Archive for September 2019

One Day for STATE returns

SDSU Foundation to hold third One Day for STATE giving challenge Thursday BROOKINGS – Spirit for South Dakota State University spread like wildfire after last year’s successful annual giving day, and it will happen again Thursday when the SDSU Foundation hosts its third One Day for STATE event. The 24-hour campaign invites Jackrabbits everywhere to…

Read More

SDSU researchers to study how cells recycle proteins

Human cells break down excess or unusable proteins into amino acids they can use, but scientists do not understand the process. “We know cells recycle proteins to conserve energy, but what, how and when that is happening is another story,” said Nicholas Butzin, an assistant professor of biology and microbiology in the South Dakota State…

Read More

Make an impact: UW has $1M goal

United Way kicks off Week of Impact Sept. 16-20 to raise money for local organizations BROOKINGS – The Brookings Area United Way is asking you to be the change you want to see. From now until the end of the year, United Way is raising money to help local organizations make a difference in the…

Read More

New SDSU ADRDL open for business

BROOKINGS – Dignitaries, South Dakota State University faculty and staff, and others from the agricultural community celebrated the new Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory (ADRDL) with a ribbon cutting on campus Friday afternoon. Ag professors and deans spoke and attended the event alongside SDSU President Barry Dunn and Lt. Gov. Larry Rhoden, who’s shown…

Read More

Brookings United Way hosts poverty simulation event

Should you put gas in the car to get to work or take your child to the doctor? These are difficult decisions that some people in our community face, according to Heidi Gullickson, executive director of the Brookings Area United Way. Community members can gain a greater understanding about the challenges those living in poverty…

Read More

BHS grads collaborate on children’s book series

Stories promote inclusiveness, acceptance BROOKINGS – Eric Holm, Brookings High School class of 2001, and Eileen Binkley, class of 2002, were friends back in those days.  They remained friends over the years, share mutual interests and now are collaborating on a planned series of children’s books. Binkley is an art teacher at Brookings Mickelson Middle…

Read More

Lake Area Tech students to attend Jackrabbits football games for free

South Dakota State University and the Lake Area Technical Institute are expanding their partnership by allowing Lake Area Tech students to attend Jackrabbits football games for free this season. The Jacks have seven home games in 2019, beginning Saturday at 6 p.m. against Long Island University. “We have a wonderful partnership with Lake Area Tech…

Read More

Reza bringing home the magic

BROOKINGS – “At Hillcrest Elementary, a magician came in and it was just something that for whatever reason caught my attention. It was the first time that I’d seen magic.” That first time led to Reza Borchardt begging his parents, Ron and Pouran Borchardt, to buy him a magic kit. They did.  Now people come…

Read More

Fourth Annual Maker Festival to be held Sept. 26 in Brookings

Creativity and innovation on display at free “Show and Tell” event A popular, unique and family-friendly Brookings event featuring local innovators and DIYrs demonstrating their amazing creativity is back for its fourth year. The Brookings Maker Festival will be held on Thursday, Sept. 26 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Kidoodle Way, in front…

Read More