Dickinson, ND, United States
Dickinson, ND, United States

Dickinson State University is a four-year public university located in Dickinson, North Dakota, United States, and is a part of the North Dakota University System. It was founded in 1918 as Dickinson State College, and granted full university status in 1987. Wikipedia.


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News Article | November 24, 2016
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AffordableCollegesOnline.org, a leading higher education information resource provider, has released its picks for the Best Colleges in the U.S. to earn an Online Teaching Degree from in 2016-2017. Comparing data on affordability and student success from thousands of schools with online teaching programs, the rankings list the top 100 two-year and four-year schools respectively. Schools topping the four-year list include Dickinson State University, Fort Hays State University, North Carolina Central University, East Carolina University and University of Southern Mississippi; schools topping the two-year list include East Mississippi Community College, Arizona Western College, Holmes Community College, Northeast Community College and Odessa College. "There were 3.5 million teachers working in elementary and secondary education in the U.S. in 2014,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of AffordableCollegesOnline.org. “It’s important for us to help aspiring teachers and those looking to advance their career in education find the best opportunities to earn an affordable, quality online teaching degree.” Schools who earn a spot on the Best Online Teaching Degrees lists must qualify by meeting certain baseline requirements. AffordableCollegesOnline.org requires all schools to be institutionally accredited, public or private not-for-profit institutions to be eligible. Colleges must also meet minimum affordability standards, offering in-state tuition under $5,000 per year at two-year schools and under $25,000 per year at four-year schools. Final scoring and ranks are determined by comparing data on more than a dozen qualitative and quantitative measures, such as financial aid availability and graduation rates. All schools on the 2016-2017 Best Online Teaching Degrees list can be found below. The attached map shows how many schools were honored by state. The full rankings can be found along with data and methodology details at: Allen County Community College Amarillo College Arizona Western College Arkansas Northeastern College Arkansas State University - Mountain Home Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Baltimore City Community College Bay Mills Community College Bluegrass Community and Technical College Casper College Central Texas College Coconino Community College College of Southern Idaho Collin College Colorado Northwestern Community College Dakota College at Bottineau Dawson Community College East Mississippi Community College Eastern Wyoming College Edgecombe Community College El Paso Community College Front Range Community College Gateway Community and Technical College Haywood Community College Henry Ford Community College Holmes Community College Kilgore College Lenoir Community College Lone Star College Mitchell Community College Montgomery Community College Navarro College Nebraska Indian Community College North Central Missouri College Northeast Community College Northwest Mississippi Community College Odessa College Ozarks Technical Community College Pamlico Community College Panola College Pima Community College Shoreline Community College Stanly Community College Tri-County Community College Truckee Meadows Community College Tulsa Community College Tyler Junior College Washtenaw Community College Western Oklahoma State College Yavapai College Appalachian State University Arkansas Tech University Bowling Green State University - Main Campus Chadron State College Chaminade University of Honolulu Concordia University - Saint Paul Dickinson State University East Carolina University Eastern Kentucky University Eastern New Mexico University - Main Campus Ferris State University Fort Hays State University Granite State College Great Basin College Hobe Sound Bible College Indiana State University Judson College Lesley University Liberty University Mayville State University Minot State University Newman University North Carolina A & T State University North Carolina Central University Northeastern State University Northern Arizona University Southeastern Oklahoma State University Southern Arkansas University Main Campus Southwestern College Sterling College SUNY College at Oswego The University of West Florida University of Alaska Fairbanks University of Alaska Southeast University of Central Missouri University of Louisiana at Monroe University of Missouri - Columbia University of Nebraska at Kearney University of North Carolina at Greensboro University of Northern Colorado University of South Dakota University of Southern Mississippi University of the Southwest University of West Alabama Wayland Baptist University Western Carolina University Western Kentucky University Western New Mexico University Wilmington University Winston-Salem State University AffordableCollegesOnline.org began in 2011 to provide quality data and information about pursuing an affordable higher education. Our free community resource materials and tools span topics such as financial aid and college savings, opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success. We have been featured by nearly 1,100 postsecondary institutions and nearly 120 government organizations.


