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Associate professor writes chapter in online learning book October 21, 2014
The shift from traditional to online classes opens the door to a wider range of students, but adapting to the new teaching venue can be challenging for classroom teachers, according to South Dakota State University associate professor Katherine Erdman Becker. She helps faculty use technology to engage students and create a social presence when developing online classes in a new book titled Student-Teacher Interaction in Online Learning Environments.

Not as planned — Tenor of trip to Bolivia makes last-hour turn October 20, 2014
Seven SDSU students journeyed 3,500 miles to west-central Bolivia this summer to continue a water purification project in a rural mountainous village.

Student architects tackle Huron mall design project October 15, 2014
South Dakota State University architecture students are redesigning and building a passageway and seating area outside the Kansas Mall in Huron as part of a studio course and partnership with the city.

Sun, Thompson to discuss Chinese revitalization movement in Pulitzer Center lecture October 17, 2014
The number is staggering: nearly 100 Chinese villages—and their distinct cultural heritage, clan identities, and folk traditions—disappear daily.

2012 Nobel Prize winner to deliver inaugural Hoch Family Lecture Oct. 30 October 17, 2014
Dr. Brian Kobilka will deliver the inaugural Hoch Family Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30 in the Performing Arts Center at South Dakota State University. Tickets are not needed as the event is open to the public.