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2014
July
(07/31/2014) ‘And There’s the Humor of it’: Shakespeare and the Four Humors exhibition to be featured at University Libraries
The University Libraries at the University of South Dakota are hosting “And There’s the Humor of it”: Shakespeare and the Four Humors, a National Library of Medicine (NLM) traveling exhibit Tuesday, Aug. 5 through Saturday, Sept. 13. The exhibit, consisting of six free-standing banners, is on display on the second floor in the I.D. Weeks library building on the USD campus. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Read more...
(07/30/2014) SD judges receive prestigious USD Women in Law honors
The University of South Dakota Women in Law presented its 2014 Attorney of the Year award to Sixth Circuit Court Judge Kathleen Trandahl and Seventh Circuit Magistrate Judge Shawn Pahlke. The co-recipients of the award were both graduates of the University of South Dakota School of Law’s Class of 1985. They were also founding members of Women in Law. Read more...
(07/29/2014) SD physician describes unique disaster response program to international audience
Dr. Matt Owens, family practice physician at the Redfield Clinic and Hospital and assistant professor at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, described a unique and innovative South Dakota disaster response program to an international audience at the National Disaster Life Support Education Consortium conference in Atlanta, Georgia on July 22. The program described by Owens trains students enrolled in various healthcare curriculums at South Dakota’s two largest universities to became part of the integrated response to large and small disasters in the state. Read more...
(07/28/2014) Five USD students receive Critical Teaching Needs Scholarship
Nineteen South Dakota college students have been awarded a state scholarship that supports new teachers who serve in critical-need teaching areas. Gov. Dennis Daugaard today announced the first recipients in the Critical Teaching Needs Scholarship Program. Five are University of South Dakota students. Read more...
(07/28/2014) High school students learn about medical, health professions at USD’s 2014 Healthcare Careers Summer Camp
The University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine hosted 41 high school students from four Midwestern states at the eighth annual Healthcare Careers Summer Camp last month. Read more...
(07/24/2014) USD School of Law announces associate dean of academic affairs
The University of South Dakota School of Law announced today the addition of Tiffany C. Graham as the new associate dean of academics affairs. Graham’s hiring is the result of a national search to fill the open position that resulted following the retirement of Tom Sorensen in December. Read more...
(07/24/2014) University of South Dakota’s Center for Brain and Behavior Research to host August symposium
The University of South Dakota announced today the creation of the Center for Brain and Behavior Research. The mission of the Center is to build a nationally recognized research and training center in South Dakota to advance the understanding of brain structure, function and health. Read more...
(07/22/2014) Accounting policies, career opportunities highlight 2014 Summer Accounting Institute for area high school students
Thirty high school students from four Midwestern states were recent guests of the University of South Dakota for the 2014 Summer Accounting Institute. Read more...
(07/21/2014) Center for Disabilities announces Eric Kurtz, Ph.D. as the new LEND director
The Center for Disabilities has named Dr. Eric Kurtz as the new Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) director. He succeeds Dr. Joanne Van Osdel, who retired in July. Read more...
(07/18/2014) Center for Disabilities announces Dr. Janet Tyler as the presenter at the Traumatic Brain Injury Summer Institute
Aug. 13–14 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Downtown, Sioux Falls, the Center for Disabilities is hosting the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Summer Institute with Janet Tyler, Ph. D., CBIST as the presenter. Read more...
(07/17/2014) Piano professor recipient of USD College of Fine Arts’ Knutson Award
Susan Keith Gray, D.M.A., is the 2014 recipient of the Wayne and Esther Knutson Distinguished Professor Award presented by the College of Fine Arts at the University of South Dakota. Keith-Gray, professor of studio piano, collaborative piano and class piano, was selected following a committee review of several applicants. Read more...
(07/15/2014) Medical students benefit from scholarship fund honoring Dr. Karl Wegner
To honor the legacy of Dr. Karl Wegner, a scholarship fund for students enrolled in the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine has been established by the 7th District of the South Dakota Medical Association and the Sanford School of Medicine. Read more...
(07/11/2014) Health Sciences degree from USD earns national praise from education website
When it comes to health science degree programs, the University of South Dakota is in great shape according to TheBestSchools.org, which lists USD’s bachelor’s degree in health science No. 15 in the article titled “The 25 Best Bachelor’s in Health Science Degree Programs.” Read more...
(07/09/2014) Medical school is key to helping South Dakotans access health care
In her remarks today to the Governor’s Primary Care Task Force, Dr. Mary Nettleman, dean of the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, emphasized the vital and expanding role of the medical school in helping the state of South Dakota successfully address health care access issues for its citizens. Read more...
(07/08/2014) Trailblazing rural physician training starts Wednesday, July 9
Wednesday, July 9 marks the very first day that medical students from the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine begin their contributions and learning as participants in the medical school’s new, trailblazing rural healthcare initiative called FARM (Frontier and Rural Medicine). Read more...
June
(06/25/2014) Biology professor recipient of Schwartz Award at USD
David Swanson, professor of biology, has been named the fourth recipient of the Truman and Beverly Schwartz Distinguished Faculty Award at the University of South Dakota. Read more...
(06/18/2014) PBS' Ifill to receive 2013 Al Neuharth Award
Gwen Ifill will receive the 2013 Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in Journalism on June 23 at the Newseum’s Knight Conference Center. The longtime print and television journalist is co-anchor of the PBS NewsHour and moderator of “Washington Week.” Read more...
(06/18/2014) USD research on vitamin C coated stents is recognized by American Chemical Society
University of South Dakota researchers Eagappanath Thiruppathi and Gopinath Mani are working on a technique to lower the risks of blood clots in arteries implanted with stents. Read more...
(06/16/2014) USD receives 100,000 Strong in the Americas grant to fund study abroad opportunities
The University of South Dakota is one of nine colleges and universities to earn funding through 100,000 Strong in the Americas innovation grants. This round of grant funding was sponsored by Santander Universities, a division of Santander Bank and announced by the Department of State, Partners of the Americas and NAFSA: Association of International Educators at the first 100,000 Strong in the Americas capacity building workshop. Read more...
(06/13/2014) University Libraries hosts three print exhibits showcasing international artists this summer
University Libraries at the University of South Dakota are hosting three print exhibitions in conjunction with Frogman’s 33rd Print Workshop now through Friday, Aug. 10. Read more...
(06/13/2014) Kevin O’Kelley named assistant VP for research compliance at USD
The University of South Dakota announced today the promotion of Kevin O’Kelley to assistant vice president for research compliance. O’Kelley, currently director of environmental health and safety, will begin his new role at USD on June 23. Read more...
(06/13/2014) USD Law professor inaugural recipient of Cutler & Donahoe Award for Excellence in Legal Education
Chris Hutton, professor of law at the University of South Dakota School of Law, has been named the inaugural recipient of the Cutler & Donahoe Award for Excellence in Legal Education and will receive a $5,000 prize through the USD Foundation. It joins the prestigious Richard and Sharon Cutler Faculty Awards in Liberal Arts as significant contributions made by the Cutlers to honor outstanding USD faculty. Read more...
(06/13/2014) USD announces academic honors for 2014 Spring Semester students
The University of South Dakota is recognizing students for their outstanding academics during the 2014 Spring Semester. Read more...
(06/12/2014) USD student organizations honored by Regents
The South Dakota Board of Regents this week recognized student organizations at the University of South Dakota for their outstanding academic, community, and organizational work. Read more...
(06/11/2014) Public health focus of joint master’s degree
A new initiative between the University of South Dakota and South Dakota State University will lead to a master of public health degree, with a special focus on rural health issues and higher levels of training for healthcare practitioners across the state. Read more...
(06/11/2014) Groundbreaking for USD’s Sports Performance Enhancement Facility; Science, Health and Research Lab and Outdoor Track and Soccer Complex is Tuesday
Gov. Dennis Daugaard will join top donors and University of South Dakota officials as USD breaks ground at 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday, June 17 for the $66 million Sports Performance Enhancement Facility Complex; Science, Health and Research Lab, and an Outdoor Track and Soccer Complex project. Read more...
(06/10/2014) A.R. ‘Venky’ Venkatachalam named dean of the Beacom School of Business at the University of South Dakota
A. R. (Venky) Venkatachalam, Ph.D., has been named dean of the Beacom School of Business at the University of South Dakota. Venky, as he is known, is currently professor and associate dean at the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire. Read more...
(06/10/2014) Girls State at USD concludes with elections, awards presentation
The 68th annual South Dakota American Legion Auxiliary’s Girls State concluded last week at the University of South Dakota with the traditional election of officers and presentation of awards. Read more...
(06/04/2014) South Dakota KIDS COUNT director appointed to national committee
Carole Cochran, director of South Dakota KIDS COUNT at the University of South Dakota, has been appointed to the KIDS COUNT Network Steering Committee. Read more...
(06/03/2014) USD names Scott Pohlson VP of Enrollment, Marketing and University Relations
Scott Pohlson has been named Vice President of Enrollment, Marketing and University Relations at the University of South Dakota effective June 9. Read more...
(06/03/2014) Berry named interim vice president of research at USD
The University of South Dakota announced today that Mary Berry, Ph.D., will serve as interim vice president of research effective June 23 following the retirement of Laura Jenski, Ph.D. Read more...
(06/02/2014) USD online M.B.A. graduates ‘master’ national ETS exam
University of South Dakota M.B.A. graduates are ready for the challenges that lie ahead in a global business environment, according to results from a national test administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) of Princeton, N.J. Read more...
May
(05/30/2014) USD, Farber Center ready for 68th South Dakota Girls State
The W.O. Farber Center for Civic Leadership at the University of South Dakota will host the 2014 American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program, June 2-7. Read more...
(05/29/2014) USD professor to join United States Holocaust Memorial Museum workshop this summer
David Burrow, associate professor of history at the University of South Dakota, was accepted into the 2014 United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s summer workshop, Teaching the Holocaust Digitally: A Source Study Approach. Burrow, Ph.D., will participate in the workshop from June 16-19 at the museum’s Washington, D.C. location. Materials and assignments generated at the workshop will be integrated into Burrow’s spring 2015 course at USD, HIST 449: The Holocaust. Read more...
(05/29/2014) USD Medical Laboratory Science honored with ASCLS awards
The South Dakota chapter of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) hosted its Spring Symposium last month in Pierre, S.D. During the luncheon, state society awards were presented to Emma Miller of Vermillion, former USD student Lacey Lane of Sioux Falls, S.D. and Kay Rasmussen, M.S., M.L.S. (ASCP)CM, USD Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) Department Chair. Read more...
(05/28/2014) USD Sanford School of Medicine nationally rated
For the third consecutive year the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine (SSOM) has been recognized as one of the nation’s most desired medical institutions by medical students. Read more...
(05/28/2014) ‘Retelling’ M.F.A. exhibition on display at Muenster University Center
The Student Art Gallery in the Muenster University Center at the University of South Dakota is featuring a new exhibition, “Retelling,” an exhibit that explores stories and how they can be reshaped and retold through time. “Retelling” includes work by current USD Art Department students Klaire Pearson and Jennifer H. Padgett. The exhibition is on display on the second floor of the Muenster University Center through Sept. 12. Read more...
(05/22/2014) Pennsylvania administrator Jim Moran named provost and VP for academic affairs at USD
James D. Moran III, Ph.D., has been named provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of South Dakota. Moran, who is currently vice chancellor for academic and student affairs with the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, will join USD on July 1. Read more...
(05/21/2014) South Dakota Alpha Omega Alpha chapter inducts 12 new members
The South Dakota chapter of the Alpha Omega Alpha inducted nine students, one faculty member, one alumnus and one resident at an induction banquet in Sioux Falls, S.D., on Thursday, May 8. It was the 37th new member installation of the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine South Dakota’s chapter. Alpha Omega Alpha is the only national honor medical society in the world. Read more...
(05/16/2014) Sanford Health-USD Biomedical Research Symposium is May 19
The University of South Dakota and Sanford Research are hosting the fifth annual Sanford Health-USD Biomedical Research Symposium on Monday, May 19 in room 107 of the Andrew E. Lee Memorial Medicine and Science Building on the USD campus. Read more...
(05/16/2014) USD College of Arts & Sciences cites Outstanding Instructor
Aimee Sorensen, an instructor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of South Dakota, is the 2014 recipient of the Outstanding Instructor Award presented by the College of Arts & Sciences. Read more...
(05/12/2014) School of Education honors three faculty members with 2014 awards
The University of South Dakota School of Education announced that three faculty members have been honored with 2014 Faculty Excellence Awards. Hee-sook Choi, Ph.D., interim dean of the School of Education, announced the recipients at a School of Education faculty meeting May 8. Read more...
(05/12/2014) Exhibition at University Art Galleries honors faculty award recipients
The University Art Galleries at the University of South Dakota announce the opening of “Beholding the Ephemeral,” featuring new works by Johntimothy Pizzuto and Patti Roberts Pizzuto. The exhibition is May 13 through June 6 with a reception at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 16 for the artists. Read more...
(05/09/2014) Degrees conferred at USD’s 127th Spring Commencement
Brendan Johnson, the chief federal law enforcement officer for the state of South Dakota, was the keynote speaker at the 127th Spring Commencement at the University of South Dakota on Saturday, May 10. Read more...
(05/09/2014) USD School of Law announces Joy Cunningham Scholarship Endowment for American Indians
The University of South Dakota School of Law has established the Joy Cunningham Scholarship Endowment that will be awarded annually to a current or incoming law student who “demonstrates financial need and enrollment in a federally-recognized Indian Tribe.” Supported by a generous pledge of $25,000, the endowment’s donor has also provided an initial contribution of $5,000 to be awarded for the 2014-2015 academic year. Read more...
(05/09/2014) Cutler Awards honor three faculty members at USD
Three distinguished members of the University of South Dakota faculty are recipients of the 2014 Richard and Sharon Cutler Faculty Awards in Liberal Arts. Read more...
(05/08/2014) Fulbright Grant recipient Anna Hyronimus to study in Mexico
University of South Dakota student Anna Hyronimus has been awarded a Fulbright grant for 2014. Hyronimus, a USD senior from Brandon, S.D., will use her Fulbright grant to study in Mexico. She is one of 13 students to receive a Binational Business Internship, which is a 10-month program. Read more...
(05/08/2014) Political science professor is recipient of Tremere Faculty Service Award at USD
Elizabeth (Betty) Smith, Ph.D., associate professor of political science at the University of South Dakota, is the 2014 recipient of the Blair and Linda Tremere Faculty Service Award, which is presented annually to a member of the College of Arts & Sciences faculty who has demonstrated outstanding public service to the local community or to the state of South Dakota. Read more...
(05/08/2014) USD law student named Presidential Management Fellow for 2014
David Sahli, a third-year law student at the University of South Dakota School of Law, is the recipient of a coveted Presidential Management Fellowship. Read more...
(05/07/2014) Two new faculty announced for Native Studies program at USD
The University of South Dakota College of Arts & Sciences announced today that Elise Boxer, Ph.D., and David C. Posthumus, Ph.D., will teach Native Studies at USD beginning this fall. Boxer, assistant professor in history, is an enrolled member of the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes; while Posthumus, an assistant professor of anthropology, comes to USD from the American Indian Studies Research Institute at Indiana University. Read more...
(05/07/2014) USD counseling professor receives highest SD counseling award
Kelly Duncan, associate professor of counseling at the University of South Dakota, received the Marvin Kemp Award from the South Dakota Counseling Association at the organization’s annual conference earlier this month in Spearfish, S.D. Read more...
(05/06/2014) USD music student is Glenn Miller Scholarship Competition finalist
University of South Dakota student Brody Krogman, of Sioux Falls, S.D., is a finalist in the Glenn Miller Scholarship Competition. Read more...
(05/05/2014) USD student Joshua Arens receives Fulbright Summer Institute to study in the United Kingdom
Joshua Arens, a student from the University of South Dakota, has received a place on a Fulbright Summer Institute to study at the University of Exeter at one of the most prestigious and selective summer scholarship programs operating worldwide. Read more...
(05/02/2014) USD student Erin Sternhagen recipient of Fulbright Summer Institute to study in Scotland for five weeks
University of South Dakota student Erin Sternhagen has received a place on a Fulbright Summer Institute to study at the Universities of Dundee and Strathclyde on one of the most prestigious and selective summer scholarship programs operating worldwide. Read more...
(05/01/2014) U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson to deliver keynote address at USD’s 127th Spring Commencement
Brendan Johnson, the chief federal law enforcement officer for the state of South Dakota, will deliver the keynote address as the University of South Dakota celebrates its 127th Spring Commencement at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 10. Read more...
April
(04/25/2014) Day Gallery at USD hosts ‘Welcome: An M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition’
The John A. Day Gallery in the Warren M. Lee Center for Fine Arts will present artwork by University of South Dakota students Lynn Verschoor, Paul Kaloper and Jeff Ballard in the exhibition, “Welcome: An M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition.” The artwork will be on display April 28 through May 10 with an opening reception for the artists scheduled from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 2 at the John A. Day Gallery. Read more...
(04/25/2014) Students earn prizes at USD History Conference
Eight undergraduate students of history received awards during the 49th annual Student History Conference at the University of South Dakota on April 24. Read more...
(04/24/2014) Doyle Humanities Teaching Award presented to Angela Helmer
Angela Helmer, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Languages, Linguistics and Philosophy at the University of South Dakota, is the 2014 recipient of the Monsignor James Doyle Humanities Teaching Award, presented by the College of Arts & Sciences at USD. Helmer was honored with the award at the 2014 Phi Beta Kappa initiation/Lifto Amundson Lecture on March 31. Read more...
(04/23/2014) USD Opera to perform ‘Too Many Sopranos’ on May 3-4
University of South Dakota Opera will present “Too Many Sopranos” with a 7:30 p.m. performance on Saturday, May 3 and a 3 p.m. matinee on Sunday, May 4 at Aalfs Auditorium in Slagle Hall. Read more...
(04/23/2014) Occupational Therapy at USD to host fifth annual research symposium: ‘Aging, Occupational Justice, and Human Rights’
The University of South Dakota Department of Occupational Therapy, part of the School of Health Sciences, will host the fifth annual Occupational Therapy Research Symposium with the theme: “Aging, Occupational Justice, and Human Rights” on Thursday, May 8 at the Andrew E. Lee Memorial Medicine and Science Building. Read more...
(04/18/2014) USD International Studies Lecture Series welcomes human rights expert Rafia Zakaria
The International Studies Program at the University of South Dakota will host human rights expert Rafia Zakaria as its first speaker for its annual lecture series. Zakaria will discuss human rights concerns associated with drone warfare, including civilian casualties caused by drone strikes. The lecture is 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 24 at Farber Hall. Admission to the lecture is free and is open to the public. Read more...
(04/17/2014) USD to host 49th annual Student History Conference is April 24
Graduate and undergraduate students from several regional universities and colleges will present papers at the University of South Dakota’s 49th annual Student History Conference on Thursday 24 April. Professor Michael Hoff, Hixon-Lied Professor of Art History at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will deliver the plenary address at 11:30 a.m., “Pirates and Romans: Ancient Cities and Rough Cilicia.” Read more...
(04/17/2014) New exhibition 'Painting, Metal and All of Their Friends' showcases USD student artists
The John A. Day Gallery in the Warren M. Lee Center for Fine Arts will present a Bachelor of Fine Arts graduation exhibition, “Painting, Metal and All of Their Friends,” by University of South Dakota students Tait Simonson, Kasen Keller, Reanna Schultz and Ethan Domke. The exhibition will be on display April 21-25 with a closing reception for the artists scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 25 at the Day Gallery. Read more...
