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Trump signs Ag Appropriations Bill with appropriation for funding to support American Indian students

President Donald Trump signed the 2020 Agriculture Appropriations Bill, Dec. 20, with a historic provision that will provide full funding to support American Indian students seeking the benefits of higher education at land-grant universities, which include tribal colleges.

Meendering becomes fellow of American College of Sports Medicine

Associate professor Jessica Meendering of the Department of Health and Nutritional Sciences has been named a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine.

Sandmeier named December’s Civil Service Employee of the Month

Stephanie Sandmeier has been named South Dakota State University’s Civil Service Employee of the Month for December. She will be honored at 3 p.m. Jan. 14 in Berg Agriculture Hall, Room 139. “Stephanie is an exemplary employee.

Museum opens at 1 pm, Monday, December 30.

Due to weather conditions, the museum will open at 1 pm today, December 30. The museum's ISpy event will be at 2 pm to 5 pm. So if you have cabin fever, please stop by. For more information, click

Agricultural Heritage Museum CLOSED Dec. 29

With the latest estimates for the winter storm, the Agricultural Heritage Museum will be CLOSED on Sunday, Dec. 29. As of right now, the museum will remain open during normal hours (10 AM - 5 PM) on Saturday, Dec. 28 and Monday, Dec. 30. Stay safe and warm this weekend, everyone!

Following teacher’s lead / PE students trace Tracy Nelson’s path

Hard to beat a good game of dodge ball or scooter races, especially if you know it’s putting you on your career pathway. Brookings High School graduates Carter Roach and Brooke Piearson weren’t actually thinking that when they were playing games as students at Hillcrest Elementary.

SDSU engineering students to build human-carrying drone

Engineering students at South Dakota State University are designing a drone large enough to carry a human for their capstone senior design project through a nearly $80,000 grant from NASA. “NASA wants to address specific topics, one of which is related to innovation in aeronautic transportation,” explained assistant mechanical engineering professor Marco Ciarcià, the senior design group’s project

Rainwater Harvesting Education and Outreach Program

SDSU Extension in partnership with the SDSU Landscape Architecture Program and the Boys & Girls Club was recently awarded grant funding to implement a rainwater harvesting education and outreach program.  This program will focus on capturing rainwater for reuse on single-family homes, at community gardens, and commercial properties. Faculty and students will facilitate educational workshops an

South Dakota State University Selects CLC for Trademark Licensing Partnership

South Dakota State University has signed an agreement with CLC, the nation’s leading collegiate trademark licensing agency, to represent the university’s brand licensing program beginning Jan.

Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi inducts 15

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi initiated eligible juniors, seniors and graduate students to its membership at South Dakota State University Dec. 13 in the Hobo Gallery. Eligibility for Phi Kappa Phi is based on class standing. Juniors in the upper 5% and seniors in the upper 10% of their class are invited to membership.