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Rabbit Report

The weekly Rabbit Report from the SDSU Students' Association

Monday, January 24th, 2022

Happy Monday, Jackrabbits!

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:

·         SDSU’s resource hub regarding the university’s response to COVID-19

·         SDSU’s JacksRBack hub

·         Student information hub

·         FAQs and latest updates+

·         Online learning resources for SDSU students

·         Housing updates

·         Coping with stress during disease outbreaks

·         Resources for international students and scholars

·         Campus communications regarding COVID-19

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to the university’s COVID-19 response team at with any questions.

Read on for this week’s roster of student organization events, campus resources, and involvement opportunities.

This week’s edition of the Rabbit Report includes:

  1. Student’s Association 
  2. Chi Omega
  3. Join the Hobo Day Committee
  4. UPC Upcoming Events
  5. National Healthy Homes Partnership Webinar
  6. Need to Report a Concern?


1. Students’ Association 

Tonight’s Meeting 

The Students’ Association Senate will have its weekly meeting tonight at 7:00p.m. in the Lewis & Clark Room of the Student Union. All are welcome! Tonight’s meeting agenda can be found here. Find more information about the Students’ Association on our website. To join tonight's Senate meeting, please click here.


2.  Chi Omega

Skating for Wishes - Chi Omega 

Chi Omega will be hosting Skating for Wishes, an ice skating fundraiser for Make-A-Wish. This event will take place at the Larson Ice Arena (924 32nd Ave, Brookings, SD 57006) on Wednesday, January 26th from 6:30-8:30 pm. The admission fee will be $5, and the skate rental fee will be $5. Cash and Venmo will be accepted. We hope to see you there!


Chi Omega Spring Recruitment

February 3rd will be Info and Ice Cream in the Lewis and Clark Room at 7:00pm. 

February 4th will be invitation only at 7:00pm.

Those who are interested can sign up using this link!

Email with any questions

3. Join the Hobo Day Committee!

The Hobo Day Committee is currently searching for applicants for the 2022 Hobo Day Committee. The Hobo Day Committee creates the Hobo Day celebration the week leading up to Hobo Day. Positions range from marketing to event planning and parade coordination. 


If you are interested in applying you can find the application on the Hobo Day Instagram or at the following link:

2022 Hobo Day Committee Application 

Please feel free to direct any questions or concerns to Grand Pooba Regen Wiederrich at


4. UPC Upcoming Events

Student Feedb​ack Survey

Take our survey to help us better understand the awareness, attendance, and preference of UPC events on and off campus and be entered into a drawing for a $100 Amazon gift card! Winner will be announced on Friday, January 28th!

Questions? Contact Emma Brookman at

Sponsored by the University Program Council.


Mount Kato Trip – 1/29/22, Mount Kato, All Day 

Travel to Mount Kato in Mankato, MN to enjoy a day of skiing and snowboarding! Tickets are $35 and includes transportation to and from Mankato, cost of the lift ticket, equipment rental, and helmet. Tickets can be purchased at Information Exchange starting Tuesday, January 18th until Thursday, January 27th at 5:00PM. On Saturday, January 29th, meet in the Union at 7:45AM for an 8:00AM departure and return that night. Additional information, sign-up sheet, and schedule available at Information Exchange in the Union!


Questions? Contact Mary Dybedahl at

Sponsored by the University Program Council. 

5. National Healthy Homes Partnership Webinar

 Dr. Axton Betz-Hamilton, Assistant Professor of Consumer Affairs, received funding from the National Healthy Homes Partnership to provide to provide education on maintaining healthy indoor air quality to students enrolled at SDBOR institutions.  This education will include a webinar that focuses on actions students can take in their residence to maintain or improve indoor air quality for optimum respiratory health.    


The National Healthy Homes Partnership links the resources of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and state land grant universities with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), for a public outreach education program that addresses housing deficiencies and risks associated with childhood diseases and injuries.    


The Healthy Homes Partnership is applied at the state level through participating land-grant universities and is nationally coordinated by University of Missouri - Extension. The Healthy Homes Partnership national office at MU Extension facilitates state-level projects through various support mechanisms which includes: the development of educational materials, supporting state healthy homes advisory boards/coalitions, creating website and social media content on healthy homes, and producing the Everyone Deserves a Safe and Healthy Home guides used by Extension programs, health departments, community-based organizations, and individuals from around the world. The Healthy Homes Partnership and state programs directly assist families with addressing mold issues, reducing asthma triggers, preventing lead poisoning, maintaining safe drinking water, preventing carbon monoxide poisoning, and addressing many aspects of environmental health, including energy efficiency and safety around the home.     


As noted above, students are invited to participate in a one-hour webinar, which will be offered on the following dates and times (Central Time): January 17 at 6pm, January 18 at 12pm, January 26 at 6pm, January 27 at 6pm, February 1 at 11am, February 3 at 11am, February 7 at 12pm and 7pm, and February 8 at 12pm. Students can register for the webinar at 


An on-demand option is available in which students will receive a pre-recorded version of the webinar.   


Upon registering for the webinar and providing a valid mailing address, students will receive a hygrometer to monitor the humidity level in their residence.  Students will also be e-mailed the link to an online pre-test survey.  After the webinar, students will be asked to complete two post-test surveys, one 4 weeks after the webinar and another 10 weeks after the webinar.  If students complete all three assessments, they will receive a humidifier to help maintain indoor air quality in their residence.  The pre-test and post-tests have been approved by the South Dakota State University Institutional Review Board (IRB-2102001-EXM).  

6. 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 by Thursday at 11:59 pm. Please include all event information written similarly to the format above. All submissions are subject to the Rabbit Report Submission Guidelines.

Have a wonderful week, Jackrabbits!