Your Future is Here! South Dakota Board of Regents                                                                                  June 29, 2010      

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SDSU Offers New Visual Arts Certificates

Two certificate programs in animation and art history will offer new
options for students who complete visual arts courses at South Dakota State University.

Regents Recognize SDSU Student Organizations

Student organizations at South Dakota State University were recognized
for academic excellence, community service, and organizational leadership during a regular meeting of the South Dakota Board of Regents.

Student Regent Honored
Regents President Terry Baloun congratulates Melanie Jeppesen as
she completes her two-year term as a student regent on the South Dakota Board of Regents. Jeppesen was appointed in June 2008 while an undergraduate student at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, and continued her service while a graduate student attending Black Hills State University.



Three Off-Campus Centers Serve Statewide Higher Education Needs

Reports prepared by three off-campus centers at Sioux Falls, Pierre, and Rapid City demonstrate the important role they play to increase student access to public higher education across South Dakota.

New General Studies Degree Helps ‘Ready Adults’ Graduate

The public university system in South Dakota has developed a new degree aimed specifically at students who want to earn a bachelor’s degree and already have a significant number of college credits completed.

Corporate Communication Degree Added to Black Hills State Offerings

The South Dakota Board of Regents Thursday approved a new undergraduate degree in corporate communication at Black Hills State University. It also authorized the university to deliver its existing mass communication degree to students in Rapid City.

Dakota State’s MBA to Emphasize Information Technology Tools

Dakota State University in Madison has received the go-ahead to offer a specialized master of business administration degree that reflects the university’s unique information technology mission and is designed to provide a flexible approach specifically for the Sioux Falls region. It will be offered starting this fall at University Center in Sioux Falls.

Kaiser to Assume Leadership at South Dakota School for the Deaf

The long-time superintendent of the South Dakota School for the Blind
and Visually Impaired has a new role. Effective immediately, Marjorie Kaiser will become superintendent of the South Dakota School for the Deaf as well.


Other News


Seven University Researchers Awarded Grants

Competitive state grants awarded this week to seven public university faculty members will help advance their individual research projects. The state’s long-term goal, however, is to strengthen the capacity for research and technology development across the public university system.