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Bott-Knutson named dean of Fishback Honors College

Bott-Knutson named dean  of Fishback Honors College

Garrett Ammesmaki

January 31, 2018

Following a nation-wide search, Rebecca Bott-Knutson has been named dean of the Van D. and Barbara B. Fishback Honors College. “This is a very exciting opportunity for me, both personally and professionally,” Bott-Knutson said in a press release. “It is rewarding to work with students and faculty...

Changing faces of South Dakota State

Changing faces of  South Dakota State

Emily De Waard

January 24, 2018

College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences Current position: Professor and Department Head of Animal Rangeland Sciences at Oregon State University Degree: Bachelor’s in biological sciences from Hastings College in Nebraska. Ph.D. in animal science, emphasis in growth and development from Oregon State. ...

Splitting colleges of science: ‘Imagine 2023’ calls for realignment of departments

Splitting colleges of science: ‘Imagine 2023’ calls for realignment of departments

Alison Durheim

January 17, 2018

South Dakota State University is realigning its programs to form two new colleges: the College of Natural Sciences and the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Introduced Jan. 11 in SDSU’s strategic five-year plan, Imagine 2023, the two new colleges will be a collection of programs taken...

Ag & Bio dean selected, Honors finalists announced

Ag & Bio dean selected, Honors finalists announced

Emily De Waard

December 13, 2017

The College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences found its dean this week in John Killefer, professor and department head of animal and rangeland sciences at Oregon State University. Killefer has served in his current role since 2012. During that time, he successfully merged the departments of anim...

Initiative to assist education transition

Initiative to assist education transition

Laura Butterbrodt

November 1, 2017

The Opening Doors Initiative, partnering South Dakota State and Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown, is meant to ease the process of continuing college after technical school. SDSU President Barry Dunn said, since SDSU requires general education teachers to have a master’s degree or higher, classe...

Sociology department students, faculty raise money for Brookings-area poverty programs

Sociology department students, faculty raise money for Brookings-area poverty programs

Makenzie Huber

October 11, 2017

Students and faculty in the Department of Sociology and Rural Studies are tackling homelessness and poverty in Brookings. Hobo Day is their catalyst to achieve that. Julie Yingling, an assistant professor in the department, helped start the Hobos Help Out campaign to raise money for programs in the Bro...