(04/16/2014) ‘Collection, Compressed’ exhibit currently on display at USD
“Collection, Compressed,” a B.F.A. graduation exhibition by University of South Dakota students Makayla Stubbs, Kaia Nowatzki, Chelsea Kathol, and Caleb Johns, is currently on display at the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts, April 14 –18. The show presents a display of work Including Photography, Painting and Ceramics. Read more...
(04/15/2014) University Libraries hosting reception for two exhibits this week
University Libraries at the University of South Dakota will host a reception for two exhibits currently on display in the I.D. Weeks library building at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 17. “Corroborations 2014” pairs USD visual arts and poetry majors in order to create new collaborative work and to both broaden acceptance and appreciation. “Rivers, Wings and Sky” features local artist Nancy Losacker’s mosaics and English department emeritus Norma Wilson’s poems. Read more...
(04/15/2014) USD Department of Music welcomes guest violinist Yavet Boyadjiev
Cuban-American violinist Yavet Boyadjiev will present a recital and masterclass at the University of South Dakota on Tuesday, April 29. Read more...
(04/14/2014) USD Sanford School of Medicine expanding medical class sizes to meet growing health care needs of South Dakota
In an effort to meet the need of an aging state population and the increasing demands placed on health care providers under the Affordable Care Act, the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine will expand its medical school class size in the fall of 2015. Read more...
(04/10/2014) Local collection on display at USD Gallery 110
Artwork from the collection of Douglas and Susan Tuve of Vermillion is currently on display at the University of South Dakota in Gallery 110, which is located inside the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. Read more...
(04/10/2014) USD Sustainability Program partners with community to bring exciting Earth Day events to Vermillion
The University of South Dakota and the community of Vermillion are collaborating to make Earth Day, and the day before and several days after, memorable and sustainable. Read more...
(04/09/2014) Sanford School of Medicine students to receive McVay Award for case study
Anthony Loewen and Spencer Schilling, Sanford School of Medicine students, are recipients of the South Dakota Chapter of the American College of Surgeons Chester B. McVay, M.D. Award for their clinical paper, “Case Report: Hormone Receptor Positive, HER2/Neu Negative Inflammatory Breast Cancer in Male Patient.” Read more...
(04/08/2014) School of Health Sciences announces 2014 faculty award recipients
The University of South Dakota School of Health Sciences announced that three faculty members have been honored with 2014 School of Health Sciences Faculty Awards. Read more...
(04/07/2014) Kerby, Holdhusen honored with 2014 Belbas-Larson Awards at USD
Jacob Kerby and David Holdhusen have been named the recipients of the 2014 Belbas-Larson Awards for Excellence in Teaching at the University of South Dakota. Both gentlemen will be honored at the 127th Spring Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 10 at the DakotaDome. The Belbas-Larson Awards for Excellence in Teaching is the highest honor USD bestows upon its educators and includes a $5,000 tribute to each recipient, a framed certificate commemorating their accomplishment and a commemorative medal. Read more...
(04/07/2014) ‘Craftsmanship’ student exhibit on display at USD’s Day Gallery
The John A. Day Gallery at the University of South Dakota will display, “Craftsmanship," a graphic design exhibition by USD students Molly Buum of Alcester, S.D., Kelsie Jo Carter of Elk Point, S.D., Ryan Huber from Yankton, S.D., Erica Wergin of Stillwater, Okla., and Joey Vaughn of Sioux Falls, S.D. A reception for the artists is planned from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 11 at the Day Gallery. Read more...
(04/07/2014) Judge Romonda Belcher to present Thurgood Marshall Lecture at USD School of Law
Judge Romonda D. Belcher of Des Moines, Iowa will help the University of South Dakota School of Law pay tribute to one of America’s most well-known Supreme Court Justices with a keynote address during the 2014 Thurgood Marshall Lecture at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 11 at the Law School Courtroom. Read more...
(04/04/2014) USD Sanford School of Medicine student Collin Michels is recipient of USPHS Excellence in Public Health Award
Collin Michels, a student at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, was named a recipient of the 2014 Excellence in Public Health Award. Michels, of Yankton, S.D., was nominated by Paul C. Bunger, Ph.D., dean of Medical Student Affairs at the Sanford School of Medicine. He is in the second semester of his first year of medical school. Read more...
(04/04/2014) USD music students earn top honors at state NATS competition
Four University of South Dakota students received first place awards at the 2014 National Association of Teachers of Singing (South Dakota chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing) competition at USD on March 29. Read more...
(04/04/2014) USD Accounting professor’s Madoff case study published
Srini Ragothaman, Ph.D., accounting professor at the University of South Dakota, recently published a case study on the Madoff fraud in Issues in Accounting Education, a leading national journal published by the American Accounting Association (AAA). Ragothaman examined the fraudulent activities that occurred in Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities (BMIS) between 1992 and 2008. After a rigorous review process, his case study was published in February. The acceptance rate for this association-wide journal is about 10 to 12 percent. This case study was also a finalist for the 2011 George Krull/AICPA Teaching Innovation Award at the Denver national AAA meeting. Read more...
(04/03/2014) Research symposium at USD set to address Missouri River science, issues
Researchers will share their information about the Missouri River at the 2014 Missouri River Institute Research Symposium at the University of South Dakota on Thursday, April 10. Read more...
(04/03/2014) IdeaFest 2014 at USD to feature student research, guest lectures
Student research will be on display for the university community during IdeaFest 2014, April 8-9, at the University of South Dakota. Read more...
(04/02/2014) Grieve, Card named to new positions at USD
The University South Dakota announced today that Kimberly A. Grieve has been named vice president of Student Services and Michael Card will serve as associate provost for Distance & Continuing Education and the dean of the Graduate School. Read more...
(04/02/2014) USD’s Online Master in Professional Accountancy degree gets high marks in GetEducated.com rankings
When it comes to an affordable online AACSB-accredited master’s degree in professional accountancy, it’s difficult to top the University of South Dakota. GetEducated.com, a consumer watchdog group that reviews and ranks online universities for cost, quality and credibility, ranked USD’s online degree No. 2 on its 2014 “Best Affordable Masters in Accounting Online” rankings. Read more...
(04/01/2014) ‘Why Innocent People Are Sentenced to Death’ topic of April 3 Farber Forum at USD
Jonathan Gould, principal investigator of the Preventing Wrongful Convictions Project, will present “Why Innocent People Are Sentenced to Death,” at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 3 at the University of South Dakota’s Farber Hall. Read more...
March
(03/31/2014) Proton-coupled electron transfer in energy conversion topic of 2014 Haines Lecture at USD
Sharon Hammes-Schiffer, Ph.D., the Swanlund Chair and professor of chemistry at the University of Illinois-Champaign-Urbana, is the keynote speaker for the 2014 Haines Lecture, “Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer in Energy Conversion Processes,” at the University of South Dakota at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 7 at Churchill-Haines 118. Read more...
(03/31/2014) University Libraries to host legendary exhibit ‘The White Rose’
University Libraries at the University of South Dakota will host “The White Rose,” a traveling exhibit sponsored by the White Rose Foundation e.V. of Munich, Bavaria (Germany), April 1-25. The exhibit, free and open to the public, will be located on the second floor, west side of the USD University Libraries and in the Al Neuharth Media Center first-floor concourse. Read more...
(03/28/2014) Indian country remembers USD Law graduate Jennifer Fyten at April 3 luncheon
The University of South Dakota Indian Law Program and the Native American Law Students Association (NALSA) at USD will honor Jennifer J. Fyten, law school alum (1993) and USD graduate (1989), at a luncheon on April 3 at the Al Neuharth Media Center. Read more...
(03/28/2014) Online program gets ‘Best Buy’ designation from GetEducated.com
GetEducated.com, a consumer watchdog group that reviews and ranks online universities for cost, quality and credibility, has ranked the University of South Dakota for having one of the top online M.B.A. programs nationally. Read more...
(03/28/2014) University Center, Sioux Falls announces Craig Johnson as Executive Director
Craig Johnson, director of Winona State University-Rochester, has been named Executive Director of the University Center, Sioux Falls. Read more...
(03/27/2014) Minnesota professor is Lavender Lecture guest at USD School of Law
The OUTlaws at the University of South Dakota School of Law will be hosting the second annual Lavender Lecture at 2 p.m. on April 7 with guest lecturer Dale Carpenter, Earl R. Larson Professor of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Law at the University of Minnesota School of Law. Carpenter writes in the areas of constitutional law, the First Amendment, and sexual orientation and the law. His presentation will focus on sexual orientation and the law with emphasis on the topic of marriage equality. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the courtroom at the USD School of Law. Read more...
(03/27/2014) USD chemistry professor oversees ACS international meeting activities
Ranjit T. Koodali, Ph.D., chemistry professor at the University of South Dakota, served as program chair of the spring national meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in Dallas, Texas, March 16-20. Read more...
(03/26/2014) Third annual Tiospaye Diversity Symposium is Thursday at USD
The University of South Dakota is hosting a symposium on diversity, “We Are the Voices of the Silenced” with special guest Andi Zeisler of Bitch Magazine on Thursday, March 27 at the Muenster University Center. Read more...
(03/26/2014) Sanford School of Medicine featured as one of U.S. News’ best when it comes to family medicine training
The University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine is one of the nation’s best when it comes to providing family medicine training, according to U.S. News and World Report, which listed the Sanford School of Medicine No. 16 in its rankings of 2014 Best Medical Schools: Family Medicine. Read more...
(03/26/2014) USD AWOL students spend Spring Break in service
Fifteen University of South Dakota students spent spring break in three different locations learning about social issues and serving in communities. The trips were planned and coordinated by student site leaders in the Alternative Week of Off-campus Learning (AWOL) student organization. AWOL encourages active citizenship through immersing students in educational service-learning experiences, exposing them to diverse social issues, and encouraging students to apply the wisdom gained through these experiences to their daily lives. Read more...
(03/26/2014) Rawlins Piano Trio to perform April 1 concert at USD
The acclaimed University of South Dakota Rawlins Piano Trio will be in concert at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1 at Colton Recital Hall in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts on the USD campus. Entitled “Tribute to Life,” the program features trios by Beethoven and romantic Czech composer Bed?ich Smetana and a fantasy on Yiddish folk tunes by Pittsburgh composer David Stock. Read more...
(03/25/2014) Yankton teams take top honors at South Dakota Science Olympiad State Tournament at USD
Yankton High School students and Yankton Middle School students finished first in their respective divisions at the 2014 South Dakota Science Olympiad State Tournament at the University of South Dakota on Saturday, March 22. Read more...
(03/24/2014) Brookings 8th grader wins USD South Dakota Scripps Spelling Bee
With the correct spelling of “reprehensible,” eighth grade student Antonio Lansang of Brookings, S.D. won the oral competition of the University of South Dakota Scripps Spelling Bee on Saturday, March 22. Read more...
(03/24/2014) USD Mock Trial team qualifies for AMTA national championships
Ten undergraduates from the University of South Dakota will be traveling to Orlando, Fla. to compete in the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) national championship tournament. The competition will take place April 11-13. Read more...
(03/21/2014) USD Center for Disabilities to give Collaboration Award and Distinguished Service Award at the Spring Symposium
The Center for Disabilities Spring Symposium, which takes place in Chamberlain, S.D. April 14–16, features a variety of workshops and sessions in areas like Autism, job matching/employment, social skills, healthcare transition and much more. Today, the Center for Disabilities announced two awards will be given at the symposium — the Collaboration Award and the Distinguished Service Award. Read more...
(03/20/2014) Lifto Amundson Lecture, Doyle Humanities Teaching Award highlight Alpha Chapter initiation at USD
Alpha Chapter of South Dakota, Phi Beta Kappa, at the University of South Dakota will initiate new members and host a celebratory banquet on Monday, March 31. The annual Lifto Amundson Lecture, which is open to the public, will conclude the evening’s events at 7:30 p.m. at the USD School of Law Court Room. The public is also invited to a reception at 7:15 p.m. in the Law School Commons. Read more...
(03/19/2014) Beacom School of Business ranked ‘Best for Vets’ by Military Times
When it comes to Veterans seeking a business degree, the University of South is a perfect fit, according to Military Times, which named USD’s Beacom School of Business a “Best for Vets: Business Schools” in its 2014 rankings. Read more...
(03/18/2014) USD School of Law announces Biennial Indian Law Symposium: ‘Public Safety in Indian Country’
The University of South Dakota School of Law is hosting its long-standing Biennial Indian Law Symposium, April 2-4, in its Courtroom facilities. Along with USD Law’s Native American Law Student Association (NALSA), the School of Law will present “Public Safety in Indian Country: Tribal, Federal & State Responses.” Students, practitioners, judges, scholars and the general public are invited to join this year’s events that will focus on public safety, the protection of women and the recent federal Tribal Law & Order Act. Read more...
(03/18/2014) USD Women’s Basketball tickets on sale; seating is limited so fans need to act fast
Fans of the University of South Dakota Women’s Basketball Team are urged to get their tickets for the NCAA Tournament TODAY as seating is limited for the first round game vs. Stanford at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 22. The game is part of a doubleheader (Iowa State vs. Florida State, 3 p.m.) at Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa. Read more...
(03/17/2014) USD School of Law welcomes South Dakota Supreme Court for March 2014 Term of Court
The South Dakota Supreme Court will be in session for three days at the University of South Dakota School of Law, March 24-26. Read more...
(03/17/2014) Farber Center at USD presents the exoneration of Damon Thibodeaux with ‘Lessons from Louisiana’
The W.O. Farber Center for Civic Leadership at the University of South Dakota, in cooperation with Political Science League and the Criminal Justice Club, welcomes Damon Thibodeaux and Steve Kaplan to campus for a program at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1, in Farber Hall, which is located inside Old Main. Read more...
(03/14/2014) USD student recognized for outstanding undergraduate research at Sanibel Symposium
University of South Dakota student Wendi Sapp of Elkhorn, Neb. was honored with the Dell-Intel/O’Brien Award for Undergraduate Students for her research on computationally modelling metal-organic supercontainers at the 54th annual Sanibel Symposium on St. Simons Island, Ga., last month. Read more...
(03/14/2014) USD online graduate business program receives U.S. News honor
The University of South Dakota has one of the nation’s best online graduate degree programs for business, according to U.S. News and World Report. Read more...
(03/13/2014) Physician Assistant Studies chair honored with South Dakota Academy of Physician Assistants 2014 Distinguished Service Award
Wade Nilson, associate professor of health sciences and chair of the University of South Dakota Physician Assistant Studies Program, is the recipient of the South Dakota Academy of Physician Assistants (SDAPA) 2014 Distinguished Service Award. Read more...
(03/13/2014) School of Law student earns ‘Best Defense Advocate’ title at national mock trial competition
Swapna Kilani, a third-year law student at the University of South Dakota School of Law, was honored as Best Defense Advocate at the 2014 Capitol City Challenge held in Washington D.C. recently. Read more...
(03/12/2014) USD Sanford School of Medicine recognized for outstanding rural medicine curriculum
According to rankings published by U.S. News & World Report, the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine is one of the nation’s top 5 leaders when it comes to rural medicine. Read more...
(03/12/2014) Howling Pack auction to benefit USD student athletes
The University of South Dakota’s Howling Pack, which provides support for student-athlete scholarships, is hosting Calling All Coyotes, a red-tie fundraiser set for 6-10:30 p.m. April 4 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center, 1101 N. West Ave. Read more...
(03/12/2014) Popular electro hip-hop music duo, Timeflies, to appear at USD
The University of South Dakota’s Campus Activities Board is proud to present nationally recognized electro hip-hop musical duo, Timeflies, in concert Monday, March 31 at 8 p.m. Local artists Two Shakes and Midwest Blessed will open for Timeflies. Read more...
(03/11/2014) USD School of Law welcomes eyewitness identification expert
The University of South Dakota School of Law will host Deah Quinlivan, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology at Florida Southern College, at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 17. Quinlivan, who specializes in psychology and law with a specific research emphasis in eyewitness identifications, will present the program, “The Psychology of Eyewitness Identifications.” Read more...
(03/07/2014) ‘Shades’ is featured exhibit at University Art Galleries
The University Art Galleries at the University of South Dakota announces the opening of the exhibition, “Shades: Contemporary Drawing,” featuring the work of Al Denyer, Chris Ganz, Shelby Shadwell and Michael Sleadd. The exhibition, curated by USD Associate Professor of Art Phillip Michael Hook, is on display in the John A. Day Gallery through Friday, March 28. A closing reception is slated for 5 p.m. on March 28. Read more...
(03/06/2014) USD student invited to share research with Congress at Posters on the Hill event
University of South Dakota student David Christianson has been selected to present his research poster at the 18th annual Posters on the Hill in Washington, D.C., April 28-29. Read more...
(03/04/2014) USD Sanford School of Medicine announces Susan Anderson as chair of the Department of Family Medicine
The University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine announced today that Susan Anderson, M.D., director of the Frontier and Rural Medicine (FARM) Program, has been named the next chairperson of the Sanford School of Medicine’s Department of Family Medicine, replacing Dr. Bruce Vogt who will retire in June. Dr. Anderson has been a faculty member in the Family Medicine Department of the USD Sanford School of Medicine since 2000. Read more...
(03/03/2014) USD College of Fine Arts invites applicants for the first NPIAR
The Contemporary Native Arts Program (CNAP) at the University of South Dakota is seeking applicants for the first Northern Plains Indian Artist Residency (NPIAR). Artists who are registered members of a tribe in the Northern Plains region are eligible to apply for the residency and they will spend the entire month of June 2014 living and working at USD. The artist-in-residence will be expected to work on a new or ongoing visual arts project. Read more...
February
(02/27/2014) Oscar Howe Curatorial Fellows work to preserve, present legendary artist’s work at USD
The first Oscar Howe Curatorial Fellows are on their way toward curating an original exhibition of Oscar Howe’s permanent collection at the University of South Dakota. Read more...
(02/27/2014) USD readies for 30th annual S.D. Science Olympiad State Tournament
Sixteen of South Dakota’s middle schools and high schools are scheduled to compete in the 30th annual South Dakota Science Olympiad State Tournament at the University of South Dakota on Saturday, March 22. Read more...
(02/26/2014) USD to host Wire Me Awake Conference for professionals and students in the region
Area professionals and students are invited to participate in the Wire Me Awake Conference on Wednesday, March 5 at the Muenster University Center on the campus of the University of South Dakota. The conference features dynamic speakers on a variety of topics, informative breakout sessions geared toward various interests in business and a student pitch competition. Read more...
(02/26/2014) USD Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity raises money for cancer research
The Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, Kappa Pi Chapter at the University of South Dakota, raised more than $1,700 for leukemia, lymphoma and melanoma cancer research through the Taylor Trudeau Cycle for Life event in February. Read more...
(02/21/2014) Delta Tau Delta chapter at USD recognized with national honor
The Delta Gamma Chapter of Delta Tau Delta at the University of South Dakota was honored as one of the top chapters in the nation during the Western Plains Divisional Conference in Kansas City earlier this month. Read more...
(02/21/2014) Outstanding research lands USD students in Pierre for poster session
Two University of South Dakota students will present their outstanding undergraduate research projects at the Capitol Rotunda in Pierre, S.D., on Thursday, March 6. Read more...
(02/21/2014) Local artist’s drawings to be on display at Gallery 110 on USD campus
Opening today, drawings by Marlene Mueller will be display in Gallery 110 in the Warren M Lee Center for the Fine Arts on the campus of the University of South Dakota. Read more...
