The Collegian

India Night to share authentic Indian culture and cusine

India Night to share authentic Indian culture and cusine

Marissa Carff, Sponsored Content Manager

February 20, 2019

This story was sponsored by the Indian Student Association. Explore the culture of India without getting on an airplane. India Night hosted by the Indian Student Association gives attendees a glimpse into the beautiful culture and variety of India through a variety of performances and authentic Indi...

Speaker shares story of struggle and stereotypes

Speaker shares story of struggle and stereotypes

Wren Murphy, Diversity and Inclusion Reporter

February 19, 2019

Michael Taylor, the deputy states attorney for Brookings County, hasn't been to a Denny's since 1992. Taylor explained why in his presentation on struggles and stereotypes he faces as an African American lawyer and gave tips to aspiring law students on Feb. 19. Taylor has been practicing as an...

Former Miss Rodeo South Dakota Credits 4-H

Former Miss Rodeo South Dakota Credits 4-H

Lura Roti, SDSU Extension

February 19, 2019

Riding around the arena displaying sponsor flags and presenting awards - what fans see of a rodeo queen’s job may look effortless. But, behind the scenes, rodeo queens put a lot of hard work, horsemanship and public relations into the role, explains Kay Marrs, who recently handed off the title Miss...

College of Nursing to offer psychiatric mental health postgraduate certificate

College of Nursing to offer psychiatric mental health postgraduate certificate

University Marketing and Communications

February 19, 2019

With only 37 certified and licensed psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners practicing in South Dakota, South Dakota State University’s College of Nursing was recently approved to offer a postgraduate certificate program to address that shortage. The 18-credit, part-time online program is...

English professor receives Whirling Award for poetry book

English professor receives Whirling Award for poetry book

University Marketing and Communications

February 19, 2019

South Dakota State University English Professor Christine Stewart received the 2018 Whirling Prize in Poetry from Etchings Press for her book, “Bluewords Greening.” The theme for 2018 was disabilities. In her book, Stewart, who writes as Stewart-Nunez, describes her experiences as a woman coping...

Speaker to examine ways to improve streetscapes

Speaker to examine ways to improve streetscapes

University Marketing and Communications

February 19, 2019

Getting there is half the fun. That might be an oversimplification of a project undertaken by third-year architectural students at South Dakota State University, but it catches the project’s concept. The students in the building arts capstone class studied ways to make pedestrian travel in downtown...

Student survey shows high satisfaction among fall graduates

Student survey shows high satisfaction among fall graduates

University Marketing and Communications

February 19, 2019

Ninety-six percent of South Dakota State University’s December 2018 candidates for graduation stated they achieved their educational goals in an exit survey conducted by the university’s Office of Institutional Research and Assessment. The survey also revealed that 96 percent said they received...

LGBTQ allies gather for night of ‘love and togetherness’

LGBTQ allies gather for night of ‘love and togetherness’

Wren Murphy, Diversity and Inclusion Reporter

February 14, 2019

This Valentine’s Day, members of the LGBTQ faculty group celebrated, as Kas Williams puts it, “love and togetherness” by talking about issues facing LGBTQ students, faculty and staff. Williams, the interim director of the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Access joined members of 10...

Dancing Spider Film Festival looks for student submissions

Dancing Spider Film Festival looks for student submissions

Marissa Carff, Sponsored Content Manager

February 13, 2019

This story was sponsored by the Fourth Annual Dancing Spider Film Festival. Get your creative juices flowing, storytellers. Filmmakers and storytellers have the chance to show their skills on the big screen under the stars at the Fourth Annual Dancing Spider Film Festival in the historic Verne Dri...

Food Law course new to CAFES

Food Law course new to CAFES

Abby Hopp, Reporter

February 13, 2019

A new course is now being offered by the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences as a result of student requests. Food Law, AGEC 366, is a new face-to-face class taught by Ryan McKnight, an instructor of Law, Management and Real Estate at SDSU. “[SDSU student] Clay Newton was interest...

Chess Club members learn strategy, compete

Chess Club members learn strategy, compete

Stephanie Nelson, Reporter

February 12, 2019

When stepping into the Pasque Room in the Student Union on any given Thursday night, one might think there’s just a handful of people playing board games. But at a closer look, there’s a lot more going on. Pairs of students peer over a board covered with 64 black and white squares. Their faces ...

Dropping charges: Alcohol diversion program minimizes consequences

Dropping charges: Alcohol diversion program minimizes consequences

Andrew Rasmussen, Reporter

February 12, 2019

In 2017, Brookings County recorded 348 underage consumption convictions, according to Dan Nelson, the State’s Attorney for Brookings County. In an effort to minimize this number, Brookings County is implementing an alcohol diversion program. Nelson has been working with Lutheran Social Services on...