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Responsive parenting classes set for Brookings, Watertown in June

The Child and Family Resource Network at South Dakota State University will hold four parenting classes throughout June to focus on helping parents discover what their children’s behaviors could mean.

South Dakota Chamber Winds to debut with two performances

The South Dakota Chamber Winds has announced its inaugural season, with a woodwind festival planned for later this month.

SDSU named nation’s top civil engineering student chapter for third straight year

For the third year in a row, the award for the best student chapter of civil engineering students went to South Dakota State University. The Robert Ridgway Student Chapter Award is presented by the American Society of Civil Engineers to the top chapter nationwide. On April 18, adviser Zach Gutzmer learned that the SDSU chapter was tops among 416 student chapters nationwide and 26 foreign countries. Before its 2022-2024 streak, SDSU also won the award in 1999 and 2004.

SDSU commits to cost transparency

South Dakota State University has recently become one of more than 500 schools nationwide to be listed as a partner institution with the College Cost Transparency Initiative. That means SDSU has voluntarily committed to follow a set of principles and standards that ensures transparency, clarity and understanding around communicating student financial aid offers.

SDSU reps recognized with FFA honorary degrees, distinguished service awards

South Dakota State University leaders and faculty were among the honorees as the South Dakota FFA Honorary State Degrees and Distinguished Service Awards were presented at the 96th annual South Dakota State FFA Convention on April 19 in Brookings.

The Yellow & Blue Podcast | Taylor Swift Society | S1E2

There's no questioning the popularity of Taylor Swift in mainstream media. But what if we told you that one of the largest student groups at #SDState is all about her? In this episode of "The Yellow and Blue Podcast," students Allison Bruns, Emma Brown and Olivia Petrik speak about Swift, the phenomenon of the "Eras Tour" and her latest album, "The Tortured Poets Department." Whether you're a newbie or a "Swiftie," you're bound to learn something.

The sky is the limit for the possible uses of drone technology

Students and faculty at South Dakota State University with support from Lake Area Technical College participated in the second annual “Drone Day” on the SDSU campus April 25, learning more about current uses of the technology and potential career paths available across industries and disciplines.

SDSU, college celebrate McComish Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

South Dakota State University leaders, faculty, staff, students and supporters celebrated a Montana couple whose investment has endowed the McComish Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in the Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering. A $5 million gift from Richard “Dick” and Karen McComish created the university’s first endowed and named department. The McComishes were honored at an April 26 naming ceremony and reception at Chicoine Architecture, Mathematics and Engineering Hall.

SDSU to honor seven professional staff members

Seven members of the professional staff at South Dakota State University will be honored for their quality work at the upcoming SDSU Professional Staff Advisory Council annual meeting.

Natvig sisters / Trio committed to serving country through Army ROTC

Following a family history of answering the call to serve, Catie Natvig will be commissioned into the U.S. Army as a second lieutenant Friday, May 3. The South Dakota State University senior was preceded in the ROTC program by her grandfather, Virgil Natvig, and her father, David Natvig. There are two more Natvigs in the wings. Sisters Carlee and Kimber Natvig are slated to commission and earn their bachelor’s degrees in 2025 and 2027, respectively.