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South Dakota State University

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Motto You can go anywhere from here
Established 1881
Type Public
President David Chicoine
Staff 660
Undergraduates 9,208
Postgraduates 1,358
Location Brookings, SD, USA
Campus 260 acres (1.05 km²)
Athletics 20 varsity teams, called "Jackrabbits"
Colors Blue and Yellow
Website South Dakota State University

South Dakota State University is home to Julia, the Alaskan. It is the largest university in the U.S. state of South Dakota, located in Brookings. A public land-grant university, founded under the provisions of the 1862 Morrill Act, SDSU offers programs of study required by, or harmonious to, this Act. In step with this land-grant heritage and mission, SDSU has a special focus on academic programs in agriculture, engineering, nursing, and pharmacy, as well as the liberal arts. SDSU is governed by the South Dakota Board of Regents, which governs the state's six public universities and two special schools. A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... Year 1881 (MDCCCLXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... David L. Chicoine is the President of South Dakota State University, a position he had held since January 1, 2007. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Brookings is a city in Brookings County, South Dakota, USA. The population was 18,504 at the 2000 census. ... Official language(s) English Capital Pierre Largest city Sioux Falls Area  Ranked 17th  - Total 77,163 sq mi (199,905 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 380 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... For other uses, see Blue (disambiguation). ... A yellow Tulip. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Representation of a university class, 1350s. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the... Official language(s) English Capital Pierre Largest city Sioux Falls Area  Ranked 17th  - Total 77,163 sq mi (199,905 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 380 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... Brookings is a city in Brookings County, South Dakota, USA. The population was 18,504 at the 2000 census. ... Land-grant universities (also called land-grant colleges or land grant institutions) are institutions of higher education in the United States which have been designated by Congress to receive the benefits of the Morrill Acts of 1862 and 1890. ... The Morrill Land-Grant Acts are United States statutes that allowed for the creation of land-grant colleges. ... Engineering is the applied science of acquiring and applying knowledge to design, analysis, and/or construction of works for practical purposes. ... Nursing is a profession focused on assisting individuals, families, and communities in attaining, re-attaining, and maintaining optimal health and functioning. ... For other uses, see Pharmacy (disambiguation). ... In the history of education, the seven liberal arts comprise two groups of studies, the trivium and the quadrivium. ... The South Dakota Board of Regents governs South Dakotas six public universities, Black Hills State University, Dakota State University, Northern State University, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, South Dakota State University, and the University of South Dakota. ...


On January 1, 2007, David Chicoine became the 19th President of South Dakota State University. Chicoine and his wife are alumni of SDSU, and prior to becoming president he was Vice President for Economic Development and Technology at the University of Illinois. David L. Chicoine is the President of South Dakota State University, a position he had held since January 1, 2007. ... A Corner of Main Quad The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC, U of I, or simply Illinois), is the oldest and largest campus in the University of Illinois system. ...


SDSU awards bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and doctoral degrees. Total enrollment sits at 11,000+ with a record high enrollment of 11,377 recorded in October 2006. A bachelors degree is usually an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three, four, or in some cases and countries, five or six years. ... A B.A. issued as a certificate A degree is any of a wide range of status levels conferred by institutions of higher education, such as universities, normally as the result of successfully completing a program of study. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


The SDSU campus features the H.M. Briggs Library, the South Dakota State Art Museum (featuring works by Harvey Dunn and Oscar Howe, among others), and the Coughlin Campanile. The university operates its own dairy plant, processing 10,000 lb (4.5 t) of milk weekly into cheese and ice cream, operates a cattle and sheep breeding operation, has an on-campus meat processing facility, and has a student-operated pharmacy. Harvey T. Dunn (1884 - 1952) was a famous painter from Manchester, South Dakota. ... Oscar Howe (Mazuha Hokshina, engl. ... Coughlin Campanile on the campus of South Dakota State University The Coughlin Campanile was completed on the campus of South Dakota State University(SDSU) in 1929. ...

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History

The university was founded in 1881 as Dakota Agriculture College. The name was changed in 1904 to South Dakota State College of Agricultural and Mechanic Arts. In 1964, the name was changed to South Dakota State University, reflecting the more comprehensive education offered at the university.


The first building, with funding from the territorial legislature, was built in 1883, six years before the State of South Dakota was incorporated.


