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The Power of Rebranding: Organizations Revamping Image

If it feels like we’ve had a lot of rebranding stories lately,  you’re right. University Center, Sioux Falls Catholic Schools and Dakota State University all made changes this month. Now, another organization is looking to revamp its image. The City of Sioux Falls, the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Sioux Falls Development Foundation are working together to…

University of South Dakota’s 18th President Sworn In

VERMILLION S.D.-After 21 years, the University of South Dakota in Vermillion has a new president. “Ladies and gentlemen please rise in joining me in welcoming the University of South Dakota’s 18th President, Sheila K. Gestring,” said Former President Jim Abbott during the school’s 2019 President Inauguration. Sheila Gestring is leading the school she’s known for 13 years. During her speech,…

DSU Debuts “Campus Watch” Program

       MADISON, S.D.- On college campuses across the country a big concern is safety, especially when students are out and about late in the evening. Staff at Dakota State University in Madison are taking a proactive approach to keep people safe. Juniors Nathan Kramer and Ezra Chona have always made it a top priority to look out for their friends…

South Dakota Lawmakers Advance Bill Ending University Union

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota lawmakers have advanced a bill that would end collective bargaining at the state’s public universities. The House State Affairs Committee voted Wednesday to send the bill to the chamber’s floor. It hasn’t yet passed through the Senate. House Speaker Mark Mickelson says his goal is to promote the flexibility and nimbleness of the institutions….

Expert: South Dakota Won’t Feel Big Economic Impact From Recent Hurricane Activity

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – An economics professor at Augustana University says South Dakota likely won’t see any huge negative effects due to the recent hurricanes. Robert Wright, the Nef Family Chair of Political Economy, says that gas prices will probably continue to rise a little, only because some oil refineries in Texas were shut down as a result of Hurricane…

Criminal Justice Student Eligible For Tuition Restitution

Globe University and the Minnesota School of Business have been ordered to pay restitution to more than 1,200 criminal justice students. The for-profit schools in Woodbury were found in violation of the state’s deceptive trade practices law. Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson sued the schools in 2014 claiming that many criminal justice students were surprised to find out their degree…