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Summer Term Remains Online for South Dakota Public Universities

The South Dakota Board of Regents announced today it will continue remote delivery for all public university instruction through the summer academic term.   Due to impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, South Dakota’s public universities transitioned to online-only course delivery March 23 for the remainder of the spring semester.

Prairie Repertory Theatre cancels 2020 season

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Prairie Repertory Theatre has canceled its 2020 season. In consultation with South Dakota State University administration, the choice was made to put the health and well-being of the student company, the staff and loyal patrons first.

Honors Hour, fitness events connect Fishback Honors College

Students in South Dakota State University’s Van D. and Barbara B. Fishback Honors College have called it a close-knit community or another family. Despite the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the honors college are still trying to keep those connections going. From 11 a.m.

Aberdeen accelerated nursing students stay connected via Zoom

Despite having a class of students from various parts of the world and from different backgrounds, Ryan Sullivan said he and his classmates in the Aberdeen accelerated nursing program have developed into a family.

SDSU keeps campus community safe

The COVID-19 pandemic has posed several challenges for South Dakota State University, but action has been taken to best accommodate the campus community during this unprecedented time. Several units across campus have been activated to address the challenges.

10 students receive Schultz-Werth Awards

Rebecca Bott-Knutson, dean of South Dakota State University’s Van D. and Barbara B. Fishback Honors College, announced the 10 recipients of the 2020 Schultz-Werth Award. The award was established to promote and recognize the scholarly achievements of undergraduate students. Applicants must be enrolled as a senior student in one of SDSU’s seven degree-granting colleges.

Regents Make No Changes in Tuition and Fees for Coming Year

The South Dakota Board of Regents agreed today to maintain its existing tuition and mandatory fees for the next academic year. “We are in exceptional times,” said SDBOR President Kevin V.

Alumnus receives 5 Sigma Physicist Award

Raju Ghimire, who graduated from South Dakota State University in 2018 with a master’s degree in electrical engineering, was named one of 16 individuals to receive the 5 Sigma Physicist Award by the American Physical Society. Awardees were honored for participating in high-impact advocacy activities with the APS Office of Government Affairs.

Regents Approve Academic Program Requests

The South Dakota Board of Regents this week granted academic program requests from four of its public universities. The following actions requested by South Dakota State University were approved: To meet growing health care workforce needs in western South Dakota, SDSU will offer in Rapid City its accelerated program leading to the Bachelor of Science in nursing degree.

U.S. News & World Report ranks 5 SDSU graduate programs

Five South Dakota State University graduate programs were ranked among the nation’s best following a survey of more than 2,000 programs by U.S. News & World Report. The ranked programs included: Best Pharmacy Schools; Best Graduate Schools: Doctor of Nursing Practice; Best Nursing Schools: Master’s; Best Rehabilitation Counseling Programs; and Best Biological Sciences Programs. U.S.