(02/20/2014) Center for Disabilities announces session titles, early bird discount for Spring Symposium
“Best Practices in Providing Services to Individuals with Disabilities” is the theme of the recently announced USD Center for Disabilities Spring Symposium, which takes place in Chamberlain, S.D., April 14-16. Read more...
(02/20/2014) USD ROTC Cadet Battalion Commander Alison Hoffman named George C. Marshall Award recipient
Alison Hoffman, a USD Army ROTC student and current Cadet Battalion Commander, was selected as a George C. Marshall Award recipient for 2014. Read more...
(02/19/2014) Local students advance to USD Scripps Spelling Bee
Adele Benoit of Yankton, Kadarkaraisamy Harshavardhan of Vermillion and Nana Addo of North Sioux City advanced to the 2014 University of South Dakota Scripps Spelling Bee after taking top honors at the Southeast South Dakota Regional Oral Spelling Bee, Saturday, Feb. 15 at Aalfs Auditorium on the USD campus. Read more...
(02/18/2014) Scholarship Recognition Day activities begin Feb. 22 at USD
High school seniors will visit the University of South Dakota and have an opportunity to interview for prestigious scholarships during Scholarship Recognition Day weekend, Feb. 22-23. Read more...
(02/14/2014) USD School of Law announces administrative additions for 2014
The University of South Dakota School of Law announces four new administrative hires this month, including interim associate dean, registrar, admission and enrollment coordinator and career services manager. Read more...
(02/14/2014) USD School of Law, South Dakota Law Review to host Rural Practice Symposium, March 20-21
The University of South Dakota School of Law will host a Rural Practice Symposium, March 20-21. Students, practitioners, scholars and the public are invited to join the discussion about the rapidly declining number of attorneys in rural areas across the United States. Read more...
(02/13/2014) Truran Guest Artist Piano Recital at USD to feature Paul Kenyon
Paul Kenyon will perform the Truran Guest Artist Piano Recital at the University of South Dakota at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21. He will perform romantic works by Sibelius, Beethoven, Dvo?ák and Liszt at Colton Recital Hall in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. Read more...
(02/11/2014) Chamber Singers to embark on four-state concert tour in March
The nationally-recognized University of South Dakota Chamber Singers will begin a weeklong tour of Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin and South Dakota on Friday, March 7 with a 7:30 p.m. performance in Sioux City, Iowa, at Augustana Lutheran Church, 600 Court St. The concert is part of an annual spring tour by the Chamber Singers and their conductor, David Holdhusen, Ph.D. Read more...
(02/10/2014) USD seeks faculty discussion on research, scholarly activity with President’s Research Roundtable
The University of South Dakota Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is hosting the President’s Research Roundtable at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at the Neuharth Media Center conference room. Read more...
(02/06/2014) World-class musicians to create ‘Instruments of Song’ in performances at USD
The University of South Dakota Department of Music will present “Instruments of Song,” a series of concerts, master classes and a workshop featuring world class musicians Julianne Baird and Marcia Hadjimarkos, and Jesse Blumberg and Martin Katz, Feb. 27 – March 1. Read more...
(02/06/2014) High school students can register now for Healthcare Careers Summer Camp at USD
High school students interested in health care careers can register now to attend the eighth annual Healthcare Careers Summer Camp at the University of South Dakota, June 15-20. Read more...
(02/06/2014) Second group of USD medical students selected for FARM Program
The second group of medical students has been selected to participate in the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine’s Frontier And Rural Medicine (FARM) Program. The six participants from the class of 2017 have also been matched to their host communities for the program: Jed Assam and Keely Krolikowski to Winner, S.D.; Ryan Buse, Mobridge, S.D.; Brooke Jensen, Platte, S.D.; John Person, Milbank, S.D.; and Meredith Sauer, Parkston, S.D. Read more...
(02/05/2014) Chair of USD Biomedical Engineering is panelist at SBIR/STTR & Commercialization of University Innovations Conference
Dan Engebretson, chair of Biomedical Engineering at the University of South Dakota, has been invited to serve as a panelist at the 2014 Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) & Commercialization of University Innovations Conference today at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. Read more...
(02/05/2014) Glover to serve as interim associate dean at USD School of Law
The University of South Dakota School of Law announces the interim appointment of John Glover as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. He will serve as interim associate dean as a national search is conducted to fill the position made vacant with the retirement of associate dean Tom Sorensen last December. Glover will be on leave from Black Hills State University where he is professor with the College of Liberal Arts and former director of the Center for American Indian Studies. Read more...
(02/04/2014) USD John A. Day Gallery hosts 27th annual Stilwell Student Exhibition
The 27th annual Stilwell Student Awards Exhibition at the University of South Dakota begins Friday, Feb. 7 and runs through Friday, Feb. 28 at the John A. Day Gallery. The opening reception and awards night will take place in the John A. Day Gallery from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 7. Read more...
January
(01/29/2014) Alpha Phi at USD to raise money for heart health with ‘Go Red Week’
The Psi Chapter of Alpha Phi at the University of South Dakota is hosting its second annual “Go Red Week” at the Munster University Center, Feb. 3-7. Events begin at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 3 with a Zumba-a-Thon and conclude with a blood donation event on Friday, Feb. 7. Read more...
(01/29/2014) USD Foundation performs well in national ranking
The University of South Dakota Foundation’s top 25 percent ranking by the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO)-Commonfund Study of Endowments measures its endowment earnings against those of 835 participating U.S. colleges and universities. The 2013 survey, which compares foundations such as Harvard, Yale and Princeton, puts the USD Foundation (USDF) ahead of all other participating South Dakota colleges and universities. Read more...
(01/28/2014) Frank Zavadil to chair USD Department of Addiction Studies
Frank Zavadil has been named chair of the Department of Addiction Studies at the University of South Dakota. Read more...
(01/28/2014) South Dakota KIDS COUNT issues new fourth grade reading proficiency report
A new report released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows that South Dakota’s fourth grade students have declined in reading scores. “That’s not good news,” says Carole Cochran, Director for South Dakota KIDS COUNT, “particularly as this is coupled with data showing children in lower income families testing below their peers and that gap is widening.” In South Dakota, test scores for all students show a slight decline, with 68 percent of students reading below proficient in 2013 compared to 67 percent in 2003. South Dakota is one of four states showing this decline. Read more...
(01/28/2014) Students gear up to help in a disaster
More than 300 health care students will converge in Vermillion on Jan. 31 to ready themselves to assist others in a potential, future disaster. Read more...
(01/28/2014) USD announces student academic honors for 2013 Fall Semester
University of South Dakota students have been honored for their academic success during the 2013 Fall Semester. Read more...
(01/27/2014) Piano-duo concert to feature ‘dance music and other stuff’ at USD
The University of South Dakota Department of Music will present a duo-piano music concert, “Dr. C & Mr. P: Dance Music – and Other Stuff,” featuring Linda Christensen, Ph.D., and Philip Pfaltzgraff at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 3at Colton Recital Hall in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. Read more...
(01/24/2014) USD med student named Carter Global Health Fellow by AMWA
Martha Holstein, a second year medical student at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, has been selected as a 2013-15 Anne C. Carter Global Health Fellow by the American Medical Women’s Associations (AMWA). Read more...
(01/22/2014) USD students honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
On Monday, Jan. 20, the University of South Dakota’s Alternative Week of Off-campus Learning (AWOL) program hosted a day of service to honor and celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. More than 75 students, faculty, staff and community members helped at local organizations like the Center for Children and Families, St. Agnes Catholic Church, Vermillion Public Library, Heartland Humane Society, Vucurevich Children’s Center, the Vermillion Fire Station, and the Yankton Boys and Girls Club. Read more...
(01/15/2014) University Art Galleries presents an exhibit by USD alum Lowell Tolstedt
The University Art Galleries at the University of South Dakota presents the art of alumni Lowell Tolstedt in Gallery 110 through Feb. 14. Read more...
(01/14/2014) Textile artist Anila Quayyum Agha’s exhibition ‘Wound-Wound’ on display at Day Gallery at USD
The John A. Day Gallery at the University of South Dakota is currently featuring “Wound-Wound,” artwork by Anila Quayyum Agha, which is on display through Thursday, Jan. 30. In addition to the exhibition, the artist will present a lecture about her work at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23 in room 172 in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. There will also be an artist’s reception in the Day Gallery from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 24. Read more...
(01/10/2014) USD to honor legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. with Day of Service
The University of South Dakota will honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 20 and a keynote address by humorist, storyteller and national speaker Dawn Fraser at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21. Read more...
(01/09/2014) Online graduate business program at USD earns U.S. News praise
The Beacom School of Business at the University of South Dakota is one of the nation’s best when it comes to online graduate business programming, according to rankings released today by U.S. News and World Report. Read more...
(01/07/2014) University of South Dakota awarded Top Military-Friendly University by Military Advanced Education
The University of South Dakota has been named a Top Military-Friendly University by Military Advanced Education. Read more...
(01/06/2014) USD celebrates Muenster University Center expansion with grand opening
The University of South Dakota will celebrate the expansion of the Muenster University Center with a grand opening at noon on Monday, Jan. 13. Read more...
2013
December
(12/19/2013) Political science students from USD to intern at state, federal offices this spring
Students from the University of South Dakota Department of Political Science will spend the spring 2014 semester in part-time and full-time internships at the state and federal government levels. Read more...
(12/18/2013) USD President James W. Abbott elected chairman of the Newseum Institute Board of Trustees
James W. Abbott, president of the University of South Dakota, has been elected chairman of the Newseum Institute board of trustees, a forum for educational programs and leadership initiatives championing the five freedoms of the First Amendment: speech, press, religion, assembly and petition. Through educational classes and programs, the Newseum Institute strives to educate young people about our First Amendment liberties. In his role as chairman, Abbott also will serve on the Newseum Institute’s executive committee. Read more...
(12/17/2013) USD student Taylor Moore receives Ed Bradley Scholarship
Taylor Moore, a University of South Dakota student from Milwaukee, Wis., is the recipient of a 2013 Ed Bradley Scholarship awarded by the Radio Television Digital News Foundation. Read more...
(12/17/2013) Center for Disabilities announces inaugural annual spring symposium
“Best Practices in Providing Services to Individuals with Disabilities” is the theme of the recently announced USD Center for Disabilities Spring Symposium, which takes place in Chamberlain, S.D., April 14-16. Read more...
(12/16/2013) USD biology professor says winter in South Dakota is ‘for the birds’
David Swanson, Ph.D., University of South Dakota professor of biology and contributing author of “Birds of South Dakota,” has spent more than 25 years studying birds. He recently has been publicized for his knowledge and work with bird adaptation to climate change in Audubon, a conservation magazine based in New York. Read more...
(12/13/2013) USD confers degrees at 38th Winter Commencement
The University of South Dakota conferred degrees to more than 580 candidates at the 38th Winter Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 14 at the DakotaDome. Sen. Corey Brown of Gettysburg, S.D. was the keynote speaker. Brown is a member of the South Dakota Senate since 2008 and represents the counties of Campbell, Edmunds, Faulk, Hand, McPherson, Potter, Spink and Walworth. Read more...
(12/11/2013) USD announces search committee for provost, vice president for academic affairs
The University of South Dakota announced today a 16-member committee that will assist the University in its pursuit to replace Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Chuck Staben, Ph.D., who was named the 18th president of the University of Idaho last month. Read more...
(12/06/2013) USD student musicians take top honors at MTNA/SDMTA competition
Six student musicians from the University of South Dakota were participants at the South Dakota Music Teachers Association (SDMTA) Conference last month at Brookings. Read more...
(12/05/2013) School of Education receives NCATE reaccreditation through 2018
The University of South Dakota School of Education was awarded full accreditation through Fall 2018 by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Read more...
(12/05/2013) Coyotes sharpen shovel for spring groundbreaking and final fund drive push on sports complex
The University of South Dakota looks to begin construction in the spring on a $65 million sports and academic complex once the final fund-raising goal can be met. Read more...
(12/03/2013) 38th Winter Commencement Ceremony is Dec. 14 at USD
Sen. Corey Brown of Gettysburg, S.D. will provide the keynote address as the University of South Dakota confers degrees to more than 580 candidates at the 38th Winter Commencement Ceremony at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14 at the DakotaDome. Read more...
November
(11/22/2013) USD online business, accounting degrees cited by OnlineU.org for quality and affordability
Online programs at the University of South Dakota are making the grade nationally when it comes to affordability and quality. Read more...
(11/21/2013) Accounting honors USD students, alumni for outstanding achievements
The Accounting and Finance Division of the University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business honored alumni and recognized the academic achievements of current accounting and finance students at its annual recognition and awards dinner on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Read more...
(11/19/2013) School of Law student scores top honors at Moot Court Competition
David Sahli of Aberdeen, S.D., a third-year student at the University of South Dakota School of Law, was honored as the best oralist at the Region 14 Tournament of the National Moot Court Competition at Minneapolis, Minn. last weekend. Matt Laidlaw of Lead, S.D., a second-year law student at USD, was recognized as the fifth best oralist. Read more...
(11/18/2013) USD student, business school faculty recipients of research award
A University of South Dakota student and two members of the Beacom School of Business faculty were honored with an award at the 2013 Academy of Business Disciplines Conference earlier this month. Read more...
(11/18/2013) USD Provost Chuck Staben named president at University of Idaho
Provost Chuck Staben is leaving the University of South Dakota to become president of the University of Idaho, USD President James W. Abbott announced today. Read more...
(11/18/2013) USD Theatre presents the acclaimed musical ‘Les Misérables’
The University of South Dakota Department of Theatre presents the long-awaited musical, “Les Misérables,” (book by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer) Nov. 21-25, in the Wayne S. Knutson Theatre of the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. Read more...
(11/14/2013) Activities highlight International Education Week schedule at USD
The University of South Dakota will recognize International Education Week, Nov. 18-22, with several events, including programs designed to broaden international and cultural awareness on campus. Read more...
(11/07/2013) Sanford School of Medicine’s Yankton campus recognized as innovation leader
The University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine’s (SSOM) Yankton Ambulatory Program was selected as a recipient of the 2013 GRMC Shining Star of Educational Innovation award. Sponsored by the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC), the honor was presented on Friday, Nov. 1 at the organization’s national meeting in Philadelphia, Pa. Read more...
(11/06/2013) Coyote Cart: the one-stop shop for Yote fans this holiday season
Coyote fans have been waiting a long time to get their paws on the coolest USD gift items and here comes the Coyote Cart, just in time for the holidays. Read more...
(11/06/2013) Students to diagnose health sciences career opportunities at USD Health Happenings
High school students from South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska will discover a world of career opportunities in the health care industry during Health Happenings at the University of South Dakota on Monday, Nov. 11. Read more...
(11/06/2013) USD fraternity sponsors ‘Thursday Night Live’ fundraiser to benefit pediatric cancer center
The Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, Kappa Pi Chapter at the University of South Dakota, is hosting the 17th annual philanthropy event, “Thursday Night Live,” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14 at Aalfs Auditorium inside Slagle Hall. Read more...
(11/04/2013) Cash Lecture to feature journalist, educator Mark Trahant
Mark Trahant, a member of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribe of Idaho and former president of the Native American Journalists Association, will present the 2013 Joseph Harper Cash Memorial Lecture at the University of South Dakota on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. at the Al Neuharth Media Center. Read more...
(11/01/2013) USD Music Department to host South Dakota Vocal Arts Festival
The University of South Dakota is hosting the 2013 South Dakota Vocal Arts Festival on Thursday, Nov. 7 with a 7:30 p.m. concert at Aalfs Auditorium to conclude the day-long event for quad-state area high school singers. Read more...
October
(10/31/2013) Sanford School of Medicine Dean Emeritus Talley recognized for distinguished service
The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has announced it will confer the second annual Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) Distinguished Service Award to Robert C. Talley, M.D., professor of Internal Medicine and dean emeritus of the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine (SSOM). The award, given in recognition of Talley’s longstanding commitment to LCME accreditation efforts, will be presented at a leadership luncheon during the AAMC’s annual meeting, Saturday, Nov. 2 in Philadelphia, Pa. Read more...
(10/31/2013) AWOL students volunteer at Crow Creek and Yankton Sioux communities
From Saturday, Oct. 26 to Sunday, Oct. 27, students participating in the University of South Dakota’s AWOL program traveled to the Crow Creek Indian Reservation in Fort Thompson, S.D. and the Yankton Sioux Indian Reservation in Wagner, S.D. and Marty, S.D. to perform service work in the communities. The students made this journey as participants of AWOL’s Alternative Weekend program, which is dedicated toward providing students with short-term, service-learning opportunities that focus on important local and regional issues. Read more...
(10/31/2013) USD professor examines leadership in new book, ‘Putting Your Values to Work: Becoming the Leader Others Want to Follow’
Following an effective leader isn’t as easy as A, B or C. It’s more like following the “four Vs: values, vision, vector and voice,” according to Matthew Fairholm, Ph.D., associate professor of political science at the University of South Dakota. Fairholm authored “Putting Your Values to Work: Becoming the Leader Others Want to Follow” to point out traits that people need to be a leader and having the qualities and behaviors that impact a followers decision to follow. Read more...
(10/30/2013) USD Theta Upsilon Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi recognized nationally as a Distinguished Chapter
The University of South Dakota Theta Upsilon Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) at the Beacom School of Business has been recognized nationally for academic excellence, professionalism and leadership. Read more...
(10/29/2013) USD Mortar Board honor society hosts Trick or Trot 5K fundraiser
Mortar Board at the University of South Dakota is hosting a Halloween-themed race to raise money for its national project, “Reading is Leading.” Read more...
(10/24/2013) National Music Museum hosts What Makes It Great?® show
Don’t know much about classical music? Music expert, composer and public-radio personality Rob Kapilow breaks it down for you. He’s bringing his show What Makes It Great?® to the National Music Museum, in Vermillion, Thursday, Nov. 21, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Kapilow will unleash his wit and incisive commentary on Beethoven’s famed Archduke Trio opus, explaining ‘what makes it great.’ Read more...
(10/24/2013) CMJ at USD to host Internship & Career Fair Monday, Oct. 28
Students seeking employment or internship opportunities are invited to attend the inaugural Internship & Career Fair hosted by the Contemporary Media & Journalism Department at the University of South Dakota. More than two dozen employers, representing journalism and strategic communications (advertising, public relations and marketing), will be on hand in the conference room at the Al Neuharth Media Center Monday, Oct. 28. Read more...
(10/24/2013) ‘The Written Word’ exhibition coming to University Art Galleries
The University Art Galleries at the University of South Dakota announces the opening of “The Written Word,” an exhibition showcasing five contemporary artists at the John A. Day Gallery, Monday, Oct. 28. The exhibit, which includes a public reception at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22, is on display through Sunday, Nov. 24. Read more...
(10/23/2013) Alpha Phi ‘Red Dress Gala’ to raise money for women’s heart health, American Heart Association research
The Psi Chapter of Alpha Phi at the University of South Dakota is hosting its annual “Red Dress Gala” philanthropy event at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Sioux Falls Holiday Inn City Centre. Read more...
(10/23/2013) Holocaust expert, encyclopedia writer to speak at USD
Noted author and Holocaust expert, Geoffrey P. Megargee, Ph.D., will give a presentation at the University of South Dakota at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at the Muenster University Center Ballroom. He will also give presentations at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa. The lectures are free and open to the public. Read more...
(10/22/2013) USD leaders deplore acts of cultural insensitivity, ramp up efforts to improve intergroup relations
President James W. Abbott says the University of South Dakota will not tolerate insensitive remarks and rude treatment of minority groups on campus, and he is working with campus leaders to teach respect for others at every level. Read more...
