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Markel, Westwick named directors

Lynn Sargeant, dean of South Dakota State University’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, has announced directors for two of the college’s schools. Paul Markel has been named the founding director of the School of Psychology, Sociology and Rural Studies while Joshua Westwick ’01/M.S. ’03, is now the director of the School of Communication and Journalism.

Prairie Repertory Theatre closes season with ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

Prairie Repertory Theatre closes its 50th season with next week’s showings of the award-winning musical, “Little Shop of Horrors,” by Howard Ashman. The productions will be in person June 30 – July 2 at 7:30 p.m. and July 3 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Oscar Larson Theatre in the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center.

Ackman and Wismer team up for 'The Gin Game'

Two familiar faces return to the Prairie Repertory Theatre stage this week in “The Gin Game.” South Dakota State University Director of Theatre J.D. Ackman ’78 and alumna Kate Wismer ’09 return to the stage when “The Gin Game” opens at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center. “The Gin Game” will also be performed Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. with a 2 p.m.

Prairie Repertory Theatre's 50th season is underway

Prairie Repertory Theatre opened its 50th season with “The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged)” June 9 at the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center. Since opening its doors in 1970, PRT has brought the joy of performance art and theatre to eastern South Dakota.

SDSU professor Stewart to unveil new poetry book

Blending poetry and architecture has become part of life for South Dakota Poet Laureate Christine Stewart—she combines these distinct creative processes in her new book, “The Poet and the Architect.”

Prairie Repertory Theatre presents ‘Quilters’

Prairie Repertory Theatre continues its 2021 season with “Quilters.” The second show of the season tells the stories of women settling the vast prairie. “Quilters,” written by Molly Newman and Barbara Damashek, will be performed June 16-19 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee performance June 19 at 2 p.m.

Prairie Repertory Theatre opens season with “The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged)”

Prairie Repertory Theatre opens its 50th season June 9-11 at 7:30 p.m. and June 12 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Raney receives inaugural Carol Hepper Foundation Award

Duncan Raney, a rising junior majoring in studio art at South Dakota State University, has been selected as the inaugural recipient of the Carol Hepper Foundation Award in studio art.

SDSU bachelor's degree in theatre earns accreditation

South Dakota State University officials announced the university’s bachelor’s degree program (B.A./B.S) in theatre has been accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre. The degree program is in SDSU’s School of Performing Arts, which is in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. NAST is an organization of schools, conservatories, colleges and universities with appro

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!