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Culturally Competent. Civically Engaged. Ready to Lead.

The School of American and Global Studies, also known as AGS, provides students with unparalleled opportunities to learn about and help solve the grand challenges of an ever-changing and interconnected world. Our students work and learn alongside award-winning faculty both in and out of the classroom. Through faculty-led study abroad programs and several research and outreach centers housed in the School, our students gain hands-on research and job skills that will advance their future careers or graduate studies. Our graduates are Rhodes scholars, Harvard law students and U.S. Department of State interns, just to name a few examples!

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Featured at the event announcing the Mike Huether Public Service Academy were, from left, David Knudson, on behalf of benefactor T. Denny Sanford; benefactors Mike and Cindy Huether, Christine Garst-Santos, director of SDSU's School of American and Global Studies; and Dennis Hedge, SDSU provost and vice president for academic affairs.

SDSU announces Mike Huether Public Service Academy

Former, current and future public servants gathered April 9 to celebrate the creation of the Mike Huether Public Service Academy at South Dakota State University.
"Killers of the Flower Moon" cover.

SDSU to host ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ Community Read events

A series of events featuring the bestselling book “Killers of the Flower Moon” this semester will culminate April 5, when author David Grann will give a lecture on the South Dakota State University campus. The events — Community Read discussions, a free movie screening and the author lecture — are all part of SDSU’s School of English and Interdisciplinary Studies’ first-ever Community Read.

SDSU faculty recognized for excellence

The annual South Dakota State University Celebration of Faculty Excellence recognized 30 faculty members, researchers and scientists Tuesday. The event honors faculty members in the university's colleges for outstanding research, teaching and service.