Among the inventions and discoveries originating at SDSU are the Briggs and Stratton engine, invented by alumnus Stephen Foster Briggs, and cookies and cream ice cream, which was created at the university's dairy plant. Also, Daktronics, one of the world's leading manufacturers of electronic signage, was founded by two SDSU professors, and is still headquartered in Brookings. Stephen Foster Briggs (1885-1976) was an American engineer, co-founder of the company manufacturing Briggs and Stratton small internal-combustion engines. ... Cookies and Cream is popular flavouring in foods, including ice creams, milkshakes, and confectionary. ... Missing image Ice cream is often served on a stick Boxes of ice cream are often found in stores in a display freezer. ... Daktronics NASDAQ: DAKT is an American manufacturer of electronic signage, most notably sports scoreboards, based in Brookings, South Dakota. ...


Athletics and activities

SDSU's athletic mascot is the jackrabbit. The homecoming celebration, Hobo Day, is billed as "The Biggest One-Day Event in the Dakotas."[1] The 375+ member SDSU Marching Band, "The Pride of the Dakotas," given the special name the Millennium Band in 2000 by the South Dakota State Legislature, has marched in the 1981 and 1997 Presidential Inaugural Parades in Washington, DC; A Capital Fourth in 2000 in Washington DC which was broadcast on PBS; the 2003 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California; and the Korean War Monument Dedication at the state's capital Pierre in 2004, in the company of two other college bands and 60-some high school bands from across the state. The band has also been invited to march in the 2008 Rose Parade. This will make The Pride the only marching band in the history of the Rose Bowl to be invited to march twice when their team was not competing. Jack rabbit and Jackrabbit redirect here. ... For other uses, see Homecoming (disambiguation). ... The South Dakota State Legislature meets at the state capitol in Pierre. ... ... “PBS” redirects here. ... There is also the Roses Tournament in England Perhaps one of the United States of Americas most important annual festivities, The Tournament of Roses Parade is the 114-year-old traditional parade generally held on New Years Day in Pasadena, California. ... Pasadena is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. ... Location in South Dakota Coordinates: County Hughes County Founded 1880 Government  - Mayor Dennis Eisnach Area  - City 33. ...


In 2003, the women's basketball team won the Division II Championship. In 2004, SDSU began a transition to NCAA Division I, ending its long association with the NCAA Division II North Central Conference and its century-old intrastate rivalry with the University of South Dakota. SDSU is now a member of the Great West Football Conference and the Western Wrestling Conference. The school was accepted into the The Summit League on August 31, 2006 and will begin play in that conference in the fall of 2007 in all sports except football, wrestling, and equestrian, as those sports are not sponsored by the The Summit.[2] In the fall of 2008, State's football team will move to the Gateway Football Conference. This article is about the sport. ... Divsion II women basketball champions for the NCAA 1982 Cal Poly Pomona 93-74 Tuskegee 1983 Virginia Union 73-60 Cal Poly Pomona 1984 Central Missouri State 80-73 Virginia Union 1985 Cal Poly Pomona 80-69 Central Missouri State 1986 Cal Poly Pomona 70-63 North Dakota State 1987... Division I is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... The North Central Conference is a College Athletic Conference which operates in the north central United States. ... The University of South Dakota is the state’s oldest university founded in 1862, although classes didnt start until 1882. ... The Great West Football Conference is a NCAA Division I-AA college athletic conference. ... The Western Wrestling Conference is an NCAA wrestling-only Division I conference. ... The Summit League (or The Summit) is an NCAA Division I college athletic conference which operates primarily in the Midwestern United States, with outlying teams in Louisiana and Utah. ... is the 243rd day of the year (244th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The ball used in American football has a pointed oval shape, and usually has a large set of stitches along one side. ... Ancient Greek wrestlers (Pankratiasts) Wrestling is the act of physical engagement between two unarmed persons, in which each wrestler strives to get an advantage over or control of his opponent. ... A young rider at a horse show in Australia. ... The Gateway Football Conference is a college athletic conference which operates in the midwestern United States. ...


