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Laron Krause of Clear Lake Named Eminent Leader in Agriculture, Family and Community

By Lura Roti for the South Dakota State University (SDSU) College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences and SDSU College of Education and Human Sciences. Growing up, Adam and Brent Krause, often heard their dad, Laron say, “make time for what matters.” At 61, the Clear Lake farmer continues to put these words into action. “A person can always make excuses that they don’t have time to

Ree Reich of Belle Fourche Named Eminent Leader in Agriculture, Family and Community

By Lura Roti for the South Dakota State University (SDSU) College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences and SDSU College of Education and Human Sciences. Inspired by what they learned through 4-H, when working on a project around the Reich home or ranch, a question the family frequently asked was, “is this fair-worthy?” “4-H encourages its members to be the best they can be,” Ree Rei

Lawrence Vander Wal of Bruce Named Eminent Leader in Agriculture, Family and Community

By Lura Roti for the South Dakota State University (SDSU) College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences and SDSU College of Education and Human Sciences. There’s a plaque that hangs on a wall in Lawrence Vander Wal’s home.

Bergs named SDSU Family of Year

For three generations and 60 years, the Berg family from Pipestone, Minnesota, has been making South Dakota State University a second home. On Feb. 19 at the men’s basketball game against St. Thomas, the Bergs will be honored as the SDSU Family of the Year by the SDSU Alumni Association.

Puppet show entertains, teaches

The 36 students in Carie Green’s child development course did not expect part of the class to involve a puppet show.   Green, the Profilet and DeJong Family Endowed Director of Early Childhood Education, brought the idea of using puppets as classroom tools to South Dakota State University this fall semester after using them in her previous position at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.   “I belie

Adelaine named vice chair of FCC task force

Michael Adelaine, chief information officer emeritus and special adviser to the president at South Dakota State University, is working on his second term on a federal task force to identify the connectivity needs of precision agriculture. Adelaine has also been selected the task force’s vice chair and will work with chair to create agenda’s and advise the various working groups of the task force.

Biomaterial may help repair, replace damaged corneas

A patented biomaterial developed by South Dakota State University associate professor Gudiseva Chandrasekher has the potential to repair corneal damage and to create corneal implants.

Berdanier leaves Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering

Bruce Berdanier, the Jerome J. Lohr Endowed Dean of South Dakota State University’s Jerome J.

Wood receives Kennedy Center medallion

Jim Wood, an associate professor at South Dakota State University, has been selected as the 50th recipient of the Kennedy Center Gold Medallion for the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival’s Region 5. He will be honored during the upcoming virtual festival, which will be Jan.