Extracurricular Programs

Albers Humanities Festival

The Albers Committee consists of an interdisciplinary group of scholars and teachers. In the spring semester, the committee sponsors a festival centering on a different theme each year.

The festival’s namesake is Everett C. Albers. Born in the heart of North Dakota in Oliver County, Albers graduated from DSU in 1966 and was a humanities professor at DSU from 1969-73. Following his death, Lillian Crook, then director of DSU’s Stoxen Library Services, established the festival to honor the memory and professional values of Albers.

For further information about the Albers Institute and Humanities Festival, browse through the programs from recent years, archived below, or contact Dr. Holly McBee, professor of English.

Heart River Writers' Circle

Heart Rivers Writers' Circle (HRWC) brings significant, contemporary writers to the community. Each writer gives a public reading and meets with students and community members. HRWC frequently collaborates with DSU’s Stoxen Library and the Dickinson Area Public Library.

Language and Literature Conference

The Language and Literature Conference is a program requirement that features students’ work. In preparation, they work one-on-one with a faculty advisor. Friends, family members, and other visitors are invited to attend the public presentation of the students’ work.

Sigma Tau Delta

Sigma Tau Delta is the International English Honor Society. To be a member, students do not have to be English majors, but must have completed College Composition I and three literature or writing courses, with a GPA of 3.0. Additionally, students need to have a cumulative GPA of 3.0. For more information, contact Dr. Holly McBee

Women’s Voices

In 1975, the United Nations recognized March 8, as International Women’s Day to encourage awareness of women’s contributions to issues of human rights, liberty, and security. Since 1987, the United States has dedicated the entire month of March to the recognition of women’s contributions to society, culture, and history.

In keeping with both United Nations and United States presidential proclamations, Dickinson State University created “Women’s Voices”—a series of themed public presentations. Since 2003, Women’s Voices has highlighted the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. Every March, speakers from Dickinson and the region give presentations and meet with community members to recognize the strength and influence of women in various facets.