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A coalition of organizations and businesses, together with the city of Brookings, have formed the Brookings Resiliency Collaborative to assist the university with their plan for resuming on-campus operations in August. SDSU’s JacksRBack task force has established several guiding principles and general guidelines and is developing detailed plans for a safe return for students, faculty and staff.

Hegland steps down as head of consumer sciences

Nineteen years ago, Jane Hegland accepted a job as head of the Department of Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design at South Dakota State University because she thought she could make a difference. As she now retires from that evolved position, she is confident she has.

SDSU distributed more than $3 million in CARES Act funds to students

South Dakota State University distributed more than $3 million to its students as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Nearly 5,300 students received funds.

Regents to Name New Board of Regents’ Chief Executive

The South Dakota Board of Regents plans to take action next week to appoint the superintendent of the Sioux Falls School District to lead South Dakota’s six public universities and two special schools. The regents are scheduled to formally appoint Brian L.

Von Eschen selected director of Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center

Lynn Sargeant, dean of South Dakota State University’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, has announced the hiring of Lynn Von Eschen as director of the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center following a national search.

Facilities & Services Adds Solar Array to Rooftop

Fifty four solar panels were installed on the Facilities & Services roof in early June. The 20.25 kW array covers approximately 18% of the total building energy usage. This is the third solar panel array erected on campus for energy generation since 2018. A 7.4 kW array was added to the American Indian Student Center earlier this spring. SDSU's largest array sits on top of the Stanley J.

Marshall named Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education at SDSU

Don Marshall, a longtime employee of South Dakota State University, has been named the university’s vice provost for undergraduate education.

SDSU Dairy Bar to open Monday

The SDSU Dairy Bar will reopen for business Monday. The facility will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday through Aug. 14. When arriving, customers are encouraged to use the doors marked for entrance/exit, follow all signage and practice social distancing. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be a limited seating capacity of 25 customers.

South Dakota State University and Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation Form Partnership to Offer Undergraduate Certificate Program this Fall

South Dakota State University and Crazy Horse Memorial’s Indian University of North America have formed a partnership to offer an undergraduate certificate in leadership and sustainability. The program starts with the fall 2020 semester. The 15-credit-hour program is titled Wachante Hecha Wizipan or Wizipan for short.

Klein does essential water quality testing during pandemic

Senior chemist Beverly Klein provided essential water quality testing services to clients at the Water and Environmental Engineering Research Center during the COVID-19 pandemic.