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SDSU students receive Critical Teaching Needs Scholarship

Seven South Dakota State University students have been awarded a state scholarship that supports new teachers who serve in critical-need teaching areas. Gov. Dennis Daugaard today announced the first recipients in the Critical Teaching Needs Scholarship Program. “The goal is to encourage high school graduates to obtain their teaching degree in South Dakota, then remain [...]

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SDSU graduate nursing students to get federal help

One less barrier stands in the way of 40 graduate students in the South Dakota State University College of Nursing from receiving their advanced degrees. The college was notified in early July that it received two federal grants totaling more than $415,000 that will go this fall to students seeking a master’s degree or a [...]

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Trustees Video

The South Dakota State Foundation’s 2014 Trustees Show video.

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New leaders look to expand reach of SDWAC programs

The South Dakota World Affairs Council, a nonpartisan, nonprofit, grassroots organization that strives to educate the public on critical global issues, recently added leaders to its governing board that sets policy, programs and activities for the organization. SDWAC is based on the campus of South Dakota State University. After election in May, Chandradhar Dwivedi, distinguished [...]

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Visitors find playful and symbolic paintings in two new South Dakota Art Museum exhibits

Artists Robert C. Jackson and Gerald Cournoyer provide a contemporary take on traditional art forms in their latest exhibits at the South Dakota Art Museum. Viewers will find playful representations of hamburgers, fruit and water balloons in Jackson’s exhibit. Cournoyer’s paintings surround viewers with bold colors and patterns drawn from Lakota cultural traditions. Their displays [...]

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South Dakota State University named an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University

South Dakota State University has been designated an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and its Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness and Economic Prosperity. South Dakota State is being honored as one of 14 universities that work with public and private sector partners in their states and regions [...]

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International education organization honors SDSU Foundation’s campaign celebration video

A video featuring two South Dakota State University students produced for the campaign announcement at the SDSU Foundation’s 2013 Donor Celebration has been recognized by an international education association that represents nearly 4,000 universities worldwide. The Foundation, working with Sioux Falls-based creative services agency Henkin Schultz, featured Alex Kunz and Noah Brown, both from Sioux [...]

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South Dakota native hired to lead development efforts for the SDSU College of Pharmacy

The SDSU Foundation announced that Mike Birgen joined the staff as the Development Director for the College of Pharmacy on June 9. Birgen has more than 15 years of experience in fundraising and alumni relations. Most recently, he was Vice President for Athletic Major Gifts and Alumni Relations at his alma mater, Northern State University. [...]

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SDSU chemist improving electro-optical material

Fiber optics increased the speed and quantity of information that can be transmitted through the Internet by transforming electrical signals into pulsating light. The same can be done within laptops and other devices by using organic materials containing chromophore as an active compound, according to South Dakota State University materials chemist Cheng Zhang. Components made [...]

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Hofland first State student to earn materials scholarship

Brookings resident Bailey Hofland has become the first student from South Dakota State University to earn a scholarship from the Materials Handling Education Foundation, which has been presenting the award since 1976. The $5,000 national award is for the 2014-15 school year, when Hofland will be a senior. A mechanical engineering major, Hofland has been [...]

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