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Prairie Repertory Theatre closes season with ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

Prairie Repertory Theatre closes its 50th season with next week’s showings of the award-winning musical, “Little Shop of Horrors,” by Howard Ashman. The productions will be in person June 30 – July 2 at 7:30 p.m. and July 3 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Oscar Larson Theatre in the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center.

Ragsdale Awarded Phi Kappa Phi Literacy Grant

South Dakota State University professor Aaron Ragsdale was recently awarded a 2021 Literacy Grant from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi—the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

West River Nursing Programs Begin Transition

Plans are underway to transition bachelor-level nursing education programs in western South Dakota from two universities to one. The recommendation comes from a state task force that spent the past year studying efficiencies within the public university system. At the same time, the intent is to increase the pipeline of new nurses graduating from the West River program.

Students earn Hospitality Minnesota Education Foundation scholarships

South Dakota State University students Aryanna Mulroy and Kenna Foss have received scholarships from the Hospitality Minnesota Education Foundation. “We are very proud of them,” said Kendra Kattelmann, who leads the Department Health and Nutritional Sciences. “Earning the merit-based scholarships demonstrate outstanding academic achievement of our students.

Ackman and Wismer team up for 'The Gin Game'

Two familiar faces return to the Prairie Repertory Theatre stage this week in “The Gin Game.” South Dakota State University Director of Theatre J.D. Ackman ’78 and alumna Kate Wismer ’09 return to the stage when “The Gin Game” opens at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center. “The Gin Game” will also be performed Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. with a 2 p.m.

SDSU employees granted Juneteenth holiday, certain university functions to remain open

Gov. Kristi Noem announced a holiday for state workers Friday, June 18, in honor of Juneteenth. This order is in response to the “Juneteenth National Independence Day Act,” which was signed today by President Joseph R. Biden. “‘All men are created equal.’ That is America’s foundational ideal,” said Noem.

South Dakota State University’s Dakota Lakes Research Farm Hosts Field Day on June 24

South Dakota State University’s Dakota Lakes Research Farm will host its annual field day on June 24, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.

SDSU moves to blue safety level, returns campus to more familiar operations

South Dakota State University’s COVID-19 Response Team changed the university safety level from yellow to blue, effective immediately.

Prairie Repertory Theatre's 50th season is underway

Prairie Repertory Theatre opened its 50th season with “The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged)” June 9 at the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center. Since opening its doors in 1970, PRT has brought the joy of performance art and theatre to eastern South Dakota.

Byre receives June's Civil Service Employee of the Month Award

Beth Byre has been named the South Dakota State University Civil Service Employee of the Month for June in appreciation for her exemplary contributions and performance as the accountant for the Department of Natural Resource Management. She will be honored with a reception starting at 3:30 p.m. June 28 in the atrium of the Edgar S.