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Celebration of Faculty Excellence

2021 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.

The 2021 event will be held in a hybrid model on Thursday, March 25th, 2021.  Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the 2021 event will look different. The committee is very committed celebrating the outstanding work of SDSU's Faculty and will work diligently execute a safe event.


Awards Program
The hybrid event will featured award winners and presenters in person at the Oscar Larson Theater at the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center. 

Click here for a list of 2021 Award Winners 


 David Fee Memorial Lecture
"Dilemmas of emerging technologies in advanced capitalism: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Big Data" 
Dr. Maaz Gardezi, Sociology and Rural Studies 

Sewrey Colloquium 
Research and Scholarship: Dr. Joshua Reineke, Assistant Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences 
"Multidisciplinary Approaches to Solve the World's Greatest Disease Challenges" 

Teaching/Learning: Dr. Molly Enz, Professor, School of American and Global Studies 
"Teaching Global Citizenship in Tense Times: The Importance of the Liberal Arts" 

Creative/Fine Arts: Dr. Jacob Wallace, Associate Professor and Dr. Laura Diddle, Professor, School of Performing Arts 
"Innovative Performance Strategies in a Time of Crisis" Service: Dr. Michael Walsh, Associate Professor, School of Performing Arts 
"The Development of a 'High School Honors Recital' to Enhance Recruiting Effectiveness in the Performing Arts" 

This event is generously sponsored by: 

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