University News en <a href="/news/2017/04/broin-johnson-receive-honorary-degrees-sdsu-commencement" hreflang="en">Broin, Johnson to receive honorary degrees at SDSU commencement</a> South Dakota State University’s 2017 commencement will be held May 6 in Frost Arena. There will be three sessions, two for undergraduates and one for students completing graduate degrees.<br /> <br /> The commencement schedule will be: Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:20:46 -0500 98551 <a href="/news/2017/04/how-does-it-feel-be-problem-chosen-2017-sdsu-common-read" hreflang="en">'How does it feel to be a problem?' chosen for 2017 SDSU Common Read</a> Rebecca Bott-Knutson, interim dean of South Dakota State University’s Van D. and Barbara B. Fishback Honors College, announced Thursday that “How does it feel to be a problem?” will be the selection for the 2017 Common Read. Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:13:28 -0500 98531 <a href="/news/2017/04/connections-may-graduate-pay-she-heads-work-force" hreflang="en">Connections for May graduate pay off as she heads into work force</a> Senior Steph Hennen is set to graduate in May. She has a job lined up as a trade show coordinator for Superior Industries.Steph Hennen, an agriculture communications and agriculture leadership double major, is set to graduate in a few weeks. Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:22:05 -0500 Heidi Kronaizl 98526 <a href="/news/2017/04/association-review-sdsu-police-accreditation-invites-public-comment" hreflang="en">Association to review SDSU Police Department for accreditation, invites public to comment</a> The International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators will have a team of assessors examine all aspects of the South Dakota State University Police Department’s policy and procedures, management, operation and support services starting May 21, Chief Tim Heaton announced today.<br /> <br /> Verification by the team that the SDSU Police Department meets IACLEA’s state-of-the-art standards is part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation—a highly prized recognition of campus public safety professional excellence, according to Heaton. Thu, 20 Apr 2017 08:38:56 -0500 98451 <a href="/news/2017/04/state-hold-arbor-day-event-april-26-plant-manchurian-alder" hreflang="en">State to hold Arbor Day event April 26, plant Manchurian Alder</a> Since 2009, South Dakota State University has been selected as a Tree Campus USA institution. The Tree Campus USA program, supported by the Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota Motor North America, recognizes colleges and universities across America for excellent campus forestry practices and conservation efforts.<br /> <br /> As part of the recognition, South Dakota State will hold its annual Arbor Day celebration at 10 a.m. Wednesday at its Arbor Day Park. Thu, 20 Apr 2017 08:35:06 -0500 98441 <a href="/news/2017/04/plant-scientists-identify-aphid-destroying-wasps-cup-plants" hreflang="en">Plant scientists identify aphid-destroying wasps in cup plants</a> Entomologists will find it easier to identify parasitic wasps and their host aphids, thanks to the work of SDSU entomologist Paul Johnson and forage breeder Arvid Boe. Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:40:35 -0500 Christie Delfanian 98431 <a href="/news/2017/04/australian-professor-discuss-rammed-earth-architecture" hreflang="en">Australian professor to discuss rammed-earth architecture</a> Steve BurroughsSteve Burroughs, a rammed-earth architecture specialist, will deliver two public lectures on the sustainable building material. Burroughs will discuss the history, methods and benefits of rammed-earth construction. The South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum will host a lecture at 2 p.m. Sunday. Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:33:28 -0500 98371 <a href="/news/2017/04/philanthropist-t-denny-sanford-donates-28-million-national-university-system-support" hreflang="en">Philanthropist T. Denny Sanford Donates $28 Million to the National University System in Support of Sanford Education Programs</a> <br /> South Dakotan and entrepreneur T. Tue, 18 Apr 2017 16:46:53 -0500 98346 <a href="/news/2017/04/nursing-student-finds-confidence-through-west-river-program" hreflang="en">Nursing student finds confidence through West River program</a> Jonna Koegelenberg works on a simulation lab through the West River Nursing program in Rapid City.Jonna Koegelenberg has always been sure of herself when it came down to becoming a nurse.<br /> <br /> “I knew I wanted to help people, it is a stable profession, and the opportunities are endless” she said. Thu, 13 Apr 2017 09:23:30 -0500 Heidi Kronaizl 97591 <a href="/news/2017/04/perceived-value-education-differs-generation" hreflang="en">Perceived value of college education differs by generation</a> Whether people view a college education as an opportunity to increase their earning power or a means of improving social connections depends on their age, according to a 2014 survey of 1,000 adults, ages 18 to 54. It is part of a U.S. Department Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture research project. Tue, 11 Apr 2017 14:32:52 -0500 Christie Delfanian 97226