College of Nursing offering scholarships through HRSA grant

South Dakota State University’s College of Nursing has received Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students, a five-year, $3.25 million grant through the Health Resources and Services Administration aiming to increase the health care workforce diversity in primary care throughout rural communities. Annually, $650,000 will be used for scholarships for full-time undergraduate students who are enrolled

Brown named to Board of Regents

Gov. Kristi Noem announced today that she will appoint Brock Brown, of Lake Norden, to the South Dakota Board of Regents. Brown will serve as the board’s student member. “My mission is to make South Dakota stronger for the next generation,” said Go. Noem.

SDSU scientist extracts cellulose from cornstalks

Assistant professor Srinivas Janaswamy is extracting cellulose from corn stover and solubilizing it to make strong, biodegradable films.

South Dakota State University’s Dakota Lakes Research Farm to Host Virtual Field Day on June 25, 2020

South Dakota State University’s Dakota Lakes Research Farm will be hosting a virtual version of the station’s annual field day online June 25 at 3:00 p.m.

SDSU’s Big Eagle chosen as a Bush Fellow

Valeriah Big Eagle, a member of the South Dakota State University College of Nursing, has been chosen as one of 24 recipients for a prestigious Bush fellowship by the St. Paul, Minnesota-based foundation. The 24 fellows hail from Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and the 23 Native nations that share the same geography. The Bush fellowship is an investment in individual leaders.

Reineke receives NIH grant to help eradicate tuberculosis

Assistant professor Joshua Reineke will use microparticles that mimic the tuberculosis bacteria to help eradicate TB through a National Institutes of Health R01 grant.

Safe campus and safe community

A coalition of organizations and businesses, together with the city of Brookings, have formed the Brookings Resiliency Collaborative to assist the university with their plan for resuming on-campus operations in August. SDSU’s JacksRBack task force has established several guiding principles and general guidelines and is developing detailed plans for a safe return for students, faculty and staff.

Hegland steps down as head of consumer sciences

Nineteen years ago, Jane Hegland accepted a job as head of the Department of Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design at South Dakota State University because she thought she could make a difference. As she now retires from that evolved position, she is confident she has.

SDSU distributed more than $3 million in CARES Act funds to students

South Dakota State University distributed more than $3 million to its students as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Nearly 5,300 students received funds.

Regents to Name New Board of Regents’ Chief Executive

The South Dakota Board of Regents plans to take action next week to appoint the superintendent of the Sioux Falls School District to lead South Dakota’s six public universities and two special schools. The regents are scheduled to formally appoint Brian L.