The Collegian

‘Demise of the monarch’ amidst plummeting pheasant populations

‘Demise of the monarch’ amidst plummeting pheasant populations

Garrett Ammesmaki

April 18, 2018


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Be it ice storms in May or clear and sunny skies in December, South Dakota residents aren’t strangers to extreme weather; neither is South Dakota wildlife. “Looking at the weather right now, we’re off to a record cold April,” said Travis Runia, senior upland game biologist for Game Fish and Par...

SDSU makes strides to promote e-waste recycling

SDSU makes strides to promote e-waste recycling

Emma Anderson

April 18, 2018


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Have you ever had an old TV, cell phone or computer you needed to throw out? This type of trash is known as e-waste. E-waste, short for electronic waste, is basically any trash that has an electronic component, sustainability specialist Jennifer McLaughlin said. This kind of waste is a part of everyb...

Regents’ Executive Director Announces Plans

Regents’ Executive Director Announces Plans

April 14, 2018


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SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF REGENTS NEWS RELEASE PIERRE, S.D. – Michael G. Rush, executive director and CEO of the South Dakota Board of Regents since 2015, announced today his resignation effective May 29, 2018. “I have appreciated my affiliation with South Dakota and its excellent system of public uni...

Mort named dean of College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions

Mort named dean of College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions

April 11, 2018


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UNIVERSITY MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS Jane Mort, who served as interim dean of the College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions the past two years, has been named dean of the college following a national search. “As we conducted the search process, it was clear that we already had an e...

State A Thon raises over $165K for Children’s Miracle Network

State A Thon raises over $165K for Children’s Miracle Network

Brianna Schreurs

April 11, 2018


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At 10 p.m. Saturday, a colorful, glittery crowd of 600 students filled the Volstorff Ballroom anxiously awaiting State A Thon's big reveal of its 2018 fundraising. The 12-hour dance marathon went over its $165,000 goal, raising $165,829.49 for the Sanford Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in S...

SDSU, Brookings achieves award-winning safety

SDSU, Brookings achieves award-winning safety

Ian Lack

April 11, 2018


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South Dakota State University was recognized as the 22nd safest campus in a list of 100 U.S. universities for 2018. It was the only South Dakota school to be named in the list from the National Council for Home Safety and Security. According to the Annual Campus Security Report, last year there were 3...

Alumni open new brewery in downtown Brookings

Alumni open new brewery in downtown Brookings

Marissa Carff

April 11, 2018


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A new brewery has come to town for Brookings beer fans. Eponymous Brewing Company is now open at 126 S. Main Ave. Eponymous opened last month on Main Street. The brewery is the brainchild of SDSU alumni Kyle McElhany and Sean Weber. Their shared love of craft beers began with homebrewing. With McElh...

Oakwood magazine publishes student, professional writing, art

Oakwood magazine publishes student, professional writing, art

Lauren Franken

April 11, 2018


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Oakwood is gearing up to publish its latest edition of the annual literary magazine, which features work by both SDSU students, artists and writers from the Great Plains region. Students in all fields of study can submit work – whether it be art, short story or poetry – to the organization dedicat...

SDSU hosts National History Day competition

SDSU hosts National  History Day competition

Hunter Dunteman

April 11, 2018


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Students from across South Dakota will be heading to SDSU’s campus to showcase history research projects months in the making. On Wednesday the Student Union is hosting the National History Day in South Dakota contest for the ninth straight year. Jess Burke, state coordinator for NHD in South Dakota,...

‘Jackrabbit Alert’ app to replace Everbridge

‘Jackrabbit Alert’ app to replace Everbridge

Hunter Dunteman

April 11, 2018


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The spread of information is crucial in this modern age, even more so when lives could be on the line. For instances when seconds do count, South Dakota State University is developing a new emergency alert app. “Jackrabbit Alert,” is designed to better inform students of a variety of threats to...

Five Minutes with Jesse Davis

Five Minutes with Jesse Davis

Jacqueline Wolles

April 11, 2018


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The “Five minutes with” series focuses on an SDSU faculty, student or member of the Brookings community. The interviewer spends five minutes speaking with a person to learn their specialty or something they are passionate about. Q: How did you get started in the restaurant business? A: My first e...

Creative coding: potential found in untapped market

Creative coding: potential  found in untapped market

Garrett Ammesmaki

April 11, 2018


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If the 20th century was defined by mathematics, the 21st century will be defined by computer code. In 2015, seven million job openings across the country were in occupations that value computer coding, according to the job market analytics firm Burning Glass. In fact, programming jobs are growing 50 percent faster than the job market overall. In South Dakota, ...