The Collegian

Ag & Bio dean selected, Honors finalists announced

Ag & Bio dean selected, Honors finalists announced

Emily De Waard

December 13, 2017


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The College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences found its dean this week in John Killefer, professor and department head of animal and rangeland sciences at Oregon State University. Killefer has served in his current role since 2012. During that time, he successfully merged the departments of anim...

SA discusses formation of a College of Science

SA discusses formation of a College of Science

Sydney Sleep

November 29, 2017


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Monday night’s Students’ Association meeting featured a presentation about the formation of a College of Science from Provost Dennis Hedge and Dean Jill Thorngren from the College of Education and Human Sciences. The College of Education and Human Sciences has been in the midst of a strategic p...

If walls could talk: exploring history of the Agricultural Heritage Museum

If walls could talk: exploring history of the Agricultural Heritage Museum

Makenzie Huber

November 29, 2017


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Artifacts fill meat lockers originally used to store carcasses prepared for sale. Cubicles line the floor of what used to be the meat lab. Exhibits stand on floors once covered with sawdust to show animals. The purpose of the stock judging pavilion has changed within the past 50 years, but pieces of th...

Association fosters awareness, dialogue for Islamic culture at SDSU

Association fosters awareness, dialogue for Islamic culture at SDSU

Ian Lack

November 29, 2017


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A student organization with diverse religious beliefs meets once a month in Rotunda B to discuss the Islamic religion. According to Hara Mubashir, club president and junior biology and political science major, their mission is to “enhance education in regards to Islam.” “I think that it provides new perspectives...

Safe Ride program shortens running hours

Safe Ride program shortens running hours

Hannah Smith

November 29, 2017


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Safe Ride has kept college students, guests and community members safe from the dangers of drunk driving or walking home alone since 2006. But this year it is under construction, much like the rest of Brookings. Last year, one bus ran Wednesdays and two buses ran Friday and Saturday nights, but the...

Greek Man and Woman of the Month: November

Greek Man and Woman of the Month: November

November 29, 2017


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Greek Life would like to recognize Evan VanDenEinde as Greek Man of the Month for November. VanDenEinde, a nursing major from Willmar, Minnesota, is a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon and has served as vice president of recruitment, intramural chair and part of the recruitment committee. He said Greek L...

‘Diversity academy’ to give in-depth look at inequality

‘Diversity academy’ to give in-depth look at inequality

Garrett Ammesmaki

November 29, 2017


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South Dakota State will have its first ever “diversity academy”this spring, a workshop with 16 courses focused on systemic racism and inequality, the tools to understand it and ultimately combat it. “This first go-around in the spring will really be a pilot for a full-scale launch in the fall...

PAC expansion unites performing arts under one roof

PAC expansion unites performing arts under one roof

Nicole Hamilton

November 29, 2017


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The musical tone of the Performing Arts Center is evolving to something bigger and better. The PAC is right on schedule in its construction and the newly-formed Performing Arts School is preparing for all the changes an improved PAC will bring. “For the first time in the history of the university, we [theatre,...

If walls could talk: exploring history of the Agricultural Heritage Museum

Makenzie Huber

November 29, 2017


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Artifacts fill meat lockers originally used to store carcasses prepared for sale. Cubicles line the floor of what used to be the meat lab. Exhibits stand on floors once covered with sawdust to show animals. The purpose of the stock judging pavilion has changed within the past 50 years, but pieces of the...

SA discusses Diversity Academy and other inclusion programs

SA discusses Diversity Academy and other inclusion programs

Sydney Sleep

November 15, 2017


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At Monday night’s Students’ Association meeting, Nathan Ziegler, director of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access, presented during open forum about the work his office is doing to meet the needs of all people on campus. “As an institution, it is our duty to train students how to engage with ot...

‘We don’t feel like a priority:’ SDSU violates 50-year-old contract for ROTC requirements

‘We don’t feel  like a priority:’ SDSU violates 50-year-old  contract for ROTC requirements

Makenzie Huber

November 15, 2017


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Wires were hung up first. Then holes were drilled in the floor, permanently changing the DePuy Military Hall gym last November. It wasn’t until December that the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) was notified about plans to move the Department of Economics onto its training floor. These...

Master’s in human biology paves different path to medical school

Master’s in human biology paves different path to medical school

Emily De Waard

November 15, 2017


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Students interested in the daunting task of attending medical school now have another path to help them get there. The Department of Biology and Microbiology offers a one-year, 32-credit master’s program in human biology. The program emphasizes professional development, preparation for medical school ...