Trend Consortium Announces Plans for $14.6 Million Shared Grant

BISMARCK, N.D. – Representatives from the five North Dakota state and tribal colleges that make up the Training for Regional Energy in North Dakota (TREND) consortium today shared plans for a $14.6 million grant the consortium recently received from the U.S. Department of Labor. Bismarck State College, Fort Berthold Community College, Sitting Bull College, Turtle… [More…]

100% of BSC nursing students pass exams for second year in a row

For the second year in a row, the graduates of Bismarck State College’s associate degree in nursing program have achieved a 100 percent pass rate on their entry into practice licensure exams. The practical nursing graduates achieved a 96 percent pass rate this year after seven years at 100 percent. Passing National Council of Licensure… [More…]

BSC launches new professional development offerings

Bismarck State College Continuing Education, Training and Innovation has launched a new set of professional development training opportunities addressing the training needs of regional businesses as well as the skill gap and retraining needed by those in the job market in western North Dakota. Certified “North Dakota’s nationally recognized education leader” by the world’s largest… [More…]

BSC-led college consortium lands $14.6 million grant

The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded a job training grant totaling $14.6 million to Bismarck State College, Fort Berthold Community College, Sitting Bull College, Turtle Mountain Community College and Williston State College. The five colleges have formed a consortium, led by BSC, to deliver training and support for participants pursing employment in many high-paying,… [More…]

BSC shows enrollment decline, future growth expected

Bismarck State College’s official fourth week enrollment report shows 4,109 students enrolled at BSC. This is a decrease of 6.4 percent from last year at this time when the college had 4,392 students enrolled. The decline was not unexpected according to BSC President Larry C. Skogen. In 2011, BSC saw a historic spike in enrollment… [More…]

BSC receives military friendly designation

Bismarck State College has been named a Military Friendly School for 2013 by G.I. Jobs magazine. The college was chosen for delivering the best experience for military students to ensure their academic success. BSC received the rating after a data-driven survey of 12,000 Veterans Administration-approved schools that placed BSC in the top 15 percent of… [More…]

BSC Constitution Day activities honor Floyd Boutrous

Bismarck-Mandan has a long history of celebrating Constitution Day, and on Monday, Sept. 17, Bismarck State College will honor the man who, for many years, championed the local observance. At noon, a tree will be planted near the flags outside Schafer Hall in tribute to the late Floyd Boutrous, a businessman known to area residents… [More…]

BSC faculty recital provides entertainment and educational inspiration

The music faculty of Bismarck State College will present its annual recital at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, in Sidney J. Lee Auditorium of Schafer Hall. Music program chair John Darling said the faculty recital is as much about education as it is about entertainment. The recital is held early in the school year to… [More…]

BSC establishes agreement with Connecticut Light and Power to bring students into energy industry

Bismarck State College has partnered with Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P) and the Connecticut Community College System (CCCS) to establish an agreement offering online Electric Power Technology (ELPW) classes to students enrolled in the Connecticut Community College System (CCCS). This fall, BSC began offering Connecticut students 22 credits from the ELPW program online, while CCCS… [More…]

Toolbox program helps BSC students and honors late program chair

Bismarck State College launched the Dean D. Gunsch Toolbox Program this week in honor of the longtime Automotive Technology program instructor and department chair. Gunsch quit teaching in May for health reasons and died August 29. The Toolbox Program helps students entering Automotive Technology by providing toolboxes to use while attending school, decreasing start-up costs… [More…]

Job fair scheduled on BSC campus Sept. 6

River Cities Fall Job Fair on Thursday, Sept. 6, offers career and networking opportunities for students, graduates, military service members, veterans and the general public. Bismarck State College and North Dakota Job Service host the job fair from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Bismarck Public Schools Career Academy on the BSC campus. Information on… [More…]

International prints fill BSC’s Gannon Gallery

An exhibit of prints made with a process dating to the 1600s is on display at the Bismarck State College Gannon Gallery. The International Mezzotint Exchange Exhibition contains the works of 24 artists from eight nations, including Linda Whitney of Valley City, N.D. She will present a gallery talk at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30,… [More…]

BSC offers new smart grid course through DOE grant

As part of a $2.5-million grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy, the Bismarck State College National Energy Center of Excellence (NECE), in partnership with the Energy Providers Coalition for Education (EPCE), has developed the fourth and final course in a series on the smart grid. The new course, “Impact of the Smart Grid,”… [More…]

BSC Agriculture department honored for excellence

The Bismarck State College Department of Agriculture received the Director’s Award of Excellence from the ND Department of Career and Technical Education during the Annual Department of Career and Technical Education Professional Development Conference held in Bismarck this week. The award acknowledges superior career and technical education programs in North Dakota. BSC’s program was called… [More…]

Area adults 50+ invited to August 9 open house for OLLI@UND

Bismarck- and Mandan-area learners over 50 are invited to attend an open house and course preview for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of the University of North Dakota (OLLI@UND) Thursday, August 9, at Bismarck State College. BSC, in partnership with UND, hosts the open house from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in Room 101 of the National… [More…]

Gov. Jack Dalrymple proclaims August 6-12 “Lifelong Learning Week”

“Lifelong Learning Week” is part of a national movement created by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes located on university and college campuses throughout the United States. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks and on the Bismarck State College campus, serves more than a thousand adults age 50… [More…]

TMI Hospitality opens new Residence Inn by Marriott in Bismarck

New extended-stay property is first Residence Inn in North Dakota FARGO, N.D. (July 30, 2012) — TMI Hospitality, a leading hospitality management company based in Fargo, N.D., has opened North Dakota’s first Residence Inn by Marriott, located at 3421 N. 14th St. in Bismarck. The 92-room Residence Inn offers guests convenient access to a multitude… [More…]