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Community Engagement

Cultivate and Strengthen Community Engagement

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  1. Enhance the academic and work environments of the University by fostering a culture of service, servant leadership and inclusive excellence among faculty, staff and students.
    1. Increase diversity of faculty, staff and students through inclusive recruitment and retention practices.
    2. Strengthen onboarding and professional development programs for faculty and staff in accord with the mission, vision, core values and goals of the University.
    3. Affirm commitment to shared governance, transparency, timely communication and inclusive participation.
    4. Reward outstanding performance and advance quality of life in the workplace.
    5. Regularly evaluate the climate at South Dakota State University as experienced by faculty, staff and students, and communicate and respond with actionable strategies.
  2. Grow the University’s external engagement through extension, collaborative service, community outreach, alumni relations and public-private partnerships that enhance the quality of life in South Dakota and beyond.
    1. Ensure that communities have a voice in defining the University’s external engagement activities.
    2. Align academic and outreach programming across the university to optimize institutional efforts to support tribal communities and underserved populations.
    3. Increase engagement with K-12 schools at the local, state and national levels.
    4. Build reciprocal relationships with industry partners.
    5. Celebrate, promote and communicate the results and impact of engagement activities.

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Mar 15

Faculty Recital: Evy Johnson

Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center

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Woman and man stand on either side of Jack the Jackrabbit, who is standing in the middle

Lieutenant Colonel Sewell thankful for dream assignment at SDSU

Lieutenant Colonel Steve Sewell III, SDSU’s 53rd professor of military science, will return to Camp Rapid following the conclusion of his three-year assignment. Steve served in his role since May 2018 but his appreciation for SDSU began far before then.

Open forums set for finalists for South Dakota Art Museum director position

Finalists for the position of director of the South Dakota Art Museum will interview for the position in the next two weeks.

The interviews will also include open forums for each individual to engage with key industry, community and university stakeholders.

SDSU to hold Virtual Physics Bowl XLVII

The South Dakota State University Department of Physics is inviting all South Dakota and area high schools to participate in the Virtual Physics Bowl XLVII March 27. This contest is a popular event known statewide and offers both team and individual competitions.