Archive for May 2019

Analysis shows SDState ranked among nation’s best for exceeding graduation rates

South Dakota State University was listed as one of the top-performing institutions in terms of exceeding expected six-year graduation rates, according to analysis of 368 colleges and universities done by The New York Times and the Urban Institute’s Center on Education Data and Policy. An article on the topic, The College Dropout Crisis, appeared in May…

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Brookings students leave their mark at BHS

Students paint murals in Brookings High School classroom BROOKINGS – Two former Brookings students have left their mark on a Brookings High School classroom. Audrey Harms and Tessie Braga-Henebry each painted a mural in the classroom of BHS English teacher Richard Ganci over the course of the past year. Harms graduated with the BHS Class…

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Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center provides ultimate theater experience

Theater students can put on a first-class/world-class production thanks to the recent addition to the Performing Arts Center. After the addition was completed, it was renamed to the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center. Students now perform in the new, state-of-the-art proscenium theater, which seats about 850 people. Emerging from the ceiling is a large chandelier…

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Dental program helps 50 area kids

The Delta Dental Mobile Program recently served 50 children in Brookings, and $38,385 in care was performed.   The dental van provided preventative and restorative dental care to children ages 0-21 years who did not have access to dental care. It will be back in Brookings again in August “We are so thankful for the partnership…

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SDSU pharmacy grads exceed national residency match average

BROOKINGS – Exceeding national averages is nothing new for the South Dakota State University College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions.  Shortly after leading the nation with the highest first-time pass rate on the NAPLEX for 2016-18 graduates, the college’s residency match rate for pharmacy graduates was 82.2 percent, bettering the national match rate of…

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Miss South Dakota competition to make Brookings premiere

Sixteen young women from across the state will compete in Brookings May 30-June 1 for thousands of dollars in scholarships and the role of Miss South Dakota.  The new Miss South Dakota will take home at least $9,500 in scholarship money and will represent South Dakota at the Miss America Competition. After four days of…

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Brookings Library, students to help patrons ‘discover the sky’

BROOKINGS – The Brookings Public Library recently added to its Summer Reading Program a collection of nine telescopes that will soon be available for check-out.  Anyone 18 years or older with a valid Brookings library card will be able to check out a telescope for up to a week of use. There are two versions…

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Brookings Giving Closet Provides Hope, help to keep going

The Giving Closet: Recycling for those in need “Giving hope, where love changes everything.” In the Brookings community that simple message translates to action by The Giving Closet. Its mission: “To give hope to those who feel they are all alone in the world.”  That mission is accomplished via a simple, charitable and hands-on approach.…

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More TCF jobs, capital investment planned over coming years in SD

BROOKINGS – Growth, via capital investment, infrastructure and employment, are “a few key areas” that Mike Barry, chief executive officer of Twin City Fan Companies, headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota, said are in store for Brookings. TCF is “an industry leading designer and manufacturer of high quality, custom, semi-custom and standard fans … .” Barry, CEO…

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Local Brookings teen tackling opioid abuse

Project to deter opioid tampering wins top Addiction Science Award A Brookings 14-year-old’s innovative approach to prevent tampering and misuse of opioid pills won a first-place Addiction Science Award at the 2019 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. The first-place distinction was awarded to Brookings High School freshman Aditya Tummala for his project “Tampr-X: A…

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