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Two-time Edward R. Murrow recipient to speak at SDSU

Phillip Martin, senior investigative reporter for WGBH’s England Center for Investigative Reporting, will be the fall Pulitzer Center guest speaker at South Dakota State University. Martin’s public lecture, “Caste Discrimination in America,” will be held at 7 p.m. Oct.

Students receive South Dakota Parks and Recreation Association scholarships

South Dakota State University students Logan Haak and Paige O’Farrell each received a $2,000 scholarship from the South Dakota Parks and Recreation Association. The students were recently recognized at the association’s annual conference in Rapid City. “The SDPRA student scholarship program is very competitive and attracts applications from students with diverse academic backgrounds.

Omer String Quartet to open Brookings Chamber Music Society season

The Omer String Quartet will open the 2019-20 season for the Brookings Chamber Music Society. The society, which started in 1981, has the mission to present the finest in chamber music for the enjoyment of the Brookings community.

Rounds visits SDSU

Walsh to perform faculty recital

Michael Walsh, an associate professor in South Dakota State University’s School of Performing Arts, will perform works by Victor Babin, Elliott Carter and Paul Reade during his faculty recital at 4 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center’s Founders Recital Hall on campus. The recital was originally scheduled for Oct.

Bartling honored for work at Briggs Library

Described as “the most active volunteer at South Dakota State University’s Hilton M. Briggs Library,” Bob Bartling, 93, of Brookings, has been named Friend of the Library by the South Dakota Library Association. The award was announced Sept. 26 at the library association’s annual gathering in Spearfish. However, Bartling wasn’t in attendance nor did he know he was nominated.

South Dakota State University to host nearly 130 employers at College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences Career Fair on Oct. 2

South Dakota State University will welcome nearly 130 employers to the annual College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES) Career Fair on Oct. 2. The fair will take place in the University Student Union from 1:00 p.m.

Corteva Agriscience Commits $600,000 to Support South Dakota State University Raven Precision Agriculture Center

Corteva Agriscience recently announced a $600,000 gift to support the South Dakota State University precision agriculture program and construction of the new Raven Precision Agriculture Center on campus.

Four-year graduation rate, degrees conferred impacts SDSU enrollment

South Dakota State University conferred its second-highest number of degrees last year and saw four-year graduation rates increase 6%, factors that led to a decline in enrollment.

Thousands of Jackrabbits make One Day for STATE successful

One gift every 21 seconds for 24 hours—that’s the breakdown of what Jackrabbits in 45 states and eight countries accomplished Sept. 12 during One Day for STATE. The SDSU Foundation’s third-annual giving day celebrated what it means to be part of the Jackrabbits family and the impact that can be made through private gifts. In 24 hours, 3,744 donors came together, raising $1,348,477.