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State Capitol Hosts Student Researchers March 2
South Dakota colleges and universities will send 12 outstanding undergraduate student researchers to the State Capitol this week to share their research work with lawmakers and the public.

$2.66 Billion Economic Impact from Higher Education in South Dakota
The six public universities in South Dakota generate $2.66 billion a year in annual economic impact within the state, from a state investment of $197 million. That is a key finding from a research report released today that measures public higher education’s impact on the state economy.

Research Study Verifies Growing Economic Impact of Higher Education
A research study that measures the impact of South Dakota’s six public universities on the state economy will be released Tuesday, Jan. 31, at a briefing for state lawmakers in Pierre.

Statement of the South Dakota Board of Regents on President Heather Wilson’s Nomination to be Next Air Force Secretary
The President of the United States announced today his intention to nominate Heather Wilson, president of the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, as the next Secretary of the U.S. Air Force.

Universities Tackle Workforce Shortage Problem
An estimated 33,000 new jobs are expected to be created in South Dakota between 2012 and 2022, based on state labor department projections. The state’s challenge is to supply an adequate pool of skilled workers to fill those positions. New data confirm a robust majority of students who graduate from South Dakota’s six public universities remain in state after completing a degree, but that efforts must intensify to boost graduate production going forward.

New Associate Degrees Approved for Dakota State and USD
The South Dakota Board of Regents has approved new associate degrees aimed at meeting identified workforce development needs. Starting next fall, two-year degrees will be available in integrated science from the University of South Dakota and in web development from Dakota State University.

New Educational Options Available at University Center-Sioux Falls
he South Dakota Board of Regents has approved a new certificate in web design at University Center-Sioux Falls and will also bring an existing certificate program in graphic design to the off-campus center. Both are offered through the University of South Dakota.

New Postsecondary Certificate Options Available to Students
New certificate programs at three South Dakota public universities offer more options to students pursuing workforce and career development opportunities. The South Dakota Board of Regents approved the academic offerings at its meeting this week in Vermillion.