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Paris becomes State’s 11th Goldwater Scholar

South Dakota State University student Timmy Paris was named one of 396 students to receive a scholarship from the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation Friday. More than 5,000 students applied for the honor.

SDSU launches dual credit scholarships, including one for low-income students

South Dakota State University President Barry Dunn announced today two dual credit scholarships for high school juniors and seniors in South Dakota, including one for low-income students. The Jackrabbit Access College Early Scholarship will be available to qualified high school juniors and seniors from low-income families.

2020 Common Read unveiled

Rebecca Bott-Knutson, dean of South Dakota State University’s Van D. and Barbara B. Fishback Honors College, revealed Wednesday “There, There” is the 2020 Common Read selection. “There, There” is the first book by Tommy Orange, an enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapahoe tribes of Oklahoma.

SDSU moves classes online for remainder of the spring semester in response to COVID-19

South Dakota State University will move its spring semester classes online for the remainder of the semester following Gov. Kristi Noem’s news conference today in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Animal science students present research, participate in educational contests at American Society of Animal Science meetings

South Dakota State University students in the Animal Science Department presented research and competed in the academic quadrathlon at the American Society of Animal Science Midwest Section meetings in Omaha, Nebraska, March 2-4. Madison Kovarna, a junior animal science major from Merrill, Iowa, won her division in the Undergraduate Research Poster Competition.

Three SDSU students awarded national pork industry scholarships

Three South Dakota State University students are among only 10 college students selected nationwide by the National Pork Producers Council to receive 2020 Lois Britt Memorial Pork Industry Scholarships.

5 students invited to international hospitality management honor society

Five South Dakota State University students were recently inducted into the university’s chapter of Eta Sigma Delta. Inducted were seniors Megan Bolton and Alicia Rentschler, Sioux Falls; and juniors Hannah Cully, Bloomington, Minnesota; Lyric Gruenhagen, De Smet; and Rebecca Hommez, Algona, Iowa. The students hold at least a 3.0 minimum GPA in a 4.0 system or are in the top 20% of their class.

South Dakota State University Announces Director of New Professional Program in Veterinary Medicine

Gary Gackstetter has been named the director of South Dakota State University’s new Professional Program in Veterinary Medicine.  Enrollment applications are now open for the first class of students who will be part of the new, collaborative program between SDSU and the University of Minnesota.

SDSU to move classes temporarily online next week

South Dakota State University, in concert with the public universities which comprise the South Dakota Board of Regents’ system, has announced the following actions due to the COVID-19 situation: Beginning Monday, March 23, all classes will be temporarily moved online; and On-campus, in-person classes are currently scheduled to resume April 6. The SDBOR will revisit this evolving situation M

Ag Museum is Temporarily CLOSED

Effective (Friday, March 13) at 5:00 pm, the South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum and other SDSU facilities will be closed until further notice.  In addition, SDSU has announced that on-campus events and visitor activities are canceled until further notice.  Museum staff will still be working at the museum during this time, so if you have any questions, feel free to contact us via phone call