Archive for October 2018

Local Foods Education Center Donates Over 5,000 Pumpkins

By: SDSU Marketing and Communication  The Local Foods Education Center has grown and donated over 5,100 pumpkins to the community, South Dakota State University and McCrory Gardens this fall. The pumpkins made into a festive display at McCrory Gardens. Among these, around 2,300 were given to the community, serving as decorations in several public locations,…

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City of Brookings searches for CFO

By: Eric Sandbulte, The Brookings Register BROOKINGS – Brookings City Manager Paul Briseno is looking for a chief financial officer to lead the city’s Finance Department. The CFO job will replace the finance director position, last held by Shawna Costello, whose last day was Oct. 19. According to Briseno, whenever any position opens up, he…

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5 things to know about the ADRDL

By: Katie Berndt, For the Register  BROOKINGS – If you’ve driven by the northwest side of South Dakota State University’s campus lately, you might have noticed construction equipment, orange cones and “Road Closed” signs spanning North Campus Drive. But one thing you may not have seen is nestled behind the Animal Science Complex and veterinary…

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Welcome Social to be held Nov. 8

Brookings, S.D. October 29, 2018 – The Brookings newcomer program, Beyond Connections, will host a Welcome Social for new residents and community members on Thursday, Nov. 8 from 4 – 6 p.m. at Wooden Legs Brewing Company. The goal of the event is for new residents to network with others in the community. “Whether you…

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GracePoint celebrates Phase II addition

By: GracePoint Wesleyan Church, The Brookings Register  BROOKINGS – This year, in conjunction with GracePoint Wesleyan Church’s Trunk or Treat, a special celebration event will commemorate the completion of GracePoint’s Phase II building addition in 2018, revealing new resources available to the community.  Featuring a Chamber ceremony and fellowship meal, the celebration event will take…

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Sweets and safety at Trunk or Treat

By: Eric Sandbulte, The Brookings Register BROOKINGS – Halloween is known for spooks and sweets, but volunteers from GracePoint Wesleyan Church and the community have for years worked to make Halloween a safer time for children with their Trunk or Treat event. It’s something of a local tradition now, going on since about 2013 by…

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Avera, SDSU partner for Wokini scholarship

By: SDSU and staff reports, The Brookings Register  BROOKINGS – Avera Health and South Dakota State University are partnering on a scholarship program for undergraduate American Indian students at SDSU.  The Avera Wokini Scholarship is part of a broader Wokini Initiative at the university that offers programming and support to enrolled members of the nine…

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Power play

By: SDSU Marketing & Communications SDSU researcher to develop new battery materials BROOKINGS – Making cell phone batteries store more energy and last longer will require the development of new battery materials. That’s just what South Dakota State University researcher Yue Zhou hopes to do. Zhou, an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering…

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Mickelson addition bid approved for $7.5 million

By: Eric Sandbulte, The Brookings Register  BROOKINGS – Gray Construction Company was awarded by the Brookings School Board on Monday night the second bid package for the construction of a southern addition to Mickelson Middle School. Its winning bid of $7,455,100 includes seven of nine alternates, which also came within the school district’s budget. Gray’s…

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Swiftel Center garners national award

By: Staff Reports, The Brookings Register  BROOKINGS – The Swiftel Center received the 2018 Prime Site Award presented by Facilities & Event Management magazine. “We are incredibly honored to receive this award. Our focus at the Swiftel Center continues to be to host top-notch events and execute these events with Midwest hospitality at its best,”…

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