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Sisseton girl wins nursing essay contest

Tristyn Ballin, a fifth-grader at Westside Elementary in Sisseton, was recognized as the winner of the 14th annual “Why I Want to be a Nurse” essay contest sponsored by the South Dakota State University College of Nursing. Ballin, who was chosen from 19 entries throughout the state, was presented a certificate, a T-shirt and a [...]

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State’s Gibson selected to serve on Jonas Center’s Scholar Alumni Advisory Council

Nicole Gibson, a clinical assistant professor in South Dakota State University’s College of Nursing, is one of 10 individuals chosen to serve on the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare’s Scholar Alumni Advisory Council following a competitive application process. The 10 individuals will formally begin their terms on the advisory council in 2016 and [...]

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Worms, fungus attack soybean roots

Soybean roots are under attack. The soybean’s No. 1 enemy, a parasitic round worm called the soybean cyst nematode, feeds on the roots. In addition, sudden death syndrome, a fungal disease which inhibits root growth, has begun to impact soybeans in South Dakota. Though soybean producers from neighboring states like Iowa have experienced yield losses [...]

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Potts named to scholar research fellowship program

Dale Potts, an assistant professor in South Dakota State University’s Department of History, Political Science, Philosophy and Religion, has been chosen to participate in the Kentucky Historical Society’s Scholar Research Fellowship Program. Potts will use the one-week fellowship to research Jesse Stuart and the 20th-century rural landscape in Kentucky. He will travel to the Kentucky [...]

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Trautman appointed interim director of SDSU Extension

Karla Trautman has been appointed interim director of SDSU Extension. The appointment will be effective May 23, when former Director and Dean of the College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences Barry H. Dunn assumes the presidency of South Dakota State University. “Karla’s long history with SDSU Extension makes her uniquely qualified to serve in this [...]

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Scholl appointed interim dean 
of SDSU College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences

Daniel Scholl, associate dean in the College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences and director of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station at South Dakota State University, has been appointed interim dean of the college. The appointment will be effective May 23, when former Dean Barry H. Dunn assumes the presidency of the university. Scholl also [...]

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Willis named vice president at South Dakota State

Michaela Willis has been named vice president for the Division of Student Affairs at South Dakota State University, pending South Dakota Board of Regents’ approval. Willis is coming to State from Peru (Nebraska) State College where she has served as the vice president for enrollment management and students affairs since 2009. “We are fortunate to [...]

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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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