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AUGUST 2014 EDITION

SOLE RECONCILIATION WILL HAVE SHOWINGS IN SEPTEMBER IN SIOUX FALLS & BROOKINGS

Service is more than just helping people in need. It's connecting with people. It's improving your community and world. It's providing hope. The best part is you're not only serving others, but you're serving yourself. You're testing your personal limits and discovering more about yourself. In May 2013, the two-time NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament team from South Dakota State University answered the call to serve in Haiti with Samaritan's Feet and Feed the Hunger. The players wanted an off court challenge greater than any on court opponent. They washed feet, distributed shoes and food, and experienced Haitian culture. The players connected with those they were serving. And, they came home to share their inspiring story as a way to encourage others to serve. Trailer | Showtimes | Registration


 
  College of Nursing Celebrating 80 Years
The College of Nursing at South Dakota State University is celebrating 80 years of excellence in 2014-2015. September 6 they will be tailgating before the SDSU vs Cal Poly football game from 2:00-5:30.
Full list of events

Still taking nominations for College of Nursing Excellence Awards. Deadline is October 1st.


 
 
[BROOKINGS, SD] Tailgate at the Alumni Rabbit Den - SDSU vs Cal Poly
Join us September 6 for the first tailgate of the 2014 SDSU Football Season!  The Alumni Rabbit Den provides free food, beverages, SDSU Ice Cream, and plenty of yellow and blue pride to all SDSU alumni and fans.  Go Jackrabbits!  
*Free will donations are encouraged

Be sure to use the hashtag associated with each game for all your tweets, posts, and photos.  First game's hashtag:
#beatcalpoly
Full tailgating schedule & hashtag listing

 
  State grad's family restaurant makes 'Best Burger in America'
Out of every burger joint in America, Black Hills Burger and Bun Co. in small-town Custer, has the nation's best hamburger. Read More...
 

 
  [BROOKINGS, SD] SDSU Day at the Chilren's Museum of South Dakota
Join us September 27 for our SDSU Day at the Children's Museum of South Dakota. Come meet Jack and Kidoodle, create some fun blue and yellow are projects, and get some free SDSU Ice Cream (available for the first 200 kids wearing yellow and blue). Details



 
  Smith named American Society of Civil Engineers Distinguished Member
Jane McKee Smith ('83), a civil engineer with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg, Mississippi, was recently named a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
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  [SIOUX FALLS, SD]: Sioux Empire Staters' September Luncheon
Come join the Sioux Empire Staters for their September Luncheon.
President & CEO of the SDSU Alumni Association, Andi Fouberg, will be the guest speaker.
Details...





 
 
FRENCH STUDENTS ADVANCE WHEAT RESEARCH DURING SUMMER INTERNSHIP
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  NEW ONLINE TOOLS HELP FARMERS USE CLIMATE DATA
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  WALKABLE COMMUNITY EXPERT TO SHARE BEST PRACTICES
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  THE COMPLETE COLLECTION OF HARVERY DUNN ON DISPLAY AT S.D. ART MUSEUM
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  FORMER SENATE LEADERS TO SPEAK OCT. 1 AT SDSU
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  FIRST YEAR AMERICAN INDIAN SCHOLARS PROGRAM CONNECTS CULTURE AND COLLEGE
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  STIEGELMEIER TO RECEIVE GINN AWARD
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  2014 HALL OF FAME CLASS ANNOUNCED
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THROUGH THE EYES OF A STUDENT

Donors make an impact at South Dakota State University. But you don’t have to take our word for it. The Foundation has asked Erin Moser, a senior from Aurora, Illinois who is very active on campus, to write a recurring column throughout this school year that describes the impact that private giving makes at SDSU — through the eyes of a student.



Nearly four years ago, I traveled from Aurora, Illinois, to Brookings to pursue a degree in Early Childhood Education. I am on track to graduate in May.

Depending on the time of day, I am a student, an admissions ambassador, or even a hobo. There’s been no shortage of interesting opportunities that have come my way at SDSU.

This summer, I was given another opportunity. The SDSU Foundation asked if I’d write a series of columns to describe the impact made by private donations — through the eyes of a student.

The changes that have occurred at SDSU since I first set foot on campus have been amazing. During the fall semester — and perhaps through my student teaching assignment in the winter and spring — I will do my best to share how a grateful student body has benefitted from the investment that generous alumni and friends have made.

Move in day was August 22. Nearly 2,300 freshmen have began their Jackrabbit journey.

Hoboically Yours,

Erin Moser
Early Childhood Education Major
SDSU Foundation – Student Engagement Coordinator, Admissions Ambassador, Hobo Day Committee Member


 


       
 
   

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