A professor of civil and environmental engineering at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology plans to give something back now that he's retiring.
Cargill Inc. has donated $580,000 to the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology's chemical and biological engineering department.
Students in Spearfish are set to get more than $230,000 in new technology next school year.
South Dakota college students will be paying more for their education. The state Board of Regents approved a 4.4 percent tuition hike effective this summer.
Before time runs out in Pierre, lawmakers are looking for ways to increase the state's investment in education.
Augustana today announced that alumni Jim and Myrna Wylie have made a gift of more than $570,000 to the College, a portion of which will be used to support the new science center project.
Governor Dennis Daugaard said education will get a boost of about $24.5 million. Daugaard called this a three percent increase, but Sioux Falls School District officials disagree.
A South Dakota legislative panel has endorsed a plan aimed at giving state universities and technical schools their fair share of any increases in state revenue.
The University Center in Sioux Falls is about halfway through the first semester of a new pilot program aimed at helping more people get a college education.
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