(10/18/2013) AWOL Hunger Banquet recognizes issues of hunger, poverty during World Food Day event
On Tuesday, Oct. 15, USD’s AWOL hosted its annual Hunger Banquet in recognition of World Food Day. Read more...
(10/17/2013) Denver business attorney, educator Robert Keatinge to present 2013 Gunderson Lecture at USD School of Law
Robert R. Keatinge, a an attorney of counsel with the law firm Holland & Hart LLP in Denver, Colo., will present the 2013 Clark Y. Gunderson Lecture at the University of South Dakota School of Law at 4 p.m. on Monday, Oct.28 in the School of Law Courtroom. Read more...
(10/15/2013) Beacom School of Business earns Princeton Review praise as one of nation’s best
The University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business is one of the nation’s most outstanding business schools, according to the education services company, The Princeton Review, which features USD’s business school in the new 2014 edition of its book, “The Best 295 Business Schools.” Read more...
(10/11/2013) Noted education researcher, specialist to present programs at USD
The University of South Dakota will present two programs from esteemed education professor Sylvia Hurtado, Ph.D., on Thursday, Oct. 17 and Friday, Oct. 18. Read more...
(10/11/2013) National publication touts USD School of Law as among nation’s best
The Princeton Review, the education services company, ranks the University of South Dakota School of Law among the nation’s best in its annual guidebook released this week. Read more...
(10/11/2013) USD College of Fine Arts to celebrate the life of John A. Day
The University of South Dakota will celebrate the life of John A. Day at 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1 at the Wayne S. Knutson Theatre in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. Read more...
(10/09/2013) Pochop, Hyronimus reign as Mr. and Miss Dakota during 99th Dakota Days celebration at USD
Gavin Pochop of Gregory, S.D. was crowned Mr. Dakota and Anna Hyronimus of Valley Springs, S.D. was crowned Miss Dakota during the coronation ceremony at halftime of the University of South Dakota’s thrilling Dakota Days football victory over Missouri State on Saturday, Oct. 5 at the DakotaDome. Read more...
(10/07/2013) South Dakota Small Business Development Center, sponsored by USD, receives full accreditation from state directors
The South Dakota Small Business Development Center has received notification that they have received full accreditation after passing their accreditation review with no conditions. Read more...
(10/04/2013) Organist Steven Egler scheduled to perform Oct. 10 concert at USD
The University of South Dakota will host concert organist Steven Egler at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10 at Aalfs Auditorium inside Slagle Hall. The performance, which is free and open to the public, will feature Egler performing on the university’s 29-stop E.M. Skinner organ built in 1925 and renovated in 2011 by the Schantz Organ Company. Read more...
(10/03/2013) Chemistry student presents poster at prestigious MIT Women in Clean Energy Symposium
University of South Dakota student Shivatharsiny Rasalingam was honored recently as one of the finalists among 12 graduate students chosen to present a poster at the National Graduate Student Poster Competition at the 2013 Women in Clean Energy Symposium at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) campus in Cambridge, Mass. Read more...
(10/03/2013) Pianist, music professor Susanne Skyrm to perform Oct. 8 recital
Susanne Skyrm, professor of music at the University of South Dakota, will present a faculty piano recital at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at Colton Recital Hall in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. The program will feature works from 18th- and 20th-century Spain. Read more...
(10/02/2013) Fourteen candidates for Mr. and Miss Dakota revealed for 99th Dakota Days celebration
Candidates for Mr. and Miss Dakota 2013 were announced at last night’s Royalty Reveal at Aalfs Auditorium on the University of South Dakota campus. Fourteen students have been chosen to represent USD during this year’s Dakota Days homecoming activities, which culminate with the coronation of Mr. and Miss Dakota at halftime of Saturday’s football game against Missouri State at the DakotaDome. Read more...
(10/02/2013) USD Political Science League Farber Lecture features Dr. Mark Fisher
The Political Science League at the University of South Dakota and the W.O. Farber Center for Civic Leadership will host an address from Dr. Mark Fisher, M.D., entitled, “Emotion & Politics,” at 4 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 7 at Farber Hall in Old Main. The lecture, free and open to the public, is part of the Farber Forum Lecture Series. Read more...
(10/02/2013) USD Theatre goes on a witty quest for knowledge with Tom Stoppard’s ‘Arcadia’
The University of South Dakota Department of Theatre presents the insightful comedy “Arcadia” by three-time Tony Award-winning playwright Tom Stoppard, Oct. 9-13, in the Wayne S. Knutson Theatre at the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. Read more...
(10/01/2013) USD Center for Disabilities awarded five-year Deaf-Blind Project Extension
On Thursday, Sept. 26, the U.S. Department of Education notified the Center for Disabilities that their funding for the Deaf-Blind Project has been renewed. Officially called “Technical Assistance to State Deaf and Blind Projects,” the award project length is for 6o months, beginning Oct. 1, and the total amount is over half a million dollars. Read more...
(10/01/2013) Oscar Howe Gallery at USD to exhibit Howe’s ‘Dance of the Warrior’
University Art Galleries at the University of South Dakota will host a reception for the exhibition, “Dance of the Warrior,” from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 4 in the Oscar Howe Gallery at Old Main 116. Read more...
(10/01/2013) AWOL students learn about sustainable farming
Twelve students from the University of South Dakota recently travelled to Mission Hill, S.D., to work with Hebda Family Produce, a community-supported agriculture farm that practices sustainable farming techniques. The students performed a wide-range of activities from picking apples to digging potatoes – all while learning about sustainable farming, community supported agriculture, the process of becoming an Organic Certified Farm, and the ways that Hebda Family Produce works to become chemically free. Read more...
September
(09/30/2013) SD Supreme Court Justice, USD alum Lori Wilbur to preside over 99th Dakota Days Parade
South Dakota Supreme Court Justice Lori Wilbur, ’74, ’77, will serve as Parade Marshal for the 99th Dakota Days Parade at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5. Read more...
(09/30/2013) USD Theatre announces magical 2013-14 season
Two epic musicals, a farcical comedy and a critically-acclaimed drama highlight the University of South Dakota Department of Theatre 2013-14 season. Read more...
(09/27/2013) USD School of Health Sciences collaborates with national organizations to help older adults struggling with social isolation
Students and faculty from the University of South Dakota School of Health Sciences are collaborating with The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society and Older Adults Technology Services (OATS) to help older adults combat social isolation through AARP Foundation’s Connecting to Community pilot program. Read more...
(09/26/2013) Chamber Singers reunion concert set for Sunday, Oct. 6 at USD
The University of South Dakota Chamber Singers and alumni from around the nation will present a 2 p.m. concert on Sunday, Oct. 6 at Aalfs Auditorium in Slagle Hall on the USD campus. This performance will culminate a Dakota Days celebration that will see current and former members of the USD Chamber Singers rehearse with conductor David Holdhusen, Ph.D. In addition to the combined selections, the 2013-2014 Chamber Singers will make their first formal appearance of the year at this concert, which is free and open to the public. Read more...
(09/26/2013) National publication ranks USD School of Law ‘Best Value’
The University of South Dakota School of Law is one of the top law schools in the nation when it comes to value, according to The National Jurist, which ranks the USD School of Law No. 5 on its Top 20 list of “Best Value Law Schools.” Read more...
(09/25/2013) Exhibition at Day Gallery showcases USD alumnus' photography
The University Art Galleries at the University of South Dakota welcomes the return of alum Kirby James Pilcher, ’04, for a solo exhibition at the John A. Day Gallery, today through Oct. 23. Read more...
(09/25/2013) USD Alum Col. Kenneth Tauke to deliver Farber Forum on Oct. 2
Col. Kenneth Tauke, a graduate of the University of South Dakota, will present “Developing Leadership and Leadership in Transition” at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at Farber Hall, Old Main. Read more...
(09/24/2013) Government Research Bureau at USD hosts October conference on human trafficking
The Government Research Bureau and the W.O. Farber Center for Civic Leadership at the University of South Dakota are sponsoring a conference on human trafficking from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3 at the Muenster University Center Ballroom. Read more...
(09/24/2013) USD sees increase in on campus students
The University of South Dakota campus community continues to grow, according to information released by the South Dakota Board of Regents. USD announced Tuesday a 1 percent increase in students on campus. Read more...
(09/23/2013) State of the University Address slated for Sept. 26 at USD
University of South Dakota President James W. Abbott will deliver the 2013 State of the University Address to faculty, staff and students on Thursday, Sept. 26. The address will begin at 4 p.m. at Aalfs Auditorium, which is located inside Robert L. Slagle Hall on the USD campus. Read more...
(09/20/2013) USD International Forum series program ‘Against Our Better Judgment’ will address Israel-Palestine relations
Alison Weir, founder of If Americans Knew, will present the program “Against Our Better Judgment: What Americans Need to Know about Israel-Palestine” at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at Farber Hall on the campus of the University of South Dakota. Read more...
(09/18/2013) Rawlins Piano Trio debuts concert season with Sept. 26 performance
The University of South Dakota Rawlins Piano Trio will open its 2013-14 concert season with an 8 p.m. performance on Thursday, Sept. 26 at Colton Recital Hall in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts at the University of South Dakota. Read more...
(09/16/2013) The Monks of Gaden Shartse plan unique visit to USD campus
The University of South Dakota will host the Monks of Gaden Shartse Monastery, Sept. 23-27. Read more...
(09/16/2013) Oscar Howe Memorial Lecture at USD features social anthropologist
The University Art Galleries at the University of South Dakota welcomes Irene Castle McLaughlin as the guest for the 24th Annual Oscar Howe Memorial Lecture at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19 at Farber Hall. McLaughlin, curator of Native American Ethnology at the Peabody Museum at Harvard University, will present the lecture, “Riders on the Storm: A Plains Indian Ledger from Red Cloud’s War.” Read more...
(09/16/2013) Joel Portice, David Landry and Dan Moen to be honored with Alumni Achievement Awards during Dakota Days at USD
Three distinguished alumni from the University of South Dakota will be honored with Alumni Achievement Awards during Dakota Days. Recipients will be presented with awards during the alumni dinner at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 4 at the Muenster University Center. Read more...
(09/13/2013) ‘Counting What Counts’ topic of 61st Harrington Lecture at USD
“Counting What Counts,” a presentation by Tina Keller, Ph.D., is the 61st annual Harrington Lecture at the University of South Dakota at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 23 at Farber Hall inside Old Main. Read more...
(09/13/2013) USD students are finalists in national renewable energy competition
When it comes to developing a viable business solution for renewable energy, four University of South Dakota students fueled their idea into an award-winning proposal for the Department of Energy’s 2013 National Geothermal Student Competition. Read more...
(09/13/2013) USD receives Military Friendly School rank for third consecutive year
The University of South Dakota has been named a Military Friendly School by Victory Media for the third consecutive year. Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, awarded USD to the coveted 2014 Military Friendly School list, a recognition honoring the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students. Read more...
(09/12/2013) USD Foundation names 2013 Inman Award recipients
Philip and Marjorie Odeen of McLean, Va., will receive the University of South Dakota Foundation’s 2013 Darwin and Adele Inman Award for Distinguished Service. Read more...
(09/12/2013) USD hosts memorial service to honor donors to Body Donor Program
The University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine and the School of Health Sciences will honor donors to the Body Donor Program and their families during a special memorial service at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20 at the atrium of the Andrew E. Lee Memorial Medical and Science Building. Read more...
(09/12/2013) Al Neuharth Award presentation postponed
The 27th presentation of the Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in the Media, planned for Oct. 3 during Dakota Days homecoming festivities at the University of South Dakota, is being postponed until next year because the intended recipient has an unavoidable conflict. Read more...
(09/12/2013) USD political science professor suggests that international intervention will not deter Syrian leader from ongoing civil war
Regardless the tactic by the United States government, the outcome in Syria is not likely to be a peaceful one, according to Tim Schorn, J.D., Ph.D., professor of political science at the University of South Dakota. Read more...
(09/10/2013) Red Road Gathering ‘Walk in Balance’ is Sept. 19-20 in Vermillion
The University of South Dakota Department of Addiction Studies announced today that the 24th annual Red Road Gathering, “Walk in Balance,” is Thursday, Sept. 19 and Friday, Sept. 20 at the National Guard Armory in Vermillion, S.D. Read more...
(09/10/2013) ‘Broken Landscape: Indians, Indian Tribes, and the Constitution’ focus of Constitution Day program at USD
The University of South Dakota will observe Constitution Day on Tuesday, Sept. 17 with a 2 p.m. lecture in the School of Law courtroom by nationally-recognized Indian law expert Professor Frank Pommersheim. The presentation, entitled “Broken Landscape: Indians, Indian Tribes, and the Constitution,” is free and open to the public, and students, teachers and professors are encouraged to attend. Read more...
(09/10/2013) School of Education’s Mark Baron recipient of Excellence in Education Award by AdvancED
Mark Baron, Ph.D., chair of the Division of Educational Administration within the School of Education at USD, has been awarded the Excellence in Education Award by AdvancED for his contribution to PK-12 schools and higher education in South Dakota. Read more...
(09/10/2013) USD recognizes faculty with President’s Research Awards
The University of South Dakota recognized four faculty members for outstanding research. The researchers were awarded grants in three categories, including the President’s Awards for Research Excellence for Early-Mid Career Faculty and Established Faculty and the President’s Award for Research Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Recipients were selected through a highly competitive process with both university and external reviewers. The selections are a strong endorsement of each researcher’s creativity and innovation, and an honor for the university to bestow. Read more...
(09/10/2013) U.S. News college guide says USD ‘one of America’s best’ for 23rd straight year
The University of South Dakota is one of the best “National Universities,” according to rankings released today by U.S. News and World Report. Read more...
(09/09/2013) Guest artist piano recital at USD to feature Symeon Waseen
The University of South Dakota Department of Music will present a guest artist piano recital by Symeon Waseen at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14 at Colton Recital Hall in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. Free and open to the public, the recital by Waseen will feature works by Bartok, Beethoven, Davidovsky, and his own compositions. Read more...
(09/09/2013) W.O. Farber Center lecture to feature distinguished USD alum
Kenneth J. Meier, Ph.D., the Charles H. Gregory Chair in Liberal Arts and Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Texas A&M University and also Professor of Public Sector Management at Cardiff University (Wales), will present the program “Public Administration and the Failure of Politics in the United States” at the University of South Dakota at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19 at the Al Neuharth Media Center. Read more...
(09/06/2013) USD Opera’s production of ‘Dido and Aeneas’ captures national recognition via The American Prize
University of South Dakota Opera’s triumphant performance of “Dido and Aeneas” was awarded second place in The American Prize in Opera Performance competition earlier this month. Read more...
(09/06/2013) USD Department of Nursing celebrates first B.S.N. cohort with White Coat Ceremony
The University of South Dakota Department of Nursing announces the recognition of its first Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) students at a White Coat Ceremony, scheduled for Monday, Sept. 16 at 1:30 p.m. in Farber Hall on USD’s campus in Vermillion and at 4:30 p.m. at the Sanford Education Center in Sioux Falls. Students will gather with their families, friends and faculty as they are awarded their first white lab coat. Read more...
(09/05/2013) USD Sanford School of Medicine administration to visit FARM program sites
Dean of the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine (SSOM) Mary Nettleman, M.D., M.S., M.A.C.P., Susan Anderson, M.D., director of the school’s Frontier And Rural Medicine (FARM) program and H. Bruce Vogt, chair and professor of the school’s Department of Family Medicine, will visit two of FARM’s inaugural clinical training sites to present commemorative plaques recognizing the communities’ participation in the program. Read more...
(09/05/2013) Chamber Singers release ‘Yours in Song’ on the Con Brio Recordings record label
The University of South Dakota’s Chamber Singers have released “Yours in Song,” a collection of 15 live performances from four concerts since 2010. Read more...
(09/04/2013) Mortar Board Honor Society at USD honored with national award
The University of South Dakota’s Keystone chapter of Mortar Board Honor Society received the Most Improved Chapter Award at the Mortar Board National Conference in Atlanta last month. Chapter President Cassie Bartlett of Sioux Falls, S.D. was present to accept the award. Read more...
(09/04/2013) USD Sanford School of Medicine is one of nation’s most popular medical schools
The University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine (SSOM) is again one of the top-10 most-popular medical schools in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report. Schools appearing on the list are recognized for enrolling the highest percentage of accepted students – 74 percent or greater. SSOM ranked fifth among “10 Popular Med Schools for First-Year Students,” up two spots from last year. University of Kansas Medical Center topped the list. Read more...
(09/03/2013) Dakota Days 2013: Pride on the Prowl
The University of South Dakota is preparing for its 99th annual Dakota Days Homecoming traditions, Sept. 29 – Oct. 5. After a memorable 150th anniversary in 2012, the executive team began planning Dakota Days with the help of the USD student body. Read more...
(09/03/2013) Major gift to benefit USD School of Law
The University of South Dakota Foundation announced today that Orrin Estebo, a Redwood Falls, Minn. attorney, has committed $1 million to support construction and renovation of the University of South Dakota School of Law. Read more...
August
(08/29/2013) University Libraries at USD presents juried altered book exhibit ‘Bound and Unbound II’
University Libraries are exhibiting a unique collection of altered books at the University of South Dakota with “Bound and Unbound II: Altered Book Exhibition,” now through Friday, Dec. 20. Read more...
(08/29/2013) NASA project ‘out of this world’ for USD professor, students
Five University of South Dakota students and their teacher Collin Hover, assistant professor of graphic design, collaborated with NASA for an out of this world project that resulted in a half dozen international design and creativity awards. Read more...
(08/28/2013) USD sponsors eighth Nikki’s Fund 5K Run/Walk
The University of South Dakota, along with the communities of Vermillion and Yankton, are sponsoring the eighth annual Nikki’s Fund 5K Run/Walk at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14 at Prentis Park in Vermillion. The Nikki’s Fund 5K, part of National Suicide Prevention Week activities in September, raises money for USD students in crisis situations and helps promote suicide prevention awareness throughout the campus community. Read more...
(08/28/2013) USD coach led the fight to integrate college basketball in the 1950s
With the nation focused on Washington, D.C. this week in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the historic “March on Washington” and Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, University of South Dakota archives reveal that the school’s basketball team, led by USD Hall of Fame Basketball Coach Dwane “Cloddy” Clodfelter, had made its own statement about diversity and equality, several years before Dr. King’s famous speech. Read more...
(08/27/2013) Coyote football to honor veterans, military service personnel at home opener with Military Appreciation Day
Veterans, active military personnel and their families will be honored with “Military Appreciation Day” when the University of South Dakota kicks off its 2013 football season vs. University of California-Davis on Saturday, Aug. 31. Read more...
(08/27/2013) Registration opens for South Dakota Scripps Spelling Bee
For the third consecutive year, the University of South Dakota will serve as host of the South Dakota Scripps Spelling Bee on March 22, 2014 at Farber Hall. Read more...
(08/27/2013) Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar is distinguished paleoanthropologist
The Phi Beta Kappa Society of the University of South Dakota will sponsor the lecture “What Cells Will Do For Global Climate Change” by Timothy Bromage, professor of biomaterials and biomimetics at the New York University College of Dentistry, at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5 at the Freedom Forum Conference Room in the Al Neuharth Media Center. Read more...
(08/22/2013) Lambda Chi Alpha chapter at USD honored with multiple awards
The Alpha-Gamma chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity at the University of South Dakota was recognized as one of Lambda Chi’s top chapters at the fraternity’s annual conference in July. Read more...
