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Dunn, Mahamed named to Regents' Higher Education Task Force

The first meeting of a task force to study operations of the public university system in South Dakota is scheduled Oct.

SDSU College of Nursing ranked by two entities

The South Dakota State University College of Nursing was recently ranked among the nation’s best by two entities. The college was ranked No. 19 by Best Nursing Programs in its Best Second-degree Nursing Programs category and No. 41 by Learn.org for Best Online M.S.N.

Winners named in SDSU nursing essay contest

Highmore-Harrold Elementary School student Destiny McCauley has been named this year’s winner of the “Why I Want to be a Nurse” contest sponsored by the South Dakota State University College of Nursing. All South Dakota fifth graders are invited to write a 150-word essay answering that question. The winner receives $100 with $75 to second place.

S.D. Agricultural Heritage Museum Reopens to the Public

The South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum has reopened its doors to the public following a temporary closing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Current operating hours for the museum are Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. During the temporary closing, museum staff made changes and updates to allow for social distancing and extra sanitation.

SDSU offers students COVID-19 drive-thru testing

South Dakota State University is offering COVID-19 drive-thru testing by appointment for SDSU students. Testing started at 1 p.m. Wednesday. The drive-thru testing is only for SDSU students who have been ordered to take a test by their health care provider.

South Dakota State University’s Northeast Research Farm Offers Virtual Field Day Content

Due to health concerns surrounding COVID-19, the South Dakota State University Northeast Research Farm Field Day content is available to the public via a virtual format this year.

NIH project seeks to improve cancer-fighting therapeutics

Professor Adam Hoppe is working with researchers at the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom to improve the effectiveness of antibody therapeutics designed to fight cancer and target autoimmune disorders, such as multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Brookings tackling diversity issues through focus groups gathering multiple points of view

A collaborative grant partnership taking a comprehensive look at workplace diversity and inclusion in the community of Brookings has launched the first of many focus groups aimed at gathering multiple viewpoints on the issues. After a five-month delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Brookings Inclusive Collaborative is convening focus groups of business leaders, human resources managers, cul

Outstanding Young Speech Teacher Award goes to SDSU’s Chromey

Kelli Chromey, an assistant professor at South Dakota State University, has been named the Outstanding Young Speech Teacher by the Speech Communication Association of South Dakota. “Kelli has quickly become one of the most influential teachers in the School of Communication and Journalism.

Study seeks to increase adoption of soil conservation practices

Farmers who make soil health a priority are more likely to rotate three or more crops and to graze livestock on cropland, according to a survey of producers in South Dakota, North Dakota and Nebraska. The survey examined why some agricultural producers prioritize soil health and how to encourage more producers to adopt these conservation practices, according to assistant professor Tong Wang of So