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4 Broadcaster Press New Graduate Programs Approved At USD SPEARFISH, S.D. – The first doctoral program in sustainability in this region has been approved at the University of South Dakota. The South Dakota Board of Regents this week granted USD’s request to offer both the master of science degree and the Ph.D. degree in sustainability. USD is one of only 16 schools nationally with an undergraduate degree in sustainability. It would now offer the first such doctoral program available in the central United States. Sustainability is an emerging field that seeks to address complex and interdisciplinary issues, focusing on systems that are environmentally sound and economically profitable now and into the future. USD’s graduate programming in sustainability emphasizes research and will be offered through face-to-face instruction. Campus officials noted that companies employing full-time sustainability professionals have increased 400 percent since 2000 across North America. In other action, the regents approved a master of science degree in business analytics at USD. It will prepare graduates to implement data science solutions to business problems by using applied mathematics, statistics, computer science, and computing technology. In support of the business analytics degree, USD officials cited labor force data showing that management analyst and market research analyst positions are expected to grow between 8 percent and 20 percent in South Dakota through 2024. More than 25 businesses along the Interstate 29 corridor in South Dakota have expressed support for the program. Nursing Scholarship Available To Students YANKTON, SD (March 28, 2018) – The Avera Sacred Heart Foundation is offering the Lori Ann Schrempp Memorial Nursing Student Scholarship to nursing students who are continuing their education to become a Registered Nurse. The scholarship was established in 2002 in memory of Lori, a nurse at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital for more than 22 years. Lori’s life was tragically cut short when a LifeNet helicopter en route to transport a patient crashed. She was the LifeNet nurse on board. The pilot and paramedic also perished in the crash. Lori had a way of teaching nurses not only the duties of the job, but also the compassion and spirit of the job. This nursing scholarship will give preference to nontraditional students; however, nursing students who meet the other criteria will also be considered. The value of the scholarship is $500. Applicants who qualify are those who are in their third or fourth year of a B.S.N. program, or first or second year of an Associate’s program. Applicants should be a resident of one of the following Avera Sacred Heart Hospital service area counties: Bon Homme, Charles Mix, Clay, Douglas, Gregory, Hutchinson, Todd, Tripp, Turner, Union and Yankton, and the Nebraska counties of Boyd, Cedar, Holt, Knox or Pierce. Applications will consist of an application form, resume, letter of reference from a faculty member, and a written narrative that focuses on: passion for nursing, community involvement, and demonstrations of Avera Sacred Heart values of hospitality, compassion and stewardship. The deadline for all applications is April 15. The award is given in May of each year. This scholarship may only be given to an applicant once. Applications are to be mailed to The Avera Sacred Heart Foundation, 501 Summit St., Yankton, SD, 57078. For further information, email the Foundation at taylor.tramp@avera. org, or call (605) 668-8310. R??b?? C???n? C????ra?i??! April 3, 2018 www.broadcasteronline.com Gov. Daugaard Announces $38.96 Million For Water Projects PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved $38.96 million for water and wastewater projects. The board met March 27 in Pierre. The $38.96 million total includes $7.123 million in grants and $31.841 million in low-interest loans, with nearly $2.058 million in principal forgiveness. The grants and loans awarded by the board are administered through the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). “I am pleased to announce that this financial assistance is available,” said Gov. Daugaard. “These grant and loan awards will result in better drinking water, improved wastewater treatment and enhanced protection of the environment.” A grant was awarded to: • Colman, $23,000 grant amendment for water system improvements Loans were awarded to: • Bridgewater, $243,000 loan for water meter replacement • Crooks, $3.266 million, which includes loans of $2.052 million for wastewater collection and $1.214 million for water distribution system improvements • Lake Norden, $1.477 million loan for water system improvements • Philip, $1.141 million, which includes loans of $605,000 for wastewater system improvements and $536,000 for storm water improvements • Presho, $1.198 million loan for Main Street wastewater and storm sewer improvements Loans with principal forgiveness were awarded to: • Clark Rural Water System, $2.95 million loan for connections to Willow Lake and Bradley and system improvements, with $1.27 million in principal forgiveness • Oelrichs, $447,000 loan for water meters and water system improvements with $357,600 in principal forgiveness • Ree Heights, $509,000 loan for water system improvements with $430,000 in principal forgiveness Grant and loan packages were awarded to: • Dell Rapids, $7.148 million, which includes a $2 million grant and loans of $2.662 million for sanitary and storm sewer improvements and $2.486 million for water mains • Humboldt, $4.166 million, which