(08/20/2013) USD Director of Choral Activities presented with 2013 Encore Award
David Holdhusen, Ph.D., director of choral activities and associate professor of music at the University of South Dakota, was awarded the 2013 Encore Award from the South Dakota Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association. Read more...
(08/20/2013) University Art Galleries hosts annual UAG Loan Exhibition Show
University Art Galleries at the University of South Dakota will host the annual UAG Loan Exhibition, Monday, Aug. 26 through Friday, Sept. 13, at Gallery 110 in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. Participants are invited to select up to three pieces of art from the show, during the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The pieces will be delivered to campus work spaces on Sept. 16-17. Read more...
(08/19/2013) Students return to campus with USD Welcome Week 2013
The University of South Dakota will welcome new and returning students with USD Welcome Week 2013, which begins Friday, Aug. 23 with Move in Day. Read more...
(08/16/2013) Grant funds awarded will aid USD student veterans
The University of South Dakota has received more than $80,000 from the State of South Dakota to assist student veterans. Read more...
(08/15/2013) Scott Bellini headlines USD Center for Disabilities Fall Autism Conference
Scott Bellini, Ph.D., HSPP, and director of the Social Skills Research Clinic in Indiana is this year’s featured presenter at the Center for Disabilities Fall Autism Conference. Bellini’s focus is empirically examining the outcomes of social skill interventions for youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). His presentation is titled “Developing Social Skills in Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders.” Read more...
(08/14/2013) USD announces technology partnership with a-tune software Inc.
a-tune software Inc., a leading global software solution provider to the medical research community, announces a technology partnership with the University of South Dakota. The institution has chosen the company’s tick@lab software application as the primary tool to provide administrative oversight for research studies conducted at the University. Read more...
(08/14/2013) Small businesses to connect with research funding at conference
Small businesses who want to conduct and commercialize health-related research will connect with national experts and programs Oct. 28-30 in Sioux Falls, S.D. Close to 500 are expected to attend the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) 15th annual Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Conference held at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. Read more...
(08/13/2013) Scholarship recipients announced at USD, set to begin fall classes
The University of South Dakota has announced its freshman class scholars, who are enrolled for fall classes that begin at the end of this month, including recipients of top university scholarships such as the George S. Mickelson Scholarship, the Dorothy Schieffer Scholarship, the Walter A. and Lucy Yoshioka Buhler Endowed Scholarship, the Presidential Alumni Scholarship and Glen E. and Barbara R. Ullyot Lakota Scholarship. Read more...
(08/12/2013) USD student wins top award at Lambda Chi Alpha annual conference
Tyler Tordsen, an undergraduate brother from the Alpha-Gamma chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity at the University of South Dakota, received the 2013 Cyril F. “Duke” Flad Outstanding Undergraduate Award at the Fraternity’s annual Stead Leadership Seminar held in Memphis, Tenn. last month. Read more...
(08/09/2013) USD fraternity receives highest international award
The University of South Dakota Pi Kappa Alpha (PIKE) Fraternity was honored earlier this month at the fraternity’s summer PIKE University event, The Academy, in Memphis, Tenn. with the Robert Adger Smythe Award, Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity’s most prestigious honor. Read more...
(08/09/2013) Forbes names USD a ‘Best Value College’ in its ‘America’s 2013 Top Colleges’ edition
The University of South Dakota is a Best Value College, according to Forbes, which also ranked USD as one of “America’s Top Colleges” for 2013. Read more...
(08/06/2013) Center for Disabilities Traumatic Brain Injury Conference to feature Marilyn Lash
Renowned clinician, researcher and educator Marilyn Lash, M.S.W., will present a training called “Educating Students with Brain Injuries: Strategies, Tools and Resources for Teachers, Therapists and Families” in Sioux Falls, Aug., 13-14. Read more...
(08/06/2013) The Princeton Review cites USD as ‘one of nation’s best’ for 15th consecutive year
When it comes to providing students with an outstanding undergraduate educational experience, the University of South Dakota is one of the nation’s best, according to The Princeton Review. Read more...
(08/05/2013) USD Sanford School of Medicine pediatrics chair publishes book on ‘vaccinophobia’
Archana Chatterjee, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the Department of Pediatrics and senior associate dean for faculty development at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, has edited a new book on vaccinophobia—the fear of the adverse effects of vaccines and preventive medicine. Published by Springer, “Vaccinophobia and Vaccine Controversies of the 21st Century” explores the phenomenon in detail and offers a foundation for the development of solutions to dispel the misinformation and myths that surround vaccines. Read more...
(08/05/2013) Affordable Colleges Online says mathematics at USD adds up for students looking for a quality math education
Mathematics at the University of South Dakota adds up to a good investment for prospective students, according to Affordable Colleges Online. Read more...
(08/05/2013) Physician Assistant studies program granted continued accreditation
The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued to the University of South Dakota Physician Assistant Program sponsored by the University of South Dakota. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards. Read more...
(08/02/2013) Coyoteopoly nets grant from National Endowment for the Arts, South Dakota Tourism Board to support South Dakota Shakespeare Festival
The National Endowment for the Arts and the South Dakota Tourism Board has awarded the University of South Dakota’s Coyoteopoly a $3,500 grant in support of the South Dakota Shakespeare Festival. Read more...
(08/02/2013) USD’s Rawlins Piano Trio releases fifth CD ‘Attracting Opposites’
“Attracting Opposites: New Music for Piano Trio” is the latest CD released by the internationally-acclaimed University of South Dakota Rawlins Piano Trio. Featuring five works commissioned by the Trio, the CD was recorded in June 2012 for the Azica label and is distributed by Naxos. Read more...
(08/01/2013) USD Master of Public Administration program receives NASPAA reaccreditation through 2020
The University of South Dakota Master of Public Administration program was awarded full accreditation through August 2020 by the Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation of the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA). The accreditation followed a review of the USD program’s self-study report, submitted in 2012, and a Commission review team that visited campus last spring. Read more...
July
(07/30/2013) First-year students complete second Summer Bridge Program at USD
The second year of the University of South Dakota Summer Bridge Program concluded last week with a Summer Bridge Closing Banquet on Friday, July 26 at the Muenster University Center Ballroom. Read more...
(07/29/2013) University Art Galleries to feature ‘Dust, Metal, and Stone’ exhibition
University Art Galleries at the University of South Dakota will host the exhibition, “Dust, Metal, and Stone: The Graphic Arts of the 1930s” beginning Wednesday, July 31 at the John A. Day Gallery. “Dust, Metal, and Stone: The Graphic Arts of the 1930s” includes 60 original lithographic and intaglio prints created by noted artists such as Thomas Hart Benton, Grant Wood and John Steuart Curry. The exhibition will run through Friday, Sept. 20 with a reception scheduled from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 13 in the Day Gallery. Read more...
(07/29/2013) Wagner Tuba, other rare instruments from National Music Museum to be featured at Seattle Opera’s ‘Ring Cycle’
An exhibition of seven rare musical instruments from the National Music Museum, which is located on the University of South Dakota campus, will be featured in conjunction with the Seattle Opera’s production of Richard Wagner’s “Ring Cycle,” Aug. 4-25 at McCaw Hall in Seattle, Wash. Read more...
(07/26/2013) Sculpture additions enliven USD campus landscape
While many visitors to the University of South Dakota campus relish the beauty of historic Old Main or take time for a “selfie” with “Legacy,” the coyote statue dedicated last fall, they will now be able to enjoy six new sculptures courtesy of SculptureWalk Sioux Falls. These new campus additions, commissioned specifically for USD, were installed this past week at prominent viewing locations across campus. Read more...
(07/25/2013) Buell named Scholar Athlete of the Year; USD teams in top-10 for GPA
Bethany Buell was named the Division I Outdoor Field Scholar Athlete of the Year, eight Coyotes were named to the All-Academic Track and Field team and both men’s and women’s track and field teams placed in the top-10 for team GPA according to releases by the U.S. Track and Field/Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Wednesday. Read more...
(07/24/2013) Mark Petty named dean of enrollment at USD
The University of South Dakota has announced Mark Petty as dean of enrollment. Petty, a native of Sioux City, Iowa, will manage enrollment services overseeing the undergraduate admissions operation. Read more...
(07/24/2013) High school students learn accounting policies, career opportunities at 2013 USD Summer Accounting Institute
Eighteen high school students from four Midwestern states were recent guests of the University of South Dakota for the 2013 Summer Accounting Institute. Read more...
(07/22/2013) USD School of Medicine’s Dean of Graduate Medical Education completes AAMC Leadership Development Course
Nedd Brown, Ed.D., associate dean of graduate medical education at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, has successfully completed the Association of American Medical Colleges’ (AAMC) Graduate Medical Education Leadership Development Course, joining 262 graduates from institutions from across the country who have earned this certificate. Read more...
(07/17/2013) USD co-sponsoring conference with Civil Society, Argosy University to bring awareness to ‘Human Trafficking in the Dakotas’
The University of South Dakota, along with Argosy University of Chicago and the Civil Society out of St. Paul, Minn., will host “Human Trafficking in the Dakotas” on Friday, July 26 at the Sanford Education Center, 1525 S Euclid Ave., Sioux Falls, S.D. Read more...
(07/11/2013) USD medical student awarded Dr. Duane Reaney Family Scholarship
Jeb List, who will be entering his fourth year of medical school at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine (SSOM), is this year’s recipient of the Dr. Duane Reaney Family Scholarship. Read more...
(07/10/2013) Miskimins named Associate Dean for Research at USD Sanford School of Medicine
Robin Miskimins, Ph.D., has been named associate dean for research at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine (SSOM). Miskimins, who has been with USD since 1991, currently serves as a professor of basic biomedical sciences. Read more...
(07/09/2013) USD track and field standouts named Capital One Academic All-Americans
South Dakota women's track and field athletes Bethany Buell and Alexa Duling were recently named to the Capital One Academic All-America Division I women's track and field/cross country first team, while men's track and cross country runner Jeff Mettler was named to the Capital One Academic All-America Division I men's track and field/cross country second team. The teams were selected in a vote by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Read more...
(07/09/2013) Sanford School of Medicine administration, students to visit FARM program sites
Dean of the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine Mary Nettleman, M.D., M.S., M.A.C.P. and Susan Anderson, M.D., Director of the school’s Frontier And Rural Medicine (FARM) program will visit FARM’s inaugural clinical training sites to present commemorative plaques recognizing the communities’ participation in the program. Read more...
(07/02/2013) Students from South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska and Minnesota participate in Healthcare Careers Summer Camp at USD
The University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine hosted 40 high school students at the seventh annual Healthcare Careers Summer Camp, June 16-21. Read more...
(07/01/2013) USD student wins journalism scholarship
A University of South Dakota journalism student will be the first recipient of the David Kranz — Argus Leader Media Journalism Scholarship. Read more...
(07/01/2013) USD welcomes China delegation at second American Visiting Institute for Chinese Entrepreneurs
The University of South Dakota is sponsoring the second American Visiting Institute for Chinese Entrepreneurs, July 7-10, at the University of South Dakota. Read more...
June
(06/27/2013) USD’s 62nd annual Summer Music Camp is July 7-12
The University of South Dakota Department of Music is hosting the 62nd annual USD Summer Music Camp, July 7-12. Read more...
(06/27/2013) USD's Mettler named Summit League Scholar-Athlete of the Year
University of South Dakota junior distance runner Jeff Mettler has been named The Summit League Scholar-Athlete of the Year as selected by the league’s faculty athletic representatives. The award is the most prestigious individual honor given by the league. Read more...
(06/27/2013) University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, Sanford Health partnering to launch General Surgery Residency Program in 2014
The University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine and Sanford Health announced today that they will launch a surgery residency program focusing on general surgery, including surgery in rural areas that will commence in 2014. Read more...
(06/24/2013) USD named to NCTQ Teacher Prep Honor Roll for secondary education program
The University of South Dakota is making the grade when it comes to educating future educators. Read more...
(06/21/2013) School of Law professor honored for literary, scholarly works
Patrick Garry, professor of law at the University of South Dakota School of Law, received a grand prize honorable mention award at the 2013 Global Book Contest for his mystery novel, “Saving Faith.” Read more...
(06/20/2013) USD student groups earn recognition
Student organizations from the University of South Dakota were recognized this week for their outstanding academic, community, and organizational work by the South Dakota Board of Regents. Read more...
(06/18/2013) Internships offer myriad learning experiences for USD students
Students from the University of South Dakota Department of Political Science are making career strides and receiving credit thanks to part-time and full-time internships around the United States this summer. Read more...
(06/14/2013) USD Law School graduates top U.S. News’ judicial clerkships rankings
Which law schools’ graduates are setting the bar when it comes to judicial clerkships? According to rankings compiled by U.S. News & World Report, the University of South Dakota School of Law is one of the best in the country for 2011 graduates who are working at judicial clerkships with federal, state and local judges. Read more...
(06/05/2013) Girls State at USD concludes with elections, award presentations
The 67th annual South Dakota American Legion Auxiliary’s Girls State concluded earlier this month at the University of South Dakota with the traditional election of officers and presentation of awards. Read more...
(06/04/2013) USD announces academic honors for 2013 Spring Semester students
University of South Dakota students receiving academic honors for the 2013 Spring Semester have been announced. Read more...
May
(05/31/2013) Four-year bachelor’s degree in nursing earns full accreditation from Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
The University of South Dakota Department of Nursing has received formal notification from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) that the Baccalaureate in Nursing (B.S.N.) program at USD is accredited. USD has offered the R.N.-B.S.N. track since 2011 and will begin their first cohort of students in the four-year B.S.N. nursing major in Vermillion and Sioux Falls this fall with the Rapid City campus following in fall 2014. The Baccalaureate program earned accreditation through June 30, 2018, which is the longest time period for an initial accreditation. Read more...
(05/31/2013) USD School of Law welcomes two new faculty members
The University of South Dakota School of Law welcomes two new faculty members, Wendy N. Hess and Thomas E. Simmons, to begin teaching this fall as assistant professors. Read more...
(05/23/2013) Psychological First Aid course a training method to help recover from a disaster
People caught up in disasters, like the tornadoes that devastated Moore, Okla. and Granbury, Texas this past month, require more than life-saving first aid – they need psychological first aid. First responders do heroic work saving lives but what about the stress on them and the people they save? That’s why the Disaster Mental Health Institute (DMHI) at the University of South Dakota is developing and assessing various psychological first aid training for the general public, veterans and first responders. Read more...
(05/22/2013) University Art Galleries to host Japanese Printmaking Summer Camp
The University Art Galleries at the University of South Dakota will host a Summer Art Camp for kids, June 10 – 14. Read more...
(05/22/2013) Beacom School of Business students exceed counterparts in global Bloomberg Assessment Test
The average score of seven Beacom School of Business students at the University of South Dakota, who took the Bloomberg Assessment Test, exceeded the global average by dozens of percentage points according to recently released results. Read more...
(05/21/2013) School of Education Dean Rick Melmer is leaving USD to serve as advisor for state, national educational agencies
The University of South Dakota announced today that Rick Melmer, Dean of the School of Education, is stepping down to become an advisor for several educational agencies at the state and national levels. Read more...
(05/20/2013) USD, Farber Center ready for 67th South Dakota Girls State
The W.O. Farber Center for Civic Leadership at the University of South Dakota will host the 67th American Legion Auxiliary Girls State, May 27 through June 1. Read more...
(05/20/2013) Tom Geu named dean of the USD School of Law
The University of South Dakota School of Law announced today that Thomas Earl Geu has been named dean of the School of Law. Read more...
(05/17/2013) Governor’s Leadership Luncheon at USD honors regional students
The University of South Dakota, the W.O. Farber Center for Civic Leadership and the Office of the President sponsored the 13th annual Governor’s Leadership Luncheon on Saturday, May 11 at the Muenster University Center on the USD campus. Read more...
(05/16/2013) USD Law Professors Hutton, Garry honored with 2013 Jackson Award
Chris Hutton and Patrick Garry were named co-recipients of the John Wesley Jackson Memorial Award for Outstanding Professor of Law at the University of South Dakota School of Law. It’s the first time in the award’s history that two professors have been honored in the same year. The award was announced during the Barristers’ Ball, an annual event of the School of Law, and at the 126th Spring Commencement ceremony earlier this month. Read more...
(05/14/2013) Gov. Daugaard declares May 17 as Al Neuharth Day in South Dakota
Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed a proclamation declaring Friday, May 17, as “Al Neuharth Day” in South Dakota. Read more...
(05/13/2013) Dignitaries set to pay tribute to Al Neuharth on May 17 at USD
Prominent officials, journalists, colleagues, friends, and others inspired by his vision and legacy will celebrate the life of South Dakota native Al Neuharth during a public tribute, 10 a.m., Friday, May 17, at the University of South Dakota. Read more...
(05/10/2013) USD faculty award winner focus of ‘Outbound, Looking Back’ exhibit
University Art Galleries at the University of South Dakota announces the opening of “Outbound, Looking Back,” an exhibition featuring work by USD Associate Professor of Art Phillip Michael Hook. A video projection exhibit, “Outbound, Looking Back” shows imagery that reflects Hook’s experiences living along the Missouri River. Read more...
(05/10/2013) NCAA selects USD’s Alexa Duling as Walter Byers Scholar
The NCAA has selected South Dakota track and field student-athlete Alexa Duling as the female recipient of the 2013 Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship. Duling will receive a renewable $24,000 scholarship while attending medical school at Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix. Read more...
(05/09/2013) USD Foundation, College of Arts & Sciences announce significant gift
The University of South Dakota College of Arts & Sciences and the University of South Dakota Foundation are pleased to announce a $1 million gift from Lorraine Hart of Minneapolis, Minn. Read more...
(05/08/2013) USD Dance Marathon, student organizations raise money for medical care and other local charities
The 16th annual Dance Marathon fundraiser at the University of South Dakota raised more than $50,000 this spring, making it one of several recent student philanthropy events that helped raise money for local and regional charities in 2013. Read more...
(05/07/2013) Becvar leaving USD to become President, COO of Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation
The University of South Dakota announces that Laurie Becvar, Ed.D, Senior Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School, will become President and Chief Operating Officer of the Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation in July. Read more...
(05/07/2013) Physics major to study engineering in Germany through UAS7 Grant
University of South Dakota student Mitchell Wagner, a junior majoring in physics, is the recipient of a UAS7 Study and Internship Scholarship from German Universities of Applied Sciences. Read more...
(05/03/2013) President’s Celebration of University Leadership honors USD community with distinguished awards
Members of the University of South Dakota community were honored for their outstanding leadership and service at the 2013 President’s Celebration of University Leadership on Sunday, April 21. Read more...
(05/03/2013) Degrees conferred at USD’s 126th Spring Commencement
Candidates from 41 states and 14 countries received degrees at the 126th Spring Commencement at the University of South Dakota on Saturday, May 4 at the DakotaDome. Read more...
(05/02/2013) USD student will study in Korea this summer as 2013 Gilman Scholar
Brittany Youpee, a first-year student majoring in mathematics, has been named a Gilman Scholar for the summer 2013 term by the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. Read more...
(05/01/2013) School of Health Sciences announces faculty award recipients
The University of South Dakota School of Health Sciences announced that four members of the faculty have been honored with 2013 faculty awards. Read more...
April
(04/30/2013) USD Sanford School of Medicine to host convocation ceremony
The University of South Dakota’s 126th spring commencement ceremony at the DakotaDome on May 4 will be preceded by the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine’s Graduation Convocation on Friday, May 3 at 5:30 p.m. at the Jeschke Fine Arts Center Auditorium in Sioux Falls. Fifty graduates will be hooded as the Class of 2013 marks its transition into the medical profession. Read more...
