks Thursday, March 28 at 1:00 pm in the Beacom Institute of Technology Collaboration Center. She joins us today with a preview.

In The Moment ... March 14, 2019 Show 535 Hour 1

Andrea Thompson brings 25 years of U.S. military service to her role as Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security.

Friday, she presents on cybersecurity tasks and challenges at the Beacom Institute of Technology Collaboration Center at Dakota State University in Madison.

Thompson was born in Pierre and grew up in Sioux Falls.

  Reporting on politics and public policy is supported by The Center for Western Studies at Augustana University

In The Moment  ... January 29, 2019 Show 504 Hour 2

What does it mean to explore a philosophy of the prairie? Joseph Bottum, Ph.D. joins us for a preview of the upcoming Aquinas Lecture.

Passion For Cricket At DSU

Dec 3, 2018
Dakota State University

In The Moment ... December 3, 2018 Show 471 Hour 2

There's a passion for cricket at Dakota State University that you can follow all the way up to the office of DSU President Jose-Marie Griffiths!

Several master's students from India make up the roster of DSU's Cricket Club which has played in tournaments in Omaha and Sioux Falls.

Club president Rajesh Godasu, vice president Ganga Basyal, and DSU International Programs Director Nicole Claussen talk about the new additon to South Dakota's sports scene.


In The Moment ... November 28, 2018 Show 468 Hour 1

What does it mean for South Dakota to have a seat at the table for the national conversation about artificial intelligence?

Dakota State University President Jose-Marie Griffiths has been selected by U.S. Senator John Thune to serve as a member of the newly-formed National Security Commission on AI.


In The Moment ... November 19, 2018 Show 463 Hour 2

Joseph Bottum, Ph.D. recently wrote an article in The Senator that alludes to the computerization of society. Is it a good thing or is it not so good? What does that do to our smaller South Dakota towns and does it impact its population?

He joins us today to talk more about this.

In The Moment ... October 26. 2018 Show 449 Hour 2

The research of a few Dakota State University undergraduate students garnered them lead authorships on an article recently published in the science journal “Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres.”   

Hope Juntunen, lead Principal Investigator, Lucas Leinen, co-author of the research, and Vaille Swenson, who is directing the follow up study, joined Innovation to discuss the insights of their research.

Also, Dr. Michael Gaylor,  Associate Research Professor of Chemistry at DSU, joined the conversation.

In The Moment ... October 24. 2018 Show 447 Hour 2

New ways to identify and investigate cybercrime that are being created in the DigForCE lab at DSU are very important to protect government agencies, businesses and citizens says the president of Dakota State University, Jose-Marie Griffiths.

Trevor Jones and Dr. Ashley Podhradsky will direct Digital Forensic Services with DigForCE.

The 20th Annual Animation Show Of Shows

Oct 18, 2018
Animation Show Of Shows

In The Moment ... October 18. 2018 Show 444 Hour 2

The Animation Show of Shows is an annual compilation of the year's best animated shorts shown around the world at animation festivals curated to inspire others.

A local event has been arranged by Ryan English, assistant professor of digital arts and design at Dakota State University. It's tonight at 7:00 in the Beacom Institute of Technology at DSU. 

English has spent more than 11 years in the visual effects and animation industry.  He joined In the Moment with a preview of the event.

U.S. Defense Department

In The Moment ... June 25, 2018 Show 365 Hour 2

Heather Wilson is Secretary of the U.S. Air Force. She's also former president of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. She returns to the Black Hills to present a lecture on "Computers and War" as she addresses how technology has changed the rules of engagement.

DSU Media Relations

The Kennedy Space Center in Florida is hosting the first Rocket Girls Cyber Space camp later this summer for high school junior and senior girls. Of the camp’s 16 initial participants, 14 are from South Dakota. That’s largely thanks to a partnership between the new camp and the CybHER program at Dakota State University. 

DSU Media Relations

Computer science has tended to be a male-dominated field, but Dakota State University is seeing a shift in the numbers. The school has seen a nearly 300% increase in female computer and cyber science majors over the last five years. 

The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences at DSU includes majors like cyber operations and network security and administration. Five years ago, 26 undergraduate students in the Beacom College were women. By 2017 there were just over a hundred.