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Puppet show entertains, teaches

The 36 students in Carie Green’s child development course did not expect part of the class to involve a puppet show.   Green, the Profilet and DeJong Family Endowed Director of Early Childhood Education, brought the idea of using puppets as classroom tools to South Dakota State University this fall semester after using them in her previous position at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.   “I belie

Wood receives Kennedy Center medallion

Jim Wood, an associate professor at South Dakota State University, has been selected as the 50th recipient of the Kennedy Center Gold Medallion for the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival’s Region 5. He will be honored during the upcoming virtual festival, which will be Jan.

Willem Volkersz speaks Jan. 19 about folk art exhibition at SDAM

Artist and contemporary folk art collector, Willem Volkersz, will speak from Bozeman, Montana, during a free Lunch & Learn hosted by the South Dakota Art Museum 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. Central time, Jan. 19. The public is invited to bring a lunch to the museum at 11:45 a.m. or participate via Zoom at 12:15 – 1 p.m.

Retirees recognized in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Several faculty and staff are retiring from the South Dakota State University College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. The impact of their work is felt throughout the college and beyond.

Larson wins the 2021 Top Quantitative Thesis Award

When commuting between Sioux Falls and Brookings, Jade Larson ’19/M.S. ’21 does her best to not look at her phone. However, there was one day she was glad she did.   She saw a subject line of “Congratulations about your thesis award” appear on her phone.

“The Thanksgiving Play” brings faculty and student collaboration

State University Theatre is putting on a unique performance, “The Thanksgiving Play,” at the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center this week through the weekend. Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. from Nov. 18-20. There is one showtime at 2 p.m. Nov. 21. The play focuses on a group of white artists as they create a culturally sensitive Thanksgiving Play.

Faculty exhibit opens Nov. 8

Several South Dakota State University faculty members are holding an exhibit in Grove Hall’s Ritz Gallery Nov. 8-Dec. 3. Ten faculty members from the SDSU School of Design and a professor emeritus are participating in the studio art and graphic design faculty exhibit.

Brookings Chamber Music Society season opens in October

The Brookings Chamber Music Society’s fall membership drive has kicked off and its 2021-22 season opens Oct. 14. The BCMS works closely with the South Dakota State University School of Performing Arts to present the finest in chamber music for the enjoyment of the Brookings community.

The 2021-22 State University Theatre and Dance season announced

  The State University Theatre and Dance program is pleased to announce this year’s season. All performances will be in the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center, which is on the South Dakota State University campus. The season opens Oct.

Hoàng is 2021 Stuart Artist-in-Residence at South Dakota State

Duy Hoàng is the 2021 Stuart Artist-in-Residence at South Dakota State University. His residency starts Tuesday and runs until Oct. 1. Hoàng is an interdisciplinary artist born in Vietnam who earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2013 at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and a Master of Fine Arts in 2017 at Colombia University.