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Meyer returns to hold exhibit at Ritz Gallery

Shelby Meyer, a 2020 South Dakota State University graduate, is holding an alumna exhibit in the Grove Hall’s Ritz Gallery. The exhibit, Mirrored Contrast, opened Monday and runs through Jan.

Improving Intercultural Competence: Collaboration in Brookings

As the world becomes more connected, the need for understanding various cultures and embracing diversity is becoming even more important. To address that importance in the workplace, Rebecca Kuehl, associate professor in SDSU’s School of Communication and Journalism and the program coordinator of women, gender and sexuality studies, is leading a community-based research project in Brookings.

A Cultural Artifact: South Dakota in Poems

As a land-grant institution, we are proud to have so many voices represent and describe South Dakota. Christine Stewart, professor of English at SDSU, has also sought to describe South Dakota in her recent anthology publication.

Students place in MTNA, SDMTA competitions

Five South Dakota State University students recently won the Music Teachers National Association Young Artist Competition or a South Dakota Music Teachers Association Collegiate Audition for their respective category. Two others placed in the competitions. Individuals who won a MTNA Young Artist Competition advance to a virtual regional competition in December.

State University Theatre and Dance to perform 'The Living' under COVID-19 protocols

South Dakota State University’s State University Theatre and Dance continues its fall 2020 season at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20 and 21 with “The Living” by Anthony Clarvoe. The performances will be at the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center. In 1665, the bubonic plague brought London to its knees.

Former SDSU President Donates Works to 50th Anniversary Harvey Dunn Exhibition

Former South Dakota State University president Peggy Gordon Miller has donated five Harvey Dunn original paintings to the South Dakota Art Museum. The original works offer a rich depiction of Dunn’s diverse talents, including three illustrations, a nude portrait and an advertisement.

Online readings to unveil ‘South Dakota in Poems’

A virtual unveiling of “South Dakota in Poems” will give the 90 authors a chance to read their work in one of three online sessions, according to South Dakota Poet Laureate Christine Stewart, who compiled the anthology. The first two sessions—Oct. 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. and Oct. 20, noon to 2 p.m.—will be part of the Virtual 2020 South Dakota Festival of Books.

2020 Stuart Artist in Residence likes working on a college campus

After exhibiting with Izel Vargas, the 2016 Stuart Artist in Residence at South Dakota State University, last fall in Charlotte, North Carolina, Lori Larusso kept thinking about applying to be the 2020 Stuart Artist in Residence. With previous positive experiences on a college campus, Larusso submitted her application. Now, several months later, Larusso was chosen from more than 50 applicants.

State University Theatre and Dance opens season Sept. 25

State University Theatre and Dance opens its fall 2020 season at 6 p.m. Sept. 25 with “Reflections: Theatre+Dance at the Garden” at McCrory Gardens. Additional performances will be performed at 2 and 6 p.m., Sept. 26 and 27. While the performances are free, tickets are required to attend.

Outstanding Young Speech Teacher Award goes to SDSU’s Chromey

Kelli Chromey, an assistant professor at South Dakota State University, has been named the Outstanding Young Speech Teacher by the Speech Communication Association of South Dakota. “Kelli has quickly become one of the most influential teachers in the School of Communication and Journalism.