includes a $2 million grant and a $1.876 million loan for wastewater collection improvements and a $290,000 loan for water meter replacement • Lake Byron Sanitary District, $5.475 million for wastewater collection and treatment system construction, which includes a $2 million grant and a $3.475 million loan • Sioux Rural Water System, $10.921 million for system improvements and service to Hazel, which includes a $1.1 million grant and a $9.821 million loan The grants and loans were awarded from DENR’s Consolidated Water Facilities Construction Program, Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program and Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program. The Consolidated Water Facilities Construction Program, funded in part by revenues from the Petroleum Release Compensation Tank Inspection fee and the sale of lotto tickets, provides grants and loans for water, wastewater and watershed projects. The State of South Dakota and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fund the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program, which provides low-interest loans for public drinking water system projects. The State of South Dakota and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fund the Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program, which provides low-interest loans for wastewater, storm water and nonpoint source projects. Principal forgiveness is a subsidy option that results in a reduced loan repayment amount for the borrower. 25th Annual Sioux Empire Water Fest BROOKINGS, S.D. - South Dakota youth from 49 area schools had an opportunity to learn about their water resource during the 25th Annual Sioux Empire Water Fest held March 13 and 14, 2018 on the campus of the University of Sioux Falls. "Through fun activities and displays, youth learned about the various aspects of water literacy - ranging from understanding the water cycle, to how our daily actions impact the resource," said Katherine Jaeger, SDSU Extension Youth Outdoor Education Field Specialist and member of the Water Fest planning committee. Jaeger explained the purpose of the event is to inspire interest among fourth-graders in science, technology, engineering and math or STEM topics. "Research shows that during the upper elementary school and lower middle school years student engagement in STEM subjects begins to decrease - particularly in female 4-H Youth Program Advisor- Minyouth. Through Water Fest, we nehaha County; Nathan Skadsen, hope to make STEM education SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Program fun and engaging to can create a Advisor- Minnehaha County; Alicia renewed passion or to introduce Petersen, SDSU Extension 4-H them to entirely new topic areas Youth Program Advisor- McCook that may interest them," she said. County and Megan Kludt, SDSU Jaeger was among a team of Extension 4-H Youth Program AdviSDSU Extension and South Dakota sor- Lincoln County. 4-H staff who participated in organMore about South Dakota 4-H izing the event that provided fun, SDSU Extension's 4-H Youth hands-on learning opportunities to Development Program is a partner2,166 students. ship of federal (USDA), state (Land "As the outreach arm of our land Grant University), and county grant university, SDSU Extension resources through youth outreach has a mission to provide researchactivities of SDSU Extension. Youth backed information to the public," learn and experience Leadership, Jaeger said. "This event is a great Health and Wellness, Science and opportunity to share information Ag-Vocacy through a network of with youth." professional staff and volunteers Along with Jaeger, the other reaching more than 9,000 enrolled SDSU B Extension and South Dakota members with yearly programoa participated in in 4-H staffrwhodca steronlthe 2x1 e.coming efforts to an additional 35,000 event include: John McMaine, youth m participants. SDSU Extension Water Management To learn more, contact your Engineer; Christine Wood, SDSU Ex- local SDSU Extension 4-H Youth tension 4-H STEM Field Specialist; Program Advisor. Chuck Martinell, SDSU Extension Broadcasteronline.c om YOUR RADIATOR HEADQUARTERS! Buy Local! 3x1 Broadcasteronline.c Shop the om On-Hand & In-Stock! NO WAITING! • Great Parts • Great Warranty Cox Auto 1007 Broadway Ave Yankton, SD 605•665•4494 Classifieds! 4x1 “Embrace Your Voice” Starbucks Ribbon Cutting Starbucks held a Ribbon Cutting March 21st In December of 2017 the Vermillion HyVee remodeled their dining room to add Starbucks to their store. The new Starbucks addition was completed in early January. The VCDC was excited to share the morning with Starbucks with their regularly scheduled Coffee Hour on Wednesday mornings. Pictured above from left to right: Mayor Jack Powell; Jill Norman, District Manager for Starbucks Licensed Stores; Katlyn Hillman; Samantha Haakinson, Starbucks Manager; Josh Fleitman, Asst. Manager; Glenn Graesser, Manager of HyVee Perishables and Nate Welch, VCDC Executive Director. Starbucks hours are 6 am – 8 pm, 7 days a week. Serving hot and cold specialty drinks and pastries, Starbucks coffee beans, mugs and novelties. Starbucks can be reached through HyVee at 605-624-5574. April 2018 Sexual Assault Awareness Month #SAAM in Vermillion Serving Clay, Union, Turner Counties in South Dakota 605-624-5311 Jim and Monica, owners of Cafè Brule, Bru2 and Dakota Brickhouse invite you to: Open House & Ribbon Cutting of Bru2! Bru 2 coffeehouse Tuesday, April 10th 4:30-6:00pm Ribbon Cutting at 5:15pm 1110 E Cherry St. Food and Refreshments will be served
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