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Afghan vet awarded Purple Heart at SDSU ceremony

Three and one-half years after being wounded in Kandahar City, Afghanistan, U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Richard L. Bogue is wearing a Purple Heart on his uniform. Bogue, 44, of White, received the revered medal at an hourlong ceremony at the Performing Arts Center at South Dakota State University Saturday. It was the first Purple Heart [...]

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Knutson, Binger win First Dakota National Bank business plan competition at South Dakota State

South Dakota State University students Kianna Knutson and Shane Binger won the 2014 First Dakota National Bank Business Plan Competition. They were among six teams recognized Tuesday afternoon at the Research Park at South Dakota State University. Knutson, a junior from Philip, and Binger, a senior from Tulare, received a $4,000 prize for winning the [...]

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South Dakota State’s Phi Kappa Phi chapter initiates 40 members

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at South Dakota State University initiated 40 eligible juniors, seniors and graduate students to its membership Dec. 5 in the University Student Union’s Campanile Room. Eligibility is based on class standing. Juniors in the upper 5 percent and seniors in the upper 10 percent ranking of their classes [...]

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South Dakota Art Museum receives highest national recognition

For the fifth time in its history, the South Dakota Art Museum has achieved accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition for a museum. Accreditation signifies excellence to the museum community, donors, outside agencies and to the museum-going public. The South Dakota Art Museum was initially accredited in 1974. Museums must [...]

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Main Street of Union aglow with 41 decorated trees

South Dakota State University students returned from Thanksgiving break with Christmas on their minds, and the Main Street of the University Student Union is evidence. Students representing 41 organizations spent part of their afternoon Dec. 1 putting tinsels and lights on 6-foot Frasier firs as part of the annual tree-decorating contest sponsored by the University [...]

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Grateful students give thanks

As SDSU students gathered around the table with family to give thanks over this holiday, part of their gratitude was directed toward the donors that impact their lives. No gift is more direct or personal than a scholarship. Donors provide more than $4 million every year to support SDSU students through scholarships. More than half [...]

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Scanning robot helps put insect collection online

A robot capable of scanning a tray of insect specimens in a few minutes will help make the virtual images and tagging information available to the public online, according to South Dakota State University entomologist Paul Johnson, director of the Severin-McDaniel Insect Research Collection. Information is being posted on the project website, invertnet.org, as well [...]

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Combined SDSU choirs to present annual Yuletide concert

Talented singers from SDSU’s three choirs will deliver a unique 90-minute performance in their 90-minute Choral Yuletide concert in the Performing Arts Center. The 2 p.m. Dec. 7 concert features a choral montage of holiday favorites sung by the Concert Choir, Women’s Choir and the Statesmen at South Dakota State University. The concert format will [...]

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Jack Morris to deliver talk at SDSU

Retired Twins and Tigers star Jack Morris is speaking at SDSU at 8 p.m. Thursday in the Performing Arts Center. The free talk is sponsored by the University Program Council at South Dakota State University. A meet and greet will follow his talk. Morris, the 1991 World Series MVP for the Minnesota Twins, will talk [...]

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South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum offering snow globe class

The South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum is offering a Snow Globes for Kids class Dec. 6 at 10:30 a.m. Participants will make their own snow globes using items such as miniature figures of people, animals, trees and buildings. These winter scenes are placed inside a recycled glass jar with glitter suspended in glycerin water. “It [...]

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