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Rabbit Report by SDSU Students' Association

Monday, October 7th, 2019

Congratulations to the Hobo Day Committee for another successful SDSU homecoming and to the Jackrabbit football team for their victory over the Southern Illinois Salukis on Saturday! Thanks to all from the SDSU campus community who helped make Hobo Week a success!

Read on for details about this week’s campus happenings and student organization events.


Students’ Association Senate Meeting

The Students’ Association Senate will have its weekly meeting tonight at 7:00pm in the Lewis and Clark Room of the University Student Union. Find tonight’s meeting agenda linked here. Topics for the meeting include open forum speakers Jennifer Novotny, Executive Director of the Union, and Rob Kohrman, Vice President for Finance and Administration; upcoming proposals for the General Activity Fee; and a recommendation from the Student Diversity and Inclusion Committee regarding a requirement for SA senators to attend events related to diversity and inclusion.

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:

  • Recycling Announcement
  • Campus Flu Shot Clinic
  • Bike Maintenance Clinic
  • Common Read Events
  • UPC Upcoming Events
  • Plain White T’s Concert at USD
  • Let’s Tackle Cancer 5K Walk/Run
  • State-A-Thon Child Health Week
  • Collegiate Farm Bureau Conference
  • Young Americans for Liberty Meeting
  • Reporting Information

Recycling Announcement – No plastic bags!

Due to a change in the recycling industry, plastic bags are not recyclable. This includes using a plastic bag to collect and throw recyclables into the dumpsters. When you take your recyclables to the dumpster, please toss the items directly into the bin.


Get your free influenza vaccination!

SDSU students can receive a free flu shot on Tuesday, October 15th from 10:00am to 3:00pm in the Volstorff Ballroom of the Student Union. Students must bring their student ID and be at least 18 years of age.

Sponsored by Brookings Area Points of Dispensing (POD) and the South Dakota Department of Health; partnered with the SDSU Student Health Clinic, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions, SDSU Safety & Security, and the University Student Union.


Bike Maintenance Clinic

The Wellness Center, in partnership with Bluestem Bicycles and Spoke-N-Sport, will be hosting a free bike maintenance clinic on Tuesday, October 8th at 3:00-5:00pm. Come learn what to look for in assessing wear and tear on your bike, issues you can address yourself, and general maintenance tips and techniques. The clinic will be held outside of the Wellness Center's Outdoor Programs space on the northeast side of the facility. Contact Chad Vossekuil or call 605-688-4312 with questions.


Common Read Technology Challenge Week

Participate in our daily technology related challenges for a chance to meet Adam Alter, the author of Irresistible! Follow the SDSU Common Read on Facebook or Instagram for more information.

Common Read Technology Resource Fair

The Common Read Technology Resource Fair will be held on Wednesday, October 9th from 11:00am to 1:00pm on Main Street in the University Student Union.

Special Features
  • Jack’s Cupboard will be present to share information and collect any donations of non-perishable food, household and personal care items.
  • The Sustainability Office will be present to share information and collect any old ink/toner cartridges to be recycled.
  • The Brookings Public Library will be present to share information and register students for free library cards. Students should have their MyJacks Card.
  • What else? Distracted driving simulators with UPC, Psychology Club and the Internet Addiction Test, HEROH, Idea Adviser, Brookings Research Park & Innovation Center, SDSU Diversity/Inclusion/Equity/Access, Got Your Back, Jacks, and more!

UPC UPCOMING EVENTS

Team Up to Clean Up 

Tuesday, October 8th 3:00-5:00 PM, SDSU Campus  

Help clean up our beautiful campus after our Hobo Day celebration! Participants will meet in the UPC office in the Center for Student Engagement at 2:50 pm, then be sent around campus in groups to pick up trash. It's a perfect way to get volunteering hours while having fun with other students. Trash bags, gloves, and free pizza will be provided for volunteers. 

Questions? Contact Carly Rieff at SDSU.UPCSocialAwareness@sdstate.edu. Sponsored by the University Program Council and the Hobo Day Committee.

Hufsa Ahmad 

Thursday, October 10th 7:00-9:00 PM, Jacks’ Place  

Hufsa Ahmad is an award winning speaker to touches on the issues of mental health and the stigma behind it. Hufsa will share her own personal battles she's gone through as well as how to help individuals struggling with different resources and recovery plans. Determined to end the negative stigma around mental illness, Hufsa is here with tools to help people find the support and strength they need.

