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Garden Glow

Stroll through an outdoor wonderland of lights, images and scenes of the holidays at the 8th Annual McCrory Gardens Garden Glow. Open nightly from 5-9 p.m. through Jan. 6, 2023.

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SDSU is featured in season four of The College Tour. The 30-minute episode, hosted by reality TV star Alex Boylan, showcases what life is like at SDState through the eyes of Jackrabbits.

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The Wintrode Student Success and Opportunity Center

The Opportunity Center embraces SDSU’s land-grant mission by supporting educational access for all students.

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American Indian Opportunities

SDSU seeks to create a welcoming and supportive campus environment for American Indian students through a variety of academic programs, scholarships, student services and initiatives.

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Museum Store Member Sale

Dec 8

McCrory Gardens Garden Glow

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BHS Holiday Choir Concert

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Museum Store Member Sale

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Nursing and pharmacy programs collaborate with theater students for healthcare simulations

Nurses and pharmacists play a critical role in our country’s health care system. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, in which the profession was stretched to its absolute limits, it has become even more clear that educating and training future nurses are of the upmost importance. ...

SDSU prof named educator of year

Axton Betz-Hamilton, an assistant professor at South Dakota State University, has been named the Mary Ellen Edmonson Financial Educator of the Year by the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education.

Santos sits down with president of Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Inflation and the economy—arguably two of the most important issues in the United States today. These are also two topics that many think they know everything about, but unless you’re an economics professor, banker or economist, there is likely still much to learn  ...

SDSU alums create McComish fellowships for electrical engineering, sociology and rural studies

A gift from two South Dakota State University alumni has created new fellowships in electrical engineering and in sociology and rural studies at SDSU.A total of four students will be awarded fellowships annually. ...