KDLT Home KDLT on Facebook KDLT on Twitter Get the KDLT iPhone App Get the KDLT Android App

SDSU Tries to Beat the Heat



Bookmark and Share

Students at South Dakota State are calling the heat "horrible" as continues to sit in the nineties. About half of the residence halls at SDSU are equipped with air conditioning. This forces the unlucky ones to either deal with the tough conditions, or find any cool location they can.

"You're trying to find air all the time and it's impossible to stay cool in here," said sophomore Kelli Naatz describing the coniditions in her own dorm room.

Two students reportedly sought medical attention due to the extreme heat. Neither suffered any serious repercussions.

The university staff members are doing just about all they can to keep students safe in the sweltering heat by supplying water stations and keeping air conditioned buildings open twenty four hours a day.

Naatz says she was encouraged to evacuate her residence hall on Monday night, and seek cooler shelter elsewhere.

University spokesperson Mike Lockrem says the university is doing its best to educate students on the importance of staying hydrated and healthy throughout this heatwave. He hopes to see portable air conditioners installed in the lacking residence halls within the next few days.

For the time being, the university is also offering off-campus housing options, such as nearby hotel rooms. However, some students are choosing to brave the heat.

"We don't really have a choice," said Freshman Alex Macki. "We just get the fans going and stick it out."

This is the first time Lockrem can remember a heat wave as severe during the school year, in more than twenty five years.
< Prev Story Back To Top Next Story >
     

Sioux Falls Stampede Honor Longtime Fan  story with video

Over the years, Max Honke has collected a drawer full of mementos from the Sioux Falls Stampede ...

Vigil Held To Remember Dalton Williams  story with video

It's been two years since 16-year-old Dalton Williams was shot and killed by his ...

Gas Prices Plummeting In Sioux Falls  story with video

You could call it an early Christmas gift. Gas prices haven't been this low in ...

Massage Therapist Reacts To Prostitution Arrest  story with video  Dec. 18

Sioux Falls Breaks Building Permit Record  story with video  Dec. 18

Body Shops Around Sioux Falls Are Backed Up  Dec. 18

Teen Allegedly Holds Girlfriend Against Her Will  Dec. 18

Permit Approved For SD Anti-Police Brutality March  Dec. 18

Grain Elevator Collapses In Egan  Dec. 18

SFPD Looking For Casino Robbery Suspects  Dec. 18

SDN To Buy Sioux Valley Wireless  Dec. 18

SD Supreme Court Says Gambling Promos Not Taxable  Dec. 18

Wild Card 2 Ticket Sold In Huron Worth $6,000  Dec. 18

New Manager Named For SD State Fair  Dec. 18

ROTC Sergeant At BHSU Acquitted Of Rape Charge  Dec. 18

Final Reminders Of Iowa Casino Remain Temporarily  Dec. 18

Survey On Deer Licensing System 'Pretty Neutral'  Dec. 18

Mankato Man Recovering After Severe Brain Injury  Dec. 18

SD Supreme Court Says RV Seizure In Meth Case OK  Dec. 18

Federal Jury Finds Man Guilty Of Drug Conspiracy  Dec. 18

KDLT News Archive
     

Massage Therapist Reacts To Prostitution Arrest  story with video

It was a little over a week ago that an employee at ...

SFPD Looking For Casino Robbery Suspects

Sioux Falls Police have released pictures of two ...

SDN To Buy Sioux Valley Wireless

SDN Communications announced today its intentions to ...

Grain Elevator Collapses In Egan  Dec. 18

Teen Allegedly Holds Girlfriend Against Her Will  Dec. 18

Mankato Man Recovering After Severe Brain Injury  Dec. 18

Body Shops Around Sioux Falls Are Backed Up  Dec. 18

New Manager Named For SD State Fair  Dec. 18

KDLT News Archive
     

USD Women set school record for points  story with video

VERMILLION, S. D. – The South Dakota women's ...

Balanced attack leads SDSU over Arkansas/Little Rock  story with video

BROOKINGS, S. D. —Freshman Ellie Thompson (Chaska, Minn ...

Marshall, Jacks win in OT

LOGAN, Utah – George Marshall scored 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds in his ...

Bos hits game-winner for Coyotes  story with video  Dec. 18

Weber enjoying first job as a head coach  Dec. 18

Johnston knows tough schedule will help  story with video  Dec. 18

St. Pierre gets 3rd All-American award  story with video  Dec. 18

Nagy excited to have Marshall  story with video  Dec. 18

KDLT Sports Stories
     
Back To Top