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Dr. Angela Pillatzki named head of the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences and Director of the South Dakota Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory

The South Dakota State University Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences welcomes Angela Pillatzki as the new department head and director of the South Dakota Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory (ADRDL). As department head, Pillatzki will oversee the daily operations of the ADRDL and Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences while working with faculty and staff to e...

The SCN Coalition receives PRSA Silver Anvil Award

Soybean cyst nematode awareness campaign moved more farmers to actively manage the pest The Public Relations Society of America awarded its Silver Anvil Award for excellence in issues management to The SCN Coalition and MorganMyers at PRSA’s annual award ceremony, held May 19 held in New York City’s Edison Ballroom. The entities were recognized for moving more soybean farmers to actively manage...

SDSU researchers working to fill in educational gaps for rural students

In the United States, roughly one-sixth of all K-12 students attend rural school districts. These students face many challenges and are often hampered by both a lack of funding and resources.  Two South Dakota State University researchers have begun working to help “fill in the gaps” that rural students might be missing in their education.

Hieb chosen as June's Civil Service Employee of the Month

It has been said Rick Hieb looks at the South Dakota State University campus as his campus. His attention to making sure everything looks perfect is one of the reasons why he has been named June’s Civil Service Employee of the Month. Hieb, the lead worker in the grounds services department in Facilities and Services, will have a reception at 2:30 p.m.

Tummala to head pharmaceutical sciences at SDSU

Professor Hemachand Tummala has been named head of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at South Dakota State University. He has been serving as interim department head since Sept. 22 when professor Omathanu Perumal was chosen as the associate dean for research.

Cassady named dean of SDSU’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences

Joseph Cassady has been named the South Dakota Corn endowed dean of the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences at South Dakota State University.

Ackman celebrating final curtain call

J.D. Ackman, coordinator of theatre, will be retiring in August after 32 years of service. Ackman served as the managing and artistic director of Prairie Repertory Theatre from 2007 to 2021 and the director of State University Theatre and Dance from 2010 to 2022.

SDSU engineering student honored

Rachel Zook, a senior civil and environmental engineering major at South Dakota State University, is one of nine students nationwide to receive the Samuel Fletcher Tapman ASCE Student Chapter Scholarship for 2022-23. The $2,900 award from the American Society of Civil Engineering goes to ASCE student members who are in good standing with their chapter, serve in the chapter and participate in its...

SDSU soccer team collaborates with researchers, WHOOP for study

Throughout his time coaching, South Dakota State University women’s soccer coach Brock Thompson has always looked to provide his team an edge.

SDSU respiratory care program honored

For the fourth consecutive year, the respiratory care program at South Dakota State University has been honored for achieving 100% Registered Respiratory Therapist Credentialing Success. The President’s Award for Excellence in Credentialing Success is awarded by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care.