(04/30/2013) 2013 Cutler Awards honor distinguished faculty members at USD
Three members of the University of South Dakota faculty have been honored as 2013 recipients of the Richard and Sharon Cutler Faculty Awards in Liberal Arts. Jason Berger, Ph.D., of the Department of English, Ranjit Koodali, Ph.D., of the Department of Chemistry, and Doug Peterson, Ph.D., of the Department of Psychology, will be honored at the 126th Spring Commencement and receive a $4,000 cash prize payable through the University of South Dakota Foundation. The Cutler Awards are presented annually by the College of Arts & Sciences to faculty who advance liberal arts education through teaching and research over a three-year span. Read more...
(04/30/2013) South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley to address USD School of Law graduates
The University of South Dakota will honor graduates from the USD School of Law with a Hooding Ceremony at 3 p.m. in Aalfs Auditorium on Friday, May 3. Read more...
(04/29/2013) USD Student Veterans to be recognized at 126th Spring Commencement with red, white and blue cords
The University of South Dakota is recognizing student veterans during the 126th Spring Commencement on Saturday, May 4 with special commemorative graduation cords. In addition to cap and gown attire, student veterans will wear a braided three color cord representing the United States flag. Read more...
(04/26/2013) Celebrity guitars owned by Elvis, Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan harmonica part of new National Music Museum exhibit
Instruments owned and played by some of music’s greatest legends, including a Bob Dylan harmonica, a guitar custom-made for Johnny Cash and an electric guitar once owned by Muddy Waters, are all part of a new exhibit at the National Music Museum, located on the University of South Dakota campus in Vermillion. Read more...
(04/26/2013) Math instructor named Outstanding Instructor by College of Arts & Sciences at USD
Clare Wagner, instructor for the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of South Dakota, is the 2013 recipient of the Outstanding Instructor Award presented by the College of Arts & Sciences. Read more...
(04/25/2013) Summer Accounting Institute at USD showcases career opportunities
High school sophomores and juniors interested in accounting as a career or a business major can register now for the University of South Dakota 2013 Summer Accounting Institute. Read more...
(04/25/2013) Al Neuharth memorial celebration is May 17 at USD
The life of media visionary and South Dakota native Al Neuharth will be celebrated with a public tribute on Friday morning, May 17, at the University of South Dakota, his alma mater. Read more...
(04/24/2013) National Law Journal cites USD School of Law for grads in government, public interest occupations
The University of South Dakota School of Law is one of the top law schools in the nation when it comes to placing graduates in public interest and government jobs. Read more...
(04/24/2013) USD announces Belbas-Larson Awards for Excellence in Teaching
The University of South Dakota will honor two faculty members with the Belbas-Larson Awards for Excellence in Teaching, the highest honor USD bestows upon its educators, at the 126th Spring Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 4. Angeline Lavin, Beacom School of Business, and Thomas Horton, School of Law, are the 2013 recipients of the awards, and each will receive a $5,000 tribute, a framed certificate commemorating their accomplishment and a commemorative medal. Read more...
(04/23/2013) USD to confer degrees at 126th Spring Commencement
Michael M. Vekich, CPA, CEO of Vekich Chartered of Minneapolis, Minn. will be the keynote speaker as the University of South Dakota confers degrees to more than 1,400 students at the 126th Spring Commencement at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 4. Read more...
(04/23/2013) Student papers score top honors at USD History Conference
Creighton University student Alexander Sniffen and Kurt Frisch, a student at Dordt College, received awards during the 48th annual Student History Conference held recently at the University of South Dakota. Read more...
(04/22/2013) ‘W.L. Dow, Architect’ documentary preview is slated for May 3 at USD
The University of South Dakota Alumni Association, Department of History and University Libraries, along with the Clay County Historic Preservation Commission and the Clay County Historical Society, will host a screening of the documentary, “W. L. Dow, Architect” at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, May 3 at the Muenster University Center 216A on the USD campus. Read more...
(04/22/2013) USD Sanford School of Medicine selects Alumni Student Scholars
Four South Dakota high school seniors have been selected to participate in the Alumni Student Scholar Program (ASSP), sponsored by the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine Alumni Relations Council. This year’s recipients are Tanner Colombe, of Mission, S.D.; Jacob Haiar, of Mitchell, S.D.; Michaela McGrann, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; and Schae Hanson, of Burke, S.D. Read more...
(04/22/2013) M.F.A. show ‘Temporal Impermanence’ features work of USD printmaker and sculptor
The University of South Dakota Department of Art presents the exhibition “Temporal Impermanence” featuring the work of USD students Jay Wallace and Tom Dahlseid, candidates for Master of Fine Arts degrees this May. Read more...
(04/19/2013) David Herbster named 13th athletics director at USD
University of South Dakota President James W. Abbott announced today that David Herbster has been named the school’s 13th athletics director. A reception honoring Herbster will be held at noon Saturday in the DakotaDome ahead of the football program’s annual spring game to be played at 1 p.m. Read more...
(04/19/2013) Muenster University Center expansion on schedule as USD students anticipate bigger, better ‘living room’
When it comes to choices, whether it’s what to eat for lunch or grabbing a coffee with friends, the Muenster University Center at the University of South Dakota already has plenty to offer. But a year from now, the options for the university community will be even bigger and better thanks to an $11.6 million expansion of the facility. Read more...
(04/19/2013) Sanford School of Medicine professor earns national diversity award
Gerald Yutrzenka, Ph.D., associate professor of basic biomedical sciences at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, has been selected as the recipient of the 2013 AAIM Diversity Award, presented by the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM). The award will be presented during Academic Internal Medicine Week 2013, Friday, Oct. 4 at the Sheraton New Orleans. Read more...
(04/17/2013) Coyote Capital Management takes top honors for student managed portfolio at the Global Asset Management Education Forum in NYC
Eight University of South Dakota students representing Coyote Capital Management (CCM) placed first in the student managed portfolio competition at the Global Asset Management Education (GAME) III Forum hosted by Quinnipiac University earlier this month in New York City. Read more...
(04/16/2013) USD chemistry students honored at national symposium for outstanding contributions to research
Two University of South Dakota graduate students were recognized with prominent awards for their outstanding contributions to chemistry research at the 53rd Sanibel Symposium at St. Simons Island, Ga., recently. Read more...
(04/15/2013) University Art Galleries and Libraries to honor artists of three unique exhibits with reception, program
A reception for poets and artists currently displaying their work at the University Libraries on the University of South Dakota campus is scheduled at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 18 on the second floor of the I.D. Weeks library building. Read more...
(04/15/2013) World-renowned chemist to present 2013 Haines Lecture at USD
Omar M. Yaghi, Ph.D., professor of chemistry at the University of California-Berkeley and the director for the Molecular Foundry at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, will deliver the 2013 Haines Lecture, “Porous Crystals for Clean Energy,” at the University of South Dakota at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 22 at Churchill-Haines 118. Read more...
(04/12/2013) Rawlins Piano Trio to perform benefit concerts at USD, in Sioux Falls
The University of South Dakota Rawlins Piano Trio will present two concerts this month to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The performances will feature works by Schubert, Ravel and Lili Boulanger. Read more...
(04/12/2013) USD Opera presents two performances of ‘The Medium’
University of South Dakota Opera will present the classic Menotti opera, “The Medium,” with 7:30 p.m. performances on Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20 at Aalfs Auditorium in Slagle Hall. Read more...
(04/11/2013) Tremere Faculty Service Award presented to Poly Sci professor
Matt Fairholm, Ph.D., associate professor of political science at the University of South Dakota, is the 2013 recipient of the Blair and Linda Tremere Faculty Service Award, which is presented annually to a member of the College of Arts & Sciences faculty who has demonstrated outstanding public service to the local community or to the state of South Dakota. Read more...
(04/11/2013) USD Theatre brings rock musical sensation ‘RENT’ to the stage
The University of South Dakota Department of Theatre presents the Tony Award-winning musical, “RENT”, April 17-21 in the Wayne S. Knutson Theatre of the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. Read more...
(04/09/2013) Education professor receives Fulbright award to teach in Botswana
Mejai Bola Mike Avoseh, Ph.D., associate professor of education at the University of South Dakota, is the recipient of Fulbright award to conduct research and lecture in Botswana. Read more...
(04/09/2013) USD to host 48th annual Student History Conference on April 16
Graduate and undergraduate students from several regional colleges and universities will make presentations at the 48th annual Student History Conference, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, April 16, at the University of South Dakota Muenster University Center. Read more...
(04/08/2013) USD Office of Admissions plans Fall 2013 registration event for Rapid City area incoming freshmen
Western South Dakota high school seniors attending the University of South Dakota at Vermillion this fall won’t have to worry about lengthy car rides or summer scheduling conflicts to register for their classes. To accommodate incoming freshmen from the Rapid City area, USD will host a registration event for the Fall 2013 semester at the University Center – Rapid City, April 14-15. Read more...
(04/08/2013) English professor recipient of Doyle Humanities Teaching Award
Jason Berger, Ph.D., assistant professor of English at the University of South Dakota, is the 2013 recipient of the Monsignor James Doyle Humanities Teaching Award, presented by the College of Arts & Sciences at USD. Berger was honored with the award at the 2013 Phi Beta Kappa initiation/Lifto Amundson Lecture on March 14. Read more...
(04/05/2013) CMJ student awarded 2013 NBNA Jack Shelley Scholarship
University of South Dakota student Cassie Bartlett of Sioux Falls, S.D., is the recipient of the 2013 Jack Shelley Scholarship, a $1,250 scholarship that recognizes outstanding promise in the field of broadcasting. Read more...
(04/05/2013) USD Sanford School of Medicine names new chair of pediatrics
Archana Chatterjee, M.D., Ph.D., has been named chair of the Department of Pediatrics and senior associate dean for faculty development at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine. Read more...
(04/04/2013) Guest lecturers, student research highlight 21st IdeaFest at USD
Students at the University of South Dakota will showcase their research for the university community next week at IdeaFest 2013. Read more...
(04/01/2013) USD hosts The Langston Hughes Project multimedia show on April 9
The Langston Hughes Project, a multimedia concert performance of Langston Hughes’ kaleidoscopic jazz, is coming to the University of South Dakota for an 8 p.m. performance on Tuesday, April 9 at Farber Hall inside of Old Main. Read more...
(04/01/2013) South Dakota Oral History Center moves to I.D. Weeks Library
The South Dakota Oral History Center is finding a new home at the I.D. Weeks Library on the campus of the University of South Dakota. Read more...
March
(03/29/2013) Reading Recovery success a cornerstone for USD School of Education
It began with a donation and a concept 16 years ago to help elementary school students struggling with reading and it has flourished into one of the most successful reading development programs in the region. Read more...
(03/28/2013) Iowa judge to present Thurgood Marshall Program at USD
Judge Romonda D. Belcher of Des Moines, Iowa will help the University of South Dakota School of Law pay tribute to one of America’s most well-known Supreme Court Justices with a keynote address during the 2013 Thurgood Marshall Program at noon on Thursday, April 11 at the law school courtroom. Read more...
(03/27/2013) Students from USD garner awards at NATS competition
Three University of South Dakota students received first place awards at the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) competition at South Dakota State University on March 23. Read more...
(03/27/2013) Missouri River Institute Research Symposium at USD is April 4
Researchers from around the United States will share their information about the Missouri River at the 2013 Missouri River Institute Research Symposium at the University of South Dakota on Thursday, April 4. Read more...
(03/26/2013) Eighth grade student from Custer wins USD Scripps Spelling Bee
Max Oesterling, the son of Jeffrey and Dana Oesterling of Custer, S.D., correctly spelled “pronouncement” to win the oral competition of the University of South Dakota Scripps Spelling Bee on March 23. Read more...
(03/25/2013) Match Day reveals Sanford School of Medicine students’ residencies
Fourth-year medical students at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine learned where they will complete their residency training as Match Day ceremonies were held across the country on Friday, March 15, including in Rapid City, Sioux Falls and Yankton. Envelopes were handed to each student with their residency acceptance letters inside. Read more...
(03/25/2013) Brookings High, Yankton Middle Schools take top honors at South Dakota Science Olympiad State Tournament
Brookings High School students and Yankton Middle School students were crowned champions of the South Dakota Science Olympiad State Tournament at the University of South Dakota on Saturday, March 23. Read more...
(03/21/2013) National Institutes of Health conference coming to South Dakota
The University of South Dakota Research Park will host the National Institutes of Health’s 15th annual Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Conference in Sioux Falls, S.D., Oct. 28-30. Read more...
(03/21/2013) Wellness Center receives 2013 Outstanding Sports Facilities Award
The University of South Dakota Wellness Center was recently named as one of the nation’s Outstanding Sports Facilities (OSF) by NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation. Read more...
(03/20/2013) Society for Biomaterials honors two USD students with STAR Awards
Two students from the University of South Dakota have been honored by the Society for Biomaterials for their outstanding research. Read more...
(03/19/2013) Proceeds from 16th annual Dance Marathon at USD to benefit Children’s Miracle Network
Dance Marathon will host its 16th annual fundraising event at the University of South Dakota beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 23 and continuing through 9 a.m. on Sunday, March 24. Read more...
(03/18/2013) Eleven vie for 2013 South Dakota State Spelling Bee title at USD
Eleven students will compete for a trip to Washington, D.C. and the 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee at the University of South Dakota at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 23. Read more...
(03/15/2013) USD Disability Services welcomes motivational speaker Bill Deering
Bill Deering, a motivational speaker who has dealt with a lifetime of stuttering, will be the featured speaker at the University of South Dakota at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26 at the Muenster University Center Ballroom. Read more...
(03/14/2013) USD to host Spanish Undergraduate Research Conference March 21
The University of South Dakota will host its first Spanish Undergraduate Research (SUR) Conference at 9:15 a.m. on Thursday, March 21 at the Muenster University Center, room 225. Read more...
(03/13/2013) Oral arguments on the docket for South Dakota Supreme Court annual March visit to USD School of Law
Beginning Monday, March 18, the South Dakota Supreme Court will be in session for three days at the University of South Dakota School of Law. The justices will hear several oral arguments during the March 2013 Term of Court at the law school courtroom, including three oral arguments on Monday, March 18: State of South Dakota vs. Briley W. Piper, 9 a.m., Russell Englund and Mary Englund vs. Paul Vital, 10 a.m., and State of South Dakota vs. James Duane Riley, 11 a.m. Read more...
(03/13/2013) USD Theatre presents the Korean tale ‘Mirror Princess Pyung-gang’
The University of South Dakota Department of Theatre presents the ancient Korean folktale “Mirror Princess Pyung-gang” by Euni Choi, March 20-24, in the Arena Theatre of the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. Read more...
(03/13/2013) Eagle Creek Software Services and South Dakota team to create 1,000 jobs
Eagle Creek Software Services, the leader in onshore information technology services, announced today a partnership with the state of South Dakota and city of Vermillion to bring 1,000 jobs to the state. The rural high-tech jobs will be phased in over the next 3-5 years. A new $10 million technology center to be built in Vermillion, S.D. will house 200 of those jobs. Read more...
(03/12/2013) Tiospaye Wacipi highlights Native Weekend activities at USD
The University of South Dakota, in conjunction with the 16th annual Building Bridges Conference and Native American Visit Weekend, presents the 41st annual USD Wacipi, “Rising Above – Expectations for Generations,” March 16-17, at the DakotaDome. Read more...
(03/12/2013) USD Sanford School of Medicine ranked among nation’s best for rural medicine
The University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine is one of the nation’s top 10 leaders in rural medicine, according to rankings published by U.S. News & World Report. Read more...
(03/11/2013) South Dakota Law Review Symposium at USD to address agricultural antitrust, competition issues
The South Dakota Law Review and the University of South Dakota School of Law will host the 2013 South Dakota Law Review Symposium on Friday, March 15 beginning at 10 a.m. with the first panel discussion in the USD Law School courtroom. A second panel discussion is scheduled for 2 p.m. in the courtroom. Read more...
(03/11/2013) Chamber Singers’ Vermillion performance is March 16; venue is United Church of Christ
The Chamber Singers, the University of South Dakota’s award-winning vocal ensemble, will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 16 at the United Church of Christ, 226 E. Main St. in Vermillion. Read more...
(03/08/2013) Kurt Hackemer named chair of USD Department of History
The University of South Dakota announces that Kurt Hackemer, Ph.D., has been named chair of the USD Department of History beginning the 2013-14 academic year. Read more...
(03/07/2013) ‘Animal Shades’ on display at University Art Galleries at USD
The University Art Galleries at the University of South Dakota announces the opening of “Animal Shades,” an exhibition of mixed media by artist Karen Bondarchuk. Read more...
(03/07/2013) Students elect Erik Muckey as next SGA President at USD
Erik Muckey of Corsica, S.D. and Clay Hoffman of Winner, S.D. were elected by students at the University of South Dakota to lead the Student Government Association (SGA) in 2013. Read more...
(03/06/2013) USD’s Master of Social Work program gains accreditation
The University of South Dakota’s Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) program has earned full accreditation through the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), the national accrediting body responsible for overseeing all M.S.W. programs. The accreditation, which was awarded in early 2013, is the result of several years of preparation and three CSWE site visits to USD’s campus. Read more...
(03/05/2013) USD honored nationally for outstanding community service
The University of South Dakota has been recognized by the Corporation for National & Community Service for outstanding community service. It’s the fifth time in six years that USD has been named to the prestigious President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. Read more...
(03/04/2013) Lifto Amundson Lecture, teaching award highlight PBK ceremony at USD
Alpha Chapter of South Dakota, Phi Beta Kappa, will host its 2013 initiation ceremony at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, on the campus of the University of South Dakota. A celebratory banquet to honor all new members is at 5 p.m. in the Freedom Forum Conference Room at the Al Neuharth Media Center followed by the initiation ceremony and a presentation of the James M. Doyle Humanities Teaching Award by Matthew C. Moen, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, in the law school courtroom. Read more...
(03/01/2013) USD Dean’s Lecture Series to feature Baby Einstein founder
The University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business and the University of South Dakota School of Law are co-sponsoring two presentations by Julie Aigner Clark, founder of Baby Einstein, at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12 and at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, March 13. Both lectures, which are free and open to the public, will be at Houtz Auditorium in Beacom Hall. Read more...
February
(02/26/2013) 16th annual Building Bridges Conference is March 15 at USD
The 16th annual Building Bridges Conference at the University of South Dakota, “Stand Tall, Look Good, Be Proud: BE STRONG IN YOUR POWER,” will feature activities and a keynote address by Steve Saffron, former director of American Indian Programs at Scottsdale Community College, on Friday, March 15 in the ballroom of the Muenster University Center. Read more...
(02/22/2013) USD hosts 29th annual S.D. Science Olympiad State Tournament
Seventeen South Dakota middle schools and high schools will compete in the 29th annual South Dakota Science Olympiad State Tournament on Saturday, March 23 at the University of South Dakota. Read more...
(02/22/2013) Avera gift establishes new faculty position at Beacom School of Business
The University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business and the University of South Dakota Foundation announce that Greg Carlson, Ph.D., will join the faculty as the first Avera Distinguished Director of Health Services Administration. This new position, created by a gift from Avera, will be responsible for leading the health care degree programs at Beacom and will deliver executive and practitioner education to health care providers in the region. Read more...
(02/21/2013) High school students can register now for Healthcare Careers Camp at USD
High school students interested in careers in the health care industry can register now to attend the seventh annual Healthcare Careers Summer Camp at the University of South Dakota, June 16-21. Read more...
