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Jackrabbits invited to Levitt at the Falls concerts

Jackrabbits from across the region are invited to a series of five free concerts this summer in Sioux Falls as part of Levitt at the Falls.

Stethoscope Ceremony Honors SDSU Students Accepted to Veterinary Schools

Fourteen South Dakota State University pre-veterinary students who were accepted to Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) programs starting fall 2022 were honored on April 29 at the 11th Annual South Dakota Veterinary Medical Association (SDVMA) and SDSU Stethoscope Ceremony.  “We acknowledge the long path and scholarly activity that students have accomplished to get to this point – by graduating a...

South Dakota State University Animal Science Students attend Academic Quadrathlon

South Dakota State University animal science students participated in the American Society of Animal Science Midwest Academic Quadrathlon held in Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska March 13-14. The SDSU team consisted of Emily Nold, sophomore animal science student from Rutland, South Dakota, Grady Gullickson, senior animal science student from Flandreau, South Dakota, Aidan Friesen, junior animal scien...

SDSU commissions 13 ROTC cadets

Thirteen ROTC cadets were commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. military at ceremonies May 6, the day before their graduation from South Dakota State University. Commissioned from the Air Force ROTC, plus their hometown and initial assignment, were: • Edward Dion, St. Paul, Minnesota, air battle manager in the U.S.

Jazz festival brings optimism to SDSU and Brookings community

The past few years have increased the need for unity and optimism. The continued partnership between the Brookings Optimist Club and SDSU brought that optimism at their 17th annual SDSU/Brookings Optimist Jazz Festival, held on April 7. The festival, hosted at the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center, had over 800 middle and high school students and their directors in attendance.

SDSU Dairy Club to Host 17th Annual Jackrabbit Dairy Camp June 9-11

The South Dakota State University Dairy Club will host the 17th Annual Jackrabbit Dairy Camp June 9-11 on the SDSU campus in Brookings.

SDSU holds Arbor Day event

South Dakota State University held its annual Arbor Day event Friday morning.

Prairie Repertory Theatre to open season with three shows in June

Prairie Repertory Theatre will open its season June 8 with “The Play That Goes Wrong” in the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center’s Oscar Larson Theatre on the South Dakota State University campus. Tickets for that performance, and all PRT performances, are available at

SDSU ROTC cadets honored

Gov. Kristi Noem spoke and presented awards to top ROTC cadets at South Dakota State University during the Governor’s Day ceremony at the Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex on the SDSU campus April 13. Receiving the Governor’s Cup as top U.S. Air Force ROTC cadet was Jared Rennich of Bedford, Massachusetts. Receiving the President’s Cup as top U.S.

South Dakota State University Livestock Judging Team to Host Youth Livestock Judging Camp

The South Dakota State University Livestock Judging Team will host two youth livestock judging camps this summer June 8-10 and June 12-14. Youth will have the opportunity to gain hands-on judging experience from members of SDSU’s award-winning livestock judging team and the SDSU Livestock Judging Team Coach Brady Jensen. “The SDSU Livestock Judging Camp is geared for all experience levels, and w...