News Article | December 8, 2016
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A list of the nation’s Best Online Accounting Degree programs for 2016-2017 has been released by leading higher education information and resource provider AffordableCollegesOnline.org. The list ranks two- and four-year schools respectively, highlighting 100 colleges that offer the best overall combination of value and quality for online accounting students. Top scoring schools include Davenport University, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Northern State University, Dickinson State University and Cleary University (four-year) and Holmes Community College, Hutchinson Community College, Lone Star College, Western Nebraska Community College and Southwest Virginia Community College (two-year). "The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants showed a record number of accounting graduates were hired by public accounting firms in 2012,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of AffordableCollegesOnline.org. “With that in mind, we were compelled to highlight and rank the schools making an effort to maximize affordability and provide flexible, high-quality learning options for accounting students.” To be eligible for placement on the AffordableCollegesOnline.org rankings, a school must meet several minimum requirements. Colleges must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit institutions to qualify. Affordability standards are also set to include only schools who offer in-state tuition below $5,000 per year at two-year schools or $25,000 per year at four-year schools. More than a dozen additional statistics are compared to determine final scores and rankings for each qualifying school, such as aid offerings, graduation rates and more. For complete details on the data and methodology used to determine school scores, as well as the full ranking for the nation’s Best Online Accounting Degree programs visit: Auburn University Aurora University Baker College Belhaven University Bellevue University Brenau University Brescia University Cleary University Colorado Christian University Columbia College Concordia University - Saint Paul Dakota State University Dallas Baptist University Davenport University Dickinson State University East Carolina University Florida Atlantic University Franklin University Hawaii Pacific University Huntington University Indiana State University Indiana Wesleyan University Keiser University - Fort Lauderdale Kent State University at Kent Keystone College Lakeland College Liberty University Madonna University Missouri State University - Springfield Morehead State University National University Northern Arizona University Northern State University Northwestern Oklahoma State University Northwood University - Michigan Old Dominion University Saint Leo University Thomas Edison State College Tiffin University University of Alabama at Birmingham University of Charleston University of Houston - Downtown University of Houston - Victoria University of Louisiana at Monroe University of Maryland - University College University of Massachusetts - Amherst University of Michigan - Flint University of Minnesota - Crookston University of the Southwest Western Governors University AffordableCollegesOnline.org began in 2011 to provide quality data and information about pursuing an affordable higher education. Our free community resource materials and tools span topics such as financial aid and college savings, opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success. We have been featured by nearly 1,100 postsecondary institutions and nearly 120 government organizations.