(02/20/2013) School of Law lecture to feature former Iowa Supreme Court Justice
The University of South Dakota School of Law will host a lecture from former Iowa State Supreme Court Justice Michael Streit at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28 at the Law School Courtroom. Read more...
(02/20/2013) Area students advance to state spelling bee competition at USD
Twenty students from southeast South Dakota competed in the Southeast South Dakota Regional Oral Spelling Bee at the University of South Dakota on Saturday, Feb. 16. Read more...
(02/20/2013) USD Center for Disabilities announces new executive director
The Center for Disabilities at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine has named Wendy Parent-Johnson, Ph.D., CRC, CESP as its new executive director. She succeeds Dr. Judy Struck, who retired in January after 21 years as executive director. Read more...
(02/19/2013) Chamber Singers to embark on five-state concert tour in March
The nationally-recognized University of South Dakota Chamber Singers will begin a weeklong tour of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and South Dakota on Friday, March 1 with a 7:30 p.m. performance in Sioux City, Iowa, at Augustana Lutheran Church, 600 Court St. The concert is part of an annual spring tour by the Chamber Singers and their conductor, David Holdhusen, Ph.D. Read more...
(02/15/2013) USD campus readies for Scholarship Recognition Day weekend, Feb. 23-24
High school seniors and their families will have an opportunity to interview for prestigious scholarships, participate in an academic showcase, tour campus and meet with faculty and researchers during Scholarship Recognition Day weekend, Feb. 23-24, at the University of South Dakota. Read more...
(02/15/2013) Janklow exhibition at USD highlights late politician’s personal, political life
University Libraries at the University of South Dakota presents “Remembering Governor Janklow,” an exhibition showcasing materials and documents that uncover the late Governor Janklow’s unique personality. Read more...
(02/13/2013) USD Men’s Basketball hosts ‘Conrad Adam Night’ Saturday, Feb. 16
The University of South Dakota will host “Conrad Adam Night” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16 during the Coyotes men’s basketball game vs. Fort Wayne at the DakotaDome. Read more...
(02/12/2013) USD students to showcase research at Pierre Poster Session
Two University of South Dakota students have been selected by faculty for their outstanding undergraduate research and they will be recognized at the Capitol Rotunda in Pierre, S.D., on Wednesday, Feb. 27. Read more...
(02/11/2013) ‘Discover Law Day’ open house is Feb. 27 at USD School of Law
The University of South Dakota School of Law is hosting an open house on Wednesday, Feb. 27 for high school and college students interested in pursuing a career or degree in law. Read more...
(02/08/2013) USD Theatre takes a trip back in time with ‘Silent Laughter’
The University of South Dakota Department of Theatre presents the comedy “Silent Laughter,” Feb. 20-24, at the Wayne S. Knutson Theatre of the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. Read more...
(02/08/2013) USD Law, Beta Alpha Psi students offering volunteer income tax assistance
Students at the USD School of Law and Beta Alpha Psi are offering free income tax assistance to qualified taxpayers as part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) at the University of South Dakota. Read more...
(02/08/2013) Winners announced for 26th annual Stilwell Exhibition at USD
The 26th annual Stilwell Student Awards Exhibition begins Friday, Feb. 8 and runs through Thursday, Feb. 28 at the University of South Dakota’s John A. Day Gallery. Read more...
(02/05/2013) International travel inspires photography exhibit at USD
University Libraries at the University of South Dakota is showcasing student photography with the exhibition “Images from Abroad” now through May 3. Read more...
(02/01/2013) Center for Disabilities spring ASD Conference features autism expert
The Center for Disabilities at the USD Sanford School of Medicine will host “Embracing Autism with Practical Supports,” March 12-13, in Sioux Falls, S.D. at the Hilton Garden Inn. Read more...
January
(01/31/2013) Oscar Howe exhibit ‘Four Legged’ on display at USD through May 17
“Four Legged: The Animal as Style and Subject” is on display at the University of South Dakota’s Oscar Howe Gallery through May 17. Read more...
(01/31/2013) Theatre students honored at American College Theatre Festival
Students and faculty from the University of South Dakota Department of Theatre were honored last week at the Region V Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in Lincoln, Neb. Read more...
(01/29/2013) USD’s Rawlins Piano Trio and friends to perform at Museum
The University of South Dakota’s nationally-acclaimed Rawlins Piano Trio and friends will present a chamber music concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1. The concert, free and open to the public, will be at the National Music Museum Arne B. Larson Hall. Read more...
(01/28/2013) Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar program features UCLA professor
The University of South Dakota welcomes the 2013 Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Teófilo Ruiz, Ph.D., for the lecture, “The Other 1492,” at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 4 at the School of Law courtroom. Read more...
(01/28/2013) ‘USD Night at the Washington Pavilion’ takes center stage Saturday
Four busloads of multi-talented students, a trailer packed with musical instruments and theatre props, and a regionally-renowned cultural and entertainment center all come together for a night of unforgettable performances and artwork as the University of South Dakota College of Fine Arts presents “USD Night at the Washington Pavilion” at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday in Sioux Falls, S.D. Read more...
(01/28/2013) Beacom School of Business ESO helps accounting students land jobs, net internships with regional firms
The University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business Employment Services Office (ESO) announced that students accepted 43 internship and full-time positions at several prestigious businesses and accounting firms from South Dakota and other states. Last fall, 19 accounting firms and other businesses conducted interviews on campus through the ESO resulting in 33 student placements in internships and full-time accounting positions. Another 10 positions were filled by students with the assistance of the ESO or through other means. Read more...
(01/24/2013) USD law student recipient of ABA’s 2013 Janet D. Steiger Fellowship
The American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law has selected University of South Dakota School of Law student Shekar Jayaraman as a Steiger Fellow in the State of South Dakota Office of Attorney General Consumer Protection Division. Read more...
(01/23/2013) Essential services restored to Coyote Village, USD students to begin moving back at 7:30 a.m. Thursday
University of South Dakota students displaced from Coyote Village since Monday night will be able to move back in to the residence hall complex at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday. Read more...
(01/18/2013) USD's Online Graduate Business Program garners praise from U.S. News
One of the nation’s top publications for honoring excellence in education has recognized the University of South Dakota’s online graduate business program as one of the nation’s best. Read more...
(01/18/2013) Capt. Mark Kelly ‘Endeavour to Succeed’ lecture part of IdeaFest
Capt. Mark Kelly, astronaut and retired U.S. Navy Captain, a best-selling author, prostate cancer survivor and an experienced naval aviator who flew combat missions during the Gulf War, will be the guest speaker for IdeaFest at the University of South Dakota on April 10 at 7 p.m. in Slagle Hall’s Aalfs Auditorium. Read more...
(01/17/2013) Cadet Commander of the ROTC Program at USD named recipient of George C. Marshall Award
University of South Dakota student Brian Zimmerman, Fall 2012 Cadet Commander of the ROTC program at USD, was named a recipient of the ROTC’s George C. Marshall Award earlier this month. Read more...
(01/16/2013) Students, faculty to showcase creative talent with ‘USD Night at the Washington Pavilion’ on Saturday, Feb. 2
The University of South Dakota College of Fine Arts will celebrate the creative talent of its students and faculty at the Washington Pavilion in downtown Sioux Falls, S.D. at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2. Read more...
(01/16/2013) USD announces academic honors for 2012 Fall Semester
University of South Dakota students have been honored for their academic success during the 2012 Fall Semester. Read more...
(01/16/2013) First group of USD medical students selected for FARM Program
The first group of medical students has been selected for participation in the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine’s Frontier And Rural Medicine (FARM) program. The six participants have also been matched to their host communities, as follows: Milbank - Nicholas Kohles of Aberdeen, S.D.; Mobridge - George Ceremuga of Rapid City, S.D.; Parkston - Josh Doorn of Sioux Falls, S.D.; Platte - Erin Rasmussen of Vermillion; and Winner - Heather Walker of Vermillion and David Kapperman of Hartford, S.D. Read more...
(01/15/2013) Farber statue is backdrop for unique USD Mock Trial Team fundraiser
For $15, students, faculty, alumni and friends of the University of South Dakota can enjoy a fun way to keep track of 2013 through the eyes of a unique campus landmark. Read more...
(01/14/2013) USD researcher explores causes, origins of severe influenza strains
As the influenza virus continues to spread rapidly across the country, infecting millions of people from coast to coast, a University of South Dakota researcher is working to help scientists predict the severity of lethal flu strains to better prepare for future outbreaks. Read more...
(01/10/2013) ‘Architectural Acupuncture’ topic of Sustainability Series lecture
The University of South Dakota Sustainability Program and The Living River Group of The Sierra Club are co-sponsoring the program, “Architectural Acupuncture and the Influence of Design” by Stacey McMahan at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15 at Farber Hall, Old Main. Read more...
(01/09/2013) HP executive, USD alum to present School of Business Dean’s Lecture
The University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business will host a presentation by USD alum Paul Ellingstad, partner and program development director for HP’s Sustainability & Social Innovation team, at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15 at Houtz Auditorium, which is located inside Beacom Hall. Read more...
(01/09/2013) USD receives $400,000 Manufacturing Extension Partnership Grant
The University of South Dakota has received a Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Grant, totaling $400,000. The MEP program is part of a national network of programs funded through the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The grant will establish an official MEP Center for South Dakota, and provide funding to implement NIST “Next Generation Strategies” with a focus on innovation engineering. This funding will help South Dakota manufacturers grow their business through the innovation of new products and new markets. The grant also provides for a full-time business advisor, program support, and several interns to work within South Dakota manufacturing companies, and will connect work being done in South Dakota engineering schools with industry in the state. Read more...
(01/08/2013) USD celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with Day of Service activities
Students, faculty and staff members from the University of South Dakota will honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by making a difference in their neighborhoods and community during a Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 21. Read more...
(01/07/2013) University Libraries wants entries for altered book exhibition
University Libraries at the University of South Dakota is seeking entries for “Bound and Unbound II: Altered Book Exhibition,” their second altered book art exhibition scheduled for display during the 2013 Fall Semester. Read more...
2012
December
(12/21/2012) Finance degree program at USD earns lofty CFA Institute distinction
The Bachelor of Business Administration Finance degree at the University of South Dakota has been accepted into the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute University Recognition Program, one of the most respected and recognized investment credentials in the world. Read more...
(12/18/2012) Board of Regents grant approval for USD Research Park
On Thursday, Dec. 13, the South Dakota Board of Regents authorized the University of South Dakota to begin development of a research park in Sioux Falls. Read more...
(12/18/2012) USD M.B.A. named ‘Rising Star’ by FindyourMBA.com for second straight year
The Master of Business Administration program at the Beacom School of Business at the University of South Dakota is a “Rising Star” according to FindyourMBA.com, which ranks the Beacom School of Business M.B.A. No. 17 out of 35 of the top business schools globally. Read more...
(12/14/2012) ‘Picturing Native’ exhibition at Day Gallery features Native American photography, lectures
“Picturing Native: Photographs from Edward Curtis, Horace Poolaw and Zig Jackson” will be on display at the University of South Dakota beginning Thursday, Dec. 20 at the John. A. Day Gallery in the Warren M. Lee Center for Fine Arts. Read more...
(12/13/2012) Beacom School of Business students excel beyond classroom, exceed international testing standards
According to results provided by the national Educational Testing Service (ETS) and the international Bloomberg Assessment Test, University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business students are exceeding the national standards for students entering the global business workforce. Read more...
(12/13/2012) Sayler resigns as athletic director at USD to take same position at Miami University, Herbster named interim A.D.
The University of South Dakota announced today that Athletic Director David Sayler has resigned to accept the same position at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Read more...
(12/12/2012) Graduates honored at USD’s 37th Winter Commencement Exercises
The University of South Dakota awarded degrees to more than 560 graduates at the 37th Winter Commencement Exercises at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15 at the DakotaDome. Read more...
(12/11/2012) Faculty Exhibition Award at USD honors Phillip Michael Hook
University Art Galleries at the University of South Dakota announced today that Phillip Michael Hook, associate professor and Foundation coordinator in the art department, is the first recipient of the University Art Galleries Faculty Exhibition Award. Read more...
(12/07/2012) ‘People on People on People’ exhibit features USD student artists
“People on People on People,” an exhibition created by six B.F.A. students from the University of South Dakota, will be featured Dec. 10-14 at the John A. Day Gallery in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. Read more...
(12/06/2012) USD professor works with The PhD Project to develop strategies for increasing Native American students in business majors
Native Americans are largely absent from corporate boardrooms, executive positions in major corporations as well as many small and medium-sized businesses, but Amy Klemm Verbos, Ph.D., J.D., an assistant professor of management at the University of South Dakota, is working to change that. Read more...
(12/05/2012) Top USD scholarships awarded to area students
Area high school graduates enrolled at the University of South Dakota this fall are among the recipients of the university’s top scholarships – the George S. Mickelson Scholarship and the Presidential Alumni Scholarship. Read more...
(12/05/2012) USD to confer degrees at 37th Winter Commencement on Dec. 15
Chief Justice David E. Gilbertson will be the keynote speaker for the University of South Dakota’s 37th Winter Commencement at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15. More than 560 candidates will receive degrees during the ceremony at the DakotaDome on the USD campus. Read more...
(12/03/2012) ‘Circadian Print’ student exhibit on display at W.H. Over Museum
University of South Dakota student Laura Smith will exhibit her Bachelor of Fine Arts senior thesis show, Dec. 4-16, at the W.H. Over Museum in Vermillion. The show, “Circadian Print,” contains 94 intaglio and callograph monoprints from the Sioux Falls, S.D. native that were inspired by a daily record she kept throughout the summer of 2012. Read more...
November
(11/29/2012) University Libraries wants food over fines this holiday season
University Libraries at the University of South Dakota is foregoing fines for food this holiday season. Read more...
(11/27/2012) USD Opera recipient of national award
The University of South Dakota Opera’s spring 2012 production of “Dido and Aeneas” was awarded third prize in the National Opera Association's 2011-12 Opera Production Competition. Read more...
(11/26/2012) Constitution subject of USD political science professor’s new book
The United States Constitution sets the framework for our entire political/governmental system, frequently producing heated debates about what this document means especially in an election year like 2012. Rather than arguing further or picking up where political pundits left off, Donald Dahlin, emeritus professor of political science at the University of South Dakota, has chosen to offer a different approach to the Constitution through his own thought-provoking analysis in his book, “We the People: A Brief Introduction to the Constitution and Its Interpretation.” Read more...
(11/26/2012) Accounting and Finance Division at USD hosts recognition dinner
The Accounting and Finance Division of the University of South Dakota hosted a recognition dinner on Thursday, Nov. 15. The event honored several alumni and the academic achievements of current accounting and finance students at USD. Read more...
(11/20/2012) USD Theatre presents the bewitching musical ‘Brigadoon’
The University of South Dakota Department of Theatre presents the enchanting musical “Brigadoon,” Nov. 29-Dec. 3, in the Wayne S. Knutson Theatre. “Brigadoon” is the first major Broadway success from Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, the team that also authored “My Fair Lady.” Read more...
(11/20/2012) Native Student Services director recognized for outstanding counseling work, commitment to health disparities reduction
Gene D. Thin Elk, director of Native Student Services at the University of South Dakota, was named a recipient of the Dr. George Blue Spruce Jr. Award presented by Pathways Into Health at the 2012 Achieving Excellence, Harmony, and Balance Conference at Rapid City, S.D. this fall. Read more...
(11/19/2012) Alumnus Capt. Christopher Mercado to present ‘Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan’ program on USD campus
The W.O. Farber Center for Civic Leadership at the University of South Dakota will present the program, “Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan: A Rifle Company in Imam Sahib,” by Capt. Christopher L. Mercado, a 2004 distinguished military graduate of USD, at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at Farber Hall inside Old Main. Read more...
(11/15/2012) USD musicians shine at MTNA/SDMTA competition in Spearfish
Four musicians from the University of South Dakota showcased their talents at the South Dakota Music Teachers Association (SDMTA) Conference at Spearfish, Nov. 1-2. Read more...
(11/15/2012) Student law team from USD reaches regional semifinals of national moot court competition
The University of South Dakota School of Law hosted Region 14 of the New York City Bar’s 63rd Annual National Moot Court Competition at the Minnehaha County Courthouse in Sioux Falls, S.D., Nov. 8-9. Drake University School of Law won Region 14 defeating a team from the University of Minnesota Law School. Read more...
(11/08/2012) Coyote Football to honor veterans, military personnel with Military Appreciation Day
Veterans, active military personnel and their families will be honored during Military Appreciation Day at USD’s home football game vs. Northern Iowa at noon on Saturday, Nov. 10. Read more...
(11/08/2012) USD aims to ‘Sustain the Rivalry’ while promoting new major
The University of South Dakota is asking students to “sustain the rivalry” while supporting sustainability on campus. Read more...
(11/08/2012) USD student newspaper honored with 2012 Pacemaker Award
The University of South Dakota’s student newspaper, The Volante, has been honored once again as one of the nation’s best weekly college newspapers. Read more...
(11/07/2012) USD to honor grand opening of Student Veterans Resource Center with open house, ribbon cutting ceremony
The University of South Dakota will celebrate the grand opening of its Student Veterans Resource Center with an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13. Read more...
(11/07/2012) USD staff present at St. Louis NAFSA conference
Four staff members from the University of South Dakota, including staff from the Center for Academic Engagement, Student Services and USD Off-Campus & Distance Programs, presented recently at the Association of International Educators (NAFSA) Regional Conference in St. Louis, Mo. Read more...
(11/06/2012) ‘How to Catch a Moth’s Shadow’ opens at USD’s Day Gallery
The John A. Day Gallery at the University of South Dakota will host the exhibition “How to Catch a Moth’s Shadow” beginning Thursday, Nov. 8. Read more...
(11/06/2012) SDSU, USD Army ROTC programs to run football from Vermillion to Brookings for Nov. 17 game
When a branch of the United States military becomes engaged, an event can take on a certain air of significance. Read more...
(11/02/2012) USD Mortar Board chapter recipient of national award
The Keystone chapter at the University of South Dakota was among the outstanding Mortar Board chapters recognized at the 2012 Mortar Board National Conference in Chicago. Read more...
(11/01/2012) South Dakota Vocal Arts Festival at USD sets the stage for talented high school singers
Area high school singers will showcase their musical talent at the 2012 South Dakota Vocal Arts Festival on Thursday, Nov. 8 at the University of South Dakota. Read more...
October
(10/31/2012) USD Veterans Club hosts eighth annual Veterans Community Supper
Veterans, military personnel and their family and friends, and members of the community are invited to join the University of South Dakota Veterans Club for its annual Veterans Community Supper at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at the Eagles Club in Vermillion. Read more...
(10/31/2012) USD Theatre dials up laughs, thrills with ‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’
The University of South Dakota Department of Theatre presents the contemporary comedy “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” by Sarah Ruhl, Oct. 31 through Nov. 4, at the Arena Theatre of the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. Read more...
(10/30/2012) University Art Galleries honors photographer with Nov. 2 reception
University Art Galleries at the University of South Dakota will host a reception for photographer Carrie Thompson, 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2 in Gallery 110 at the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. Thompson’s photography is currently on display at Gallery 110 through Dec. 4. Read more...
(10/30/2012) USD School of Law team wins Chicago moot court competition
Two students from the University of South Dakota School of Law took top honors at the 31st annual International Moot Court Competition in Information Technology & Privacy Law at The John Marshall School of Law in Chicago. Read more...
(10/26/2012) Center for Disabilities’ Dietetic Internship Program awarded full accreditation
The Center for Disabilities at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine announced its Dietetic Internship Program has been granted full accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics. Read more...
