English Fair Invites Area High School Students and Teachers to USD

VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota Department of English is inviting area high school students and teachers to the “All Things English Fair,” April 28.

The fair, hosted in the Al Neuharth Media Center, will promote literature, all forms of writing and more.

Attendees will be able to enjoy a buffet lunch provided by USD admissions and reading by poet and USD faculty member Lindy Obach at 11:15 a.m. prior to the fair which begins at 12:30 p.m.

Various English department groups will be on hand with activities and prize drawings. USD English professors will offer 5-minute lectures on literary topics, followed by a brief Q&A discussion.

Consultants from the USD Writing Center will be available to meet with students about their writing and provide feedback. Organizations such as the Vermillion Literary Project, Sigma Tau Delta, Astrophil Press, and South Dakota Review will also be present.

After the fair, interested students can take a campus tour at 2 p.m.

For more information, contact Michelle Rogge Gannon.


USD's College of Arts & Sciences offers students a top-notch undergraduate liberal arts education in the humanities, social sciences and sciences as well as graduate programs that have earned USD distinction as a research university by the Carnegie Foundation. The college's more than 22,000 alumni include famous journalists, Hollywood screenwriters, novelists, a Nobel Prize winner, South Dakota governors, attorneys, physicians, justices of the state Supreme Court, distinguished university faculty and international humanitarians.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 205 undergraduate and 73 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 17:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 17 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


Michael Ewald
USD News