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‘Common-Sense Parenting’ classes return to SDSU in October, November

The Child and Family Resource Network at South Dakota State University is hosting its next “Common-Sense Parenting” class series starting Oct. 5. The free, six-class series is designed for parents and individuals who engage with school-age children, kindergarten through 12th grade. Classes will be held from 6-8 p.m.

Toronto to present faculty recital

Mezzo-soprano Emily Toronto, professor of voice at South Dakota State University, will present a faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, in Founders Recital Hall at the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center. Pianist Carson Covey, an alumnus of SDSU, will accompany the program.

Snyder to present faculty recital

Bradley Snyder, instructor of low brass at South Dakota State University, will present a faculty recital at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, in Founders Recital Hall at the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center. Titled “Dancing Through Life,” the program will feature a variety of pieces that are inspired by dance and reflections on different stages and events that occur in an individual’s life.

Hobbie to present senior recital

Haley Hobbie, a senior majoring in music education, will present her senior recital at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct.

John Jaeger named head of SDSU Department of Animal Science

John Jaeger began his appointment as head of the Department of Animal Science at South Dakota State University on Aug. 9. "Dr. Jaeger brings a wealth of experience to the Department of Animal Science,” said Joe Cassady, South Dakota Corn Endowed Dean of the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences.

South Dakota State honors newest endowment holders

South Dakota State University recently paid tribute to the university’s newest endowment holders. The second annual investiture ceremony honoring 12 holders of endowed faculty and director positions was held Sept. 21 in Founders Recital Hall in the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center. Through the generosity of donors, SDSU now has commitments in place for 53 endowed leadership positions.

Kim Vanneman of Winner named 2023 Eminent Leader in Agriculture, Family and Community

Kim Vanneman was recently honored for her contributions to South Dakota during the 2023 South Dakota State University Eminent Leaders in Agriculture, Family and Community recognition banquet held at the McCrory Gardens Education and Visitor Center on the SDSU campus Sept.

START-SD program hosts first responder summit on addiction, mental health

The START-SD team from South Dakota State University hosted a first responder summit Aug.

Could spent coffee grounds provide an alternative to plastic packaging?

A new study from Srinivas Janaswamy has revealed how spent coffee grounds can be made into biodegradable films—material that could one day replace plastics.

Storbakken awarded Media Fellows Scholarship

South Dakota State University junior Taylor Storbakken has been awarded a 2023 Media Fellows Scholarship from the Washington Media Scholars Foundation. The advertising major with minors in public relations, marketing, and digital and social media plans to graduate from SDSU in December 2024.