The Collegian

50 years ago: Students participate in ‘Whip to White’

Trenton Abrego, Editor-In-Chief

May 16, 2019


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While a three-finger ‘W’ symbol might seem insignificant today, in 1969 at South Dakota State it was anything but. The symbol represented the “Whip to White,” where South Dakota State students attempted to complete a seemingly impossible task: drink the town of White, South Dakota dry. Almost...

South Dakota State remembers Kalin Henn

South Dakota State remembers Kalin Henn

Staff

April 30, 2019


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Updated: April 30, 2019 11:01. Kalin Henn, a sophomore enrolled in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences majoring in Precision Agriculture, passed away early Saturday morning. He passed away in Brookings Health System. He was from Elgin, Nebraska and transferred to SDSU this yea...

Together! Women’s Conference on its way to Brookings

Sponsored Content

April 26, 2019


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An exciting event is coming to Brookings on June 6 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at McCrory Gardens. Women of SDSU, staff and students should mark their calendars for the We Got This … Together Women’s Conference featuring Amy Roloff from TLC's Little People Big World, Kat Perkins from NBC's The VOICE,...

Hotshot bot scores Robotics Club $10,000 prize

Hotshot bot scores Robotics Club $10,000 prize

J. Michael Bertsch, Research Reporter

April 25, 2019


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For many electrical engineering or computer science students, Daktronics Engineering Hall is a place to call home on campus. A walkthrough of the building often reveals students sleeping in their chairs or eating a vending machine inspired dinner while working on their latest project. Recently, the...

English Department highlights Midwestern art

English Department highlights Midwestern art

Wren Murphy, Diversity and Inclusion Reporter

April 25, 2019


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Don’t overlook the Midwest—there’s a lot going on, especially with art. Take it from the South Dakota State English Department as it celebrated local Midwestern writers and artists this week by launching Oakwood, South Dakota State’s literary magazine and hosting a reading of an English professor’s...

Williams named Chief Diversity Officer

Williams named Chief Diversity Officer

University Marketing and Communications

April 24, 2019


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Kas Williams, current interim director for the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Access, has been named the chief diversity officer at South Dakota State University. Williams’ announcement comes following a national search. “Kas is a perfect fit to provide the vision and direction for...

FitDesks help Medary students stay focused

FitDesks help Medary students stay focused

Gina Goblirsch, Reporter

April 23, 2019


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Students at Medary Elementary now have 19 new stationary bikes available to them in their classrooms thanks to one teacher in particular. Lara Langelett is a 3rd grade teacher who has been doing extensive research into different ways to keep her students, namely ones suffering from an attention dis...

Ready to roll

Ready to roll

Brianna Schreurs, Editor-in-Chief

April 23, 2019


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Since September, life for the Jackrabbit Baja SAE team has been nothing short of a “mad dash,” according to Zach Tucker. For the first time in 10 years, Tucker, club president, and around 15 other mechanical engineering majors are gearing up to compete with their vehicle against 99 other schools...

Designers fight head-to-head in Design Jam

Designers fight head-to-head in Design Jam

Lauren Franken, Managing Editor

April 23, 2019


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Twelve minutes.  That’s how long students will have in each head-to-head round of this year’s Design Jam.  Two of the 16 total competitors will be given a design challenge at the beginning of the round, and once they’ve completed it a table of judges will decide who moves on to the nex...

COJO students gain real-world experience

COJO students gain real-world experience

Sammi Schrag, Reporter

April 23, 2019


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A lot can change in 25 years. Social media is shaping the way people communicate. Film for cameras is no longer needed. This couldn’t have been predicted when Frank Robertson was a college student working his way up the ladder.  But through it all, one thing that hasn’t changed is his lov...

Common Read 2019 announced

Common Read 2019 announced

University Marketing and Communications

April 23, 2019


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Rebecca Bott-Knutson, dean of South Dakota State University’s Van D. and Barbara B. Fishback Honors College, announced Tuesday that “Irresistible” is the selection for the 2019 Common Read. Adam Alter wrote “Irresistible,” which is about the addictive nature of technology and the business...

POET Commodity Trading Fund allows for hands-on trading experiences

POET Commodity Trading Fund allows for hands-on trading experiences

University Marketing and Communications

April 18, 2019


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The trading in agricultural futures and options class at South Dakota State University has a different feel this semester. Instead of students trading only via simulation or having to put up their own funds to make trades, the recently established POET Commodity Trading Fund allows the class’s 18 students...