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SDSU CAFES Graduate Student Receives 2023 Joseph F. Nelson Graduate Scholarship

Hannah Mulligan of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, was recently awarded the 2023 Joseph F. Nelson Graduate Scholarship.

New Faculty feature: Roman Waldera

Last semester, the School of Health and Consumer Sciences welcomed a new instructor to the physical education teacher education program.   Roman Waldera comes to campus by way of Interstate 29 south, as he spent the past four years completing his Ph.D. at rival North Dakota State University.

Helder named SDSU Distinguished Engineer

Retired researcher and faculty member Dennis Helder, of Volga, has been selected as the 2023 Distinguished Engineer at South Dakota State University. Helder will become the 146th inductee into the Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering’s list of Distinguished Engineers since Dean Junis O. Storry began the award in 1977. He will be honored at an April 26 engineering banquet at Club 71 in Dana J.

Fossil records can help with future conservation efforts

Using the past to predict the future can potentially help researchers with animal conservation efforts, explains Rachel Short, an assistant professor in the Department of Natural Resource Management at South Dakota State University.   Short recently published a research paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal on work supported by her National Science Foundation Postdoc...

Finalists named for dean of College of Education and Human Sciences

The search committee for the dean position at South Dakota State University’s College of Education and Human Sciences has named three finalists, who will be on campus next week. Each candidate will spend one day interviewing and meeting with university leadership, deans, researchers, faculty, students and staff.

SDSU Poll explores trust in physicians, COVID-19 booster shots

The COVID-19 pandemic is three years old, and two researchers at South Dakota State University have begun exploring the prevailing effects of the 21st century's defining event thus far.   David Wiltse, an associate professor of political science, and Filip Viskupic, an assistant professor of political science, collectively make up the SDSU Poll, a nonpartisan research unit that analyzes issues of...

Speaker to share impact of nursing-engineering collaboration

An engineer who has been working with the health care field for nearly two decades helping clinicians and patients fix problems and improve outcomes will share a message of collaboration on the South Dakota State University campus later this month. Jenna Marquard, a professor and the Cora Meidl Siehl Chair in Nursing Research for Improved Patient Care in the School of Nursing at the University of...

SDSU Feed Mill Hires New Manager

Trent McKee, a 2016 South Dakota State University animal science alum, was recently hired as the new manager of the SDSU Feed Mill. Throughout McKee's coursework at SDSU, he learned the basics of animal management and husbandry for the horses, swine, sheep, beef and dairy cattle housed at the SDSU livestock units.

College of Nursing receives grant to increase number of qualified nurse preceptors

South Dakota State University's College of Nursing is partnering with Montana State University through a four-year, nearly $4 million grant to increase the number of skilled, qualified clinical nursing faculty and preceptors in the region.  The funding is from the Health Resources and Services Administration of the United State Department of Health and Human Services.  The project, titled "The...

Dr. Kasiviswanathan Muthukumarappan named Klingbeil Endowed Department Head and Distinguished Professor of the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

The South Dakota State University College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES) has named Dr. Kasiviswanathan Muthukumarappan the inaugural Klingbeil Endowed Department Head and Distinguished Professor of the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering.  “Our college is very fortunate to have a leader with Dr.