The Collegian

Speaker to examine ways to improve streetscapes

Speaker to examine ways to improve streetscapes

University Marketing and Communications

February 19, 2019


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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...

Second passive project awaits sale of first

Second passive project awaits sale of first

Lauren Franken

November 14, 2018


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Not long after the Oct. 15 ribbon cutting for Brookings’ first passive house, graduate students in the Department of Architecture are already drafting plans for a second energy-efficient, single-family home that will sit just north of the first. The first house, which sits at 902 3rd Ave., is built ...

Soccer team eyes facility upgrade

Soccer team eyes facility upgrade

Maggie Smither

November 7, 2018


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A new stadium will be coming to campus, if the funding and approval get completed. It could take up to a year, but South Dakota State women’s soccer team will be getting a new stadium. After nearly 18 seasons for the program, there are finally plans to build a soccer facility on campus. According to...

Housing project brings apartment, townhomes, Starbucks to campus

Housing project brings apartment, townhomes, Starbucks to campus

Hunter Dunteman

November 7, 2018


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Construction of a new housing complex is bringing major changes to the corner of Eighth Street and Jackrabbit Avenue. The Southeast University Neighborhood will provide on-campus housing options to upperclassmen. The project has been seven years in the making and encompasses six new structures: a...

Union Coffee will close after 2018-19 academic year

Union Coffee will close after 2018-19 academic year

Brianna Schreurs

October 23, 2018


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The rumors are true, Union Coffee won’t be in the Student Union next academic year. The new townhomes being built along the south side of Eighth Street will have a full-service Starbucks inside when the building is completed in fall 2019.  Because of this new contract, Union Coffee’s contrac...

American Indian Student Center breaks ground

American Indian Student Center breaks ground

Wren Murphy

October 17, 2018


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The Oct. 9 groundbreaking for the new American Indian Student Center signaled the next chapter of growth for Native Americans at South Dakota State University. Construction will begin in spring 2019 on Rotunda Green. The anticipated open date will be in the fall of 2020. Gene Thin Elk, a tribal...

Hobos stay fit, Wellness Center opens its expansion Friday

Hobos stay fit, Wellness Center opens its expansion Friday

Brianna Schreurs

October 10, 2018


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Since April 28, 2017, the almost 18-month project has been fueled by the idea of giving South Dakota State a holistic wellness experience, says Shari Landmark, Wellness Center director for recreation and fitness. “It’s called the Wellness Center because we focus on all the dimensions of wellness...

Raven Precision Agriculture Center breaks ground Saturday

Raven Precision Agriculture Center breaks ground Saturday

Taylor Moline

October 3, 2018


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South Dakota State is the first university in the nation to offer a four-year degree in precision agriculture. This Saturday, the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering is breaking ground on its new $47.6 million Raven Precision Agriculture Center. The groundbreaking will take place ...

Abandoned, decayed, Harding Hall sees new life

Abandoned, decayed, Harding Hall sees new life

Aden Homard

October 2, 2018


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After years of surviving brutal South Dakota winters without the sweet warmth of occupancy, Harding Hall’s renovation has finally been completed. From housing students to lying vacant and most previously housing economics department, Harding Hall has seen a lot since its construction in 1954. Hardin...

Seventh Street closing Sept. 19-21 for townhome work

Seventh Street closing Sept. 19-21 for townhome work

Brianna Schreurs

September 17, 2018


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The section of seventh Street between Jackrabbit Avenue and 14th Avenue will be closed beginning Wednesday, Sept. 19. and ending Friday, Sept. 21. This closure is due to the Southeast University Neighborhood Redevelopment project. Brookings Municipal Utilities facilitating excavation and utility connectio...

Dairy Queen closes for construction

Dairy Queen closes for construction

Brianna Schreurs

September 1, 2018


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Dairy Queen is getting a makeover. The Dairy Queen on 22nd Ave. is closing beginning Tuesday as it undergoes construction for a new building at the same location until sometime in December. The building will be demolished Thursday. The store may open sometime before Christmas, Dairy Queen District...

While you were gone: Five substantial changes at SDSU

While you were gone: Five substantial changes at SDSU

Landon Dierks

August 22, 2018


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SDSU is not the same as it was when students left in May. Campus is constantly evolving, and it can be hard to keep up with the changes. Here are five transformations you may have noticed since returning to campus: Campus construction update Construction continued on the additions to Frost Arena...