The Collegian

Feminists wanted: Program coordinator recruits for minor

Feminists wanted: Program coordinator recruits for minor

Kaitlyn Frank, News Editor

January 29, 2019


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There are currently only five students pursuing a minor in women’s and gender studies at South Dakota State University. Becky Kuehl, a professor of communications studies, hopes to grow the number of students in the program during her time as program coordinator. Kuehl has been a part of the Women’s...

Martin Luther King Jr. Week Celebrations Sparks Discussion

Martin Luther King Jr. Week Celebrations Sparks Discussion

Wren Murphy, Diversity Reporter

January 29, 2019


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A speaker for Martin Luther King Jr. Week posed the question: would King have supported the Black Lives Matter movement. According to Chike Akua, an author and a professor of educational leadership at Clark Atlanta University, King would have. Akua gave a presentation called “Martin Luther ...

SDSU recruits American Indian students

SDSU recruits American Indian students

Elizabeth Stromquist, Reporter

January 29, 2019


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South Dakota State University is developing an atmosphere that allows its American Indian student population to flourish. Due to the hiring of the recruitment coordinator, the Wokini scholarships, the new center being built and the campus-wide initiative being put into place, South Dakota State has bee...

SA makes strides in record-long meeting

SA makes strides in record-long meeting

Alli Cummings, Students' Association Reporter

January 29, 2019


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Despite the almost four-hour debate on the General Activity Fee (GAF) Strategic Plan, Students' Associations passed two club constitutions, approved two special allocations and one resolution, resulting in a six-hour meeting on Jan. 28. Vice President of Finance and Administration Robert Kohrman...

Inclement weather delays paper delivery

Inclement weather delays paper delivery

Admin

January 29, 2019


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Due to weather conditions and campus closure on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, The Collegian paper delivery will be delayed until Thursday, Jan. 31. Next week The Collegian will return to its normal Wednesday delivery. We apologize for the inconvenience. ...

CAFES students find their flavor at hot chocolate social

CAFES students find their flavor at hot chocolate social

Abby Hopp, Agricultural Reporter

January 25, 2019


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Pierson lobby was filled with hot chocolate and many clubs and organizations as College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences students try to find which clubs interest them. The CAFES Prexy Council hosted a Hot Chocolate Social hosted Wednesday. “The hot chocolate social is a unique...

New high-performance computing cluster thrills researcher

New high-performance computing cluster thrills researcher

University Marketing and Communications

January 24, 2019


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When Xijin Ge learned South Dakota State University was not only going to add a high-performance computing cluster and a 100-gigabyte internet connection, he was excited. “I was like a kid in a candy store, just so excited about the speed in which I was going to be able to download and analyze genomic...

Noem budget has increases for education, state salaries

Noem budget has increases for education, state salaries

Dana Hess, Community News Service

January 24, 2019


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While she praised the fiscal conservatism of former Gov. Dennis Daugaard, Gov. Kristi Noem’s budget differs from the one that he offered in December.  Before a joint session of the Legislature on Wednesday, Noem outlined a plan that would provide 2.5 percent increases for education, Medicaid providers ...

South Dakota State University Pork Classic happening Saturday

South Dakota State University Pork Classic happening Saturday

College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences

January 24, 2019


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The South Dakota State University Pork Classic will be held Saturday, January 26, 2019, in Frost Arena on the SDSU campus. “This event highlights the importance of the swine industry and it’s young people to South Dakota,” explained Bob Thaler, Professor and SDSU Extension Swine Specialist. The...

Steering committee amends proposed GAF plan

Steering committee amends proposed GAF plan

Brianna Schreurs, Editor-in-Chief

January 23, 2019


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The General Activity Fee (GAF) rough draft underwent two amendments during the steering committee's final meeting on Jan. 22. The main change had to do with an amendment Vice President Spencer Harwood proposed concerning money allocated to athletics. He amended the plan so Frost Arena renovati...

GAF for athletics: $1.2 million deficit explained

GAF for athletics: $1.2 million deficit explained

Lauren Franken, Managing Editor

January 23, 2019


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In 2009 South Dakota State was a newly transitioned Division I school with an athletic department operating on a $10.5 million budget. Ten years later, that budget has more than doubled to $22 million and is growing. The large budget increase is, in part, where the $1.2 million athletic departmen...

Week for remembrance for Martin Luther King Jr.

Week for remembrance for Martin Luther King Jr.

Wren Murphy, Diversity and Inclusion Reporter

January 21, 2019


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Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations are happening all week with a speaker, a roundtable, community service and a film to help educate students about King’s philosophy and the university’s diversity. The Black Student Alliance, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Weekend Stuff and the Global...