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SEPTEMBER 2014 EDITION

Eight chosen for 2014 SDSU Distinguished Alums

Legends & Leaders - Honoring those alumni who have distinguished themselves as leaders in the SDSU community and beyond. Join us to celebrate the legacy and leadership these outstanding distinguished alumni have shown. These individuals will receive prestigious recognition from their alma mater for their accomplishments and achievements. They join 318 other alumni as part of the Sherwood O. Berg Distinguished Alumni Hall of Honor, located in the Tompkins Alumni Center.
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  SDSU Pharmacy to honor '65 graduate Schnell
Craig Schnell’s resume as a pharmacy educator and researcher skips 27 years and it’s that gap for which the professor is being honored by the South Dakota State University College of Pharmacy.
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  [SIOUX FALLS, SD] : SIOUX EMPIRE STATERS' OCTOBER LUNCHEON
Come join the Sioux Empire Staters for their October Luncheon. Head SDSU Football Coach, John Stiegelmeier, will be the guest speaker. Details & Registration




 

  Nursing has been a great career for Leedom
Making the most of an opportunity could be one way to describe the health-care career of Mary Leedom. Read More...
 

 
  [BROOKINGS, SD] : NEXT HOME TAILGATE - SDSU vs MISSOURI STATE
Join us at the Alumni Rabbit Den before SDSU takes on Missouri State, October 11th. #BeatMOState Details





 

  Graduates headline Van Zante series
Two South Dakota State University graduates highlight this year's Van Zante Guest Artist Designer Series.
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  HOBO DAY
Join us on Hobo Day!
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  DAD'S WEEKEND 2014
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  SDSU AWARDED $1.8 MILLION TO DRIVE DOWN CHRONIC DISEASES IN THE STATE
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  CARLILE NAMED 'OUTSTANDING YOUNG SPEECH TEACHER'
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  FISHBACK HONORS COLLEGE AWARDED USDA GRANT TO MEET GRAND CHALLENGES
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  VISITING SCIENTIST USES SDSU TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE KOREAN WHEAT
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  ZENNER HONORED FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE EFFORTS
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  FORMER SENATE LEADERS TO SPEAK OCT. 1 AT SDSU
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  JACKRABBITS ROLL PAST UW-OSHKOSH
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Classroom Enhancement Initiative

Growing, vibrant universities are in constant motion.
 
The physical changes that have occurred at South Dakota State University in the past decade alone are unmistakable.  There have been more than two dozen new buildings constructed since 2004, including a Wellness Center, seven new residence halls and academic and athletic facilities.

 
During that same time, buildings of significance with a long useful life ahead of them have been enhanced.  Our university has been well-served by that balanced approach between new construction and revitalization.
 
The university is now launching our most ambitious renovation program in its history.

 
The result is a Classroom Enhancement Initiative that identifies 99 existing classrooms that will be refreshed or remodeled.  
 
The enhancement initiative is estimated to cost $10.24 million.  Half of that will come from university funds; the university needs private donors to fund the other half.
 
This a plan that makes sense for our university.  First, it restores space in buildings that play an important role in our history and hold special meaning to alumni and faculty.  Second, it is a cost-effective way to address our space needs.  A new classroom building would cost four to five times more.
 
In five years, 99 classrooms within 23 different buildings will be enhanced though this plan.  To learn more, go to
http://www.sdsufoundation.org/classroom-modernization.



 


       
 
   

Sign up today for the South Dakota State University Visa Signature® Card and be rewarded. When you, apply and make a first purchase on the card you’ll receive 2,500 bonus points1 to start you off.  With every purchase you make with this card, a portion of your purchase will be contributed to the SDSU Alumni Association. Apply today!

 

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