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.
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.
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.
Eluned Jones, the founding director of South Dakota State University’s Ness School of Management and Economics, has been named the initial Ness Endowed Director of the Ness School of Management and Economics.
The endowed position came as part of a recent $5 million gift by Larry ’69 and Diane ’71 Ness, namesakes of the school, which started in 2019.
Six faculty and staff members joined the South Dakota State University Department of Animal Science during the fall 2021 semester. Those individuals include:
Dr. Warren Rusche, assistant professor and SDSU Extension Feedlot Management Specialist
Dr. Eric Weaver, assistant professor in swine nutrition
The Department of Agronomy, Horticulture and Plant Science at South Dakota State University welcomed two new faculty members during the fall 2021 semester. Dr. Gazala Ameen joined the department as an assistant professor and Dr. Shyam Solanki came on board as a research associate III.
Dr. Gazala Ameen
After receiving a bachelor's degree in horticulture at Acharya N.G.
The South Dakota State University Crops Judging Team finished third and fourth at the two national finals collegiate crops competitions held last fall. The team placed fourth at the Kansas City Royal Contest held Nov. 16 and third at the National Collegiate Crops Contest held in Ames, Iowa, Nov.
Artist and contemporary folk art collector, Willem Volkersz, will speak from Bozeman, Montana, during a free Lunch & Learn hosted by the South Dakota Art Museum 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. Central time, Jan. 19. The public is invited to bring a lunch to the museum at 11:45 a.m. or participate via Zoom at 12:15 – 1 p.m.