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SDSU employees granted Juneteenth holiday, certain university functions to remain open

Gov. Kristi Noem announced a holiday for state workers Friday, June 18, in honor of Juneteenth. This order is in response to the “Juneteenth National Independence Day Act,” which was signed today by President Joseph R. Biden. “‘All men are created equal.’ That is America’s foundational ideal,” said Noem.

South Dakota State University’s Dakota Lakes Research Farm Hosts Field Day on June 24

South Dakota State University’s Dakota Lakes Research Farm will host its annual field day on June 24, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.

SDSU moves to blue safety level, returns campus to more familiar operations

South Dakota State University’s COVID-19 Response Team changed the university safety level from yellow to blue, effective immediately.

Prairie Repertory Theatre's 50th season is underway

Prairie Repertory Theatre opened its 50th season with “The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged)” June 9 at the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center. Since opening its doors in 1970, PRT has brought the joy of performance art and theatre to eastern South Dakota.

Byre receives June's Civil Service Employee of the Month Award

Beth Byre has been named the South Dakota State University Civil Service Employee of the Month for June in appreciation for her exemplary contributions and performance as the accountant for the Department of Natural Resource Management. She will be honored with a reception starting at 3:30 p.m. June 28 in the atrium of the Edgar S.

RNtoMSN.org honors SDSU College of Nursing in two categories

Busy, yet doable. That is how a May 2021 graduate described the format for the South Dakota State University College of Nursing’s RN to B.S.N. program. The new format allows students to work at their own pace. Students can graduate in as little as 10 months or take one class at a time and be done in 18 months. The changes also caught the attention of RNtoMSN.org, which ranked the college No.

Director named to SDSU heavy highway construction program

America’s need for infrastructure upgrades and an existing shortage of engineers come just as South Dakota State University is putting more resources into its heavy highway construction program. In January, it was announced that Beavers Charitable Trust, which is the scholarship arm of the Beavers Inc., a national heavy construction industry trade group, was making a $50,000 investment in the SDS

The power of mentors

At only 9 years old, Bev (Stabber) Warne was walking down Rapid City’s Main Street and read a sign: “No Indians Allowed.” She did not understand why she and her family would be treated in such a way. “I grew curious about why people would view me so differently,” Bev explains.

Lyle Olson / Final edition of SDSU journalism prof’s career comes to close

“Never argue with a man who buys ink by the barrel,” an Indiana attorney advised in 1962. The thought was those in the media could make life miserable for those who picked a fight with them.

SDSU professor Stewart to unveil new poetry book

Blending poetry and architecture has become part of life for South Dakota Poet Laureate Christine Stewart—she combines these distinct creative processes in her new book, “The Poet and the Architect.”