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BSC 19:39 Podcasts

BSC 19:39 Podcasts

Join a variety of Bismarck State College hosts for approximately 19 minutes and 39 seconds of BSC conversation in honor of the college's founding year – 1939. Each podcast is produced inside the Mystic Media Studios on the BSC campus.

Kaylyn Bondy - Adult Learners

December 15, 2020

We’re talking to adult students in this episode. What makes BSC a great place if you are interested in advancing your career, returning to college as an adult or expanding your horizons one class at a time? Kaylyn Bondy, VP of Student Affairs will share the answers to these questions and more.

Alicia Uhde - BSC a Polytechnic

November 20, 2020

Join Alica Uhde, Polytechnic Program Outreach Director and Marnie Piehl to learn how BSC’s shift to a polytechnic institution is creating greater opportunities for students, employees, and the industry in our technical and our transfer programs.

Scott Lingen - Financial Aid

November 6, 2020

What is FAFSA? How do I find scholarships that are right for me? Figuring out how to pay for college can be a difficult challenge. Scott Lingen from Bismarck State College's Financial Aid department joins us to offer some advice.

Retha Mattern - In Person Open House Oct. 23

October 12, 2020

On Oct. 23 Bismarck State College will host an in-person Fall Admissions Open House event on the BSC campus for high school juniors and seniors. BSC Director of Admissions Retha Mattern talks about the event, what prospective students and their families can expect, and how to register.

Karen Erickson - BSC Flex Start classes begin Oct. 19

September 23, 2020

Starting Oct. 19, Bismarck State College will begin offering Flex Start classes. These general ed classes can help students earn credits toward a BSC degree or to transfer to a four-year school. BSC Dean of Enrollment Management Karen Erickson talks about the benefits of enrolling in these classes that run Oct. 19-Dec. 14. Learn more about the BSC Flex Start classes at

Dr. Douglas Jensen – The new kid on campus

July 28, 2020

On July 1, 2020 Dr. Douglas Jensen became the 7th president of Bismarck State College. Dr. Jensen came to BSC from Rock Valley College in Rockford, Illinois where he had been president since 2016. The day of this interview marked his 21st day in office at BSC, and he took 19 minutes and 39 seconds to share a little insight into himself and his vision for Bismarck State College.

Deb Sandness – Business as usual during a pandemic?

July 23, 2020

On March 23, 2020, Bismarck State College officially because a virtual campus due to COVID-19, meaning the campus was closed to the public. While essential services were still being provided to BSC students who needed to remain on campus, the campus was technically closed until June 15. The BSC Mystic Marketplace and Mystic Java were two of the essential services that remained opened to provide meals for students still living on campus, and the BSC Bookstore transitioned to an online store. BSC Mass Communications intern Travis Askerooth sits down with BSC Bookstore & Food Services Manager to talk about business during a pandemic and what students have to look forward when they are welcomed back to campus this fall.

Dr. Larry C. Skogen – A look back on 13 years at Bismarck State College

July 2, 2020

Dr. Larry C. Skogen, Bismarck State College President Emeritus, officially began his retirement on July 1, 2020. A Hettinger, N.D., native and career U.S. Air Force officer, Skogen became the sixth president of Bismarck State College on March 1, 2007. In his last week at BSC he took a break from packing up his office to reflect on his tenure as president of the third largest college in North Dakota.