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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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South Dakota Chamber Winds

Inaugural season for South Dakota Chamber Winds

A group of woodwind-focused musicians descended on South Dakota State University's campus for a week-long, music-making endeavor that culminated with a series of concerts in late May. The unique musical opportunity — called South Dakota Chamber Winds — was organized by Elizabeth Robinson, assistant professor of music in SDSU's School of Performing Arts.
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Earnest selected as dean of SDSU College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

David C. Earnest, the Odeen-Swanson Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of South Dakota, has been named dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at South Dakota State University. Earnest was selected following a national search and will begin working on the SDSU campus July 8.
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SDSU medical laboratory science program receives $750,000 award to improve student learning

The medical laboratory science program at South Dakota State University has received a $750,000 award from the Association of Public Health Laboratories to promote the medical laboratory profession in South Dakota.
Twenty-four students from South Dakota State University’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences who traveled to Vietnam in May for an education abroad program visited the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi.

Education abroad opportunity takes SDSU students to Vietnam

Twenty-four students from South Dakota State University’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences traveled to Vietnam in May through an agriculture-focused education abroad program.