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Rabbit Report

The weekly Rabbit Report from the SDSU Students' Association

Monday, January 13th, 2020

Welcome back, Jackrabbits! It’s the start of a new year and a new semester here in Brookings, and the first Rabbit Report of 2020 contains a few announcements.

Remember: Any student organization is eligible to submit their events or programs to be considered for publication in the Rabbit Report. Instructions for submitting Rabbit Report entries are found at the bottom of this message.


Students’ Association Senate Meeting

The Students’ Association Senate will have its regular weekly meeting tonight at 7:00pm in the Lewis & Clark Room of the University Student Union. Tonight’s meeting agenda is linked here. Topics for the meeting including open forum presentations from Steve Erpenbach from the SDSU Foundation and Jessica Rients from Transportation Services.

All SA Senate meetings are open to the public. Students or members of the public are welcome to speak during the public comments portion of the meeting or during discussion on relevant agenda items. Contact the Students’ Association with any questions.


This week’s edition of the Rabbit Report includes:

  • Students’ Association Senator-At-Large Positions Available
  • Hobo Day Committee Applications
  • Summit League Food Fight
  • New Student Orientation Leader Applications
  • DUO Two-Factor Authentication
  • Reporting Information

Students’ Association Senator-At-Large Positions Available

Looking to get involved as a leader on campus? Becoming a Students’ Association senator is a great way to build leadership skills, grow your professional network, and improve the student experience at SDSU. Students' Association senators represent their peers in university decision making and serve as liaisons between the student body, administration, and state policymakers.

The Students’ Association Senate has three open positions available now that will be filled by senators-at-large. Any student is eligible to apply to become a senator-at-large. Applications are open until Wednesday, January 22nd and can be picked up in the Students’ Association office on Main Street in the University Student Union. More information about the application process is available here on the SA website. Please contact the Students’ Association Vice President with any questions.


Hobo Day Committee Applications

Calling all passionate hobos! Ever wish you could help put on the Biggest One-Day Event in the Dakotas? Ready to apply your skills and talents to continue a 108-year legacy? Apply for the 2020 Hobo Day Committee today!

The 2020 Hobo Day Committee has open positions on all three teams: Marketing, Events, and Parade. Applications are open to students of any major or year. Applications can be found online at sdstate.edu/hobo-day or picked up at Information Exchange in the University Student Union. Please submit applications by Tuesday, February 4th to Information Exchange or by email to kylee.donnelly@jacks.sdstate.edu.

Questions? Contact Grand Pooba Kylee Donnelly for more information.


Summit League Food Fight

The Summit League Food Fight is a conference-wide community service initiative coordinated by the league’s Student Athlete Advisory Committee. Each school in the Summit League is challenged to collect money and food donations over two one-week spans. This year, Jackrabbit student athletes will be collecting during the weeks of January 17-24 and February 16-23.

Jackrabbits student athletes will be collecting donations at home athletic events including:

  • Friday, January 17th: WR vs. Iowa State, 7:00pm
  • Wednesday, January 22nd: MBB vs. NDSU, 7:00pm
  • Friday, January 24th: WBB vs. NDSU, 7:00pm 
  • Sunday, February 16th: MBB vs. IPFW, 2:00pm
  • Sunday, February 16th: WR vs. Stanford, 6:00pm
  • Friday, February 21st: WR vs. NDSU, 7:00pm
  • Saturday, February 22nd: WBB vs. USD, 2:00pm
  • Sunday, February 23rd: MBB vs. USD, 2:00pm

Additionally, student athletes will also be collecting from 10:00am until 2:00pm in the University Student Union on Thursday, January 23rd and Wednesday, February 19th and also present during the Jackrabbit Basketball Coaches Show on Monday, February 17th at Cubby’s, beginning at 6pm.

Every $5 donation equals 13 pounds of food. Food items can also be purchased for the Brookings Food Pantry through “You Give Goods” at the following link: https://yougivegoods.com/summitleague-sdsu. All monetary donations and food collected will benefit local food pantries.


New Student Orientation Leader Application Information

New Student Orientation (NSO) is currently seeking outstanding and motivated students to become members of the 2020 orientation leader team. Our orientation leaders (OLs) are a vital part of the NSO program as orientation participants appreciate meeting and connecting with fellow Jackrabbits. Get marketable skills for your future—leadership, teamwork, problem-solving, and communication—that employers are looking for in college graduates, while earning money and making great friends in the process. 

Learn more at the website linked here, and feel free to email the NSO team at SDSU.Orientation@sdstate.edu or call (605) 688-6283 with any questions.


Why DUO Two-Factor Authentication Improves Your Security

On a weekly basis, we hear about yet another company admitting to a data breach. Passwords on their own are no longer adequate to protect your online accounts against hackers. In an effort to better protect and secure SDState employees' and students' accounts, DUO Security was purchased. 

Using DUO Security two-factor authentication (or 2FA) is one of the easiest ways to add an extra layer of security to an online account, either business or personal. Don’t let the techy sounding phrase give the idea this is something that does not concern you or you could never figure out. Using DUO is not only pretty simple, but it also helps secure your information online in a big way. It’s likely most are already using two-factor authentication (entering a code sent to their smartphone) to get into their bank account, Gmail, etc.

Recently DUO Security became required for students to access their MyJacks Card account. Soon it will be required to access their email/Office 365 account. An enrollment email with the subject of “DUO Security Enrollment at SDSU” was sent out January 6th to help students get started. If you have not already enrolled, it is simple to set up. We have a tutorial in the MyState DUO Security App portlet. Once enrolled, see DUO in action by signing into your MyJacks Card.

It’s recommended to use a smartphone. For those who do not have a DUO mobile capable device or prefer not to use a personal device to register, limited quantities of USB hardware keys to use with DUO are available for purchase at the SDSU Bookstore for $20 plus tax. If interested, please place your order with the bookstore as soon as possible.

While this process may take a little getting used to, it will be useful in reducing fraud and data leaks. An additional benefit to use DUO Security is you may be able to secure some of your personal accounts like Amazon or Gmail.

For updates on DUO Security, watch the Rabbit Report or search for DUO in MyState. Already using the app? Great! Share your thoughts on DUO Security by filling out the DUO Feedback Form.


Need to report a concern?

You have great resources available right at your fingertips to help you through your experience at SDSU, one of which is the online Student Handbook. Here you can find policies, processes, information on how to get involved and details about student services and supports to make you successful. You also have many ways to report a concern, both related to academics and non-academics. Finally, if you need assistance, know that we are here to help and our Student Ombudsperson and the University Ombuds Office are both resources to assist you in many different ways.


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To submit an event for consideration to be featured in the Rabbit Report, contact SDSU.SACommunications@sdstate.edu by Thursday at 11:59pm. Please include all event information written similarly to the format above. All submissions are subject to the Rabbit Report Submission Guidelines.

Have a great week!