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Bergs named SDSU Family of Year

For three generations and 60 years, the Berg family from Pipestone, Minnesota, has been making South Dakota State University a second home. On Feb. 19 at the men’s basketball game against St. Thomas, the Bergs will be honored as the SDSU Family of the Year by the SDSU Alumni Association.

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.

SDSU Department of Animal Science Welcomes New Faculty and Staff Members

Six faculty and staff members joined the South Dakota State University Department of Animal Science during the fall 2021 semester. Those individuals include: Dr. Warren Rusche, assistant professor and SDSU Extension Feedlot Management Specialist Dr. Eric Weaver, assistant professor in swine nutrition Dr.

Department of Agronomy, Horticulture and Plant Science Welcomes New Faculty

The Department of Agronomy, Horticulture and Plant Science at South Dakota State University welcomed two new faculty members during the fall 2021 semester. Dr. Gazala Ameen joined the department as an assistant professor and Dr. Shyam Solanki came on board as a research associate III. Dr. Gazala Ameen After receiving a bachelor's degree in horticulture at Acharya N.G.

SDSU Crops Judging Team Receives High Honors at National Contests

The South Dakota State University Crops Judging Team finished third and fourth at the two national finals collegiate crops competitions held last fall. The team placed fourth at the Kansas City Royal Contest held Nov. 16 and third at the National Collegiate Crops Contest held in Ames, Iowa, Nov.

Willem Volkersz speaks Jan. 19 about folk art exhibition at SDAM

Artist and contemporary folk art collector, Willem Volkersz, will speak from Bozeman, Montana, during a free Lunch & Learn hosted by the South Dakota Art Museum 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. Central time, Jan. 19. The public is invited to bring a lunch to the museum at 11:45 a.m. or participate via Zoom at 12:15 – 1 p.m.