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NDSCS Moves Spring Commencement To August

Commencement was originally scheduled to be held on May 15, but was postponed in response to COVID-19

WAHPETON, N.D. — North Dakota State College of Science reschedules its spring commencement ceremony to Friday, August 21. NDSCS will follow guidelines for resuming gatherings and public events as they plan for commencement and the start of fall classes on August 24. Commencement was originally scheduled to be held on May 15, but was postponed in response to COVID-19. NDSCS…

NDSCS Continuing Distance Learning Through Summer, Adding Hands-on Course in Fall

Summer classes take place from June 2 through July 24.

WAHPETON, N.D.–Distance and online learning will continue through the summer for students and faculty members at the North Dakota State College of Science. Summer classes take place from June 2 through July 24. School officials say there will be a limited number of face-to-face classes from June 29 through July 24, but the school has created what is is calling…

Body of Man Found In Vehicle At NDSCS Fargo Campus Identified

Police say no foul play is suspected in the death

FARGO, N.D. — Police in Fargo release the identity of a man found dead in a vehicle on the N-D-S-C-S Fargo campus. He is 84-year-old Wayne Blanchard. They say no foul play is suspected in Blanchard’s death. Police were called to the parking lot Tuesday morning and asked to check on an elderly man sitting in his vehicle. That is…

Man Found Dead in Parking Lot of NDSCS

Fargo Police are investigating the scene.

FARGO, N.D.–Foul play is not suspected in the death of a man found at NDSCS Tuesday morning. The Fargo Police Department was dispatched to the parking lot of NDSCS at 1305 19th Avenue North at approximately 7:20 a.m. for reports of an elderly man parked in his vehicle. When officers arrived, they found the man deceased. Fargo Police are investigating…

Diesel Technology Is Growing Segment Of Area School’s Career & Technical Center

The Center Has The Support Of More Than A Dozen Area Industry Leaders Including General Equipment & Butler

WEST FARGO, N.D. — High school students at a number of schools in Cass County are getting hands on experience in a number of potential future career fields. One of those fields is diesel technology. It is an industry with a continuing need for good workers. While career and technical education has been around for decades, Cass County Career and…

Charges Against College Officials Declined after Audit

Auditor Josh Gallion issued the audit earlier this year.

BISMARCK, N.D.–Prosecutors won’t pursue criminal charges against North Dakota State College of Science officials accused by the state auditor of withholding records from investigators. Cass County State’s Attorney Birch Burdick says in a letter that there was no proof college President John Richman or vice presidents Tony Gridberg and Dennis Gladen committed crimes of obstructing or misleading state auditors. Auditor…

NDSCS Eligible for $1 Million Aspen Prize

The finalist will be named in spring 2021.

FARGO, N.D.–North Dakota State College of Science has been selected as one of 150 community colleges eligible for the $1 million 2021 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program narrowed the selection down from nearly 1,000 public two-year colleges nationwide. The selections are made based on improving student outcomes including learning and completion rates, employment…

Leaders in Higher Education Share Vision for Students

Colleges and universities discussed importance of building a strong workforce in our region

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Leaders in higher education come together to discuss the vision for their students with the Chamber’s Eggs and Issues event. Representatives from MSUM, M State, NDSU, Concordia College and NDSCS touched on building a strong workforce in our region. Topics centered on providing an easy way for students to transfer and making class times flexible, especially for…

Board of Higher Education Chancellor To Have Oversight Over NDSCS

A review accused the school of a conflict of interest regarding the hiring of a consultant for a career education center

WAHPETON, ND — There will be more eyes on the North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton. The North Dakota Board of Higher Education has struck a deal for “temporary system oversight” by the university system chancellor. It’s meant to improve some of the management functions at the college. A review accused the school of a conflict of interest…

NDSCS President Disputes Audit, Says College Followed Policies And State Law

A report from the state auditor's office found that the college in Wahpeton has engaged in inappropriate activities

WAHPETON, ND —┬áNDSCS President John Richman says he wasn’t given an opportunity to respond to many of an audit’s findings prior to its release and he disagrees with many of its conclusions. A report from the state auditor’s office found that the college in Wahpeton has engaged in inappropriate activities surrounding its Career Workforce Academy. The performance audit also found…