The Collegian

First Dakota National Bank donates $500,000 to precision agriculture project

First Dakota National Bank donates $500,000 to precision agriculture project

March 1, 2018


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First Dakota National Bank has pledged a $500,000 donation to support the construction of a precision agriculture facility at South Dakota State University. The donation will help support students who are pursuing the first four-year precision agriculture degree offered by a land-grant university in...

SA adds ex-officio, hears Wellness Center update

SA adds ex-officio, hears Wellness Center update

Spencer Thompson

February 28, 2018


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This week’s Students’ Association meeting featured the addition of a new ex-officio position and an open forum update on the Wellness Center expansion. SA approved a letter of interest from the Student Sustainability Council to become an ex-officio, giving them an official position in SA meetings...

New SDSU housing to break ground this summer

New SDSU housing to break ground this summer

Emily De Waard

February 7, 2018


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South Dakota State is set to break ground this summer on a new housing complex. The $20 million southeast housing project is set to open Fall 2019. Bonds for $18 million are already issued, and the rest will come from residential life, dining services, The Union and Wellness Center revenue. Although...

SDSU home to nation’s first precision ag degree, new facility

Alison Durheim

January 24, 2018


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South Dakota State University is investing resources in a new $55 million building that will be home to the nation’s first four-year degree program in precision agriculture. The degree is growing rapidly. In 2016 there were only eight students in the major now there are now 57 students majoring...

Multicultural Center move hinges on BoR approval

Multicultural Center move hinges on BoR approval

Garrett Ammesmaki

January 17, 2018


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South Dakota State will continue with plans to renovate The Student Union. The initial focus will be on the $1.3 million move of the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Moving the OMA from its current space in the lower level to the second floor is phase one of a possible three phase renovation to The...

Construction begins on new practice facility

Construction begins on new practice facility

Andrew Holtan

November 29, 2017


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A construction crew put up fences around the parking lot south of Frost Arena Nov. 13. It’s the first step in the construction of a $12.8 million project to build two practice gyms for the South Dakota State basketball and volleyball teams. The final plans were approved by the South Dakota Board of ...

PAC expansion unites performing arts under one roof

PAC expansion unites performing arts under one roof

Nicole Hamilton

November 29, 2017


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The musical tone of the Performing Arts Center is evolving to something bigger and better. The PAC is right on schedule in its construction and the newly-formed Performing Arts School is preparing for all the changes an improved PAC will bring. “For the first time in the history of the university, we [theatre,...

‘We don’t feel like a priority:’ SDSU violates 50-year-old contract for ROTC requirements

‘We don’t feel  like a priority:’ SDSU violates 50-year-old  contract for ROTC requirements

Makenzie Huber

November 15, 2017


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Wires were hung up first. Then holes were drilled in the floor, permanently changing the DePuy Military Hall gym last November. It wasn’t until December that the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) was notified about plans to move the Department of Economics onto its training floor. These...

$4 million donation to create new Native American center

$4 million donation to create new Native American center

Ian Lack

October 18, 2017


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South Dakota State University President Barry Dunn announced a $4.1 million plan to support the Wokini Initiative, a program focused on increasing and supporting Native American enrollment at the university in a ceremony Oct. 5. Two anonymous donors contributed $4 million for the creation of a new Americ...

Woodbine here to stay

Woodbine here to stay

Brianna Schreurs

October 11, 2017


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Located on the northwest corner of Medary Avenue and Harvey Dunn Street is the Woodbine Cottage. It has housed 15 university presidents since 1903. But with the completion of the new President’s Home, what will become of Woodbine Cottage? Jamison Lamp, university events coordinator, said the final dec...

President Dunn moves into ‘cozy’ new home

President Dunn moves into ‘cozy’ new home

Megan Teppo

October 11, 2017


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A $3.5 million mansion will help South Dakota State University tell the university’s story to dignitaries, alumni and potential donors on a far grander stage than the century-old house it replaced. Officially called the President’s Home, President Barry Dunn and First Lady Jane moved into the ...

High cost estimates stall in student union renovations

High cost estimates stall in student union renovations

Emily De Waard

October 2, 2017


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The results are in from the Student Union space study but they don’t promise a full renovation — yet. In fall 2016, Students’ Association presented a proposal to the South Dakota Board of Regents for an expansion of The Union. SDBOR declined the proposal, citing stagnant enrollment numbers at S...