State Update

October 2015 EDITION


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Graduate named president of the American Society for Microbiology
Lynn Enquist ’67 has been selected the president for the American Society for Microbiology. Currently the Henry L. Hillman professor of molecular biology and professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute at Princeton University, Enquist is an expert on neurovirology and molecular genetics. He is working on understanding how viruses invade and cause disease in the nervous system.

  Alumni Rabbit Den - Alumni Tailgating!
Join us before the last home game of the season and the last game played in Coughlin-Alumni Stadium for SDSU tailgating the way it was meant to be.  Enjoy food, drinks, SDSU ice cream, and hanging out with fellow Jackrabbits. Tailgating is free to alumni, but we do encourage free will donations.
  Remund named College of Pharmacy Distinguished Alum
Daniel Remund's noted career in military pharmacy and contributions as an independent consultant have gained the 1975 South Dakota State University graduate the honor as the SDSU College of Pharmacy Distinguished Alumnus.The Wilmot native was honored at the college's Scholarship and Distinguished Alumni Luncheon Sept. 26.
  Tailgating in Vermillion
Join us for our SDSU Alumni Tailgate on November 14 in Vermillion, SD before the Jackrabbits take on the University of South Dakota Coyotes. We will be tailgating from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM, with kickoff scheduled for 1:00 PM. Registration is $20 and includes lunch and beverages!

Hope to see you there. Go Jacks!

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  Zach Zenner recovering from injuires at home after going on Lions' IR
Zenner suffered multiple cracked ribs and a partially punctured lung in the first half...


  Staters for State Reunion!
It is time to celebrate our student chapter, Staters for State and all the people that have made it successful throughout the years. This coming November is the first ever, Staters for State Reunion! So if you were part of Staters for State during your time at South Dakota State University, we invite you to join us and your fellow Staters Saturday, November 7th. Once a Student, Forever an Alum!
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ETC ranks State as a 'Top College'
State dedicates First National Bank e-Trading Education Laboratory
State to offer new graduate degree
State ranked No. 1 for out-of-state students

State ranked in top 50 best value residential masters in curriculum and instruction
Pack selected for all-start meet
Olesiak named Summit Diver of the Week
Jackrabbits look to regroup at Missouri State


Make an Impact

The opportunities to make an impact at South Dakota State University are as diverse as the university itself. The Foundation is actively raising funds in support of several hundred different projects and programs affecting students, faculty and staff. Here are just six ways you can impact greatness.

Eternal Pride Endowment
In this 125th anniversary of bands at SDSU, alumni of the Pride of the Dakotas Marching Band have established a goal to build a $125,000 endowment to support activities of our university’s famed band. That is the group’s initial goal. Alumni leadership of the Eternal Pride effort envision a larger endowment to give the program a much-needed source of funds to help the Pride grow.

Concert Choir to Spain
Nearly 60 members of the concert choir are scheduled for a 10-day trip to Spain during spring break in 2016. Students are largely responsible for the $3,700-per-person trip to Madrid, Segovia, Toleda and Barcelona. Gifts to the fund at the Foundation will reduce the trip cost for each student.



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