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South Dakota State University Teams Up With South Dakota Pork Producers Council to Support Pork Producers and Feed South Dakotans

Due to packing plant shutdowns across the country, many pork producers have been struggling to find places to harvest their animals, which is having a dramatic impact on South Dakota’s pork producers.

Connecting in NYC — State alum helps out State student during pandemic

As a young teen living in Hanoi, Vietnam, Anh “Anna” Ngoc Tuong Nguyen knew what she wanted to do—go to America and work in the fashion industry. Her willingness to climb out on a limb led her to South Dakota State University via Dallas, to the Fashion Institute of Technology and to a COVID-19 lockdown in New York City during the height of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States. As that c

Brookings and SDSU announce campus/community Zoom forums to provide planning updates for fall

Brookings city officials and leadership from South Dakota State University announced today a series of campus/community Zoom forums.

Leadership students rise to challenge

Sometimes life requires one to make the best out of Plan B. That was the case for students in Kimberley Gustafson’s upper level leadership classes within the health and nutritional sciences department.

Communication key when teaching

There’s no substitute for hands-on instruction, especially when it comes to learning proper technique and form in a very hands-on course like strength and conditioning. But when that’s not an option, you make the best of the situation.

JacksRBack Task Force adopts guiding principles for planning, sets timeline for communications and community engagement

The South Dakota State University JacksRBack Task Force planning process has been underway during the month of May.

Engineering students rebound for virtual contest

Disappointment was only a temporary setback for a group of South Dakota State University students hoping to place high in an engineering contest. SDSU already had a team of 18 students signed up to compete in human-powered vehicle contests in East Lansing, Michigan, and Perry, Georgia, in April when the COVID-19 pandemic arrived and put an end to public gatherings as well as in-person teaching.

SDSU grads receive diplomas in virtual ceremonies

South Dakota State University’s spring commencement went off with the precision of a prerecorded ceremony Saturday. In fact, that’s just what it was. Three virtual ceremonies were aired at the time and day that live ceremonies would have been held had not the COVID-19 pandemic changed life in South Dakota and around the world. Organizers were pleased with viewers and viewership.

SDSU Archives Gathers Stories of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Materials often find their way to the SDSU Archives & Special Collections department years after their creation, when the moment of history that they reflect has long since passed.

‘Prairie Doc’ carries on during COVID-19 pandemic

Producers of “On Call with Prairie Doc®” borrowed a line from Broadway this spring: “The show must go on.” As the popular health education show worked to complete its 18th season on South Dakota Public Television, it continued to produce its episodes in the Yeager Media Center studio on the South Dakota State University campus. While campus was closed to all but essential employees after March 13