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SDSU Moves to Face Coverings Optional Policy May 10

South Dakota State University, as part of its effort for a more normal 2021 fall semester, announced today face coverings will now be optional on campus beginning Monday.

Family Resource Network helps James, Krein earn national certification

Sharon James and Cheyenne Krein recently completed the National Council for Professional Recognition’s child development associate credentialing program. James, from Brookings, and Krein, from Castlewood, are among the more than 800,000 early childhood educators who have advanced their careers by learning how to foster each child’s emotional, physical, intellectual and social development.

Commencement to be held on College Green

South Dakota State University will hold its 2021 commencement ceremonies May 8-9 on the College Green, the area east of the South Dakota Art Museum and west of Morrill Hall.  In February, SDSU committed to having in-person, outdoor commencement exercises for not just spring 2021 graduates, but for spring, summer and fall 2020 graduates as well. On May 8-9, the university will fulfill that commitm

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Lives of South Dakotans

The South Dakota COVID Impact Survey was conducted from April 12 to 25, 2021 by The SDSU Poll, a research group housed in the School of American and Global Studies at South Dakota State University.

Students in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences move onto the next chapter

It’s almost graduation and time for students to move onto the next chapter of their lives!

Barnes named dean of the College of Education and Human Sciences

South Dakota State University Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dennis Hedge announced today Paul Barnes has been chosen the dean of SDSU’s College of Education and Human Sciences. The announcement comes after a national search. Barnes currently is a professor and associate dean in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

SDSU holds Arbor Day event

South Dakota State University held its annual Arbor Day event Wednesday morning. Tanner Aiken, horticulturist and project manager with SDSU Facilities and Services, and John Ball, professor, SDSU Extension forestry specialist and South Dakota Department of Agriculture forest health specialist, led the planting of seven bare-root trees along Medary Ave., in an area east of Wecota and Winona halls.

McCrory Gardens and State Arboretum earn accreditation

South Dakota State University’s McCrory Gardens and the South Dakota State Arboretum have been awarded a Level 1 Accreditation by The ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program and The Morton Arboretum for achieving particular standards of professional practices deemed important for arboreta and botanic gardens.

The Hildegard Project presents a collaborative performance

An exciting performance is coming to the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center May 1 and 2 after over a year of preparation. The performance, “Viriditas: Twenty-First Century Hildegard,” is a multidimensional piece featuring dance, poetry, stage craft and music.

Graduate student receives national athletic training scholarship

For the second time in three years, a South Dakota State University student will receive the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society John Norwig Scholarship.