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RNtoMSN.org honors SDSU College of Nursing in two categories

Busy, yet doable. That is how a May 2021 graduate described the format for the South Dakota State University College of Nursing’s RN to B.S.N. program. The new format allows students to work at their own pace. Students can graduate in as little as 10 months or take one class at a time and be done in 18 months. The changes also caught the attention of RNtoMSN.org, which ranked the college No.

Director named to SDSU heavy highway construction program

America’s need for infrastructure upgrades and an existing shortage of engineers come just as South Dakota State University is putting more resources into its heavy highway construction program. In January, it was announced that Beavers Charitable Trust, which is the scholarship arm of the Beavers Inc., a national heavy construction industry trade group, was making a $50,000 investment in the SDS

The power of mentors

At only 9 years old, Bev (Stabber) Warne was walking down Rapid City’s Main Street and read a sign: “No Indians Allowed.” She did not understand why she and her family would be treated in such a way. “I grew curious about why people would view me so differently,” Bev explains.

Lyle Olson / Final edition of SDSU journalism prof’s career comes to close

“Never argue with a man who buys ink by the barrel,” an Indiana attorney advised in 1962. The thought was those in the media could make life miserable for those who picked a fight with them.

SDSU professor Stewart to unveil new poetry book

Blending poetry and architecture has become part of life for South Dakota Poet Laureate Christine Stewart—she combines these distinct creative processes in her new book, “The Poet and the Architect.”

Prairie Repertory Theatre presents ‘Quilters’

Prairie Repertory Theatre continues its 2021 season with “Quilters.” The second show of the season tells the stories of women settling the vast prairie. “Quilters,” written by Molly Newman and Barbara Damashek, will be performed June 16-19 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee performance June 19 at 2 p.m.

Winners named in SDSU nursing essay contest

“Nurses make a difference in people’s lives every day,” according to Sage Gaikowski, winner of the 2021 “Why I Want to be a Nurse” essay contest sponsored by the College of Nursing at South Dakota State University. The 150-word competition is open to any fifth grader in the state. Gaikowski, a student at Waubay Elementary and the 11-year-old daughter of Amy and Justin Gaikowski, wrote, “I want t

SDSU chemistry research featured on journal cover

Having your research on the cover of a prestigious journal is a milestone in a faculty member’s career—it’s something South Dakota State University assistant professor Rachel Willand-Charnley and undergraduate researcher Timothy Paris already have under their belts.

South Dakota State University Center of Excellence for Bison Studies Approves Eight Research Projects to Improve Understanding of All Things Bison

A new era in bison research formally began this week as the recently established Center of Excellence for Bison Studies funded eight projects to study topics ranging from ecosystem impact to meat quality. The center awarded more than $300,000 in funding to support the first year of each project, some of which may extend for up to three years. “The projects authorized this week will contribute ex

College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences students selected for student ambassador team

South Dakota State University’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences added 11 members to its student ambassador team.  The CAFES ambassadors serve the college in a variety of capacities throughout the year, including visiting high schools to recruit future Jackrabbits, attending admissions events and trade shows on behalf of the college and helping at CAFES events such as the a