South Dakota State Univeristy

Dallas Cowboys Sign SDSU's Taryn Christion

Jul 25, 2019
SDSU Athletic Department

Sioux Falls Roosevelt grad and South Dakota State University quarterback Taryn Christion has signed with the Dallas Cowboys. The announcement came on Wednesday after the Cowboys released veteran wide receiver Allen Hurns.

Christion signed with the Seattle Seahawks in an undrafted free agent role following the 2019 National Football League draft, but was released. Before signing with Dallas, Christion had also worked out with the Arizona Cardinals.

New Community College opens in Sioux Falls

Jul 24, 2019
University of South Dakota

Three of South Dakota’s Public Universities are teaming up to provide the first community college in the state. The Community College for Sioux Falls officially opened Wednesday with a ribbon cutting ceremony on campus and statements from university and city officials. 

The presidents of the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University, and Dakota State University were all seated next to each other at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Community College for Sioux Falls.


In The Moment ... May 14, 2019 Show 575 Hour 1

Trade battles between the U.S. and China have escalated, South Dakota farmers are feeling the crunch.

Evert Van der Sluis is an agricultural economist with South Dakota State University. He joins us today with perspective.

In The Moment ... March 28, 2019 Show 545 Hour 1

The South Dakota State University women's basketball team has a senior class with deep roots in the state. They face the Oregon Ducks in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA basketball tournament Friday night in Portland.

KDLT Sports Director and co-host of Calling All Sports, Mark Ovendon, looks at how SDSU got to this point.

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Nate Wek: Sweet 16!

Mar 27, 2019

In The Moment ... March 27, 2019 Show 544 Hour 1

SDPB's Nate Wek visits about the South Dakota State Women's Basketball team and their appearance in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Basketball Tournament.

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Nursing Education Center Creates Home For Students

Mar 26, 2019
Chynna Lockett

  Higher education can be complicated, especially when life gets busy. Family responsibilities or working a fulltime job makes finding time for classes a challenge. A program through South Dakota State University, is trying to make the journey a little easier for some students...and help pave their way to success. The Native American Nursing Education Center creates a sense of belonging and increases retention rates for Native students.


Jason Sternhagen is a Research Associate and Laboratory Manager in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at South Dakota State University. He’s also the Robotics Club advisor.

Joel Quanbeck is current president of the club and Sterling Berg is the prior president. Both are students on the team that qualified for the Land O’Lakes Bot Shot final four. They travel to Minneapolis April 7 where they’ll square off in a game of HORSE.

SDSU Welcomes Speaker Owusu

Jan 28, 2019
Iowa State University

In The Moment ... January 28, 2019 Show 503 Hour 1

The South Dakota World Affairs Council is hosting a symposium in Brookings Monday (1/28). "Africa: Diversity, Myths, Successes, and Challenges" is the title of the keynote by Francis Owusu, professor and chair of Community and Regional Planning at Iowa State University.

Owusu speaks with SDPB's Jackie Hendry.

Professor Charlie Fenster is in the Department of Biology and Microbiology in the College of Natural Sciences at SDSU. He is studying pollinators in an agricultural context. The more pollinators in a field the better the yield.

New technology at SDSU makes it so a simple breathalyzer test could monitor blood sugar. No pain, and it’s reusable. Professor in Electrical Engineering Qiquan Qiao leads the sensor research team and Doctoral student Tawabur Rahman has been working on the sensor since 2016.

In The Moment ... January 24, 2019 Show 501 Hour 2

SDSU's Wokini Initiative is working to change the number of Native American students that attend college and those that drop out. SDPB's Jackie Hendry is with us for part 2 of this series.


In The Moment ... December 17, 2018 Show 481 Hour 2

Making a Living is a monthly webcast that is business related. This month host Jackeline Severin talks about Angel Investors. She joins us today with a recap.


In The Moment ... December 12, 2018 Show 478 Hour 1

The South Dakota State Jackrabbits football team will once again face the Bison of North Dakota State. SDPB's Nate Wek speaks with head coach John Stiegelmeier.


In The Moment ... November 28, 2018 Show 468 Hour 1

SDPB's Nate Wek joins us once again. This time college football and volleyball is the focus.


In The Moment ... October 26. 2018 Show 449 Hour 2

According to the National Center for Children in Poverty, an estimated 9.5 to 14.2 percent of children from birth to five years old nationwide experience social or emotional difficulties that impair their development. These challenges can be associated with traumatic events.

Staci Born, Assistant Professor at SDSU and licensed play therapist, and Christin Carotta, Assistant Professor of the SDSU Department of Counseling and Human Development, are the recipients of a five-year $2.2 million Substance Abuse Grant.

In The Moment ... September 18, 2018 Show 424 Hour 1

Jenny Roger, assistant editor at the Washington Post, is coming to Brookings this Thursday for a lecture on the present status of journalism in the U.S.

This event will take place at the South Dakota Art Museum. She will talk about the challenges and opportunities for rebuilding trust with the press in the contemporary political climate.

Today Jenny Roger joined In The Moment with a preview of her lecture.

