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New Dept. of Education grant supports rehabilitation counseling

Professor Alan Davis has secured a five-year, more than $930,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education that will support graduate students pursuing SDSU's specialization in rehabilitation counseling.

USDA’s NIFA Selects Dunn to Deliver 2019 William H. Hatch Memorial Lecture

WASHINGTON, D.C. — J. Scott Angle, director of USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, announced today that Barry Dunn, president of South Dakota State University, was selected to deliver the 2019 William H.

Investing in cancer research/Donors boost SDSU pharmacy college’s commitment

Cancer research continues to gain prominence within the College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions at South Dakota State University. The latest milestone occurred when Komal Raina was officially recognized as the Haarberg Chair of Cancer Research at an investiture in the Woster Room of the Avera Health and Sciences Center on campus Oct. 4.

South Dakota State Joins National Alliance Aimed at Developing a More Inclusive and Diverse STEM Faculty

South Dakota State University is one of 20 universities joining a three-year institutional change effort to develop inclusive faculty recruitment, hiring and retention practices. The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities co-leads the effort, known as Aspire: The National Alliance for Inclusive & Diverse STEM Faculty.

S.D. Nelson and Gregory Bryan to speak at South Dakota Art Museum

S.D. Nelson and Gregory Bryan, the men behind two South Dakota Art Museum exhibits of American Indian story illustrations, will speak on Sept. 12 at 5:45 p.m. during the 5-7 p.m. closing reception for S.D. Nelson: Sharing My Vision and A Life’s Work: Paul Goble Illustrations of American Indian Stories. The public is invited to a book signing from 4-5 p.m.

Standish named August’s Civil Service Employee of the Month

Micayla Standish has been named South Dakota State University’s Civil Service Employee of the Month for August. Standish, who serves as a graphic designer at University Marketing and Communications, will be honored at 3:30 p.m. Aug.

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 ranked No. 10 in best colleges for education majors has ranked South Dakota State University No. 10 in its 50 Best Colleges for Education Majors. According to, “South Dakota State offers 16 degrees in education, including a B.S. in early childhood education, a B.S. in physical education teacher education and a B.S. in early education and care.

Moore named American Indian Student Center director

Erica Moore will start as South Dakota State University’s American Indian Student Center director July 8. Moore comes to SDSU after spending the past four years as the chief academic officer at the Lower Brule Community College. “Dr. Moore brings a strong background in supporting American Indian students in higher education, most recently through her work at Lower Brule Community College.

SDSU No. 2 in Forbes’ Best-in-State Employers for 2019

South Dakota State University has been named to the inaugural Forbes list of America’s Best-in-State Employers. South Dakota State University was ranked No. 2 in the state. The ranking included companies that employ at least 500 people in their U.S.