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Graduate School Newsletter - March 2020

Student Spotlight

SDSU Student Kyle Fluker at basketball game



Congratulations to Kyle Fluker who will receive a National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators Mike Cleary Stipend. He was one of 30 recipients of the award and will use the stipend to travel to the NACMA convention in Las Vegas this June. Kyle is earning his MS degree in Sport and Recreation Administration. Read the full article.


Awards and Scholarships

Congratulations to our 3MT winners.

2020 3MT Winners

Ranjini is a doctoral student in the Pharmaceutical Sciences department. She will be participating in the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools 3MT competition in Milwaukee, WI this April.


Graduate Student Wokini Scholarship

Scholarships will be awarded by the Admissions Office in collaboration with the American Indian Student Center.  These scholarship opportunities exist for enrolled members of a South Dakota tribe who are full-time, degree seeking students that graduated with their Associates or Bachelor’s degree from a South Dakota Tribal College or University and attend South Dakota State University.  Priority is given to those students who submit a completed scholarship application, including tribal enrollment verification.  Selected Wokini Scholars will be awarded an annual $5,000 scholarship that can be renewed for two additional years.

Click here to see the guidelines. Please complete and submit the application to be considered for the Wokini Scholarship.

Upcoming PDP Events

How Does Students’ Prior Knowledge Affect Their Learning?  (Teaching)

     Tuesday, March 3rd  3:00-4:00pm  Briggs 125 or 130

Presenter: Dr. Tanya Gupta, Chemistry & Biochemistry

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Self-Advocacy Workshop  (Mandatory)

     Wednesday, March 4th  3:00-4:00pm

     Avera 280

Register for the Self-Advocacy Workshop


Research Presentation  (Research)

     Thursday, March 19th  9:00-9:50am

     Solberg 008

Register for the Research Presentation


EndNote Workshop  (Research)

     Thursday, March 19th  3:00-4:30

     Briggs Library

Registration is at


Lit Review 101 Session (Research)

     Monday, March 23, 2020  4:00-5:00 p.m.
      H. M. Briggs Library, Room 130 or online via Zoom

Register and more information


Creating a Resilient Campus: Perspectives on Supporting Mental Health  (Wellness)

     Wednesday, March 25th 3:30pm to 4:30pm

     Wellness Center Conference Room, Room 171


How Do Students Become Self-Directed Learners?  (Teaching)

     Monday, March 30th  3:00-4:00pm  Briggs 125 or 130


     Tuesday, March 31st  12:00-1:00pm  Briggs 125 or 130

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