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Researcher examines effect of marital strain on caregivers November 24, 2014
Caring for a chronically ill family member can impact the caregiver’s physical, biological and mental health, according to assistant professor SunWoo Kang of the South Dakota State University counseling and human development department. She analyzed the selfreported health of married, adult caregivers from the National Survey of Midlife in the United States.

South Dakota State University recognized for affordable online learning November 24, 2014
Affordable Colleges Foundation recently analyzed data from thousands of colleges and universities across the country to see who offers the best online learning opportunities at the most affordable price. South Dakota State University was ranked 11th out of 46 for Affordable Online Colleges with Quality Programs.

Scanning robot helps put insect collection online November 21, 2014
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,, as well as national and international websites.

Revered choral group opening North American tour at SDSU November 21, 2014
Double Grammy-award winning artists, The King’s Singers, open their North American Christmas tour at South Dakota State University. The renowned choral group from Cambridge, England, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2, in the Performing Arts Center on the SDSU campus as a part of the Woodbine Concert Series, which annually brings some of the world’s top musicians to Brookings to raise funds for music scholarships.

New twist on holiday sounds November 21, 2014
Birdcalls, bells, a hinged wooden slapstick and sheet music. What kind of concert is this? As SDSU music majors Calvin Lipetzky and Connor Ringling pack their bags of musical props for the annual Percussion and Pep Band Christmas concert, there is ample room for puzzlement. Are they heading for the Performing Arts Center or a warm-water slough? Are they hunters or horn players? Here’s what they are—members of Aaron Ragsdale’s percussion ensemble who have collected a gaggle of unique instruments to perform some Christmas favorites at the 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 concert on the South Dakota State University campus.