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7 receive Wokini Challenge Grants

The Wokini Initiative at South Dakota State University has awarded seven Wokini Challenge Grants for fiscal year 2022. The challenge grants support innovative projects and/or research projects that align with the initiative’s five-year plan goals and objectives.

SDSU Briggs Library receives national grant for small and rural libraries

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Bob Thaler Awarded South Dakota State University Distinguished Professor Award

Recently recognized for his professional accomplishments at the South Dakota State University Celebration of Faculty Excellence, Dr.

Modeling dire wildfire circumstances can help save lives

The increasing size and number of wildfires can lead to dire situations in which emergency managers must shift their focus from getting everyone out to simply minimizing human casualties. Assistant professor Dapeng Li of South Dakota State University’s Department of Geography and Geospatial Sciences is working with University of Utah researchers to help emergency managers adjust their evacuation

Director named for State’s new concrete industry management program

A 35-year veteran of the concrete industry has been tabbed to direct the new concrete industry management program at South Dakota State University. Tim Hostettler, currently of Rapid City, will take the reins in early July. In December 2020, the South Dakota Board of Regents gave SDSU approval to plan the program of study for the degree, which is a private/public partnership that aims to educate

Data-driven model helps orchestrate traditional, renewable energy

Two SDSU power systems researchers are developing statistical models that will help orchestrate the integration of renewable energy into the electricity grid. Associate professor Reinaldo Tonkoski and assistant professor Tim Hansen of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science have developed a data-driven model to determine the output of inverter-based renewable energy sources,

Department of Animal Science Names 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient

Dr. Duane Wulf received the 2021 South Dakota State University Department of Animal Science Distinguished Alumni Award April 16 at the department’s annual awards program. The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes alumni of the department whose accomplishments have impacted the agriculture industry, communities and individuals across the state, nation and world.

Prairie Repertory Theatre opens season with “The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged)”

Prairie Repertory Theatre opens its 50th season June 9-11 at 7:30 p.m. and June 12 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Stethoscope Ceremony Honors SDSU Students Accepted to Veterinary School

12 South Dakota State University pre-veterinary students who are accepted to Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) programs for the fall 2021 were honored on April 30 at the 10th annual South Dakota Veterinary Medical Association/SDSU Stethoscope Ceremony. “We are so happy to have the chance to recognize these students for their accomplishment of being accepted into veterinary school,” said Russ Da

Gamma Sigma Delta Hosts Spring Awards and Initiation Ceremony

The South Dakota State University chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta, the Honor Society of Agriculture, hosted the spring Awards and Initiation Ceremony on April 20, where they welcomed new members and honored faculty who have made an exceptional impact in teaching, research, Extension and more. 2021 Poster Competition Winners Winners of the 2021 Virtual Gamma Sigma Delta Poster Competition were anno