The Collegian

Greek Man, Woman of the Month: February

Greek Man, Woman of the Month: February

March 14, 2018


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Greek Life would like to recognize Max Ausdemore as Greek Man of the Month for February. Ausdemore is a mathematics major from Mankato, Minnesota, and is the vice president of Pi Kappa Alpha. He was nominated for his exceptional work organizing socials with other organizations on campus this...

‘The Big Event’ strengthens volunteer bonds

‘The Big Event’ strengthens volunteer bonds

Jacqueline Wolles

March 14, 2018


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In an effort to bridge the gap between South Dakota State students and the Brookings community, the Student Sustainability Council is hosting The Big Event, a community-wide volunteer day. “The community does a lot for SDSU, but sometimes it is tough for students to get off campus and really expand...

Students create unique cheese flavors

Students create unique cheese flavors

Sharon Tritz

March 14, 2018


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Becki Cochran was looking to be different when she developed her idea for a new cheese flavor at the South Dakota State University Davis Dairy Plant. Mission accomplished. Cochran, a senior dairy manufacturing student and dairy plant employee, mixed Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey with mild cheddar...

SDSU student arrested for threatening to ‘shoot up the school’

SDSU student arrested for threatening to ‘shoot up the school’

March 5, 2018


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A South Dakota State University student was arrested Feb. 28 on six counts of simple assault and a terrorist threat charge after telling fellow students he would "shoot up the school." Alexander Benjamin Peterson, 19, is being held on a $25,000 cash-only bond, according to an SDSU Police Department...

First Dakota National Bank donates $500,000 to precision agriculture project

First Dakota National Bank donates $500,000 to precision agriculture project

March 1, 2018


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First Dakota National Bank has pledged a $500,000 donation to support the construction of a precision agriculture facility at South Dakota State University. The donation will help support students who are pursuing the first four-year precision agriculture degree offered by a land-grant university in...

Do pets actually help students reduce stress?

Do pets actually help students reduce stress?

Emma Anderson

February 28, 2018


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Most of us have probably seen students around campus walking their dogs or have heard the neighbor’s cat meowing in the middle of the night. In fact, some of you might be considering getting a pet of your own while living on campus. There are many benefits of having pets on campus, but if the decision...

27th annual Wacipi to celebrate Native American culture, unity

27th annual Wacipi to celebrate Native American culture, unity

Ian Lack

February 28, 2018


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The 27th annual South Dakota State University Wacipi will unite Native American people from across the state and around the campus community for celebration and thanksgiving. Hosted by the American Indian Student Association, the event will be held March 24 in the Volstorff Ballroom of The Student...

Retail giants pass over too-small Brookings

Palak Barmaiya

February 28, 2018


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Despite being Niche.com’s No. 1 town to live in South Dakota, Brookings residents and students have repeatedly voiced a want for more retail stores. “It’s hard sometimes because sometimes you just want to go to Target,” said Rebekka Paskweitz, sophomore agricultural education major. Krist...

Researchers make strides in end-of-life care communications

Researchers make strides in end-of-life care communications

Garrett Ammesmaki

February 28, 2018


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The United States is seen by some to have a medical culture devoted to cures, but how comfortable are medical professionals when curing a sickness is no longer an option? This is the question asked by South Dakota State researchers in the development of Comfort with Communication in Palliative and...

Jacks Forensics finds passion through competitive speech

Jacks Forensics finds passion through competitive speech

Jacqueline Wolles

February 28, 2018


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The Jackrabbit Forensics team competes all across the Midwest. No, this is not a CSI criminal forensics team; it’s South Dakota State’s competitive speech and debate team. Lauren Buisker, junior communications studies and political science major, said there are three main categories students compete...

Gratitude made easy through Thank-A-Professor

Brianna Schreurs

February 28, 2018


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By taking a few minutes, students can show their appreciation and gratitude for faculty and staff through the Thank-A-Professor program at South Dakota State. Kevin Sackreiter, director of the Center for Enhanced Teaching and Learning (CETL), explained the program is another way to say thank you...

Five Minutes with Anna DeGraff

Five Minutes with Anna DeGraff

Kyrin Wahlmeier

February 28, 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: What’s something you wish you’d known earlier? A: I wish I had known that w...