Archive for April 2019

SDState ranked among top 20 best value nursing programs

Citing the quality of South Dakota State University’s College of Nursing faculty members as one of its factors, College Factual ranked the college No. 17 of 500 programs in its “Best Value for the Money” nationwide ranking. South Dakota State’s accredited program improved its ranking position 81 slots over the previous year’s ranking of No.…

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Veterinary program aims to fill shortage

BROOKINGS (AP) – South Dakota State University is creating a new veterinary program with the University of Minnesota to address a shortage of rural care in the region. South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem approved the partnership Friday, allowing the schools to begin the process of accreditation and building a curriculum, said John Killefer, SDSU’s dean…

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Prairie Repertory Theatre to open 49th season in June

BROOKINGS – Prairie Repertory Theatre is set to open its 49th summer season.  The season opens with the classic comedy, “Father of the Bride,” followed by “Beehive: The 60’s Musical,” the ultimate celebration of 1960s female empowerment; a laugh out loud comedy of heroic proportions, “Insane with Power;” and closes with the family favorite “The…

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New PAC addition will help SDSU, Brookings economy

BROOKINGS – South Dakota State University is celebrating completion of the Performing Arts Center expansion by hosting “Chicago: The Musical” and an open house this weekend for the public to see the updated and improved facility. A national touring company is presenting “Chicago: The Musical” in three performances. A gala event for donors for the…

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Biggar named director of Downtown Brookings

BROOKINGS – The Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce has named Ashley Biggar of Brookings as the new director of Downtown Brookings.  Biggar currently works at the Swiftel Center as an event manager and will begin her new role at the Chamber on April 10.  The director of Downtown Brookings will be a visionary leader who…

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Brookings has top 20 rural community hospital

BROOKINGS – For the second time in three years, the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) named Brookings Health System as a Top 20 Rural Community Hospital in the nation.  The health system will be recognized at an awards ceremony during NRHA’s Rural Hospital Innovation Summit on May 9 in Atlanta. “We are honored to again…

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Daktronics’ Reece Kurtenbach named Distinguished Engineer

BROOKINGS – Reece Kurtenbach, head of the world’s largest scoreboard and message board manufacturer and Brookings’ largest private employer, is this year’s Distinguished Engineer as chosen by the Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering at South Dakota State University. A 54-year-old Brookings native, Kurtenbach has been president and CEO of Daktronics since 2013. The 1982…

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