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Medary Avenue to be closed during commencement ceremonies

As a result of South Dakota State University holding its 2021 commencement exercises at the College Green, Medary Avenue will be closed from 8th to 11th streets from 8 to 11:45 a.m. and 2:30 to 5:45 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Saturday’s ceremonies are for the colleges of: 9:30 a.m. – Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences; and Natural Sciences; and 4 p.m.

SDSU Livestock Judging Camp Registration Open

The South Dakota State University Livestock Judging Camp will take place on the SDSU campus in two sessions; the first session will be held June 9-11, and the second session will be held June 13-15.  Youth ages 11-18 as of January 1, 2021, are welcome to register and attend either camp session.

Mom, daughter mark milestone / Rapid Citians complete nursing school together

“To my constant buddy, study partner and best friend, congratulations on your graduation—and happy Mother’s Day.” Rare it is when those words all fit one person, but that is the case for Gabrielle Miller. Miller, 48, and Maddison Miller, 23, both of Rapid City, will each receive Bachelor of Science degrees from the South Dakota State University’s College of Nursing Rapid City site this week.

Commencement to be held on College Green

South Dakota State University will hold its 2021 commencement ceremonies May 8-9 on the College Green, the area east of the South Dakota Art Museum and west of Morrill Hall.  In February, SDSU committed to having in-person, outdoor commencement exercises for not just spring 2021 graduates, but for spring, summer and fall 2020 graduates as well. On May 8-9, the university will fulfill that commitm

SDSU holds Arbor Day event

South Dakota State University held its annual Arbor Day event Wednesday morning. Tanner Aiken, horticulturist and project manager with SDSU Facilities and Services, and John Ball, professor, SDSU Extension forestry specialist and South Dakota Department of Agriculture forest health specialist, led the planting of seven bare-root trees along Medary Ave., in an area east of Wecota and Winona halls.

The Hildegard Project presents a collaborative performance

An exciting performance is coming to the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center May 1 and 2 after over a year of preparation. The performance, “Viriditas: Twenty-First Century Hildegard,” is a multidimensional piece featuring dance, poetry, stage craft and music.

PRT announces lineup for 2021 season

The 50th season of South Dakota State University’s Prairie Repertory Theatre takes the stage in June. New this season, all performances will be held at Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center. One new item this year is the PRT Flex Pass subscription ticket. Each pass, which saves one $12 per pass when compared to buying individual tickets, is good for one ticket to each production this season.

SDSU Celebrates Campus-Wide Ag Day

The South Dakota State University College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences Prexy Council hosted its 11th annual campus-wide Ag Day on Thursday, April 22 in the SDSU Student Union.  With the theme “Ag Proud: Sustaining the Future,” the event’s main program included a sustainability panel featuring four individuals with strong backgrounds in conservation and sustainability.

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.