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“Vanished South Dakota: Towns of Yesterday” preview screening

The public is invited to a free preview screening of South Dakota Public Broadcasting’s new documentary Vanished South Dakota: Towns of Yesterday, Tuesday, August 6, at 2pm at the South Dakota Art Museum, 1036 Medary Ave., Brookings, SD. In addition to the 30-minute screening, the event features a Q&A with SDPB’s Stephanie Rissler, producer of Vanished South Dakota, and South Dakota historian

Okerman performed with the Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma National Intercollegiate Band

For South Dakota State University senior music major Julia Okerman, this summer brought about an exciting opportunity. The trumpeter earned a place in the Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma National Intercollegiate Band, the nation’s oldest national honor band, which gathered in July to perform at Oklahoma State University. “I enjoyed meeting new people who traveled from around the country to pa

Brookings Economic Development Corporation awarded $35,000 grant for Business Innovation Summit

Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) has received a USDA Rural Business Development Grant to hold a day-long event that will help existing businesses and entrepreneurs remain competitive in the next generation economy.  The Business Innovation Summit will feature keynote speaker Mitch Ditkoff.

SDSU theater history could be saved with donor help

There may be a second act in store for the SDSU theater history left behind in Doner Auditorium. The auditorium’s green room and makeup rooms hold nearly four decades worth of inscriptions from theatre students who covered the walls, ceilings and other surfaces with their signatures, dates, season lineup schedules, quotes and favorite lines from plays. Built in 1912 as part of Morrill Hall (form

Pauli, Reynolds received International Trumpet Guild scholarships

South Dakota State University students Liz Pauli and William Reynolds received scholarships to attend July’s International Trumpet Guild Conference in Miami. The students played “Rustiques,” a piece by Eugene Bozza as part of the application process for college-division scholarships. Pauli received the Bill Pfund Scholarship and Reynolds received the Keith Clark Memorial Fund Scholarship. The s

Verschoor to retire after 20 years as South Dakota Art Museum director

After 20 years serving as director of the South Dakota Art Museum, Lynn Verschoor will retire at the close of 2019. Her passion for art and love of people shines through the museum and her influence is sure to be felt long after she empties her office for the final time. “I hope I have created enthusiasm, excitement and the idea of having fun around this museum,” Verschoor said. It has been tha

School of American and Global Studies opens July 1

South Dakota State University’s School of American and Global Studies will officially open its doors July 1. The South Dakota Board of Regents approved it during its May meeting.

Noem names Stewart S.D. Poet Laureate

PIERRE, S.D. – On May 29, Gov. Kristi Noem announced that Christine Stewart, an English professor at South Dakota State University, has been named as the next South Dakota Poet Laureate. Stewart, who begins her four-year term July 1, will be the state’s seventh poet laureate.

South Dakota Art Museum to Receive $25,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

The South Dakota Art Museum has been awarded a $25,000 Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for K-12 curriculum development for a new Native American art exhibition, Articles of a Treaty. Dr. Craig Howe, Director of the Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies (CAIRNS), curated this exhibition.

SDState to compete in national advertising competition

The South Dakota State University advertising competition team is headed to Hollywood, Florida, for the American Advertising Federation’s National Student Advertising Competition finals.