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Duty calls

Jerrod Fedorchik, a 20-year-old cadet in the U.S. Army ROTC program at South Dakota State University, was 20 minutes from Amsterdam when a call went out that someone with medical training was needed in the back of the plane. Fedorchik, who will be a junior this fall, had the training and offered his services. He found a 19-year-old female Kuwaiti national unconscious in the bathroom.

“Vanished South Dakota: Towns of Yesterday” preview screening

The public is invited to a free preview screening of South Dakota Public Broadcasting’s new documentary Vanished South Dakota: Towns of Yesterday, Tuesday, August 6, at 2pm at the South Dakota Art Museum, 1036 Medary Ave., Brookings, SD. In addition to the 30-minute screening, the event features a Q&A with SDPB’s Stephanie Rissler, producer of Vanished South Dakota, and South Dakota historian

Okerman performed with the Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma National Intercollegiate Band

For South Dakota State University senior music major Julia Okerman, this summer brought about an exciting opportunity. The trumpeter earned a place in the Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma National Intercollegiate Band, the nation’s oldest national honor band, which gathered in July to perform at Oklahoma State University. “I enjoyed meeting new people who traveled from around the country to pa

New tool uses swine respiratory cells to study influenza viruses

Scientists can now use cell cultures from the tissues of swine nasal passages, tracheas and lungs to study any of the four influenza viruses—A, B, C or D, thanks to the new tool that SDSU researchers developed.

University Police Department to hold active threat training event

The South Dakota State University Police Department will hold its active threat training Aug. 7 in the Avera Health and Science Center on campus.   The training is scheduled to run from 5 to 11 p.m.

South Dakota State University expands services at the Community College for Sioux Falls

Two South Dakota State University employees will be based at the Community College for Sioux Falls.

Campus gets caffeinated

Starbucks, connected to the Southeast University Neighborhood Apartments, is set to have a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce August 7 at 10 a.m.  The store serves not just campus, but the Brookings community as well. Located near Seventh Street and Jackrabbit Avenue, the 2,500-square-foot, full-menu store is set to be open year-round.

Strengthening the Heartland Launches YouTube Page

Strengthening the Heartland (STH) is working to provide education and information surrounding safe opioid use as well as risks of misuse. The new STH YouTube channel will provide education videos covering valuable topics relating to opioid misuse and addiction.

Brookings Economic Development Corporation awarded $35,000 grant for Business Innovation Summit

Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) has received a USDA Rural Business Development Grant to hold a day-long event that will help existing businesses and entrepreneurs remain competitive in the next generation economy.  The Business Innovation Summit will feature keynote speaker Mitch Ditkoff.

Database will enhance public safety during wildfires

A national address database with geographical coordinates, known as address point data, will improve wildfire public safety, according to Dapeng Li, an assistant professor of geographic information science.