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SDSU is nation's first on-campus site for Team RWB chapter

South Dakota State University is the first on-campus chapter for Team Red, White and Blue in the nation. Team RWB, which has nearly 200 chapters across the country, has the mission of enriching the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity. Team RWB also has a chapter in Rapid City. SDSU’s first event starts at 10 a.m.

Dr. April Brooks Awards in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies to be announced

In celebration of Women’s History Month in March, the 2021 Dr. April Brooks Awards in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at South Dakota State University will be announced via Brooks Zoom March 30. The winners will be named following a research panel discussion that starts at 3 p.m. in the South Dakota Art Museum’s room 104.

SDSU Anticipates “More Normal” Campus Operations for Fall 2021 Semester

After a year of planning and adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic, South Dakota State University’s JacksRBack Task Force is beginning initial efforts focused on a return to more normal operations during the 2021 fall semester. The JacksRBack Task Force was launched last April at the direction of SDSU President Barry Dunn to develop and execute efforts that would allow students on-campus instructio

Kevin Vander Wal named 98th SDSU Little International Honored Agriculturalist

No one lives and breathes Jackrabbit yellow and blue quite like the 98th Little International Honored Agriculturalist, Kevin Vander Wal. After graduating from South Dakota State University with a bachelor’s degree in animal science in 1988, Vander Wal became the assistant manager of the SDSU Beef Unit in 1989 before transitioning to the manager role in 1990.

GradReports ranks SDSU No. 1 for public South Dakota universities

South Dakota State University was the top-ranked public institution in GradReports’ 2021 Best Colleges in South Dakota by Salary Score. In addition, SDSU’s 52.31 Salary Score is higher than the median for all U.S. colleges. “We rank schools based on Salary Score because the cost of college is a significant investment and we believe students deserve to know the financial outcomes of graduates.

Forensics holding Pi Kappa Delta event

Eight members of South Dakota State University’s forensics team will be inducted into Pi Kappa Delta this season, joining approximately 400 other Jackrabbits in the national forensics honor society. SDSU joined the organization March 20, 1920, and is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year (due to the COVID-19 pandemic).

SDSU student participates in virtual experience to become an ally for diversity in agriculture

South Dakota State University student Paul Schlotman had the opportunity to engage in conversations with other students across the nation around diversity in agriculture through a virtual experience hosted by Agriculture Future of America (AFA).

SDSU honors 4 professional staff members

South Dakota State University’s Professional Staff Advisory Council recently honored four of its members at its annual meeting. Rebecca Peterson received the Rising Star Award, which goes to an employee within three years of initial hire, while Tianna Beare, Matt Halvorson and Jeff Holm were selected as Outstanding Professional Award recipients.

Lieutenant Colonel Sewell thankful for dream assignment at SDSU

Lieutenant Colonel Steve Sewell III, SDSU’s 53rd professor of military science, will return to Camp Rapid following the conclusion of his three-year assignment. Steve served in his role since May 2018 but his appreciation for SDSU began far before then. Originally from Webster, Steve joined the National Guard immediately following his high school graduation.

Open forums set for finalists for South Dakota Art Museum director position

Finalists for the position of director of the South Dakota Art Museum will interview for the position in the next two weeks. The interviews will also include open forums for each individual to engage with key industry, community and university stakeholders. The candidates, in order of interview date, are: Susan Barnett She recently served as curator of the Yellowstone Art Museum and Erie Art