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South Dakota Art Museum to host reception for glass corn exhibit

The South Dakota Art Museum at South Dakota State University will celebrate the immersive exhibition of huge blown glass ears of corn, “Primordial Shift: The Art of Michael Meilahn,” with a free public reception and panel discussion from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, June 27.

So close: SDSU comes up just short for quarter-scale tractor threepeat

By the narrowest of margins — two points out of more than 2,000 — the SDSU Quarter Scale Tractor Team came up just short of winning its third consecutive national title. Competing at the 27th annual International Quarter-Scale Tractor Student Design Competition at the Expo Gardens Fairgrounds in Peoria, Illinois, the South Dakota State University team placed third out of 21 teams.

SDSU rover design places third in NASA’s RASC-AL contest

Competing against the best and the brightest, a South Dakota State University engineering team finished third overall in a NASA contest and again was awarded for building the best prototype. The SDSU students were one of 14 teams selected from 75 higher education entries to compete in the finals of the Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts – Academic Linkage (RASC-AL) competition June 10-12 in Cocoa Beach, Florida.

Hoffman named June’s Civil Service Employee of the Month

Ryan Hoffman, supervisor of Grounds Services for South Dakota State University Facilities and Services, has been named SDSU Civil Service Employee of the Month for June.

Inaugural season for South Dakota Chamber Winds

A group of woodwind-focused musicians descended on South Dakota State University's campus for a week-long, music-making endeavor that culminated with a series of concerts in late May. The unique musical opportunity — called South Dakota Chamber Winds — was organized by Elizabeth Robinson, assistant professor of music in SDSU's School of Performing Arts.

Earnest selected as dean of SDSU College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

David C. Earnest, the Odeen-Swanson Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of South Dakota, has been named dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at South Dakota State University. Earnest was selected following a national search and will begin working on the SDSU campus July 8.

SDSU medical laboratory science program receives $750,000 award to improve student learning

The medical laboratory science program at South Dakota State University has received a $750,000 award from the Association of Public Health Laboratories to promote the medical laboratory profession in South Dakota.

Education abroad opportunity takes SDSU students to Vietnam

Twenty-four students from South Dakota State University’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences traveled to Vietnam in May through an agriculture-focused education abroad program.

SDSU faculty member among ‘25 Inspiring Women in Plant Biology’

Anne Fennell, a distinguished professor in South Dakota State University's Department of Agronomy, Horticulture and Plant Science, has been named one of 25 inspiring women in the field of plant biology by the American Society of Plant Biologists.

Baggett shares Jack London expertise through research, symposium

Paul Baggett, associate professor and graduate coordinator of English in the South Dakota State University School of English and Interdisciplinary Studies, can call himself more than just a Jack London fan. Years of his academic inquiry have been dedicated to London’s life and works, and to the impact of all of it on the humanities.