News Article | November 18, 2016
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An analysis of collegiate undergraduate programs by AffordableCollegesOnline.org has determined the best places to earn an Associates and Bachelor’s Degree Online in the nation for 2016-2017. As a leader in online higher education resources, the site measured cost and quality data to determine the top college online undergraduate degree programs. Highest marks were awarded to Goodwin College, Great Basin College, Keiser University Fort Lauderdale, East Mississippi Community College, Western Wyoming Community College and Holmes Community College in the associate degree category; Dickinson State University, Siena Heights University, Fort Hays State University, Davenport University, Judson College and Northern Arizona University in the bachelor’s degree category. "Undergraduate enrollment numbers in the U.S. rose 21 percent between 2003 and 2013. As more students attend college, the need for flexible learning options also grows,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of AffordableCollegesOnline.org. "Colleges offering online undergraduate programs are showing their ability to adapt to those needs, and we’ve identified the places students looking for online associate and bachelor’s degree programs can go for an affordable, quality education.” Schools must meet specific criteria to qualify for the Best Online Associate Degree Programs & Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs lists. All institutions must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit entities and must offer in-state tuition maximums of $5,000 per year at two-year schools and $25,000 per year at four-year schools. Eligible institutions are further evaluated by a variety of cost and quality measures to determine their position on the lists, including financial aid offerings, graduation rates and online program variety. To learn more about the specific data analysis and methodology used by AffordableCollegesOnline.org and to see the full college lists, including rank and score, visit the links below: All colleges highlighted for 2016-2017 are listed below. Allen County Community College Amarillo College Bluegrass Community and Technical College Bucks County Community College Central Georgia Technical College Central Texas College College of Southern Idaho Columbus State Community College Crowder College Cuyahoga Community College Diablo Valley College East Mississippi Community College Fayetteville Technical Community College Foothill College Forsyth Technical Community College Gateway Community and Technical College Georgia Piedmont Technical College Guilford Technical Community College Holmes Community College Kansas City Kansas Community College Laramie County Community College Madisonville Community College Maysville Community and Technical College Metropolitan Community College Minnesota State Community and Technical College Mitchell Community College Mohave Community College North Central Missouri College Northeast Community College Northwest Mississippi Community College Northwest Vista College Odessa College Owensboro Community and Technical College Palo Alto College Pamlico Community College Pitt Community College Rio Salado College San Antonio College Somerset Community College St. Philip's College Stanly Community College State Fair Community College Three Rivers Community College Truckee Meadows Community College Tulsa Community College Tyler Junior College Wake Technical Community College West Kentucky Community and Technical College Western Wyoming Community College Westmoreland County Community College Baker College Bethel University Bismarck State College Broward College Clarion University of Pennsylvania College of Southern Nevada Colorado Christian University Colorado Mountain College Columbia College Darton State College Davenport University Daytona State College Drury University Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide Florida State College at Jacksonville Goodwin College Granite State College Great Basin College Hawaii Pacific University Hodges University Humphreys College - Stockton Modesto Campuses Indiana Institute of Technology Indiana Wesleyan University Keiser University - Fort Lauderdale Lewis-Clark State College Liberty University Miami Dade College National University Northwestern Michigan College Northwood University - Michigan Ohio Christian University Oklahoma State University - Oklahoma City Peirce College Peninsula College Presentation College Seminole State College of Florida South Texas College Southwestern Assemblies of God University St. Petersburg College SUNY Empire State College Thomas Edison State University Tiffin University University of Alaska Fairbanks University of Alaska Southeast University of Maine at Augusta University of Northwestern Ohio Vincennes University Western Kentucky University Baker College Center for Graduate Studies Bellevue University Colorado Christian University Columbia College Concordia University - Saint Paul Dakota State University Dallas Baptist University Davenport University Dickinson State University East Carolina University Eastern Kentucky University Ferris State University Florida International University Fort Hays State University Goodwin College Granite State College Hawaii Pacific University Indiana State University Indiana Wesleyan University Judson College Keiser University - Fort Lauderdale Liberty University Mercy College Missouri State University - Springfield National University Northern Arizona University Northern State University Northwestern State University of Louisiana Old Dominion University Oregon State University Pennsylvania State University - Main Campus Saint Leo University Siena Heights University Southwestern Assemblies of God University Southwestern College Texas A & M University - College Station Tiffin University Troy University University of Central Florida University of Florida University of Houston - Downtown University of Houston - Victoria University of Louisiana at Monroe University of Maryland - University College University of Massachusetts - Lowell University of Memphis University of Nebraska at Omaha University of North Dakota Wayland Baptist University Western Kentucky University AffordableCollegesOnline.org began in 2011 to provide quality data and information about pursuing an affordable higher education. Our free community resource materials and tools span topics such as financial aid and college savings, opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success. We have been featured by nearly 1,100 postsecondary institutions and nearly 120 government organizations.


