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Van D. & Barbara B. Fishback Honors College

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There are advantages in attending a small liberal arts college, such as prestige and personal attention … and there are advantages to attending a large public university, such as a variety of majors, access to research and an active student life.

The Van D. and Barbara B. Fishback Honors College strives for both, creating an environment where talented, motivated students may combine the best of both ends of the spectrum into a world-class education—at no additional cost.

Honors offers small classes taught by some of SDSU’s most outstanding faculty. Courses are stimulating, challenging and fun. Students actively engage in writing, discussion and in-depth exploration of subjects and topics that interest them.

Combine these experiences with opportunities for research, leadership, travel and service—along with our dynamic community of faculty and student scholars—to create a value-added education like no other.

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South Dakota State recognizes student works at URSCAD

South Dakota State University held its annual Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Day April 12 in the University Student Union’s Volstorff Ballroom.
The 2022-23 SDSU Common Read selection, Crossing the Line

"Crossing the Line" is the Common Read selection

Rebecca Bott-Knutson, dean of South Dakota State University’s Van D. and Barbara B. Fishback Honors College, revealed Wednesday “Crossing the Line” is the Common Read selection for the upcoming academic year.

Quite a beginning / SDSU freshman tabbed to present at medical conference

When an estimated 1,300 endocrinologists, cardiologists and gastroenterologists gather for the annual meeting of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology in San Diego May 12-14, first semester SDSU freshman Sarah Pi will be there with them.