The Collegian

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...

Diversity Academy returns for second year

Diversity Academy returns for second year

Wren Murphy, Diversity and Inclusion Reporter

January 21, 2019


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The Diversity Academy aims to raise awareness of issues affecting South Dakota State students, faculty and staff in its second year of the program. Students, faculty, staff and members of the community attend sessions to receive a Certificate of Cultural Competency. Going to five or more sessions...

Speakers talk on value soil health on Jan. 22-23

Speakers talk on value soil health on Jan. 22-23

Marissa Carff, Sponsored Content Manager

January 16, 2019


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This story was sponsored by the South Dakota Soil Health Coalition. The South Dakota Soil Health Coalition (SDSHC) will be holding its 2019 Soil Health Conference Jan. 22 and Jan. 23, free to all current SDSU students looking to learn about improving soil health. Keith Berns is the featured spe...

New year brings new wave of Wellness Center attendance

New year brings new wave of Wellness Center attendance

Elizabeth Stromquist, Reporter

January 15, 2019


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The new year, and any resolutions that accompany it has an impact on the Wellness Center’s attendance, sales of fitness passes and investments in personal trainers. “What I’ve seen over this first week back is that we haven’t really had lows,” said Justin Colf, the fitness coordinator at the ...

Leave of absence

Leave of absence

Lauren Franken, Managing Editor

January 15, 2019


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A survey conducted by the American College Health Association found that in the spring of 2018, 42.9 percent of students surveyed felt so depressed that it was difficult to function at some point in the 12 months prior. The same survey found that 56.8 percent of students rated their overall stress leve...

SA reads first draft of GAF, passes 2+2 program resolution

SA reads first draft of GAF, passes 2+2 program resolution

Allie Cummings, Students' Association Reporter

January 15, 2019


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Through many months of work, the General Activity Fee (GAF) first draft was read and debated at the Jan. 14 Students’ Association meeting. It was a long and tense debate that consumed most of the meeting. Issues such as student organization funding, expanding Wellness Center hours and services, a ...

The $8.32 GAF increase explained

The $8.32 GAF increase explained

Lauren Franken, Managing Editor

January 15, 2019


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At the Jan. 14 Students’ Association meeting, the General Activity Fee (GAF) steering committee revealed a first draft of the three-year strategic plan for years 2020-23. They also proposed a two-year plan, but ultimately decided in favor of the three-year plan. GAF is a mandatory per-credit-hour...

Office of Multicultural Affairs ready for new semester

Office of Multicultural Affairs ready for new semester

Wren Murphy, Diversity and Inclusion Reporter

January 14, 2019


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The Multicultural Center kicked off the semester by inviting new students to a reception to meet people, have fun and learn about the SDSU’s diverse student population. Members and officers of the Black Student Alliance and Latin American Student Association were there to greet the new student...

Security operations center launched on campus

Security operations center launched on campus

University Marketing and Communications

January 11, 2019


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Facing more than 20 million cyberattacks each day, South Dakota State University’s Division of Technology and Security and other South Dakota Board of Regents institutions are under constant stress. That cyberattack total does not include spam or phishing emails, which exceeded 1.4 million in the first...

Fishback family offers $3.5 million challenge to support Honors College

Fishback family offers $3.5 million challenge to support Honors College

University Marketing and Communications

January 11, 2019


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Van and Barbara Fishback, longtime benefactors of South Dakota State University and namesakes of the university’s Honors College, made public Monday a $3.5 million challenge match. It is the single-largest challenge match ever issued at SDSU. When achieved, the Van D. and Barbara B. Fishback Honors...

27th Annual Lamb Bonanza to feature lamb pelts

27th Annual Lamb Bonanza to feature lamb pelts

College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences

January 11, 2019


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The 27th Annual Lamb Bonanza will be held Saturday, Jan. 12 in Frost Arena on the campus of South Dakota State University. “The event showcases the South Dakota lamb and wool industry in conjunction with an afternoon of SDSU basketball,” explained Jeff Held, Professor and SDSU Extension Sheep Spec...