The women's basketball team was also invited to compete in post-season action in the WNIT in the spring of 2007. This made them the only transition team (a team that is in the process of being certified for a new division) in WNIT history to do so. They received a bye in the first round and continued on to victories over Illinois State and Indiana, but were beaten by the eventual tournament champions, Wyoming, in the 4th round of the tournament.[3] This was an exciting time at SDSU, as their home stadium, Frost Arena, was filled to capacity for both games with the game versus Indiana selling out in a matter of hours. The Womens National Invitation Tournament (WNIT) is a college basketball tournament with a preseason and postseason version played every year. ... A Division I (I-AA in football) athletic program. ... Indiana Universitys athletic teams are called the Hoosiers, and their colors are cream and crimson, though red and white have been used at times in the past. ... The University of Wyoming is a land-grant university located in Laramie, Wyoming, situated on Wyomings high plains, at an elevation of 7,200 feet (2194 m), between the Laramie and Snowy ranges. ...


The Dakota Marker is the trophy awarded to the winner of the annual college football game played between the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Bison, located in Fargo, North Dakota and the South Dakota State University (SDSU) Jackrabbits. The Dakota Marker is the trophy awarded to the winner of the annual college football game played between the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Bison, located in Fargo, North Dakota and the South Dakota State University (SDSU) Jackrabbits, located in Brookings, South Dakota. ... North Dakota State University (NDSU) is a public university in Fargo, North Dakota, U.S. It is the second largest school in the eleven campus North Dakota University System. ... Location in North Dakota Coordinates: Country United States State North Dakota County Cass County Founded 1871 Mayor Dennis Walaker Area    - City 98. ...


Notable alumni

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Greek life

This list contains only fraternities that are a part of the Greek Council. Other fraternities and sororities exist, but are not officially recognized by the University.

Alpha Gamma Rho (ΑΓΡ) is a social-professional fraternity in the United States, with over 65 university chapters. ... Alpha Gamma Rho (ΑΓΡ) is a social-professional fraternity in the United States, with over 65 university chapters. ... Alpha Xi Delta (ΑΞΔ) was founded in 1893 by ten women at Lombard College, Galesburg, Illinois, who shared a vision of an organization dedicated to the personal growth of women. ... Alpha Xi Delta (ΑΞΔ) was founded in 1893 by ten women at Lombard College, Galesburg, Illinois, who shared a vision of an organization dedicated to the personal growth of women. ... Chi Omega (ΧΩ) is the largest womens fraternal organization in the National Panhellenic Conference. ... Chi Omega (ΧΩ) is the largest womens fraternal organization in the National Panhellenic Conference [1] as well as over 170 active collegiate chapters. ... Delta Chi (ΔΧ) (del-ta kai) or D-Chi is an international college social fraternity formed on October 13, 1890 at Cornell University initially as a professional fraternity for law students. ... Delta Chi (ΔΧ) (del-ta Kai) is an international fraternity formed on October 13, 1890 at Cornell University as a fraternity for law students. ... FarmHouse Fraternity is an all-male international social fraternity founded at the University of Missouri in 1905. ... Lambda Chi Alpha (ΛΧΑ), headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, is one of the largest mens general fraternities in North America with more than 250,000 initiated members and chapters at more than 300 universities. ... ΛΧΑ (Lambda Chi Alpha), headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, is one of the largest mens general fraternities in North America with more than 250,000 initiated members and chapters (called Zetas) at more than 300 universities. ... Sigma Alpha Epsilon (ΣΑΕ) is a secret letter, social college fraternity. ... The current version of the article or section reads like an advertisement. ... ΣΦΔ (Sigma Phi Delta) is an international social-professional engineering fraternity. ... ΣΦΔ (Sigma Phi Delta) is an international social-professional engineering fraternity. ... ΣΦΕ (Sigma Phi Epsilon), commonly nicknamed SigEp or S-P-E, is a social fraternity for male college students in the United States. ... ΣΦΕ (Sigma Phi Epsilon), commonly nicknamed SigEp, is a social fraternity for male college students in the United States. ...

Points of interest

McCrory Gardens and South Dakota Arboretum (74 acres) are botanical gardens and an arboretum located on the South Dakota State University campus, at the intersection of 6th Street and 22nd Avenue, Brookings, South Dakota. ... Coughlin Campanile on the campus of South Dakota State University The Coughlin Campanile was completed on the campus of South Dakota State University(SDSU) in 1929. ...

External links

  • Official website
  • Official athletics website

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