In the Moment ... June 18, 2018 Show 360 Hour 1

For perspective on trade and how it impacts South Dakota farmers and consumers, we welcome agricultural economist Evert Van der Sluis.

The Forum

Dallas Goedert is officially a Philadelphia Eagle… the former South Dakota State tight end and Britton, SD native was drafted at No. 49 overall early Friday evening.

Once he received the phone call from the Eagles organization, it was all about celebrating with family and friends. But by Saturday afternoon, he was already in Philadelphia to tour the facilities, meet with his new coaching staff and address the media.

Goedert says his experience of playing many different roles as a tight end in college should help ease the transition to the professional level.

In The Moment ... April 18, 2018 Show 318 Hour 1

Evert Van der Sluis is an Economics Professor at South Dakota State University. He joins In The Moment to continue the conversation on soybean tariffs.

Menachem Miodovnik

Apr 16, 2018

In The Moment ... April 16, 2018 Show 316 Hour 2

The United States is one of only 13 countries in the world where the rate of maternal mortality is worse than it was 25 years ago.

Dr. Menachem Miodovnik is a perinatalogist who works in the area of maternal health. He's giving the Ethel Austin Martin Distinguished Lecture at South Dakota State University this evening at 5:30 (free & open to the public) in the University Student Union , Heroid Crest Room.

In The Moment ... April 5, 2018 Show 308 Hour 2

Jill Bormann joins the SDSU Speaker Series with the lecture "A Mind, Body, Spiritual Stress-Buster: Would YOU Like One?

She's a research health scientist and clinical nurse specialist in adult psychiatric-mental health nursing. She is an expert in stress management and was recognized nationally in 2017 as a lead innovator in the field.

Padu Krishnan is a cereals chemist in the Department of Dairy and Food Science at South Dakota State University. General Mills and Grain Millers provided $140,000 to develop a near-infrared spectrometer (NIRS) calibration to qualify beta-glucan content in oat samples. NIRS uses reflected energy to quantify beta-glucan levels in a sample of ground oats, much like a creating a fingerprint. It’s the level of beta-glucan content in oats is what gives a heart healthy label.

In The Moment ... January 31, 2018 Show 267 Hour 1

In Tuesday January 30th's State of the Union Address, President Trump celebrated renewed confidence in the American economy. In January's State of the State Address, Governor Dennis Daugaard reported flat sales tax growth and lean times in South Dakota.

Today we welcome another voice to help us understand the economy.

Julie Stackhouse is Executive Vice President and managing officer of Supervision, Credit, Community Development and Learning Innovation for the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.


In The Moment ... October 20, 2017 Show 203 Hour 1

Last evening, Tom Brokaw participated in the Daschle Dialogues at South Dakota State University in Brookings. Tom Brokaw was the anchor and managing editor of NBC's Nightly News from 1982-2004. He graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1964.

The Daschle Dialogues bring national figures to the SDSU campus along with 1969 SDSU graduate Tom Daschle. Senator Daschle served in congress for 26 years and was U.S. Senate Majority Leader.

In The Moment ... August 31, 2017 Show 168 Hour 2

Dr. Richard Holm is known as the Prairie Doc. You can see his television program on SDPB-TV tonight. Tonight's episode is titled "Scratches, Sores, and Bumps on the Skin" and begins at 7 Central 6 Mountain.

In The Moment ... August 31, 2017 Show 168 Hour 1

Reducing campaign finance limits was a main part to a voter approved ethics reform package that got repealed during the last state legislative session. Contribution limits were returned to the caps that existed before the last election. As a concession lawmakers set up a summer study group to take a look at campaign finance limits and come up with possible legislation to consider next session. SDPB's Lee Strubinger joins us from in Rapid City to tell us more about what direction future campaign finance in the state may look like.

In The Moment ... March 7, 2017 Show 044 Hour 2

SDPB’s Gary Ellenbolt hits the road for the state basketball tournaments. But first he checks in with In the Moment for a preview.

Lee Strubinger follows the quest to wrangle out-of-state money during South Dakota elections. He joins us from the SDPB Rapid City studios to talk about what didn’t succeed in the Statehouse this session and why.

Hugh Weber returns with another helping from the Potluck Society. Today we meet a local writer who dishes up encouragement through the power of podcasts.

In The Moment ... February 2 2017 Show 022 Hour 2

Guests: Charles "Chuck" Vollan, associate professor of American History at South Dakota State University, discusses prohibition in a rural state; Cormac O'Brien, historian, author & publisher; Bethany Amundson, instrumental instructor & director of bands at Dakota Wesleyan University

In The Moment ... January 30 2017 Show 019 Hour 1

Guests: Tony Venhuizen, author of The Governor's of South Dakota; SDPB's Victoria Wicks, national seed swap day; Tong Wang, South Dakota State University extension specialist; Mike Thompson, associate professor of criminal justice at the University of Sioux Falls

In The Moment...Show 011 January 17 2017 Hour 2

Guests: Dr. Michael Dianovsky, assistant professor of chemistry at South Dakota State University, Max Kringen, founder of Tell Well; SDPB's Lee Strubinger; Nolan Lawrence, The Hillbenders