Bekele E.G.,University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign | Lant C.L.,Southern Illinois University Carbondale | Soman S.,Dickinson State University | Misgna G.,Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Ecological Economics | Year: 2013

This paper presents a graphical model of an ecological-economic production possibilities frontier (EEPPF) that explicitly considers the roles of market failure and technological asymmetry in the provision of ecosystem goods and services. An empirical example of a 6-dimensional EEPPF is provided using a watershed in Illinois where three provisioning ecosystem services (corn, soybeans, hay) and three regulating services (flood control, water quality, and carbon retention) are the objectives. When aggregated, provisioning and regulatory services form a linear-to-convex EEPPF, but regulatory services can be increased from 10 to over 90% of optimal with a reduction in provisioning services (crops) from 100 to 78% of optimal. While corn and soybeans are shown to form a trade-off with all other ecosystem services, hay is complementary with flood control, water quality and carbon retention. These three regulating services are complementary with one another, with water quality and carbon correlated at 0.80. These results demonstrate the use of GIS, distributed watershed models such as SWAT, and genetic algorithms as a valuable method to estimate empirical EEPPFs. © 2013 Elsevier B.V..


Tseng T.-S.,Carnegie Institution for Science | Whippo C.,Indiana University Bloomington | Whippo C.,Dickinson State University | Hangarter R.P.,Indiana University Bloomington | Briggs W.R.,Carnegie Institution for Science
Plant Cell | Year: 2012

The 14-3-3 λ isoform is required for normal stomatal opening mediated by PHOT2 in Arabidopsis thaliana. Arabidopsis PHOTOTROPIN2 (PHOT2) interacts with the λ -isoform 14-3-3 protein both in yeast two-hybrid screening and in an in vitro pull-down assay. Further yeast two-hybrid analysis also showed that the PHOT2 C-terminal kinase domain was required for the interaction. Site-directed mutagenesis indicated that PHOT2 Ser-747 is essential for the yeast interaction. Phenotypic characterization of a loss-of-function 14-3-3 λ mutant in a phot1 mutant background showed that the 14-3-3 λ protein was necessary for normal PHOT2-mediated blue light-induced stomatal opening. PHOT2 Ser-747 was necessary for complementation of the blue light-activated stomatal response in a phot1 phot2 double mutant. The 14-3-3 λ mutant in the phot1 mutant background allowed normal phototropism and normal chloroplast accumulation and avoidance responses. It also showed normal stomatal opening mediated by PHOT1 in a phot2 mutant background. The 14-3-3κ mutant had no effect on stomatal opening in response to blue light. Although the 14-3-3 λ mutant had no chloroplast movement phenotype, the 14-3-3 κ mutation caused a weaker avoidance response at an intermediate blue light intensity by altering the balance between the avoidance and accumulation responses. The results highlight the strict specificity of phototropin-mediated signal transduction pathways. © 2012 American Society of Plant Biologists. All rights reserved.


Doolittle J.A.,U.S. Department of Agriculture | Brevik E.C.,Dickinson State University
Geoderma | Year: 2014

Electromagnetic induction (EMI) has been used to characterize the spatial variability of soil properties since the late 1970s. Initially used to assess soil salinity, the use of EMI in soil studies has expanded to include: mapping soil types; characterizing soil water content and flow patterns; assessing variations in soil texture, compaction, organic matter content, and pH; and determining the depth to subsurface horizons, stratigraphic layers or bedrock, among other uses. In all cases the soil property being investigated must influence soil apparent electrical conductivity (ECa) either directly or indirectly for EMI techniques to be effective. An increasing number and diversity of EMI sensors have been developed in response to users' needs and the availability of allied technologies, which have greatly improved the functionality of these tools. EMI investigations provide several benefits for soil studies. The large amount of georeferenced data that can be rapidly and inexpensively collected with EMI provides more complete characterization of the spatial variations in soil properties than traditional sampling techniques. In addition, compared to traditional soil survey methods, EMI can more effectively characterize diffuse soil boundaries and identify areas of dissimilar soils within mapped soil units, giving soil scientists greater confidence when collecting spatial soil information. EMI techniques do have limitations; results are site-specific and can vary depending on the complex interactions among multiple and variable soil properties. Despite this, EMI techniques are increasingly being used to investigate the spatial variability of soil properties at field and landscape scales. © 2014 Elsevier B.V.


