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Dirks named Public Health Specialist

South Dakota State University President Barry Dunn announced today Laura Dirks will serve as the university’s public health specialist, a new position that will play a critical role in helping the university operate during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dirks will be responsible for working with SDSU and Brookings community leadership to create, implement and communicate systems and strategies to monitor

McCrory Gardens to open June 10

McCrory Gardens will open at 10 a.m. June 10. The gardens will be open Wednesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Patricia Johnson retires after 33 years of dedicated work in range science

The second woman in the world to be hired into a range science faculty position, Patricia Johnson served as an essential educator and impactful researcher at South Dakota State University for 33 years. “Pat has been a trailblazer and a role model for women in her discipline throughout her career,” said Dr.

Jackrabbit Central to open Thursday

South Dakota State University’s Jackrabbit Central location in downtown Brookings will open Thursday. The store is scheduled to be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. The store will be open for high-risk customers from 10-11 a.m. each day. The store will be limited to 10 customers.

Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering hires recruiting coordinator

Who better to serve as the new recruiting coordinator for the Jerome J.

SDSU Adjusts Fall Semester Calendar

South Dakota State University will begin its fall semester Aug. 19 and complete on-campus instruction by Thanksgiving, according to a decision by the South Dakota Board of Regents. Semester finals will be conducted remotely Dec. 2-4 and Dec.

Hansen named Interim Dean of the College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions

South Dakota State University Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dennis Hedge announced today that Dan Hansen will serve as the interim dean of SDSU’s College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions. Hansen will replace Jane Mort, who is retiring this month.

South Dakota State University Teams Up With South Dakota Pork Producers Council to Support Pork Producers and Feed South Dakotans

Due to packing plant shutdowns across the country, many pork producers have been struggling to find places to harvest their animals, which is having a dramatic impact on South Dakota’s pork producers.

South Dakota State University Exclusive Reasons Training and Livestock Judging Webinars Registration Now Open

The South Dakota State University Livestock Judging Team will host a three-week exclusive youth reasons training and livestock judging webinar. The webinars will include an overview of livestock selection and evaluation for cattle, hogs, sheep and goats. There will be multiple sessions that cover everything from the basics to specifics for reasons, questions and contest preparations.

Doner Auditorium project progresses with SDHC grant

The Doner Auditorium digital preservation project is moving forward, thanks to a South Dakota Humanities Council grant. The Archives & Special Collections launched this project in the summer of 2019 in an effort to preserve and promote unique SDSU theater history.