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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.

YourLocalSecurity.com 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 YourLocalSecurity.com, an ADT authorized provider and partner of SafeStreets. YourLocalSecurity.com 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.

Markel, Westwick named directors

Lynn Sargeant, dean of South Dakota State University’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, has announced directors for two of the college’s schools. Paul Markel has been named the founding director of the School of Psychology, Sociology and Rural Studies while Joshua Westwick ’01/M.S. ’03, is now the director of the School of Communication and Journalism.

SDSU opens School of Psychology, Sociology and Rural Studies

With the launch of the School of Psychology, Sociology and Rural Studies July 1, South Dakota State University opens its sixth school in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. The South Dakota Board of Regents approved the school earlier this year. The School of Psychology, Sociology and Rural Studies will be housed in Agricultural Engineering, which is next to the Briggs Library.

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.

Clem takes new position with SDSU pharmacy college

Dean Dan Hansen didn’t have to look far to find his replacement as associate dean of student services. He found him right on staff. Jim Clem, who has served as head of the Department of Pharmacy Practice at South Dakota State University since August 2007, began serving as associate dean of student services June 22.

Your Local Security ranks SDState No. 1

South Dakota State University has been ranked the safest college campus in South Dakota by Your Local Security. For its third annual report, Your Local Security used a methodology that accounts for school size, type of crimes, student surveys and other relevant data.

Prairie Repertory Theatre closes season with ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

Prairie Repertory Theatre closes its 50th season with next week’s showings of the award-winning musical, “Little Shop of Horrors,” by Howard Ashman. The productions will be in person June 30 – July 2 at 7:30 p.m. and July 3 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Oscar Larson Theatre in the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center.

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.