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New head named for pharmacy practice at SDSU

An Idaho State clinical faculty member has been chosen to be the next head of pharmacy practice in the College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions at South Dakota State University. Shanna O’Connor will begin March 1, in time to prepare for on-site accreditation visits later in the year. She replaces Jim Clem, who served as head of the Department of Pharmacy Practice since August 2007.

Retirees recognized in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Several faculty and staff are retiring from the South Dakota State University College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. The impact of their work is felt throughout the college and beyond.

Community Development program offers options for a variety of learners

The School of Psychology, Sociology and Rural Studies, formed in July 2021, offers a variety of majors to fit the lifestyle of different students. One of those programs, the master’s in sociology with a specialization in community development, is offered completely online. The master’s program is in partnership with the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (GPIDEA).

New study examines mental health in the military

Mental health is an important part of being human. For service members, military life can add extra stressors that put a strain on mental health.

Rasmussen completes prestigious internship with South Dakota News Watch

Andrew Rasmussen Andrew Rasmussen, a journalism and political science major, was the recipient of a donor-funded internship opportunity with South Dakota News Watch this summer. The internship began mid-May 2021 and wrapped up the first week of classes this fall. The internship was created from a partnership between SDSU and South Dakota News Watch called the “Jeffrey B.

Society of Physics Students honors SDSU chapter

Another year, another honor from the Society of Physics Students for South Dakota State University.   For the fourth-straight year, South Dakota State University’s Society of Physics Students chapter was named an outstanding chapter.

SDSU accounts for 45% of Board of Regents' overall economic impact

South Dakota State University accounts for 45% of the overall economic impact of public higher education in South Dakota, according to a study recently released by the South Dakota Board of Regents using FY19 data.   The six degree-granting regental institutions and the BOR office produce an annual economic impact of $2.1 billion, while sustaining more than 12,000 jobs.

Donation Allows McCrory Gardens to Add “Holiday Hill” Light Display

Garden Glow continues to share the spirit of Christmas with the Brookings community The 7th Annual Garden Glow event has grown even more after receiving a donation from a new Brookings resident to add the “Holiday Hill” light display.  Chris Hussak, known as “Christmas Chris” to the McCrory Gardens staff, moved to Brookings last winter from Liverpool, New York, along with his wife, Christine.

SDSU Recognized for 20 Top Programs in the U.S.

Intelligent.com, a trusted resource for online/on-campus program rankings and higher education planning, has included South Dakota State University in its list of programs assessed for 2022.

The South Dakota State University Center of Excellence for Bison Studies Hosts the BISON Exhibit

The Center of Excellence for Bison Studies at the West River Research and Extension facility located in Rapid City, South Dakota is hosting BISON: A traveling exhibit exploring the past, present, and future of this great North American mammal.  The traveling exhibit is currently located at the West River Research and Extension facility at 711 N Creek Dr. in Rapid City.