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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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Class project trains staff on naloxone

Properly training individuals on the use of naloxone to reverse opioid overdoses was on the mind of Hayley (Schmidt) Rasmussen ’16/DNP ’22. As a result, she worked on a project to show others how to properly use the medication.  ...
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SDSU featured on 'The College Tour'

South Dakota State University is featured in season four of “The College Tour,” a TV series that is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video. Hosted by “The Amazing Race” season two winner Alex Boylan, “The College Tour” was created to empower high school students to virtually tour colleges across America from the comfort of their own homes.
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Betz-Hamilton to co-host webinar series

South Dakota State University School of Health and Consumer Sciences assistant professor Axton Betz-Hamilton and Sara Croymans, an extension educator from the University of Minnesota Extension, will host a series of webinars addressing enhancing safety in the home, pest prevention and compulsive...