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SDSU No. 2 in Forbes’ Best-in-State Employers for 2019

South Dakota State University has been named to the inaugural Forbes list of America’s Best-in-State Employers. South Dakota State University was ranked No. 2 in the state. The ranking included companies that employ at least 500 people in their U.S. operations. “This is a tremendous recognition for South Dakota State University, but more importantly it’s a reflection…

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SDState’s College of Nursing places two programs in nation’s top 15

Study.com has named South Dakota State University’s College of Nursing No. 12 for its doctor of nursing practice program and No. 14 for its nurse practitioner programs. According to Study.com, “The South Dakota State University College of Nursing boasts impressive success rates for its nursing students, including 100 percent job placement and advanced practice registered nurse pass rates for…

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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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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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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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SDSU to offer online English graduate degree

BROOKINGS – South Dakota State University’s Department of English will offer an online opportunity to earn a Master of Arts degree this upcoming fall semester. Two courses will be offered each in the fall 2019 and spring 2020 semesters with other courses in development for the following academic year. SDSU’s online offering is currently the…

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Stiegelmeiers offer dollar-for-dollar match to help feed SD children

Funds to benefit Child Hunger Programs at Feeding South Dakota SIOUX FALLS – Coach John Stiegelmeier, the winningest football coach in South Dakota State University history, has built the Jackrabbit program into a yearly contender within the Missouri Valley Football Conference and the Football Championship Subdivision. On a more personal level and for the third…

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SDState to host Miss South Dakota and Outstanding Teen competitions

The 73rd edition of the Miss South Dakota competition will make its Brookings debut May 30-June 1 in the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center on the South Dakota State University campus. The Miss South Dakota competition will feature 16 young women and 13 teenagers competing for thousands of dollars in scholarships and the roles of…

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SDSU Veterans Affairs, Humanities Council sponsor storytelling contest for veterans

South Dakota State University Veterans Affairs and the South Dakota Humanities Council are sponsoring a storytelling contest for veterans that will culminate with an awards ceremony at the South Dakota Festival of Books Oct. 4-6 in Deadwood. Submissions—in either written or video format—will be accepted until Aug. 15 for the Veterans Story Contest, which is…

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SDState recognized for 10 years as a Tree Campus USA entity

When South Dakota State University’s Tanner Aiken and John Ball led the planting of an Exclamation™ London Planetree in front of the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center in April, the university was recognized for its 10th year as a Tree Campus USA institution. The university was also notified that Bee City USA® renewed its certification following…

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