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Genant receives national medical laboratory science scholarship

As a scientist, Kailee Genant had to make sure the answer she received was real. A senior-to-be at South Dakota State University, she read the email one more time to verify she was receiving an Alpha Mu Tau Fraternity national endowed scholarship. After reading it again, Genant realized she received the fraternity’s Martha Winstead Memorial Scholarship. ranks SDSU No. 1 for third-straight year

For the third-straight year, South Dakota State University has been ranked the safest college campus in South Dakota by, an ADT authorized provider and partner of SafeStreets. uses a methodology that accounts for school size, type of crimes, student surveys and other relevant data.

Smith Honored as July Civil Service Employee of the Month

In recognition for his strong commitment to helping others and diligent work with the South Dakota State University Police Department, Levi Smith has been named the Civil Service Employee of the Month for July. Smith will be recognized at a 3 p.m.

SDSU pharmacy residency gains full reaccreditation

Full reaccreditation has been granted for the postgraduate year one  community-based  pharmacy residency program at South Dakota State University. The program, which is in partnership with Lewis Drug, places a six-year Pharm.D. graduate at Lewis Drug in Sioux Falls for an additional year of training.

Nelson’s Legacy Writes the Next Chapter of SDSU Journalism

Every Jackrabbit at South Dakota State University has a unique story to tell; nobody knew that better than Jeff Nelson. A passionate writer and storyteller himself, Nelson served the SDSU Foundation as director of gift planning for nearly 30 years. Though Nelson died in 2017, his legacy will elevate the story of SDSU through the Jeffrey B.

Ragsdale Awarded Phi Kappa Phi Literacy Grant

South Dakota State University professor Aaron Ragsdale was recently awarded a 2021 Literacy Grant from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi—the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

West River Nursing Programs Begin Transition

Plans are underway to transition bachelor-level nursing education programs in western South Dakota from two universities to one. The recommendation comes from a state task force that spent the past year studying efficiencies within the public university system. At the same time, the intent is to increase the pipeline of new nurses graduating from the West River program.

Students earn Hospitality Minnesota Education Foundation scholarships

South Dakota State University students Aryanna Mulroy and Kenna Foss have received scholarships from the Hospitality Minnesota Education Foundation. “We are very proud of them,” said Kendra Kattelmann, who leads the Department Health and Nutritional Sciences. “Earning the merit-based scholarships demonstrate outstanding academic achievement of our students.

Ackman and Wismer team up for 'The Gin Game'

Two familiar faces return to the Prairie Repertory Theatre stage this week in “The Gin Game.” South Dakota State University Director of Theatre J.D. Ackman ’78 and alumna Kate Wismer ’09 return to the stage when “The Gin Game” opens at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center. “The Gin Game” will also be performed Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. with a 2 p.m.

SDSU employees granted Juneteenth holiday, certain university functions to remain open

Gov. Kristi Noem announced a holiday for state workers Friday, June 18, in honor of Juneteenth. This order is in response to the “Juneteenth National Independence Day Act,” which was signed today by President Joseph R. Biden. “‘All men are created equal.’ That is America’s foundational ideal,” said Noem.