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Nail the Runway Fashion Show put students’ innovation put to test

Nail the Runway Fashion Show put students’ innovation put to test

Danielle Sons, Lifestyles Reporter

March 23, 2019


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For another a second year, Brookings Area Habitat for Humanity’s Nail the Runway fashion show challenges SDSU students and community members to use construction materials to design and model an innovative outfit. “I wanted to do this show because I thought it would help me make my skills more...

Monson and Berscheit win 2019 SA election

Monson and Berscheit win 2019 SA election

Brianna Schreurs, Editor-in-Chief

March 20, 2019


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President Allyson Monson claimed her second term as she and Sen. Corey Berscheit won the 2019 Students’ Association election. Monson and Berscheit won over Sen. Carter Hunter and Sen. Amanda Husted by 438 votes, or 32 percent of the vote. There were 1,358 unique voters in this election. This is around 14 percent of the student population. Compared to past elections in t...

Kurtenbach named Distinguished Engineer

Kurtenbach named Distinguished Engineer

University Marketing and Communications

March 20, 2019


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Reece Kurtenbach, head of the world’s largest scoreboard and message board manufacturer and Brookings’ largest private employer, is this year’s Distinguished Engineer as chosen by the Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering at South Dakota State University. A 54-year-old Brookings native, Kurtenbach...

GAF totals for transportation and wellness services flip flop and change

GAF totals for transportation and wellness services flip flop and change

Alli Cummings, SA Reporter

March 20, 2019


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Weeks after finalizing the General Activity Fee (GAF), the topic was once again a hot topic at the March 18 Students’ Association meeting. The plan was submitted to the Board of Regents and has returned with a few changes. The original GAF strategic plan recommended funding Frost Arena renovation...

AG-venture for students who study abroad

AG-venture for students who study abroad

Stephanie Nelson, Reporter

March 20, 2019


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As Julie Walker hands out and discusses the packing list for the New Zealand excursion the students will go on in a couple of months, the excitement and anticipation in the room grows.  Not only will students be hopping on a plane and flying 8,025 miles across the globe, but they will be off on ...

Q&A with Sen. John Thune on SD agriculture

Q&A with Sen. John Thune on SD agriculture

Andrew Rasmussen, Reporter

March 20, 2019


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Sen. John Thune visited South Dakota State University to discuss current issues and topics concerning the country. Sen. Thune shared a few thoughts with The Collegian about the future of agriculture for South Dakota and SDSU.  Q: Where do you see SDSU in terms of its standing in agriculture natio...

Summit on Diversity and Inclusion connects students to tools to have conversations

Summit on Diversity and Inclusion connects students to tools to have conversations

Wren Murphy, Diversity and Inclusion Reporter

March 17, 2019


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New perspectives were shared among student leaders at the seventh annual Student Summit on Diversity and Inclusion on March 16 the Volstorff Ballroom and later the Student Union Market. The summit moved when the power went out on campus. Florencio Aranda III, the program adviser for Latino students...

Daktronics hosts career night to connect with students

Daktronics hosts career night to connect with students

Daktronics

March 13, 2019


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This post is sponsored by Daktronics.  Each spring Daktronics plans a special event to show local college students what Daktronics has to offer. “We call it "Student Career Night," said Leah Brink, corporate recruiter for Daktronics and student/intern program manager. “Its intention is to sh...

Origin of immortal cells brought to light through campus viewing

Origin of immortal cells brought to light through campus viewing

Wren Murphy, Diversity and Inclusion Reporter

March 13, 2019


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A young African American woman named Henrietta Lacks went to a hospital in August 1951 and died a few months later. Now, her immortal cells are used in laboratories all around the world, including one here at South Dakota State. The Black Student Alliance, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Femin...

Hunter and Husted strive toward transparency, outreach, progress

Hunter and Husted strive toward transparency, outreach, progress

Lauren Franken, Managing Editor

March 13, 2019


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Carter Hunter and Amanda Husted have both been at-large senators for one year, but they don’t feel their lack of time in Students’ Association will hinder their ability to serve as its president and vice president.  The pair is running on a platform based on three major pillars: transparency...

Monson and Berscheit aim to empower, advance, execute

Monson and Berscheit aim to empower, advance, execute

Andrew Rasmussen, Reporter

March 13, 2019


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Last year Ally Monson ran for Students’ Association President with Spencer Harwood in an uncontested election. This year, Monson is the incumbent SA President running for re-election with current SA Senator representing the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences, Corey Berscheit.  ...

Two constitutions approved, new registration site

Two constitutions approved, new registration site

March 12, 2019


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The Big Event and Young Americans for Liberty are South Dakota State University’s newest clubs, as both of their constitutions were approved at last night’s Students’ Association meeting. The Big Event takes place every spring and is hosted by the Student Sustainability Council. The new club...