Archive for June 2019

City seeks teams’ submissions for armory reuse

BROOKINGS – The City of Brookings invites qualified design/construction teams interested in an adaptive reuse/redevelopment opportunity of the historic armory building to submit statements of qualification.   The armory and adjacent land is owned by the City of Brookings and will be made available for the project. The Request for Qualifications process and structure is designed…

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214 beds built at Brookings Community Event

BROOKINGS – Sleep in Heavenly Peace dodged hail and funnel clouds June 15, but with a lot of help, got 214 beds built in the Lowe’s parking lot.  “The build was fabulous,” said Dave Miller, president of the Brookings SHP. “We had 147 volunteers in the morning and 135 in the afternoon.” Not only did…

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SD State grad student finds success at national research lab

BROOKINGS – “Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.” That adage captures the experiences of South Dakota State University graduate Prateek Munankarmi. When Munankarmi interviewed for an internship at National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado, he found the research he was doing at South Dakota State matched what the lab was doing –…

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SDSU School of American and Global Studies opens July 1

South Dakota State University’s School of American and Global Studies will officially open its doors July 1. The South Dakota Board of Regents approved it during its May meeting. The School of American and Global Studies is South Dakota State’s fifth school. The School of Design started in 2015, the School of Performing Arts in…

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Food truck finds a permanent home

Micro Doughnuts owner opens storefront in Brookings BROOKINGS – Doughnut aficionado Teresa McDermott is the proud owner and baker of Micro Doughnuts in Brookings. Micro Doughnuts offers just that – bite-sized, fresh, hot doughnuts that are adorned with delectable toppings, all made to order. After making and selling her treats all over the country via…

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SDState ranked No. 10 in best colleges for education majors

Study.com has ranked South Dakota State University No. 10 in its 50 Best Colleges for Education Majors. According to Study.com, “South Dakota State offers 16 degrees in education, including a B.S. in early childhood education, a B.S. in physical education teacher education and a B.S. in early education and care. These programs include real-world enrichment opportunities…

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Moore to start as American Indian Student Center director in July

BROOKINGS – Erica Moore will start as South Dakota State University’s American Indian Student Center director July 8. Moore comes to SDSU after spending the past four years as the chief academic officer at the Lower Brule Community College. “Dr. Moore brings a strong background in supporting American Indian students in higher education, most recently…

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SDAM awarded NEA grant

BROOKINGS – The South Dakota Art Museum has been awarded a $25,000 Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for K-12 curriculum development for a new Native American art exhibition, “Articles of a Treaty.” Craig Howe, director of the Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies (CAIRNS), curated this exhibition. It…

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