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Garst-Santos shares passion for Cervantes’ and Spanish history at SDSU

Garst-Santos shares passion for Cervantes’ and Spanish history at SDSU

Laura Butterbrodt

December 3, 2018


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Step into Christi Garst-Santos’ office in the lower level of Wagner Hall, and it’s easy to identify two of her greatest passions.   Paintings, figurines and quotes from 17th-century Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes’ “Don Quixote” show her devotion to Cervantes’ work and Spanish history....

New dean of College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences selected

New dean of College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences selected

October 23, 2018


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UNIVERSITY MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS Lynn Sargeant, associate dean for student relations in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at California State University, Fullerton, has been named dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at South Dakota State University. She ...

Bev Warne wins Spirit of Dakota Award

Bev Warne wins Spirit of Dakota Award

October 11, 2018


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UNIVERSITY MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS Bev Warne of Rapid City is credited with transforming health care throughout her 50-plus years of service, providing a voice for diversity and support to American Indian nursing students across the globe. Those accomplishments allowed her to win the Spirit o...

Dean finalists for the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Dean finalists for the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Brianna Schreurs

September 24, 2018


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The three finalists for the dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences will be one campus in the next two weeks. Each candidate will interview and meet with university leadership, deans, researchers, faculty, students and staff. There will be open forums for each candidate to engage...

Familiar new hire chosen to lead College of Engineering

Landon Dierks

September 12, 2018


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The College of Engineering welcomed a familiar face as its newest dean after Lewis Brown retired this summer. Bruce Berdanier, the man hired after a nationwide search to replace Brown, said he is excited to lead one of South Dakota State’s largest academic colleges and hopes to keep the College o...

Crawford to lead School of Design

Crawford to lead School of Design

September 2, 2018


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UNIVERSITY MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS Pat Crawford has been named the director of the School of Design following a national search according to Jason Zimmerman, interim dean of South Dakota State University’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Crawford comes to State after serving...

LeBeau to receive honorary doctorate of public service

LeBeau to receive honorary doctorate of public service

May 3, 2018


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UNIVERSITY MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS Whether it was serving her country or other people, Marcella (Ryan) LeBeau has always answered the call. For those actions, LeBeau—known in Lakota as Wigmuke Waste' Win (Pretty Rainbow Woman)—will receive an honorary doctorate of public service at South...

Olson named director for the School of Communication and Journalism

Olson named director for the School of Communication and Journalism

April 6, 2018


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UNIVERSITY MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS BROOKINGS, S.D. - April 6, 2018 - Lyle Olson, who has been serving as the interim department head for South Dakota State University’s Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, has been named the founding director for the School of Communication a...

Olson returns to College of Nursing as interim dean

Olson returns to College of Nursing as interim dean

April 4, 2018


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UNIVERSITY MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS Dean and Professor Emerita Roberta Olson, who served as the dean of South Dakota State’s College of Nursing from 1994 to 2013, will serve as interim dean of the college starting May 1. Olson replaces Nancy Fahrenwald, who replaced Olson as dean, and wil...

Long-time CFO Tschetter retires

Long-time CFO Tschetter retires

Garrett Ammesmaki

April 4, 2018


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After 36 years as chief financial officer and holding various other titles, Wesley Tschetter is retiring from his position as vice president of finance and business at South Dakota State. He has worked under six different presidents during his tenure and oversaw roughly $175 million worth of investments...

Growing program enrollment prompts new political science hire

Growing program enrollment prompts new political science hire

Lauren Franken

March 21, 2018


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The number of political science majors at South Dakota State has increased from 67 to 100 since 2016, prompting a search for the department’s fourth tenure-track professor. The hiring process is slow, which is why the department has only replaced one of the two faculty members who left three years...

Fit for job: Ag & Bio instructors work, teach in fields of their surnames

Fit for job: Ag & Bio instructors work, teach in fields of  their surnames

Katie Berndt

January 31, 2018


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There’s nothing better than feeling like an ideal fit for a job; but for some professors in the College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences, the position suits more than just their qualifications. Throughout the college, professors can be found with names reflecting their field of study. Merriam-Webster...