NDSCS was once again designated a Military Friendly School® by Victory Media this fall. The Military Friendly Schools® list honors the top 20% of colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students, and ensure their success on campus.
Here at NDSCS we make gaining an education while serving possible because we understand that every military service member has different needs. And that’s why we offer a wide variety of online courses and programs to provide an opportunity for current and former members of the military to enhance their education and seek new skills.
Online learning at NDSCS is comprised of all forms of electronically supported learning and teaching—taking learning out of the classroom and into your home, business or wherever you may be. As technology continues to advance, online learning capabilities will also increase making the online experience closer to a more traditional learning experience.
For more information on military service benefits, transfer of entitlement and contact information click here.
Is your soon-to-be college-bound student still trying to decide what they want to be when they grow up? Whether your family member has no idea what type of career they want to go into, or are having trouble narrowing the list down, Special Event Days at NDSCS are designed to help them decide which program could be the right fit.
Homecoming Week at NDSCS will kick-off next week beginning on Monday, September 29. Students and the community of Wahpeton will enjoy weeklong events including Coronation, a 5k run/walk, pep rally, parade, football game and much more.
The Football team will face off against the M-State Fergus Falls Spartans Saturday, October 4 at 1 p.m. on the Frank Vertin Field. Stop by the Tailgate Party before the game for food and fun from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Monday, September 29
Downtown Store Front Decoration Contest Begins
9 p.m. – Hypnotist Frederick Winters, Bremer Bank Theatre in the Harry Stern and Ella Stern Cultural Center
Tuesday, September 30
9 p.m. – Comedian Pete Lee, Bremer Bank Theatre in the Harry Stern and Ella Stern Cultural Center
Wednesday, October 1
8 p.m. – Homecoming Coronation, Bremer Bank Theatre in the Harry Stern and Ella Stern Cultural Center
9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. – Student Homecoming Dance, The Alley in the Student Center
Thursday, October 2
5-7 p.m. – Classy and Classic Car Show, Downtown Wahpeton (Dakota Avenue)
Are you ready to get your cheer on? The NDSCS Wildcat Football team will be battling major conference rival Rochester Community and Technical College this Saturday, September 20 at 1:30 p.m.
Join us for the “Red Out” game and wear red to support the Wildcats! Current students, faculty and staff receive free admission with NDSCS ID.
Did we mention there’s tailgating? Stop by the south entrance of the Blikre Activities Center (BAC) before the game from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and get ready for some fun!
PLUS, the first 200 NDSCS students to show up for tailgating will receive a FREE red t-shirt!
We can’t leave out our other fall sports team – mark your calendar and check out the “Paws for a Cause” Volleyball game this Thursday, September 25 at 7 p.m. in the BAC.
Sponsored by the NDSCS Diversity Council, donate a pair of new or gently used children’s shoes for free admission. All shoes will be donated to the Richland-Wilkin Kinship program in support of their mission to improve lives by establishing quality mentoring relationships with youth, between the ages of five and 16, and caring adult volunteers to promote stability, support, friendship and community.
Let’s line the volleyball court with shoes!
Get out those pom-poms and show your Wildcat pride. Let’s go Cats!
Now that your student has been enrolled at NDSCS for a few weeks and finally started to settle in and not be so homesick, the phone calls back home may become less and less frequent…or perhaps even stop altogether.
But don’t worry—it’s not you! Living away from home, or commuting if that’s your family member’s thing, is quite an adjustment. The words ‘time management’ may actually start to mean something as they begin to adjust and commit to a regular routine.
While it’s great to hear their actual voice, lets face it—between running back and forth from the dorm to class to work, and trying to have a social life, a text or post on Facebook from your student is the next best thing.
Chances are you’ve already hopped on the texting train…but in today’s fast-paced society of ever-changing technology, Twitter, Facebook, FaceTime and Skype are also great ways to stay in touch with your family member.
Whether you tweet it, text it or post it, just remember that staying in touch with your student doesn’t have to be limited to a phone call. So grab your laptop, tablet or phone and hop to it! And for those of you who might be a bit technically challenged, all it takes is a little practice. Before you know it, you’ll be texting and tweeting away like a pro.
Did you know that NDSCS is ranked No. 6 among two-year public colleges?
This national recognition, which was recently released by the Chronicle of Higher Education (CHE) in the report “Large Colleges With the Best 6-Year and 3-Year Graduation Rates, 2012”, ranks colleges according to graduation rates.
NDSCS achieved a 50.7% graduation rate in 2012 and a 47% graduation rate in 2013 (graduation rates are official Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System numbers and reflect the percentage of first-time, full-time, degree-seeking students who enter in the fall and graduate within three years).
“Our goal is to continue to increase the College’s retention and graduation rates – not only to better our students, but to also address the workforce needs in the state of North Dakota,” said NDSCS President Dr. John Richman. “The implementation of our new Student Success Division, which began earlier this summer, will play an instrumental part in accomplishing this goal and we’re excited to see where it takes us.”
Dr. Richman puts his own spin on the ALS Challenge!
A new phenomenon has been sweeping across social media these past few days called the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Chances are you’ve heard about it or even seen the videos on Facebook, YouTube or Instagram. This social media trend has literally resulted in gallons upon gallons of water and ice being dumped on people to support those with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
NDSCS President Dr. John Richman boldly answered his challenge this Wednesday. His unique spin? Having a Bobcat drench him head-to-toe in front of students, faculty and staff on the NDSCS Oval!
He was quick to nominate the 2014 NDSCS Wildcat Welcome Team (WWT), NDUS Chancellor Dr. Larry Skogen and Wildcat alumnus and Alumni/Foundation board member Terry Goerger.
Relive the ice-cold moment by watching the clip below or by heading to our NDSCS Facebook page where you can also see the WWT answer their Ice Bucket Challenge. Bbbbbrrrrrr…
We’re excited to welcome your family member to campus and want to encourage friends and family to be a part of this exciting time as well. That’s why we’ve included numerous events on both Saturday, August 23 and Sunday, August 24 for families to take part in.
Below is a general snapshot of what will be taking place next weekend:
With classes starting at NDSCS in just a few weeks, now is the time to make your student aware and excited about all that NDSCS has to offer.
When it’s time to close the books and take a break, we encourage students to get involved—to do something, be active and have fun! There’s something for everyone at NDSCS, no matter what your family member’s interests or hobbies may be. From cars and choir, to cupcakes and comedians…we’ve got everyone covered.