The Collegian

Gratitude made easy through Thank-A-Professor

Brianna Schreurs

February 28, 2018


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By taking a few minutes, students can show their appreciation and gratitude for faculty and staff through the Thank-A-Professor program at South Dakota State. Kevin Sackreiter, director of the Center for Enhanced Teaching and Learning (CETL), explained the program is another way to say thank you...

Dumplings, family, tradition: celebrating Chinese New Year

Emma Anderson

February 14, 2018


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Even though the Chinese New Year and U.S. New Year land on different days, there are many similarities in how both cultures celebrate flipping the calendar. The Chinese New Year begins Feb. 16, which is the first day of a new lunar calendar year. From food to superstitions, the celebration is...

‘Dauminating’ on, off court: basketball star talks legacy

‘Dauminating’ on, off court: basketball star talks legacy

Andrew Holtan

February 14, 2018


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Junior forward Mike Daum is a well-known figure at South Dakota State. He will likely go down as the best player in SDSU history and is one of the top college basketball players in the country. I sat down with Daum and discussed what life was like before he became a star at SDSU, how he’s dealt...

Return to school delayed for student who suffered farm injury

Return to school delayed for student who suffered farm injury

Garrett Ammesmaki

February 7, 2018


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Francesca “Frannie” Feekes was greasing the bearings of a fertilizer tender, when it rumbled to life in May last year, at the Archer Coop Grain Co. in Archer, Iowa. After finishing one side, she was waiting for her coworker to bring a ladder to continue her work. “I was raised on a farm...

Emails continue to threaten cybersecurity

Emails continue to threaten cybersecurity

Brianna Schreurs

January 31, 2018


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It only takes one click. Sophomore agricultural education major Cloey Anderson learned this last year. Her Jacks Email was hacked, filling her inbox with a torrent of more than a thousand emails. “I tried to delete them, but every time I tried three more came in the place of the one I just deleted,”...

‘This Is Norman:’ documentary on daily life, travel of ‘extraordinary man’

‘This Is Norman:’ documentary on daily life, travel of  ‘extraordinary man’

McKenna Mathiesen

January 31, 2018


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“If you could go anywhere, where would you go?” This is the question South Dakota State graduate student Kathleen Poliski asked her friend Norman. Without hesitation, the 66-year-old Philadelphia native told her Rome, a place he’s wanted to go since he was 12 years old. Norman was born...

Enrollment, job placement soars in state’s only aviation program

Sydney Wood

January 31, 2018


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Humankind has always been captivated with flight. You can find that same enthusiasm in the students studying aviation at South Dakota State University. SDSU is home to the only accredited aviation program in the state. Cody Christensen, the assistant professor and program coordinator, said it has...

SDSU titleholders continue to dominate Miss South Dakota pageant each year

SDSU titleholders continue to dominate Miss South Dakota pageant each year

Emma Anderson

January 31, 2018


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Your next Miss South Dakota has a good chance of being your former Miss SDSU. In fact, more Miss SDSUs have become Miss South Dakota than any other titleholders in the state. The Miss SDSU pageant is important to present titleholders, former pageant winners, community members and students because...

Jenkins has potential to become next SDSU basketball star, NBA draft pick

Jenkins has potential to become next SDSU basketball star, NBA draft pick

Andrew Holtan

January 17, 2018


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One of the pleasant surprises for the South Dakota State men’s basketball team has been freshman guard David Jenkins Jr. In his first season, Jenkins is averaging 15.3 points per game, which is second on the team. He is shooting 45 percent from three and is tied with junior forward Mike Daum for...

Meet Walker Hayes, the opening act for Thomas Rhett

Meet Walker Hayes, the opening act for Thomas Rhett

Laura Butterbrodt

November 29, 2017


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Grammy-nominated country-pop artist Thomas Rhett’s Home Team tour will be in Brookings Friday after rescheduling from Oct. 26. Old Dominion and Walker Hayes will be performing with Rhett at the Swiftel Center. Although Rhett’s fans may be familiar with Old Dominion songs such as “No Such Thing as a Broken Hear...

Daum shines on offense, still has work to do on other end

Daum shines on offense, still has work to do on other end

Andrew Holtan

November 18, 2017


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One thing was evident in South Dakota State’s 98-64 loss against No. 4 Kansas Friday night. Mike Daum needs to work on his defense if he wants to be a top draft pick. Daum did his thing offensively with 21 points on 7-17 shooting from the field and 3-8 from three. But, at many times, he looked like ...

Master’s in human biology paves different path to medical school

Master’s in human biology paves different path to medical school

Emily De Waard

November 15, 2017


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Students interested in the daunting task of attending medical school now have another path to help them get there. The Department of Biology and Microbiology offers a one-year, 32-credit master’s program in human biology. The program emphasizes professional development, preparation for medical school ...