The Collegian

American Indian Student Center breaks ground

American Indian Student Center breaks ground

Wren Murphy

October 17, 2018

The Oct. 9 groundbreaking for the new American Indian Student Center signaled the next chapter of growth for Native Americans at South Dakota State University. Construction will begin in spring 2019 on Rotunda Green. The anticipated open date will be in the fall of 2020. Gene Thin Elk, a tribal...

$4 million donation to create new Native American center

$4 million donation to create new Native American center

Ian Lack

October 18, 2017

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...