Senate Approves Appropriation for SDSU Swine Facilities

Mar 11, 2014

South Dakota State University’s swine research facilities will get an upgrade, pending the approval of Governor Dennis Daugaard. State Senators approved House Bill 1112 Tuesday, which gives the facilities more than two million dollars in general funds and one million from the higher education teaching fund. The measure also authorizes the use of almost two point five million dollars from donations.

Cyberwar: How The Internet Changes World Conflict

Jan 21, 2014

The South Dakota World Affairs Council plans to examine cybersecurity during its annual symposium this Thursday and Friday in the Volstorff Balroom in the University Student Union at South Dakota State University in Brookings.  Michael McNerney, a cybersecurity, information technology and defense consultant, delivers the Harding Lecture keynote address, "Cyberwar: How the Internet Changes World Conflict," Thursday at 7:00 p.m.  McNerney said cybersecurity is a relitively new discipline of national security and can seem very complex.  He'll be discussing current threats, national policies an

South Dakota City Makes Top 10 List

Jul 8, 2013

The city of Brookings is listed by as one of the top ten best small towns to live in the United States. Livability started with a top 500 places to live category and eventually broke off into best small towns.

SDSU Grad Nate Wolters Drafted

Jun 28, 2013

Two athletes with South Dakota ties are breathing a sigh of relief after being selected in the 2013 NBA Draft. One is going to the Milwaukee Bucks and the other to Boston.  The Milwaukee Bucks are pleased to welcome SDSU graduate Nate Wolters to the team.

Drafted at number 38 overall and after a few trades in the 2013 NBA Draft, Nate Wolters became a member of the Milwaukee Bucks. Milwaukee Bucks General Manager John Hammond says getting Wolters in the second round was a gift.

SDSU Grad Is Finalist For Wildlife Show

Jun 5, 2013

A local South Dakotan and SDSU alumnus has been selected as a finalist for a wildlife competition. The winner of the contest becomes host of a new Wildlife show beginning this fall.  A staff member at SDSU says this is an example of how powerful the study abroad program can be.

"La Source" Screening

Apr 3, 2013

The South Dakota State University chapter of Engineers Without Borders is hosting a screening of the film "La Source" on Friday evening in Agricultural Hall in Brookings.  The screening is free.  "La Source" is narrated by Oscar-nominated actor Don Cheadle.  It documents the story of Josue Lajeunesse, a Princeton janitor who returns to Haiti after the 2010 earthquake to help bring what is most fundamental to his village's survival: clean water.  In 2012, "La Source" was nominated for the Social Impact Award at the AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Documentary Festival.  SDSU students and Eng

Bright Future For Nate Wolters

Mar 27, 2013

South Dakota State University men's basketball standout Nate Wolters saw his collegiate career come to an end last week when the Jackrabbits lost to the University of Michigan in the first round of the NCAA Division One Basketball Tournament.  Now, the Summit League Player of the Year is looking ahead to the NBA draft at which he is expected to be selected in the early rounds.  Wolters joined Dakota Midday from his home in Minnesota.

Great Plains Emerging Writer

Mar 25, 2013

Minneapolis poet Gary Dop is the inaugural winner of the Great Plains Emerging Writer Prize, a new award designed to showcase emerging literary artists from the region by the South Dakota State University English Department and Great Plains Writer's Conference.  Dop's debut poetry collection, "Father, Child, Water," is forthcoming in 2015 from Red Hen Press of Los Angeles.  His essays have been heard on All Things Considered from NPR News.

March Madness

Mar 21, 2013

SDPB Radio news intern Nate Wek joined Dakota Midday from Auburn Hills, Michigan, where the South Dakota State University men's basketball team will face the University of Michigan in the first round of the NCAA Division One Men's Basketball Tournament.  Tonight's game begins at 6:15 p.m. Central.

Summit League Championship Games

Mar 12, 2013

Sioux Falls hosts the Summit League Basketball championship games Tuesday.  The women's game has the University of South Dakota facing South Dakota State University at 2:30 p.m.  At 7:00 p.m., the SDSU men play North Dakota State University.  Winners advance to the NCAA National Tournaments.  Sioux Falls Argus Leader sports reporter Terry Vandrovec provided a summary of the tournament and a preview of Tuesday's games.

Cheese Judges

Mar 11, 2013

Lloyd Metzger, Associate Professor and Alfred Chair in Dairy Education at South Dakota State University, is a judge at this week's U.S. Championship Cheese Contest this week in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  Also making the trip is SDSU student Austin Ash from Hutchinson, Minnesota.  Ash recently won 1st Overall in the Cheese Product Category at the National Collegiate Judging Contest which earned him a spot as a guest judge at the U.S. Championships.  Metzger and Ash discussed cheese making and the process of judging cheese.

USDA Deputy Secretary Merrigan in South Dakota

Feb 27, 2013

Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan is in South Dakota through Thursday to announce new USDA grants to combat global hunger, promote rural business development and highlight the economic importance of local and regional food systems.  She is also bringing the USDA's college tour to South Dakota State University to discuss the "Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food" initiative and efforts to create new opportunities for farmers, ranchers and communities.

SDSU Speaker

Feb 19, 2013

Photojournalist James Whitlow Delano will speak Tuesday night at 7 p.m. in Bailey Rotunda Room D at South Dakota State University.  He has lived in Asia the last 17 years.  According to Delano, as the balance of power in the Americas shifts from the U.S. towards China, Suriname has become a pawn of both countries.  Delano believes that, through its release of thousands of secret diplomatic documents, WikiLeaks opened a curtain into the unseen U.S. diplomatic reactions to the expanding Chinese influence in the Americas.

Russia: A Power In The New Global Order

Jan 23, 2013

The South Dakota World Affairs Council is hosting a symposium Friday at South Dakota State University, "Russia: A Power in the New Global Order."  Dr.

Beginning Farmers And Ranchers

Nov 26, 2012

Tuesday the South Dakota Department of Agriculture is teaming up with South Dakota State University to host the first Beginning Farmer and Rancher Symposium.  South Dakota Agriculture Secretary Walt Bones says the symposium will get students thinking past school, while preparing them for the challenges ahead.  According to Bones, 98 percent of South Dakota farms are family owned.

Coyotes vs Jackrabbits

Nov 16, 2012

More than a year’s worth of anticipation is about over for South Dakota college football fans.  Saturday marks the first football game between South Dakota State and the University of South Dakota in nine years.  The game is taking place at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium in Brookings.  A Jackrabbit win puts the team in good shape for a playoff spot—if the Coyotes win, it means a two-win season.  U-S-D football coach Joe Glenn says a win in the rivalry game would take some of the sting out of a tough schedule.

Jackrabbits vs Coyotes

Nov 16, 2012

College football’s regular season ends for The University of South Dakota and South Dakota State University on Saturday.  The Jackrabbits and Coyotes meet in Brookings Saturday afternoon.  S-D-S-U has won seven of its ten games this year—and could earn a playoff spot with a win over U-S-D.  But Jackrabbit Offensive Coordinator Eric Eidsness (EYEDS-ness) says his team needs to finish the job at hand.

Understanding Muslim Societies

Sep 25, 2012

Marc Lynch, Director of the Middle East Studies Program at George Washington University, is one of the world's leading experts on Middle Eastern studies and societies.  Lynch publishes frequently about the politics of the Middle East and was one of the first to anticipate the impact of new social media on Arab politics.  He'll deliver the speech, "Understanding Muslim Societies," at the South Dakota State University McCrory Gardens Education and Visitor Center Thursday at 7 p.m.