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State earns bronze rating in sustainability

South Dakota State University received a STARS Bronze Rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System, is a benchmarking tool that measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education. Jennifer McLaughlin, who has spent the [...]

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South Dakota State’s Soil Judging Team places 13th in national competition

Fueled by a fourth-place finish in group judging, South Dakota State University’s Soil Judging Team finished 13th overall in the 2016 National Collegiate Soil Judging Contest in Manhattan, Kansas. The Jackrabbits last competed at this national event in 2013. The finish is SDSU’s highest since 2011. West Virginia won the overall competition. The total team [...]

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State’s Phi Kappa Phi chapter initiates 130 members

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at South Dakota State University initiated 125 eligible juniors, seniors and graduate students and five members of SDSU’s faculty and staff to its membership April 22 in the University Student Union’s Volstorff Ballroom. Eligibility is based on class standing. Juniors in the upper 5 percent and seniors in [...]

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South Dakota State to further educate advanced practice nurses on opioids

As part of academic nursing’s ongoing efforts to combat prescription drug and opioid abuse across the United States, South Dakota State University’s College of Nursing has taken a pledge to educate its advanced practice registered nursing students on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain. The commitment was [...]

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Raynie to lead Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

South Dakota State University College of Arts and Sciences Dean Dennis Papini has named Doug Raynie as the head of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Raynie replaces Jim Rice, who resigned from the position in fall 2015 to concentrate on serving as the director of South Dakota Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), [...]

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Donor Celebration 2016

A record number of donors with cumulative giving to SDSU ranging from $50,000 to $10 million were honored Thursday night at the Foundation’s Donor Celebration. The 113 donors – comprised of individuals, companies and organizations – have given a combined $48 million to SDSU. The City of Brookings became the seventh member of the Charles [...]

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Walleye tagging project shows impact of anglers, Mother Nature

When it comes to reducing the number of walleye in Lake Oahe, anglers take a back seat to Mother Nature. That’s the take-home message from a South Dakota State University research project to assess movement, mortality and the impact of anglers on walleye populations, according to Mark Fincel, senior biologist at the South Dakota Game, [...]

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SDSU faculty member’s book selected as finalist for research-based book award

Teri Finneman, assistant professor in South Dakota State University’s Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, was one of four finalists for the best research-based book about journalism or mass communication published each year. The Frank Luther Mott—Kappa Tau Alpha Journalism & Mass Communication Research Award is named in honor of Frank Luther Mott, Pulitzer Prize [...]

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State recognizes student works at URSCAD

South Dakota State University held its Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Day April 18 in the University Student Union’s Volstorff Ballroom. “URSCAD is a place where experience and skill come together under one roof,” said Viraj Patel, a communication studies major from Mumbai, India. “Walking through the presentations at URSCAD is like walking through [...]

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SDSU microbiologist unravels relationship among plants, mycorrhizal fungi

An ancient, mutually beneficial relationship between plants and fungi could make agriculture more sustainable by reducing the need for chemical fertilizers, according to professor Heike Bücking of the South Dakota State University Department of Biology and Microbiology. For more than 500 million years, the majority of land plants have shared their carbohydrates with arbuscular mycorrhizal [...]

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