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New ice core data tracks climate-changing eruptions

Chemistry professor Jihong Cole-Dai is part of an international team of scientists that analyzed chemicals in a West Antarctica ice core to compile the most accurate chronology of volcanic eruptions produced thus far.

SDSU selected to perform in 2022 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®

KELO article Dakota News Now article Today, the South Dakota State University’s Pride of the Dakotas Marching Band was selected to perform in the 2022 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®, representing the state of South Dakota. This will mark the first Parade appearance by the band.

Stevens to perform faculty recital

Mark Stevens, director of keyboard studies and assistant professor of piano, will be presenting his solo recital in the Larson Memorial Concert Hall of the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center (OLPAC) at 7:30 p.m. April 29. Stevens is a recent faculty hire in the School of Performing Arts. Originally from Washington, Stevens earned his D.M.A.

‘When am I Ever Going to Use This?’

Gavin Doering’s graduation speech topic is “When am I Ever Going to Use This?” It’s a question every student has asked and Doering admits he has even asked that question a few times while pursuing a minor in aerospace studies. But overall, the Alcester native said the objectives were clear in his four years in the U.S.

2021 Common Read selection unveiled

Called “Stirring . . . [a] blueprint for all those who believe . . . that ‘the world . . .

3-year graduate makes connections with Foundation

Caitlin Thilges, of Algona, Iowa, is graduating in only three years with a degree in leadership and management of nonprofit organizations with a minor in management. As a student at Bishop Garrigan High School, Thilges loaded up online college courses and dual credit courses. So she entered SDSU with 33 credits, more than a year’s worth. Not surprisingly, she is a member of the Van D.

South Dakota State University Students Selected to Represent the South Dakota Dairy Industry as Midwest Dairy Ambassadors

Five South Dakota State University students have been selected to represent South Dakota’s dairy industry as part of the 2021 Midwest Dairy Ambassador Program.

Bring the Blue had Vig bursting with excitement

Brianna Vig of Brookings spent her four undergraduate years at State as a cheerleader. For arguably the biggest football game in the school’s history, she was on the sidelines again, but not as a cheerleader. When SDSU hosted rival North Dakota State Oct.

Grandma influenced plans to enter rural family medicine

Since she was a 2-year-old, Keri Pappas wanted to be a medical doctor. Eleven years ago, when her grandmother was forced to move from her hometown of Lemmon because of inadequate medical care, Pappas made the commitment to go into rural family medicine. At age 68, Carolyn Geist moved across the state and into the Pappas home in Groton.

Grad speaker on campus for first time

May 8 is graduation day for Thalissa Grant-McClure, the culmination of a two-year adventure to gain a master’s degree in mass communication. It also will be her second day on campus. The first will be May 7. Grant-McClure, who completed her studies in fall 2020, is a resident of Guyana, the only English-speaking country in South America. All of her graduate work was online.