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Patricia Johnson retires after 33 years of dedicated work in range science

The second woman in the world to be hired into a range science faculty position, Patricia Johnson served as an essential educator and impactful researcher at South Dakota State University for 33 years. “Pat has been a trailblazer and a role model for women in her discipline throughout her career,” said Dr.

South Dakota State University Teams Up With South Dakota Pork Producers Council to Support Pork Producers and Feed South Dakotans

Due to packing plant shutdowns across the country, many pork producers have been struggling to find places to harvest their animals, which is having a dramatic impact on South Dakota’s pork producers.

Brookings and SDSU announce campus/community Zoom forums to provide planning updates for fall

Brookings city officials and leadership from South Dakota State University announced today a series of campus/community Zoom forums.

Communication key when teaching

There’s no substitute for hands-on instruction, especially when it comes to learning proper technique and form in a very hands-on course like strength and conditioning. But when that’s not an option, you make the best of the situation.

Eminent Leaders in Agriculture, Family and Community Program Canceled for 2020

The South Dakota State University College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences and the College of Education and Human Sciences announce that the Eminent Leaders in Agriculture, Family and Community award program is canceled for 2020. “The Eminent Leaders award program is a much-anticipated tradition we look forward to every September,” said Jill Thorngren, Dean of the College of Educat

SDSU grads receive diplomas in virtual ceremonies

South Dakota State University’s spring commencement went off with the precision of a prerecorded ceremony Saturday. In fact, that’s just what it was. Three virtual ceremonies were aired at the time and day that live ceremonies would have been held had not the COVID-19 pandemic changed life in South Dakota and around the world. Organizers were pleased with viewers and viewership.

Students accepted to veterinary schools honored at Stethoscope Ceremony

Nine South Dakota State University pre-veterinary students who are accepted to veterinary schools for fall 2020 were honored May 1 at the ninth annual South Dakota Veterinary Medical Association/SDSU Stethoscope Ceremony.

Jackrabbit Athletic Scholarship Auction sets record

Even in these uncertain times, one thing has held true—the Jackrabbit Athletic Scholarship Auction at South Dakota State University continues to set records. The May 2 event raised a record-$1,737,600, despite the fundraiser moving fully to an online format for the first time due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

South Dakota State University to hold virtual commencement May 9

South Dakota State University will hold its 2020 commencement ceremonies virtually May 9. There are a series of three videos, each representing the different commencement ceremonies set to take place. The commencement videos (all Central time) will be released about 30 minutes prior to these times: 10 a.m., Undergraduate students receiving degrees from the College of Agriculture, Food and Env

SDSU plants bur oak to celebrate Arbor Day

South Dakota State University’s annual Arbor Day celebration was held Monday. A bur oak was planted near the American Indian Student Center, which is under construction near the center of campus. The bur oak, which is native to South Dakota, was chosen for its longevity, tolerance of urban conditions and to help diversify the species throughout campus. Tanner Aiken, horticulturist and project m