The Collegian

Honoring Bonnie Leucke, ‘heart and soul’ of SDSU Air Force ROTC

Honoring Bonnie Leucke, ‘heart and soul’ of SDSU Air Force ROTC

Brianna Schreurs

April 25, 2018


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About 200 ROTC and community members gathered under one roof to celebrate the retirement of the “heart and soul” of the South Dakota State Air Force ROTC detachment. AFROTC secretary Bonnie Leucke is retiring after 31 years of what cadet Cole Jorgensen describes as “selfless service.” “Ove...

SDSU hosts first Talent Open Mic

SDSU hosts first Talent Open Mic

Lauren Franken

April 25, 2018


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SDSU students and Brookings community members are invited to performs at Talent Open Mic April 26 in the Student Union. The African Student Association is teaming up with Our Growth Project to host the event, which both groups hope will give young people an opportunity to showcase their talent on a p...

Five Minutes with Lowell Haag

Five Minutes with Lowell Haag

Brianna Schreurs

April 25, 2018


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Lowell Haag, is the coordinator of the Yeager Media Center at South Dakota State University. The “Five minutes with” series focuses on an SDSU faculty, student or member of the Brookings community. Q: What do you do for your job? A: As I work for an enterprise service center, the role changes on a dail...

Patel named State’s first AFA NIET All-American

Patel named State’s first AFA NIET All-American

April 21, 2018


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UNIVERSITY MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS BROOKINGS, S.D. - April 20, 2018 - Viraj Patel has come a long way from his first forensics tournament as a timid college freshman. However, some of those same emotions came to the surface after his most recent honor, being named an American Forensic Assoc...

Diekhoff wins 2018 First Dakota National Bank New Venture Competition

Diekhoff wins 2018 First Dakota National Bank New Venture Competition

April 20, 2018


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UNIVERSITY MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS South Dakota State University sophomore Laurel Diekhoff came away with the top honors at the 2018 First Dakota National Bank New Venture Competition, announced Thursday afternoon at the Brookings Innovation Center at the Research Park at South Dakota State Uni...

Undisputed national champs: SDSU bike builders race to another victory

Undisputed national champs:  SDSU bike builders race to another victory

April 19, 2018


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UNIVERSITY MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS BROOKINGS, S.D. — April 18, 2018 — Competing in the shadow of Penn State’s Beaver Stadium, a group of SDSU mechanical engineering students won top honors among 44 entries April 15. South Dakota State University’s Human Powered Vehicle team edged the...

GOBankingRates lists SDSU as best college in South Dakota

GOBankingRates lists SDSU as best college in South Dakota

April 19, 2018


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UNIVERSITY MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS South Dakota State University was listed as the best college in South Dakota that costs less than $20,000 a year, according to a report from GOBankingRates. After reviewing U.S. News’ 2018 Best Colleges for National Universities list to determine the hi...

From truck to table, campus reduces food waste

From truck to table, campus reduces food waste

Lauren Franken

April 18, 2018


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Jacks Dining has implemented programs like LeanPath and Green Thread to track and reduce food waste on campus. Dining Services teamed up with Aramark, a customer service food business, to monitor incoming food and outgoing waste to get a better idea of what they’re overproducing, and what they ma...

Sustainability at State: Recycling, bikes prioritized on campus

Sustainability at State: Recycling, bikes prioritized on campus

Emily De Waard

April 18, 2018


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SDSU’s campus is becoming more sustainable all the time and several strides have been made in this academic year alone to focus on sustainability. Campus Sustainability Specialist Jennifer McLaughlin has set many goals to improve SDSU’s sustainability and has seen marked improvement across sever...

Lactation rooms provide privacy for mothers on campus

Lactation rooms provide privacy for mothers on campus

Brianna Schreurs

April 18, 2018


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Since 2016, South Dakota State has been striving to meet the needs of nursing mothers by creating lactation rooms around campus. Currently there are specialized lactation spaces in the Hilton M. Briggs Library, Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium, the Architecture, Mathematics and Engineering building and, most ...

New Senate body brainstorms upcoming GAF Strategic Plan

New Senate body brainstorms upcoming GAF Strategic Plan

Emily De Waard

April 18, 2018


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Students’ Association will soon wrap up for the year. In their second to last meeting, they began work on the GAF Strategic Plan and introduced SDSU’s new legal aid. Senators, Ex-Officios and public members gathered for about 20 minutes during the meeting at four stations to brainstorm goals for t...

Precision agriculture improves, modernizes farming industry

Precision agriculture improves,  modernizes farming industry

Brianna Schreurs

April 18, 2018


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Agriculture is becoming increasingly more high-tech. Farmers are not only improving production, but are also bettering the environment. Through data, farmers apply the right amount of inputs of fertilizer, seed and water to achieve high production yields. Environmentally, this is a win, said Bill Gibbons, interim associa...