BEDC partnered with local organizations to promote employment opportunities for college students SDSU students were able to connect virtually to regional employers looking to hire for part-time, seasonal and internship positions at the 2020 SDSU Student Virtual Part-Time Job Fair held on September 9. Historically, the SDSU Student Part-Time Job Fair had been hosted on…

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By: Brookings Inclusive Collaborative A collaborative grant partnership taking a comprehensive look at workplace diversity and inclusion in the community of Brookings has launched the first of many focus groups aimed at gathering multiple viewpoints on the issues. After a five-month delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Brookings Inclusive Collaborative is convening focus groups…

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A collaborative grant partnership taking a comprehensive look at workplace diversity and inclusion in the community of Brookings has launched the first of many focus groups aimed at gathering multiple viewpoints on the issues. After a five-month delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Brookings Inclusive Collaborative is convening focus groups of business leaders, human…

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South Dakota State University officials and the 2020 Hobo Day Committee continued to meet over the summer and explore options as pertaining to this year’s Hobo Day celebration. Hobo Day is one of SDSU’s oldest and most beloved traditions, and the Hobo Day Committee is committed to providing programming this fall that recognizes and honors…

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South Dakota State University’s Student Health Clinic and Counseling Services has three rapid point-of-care COVID-19 testing machines in place for testing of symptomatic students. The machines are from the South Dakota Department of Health. In addition, the state’s Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory on campus recently was certified by the federal Centers for Medicare…

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Identifying the mechanisms through which the new coronavirus enters and infects cells can help scientists combat COVID-19—and perhaps other emerging viruses. Professor Adam Hoppe of the South Dakota State University Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will identify genes that inhibit or contribute to viral infections through a one-year, $200,000 National Science Foundation grant. Hoppe is…

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Pre-med student raising funds for COVID-19 relief “It’s a chaotic and stressful time. Our neighbors need us now more than ever. COVID-19 is creating new needs while putting enormous financial pressure on all nonprofits.”  With those concerns in mind, Brookings resident Hossam Halaweish, 20, has launched “Portraits for a Purpose.” “Following social-distancing guidelines, I have…

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For junior precision agriculture student Josh Ihnen, agriculture was not exactly where he thought he would find a career for himself. However, the combination of being drawn to the industry through his cousin’s family farm and his love for understanding how things work helped the nontraditional student from Tulare, South Dakota, realize that precision agriculture…

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South Dakota State University is offering COVID-19 drive-thru testing by appointment for SDSU students. Testing started at 1 p.m. Wednesday. The drive-thru testing is only for SDSU students who have been ordered to take a test by their health care provider. Individuals will not be able to arrive and request a test on-site. SDSU students…

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