Your Future is Here! South Dakota Board of Regents                                                                                July 1, 2011      

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Dakota State Students Earn Recognition

Student organizations at Dakota State University were recognized by the South Dakota Board of Regents for their academic excellence, community service, and organizational leadership.

Psychology Degree to be Offered in Rapid City; New Robotics Minor and Certificate Programs Also Approved

In a series of academic program actions, the South Dakota Board of Regents has approved the expanded offering of a popular undergraduate degree in psychology, a new minor in robotics, and seven new certificate programs.



University Centers Increase Higher Education Access Statewide

University centers in Sioux Falls, Pierre, and Rapid City are increasing student access to public higher education at a time when South Dakota needs more highly-educated citizens to fulfill current and future workforce demands.

Planning for University Athletic Facilities Proceeds
The South Dakota Board of Regents gave permission for preliminary planning to proceed on three new athletic facilities at South Dakota State University and The University of South Dakota.


Other News



Five University Researchers Earn State Research Grants

Competitive state research grants were awarded to five faculty members from South Dakota public universities. The immediate benefit is to help advance their individual research projects, but the long-term goal is to strengthen the state’s capacity for research and technology development.