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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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Oct 1

Faculty Recital: Aaron Ragsdale and Nathan Jorgensen

Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center

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Performance at the Performing Arts Center.

Brookings Chamber Music Society season opens in October

The Brookings Chamber Music Society’s fall membership drive has kicked off and its 2021-22 season opens Oct. 14.

The 2021-22 State University Theatre and Dance season announced

 

The State University Theatre and Dance program is pleased to announce this year’s season. All performances will be in the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center, which is on the South Dakota State University campus.

rendering of First Bank & Trust Arena interior

SDSU athletics officials announce lead gift for arena renovation

South Dakota State University Athletics officials announced Sept. 13 that Brookings-based First Bank & Trust has committed $20 million that will serve as the lead gift for the complete renovation of Frost Arena.