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Yale professor to discuss urbanization in China, India April 16, 2014
Yale University geography professor Karen Seto will discuss “Urbanization in China and India: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities” Tues., April 29, at 6 p.m. in the McCrory Gardens Education and Visitor Center as part of the Virginia and J. Edward Holtry Distinguished Lecture series. Seto is an expert on urbanization dynamics, forecasting urban growth and the environmental consequences of urbanization.

Department of Communication Studies and Theatre to hold first-ever career day April 15, 2014
The South Dakota State University Department of Communication Studies and Theatre will hold its first-ever career day April 23 at the Performing Arts Center on the SDSU campus.

Ranchers benefit from long-term grazing data April 15, 2014
Scientists studying changes in the Earth’s surface rely on 40 years of Landsat satellite imaging, but South Dakota ranchers making decisions about grazing their livestock can benefit from 70 years of data gathered at the Cottonwood Range and Livestock Research Station. Managing livestock on rangeland is a balancing act, says South Dakota State University professor Patricia Johnson, a range scientist at the SDSU West River Ag Center in Rapid City. She has been conducting research at the Cottonwood Station near Philip since 1987.

Plain Green Lecture Series continues with presentation on energy-efficient design, Passive Houses April 14, 2014
Stephan Tanner will present on energy-efficient design and his work with the BioHaus at the Sioux Falls Design Center this Thursday at 7 p.m. Tanner's talk concludes the 2014 Plain Green Lecture Series. The four-lecture series is part of the preparations for this fall's Plain Green Conference, which will be held Sept. 12 at the Orpheum Theater.

Ellens named April SDSU Civil Service Employee of the Month April 14, 2014
Sharon Ellens has been named the April Civil Service Employee of the Month at South Dakota State University. A reception honoring her will be held April 21 from 10 a.m. to noon in Berg Agricultural Hall, Room 107.