Dakota State University in Madison is honoring two individuals for their contributions to the university’s academic environment.
DSU created the Academic Hall of Fame in 2018 to bring greater visibility to scholarly work at DSU, and to foster a collegiate environment that celebrates achievement in research and creative works.
Dr. Zeno Van Erdewyk was chosen to be inducted in 2020, for his creative, scholarly contributions to Dakota State; that ceremony was cancelled due to the pandemic, so the long-time College of Education professor will be inducted March 24th during a pre-recorded ceremony. The event will be available on DSU’s YouTube channel after 3:00 p.m. that day.
Van Erdewyk is a DSU alumnus, having majored in math and science.
One of his inspiring teachers was Dr. Ruth Habeger, head of the Science and Mathematics Department. She is to be honored on March 24th as well.
Habeger retired from the university in 1967, and died in October 1976, eight months after the dedication of the Habeger Science Center on campus.
A link to information regarding nominations for the award for 2022 can be found here.
Dr. Ruth Habeger