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Celebration of Faculty Excellence

2024 Celebration of Faculty Excellence

Once a year the faculty of South Dakota State University come together to celebrate and recognize successes through the Celebration of Faculty Excellence event.

This year's event will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024.

3 p.m. David Fee Memorial Lecture
Hobo Day Gallery/Campanile Room 169
Zoom option
The David Fee Memorial Lecture entitled "Climate Change: How Much More Warning?" will be given by Dr. Jihong Cole-Dai, Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry. 

4 p.m. Sewrey Colloquium
Hobo Day Gallery/Campanile Room 169
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Sewrey Presentations will be as follows:

  • 4 p.m. Creative and Fine Arts- Associate Professor Andrew Robinette and Professor Emily Toronto, School of Performing Arts.
  • 4:15 p.m. Research and Scholarship-- Professor Amanda Blair, West River Agricultural Center.
  • 4:30 p.m. Teaching and Learning-- Instructors Laura Ackerwold and Jamie Fryslie, School of Education, Counseling and Human Development.
  • 4:45 p.m. Service--Professor Brad Laible and Associate Professor Shanna O'Connor, Pharmacy Practice.

4:30 p.m. Faculty Showcase
Volstorff Ballroom Lounge
This year the Faculty Showcase will accompany the evening's reception and followed by an awards program.
Faculty Showcase Info

4:30 p.m. Reception and Small Plates Meal
Volstorff Ballroom
Enjoy meal stations offering a variety of unique menu offerings and beverages. Come early, connect with colleagues and enjoy the evening.


6 p.m. Awards Program
Volstorff Ballroom
Zoom option

The annual awards program will celebrate the great achievements of SDSU Faculty. The program is anticipated to conclude by 7:30 p.m.

*Parking is available in the East and West Union lots after 4 p.m. and in the Union Pay lot prior.


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The annual South Dakota State University Celebration of Faculty Excellence recognized 30 faculty members, researchers and scientists Tuesday. The event honors faculty members in the university's colleges for outstanding research, teaching and service.