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SEP ' 5 1996
Board of Regents release county contribution reports
The Board of Regents released a scries of contribution reports to South Dakota's counties this week. The reports highlight some of the university activities'that affect the quality of life for Souih Dakotans. Some of the services provided through South Dakota's public universities arc listed below:
� The SDSU Transportation Technology Transfer Service consulted with and provided workshops for high-'Way.departmcnts across the state.
� The Cooperative Extension Service's SHINE (Senior Health Information and Insurance Education) program saved South Dakota seniors over $140,000 last year by providing free financial counseling assistance to seniors.
� State-Wide Educational Services, located at USD. provided tclccourses and independent study courses to students across the state.
� The Non-Profu Grams Assistance Office at DSU provided technical assistance to non-profit groups across the State helping organization with fund raising, development, and grant seeking and writing.
Many already know about the services provided through our universities as they have personally benefited.
However, many do not know of the many hours of technical assistance and consultation provided by South Dakota's universities to help local gov-frnmcnts and small businesses, or the various programs offered to our public schools and teachers to improve educational opportunities for our children, or any of the countless other outreach services provided by Souih Dakota public higher education system.
Board of Regents Executive Director. Robert T. Tad Perry said. "Public higher education has a long tradition of providing valuable services to communities across the state. The County Contribution Reports are just one part of a continuing effort to share with citizens information about South Dakota's investment in public higher education. The reports also serve to alert people to the many services and programs available to them through the university system."
If you would like to learn more about what South Dakota's universities are doing in your area, please feel free to contact Zaehary 'Ainsworth. Information/Research at (he Board Office, or e-mail: email@example.com(acc. sd. us. _SEE full report, pag�3
Board of Regents report to Edmt
South Dakota Higher Education R
Population (est. 1995) � 4,344
Students at Board of Regents Institutions (Fall 1995) �131
1 lytizens throughout South Dakota by cost
Cooperative Extension Service The Cooperative Extension Service sponsors the Moonlighting Weight Control Group for Edmunds County. The group shares information and learning about nutrition, weight loss, exercise, and provides moral support. The group has emphasized walking to keep fit. and together the fifteen participants have walked 1,780 miles and lost 204 pounds during the fifteen week workshop series.
The SHINE (Senior Health Information and Insurance Education) program is a cooperative effort of the South Dakota State University Cooperative Extension Service and other agencies and associations. Volunteers arc trained through the local Extension Office to provide free assistance to seniors with Medicare. Mcdicaid. insurance forms, and medical bills. Last year volunteers provided nearly 2.000 hours of direct counseling to over 1.400 seniors across the state, which resulted in savings of over $140.000 in savings.
State-Wide Educational Service (SWES) at the University of South Dakota provided an independent study course and three tclccourscs to students in Edmunds County. The mission of SWES is to provide academic access to
The USD School,of Education provided consultation on assessing Head Start student progress in the local school district.
Faculty from Northern State University consulted with administrators and educators in the local school district and presented the program "Job Opportunities" to eighty students. Technical Assistance
Pac.utty from South Dakota State University consulted with city and county highways departments in Edmunds County through the Transportation Technology Transfer Service (T3S). The T3S program is a cooperative effort between SDSU and the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. T3S provides technical assistance to local governments with a variety of transportation areas. Consulting faculty specialize in road and bridge construction and maintenance, but also provide alcohol and drug detection workshops for law enforcement.
Other University-Sponsored Activities Affecting Edmunds County '
Preventive information on "high blood pressure, glaucoma, and hearing problems was shared at the Family Health Fair sponsored by the Edmunds County Cooperative Extension Service, the Ipswich Area Health Center, and the Ipswich Ambulance Association. The program featured twenty educational booths on a variety of health topics, free screenings, flu shots, and educational programs.
Dr. Max Durgin of Black Hills State University developed a computerized
The USD School of Education hosted a Youth Violence Summit Conference for high school students via RDTN. The conference involved government leaders from across the state, as well as high school students representing-several regions of South Dakota. The conference provided a forum for discussing the problem of youth violence and possible solutions.
The Child Welfare Institute, based at the University of South Dakota, is a cooperative effort with South Dakota Child Protection Services in Pierre. The Institute holds workshops for teenagers and adults working with teens, as well as worker certification training seminars. The certification training is provided to newly employed child protection social workers and helps prepare them for working with abused and neglected children and their families.
For More Information
About these and other university contributions that make a difference in Edmunds County, please contact: Zaehary Ainsworth Information/ Research Analyst South Dakota Board of Regents 207 East Capitol Avenue Pierre. SD 57501-3159 (605)773-3455 E-mail: Info@bor.siaic.sd.us
A network of alumni and friends is eager to share more information about the state university systems with clubs and organizations throughout South Dakota. If you are interested in scheduling a presentation, please contact Zach Ainsworth at the above address.
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