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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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SDSU’s College of Nursing to celebrate 80th anniversary

South Dakota State University’s College of Nursing will celebrate its 80th anniversary in the upcoming academic year. In recognition of the 80th anniversary, the college would also like to honor alumni, clinical partners and friends of the college who have contributed to it and demonstrated outstanding achievement in the areas listed below. Recipients will be [...]

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New graduate certificate to be offered online starting fall 2014

South Dakota State University will offer a fully online graduate certificate in animal science starting for the fall 2014 semester. The 15-credit animal science graduate certificate program is designed to provide students with courses in the major disciplinary areas of animal science. The goal of the program is to provide foundation courses across many facets [...]

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