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Making an impact through relationships

Graduation speaker Madison “Maddie” Dulas said it wasn’t unusual for her to be up until 2 a.m. with friends in her residence hall. Nothing headline-worthy there. That’s modus operandi for many collegians. What sets apart Dulas, a sociology major from Waseca, Minnesota, is the reason for her late-night chats.

S.D. DOT project evaluates integrity of highway base layer

The secret to a durable highway lies beneath the driving surface. “The base layer just beneath the pavement largely contributes to the structural integrity of the highways and makes them strong enough to withstand the traffic loads to which they will be subjected,” explained South Dakota State University assistant professor Rouzbeh Ghabchi of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

SDSU recognizes student works at URSCAD

South Dakota State University held its annual Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Day virtually April 12-14. In addition to selecting top student performances, the university announced the recipients of the Schultz-Werth Awards and the Joseph F. Nelson Undergraduate Research Mentorships. URSCAD is organized by SDSU’s Van D. and Barbara B.

Young Bear Selected as April Civil Service Employee of the Month

Natasha Young Bear has been named the April SDSU Civil Service Employee of the Month for her dedication to helping people and her drive in working for SDSU Extension. Young Bear joined the staff in 2015 as an administrative assistant and now currently works as a nutrition assistant for SDSU’s Pine Ridge Tribal Extension Office.

SDSU junior to direct South Dakota Student Federation

Zebadiah Johnson, a junior political science major from South Dakota State University, has been elected executive director of the South Dakota Student Federation. The federation is a leadership organization that represents 33,500 students across South Dakota’s regental system.

SDSU ranked No. 5 in best value colleges of international students ranking

South Dakota State University climbed two spots to No. 5 in College Factual’s Best Value Colleges for International Students ranking. This ranking is out of 1,204 colleges in the U.S. that offer four-year degrees. South Dakota State is in the top 1% for international students seeking quality and affordability in U.S.

Common Read Professional Development Workshop

Our "Introduction to the Common Read" professional development will take place on April 22nd from Noon-1:00pm on Zoom! Bring your lunch and learn about the book that will pull on your H.E.A.R.T. and make a splash on campus. Zoom ID: 967 7548 5077

Marquette selected for Gatorade Sports Nutrition Immersion Program

Like many former collegiate wrestlers, Dan Marquette looks to make a name for himself in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. However, he doesn’t look to be inside the UFC Octagon® but to make sure those competing inside it are at their peak due to proper nutrition. Marquette, who will graduate in May from South Dakota State University with a master’s degree in nutrition and exercise science, has

U.S. News and World report ranks 7 graduate programs

South Dakota State University had seven graduate school programs ranked following a survey of online programs by U.S. News & World Report. The media company only surveys programs housed in regionally accredited institutions whose programs are offered mostly or entirely online. South Dakota State University is one of more than 800 institutions with graduate schools surveyed by U.S.

9th Biennial Artists Cocktail Hour Chats

9th Biennial Artists Cocktail Hour Chats are hosted by the South Dakota Art Museum each Tuesday, 5:30 Central / 4:30 Mountain from April 13 through June 8. You're invited to listen in on conversations with 3-4 artists from the South Dakota Governor's 9th Biennial Art Exhibition and join in with your own questions - via Zoom. Feel free to enjoy your beverage and appetizers of choice as we get to kn