Questions? Contact Carly Rieff at SDSU.UPCSocialAwareness@sdstate.edu. Sponsored by the University Program Council. 

Murder Mystery Dinner 

Thursday, October 17th 6:00-9:00 PM, VBR 

Join UPC at an old-fashioned, classic dinner party where someone is "murdered". "Murder Mystery" is a dinner party where guests will help solve a murderous crime. Dinner will be served at the event and actors will run the show and involve all students in the mystery. Tickets can be purchased at Information Exchange for $5.

Questions? Contact Taylor Deplazes at SDSU.UPCSpecialEvents@sdstate.edu. Sponsored by the University Program Council. 

ValleySCARE Trip 

Saturday, October 19th – Leaving campus at 11:00am, departing Valleyfair at 11:00pm

Travel with UPC to Shakopee, Minnesota to participate in the spooky fun that is ValleySCARE. No better way to celebrate the spooky season! Tickets are only $35! Sign up at Information Exchange.

Questions? Contact Morgan Sandersfeld at SDSU.UPCPresident@sdstate.edu. Sponsored by the University Program Council.


Plain White T’s Concert at USD – Discounted tickets for SDSU students!

The University of South Dakota Campus Activities Board is bringing the Plain White T’s to its Vermillion campus on Thursday, October 10th at 8:00pm (doors open at 7:00pm). Tickets are $5 with a valid student ID (including SDSU students) and $15 for the general public. Tickets are available at this link.


Let’s Tackle Cancer 5K Walk/Run

Hosted by Kappa Epsilon, Kappa Psi, and SCAPP, three pharmacy organizations on campus, Let’s Tackle Cancer is the third annual 5K run-walk for breast cancer awareness on SDSU’s campus! The race is Sunday, October 20th, and registration costs $25, which includes a t-shirt and post-race snacks. All proceeds go to Sanford Edith Breast Center in Sioux Falls. Register here and find the event on Facebook for more information. Contact Abigail with questions. Let’s tackle breast cancer together!


State-A-Thon Child Health Week

Monday, October 7th: Child Health Day

Check out the State-A-Thon display on the west side of the University Student Union and the State-A-Thon table on Main Street to learn more about Children’s Miracle Network’s impact on child health.

Tuesday, October 8th: Dancer Recruitment Day

Sign up for State-A-Thon on this day! Everyone who signs up this day will be put in a drawing to get $50 towards their fundraising efforts. For every ten people that sign up, one of those people will get a free t-shirt! Sign up for State A Thon here.

Also check out State-A-Thon’s “Dogs for a Cause” hotdog fundraiser from 5:00pm to 8:00pm on the West Union Patio (in case of rain, Main Street of the University Student Union). Text 605-299-9053 to get your order delivered on campus.

Wednesday, October 9th: Why I Dance Wednesday

State-A-Thon participants can let friends and family know why they dance by posting on social media and tagging State-A-Thon. Follow State-A-Thon on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

Thursday, October 10th: Zero to Hero Day

Help State-A-Thon reach its goal of raising $20,000 in just one day! Any person who raises $50 for State-A-Thon on this day will be put into a drawing to win a $25 VISA gift card.


The Collegiate Farm Bureau Experience – Open to all!

The Collegiate Farm Bureau Conference will be held in Brookings October 11-13th. This conference, themed “The Collegiate Farm Bureau Experience,” will focus on leadership, professionalism, and networking in the agriculture industry. In addition to niche market presentations from industry professionals, a practice discussion meet, industry tours, and networking luncheons, the conference will bring speakers like Vance Crowe, Derrick Josi, and South Dakota natives Jared Knock and Adam Krause to present over the evening meals and breakfasts.

To register, follow this link. Registration is $75 for admission to the entire conference (including meals), $20 for the Friday evening events, $25 for the Saturday events, and $35 for the Saturday evening presentation, social, and meal. The events will be held at the Student Union, Swiftel Center, and Alumni Center throughout the weekend. Contact Jennifer with questions. Registration closes October 4th.


Young Americans for Liberty Meeting

All students are welcome on Thursday, October 10th at 8:00pm to meet in the Pioneer Room of the University Student Union for the first meeting of the semester of Young Americans for Liberty. The group will be discussing membership, activism events, and answering questions for those considering joining.


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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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!