Monday, March 1st 2021
Hello Jackrabbits, and happy Monday!
Despite the pandemic environment, there are a lot of people and resources here to help you navigate campus life and COVID-19. Please visit the many resources here to assist you with more information and commonly asked questions:
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to the university’s COVID-19 response team at SDSU.COVID-19.Response@sdstate.edu with any questions.
Read on for this week’s student organization events, campus resources, and involvement opportunities.
This week’s edition of the Rabbit Report includes:
- Tonight’s Students’ Association Senate Meeting
- Advisor of the Year Award Nominations
- Multicultural Center Event
- Little International High Point Club
- Special Olympic tip night at Cubby’s 3/1
- Opportunities at the Miller Wellness Center and Health Clinic
- Spring Break COVID-19 Testing
- Need to Report a Concern?
1.Tonights Students’ Association Meeting
The Students’ Association Senate will conduct its weekly meeting tonight at 7:00 pm (Monday, March 1st). Students and members of the public can attend the meeting via Zoom. Information about how to join the meeting via Zoom is provided on this web page. Please contact SDSU.SACommunications@sdstate.edu with any questions about joining the SA Senate meeting.
Tonight’s full SA agenda is linked here. In tonight's meeting, the Senate will hear remarks from Vice President Scholl. In addition, the Senate will hear the first reading of Resolution 20-26-R which will grant SDSU students wellness center access during the summer. Students and members of the public are welcome to speak during the public comments portion of the meeting or during discussion on relevant agenda items. Please contact SDSU.SAChiefOfStaff@sdstate.edu with any questions about SA Senate meetings or agenda items.
2. Advisor of the Year Award Nominations
Do you have an outstanding academic advisor—someone who goes above and beyond for their students? The SDSU student body recognizes outstanding academic advisors each year through the Students’ Association Advisor of the Year Award. The Advisor of the Year Award is nominated and awarded entirely by SDSU students. Awards will be given in both faculty advisor and professional advisor categories.
Nominations for the Advisor of the Year Award will close at 5:00 pm on Friday, March 19th. More information about the Advisor of the Year Award, including a link to submit nominations, is available on the Students’ Association website. Nominations may be submitted through this form. Please contact the Students’ Association with any questions.
3.Multicultural Center Event
CommUNITY Meeting – Be Steadwell 3/2
Please join us as we welcome a singer-songwriter and filmmaker from D.C. She is well known for producing a genre of music she calls “queer pop.” These events will be held on Tuesday, March 2nd at 3:00 pm in Jack’s Place with a hybrid option and 7:00 pm in VBR West which is an in person event. Join via zoom.
4. Little International High Point Club
If your student organization is interested in competing for High Point Club at the 98th Little International, click here to learn more about the High Point Club and for all registration and deadline information! High Point Club contests still accepting entries include Club Basket, Seed and Forage Show, Meat Products, Dairy Products, Machinery Sales, Wool Judging, and Ag Product Sales. Please check out the link above for specific registration deadlines for each event.
5. Special Olympic tip night at Cubby’s 3/1
Join Special Olympics College Club for a tip night at Cubby’s on Monday, March 1st to raise money for Special Olympics events in our area! After 6pm, all food proceeds will go directly to the Special Olympics College Club. If you have any questions or if you are interested in joining Special Olympics Club, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
6. Opportunities at the Miller Wellness Center and Health Clinic
Tuesdays, Extended Hours
Student Health Clinic & Counseling Services provides extended hours on Tuesday until 7:00 pm. This also includes Jackrabbit Pharmacy. Schedule an appointment through the Patient Portal using your MyState credentials or by calling: 605-688-4157 for more information about the hours of service or to schedule an appointment click here.
The test site is located at the west concourse of the Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium. Testing is free. Results of testing done on the SDSU campus are generally completed within 24 hours, with most results the same day. If you have any questions please call the Student Health Clinic and Counseling Services at 688-4257. Drive-Thru Hours Monday through Friday: 8:30 am till 1:00 pm and closed Saturday and Sunday.
Session 2 Registration Opens Monday, March 1
Volleyball: Registration Closes March 17; Play Begins March 22
Climbing: Registration Closes March 17; Play Begins March 22
Soccer: Registration Closes March 24; Play Begins March 29
Cornhole: Registration Closes March 31; Play Begins April 5
Bowling: Registration Closes March 31; Play Begins April 5
March Madness – ESPN: Registration Closes March 15; Play Begins March 16
Table Tennis: Registration Closes March 21; Play Begins March 21
Nerf War: Registration Closes March 27; Play Begins March 28
7. Spring Break COVID-19 Testing
As we approach spring break, we want to take time to remind you to stay vigilant efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
We have seen a decline in cases in our community and the state since the peak during the fall semester, but the virus still remains a threat to all of us and the potential for another surge in cases is real. Vaccines are available but their rollout and effectiveness will take time. Vaccines are a critical part to ending the pandemic, but we must give them time to work.
Travel – We encourage everyone to think carefully before you travel, especially if you are not planning to travel home to see family. The CDC recommends we avoid travel during this time. While we all want to get away to someplace warm, avoiding travel is one way to help keep new strains of COVID-19 out of our community.
Spring Home Safely – We encourage everyone to get tested before they leave for spring break, even if you are going home to spend time with family. Testing before you leave safeguards the health and safety of others.
Students and employees not on the Brookings campus should contact their local health care provider about testing options or order a free test through Vault Health.
Spring Back Healthy – Students on the Brookings campus will receive a $5 coupon that can be used at several on-campus retail locations and also be eligible for a drawing to win a $100 University Bookstore voucher if they test for COVID-19 at the Brookings campus testing center between March 15-19. The $5 coupon is valid with a purchase of $5 or more at the various on-campus locations listed below. It expires April 30, 2021.
It is important that we manage any COVID-19 cases after spring break in order to maintain our ability for on-campus instruction and in-person commencement ceremonies in May. We want to finish the semester strong and conclude the academic year with commencement ceremonies for those who are graduating.
Students who test between March 15-19 at the Brookings campus testing center will be notified if they have been selected through a random drawing for the $100 University Bookstore voucher. Ten students will be selected and notified by noon, Monday, March 22.
Students will need to scan their ID card after being tested at the Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium site to become eligible for the drawing. They will also receive the $5 coupon at that time. Each student may only be eligible once for the drawing and receive only one coupon, but can test multiple times during the week, if needed.
Students cannot become eligible for the drawing and receive a coupon if they don’t test on the Brookings campus. However, we still encourage all students to test again following spring break. Please contact your health care provider or order a free test through Vault Health if you are unable to test on the Brookings campus.
Students may redeem the $5 coupon at the following locations: Chick-fil-A; Extreme Pita, The Market, Dairy Bar, Starbucks, Larson Commons, Weary Wil’s, Hansen and Larson C-Stores, University Bookstore, South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum, McCrory Gardens, Printing Services, and the SDSU Meat Lab.
Coupons expire April 30, 2021 and are only valid with a purchase of $5 or more.
8. 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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Enjoy your Spring Break Jackrabbits!