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Pathway to Premier: Achieving Excellence for South Dakota

Jeffrey Held Retires After 30 Devoted Years Serving the Sheep Industry

For more than 30 years, SDSU Extension Sheep Specialist and animal science professor Jeffrey Held has served as a dedicated advocate for the lamb and wool industry and an essential educator in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences at South Dakota State University. “Jeff has been an incredible land grant ambassador to the university, the state of South Dakota, the region and

Offutt Brass coming to SDSU

The Offutt Brass will perform Feb. 6 in the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center's Larson Memorial Concert Hall on the South Dakota State University campus. Free tickets are available at The Brookings Register or at the Brookings' Hy-Vee customer service counter for the 7:30 p.m.

Adelaine to retire from South Dakota State University

Michael Adelaine, vice president for technology and security at South Dakota State University, has announced he will retire June 19. Adelaine started at SDSU in 1990 as an assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering and SDSU Extension computer specialist.

Online Schools Report ranks South Dakota State No. 21

  South Dakota State University was ranked in Online Schools Report’s rankings of the 35 Best Online General Studies Degrees for 2020. SDSU was No. 21. “South Dakota State University secured its spot in the ranking by committing to the future of their online students,” said Noah McGraw, Online Schools Report’s editor. “OSR puts particular weight into the average debt of program graduates.

South Dakota Mesonet Works to Improve Snow and Soil Moisture Data Availability for Flood Risk Assessment

A newly updated weather station near Brookings, S.D. is the first of over 500 stations across the five states of Nebraska, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and South Dakota to be upgraded or installed to conduct enhanced soil moisture and snow monitoring as part of a cooperative effort with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers led By U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds.

Sirek awarded prestigious pharmacy scholarship

South Dakota State University pharmacy student Abigail Sirek, of New Prague, Minnesota, has received a prestigious national scholarship through the Kappa Epsilon pharmacy fraternity. Sirek is one of five recipients of the $750 Zada M. Cooper Scholarship for 2020.

Brookings ranked 16th best in the country

A research report by Policom Corporation has identified Brookings as the 16th-best performing micropolitan in the United States. A micropolitan area has a population of at least 10,000 but fewer than 50,000, and there are 542 micropolitan statistical areas in the country. Policom specializes in studying the dynamics of local economies.

Gifted Student Receives American Chemical Society Award

Congratulation to Susan Grabenstein of the RAWC Lab for being awarded the American Chemical Society's award for best poster presentation during the ACS undergraduate research symposium. 

Talented Student Accepted into IRES Program

Congratulations to Eric Sundall of the RAWC Lab for his acceptance into the the International Research Experiences for Students program. The IRES program supports international research and research-related activities for U.S. science and engineering students. Sundall will be performing research is Prague this summer!

Recycling Factors

Since 1996, SDSU has offered recycling. What started as a small system has grown to encompass individual recycling bins in offices and dorm rooms. But in the world of recycling, multiple factors play a role in what can be recycled and how.