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Costello named McCrory Gardens operations manager December 18, 2014
Barry Dunn, South Dakota Corn Utilization Council Endowed Dean of South Dakota State University’s College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences and director of SDSU Extension, has announced Heather Costello will become the operations manager of McCrory Gardens.

Lakota exhibit examines tribal identities December 18, 2014
But is it art? It’s a question as eternal as art itself and one that can be asked in regard to the “Lakota Arts and Identities” exhibit now on display at the South Dakota Art Museum on the campus of South Dakota State University. Some of the 40 pieces in the exhibit clearly are art, but others would seem more at home in a natural history museum.

Engineering students hook a winning idea December 17, 2014
What do you give the fisherman who has enough rods, reels and lures to open his own tackle shop? How about customized bobbers? It’s an idea generated by three South Dakota State University mechanical engineering students last spring. In short order, the idea became a prize-winning design that turned into hard plastic bobbers manufactured on a 3D printer at the college. On Nov. 15, the students won an international contest.

Viewing time for entire Dunn collection about done December 17, 2014
Never before and only for a few days more. That’s the message from the South Dakota Art Museum on the current Harvey Dunn exhibit. It is the only time in the museum’s 44-year history that virtually all of Dunn’s works owned by the South Dakota Art Museum have been on display at once. The last day to see “The Complete Collection” will be Jan. 10. The exhibit opened Aug. 16 and has received rave reviews, curator Jodi Lundgren said.

Research Park at SDSU Approved as First South Dakota Certified Technology Park December 16, 2014
Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced Tuesday that the Research Park at South Dakota State University (SDSU) has been approved by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) as the first South Dakota Certified Technology Park.