The Collegian

What’s new at SDSU?: Summer ‘19 recap

What’s new at SDSU?: Summer ‘19 recap

Landon Dierks, Sports Editor

August 27, 2019

As seems to happen every summer, areas of campus look a little — or in some cases a lot — different than they did when students left in May. Here’s a quick look at some of the big changes that happened while classes weren’t in session. Construction projects A renovation to the Einstein Bros. ...

Students’ Association aims to prioritize issues surrounding transportation, wellness and tailgating

Students’ Association aims to prioritize issues surrounding transportation, wellness and tailgating

Andrew Rasmussen, News/Opinion Editor

August 27, 2019

Students’ Association leaders spent this summer working on the implementation of various programs and initiatives funded by an increase to the general activity fee (GAF) as part of the strategic plan, Imagine 2023. This year’s students have seen an increase of $4.35 per credit hour to their tuition ...

South Dakota State adds new business school this fall

Gina Goblirsch, Copy Editor

August 27, 2019

South Dakota State University is adding the Ness School of Management and Economics to its list of colleges and departments. This new school offers economics, business economics, entrepreneurship, agriculture business, agriculture economics and other related majors.  After advocating for almost...

Changes brew at SDSU: New ways to caffeinate on campus

Changes brew at SDSU: New ways to caffeinate on campus

Sammi Schrag, Agriculture Reporter

August 27, 2019

Over the summer, campus coffee shops have relocated and made multiple renovations. Starbucks and Einstein Bros. Bagels expanded their facilities in hopes of creating more foot traffic and a better student experience.  Relocated to the Southeast University Neighborhood, the new, full-service Starbu...

Blaze breaks out at SDSU Research Farm

Blaze breaks out at SDSU Research Farm

Trenton Abrego, Editor-In-Chief

August 27, 2019

On Sunday, August 25, a fire was reported at the South Dakota State Research Farm.  According to a Brookings County Sheriff's press release, the Brookings Fire Department, Brookings Ambulance, University Police Department and the Brookings Sheriff’s Office responded to the call.  “It was...

Freshmen move-in to residence halls

Freshmen move-in to residence halls

Andrew Rasmussen and J. Michael Bertsch

August 23, 2019

With just days before their first class, incoming freshmen began moving in Friday with a warm welcome from university leaders, athletes and volunteers.  Friday between 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., incoming freshmen were greeted into their first college dorms. New Jackrabbits were greeted by a swarm of blue-s...

GrubHub replaces Tapingo

GrubHub replaces Tapingo

Trenton Abrego, Editor-In-Chief

August 16, 2019

Students will be ditching the Tapingo app this fall semester. The change comes from GrubHub's purchase of the application. According to an email sent by Doug Wermedal, associate vice president for Student Affairs, the functionality of the application won't change. "Users will still be able to preorder...

Monson gives testimony at June Board of Regents meeting

Monson gives testimony at June Board of Regents meeting

July 26, 2019

The South Dakota Board of Regents of Higher Education (SDBOR) met on the South Dakota State University campus Wednesday, June 26, and Thursday, June 27, 2019. The meeting included a public conversation about intellectual diversity, a topic that has been under discussion by the SDBOR and the South Da...

Stauff named Vice President for International Affairs

Stauff named Vice President for International Affairs

SDSU Office of Public Affairs

July 26, 2019

South Dakota State University Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dennis Hedge has named Jon Stauff the university’s assistant vice president for international affairs following a national search. He will start at SDSU Aug. 22, pending approval by the South Dakota Board of Regents. “We...

Karla Trautman Named SDSU Extension Director

Karla Trautman Named SDSU Extension Director

Press Release, SDSU Office of Academic Affairs

July 22, 2019

Karla Trautman has been named the director of SDSU Extension at South Dakota State University. She has served as the interim director of SDSU Extension since 2016. “I am very excited about Karla accepting the permanent role as director of SDSU Extension following her very successful service as the...

South Dakota Art Museum director to retire after 20 years

South Dakota Art Museum director to retire after 20 years

Press Release, South Dakota State University Marketing and Communications

June 28, 2019

After 20 years serving as director of the South Dakota Art Museum, Lynn Verschoor will retire at the close of 2019. Her passion for art and love of people shines through the museum and her influence is sure to be felt long after she empties her office for the final time. “I hope I have created...

South Dakota State ranked No. 7 in Clinical Nurse Leader programs

South Dakota State ranked No. 7 in Clinical Nurse Leader programs

Press Release, South Dakota State University Marketing and Communications

June 26, 2019

The South Dakota State University College of Nursing was ranked No. 7 in RegisteredNursing.org’s list of 2019 Best Clinical Nurse Leader Programs. The ranking of CNL programs is a first for the firm. “Clinical nurse leaders are crucial health-care team members, overseeing processes to improve patient outcomes. For advanced registered nurses, the CNL role is something to aspire to if you feel the call to impact quality of care through assessment, management and leadership,” said Sally Worthington, outreach coordinator for RegisteredNursing.org. “Enrolling in the ...