Students’ Association in brief: Nov. 16


J. Michael Bertsch, Managing Editor (He/Him)

What happened at the Nov. 16 Students’ Association meeting? Library

During the summer, the Hilton M. Briggs Library started a pilot program to give students free, unlimited access to electronic textbooks for classes.  

Currently, the library has purchased 70 electronic textbooks for student use. 

“Now we’re working proactively with faculty to help them as they’re choosing textbooks,” Chief University Librarian Kristi Tornquist said. “We’re trying to get them on your behalf, and then they can put those directly into the syllabi for you.” 

The library has also installed highly requested software on some computers for student use, including AutoCAD, SolidWorks and Adobe Creative Suite.

New senator 

The Senate approved and swore in Anna Shane as a Senator At-Large. 

Kappa Sigma 

The Senate approved the bylaws of the South Dakota State University chapter of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Kappa Sigma is the largest social fraternity in the world with over 17,000 students and 305 chapters. 

AIGA funds 

The Senate approved a reoccurring allocation of $350 to the American Institute of Graphic Arts student group.