According to University College Instructor Melissa Granum, it is important for instructors to be able to put themselves in their students’ shoes. Granum has no problem relating to her UC 209 Transition-Year Seminar students because she has experienced her fair share of transitions.
Keith Corbett ’76/M.Ed. ’87, dean of the University College at South Dakota State University, announced Thursday his plans to retire from the university at the conclusion of the spring semester.
Corbett has served in his current role since University College was formed in July 2011. He was the dean of SDSU’s College of General Studies before the creation of University College.
After 27 years in ministry and preaching to a 3,000-person congregation in Minneapolis, Teri Johnson decided it was time for a change.
“I loved the people and I loved the church, but I kept thinking there was something else out there calling me,” said Johnson, who was the pastor of the Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church.
Rory Forest was not sure what to expect when he committed to an all-freshmen study abroad program to Ireland. What he gained far exceeded his expectations, providing insightful experiences that formed friendships before even stepping foot on the South Dakota State University campus.
“Honestly, I wasn’t sure right away, but I figured why not try something new and step outside my comfort zone. It was definitely an eye-opening experience,” said Forest, who is looking to major in exercise science.
Educate To Career Inc. has named South Dakota State University a 2017 Top 100 Best Value College. The designation applies to the first 100 colleges out of the nearly 1,200 colleges and universities ranked. South Dakota State is No. 65 in the 2017 rankings, climbing from No. 113 in 2016.
Figures released today by the South Dakota Board of Regents show 12,613 students are enrolled at South Dakota State University, an increase of 24 students over a year ago and 56 students during the past two years.
The total enrollment is also SDSU’s third-highest mark, trailing the 2010 record enrollment of 12,816 students.
Undergraduate student retention from freshman to sophomore year is 78.6, an increase of more than 2 percentage points from last year’s 76.1 percent.
Natalie Gilbert knows all about adjusting to new settings. Having grown up in Texas with a plan to one day teach in an equine program, Gilbert somehow found her niche within University College at South Dakota State University.
“I am always up for traveling so I figured South Dakota was a new adventure,” Gilbert said.
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at South Dakota State University initiated 125 eligible juniors, seniors and graduate students and five members of SDSU's faculty and staff to its membership April 22 in the University Student Union’s Volstorff Ballroom. Eligibility is based on class standing.
Juniors in the upper 5 percent and seniors in the upper 10 percent ranking of their classes are invited. Graduate students with a 4.0 GPA are eligible to be initiated.
Tim Nichols, dean of South Dakota State University’s Van D. and Barbara B. Fishback Honors College, announced Wednesday that "Boy Meets Depression" is the selection for the 2016 Common Read.
Released Sept. 15, 2015, the book by Kevin Breel talks about his struggle with depression.
Barry Dunn, the endowed dean of the College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences, director of SDSU Extension, and professor of animal science at South Dakota State University, will become SDSU’s 20th president, the South Dakota Board of Regents announced Monday.
South Dakota State University held its Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Day April 18 in the University Student Union’s Volstorff Ballroom.
“URSCAD is a place where experience and skill come together under one roof,” said Viraj Patel, a communication studies major from Mumbai, India. “Walking through the presentations at URSCAD is like walking through Wikipedia, in that you have a variety of information available to you, be it within biological sciences or with the field of visual arts.”
The South Dakota Jump Start program, led by South Dakota State University, is featured in a recent report released by the U.S. Department of Education, “Fulfilling the Promise, Serving the Need: Advancing College Opportunity for Low-Income Students.” The report highlighted institutions making significant strides in increasing graduation rates among Pell-eligible students.
Taking care of others has been a theme for Nicole Peschong for as long as she can remember. Peschong, a graduate assistant in University College, is working in the first-year advising center while pursuing a master’s degree inadministration of student affairs. But her path to completing a bachelor’s degree in human development and family studies this past summer wasn’t a direct one.
A background in athletics helped Jill VanDamme prepare for her current position as an adviser with the South Dakota Jump Start program. She spent the first semester helping the 51 students enrolled in that program find the various resources on campus that will help them succeed. She also teaches a peer mentoring class to develop mentors.
Campus and community representatives have been appointed to assist the South Dakota Board of Regents in its search for the next president of South Dakota State University. David L. Chicoine, South Dakota State’s president since 2007, recently announced his plans to leave the presidency next year and continue as a faculty member on the Brookings campus.