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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving South Dakota Newsletter for Sunday September 09, 2018 ( 15 items )  

'Absolute Music? Absolutely!' Theme for Reynolds' Faculty Recital
BROOKINGS, South Dakota, Sept. 7 -- South Dakota State University issued the following news: To many who study the history of cultural music, compositions are known to be divided into two large categories--one that includes representational pieces that tell a story or have an intended meaning (programmatic), and another that is nonrepresentational, or what many refer to as music for music's sake (absolute). David Reynolds, director of the South Dakota State University's School of Performing Art  more

BHSU Educator Shares Teaching Insights From Advanced Mathematics Program
SPEARFISH, South Dakota, Sept. 4 -- Black Hills State University issued the following news: For the past five years, Dr. Dan May, an assistant professor at Black Hills State University, has spent part of his summer nurturing the mathematics talent of underserved seventh graders. May will share insights and math activities from The Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics (BEAM) program in the next Geek Speak lecture, "Bridging the Gap: Diversity in the STEM Pipeline" Thursday, Sept. 6 at 4 p.m. in   more

BHSU to Induct Alumni, Athletic Teams Into Hall of Fame
SPEARFISH, South Dakota, Sept. 5 -- Black Hills State University issued the following news: Black Hills State University will induct two teams, five athletes, one coach and two contributors into the Yellow Jacket Hall of Fame during the 2018 Swarm Week homecoming celebration Sept. 23-29. The recipients will be honored during the Hall of Fame Banquet to be held Friday, Sept. 28 at 6 p.m. in the Jacket Legacy Room of the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union, BHSU Campus, in Spearfish. Tic  more

BHSU to Recognize Alumni Award Recipients During Swarm Week
SPEARFISH, South Dakota, Sept. 4 -- Black Hills State University issued the following news: Black Hills State University will recognize several honorees during Swarm Week at the annual Alumni Awards Luncheon at noon Friday, Sept. 28 at the Joy Center. Tickets for the luncheon are $20 per person and must be reserved in advance by calling 605-642-6385. 2018 Award recipients include: Distinguished Alumna, Sandra (Turney) Addy, '56, earned teaching certification from BH and taught in Ohio and Ill  more

Farm Bureau Presidents Meet With President Trump, Vice President Pence
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, Sept. 5 -- The American Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: State Farm Bureau Presidents met today with President Trump and Vice President Pence to express their continuing concerns over trade and the financial difficulties tariffs and related barriers are causing farmers and ranchers. Texas President Russell Boening, Illinois President Richard Guebert and American Farm Bureau Federation Vice President Scott VanderWal - who is also President of the S  more

Internationally-renowned Philosopher Martha C. Nussbaum to Speak at BHSU Sept. 21
SPEARFISH, South Dakota, Sept. 6 -- Black Hills State University issued the following news: Celebrated philosopher Dr. Martha C. Nussbaum warns that anger can disfigure modern democracies. Nussbaum will present "Anger, Powerlessness, and the Politics of Blame" Friday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. in Meier Hall on the Black Hills State University campus in Spearfish. The event is free and open to the public as part of the Madeline Young Speaker Series at BHSU. Nussbaum, a prolific author and current Erne  more

NBA Unveils Campaign to Address Mycoplasma Bovis
WESTMINSTER, Colorado, Sept. 6 -- The National Bison Association issued the following news release: The NBA's Science and Research Committee, in cooperation with South Dakota State University, unveiled a plan to address Mycoplasma bovis in bison herds. M. bovis is a respiratory disease that can decimate infected bison. While a vaccine is available to producers through Newport Labs - http://www.newportlabs.com/ - the primary treatment today is management including providing a low-stress environm  more

NSF Research Traineeship Awards Aim to Transform Approaches to STEM Graduate Education
BROOKINGS, South Dakota, Sept. 4 -- South Dakota State University issued the following news: The National Science Foundation Research Traineeship program recently awarded 17 projects, totaling $51 million, to develop and implement graduate education traineeship models in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. The awards will help train the next generation of scientific leaders to develop the skills necessary to tackle complex societal problems. South Dakota State University P  more

Simone Named Executive Director of University Center-Sioux Falls
VERMILLION, South Dakota, Sept. 6 -- The University of South Dakota issued the following news: University of South Dakota has named Carmen M. Simone, Ph.D., executive director of University Center-Sioux Falls (UC-SF), effective Jan. 2, 2019. Simone replaces Craig Johnson, who left the post in June to become president at Ridgewater College in Minnesota. Most recently, Simone served as president of Trinidad State Junior College in Trinidad and Alamosa, Colorado. As president, Simone led both cam  more

South Dakota Republican Party Issues Statement on President Trump's Visit
PIERRE, South Dakota, Sept. 7 -- The South Dakota Republican Party issued the following statement by Chairman Dan Lederman: * * * South Dakota Republican Party Chairman Dan Lederman is excited for the occasion of President Trump's visit to South Dakota to take part in a fundraising rally for the Kristi Noem for Governor Campaign tomorrow in Sioux Falls. "It's truly an honor anytime our nation's president makes a visit to our state," "As a Republican organization, we're electrified that we ge  more

South Dakota State University's Southeast Research Farm to Host Fall Field Day Sept. 6
BROOKINGS, South Dakota, Sept. 5 -- South Dakota State University issued the following news: South Dakota State University's Southeast Research Farm will host its Fall Field Day from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 6, 2018, at the farm, which is located at 29974 University Road, Beresford. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the plot tour starts at 10 a.m. The field day will feature tours highlighting projects and research happening on the farm, as well as presentations and demonstrations by SD  more

Two New Research Grants Help SD Mines Target the Illicit Economy
RAPID CITY, South Dakota, Sept. 7 -- The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology issued the following news release: Researchers at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology are helping uncover and stop underground criminal networks that illegally traffic in everything from electronics and drugs to organs and weapons. These illegal activities are a multibillion dollar drain on the U.S. economy and a threat to global and personal security. Two separate grants from the National Science Foundat  more

USD Hosts Music Festival to Spread Awareness for Sexual Assault Victims
VERMILLION, South Dakota, Sept. 7 -- The University of South Dakota issued the following news: The first University of South Dakota music festival, 1BlueString, raises awareness for the one in six men and boys who are sexually abused or assaulted in their lifetimes. The free event takes place Friday, Sept. 21 3 - 8 p.m., on the green space east of Patterson Hall. "1BlueString is a music festival that spreads awareness that sexual assault does not have a gender - it is about power and control,"  more

USD Professor Emeritus to Present 66th Annual Harrington Lecture
VERMILLION, South Dakota, Sept. 4 -- The University of South Dakota issued the following news: Istvan Gombocz, Ph.D., presents "The German Enlightenment in the International Context" at the 66th annual Harrington Lecture at the University of South Dakota on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. at Farber Hall in Old Main. Gombocz, who retired last year after 29 years at USD, is professor emeritus of German in the Department of Modern Languages & Linguistics. After earning his bachelor's degree at the L  more

USD Receives Information Technology Infrastructure Grants
VERMILLION, South Dakota, Sept. 7 -- The University of South Dakota issued the following news: The University of South Dakota received two grants to improve research networking capability on campus and throughout the state. The Western South Dakota Research and Education Network award from the National Science Foundation Campus Cyberinfrastructure Program is a federally funded, $700,000 grant that supports a two-year project to build more advanced campus networks for Black Hills State Universi  more