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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

Adelaine named vice chair of FCC task force

Michael Adelaine, chief information officer emeritus and special adviser to the president at South Dakota State University, is working on his second term on a federal task force to identify the connectivity needs of precision agriculture. Adelaine has also been selected the task force’s vice chair and will work with chair to create agenda’s and advise the various working groups of the task force.

Berdanier leaves Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering

Bruce Berdanier, the Jerome J. Lohr Endowed Dean of South Dakota State University’s Jerome J.

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.

Jones named the Ness Endowed Director of the Ness School of Management and Economics

Eluned Jones, the founding director of South Dakota State University’s Ness School of Management and Economics, has been named the initial Ness Endowed Director of the Ness School of Management and Economics.   The endowed position came as part of a recent $5 million gift by Larry ’69 and Diane ’71 Ness, namesakes of the school, which started in 2019.

Laible named interim associate dean

Brad Laible, a professor of pharmacy practice and a member of the South Dakota State University College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions since 2004, has been named the college’s interim associate dean for academic programs. He began his duties Jan.

SDSU launches Wintrode Student Success and Opportunity Center

Monday’s start of the spring semester also means the opening of the South Dakota State University Wintrode Student Success and Opportunity Center.

New engineering department head brings world of experience

Experience gained from teaching at four universities in two countries during the past quarter century makes the new head of the Department of Construction and Operations Management well-suited to tackle the challenges at South Dakota State University. Syed M. Ahmed began work Dec. 15 in the department housed within the Jerome J.

Seefeldt named Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education

South Dakota State University Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dennis Hedge announced today Teresa Seefeldt has been named vice provost for undergraduate education.

Beninga named January’s Civil Service Employee of the Month

Avis Beninga is January’s Civil Service Employee of the Month at South Dakota State University. Her reception will start at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 25 in the University Student Union, room 169, better known as the Hobo Gallery. Beninga has worked in Card Services since 2009.