The Collegian

Right to work worthiness earns Senate debate, endorsement

Right to work worthiness earns Senate debate, endorsement

January 31, 2018


Filed under News

Dana Hess Community News Service PIERRE — A Senate resolution endorsing the right to work provision of the South Dakota Constitution and the Labor Management Relations Act that prohibits forced union membership led to a debate about the worth of resolutions and meaning of the right to work. Reso...

Daugaard weighs in on challenges successor will face

Daugaard weighs in on challenges successor will face

January 31, 2018


Filed under News

Dana Hess Community News Service PIERRE — The next governor of South Dakota will face challenges brought on by a proliferation of laws, a poorly focused educational system and river pollution. Gov. Dennis Daugaard, in the last year of his last term, shared his ideas about the challenges his s...

Fit for job: Ag & Bio instructors work, teach in fields of their surnames

Fit for job: Ag & Bio instructors work, teach in fields of  their surnames

Katie Berndt

January 31, 2018


Filed under News

There’s nothing better than feeling like an ideal fit for a job; but for some professors in the College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences, the position suits more than just their qualifications. Throughout the college, professors can be found with names reflecting their field of study. Merriam-Webster...

Transparency sought in state government lawsuits

Transparency sought in state government lawsuits

January 31, 2018


Filed under News

Dana Hess Community News Service PIERRE — During the current legislative session, lawmakers will need to decide how much transparency state government should tolerate when it comes to reporting the outcome of court cases. SB84 calls for the outcome of cases involving the state to forego confid...

Marathon meeting: Senate’s debates run late into night

Marathon meeting: Senate’s debates run late into night

Emily De Waard

January 31, 2018


Filed under News

After four hours almost entirely consumed by debate over one resolution, Students’ Association adjourned their meeting around 11 p.m. Resolution 17-12-R, added to the agenda by Vice President Ally Helms at the start of the meeting, took up much of the night. It opposes House Bill 1073. Supporters...

Bott-Knutson named dean of Fishback Honors College

Bott-Knutson named dean  of Fishback Honors College

Garrett Ammesmaki

January 31, 2018


Filed under News

Following a nation-wide search, Rebecca Bott-Knutson has been named dean of the Van D. and Barbara B. Fishback Honors College. “This is a very exciting opportunity for me, both personally and professionally,” Bott-Knutson said in a press release. “It is rewarding to work with students and faculty...

Sanford donates $2.5 million in scholarships to SDSU students

Sanford donates $2.5 million in scholarships to SDSU students

Garrett Ammesmaki

January 31, 2018


Filed under News

South Dakota State will receive $2.5 million in scholarships from the Horatio Alger Association Endowment, following a $30 million donation from philanthropist T. Denny Sanford. Starting in the 2019 academic year, SDSU will receive $250,000 a year for the next 10 years in scholarships for Horatio...

Raising awareness key to ending suicide, opioid addiction epidemic

Raising awareness key to ending suicide, opioid addiction epidemic

January 31, 2018


Filed under News

Dana Hess Community News Service PIERRE — During presentations about suicide and opioid addiction, a legislative committee learned about the importance of public awareness. Earlier this month, the House Health and Human Services Committee heard from representatives of the departments of Health and So...

SDSU titleholders continue to dominate Miss South Dakota pageant each year

SDSU titleholders continue to dominate Miss South Dakota pageant each year

Emma Anderson

January 31, 2018


Filed under News

Your next Miss South Dakota has a good chance of being your former Miss SDSU. In fact, more Miss SDSUs have become Miss South Dakota than any other titleholders in the state. The Miss SDSU pageant is important to present titleholders, former pageant winners, community members and students because...

South Dakota Women’s March calls for equality, political action

South Dakota Women’s March calls for equality, political action

Garrett Ammesmaki

January 24, 2018


Filed under News

Thousands of men, women and children swarmed downtown Sioux Falls Saturday for the South Dakota Women’s March. Cries of “the people united will never be divided” and “black lives matter” rang out across Dakota Avenue as the procession made its way from Carnegie Town Hall to Minnehaha Courthouse. ...

Changing faces of South Dakota State

Changing faces of  South Dakota State

Emily De Waard

January 24, 2018


Filed under News

College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences Current position: Professor and Department Head of Animal Rangeland Sciences at Oregon State University Degree: Bachelor’s in biological sciences from Hastings College in Nebraska. Ph.D. in animal science, emphasis in growth and development from Oregon State. ...

SDSU home to nation’s first precision ag degree, new facility

Alison Durheim

January 24, 2018


Filed under News

South Dakota State University is investing resources in a new $55 million building that will be home to the nation’s first four-year degree program in precision agriculture. The degree is growing rapidly. In 2016 there were only eight students in the major now there are now 57 students majoring...