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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 bachelor's degree in theatre earns accreditation

South Dakota State University officials announced the university’s bachelor’s degree program (B.A./B.S) in theatre has been accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre. The degree program is in SDSU’s School of Performing Arts, which is in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. NAST is an organization of schools, conservatories, colleges and universities with appro

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.

SDSU Moves to Face Coverings Optional Policy May 10

South Dakota State University, as part of its effort for a more normal 2021 fall semester, announced today face coverings will now be optional on campus beginning Monday.

Family Resource Network helps James, Krein earn national certification

Sharon James and Cheyenne Krein recently completed the National Council for Professional Recognition’s child development associate credentialing program. James, from Brookings, and Krein, from Castlewood, are among the more than 800,000 early childhood educators who have advanced their careers by learning how to foster each child’s emotional, physical, intellectual and social development.

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

Barnes named dean of the College of Education and Human Sciences

South Dakota State University Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dennis Hedge announced today Paul Barnes has been chosen the dean of SDSU’s College of Education and Human Sciences. The announcement comes after a national search. Barnes currently is a professor and associate dean in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

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.

McCrory Gardens and State Arboretum earn accreditation

South Dakota State University’s McCrory Gardens and the South Dakota State Arboretum have been awarded a Level 1 Accreditation by The ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program and The Morton Arboretum for achieving particular standards of professional practices deemed important for arboreta and botanic gardens.

Graduate student receives national athletic training scholarship

For the second time in three years, a South Dakota State University student will receive the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society John Norwig Scholarship.