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Oct. 7 Students’ Association meeting in brief

Oct. 7 Students’ Association meeting in brief

Andrew Rasmussen, News Editor

October 8, 2019

On Monday, Students’ Association senators gathered for their weekly meeting. Here is what you need to know:  Proposed changes to McCrory Gardens SDSU Vice President for Finance and Administration Robert Kohrman and the Director of Business and Auxiliary Operations at SDSU Derek Peterson pres...

Student receives minor injuries in motorcycle accident on campus

Student receives minor injuries in motorcycle accident on campus

J. Michael Bertsch, News and Lifestyles Editor

October 3, 2019

A motorcycle accident occurred at 2:57 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3 outside of Hilton M. Briggs Library.  The incident involved SDSU student Spencer Maeschem, who sustained minor injuries to the arm and torso.  According to Maeschem, “the tire kicked out” while he attempted to shift to a lower gear. This can ...

A Hobo Day love story

A Hobo Day love story

Sammi Schrag, Agriculture Reporter

October 1, 2019

Before their wedding at First Lutheran Church, commonly known as Touchdown Jesus, two kids and 33 happy years of marriage, Doug and Donna Wermedal were just two students on the Hobo Day Committee falling in love. “Back then when you were first on committee, they kidnapped you and all the new committee...

South Carolina Representative sought to cut funding for Hobo Day

South Carolina Representative sought to cut funding for Hobo Day

Kaitlin Schieur, Reporter

October 1, 2019

South Carolina Representative Ralph Norman (R-SC) proposed House Resolution 6338: “No Federal funds may be used by the National Endowment for the Arts to award a grant for South Dakota State University’s ‘Historic Hobo Day.’” H.R. 6338 is one of many bills Norman has proposed as a part of...

SDSU ‘Bum Band’ marches on for Hobo Day

SDSU ‘Bum Band’ marches on for Hobo Day

Adam Foss, Reporter

October 1, 2019

Many people may be familiar with the SDSU Bum Band, but the history of the group is not as well known.   The Bum Band actually formed at the inception of Hobo Day. The traditional homecoming celebration was preceded by the Nightshirt Parade, in which a parade of students and faculty members dressed i...

Grand Pooba Klein embraces challenges of Hobo Day

Grand Pooba Klein embraces challenges of Hobo Day

Gina Goblirsch, Copy Editor

October 1, 2019

So much time, effort and planning goes into the event-filled week leading up to Hobo Day. This year, Jeanette Klein, a fifth-year agricultural leadership student, is taking charge as Grand Pooba, the leader of the Hobo Day Committee. As Grand Pooba, Klein helps build the committee’s budget at the...

September 30 Students’ Association recap

September 30 Students’ Association recap

J. Michael Bertsch, News and Lifestyles Editor

October 1, 2019

During the Sept. 30 meeting of the Students’ Association, senators gathered in Hobo Day gear to discuss the Dakota’s Promise scholarship, club funding requests and opinions on future increases to the General Activity Fee (GAF). During this meeting, an amended version of Resolution 19-02-R, titled...

Hobo Day Committee cancels Bumfire

Hobo Day Committee cancels Bumfire

Trenton Abrego, Editor-in-Chief

October 1, 2019

For the second year in as many years, the Bumfire will not be held as once planned.  This year, the Hobo Day Committee announced that the Bumfire will not be taking place due to inclement weather. Last year, the event was also canceled, but was brought into the Volstorff Ballroom. This year, ther...

Q&A with “Stolen Education” director

Wren Murphy, Diversity Beat Reporter

September 28, 2019

Enrique Alemán Jr., director of the film “Stolen Education,” hosted a question and answer session to inform students about his film and the history of Hispanic people in the U.S. education system. Alemán, professor and chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the ...

9/23 SA meeting in brief

9/23 SA meeting in brief

Andrew Rasmussen, News Editor

September 28, 2019

The Students’ Association Senate met at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23 in the Lewis and Clark Room of the Student Union. Here is what you need to know:   DevState Development Studio  The constitution for DevState Development Studio was approved. This new club will focus on software development ai...

Board of Regents Releases Fall Enrollment for 2019

PRESS RELEASE, South Dakota Board of Regents

September 27, 2019

PIERRE, S.D. – Fall enrollment at South Dakota’s six public universities is down 3 percent in full-time equivalent students, the South Dakota Board of Regents reported today. The number of full-time equivalent (FTE) students for the Fall 2019 term—based on total credit hours generated by all stud...

Barry Dunn inks message following SDSU enrollment release

Barry Dunn inks message following SDSU enrollment release

Barry Dunn, SDSU President

September 27, 2019

Collegian note: South Dakota State President Barry Dunn released the following statement after the South Dakota Board of Regents officially released enrollment numbers.  Campus Community, Earlier this morning the South Dakota Board of Regents released its fall 2019 numbers, followed by the university’s own new...