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A rendering of the Frank J. Kurtenbach Family Wrestling Center. It is scheduled to open fall 2022.

Campus conversion: new buildings, new updates, new green space

Mara Wheaton, Assistant News Editor (She/Her) August 23, 2022

Since the end of the 2021-2022 school year, several construction projects on South Dakota State University’s campus have gone underway. Whether it’s to update existing features in the building, construct...

Rendering of The Market in the Student Union

Sodexo takes over campus dining after nearly 26 years of Aramark

Mara Wheaton, Lifestyles Editor July 6, 2022

South Dakota State University has a new dining provider.  Sodexo took over campus as the official food provider May 27, and there are many new changes for students to look forward to.  Originally,...

Officials break ground on the First Bank & Trust Arena project, June 2, 2022.

Groundbreaking ceremony marks transition to new arena

Brina Sturm and Mara Wheaton June 2, 2022

Today at 4 p.m., a new era for Jackrabbit athletics was marked by the groundbreaking ceremony of First Bank & Trust Arena, taking the place of what is currently Frost Arena. The project was first...

Wecota Annex to be razed in $800,000 demolition

Wecota Annex to be razed in $800,000 demolition

Greta Goede, Reporter March 22, 2022

Wecota Annex on the west side of campus will be torn down and replaced by green space after the Legislature and Gov. Kristi Noem approved House Bill 1023 this spring. HB 1023 was introduced at the request...

Artist renderings of new Lincoln Hall courtesy of Koch Hazard Architects.

Project to preserve historic feel

Sam Schauer, Reporter February 8, 2022

South Dakota State University is making sure the historic look of Lincoln Hall is maintained in a renovation project aimed at modernizing the 95-year-old building. Jonathan Meendering, a design architect...

Berg Agricultural Hall prepares for renovations next fall

Berg Agricultural Hall prepares for renovations next fall

Nicole Hudson, Reporter February 2, 2021

Berg Agricultural Hall, home to the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES), will begin building renovations in the fall of 2021. The first and second floors of the building will...

Jennifer McLaughlin

SDSU strives for sustainability in construction

Jennifer McLaughlin, Columnist October 1, 2019

Talk to any SDSU alumni visiting campus and you’re bound to hear the phrase, “Campus has changed so much!” It’s true — SDSU is always growing and expanding its ability to serve students.  What’s...

Fang Xu, an instructor in the Department of Architecture.

Speaker to examine ways to improve streetscapes

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....

Second passive project awaits sale of first

Lauren Franken November 14, 2018

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...


Soccer team eyes facility upgrade

Maggie Smither November 7, 2018

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...

Housing project brings apartment, townhomes, Starbucks to campus

Housing project brings apartment, townhomes, Starbucks to campus

Hunter Dunteman November 7, 2018

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...


Union Coffee will close after 2018-19 academic year

Brianna Schreurs October 23, 2018

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...

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