Archive for April 2019

Workforce Education Grant going to Deubrook

PIERRE – Eight South Dakota Workforce Education Grants, totaling more than $1,091,000, have been awarded to seven South Dakota public school districts and one private non-profit organization.  In the Brookings area, $16,625 is going to the Deubrook Area School District. The money will be used for expansion of the agriculture, food and natural resources program…

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Williams named SDSU chief diversity officer

BROOKINGS – Kas Williams, current interim director for the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Access, has been named the chief diversity officer at South Dakota State University. Williams’ announcement comes following a national search. She will officially begin her new role May 21. “Kas is a perfect fit to provide the vision and direction…

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Dakota Prairie earns national counseling honor

PIERRE – The American School Counselor Association has announced Dakota Prairie Elementary in Brookings as a Recognized ASCA Model Program.  The school will be honored at a recognition ceremony at ASCA’s annual conference in Boston in July. “I commend Dakota Prairie Elementary for earning this designation,” said Interim Secretary of Education Ben Jones. “It shows…

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Little workshop of horrors (and more) in Brookings

Fear Asylum success transitions into Station 5 Productions making props, attractions for others BROOKINGS – The Brookings workshop at Station 5 Productions is unlike any other you might encounter.  A tall, gray-skinned ghoul with a bladed hand stands vigil at the entrance, and further in awaits a grimy autopsy table complete with a figure, chest…

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BEDC seeks community input for retail study

Brookings County residents and workers asked to complete survey by May 6 Today’s rapidly evolving retail environment presents significant challenges to communities like Brookings who have historically struggled to recruit national retailers. By taking a look at historical, current and projected trends, local economic development professionals are hoping to identify solutions to best position Brookings…

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Welcome Social for Brookings Newcomers

BROOKINGS – The Brookings newcomer program, Beyond Connections, will host a Welcome Social for new residents and community members from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at The Pheasant Restaurant & Lounge. The goal of the event is for new residents to network with others in the community.  “Whether you moved here three months ago or…

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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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