DSU Timeline: 1981-1990

1981

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Above : Student Senate | Below : Kappa Sigma Iota

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  • Fall enrollment was 1107.

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Above : 1981 Theatre Group | Below : Dance Theatre

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  • Men and women from colleges and universities in a five state area attendeded the first annual Karl E. Mundt Forensic Tournament on DSC Campus on January 31, 1981. The late Senator Mundt had been a speech professor at Eastern State Normal and was the co-founder of the National Forensic League.

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Above : Snow Week Royalty | Below : Homecoming Royalty

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  • The name of the Women's Basketball Team changed from Trojanettes to Lady Trojans.

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Above : Basketball Cheerleaders | Below : Men's Basketball Team

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Above : Homecoming Band | Below : Football Team

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1982

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Above : Student Senate | Below : Delta Mu Delta

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Above : KDSC Group | Below : Business Club

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  • Fall Enrollment was 1151

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Above : Volleyball Team | Below : Lady Trojans Basketball

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  • The DSC Speech Team hosted the Karl Mundt Invitational Events Tournament.

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Above : Track Team | Below : Softball Team

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Above & Below : 1982 Commencement

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1983

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Above : Aerial View of Campus | Below : Student Activities Board

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  • Fall Enrollment was 1246.

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Above : Volleyball Team | Below : Softball Team

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  • The Schulmerich Quadrabell Chimes were given to Dakota State College in 1983 by Della Cassutt and Ed Marquart. Those chimes replaced the Deagan Celesta Chimes which were installed in Kennedy Hall in 1954. The chimes are located at the Physical Plant on campus.

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Above : S.H.E.D. | Below : Homecoming King and Queen

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  • Charles Luke, was the 18th President of Dakota State College (1983-1984)

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Above : Kappa Sigma Iota | Below : IVCF

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  • Spring Classic was a new addition to the activities at DSC. It served as a replacement to Snow Week.

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Above & Below : Classrooms

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  • This was the 100th graduating class with about 300 graduates.

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Above : Football Team | Below : Football Game

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1984

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Homecoming Float and Game

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Above : Women's Track | Below : Men's Track

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  • The 1984 Legislature passed a bill on February 29th to the effect that DSC's new mission would be to provide instruction in computer - related areas. The preparation of elementary and secondary teachers would also have an emphasis in computer and information processing.

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Above : Football Team | Below : Baseball Team

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  • KDSC, the official radio station for DSC aired during noon and supper hour. It could be heard in the Trojan Center and the cafeteria.

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Above : SDEA | Below : Science and Math Club

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1985

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Above : Student Senate | Below : Non-Traditional Students

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  • Fall Enrollment was 867.

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Above : "Man of La Mancha" play | Below : Madrigal Singers

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  • The Kennedy Hall building was removed as it had been stuck by lightning in August of 1983 and needed much repair.

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Above : Women's Basketball | Below : Men's Basketball

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  • DSC celebrated the 100th anniversary of Beadle Hall. Beadle Hall was recognized as the oldest State Building still used for its original purposes – a classroom building devoted to education.

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Above : Phi Beta Lambda | Below : Host Corp

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  • The DSC Catalog was first available on Computer 86 Diskette.

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Above : Weightlifting Club | Below : Homecoming Royalty

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  • On December 19, 1983 Ms. Gertrude Gill passed away at her estate in Sioux Falls. People found out later was that Ms. Gill’s estate was worth $275,000 and it was to be sold off and the money given back to Dakota State. Since Ms. Gill assisted in establishing the Sigma Iota Chapter and advising it Dakota State decided to make an endowment in her name. The ceremony became official on March 4, 1985 and the qualifications to enter into the society were; “a grade point of 3.5, leadership skills and a satisfactory effort towards a baccalaureate degree in Information Systems.”

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Commenement

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1986

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Above : Student Senate | Below : Student Activities Board

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  • Fall enrollment was 940.

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Football Team and Game

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Above : Computer Club | Below : Business Club

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  • C. B. Kennedy Center Dedication - October 16. It housed classrooms, a 24-Hour Lab and offices. C. B. Kennedy Center was built on the same location that Kennedy Hall stood.

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Above : Track Team | Below : Cross Country Team

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  • DSC received the G. Theodore Mitau Award, this award is given to top colleges in innovative education.

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Graduation

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1987

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Homecoming Floats

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  • Fall Enrollment was 958.

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Above : Student Senate | Below : Pool League

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  • Plans for the Dakota Prairie Playhouse began. Their was a need for a theater complex and conference center in Madison.

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Above Left : Graduation | Above Right : Aerial View of Campus


1988

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Above : Student Senate | Below : Student Activities Board

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  • Fall Enrollment was 1111.

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Above : SHED | Below : Science and Math Club

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Homecoming Royalty and Football Game

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  • In July, the building of Dakota Prairie Playhouse was complete. The 80ft. x 80 ft. complex houses a conference center and also a theatre with seating for 700 people.

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Above : Weightlifting Club | Below : Business Club

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1989

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Above : Women's Basketball | Below : Cheerleaders

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  • Fall Enrollment was 1224.

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Above : Science Lab | Below : Science and Math Club

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  • In the fall, the artwork on the center hallway in Kennedy Center was dedicated. This was entitled "Environmental Interface"

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Above : "The Dining Room" play | Below : IVCF

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Above : Computer Club | Below : Baseball Team

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  • Zeno Van Erdewyk was coordinator and tour guide for the DSU European Tour for the 11th year.

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Graduation


1990

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Above : Student Senate | Below : Student Activities Board

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  • Fall Enrollment was 1311.

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Above : Non-Traditional Club | Below : Host Corp

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  • DSU Track was re-surfaced, cost $79,650.

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Football Team and Game

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Homecoming Floats

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Graduation

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