News Article | November 2, 2016
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Ten community projects are finalists in Grinnell Mutual’s Working Together Making It Better grant initiative. Now they need your votes! The public is invited to vote for project finalists on the company’s Facebook page. With help from its Facebook fans, Grinnell Mutual will distribute $3,500 in grants to three nonprofit organizations. “People living and working in rural areas know what it takes to make a community a better place,” said Director of Advertising and Community Relations Barb Baker. “Each vote on Grinnell Mutual’s Facebook page will help decide which projects will receive one of the three grants.” Working Together Making It Better recognizes the efforts of people across rural communities who are working to enhance their town facilities and landmarks, support their neighbors, and educate their children. These grants are Grinnell Mutual’s way of celebrating community collaboration and recognizing innovative community projects. Working Together Making It Better finalists: 1. The Winterset Dog Park Project in Winterset, Iowa, wants to build fencing for a community off-leash dog park, a multi-phase project nearing completion. The park will serve Winterset’s 1,290 registered dogs, the local 4-H club’s dog project, and animal care groups. 2. The Friends of Mallard, Iowa, want to build a digital sign to alert Mallard residents to local events and news. 3. Coonskin Cap Brigade in Bellefontaine, Ohio, wants to launch a summer youth program to teach area children outdoor and wilderness skills. The program will also focus on wildlife conservation. The grant would pay for new archery equipment and materials. 4. Tinker Tots Preschool in Bedford, Iowa, wants to replace leaky, unsafe windows in the town’s only child-care center. 5. Tails to Trails in Waupaca, Wis., wants to create wheelchair accessible paths in a multi-use dog park. The park will provide safe hiking areas, agility training, bird watching, and environmental studies for everyone in the community. 6. Go! Streets Go in Bismarck, N.D., wants to encourage physical and community activities by intermittent, temporary street closures. Closed streets provide a fun and safe environment for people to be active and to learn just how easy it can be to get around their community without a car. 7. West Central Initiative in Barnesville, Minn., want to purchase a side-by-side utility vehicle to be used at special events and for off-road rescues that cannot accommodate a full-size ambulance. 8. Dickinson State University's Theodore Roosevelt Honors Leadership Program in Dickinson, N.D., wants to promote a “Texting and Driving” campaign to educate people about the dangers of distracted driving. The campaign was formed in honor of the late Janae Moore, who was killed in 2014 while texting and driving. 9. New Market Museum in New Market, Iowa, wants to restore a restroom in a historic school building being repurposed as a museum and community center. 10. “Amp Up the Amp” in Mount Carmel, Ill., wants to build an outdoor stage for community concerts and events. Voting is now open. To vote, visit Grinnell Mutual’s Facebook page. Voting ends Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 2 p.m. CT. The three finalists with the most votes will receive $2,000, $1,000, and $500, respectively, and the winners will be announced on Nov. 16. Vote for your favorite now! For more information or photos: Dan McCue Digital Marketing Strategist Grinnell Mutual (641) 269-8289 dmccue(at)gmrc(dot)com


Brevik E.C.,Dickinson State University | Hartemink A.E.,ISRIC World Soil Information
Catena | Year: 2010

Soils knowledge dates to the earliest known practice of agriculture about 11,000 BP. Civilizations all around the world showed various levels of soil knowledge by the 4th century AD, including irrigation, the use of terraces to control erosion, various ways of improving soil fertility, and ways to create productive artificial soils. Early soils knowledge was largely based on observations of nature; experiments to test theories were not conducted. Many famous scientists, for example, Francis Bacon, Robert Boyle, Charles Darwin, and Leonardo da Vinci worked on soils issues. Soil science did not become a true science, however, until the 19th century with the development of genetic soil science, led by Vasilii V. Dokuchaev. In the 20th century, soil science moved beyond its agricultural roots and soil information is now used in residential development, the planning of highways, building foundations, septic systems, wildlife management, environmental management, and many other applications in addition to agriculture. © 2010 Elsevier B.V.

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