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Rabbit Report

The weekly Rabbit Report from the SDSU Students' Association

Monday, December 9th, 2019

It’s the final week of classes of another semester. Let’s finish strong, Jackrabbits!

Congratulations to the Jackrabbit football team who concluded a great season this weekend with a loss against UNI in the second round of the playoffs. Also, congratulations to students in the School of Performing Arts who wrapped a wonderful weekend of performances with the Concert Choir’s Madrigal Feaste and State University Theatre’s production of Hedda Gabler.

There are a few events happening this week before the semester ends; read on for all the details. This edition of the Rabbit Report also includes information about new guidelines for Rabbit Report submissions. Please read!


Students’ Association Senate Meeting

The Students’ Association Senate will meet tonight at 7:00pm in the Lewis & Clark Room of the University Student Union. The meeting agenda is linked here. The meeting will include an open forum presentation from Chief Librarian Kristi Tornquist, a student organization report from Formula SAE (Wild Hare Racing), and approval of the constitution for the Special Olympics College Club.

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:

  • Rabbit Report Submission Guidelines
  • A Christmas Celebration Dance and Choral Performance
  • Choral Yuletide Concert
  • UPC Events Feedback Survey
  • Honors College Student Organization/Honors Hall Meeting
  • Microbiology Club Shirts
  • New Student Orientation Leader Application Information
  • DUO Security – Two-Factor Authentication
  • Reporting Information

Rabbit Report Submission Guidelines

Beginning in January 2020, new guidelines will go into effect concerning submissions to the Rabbit Report. These guidelines have been created and approved by the Students’ Association Communications Committee in order to standardize submissions and provide clarity about how entries are compiled for the Rabbit Report each week. Most submitters who regularly submit information to be featured in the Rabbit Report should not experience much change to their current process or the information that is provided.

Please note: Under the new guidelines, submissions will be due by 11:59pm each Thursday beginning in January 2020. This is a change from the current deadline of 5:00pm on Friday.

The full guidelines are available to read here on the Students’ Association website. Questions or concerns should be directed to SDSU.SACommunications@sdstate.edu. Thank you for your cooperation!


A Christmas Celebration Presented by Exaltation! Dance and Choral Company

A Christmas Celebration is the story of the birth and life of Jesus Christ shared through an emotional and poignant blend of narration, music, and dance.  A Christmas Celebration will be performed on Saturday, December 14th at 7:30pm and Sunday, December 15th at 2:00pm in the Proscenium Theatre at the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center. 

Tickets for A Christmas Celebration will be available Thursday, December 12th and Friday, December 13th from 12:00pm to 4:00pm and 90 minutes prior to each performance at the box office in the Performing Arts Center.  Tickets are free for SDSU students with a valid student ID.


Choral Yuletide Concert – SDSU students get in FREE!

Celebrate the holiday season with fantastic choral music at the Choral Yuletide Concert, an annual holiday tradition at SDSU! Join the SDSU Choirs as they present the annual Choral Yuletide Concert on Sunday, December 15th with performances at 2:00pm and 5:00pm in Larson Memorial Concert Hall at the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center. 

The Choral Yuletide is a festive celebration with choirs singing from the stage, balcony, aisles, and all together on the stage. The festival features more than 250 student musicians across three choirs. Participating choral ensembles include the Concert Choir and Choralia (Women’s Choir) conducted by Dr. Laura Diddle and the Statesmen conducted by Dr. Andrew Robinette. Each group performs individually and as part of a mass ensemble: the SDSU Choral Artists. The Choral Artists selections are accompanied by a large ensemble of faculty and community instrumentalists.

Tickets for members of the public are available to purchase online. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children of high school age and under. SDSU students are admitted free of charge with their student ID!


UPC Events Feedback Survey

UPC is seeking feedback about their fall semester events to help better their event planning for next semester. Student who take the survey can enter to win free tickets to see Brett Young in concert! Winners of the concert tickets will be announced Monday, December 16th. The survey is linked here.


Honors College Student Organization/Honors Hall Meeting

HCSO will be having a meeting on Tuesday, December 10th at 6:00pm in the Honors Hall basement. There will be a variety of activities, from writing cards for first responders to learning new mental wellness exercises. Afterwards, attendees will be decorating cookies and hosting a hot chocolate bar. HCSO hopes to see you all there!


Microbiology Club Shirts

The Microbiology Club will be ordering shirts to arrive at the beginning of next semester. If you would like one, please fill out this form. Shirts will be a maximum of $18 apiece, but if there are enough orders the cost may be lowered to $15. Payment is due Wednesday, December 18th. If you have any questions, contact the Microbiology Club.


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 us at SDSU.Orientation@sdstate.edu or call (605) 688-6283 with any questions.


DUO Security – Two-Factor Authentication

SDState is now using DUO Security, a two-factor authentication tool. If you’re interested in using Duo now, we are looking for student volunteers to test the app. To volunteer, fill out the Duo Enrollment Form.

SDState and other regental universities are working together to secure accounts across the system. As part of this effort, Duo Security was purchased for all SDBOR students, faculty, and staff. DUO is free to students and easy to use.

Starting next semester, January 2020, Duo will be required for students to get into their MyJacks Card account. Around February 2020, DUO Security will be required to access Office 365/email. If you do not have a device available or prefer not to use your personal device, hardware keys to use Duo will also be available for purchase at the bookstore.

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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Submit feedback, questions, or concerns about the Students’ Association using this form.

To submit an event for consideration to be featured in the Rabbit Report, contact SDSU.SACommunications@sdstate.edu by Friday at 5:00PM. Please include all event information written similarly to the format above. Beginning in January 2020, all submissions will be subject to the Rabbit Report Submission Guidelines.

Inclusion of an event or other information in the Rabbit Report does not signify endorsement of the event or organization by the SDSU Students’ Association, Students’ Association Senate, or other associated entities.

Have a great week!