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Satellite images keep tabs on fall foliage October 31, 2014
Catching the fall foliage at its peak in the United States just became a little easier, thanks to the work of senior scientist Xiaoyang Zhang of the Geospatial Sciences Center of Excellence at South Dakota State University. He and research scientist Yunyue “Bob” Yu of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) developed a method to monitor and predict changes in leaf coloration using satellite imagery.

South Dakota State University statement on death of student October 30, 2014
Counseling is available on campus at the SDSU Wellness Center

Premier public art piece installed at South Dakota Art Museum October 30, 2014
“Oasis,” the recently installed bronze sculpture in the South Dakota Art Museum’s Anderson Plaza, is the focal point of South Dakota State University’s first public space and sculpture intended specifically for contemplation, relaxation and celebration of art. “Oasis,” created by SDSU visual arts faculty member Scott Wallace, was unveiled and dedicated at a ceremony Oct. 24. The plaza and public art piece were commissioned by Lynn A. and Diane Engh Anderson of Naples, Florida.

Usry, Mann take charge of reading October 29, 2014
The passion Nikki Mann and Laura Usry have for the remedial reading program within University College is contagious. Both individuals are in their first years with the Read 041 class and have made strides despite working with students for only several weeks.

Hassan participates in Farmer-to-Farmer program October 29, 2014
South Dakota State University associate professor of dairy science Ashraf Hassan recently traveled to Lebanon as a volunteer for the Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) program in the Middle East and North Africa region.