The Collegian

Shakeup to come in Union dining options

Shakeup to come in Union dining options

Brianna Schreurs

October 31, 2018

Change is coming to the restaurant landscape in The Union Union. Sandwich Shack is moving out of The Union by the end of the semester, Students’ Association Sen. Amanda Husted said at the Oct. 29 SA meeting and will be replaced with a true balance station, similar to the one in Larson Commons.  “Less than 100 people go to Sandwich Shack a day,” she said. A true ...

Union Coffee will close after 2018-19 academic year

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 the building is completed in fall 2019.  Because of this new contract, Union Coffee’s contrac...

Lactation rooms provide privacy for mothers on campus

Lactation rooms provide privacy for mothers on campus

Brianna Schreurs

April 18, 2018

Since 2016, South Dakota State has been striving to meet the needs of nursing mothers by creating lactation rooms around campus. Currently there are specialized lactation spaces in the Hilton M. Briggs Library, Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium, the Architecture, Mathematics and Engineering building and, most ...

SA approves cowbell allocation, Union budget

SA approves cowbell allocation, Union budget

Spencer Thompson

March 14, 2018

Senators participated in a strategic planning session for the Office of Student Affairs and approved funding for the purchase of cowbells at Monday’s Students’ Association meeting. Doug Wermedal, associate vice president for the Office of Student Affairs, held a strategic planning session with...

Multicultural Center move hinges on BoR approval

Multicultural Center move hinges on BoR approval

Garrett Ammesmaki

January 17, 2018

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...

New Year’s Eve flood in Student Union causes thousands in damage, displaces staff

New Year’s Eve flood in Student Union causes thousands in damage, displaces staff

Emily De Waard

January 13, 2018

The Student Union sustained thousands in damages after a frozen pipe burst and flooded the administration offices in the 150 suite behind Information Exchange over Winter Break. The cost of damage is still being assessed. Ballpark figures have suggested between $35,000 and $50,000, but could be more, said Keith Skogstad, associate director of The Uni...

High cost estimates stall in student union renovations

High cost estimates stall in student union renovations

Emily De Waard

October 2, 2017

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...