Your Future is Here! South Dakota Board of Regents                                                                                          April 6, 2009      

Regents Update is distributed following the South Dakota Board of Regents' regular business meeting. Click on the headline below for the full news release.

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Dr. Richard Belatti retires after serving on the South Dakota Board of Regents from 2003 to 2009

Hall of Fame Room at NSU Dedicated to Jewett


Northern State Students Honored with Awards

The South Dakota Board of Regents presented Northern State University
student organizations with awards recognizing their academic work, community
service, and leadership.

Regents Set Tuition and Mandatory Fees for 2009-10

Tuition and mandatory fees will go up an average of 5.9 percent to cover
the public university system’s general operations next year.

School of Mines Offers Graduate Degree in Emerging Field

The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology has been approved to
offer a master’s degree starting this fall in robotics and intelligent autonomous systems, an emerging technical field on the cutting edge of modern robotics.

SDSU Takes Journalism Master's Online

The M.S. degree in communication studies and journalism will be available to students via the Internet beginning this fall.

Dakota State Creates Online Health Informatics Degree

Dakota State University will begin offering a master’s degree in health
informatics online starting this fall.


Student Athletes Do Well in Public Universities

A Board of Regents’ report on the academic performance of student
athletes shows athletes and non-athletes generally perform at similar levels across the public university system.

Opportunity Scholarship Reaps Positive Impacts

Rigorous course-taking requirements tied to the state’s merit-based
scholarship has resulted in fewer students needing to take remedial courses, improved performance on the ACT exam, and enhanced student retention once they are enrolled in college.

Jewett Completes 10 Years of Service as Regents' President

Harvey C. Jewett, president of the South Dakota Board of Regents since
1999, announced today he will not seek another term as the board’s president.


Other News


Governor Signs Bill Authorizing Higher Education Center in Rapid City


Math/Science Partnerships Awarded Grant Funding

Seven projects partnering public universities with South Dakota K-12 schools
will receive nearly $350,000 in federal grant funding to improve science and mathematics instruction in the middle and high schools.


Perry to Retire from Board of Regents' System

The South Dakota Board of Regents announces that Dr. Robert T. Tad Perry
will retire as executive director at the end of the current fiscal year.

University Center Ribbon Cutting