(10/23/2012) Online MPA degree ranked second nationally by GetEducated.com
When it comes to an affordable online AACSB-accredited master’s degree in professional accounting, it’s tough to beat the University of South Dakota. GetEducated.com, a consumer watchdog group that reviews and ranks online universities for cost, quality and credibility, ranked USD’s online MPA second on its 2012 “Best Affordable Online Masters in Accounting” lists. Read more...
(10/19/2012) Congress to Campus at USD features former South Dakota Congresswoman, U.S. Reps. from Texas and Florida
The W.O. Farber Center for Civic Leadership and the University of South Dakota Political Science League welcomes former South Dakota Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin; her husband and former Congressman Max Sandlin, D-Texas; and former Florida Rep. Dan Miller to the USD campus, Oct. 29-30, for Congress to Campus. Read more...
(10/19/2012) ASD expert headlines Center for Disabilities’ Fall Autism Conference
The Center for Disabilities at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine will host “Bridges to Adulthood for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum: Promoting Lives of Competence, Dignity, and Quality,” a two-day conference at the Holiday Inn Centre in Sioux Falls, Nov. 12-13. Read more...
(10/18/2012) USD Career and Graduate School Fair set for Thursday, Oct. 25
The University of South Dakota Academic and Career Planning Center will host the sixth annual Career and Graduate School Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25 in the ballroom of the Muenster University Center. Read more...
(10/17/2012) The Princeton Review cites law school, b-school among nation’s best
The Princeton Review ranks both the University of South Dakota School of Law and the Beacom School of Business among the nation’s best in its annual guidebook released this week. The USD School of Law is listed among “The Best 168 Law Schools” and while the Beacom School of Business is featured in the publication’s “The Best 296 Business Schools” edition. Read more...
(10/17/2012) Russian pianist Anastasia Dedik to perform at USD
Russian pianist Anastasia Dedik will perform a recital at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24 as a guest of the University of South Dakota as this year’s Rawlins Series Fall Visiting Artist. Read more...
(10/16/2012) USD addresses Chick-fil-A future student center expansion location
The University of South Dakota will move forward with the choice of Chick-fil-A as one of the food vendors in the expanded Muenster Student Center that is scheduled to open in 2014, USD President James Abbott said Tuesday. Read more...
(10/12/2012) University Libraries to host U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s ‘Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race’ traveling exhibition
University Libraries at the University of South Dakota will host “Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race,” the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s traveling exhibition, Oct. 25, 2012 to Jan. 6, 2013. This exhibition, which is free and open to the public, will be located on the second floor, west side of the Libraries. Read more...
(10/11/2012) USD campus projects approved by South Dakota Board of Regents
The South Dakota Board of Regents authorized the University of South Dakota to move forward on three major campus projects: the USD Sports Performance Enhancement Facility Arena and Outdoor Track and Soccer Complex, the USD Science, Health and Research Lab, and the expansion of the Muenster University Center. Read more...
(10/10/2012) USD Online M.B.A. gets Best Buy designation from GetEducated.com
GetEducated.com, a consumer watchdog group that reviews and ranks online universities for cost, quality and credibility, has ranked the University of South Dakota for having one of the top 10 online M.B.A. programs nationally. Read more...
(10/09/2012) ‘Elements of Memory’ featured exhibit at USD’s Student Art Gallery
Nicole Geary, a University of South Dakota graduate student, presents the exhibition, “Elements of Memory,” now through Dec. 7 at the Student Art Gallery, located on the west end of the second floor of the Muenster University Center. Read more...
(10/06/2012) USD announces Mr. and Miss Dakota for Dakota Days 2012
Brenan Tjelmeland was honored as Mr. Dakota and Alissa VanMeeteren was crowned Miss Dakota at halftime of the University of South Dakota football game on Saturday, Oct. 6 at the DakotaDome. Read more...
(10/05/2012) Sanford School of Medicine to host Pathways 6th National Conference
The University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine will host the sixth annual Pathways Into Health (Pathways) National Conference, Oct. 10-12, at the Holiday Inn Rushmore Plaza in Rapid City, S.D. Read more...
(10/04/2012) National Music Museum appoints new director
Larry Schou, D.M.A., dean of the College of Fine Arts of the University of South Dakota, and Tom Lillibridge, chair of the Board of Trustees of the National Music Museum, announced today that the university and the trustees have selected Cleveland T. Johnson, Ph.D., as the director of the National Music Museum (NMM). Johnson will join NMM on Nov. 1. He recently stepped down as executive director of the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship at the Thomas J. Watson Foundation, New York City. He served in that post while on leave as professor of music at DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind., where he also served as dean of the School of Music. Read more...
(10/03/2012) USD grad student recipient of PKP Love of Learning Award
University of South Dakota student Jason T. Simmons is the recipient of 2012 Love of Learning Award from the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Read more...
(10/02/2012) International human rights activist Arn Chorn-Pond to speak at USD
The W.O. Farber Center for Civic Leadership at the University of South Dakota, in cooperation with the USD Political Science League, welcomes international human rights activist Arn Chorn-Pond at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at Farber Hall, which is located inside historic Old Main on the USD campus. Read more...
(10/01/2012) USD to dedicate ‘Legacy’ statue, host book-signing open house
The University of South Dakota will officially introduce its newest addition to campus when the statue “Legacy” is dedicated at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 5 on the campus mall. Read more...
(10/01/2012) Beacom School of Business honors students, distinguished alumni
The University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business honored students and distinguished alumni for their outstanding service and support at the annual Beacom School of Business Awards Luncheon on Saturday, Sept. 29. Read more...
September
(09/27/2012) Italian pianist to perform October recital at USD
Italian pianist Emanuele Arciuli will perform at the University of South Dakota at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at Colton Recital Hall at the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. Read more...
(09/27/2012) Author to deliver lecture on South Dakota Hutterite culture
Author Joanita Kant, M.S., will present “Hutterite Communities of South Dakota” at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2, in Room 111 in the Andrew E. Lee Memorial Medicine & Science Building at the University of South Dakota. Sponsored by the USD School of Health Sciences’ Cultural Competency Committee, the event is free and open to the public. Read more...
(09/27/2012) ‘Politicizing Aesthetics’ opens in the John A. Day Gallery at USD
Beginning Monday, Oct. 1 the John A. Day Gallery at the University of South Dakota will host the national juried exhibition, “Politicizing Aesthetics.” This exhibit features artwork by eight contemporary artists from across the nation and will be on display through Nov. 2. Read more...
(09/26/2012) USD to prohibit smoking on campus beginning in January
After reviewing the smoking ban resolution passed by the University of South Dakota Student Government Association and endorsed by the Faculty Senate, the USD Executive Committee voted to ban smoking on campus effective Jan. 9, 2013. Read more...
(09/26/2012) Celebrating ‘150 Years of Legacy’ during Dakota Days 2012
The University of South Dakota will celebrate “150 Years of Legacy” for Dakota Days, Oct. 1-6. Read more...
(09/25/2012) USD research to provide new insights into traumatic stress in veterans
Researchers at the University of South Dakota are part of a multidisciplinary study that will provide new insights into the complex issues regarding effects of traumatic stress. The research project, made possible by a $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, examines longitudinal associations between traumatic stress and health outcomes among Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans. Read more...
(09/25/2012) USD Theatre opens 2012-13 season with Greek drama ‘Medea’
The University of South Dakota Department of Theatre presents the Greek tragedy "Medea," Sept. 28 - Oct.1 at the Wayne S. Knutson Theatre in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. Read more...
(09/25/2012) Montana President Royce Engstrom to present 21st Estee Lecture at USD
Royce C. Engstrom, Ph.D., president of the University of Montana, will present the University of South Dakota’s 2012 Estee Lecture, “Signal-to-Noise,” at 7 p.m. on Oct. 1 in Churchill-Haines Laboratories, Room 118. Read more...
(09/25/2012) Health Sciences professor to deliver Health Care Reform Law lecture
Patrick S. Cross, P.T., D.P.T., R.H.F., associate professor of physical therapy at the University of South Dakota, will deliver remarks concerning health care reform at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26, in Lee Medical Building 107. Read more...
(09/25/2012) USD sees record enrollment growth in 2012
Total enrollment at the University of South Dakota has reached an all-time high in 2012, exceeding more than 10,200 students the South Dakota Board of Regents announced today. Read more...
(09/24/2012) Brokaws to serve as marshals for 98th Dakota Days Parade
University of South Dakota alums Tom and Meredith (Auld) Brokaw will serve as Parade Marshals for the 98th Dakota Days Parade at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6. Read more...
(09/24/2012) Preeminent business lawyer Thomas E. Rutledge to present USD School of Law’s Gunderson Lecture
Thomas E. Rutledge, a nationally-recognized attorney with Stoll Keenon Ogden P.L.L.C. of Louisville, Ky., will present the Clark Y. Gunderson Lecture at the University of South Dakota School of Law at 4 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 1, in the School of Law courtroom. Read more...
(09/21/2012) Two USD professors of Addiction Studies appointed to national accrediting organization
Diane Sevening, Ed.D. and John Korkow, Ph.D., of the University of South Dakota’s Department of Addiction Studies, have been selected as National Addiction Studies Accreditation Commission (NASAC) site evaluators for its new national addiction program accreditation process. NASAC is the national accrediting body for college-level addiction studies programs in the United States and is the result of a joint effort by NAADAC (National Association for Addiction Professionals) and INCASE (International Coalition for Addiction Studies Education). Read more...
(09/20/2012) ‘Oscar Howe’s Legacy’ topic of 23rd Howe Memorial Lecture at USD
J.W. (Bill) Wiggins, Ph.D., will present the 23rd annual Oscar Howe Memorial Lecture at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27 at the University of South Dakota. Read more...
(09/20/2012) Research on Quick Response Codes at USD offers solutions for critical identification issues
Researchers at the University of South Dakota, in collaboration with researchers and engineers from the South Dakota School of Mines & Technologies (SDSM&T), have made an invisible version of the popular Quick Response (QR) code using inks based on nanoparticles that fluoresce only when excited by near-infrared light. Read more...
(09/20/2012) USD’s ‘Elderlaw Forum’ radio show reaches No. 500
“The Elderlaw Forum,” a weekly radio show hosted by University of South Dakota School of Law Professor Michael Myers, recorded its 500th show this week. Read more...
(09/19/2012) USD honored as a Military Friendly School by national publication
The University of South Dakota has been honored by G.I. Jobs as a Military Friendly School for the second consecutive year. G.I. Jobs, the premier magazine for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, designated USD as a 2013 Military Friendly School – a list that honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students. Read more...
(09/19/2012) Biology professor to deliver 60th annual Harrington Lecture at USD
Karen Koster, Ph.D., professor of biology, will present the University of South Dakota’s 60th annual Harrington Lecture, “Connections, Conundrums, and the Meaning of Life,” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at Farber Hall inside Old Main. Read more...
(09/19/2012) USD hosts service to honor donors to Body Donor Program
The University of South Dakota School of Health Sciences and the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine will honor 2011 donors to the Body Donor Program and their families during a special memorial service at 3:30p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21 at the atrium of the Andrew E. Lee Memorial Medical and Science Building. Read more...
(09/18/2012) School of Business presents ‘Leadership for the 21st Century’ lecture
The University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business presents Will Keim, Ph.D., the featured guest speaker for the 2012 “Leadership for the 21st Century” lecture at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27 at Aalfs Auditorium inside Robert L. Slagle Hall on the USD campus. Read more...
(09/18/2012) Rawlins Piano Trio to premiere ‘Songs of Light and Darkness’ at USD
The internationally-acclaimed Rawlins Piano Trio of the University of South Dakota will open its 2012-13 concert with the world premiere of “Songs of Light and Darkness” by composer Miguel A. Roig-Francolí at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27 at Colton Recital Hall in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. Read more...
(09/17/2012) USD Music Department welcomes Illinois musician as guest pianist
The University of South Dakota Department of Music will present guest pianist Ian Moschenross in a solo recital at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23 at Colton Recital Hall in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. Read more...
(09/14/2012) USD ranked as one of the ‘Best National Universities’ by U.S. News
For the 22nd straight year, the University of South Dakota is ranked as one of the “Best National Universities” by U.S. News and World Report. Read more...
(09/14/2012) State of the University address is Sept. 19 at USD’s Aalfs Auditorium
University of South Dakota President James W. Abbott will deliver the annual State of the University address to faculty, staff and students on Wednesday, Sept. 19. The address will begin at 4 p.m. at Aalfs Auditorium, which is located inside Robert L. Slagle Hall on the USD campus. Read more...
(09/13/2012) USD International Education Week aims to grow cultural awareness
International Education Week at the University of South Dakota kicks off at noon on Monday, Sept. 24 with “Global Warming: The Evidence Is In.” The international forum is at Farber Hall inside Old Main and will be followed by a potluck dinner hosted by the International Student Club at USD’s Newman Center. Read more...
(09/13/2012) Addiction Studies Department presents 23rd Red Road Gathering
The 23rd Red Road Gathering, “Mitakuye Oyasin (All My Relations),” is Sept. 20-21 at the National Guard Armory in Vermillion. Read more...
(09/12/2012) Award-winning author to present 2012 Schell Lecture at USD
Leslie J. Reagan, Ph.D., will present the University of South Dakota 2012 Herbert S. Schell Lecture, “When Abortion Was a Crime: The American Past, and Present?” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20 at the Freedom Forum Conference Room inside the Al Neuharth Media Center. Read more...
(09/11/2012) Acclaimed pianist, USD professor Susan Keith Gray tours Thailand
Acclaimed pianist Susan Keith Gray, D.M.A., of the University of South Dakota toured Thailand recently under the sponsorship of the United States Embassy to promote cultural understanding. As part of a cultural outreach tour and as a member of the Kobayashi/Gray Duo, along with violinist Laura Kobayashi, the tour included seven concerts and several master classes and workshops. Read more...
(09/11/2012) USD student recipient of international Young Scientist Award
University of South Dakota student Shivatharsiny Rasalingam is the recipient of a Young Scientist Award presented by the Institute of Chemistry Ceylon of Sri Lanka. Rasalingam is a Ph.D. student in the materials chemistry program at USD. Read more...
(09/11/2012) Black Hills Corporation commitment aids USD accounting program
The University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business accounting program has received a five-year financial commitment from Black Hills Corporation (BHC) to ensure that the program continues to produce first-rate graduates. Read more...
(09/11/2012) USD AWOL announces winter break service-learning destinations
Students from the University of South Dakota will assist families in need in Texas; work with conservationists and environmentalists at the Florida Everglades and help New Orleans neighborhoods affected by Hurricane Isaac and other natural disasters during winter break service-learning trips. A fourth winter break trip will also take students to serve in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, working with children in poverty. Read more...
(09/10/2012) CMJ Department at USD welcomes Suriname journalism delegation
The Department of Contemporary Media & Journalism at the University of South Dakota will host a visiting delegation of journalists from Suriname, Sept. 10-12. Read more...
(09/07/2012) Classics – from musicals to comedies – highlight USD Theatre season
The University of South Dakota Department of Theatre’s 2012-2013 season brings to the Wayne S. Knutson Theatre a Greek tragedy, two musicals and a farce reminiscent of silent era movies. Read more...
(09/06/2012) Distinguished alumni to be honored during Dakota Days 2012 at USD
Three distinguished alumni from the University of South Dakota will be honored with Alumni Achievement Awards during Dakota Days. Recipients will be presented with their awards during the alumni banquet that is set for 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5 at the Muenster University Center. Read more...
(09/04/2012) ‘Keeping the Constitution’ topic of Constitution Day lecture at USD
Judge Roger L. Wollman of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will deliver the University of South Dakota Constitution Day address, “Keeping the Constitution,” at 4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 10 at the USD School of Law courtroom. Read more...
August
(08/27/2012) University Police Department to increase use of mountain bikes on USD campus
In an effort to go green and to be seen, the University Police Department at the University of South Dakota is stepping up its use of mountain bikes on patrol this fall. Read more...
(08/27/2012) USD recognizes faculty with President’s Research Awards
The University of South Dakota recognized three faculty members for outstanding research. The researchers were awarded grants in three categories, including the President’s Awards for Research Excellence for Early-Mid Career Faculty and Established Faculty and the President’s Award for Research Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Recipients were selected through a highly competitive process with both university and external reviewers. The selections are a strong endorsement of each researcher’s creativity and innovation, and an honor for the university to bestow. Read more...
(08/24/2012) On campus residents on the rise at USD as Welcome Week kicks off
A record number of new students will move in to the residence halls at the University of South Dakota this weekend. As first-year students arrive for Move-In Day on Saturday and returning students come back to campus on Sunday, residence halls at USD will be operating above capacity according to the Office of Student Services. Even with the increase in students, volunteers from the faculty, staff and fellow classmates will be available beginning at 7:45 a.m. to assist students in moving their personal belongings into their room. Read more...
(08/24/2012) Clinical sites chosen for School of Medicine’s FARM program
Five South Dakota communities have been selected as the first clinical sites for the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine’s Frontier and Rural Medicine (FARM) program. The locations are: Milbank, Mobridge, Winner, Platte and Parkston. Selection of the communities utilized a competitive request for proposals process that was widely distributed. Among eligibility requirements, communities needed to have populations of fewer than 10,000 people. Read more...
(08/24/2012) Center for Disabilities recognizes FASD Awareness Day on Sept. 9
The Center for Disabilities at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine is raising awareness about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Awareness Day on Sunday, Sept. 9. Read more...
(08/23/2012) Coyote Radio wants listeners to ‘tune in during move in’ at USD
On Saturday, Aug. 25, students and their families driving to campus can “tune in during move in” as Coyote Radio 91.1 FM will provide live coverage throughout Move-In Day at the University of South Dakota. Read more...
(08/22/2012) USD chosen ‘one of nation’s best colleges’ by The Princeton Review
The Princeton Review and its “The Best 377 Colleges: 2013 Edition” has named the University of South Dakota one of the nation’s best institutions for outstanding undergraduate education. Read more...
(08/20/2012) Convocation, Move-In Day highlight Welcome Week 2012 at USD
The University of South Dakota will celebrate the start of another school year and welcome new students with USD Welcome Week 2012, featuring Convocation and Move-In Day events on Saturday, Aug. 25. Read more...
(08/14/2012) USD’s Social Work Department celebrates graduation of first Master of Social Work cohort
The Department of Social Work at the University of South Dakota celebrated the graduation of its first class of Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) students July 22 when a pinning ceremony recognizing the 23 graduates was held at Hope Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls. Speakers at the ceremony included Michael Lawler, Ph.D., dean of USD’s School of Health Sciences, Charles Schwartz, Ph.D., professor emeritus and the retired chair of USD’s Department of Social Work, and Joan McMillian, retired executive director of the South Dakota chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Read more...
(08/13/2012) GetEducated.com cites USD’s online education degrees as ‘Best Buys’
The University of South Dakota’s online master’s in education programs received an “A” for affordability from GetEducated.com, a consumer watchdog group that reviews and ranks online universities for cost, quality and credibility. Read more...
(08/09/2012) Beta Alpha Psi at USD is ‘Superior Chapter’ for sixth straight year
For the sixth consecutive year, the University of South Dakota’s Theta Upsilon chapter of Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) at the Beacom School of Business was named a Superior Chapter at the national meeting of BAP at Baltimore, Md. on Saturday, Aug. 4. Read more...
(08/09/2012) Award-winning newspaper columnist, Internet sensation Marilyn Hagerty named 2012 recipient of Al Neuharth Award at USD
Newspaper columnist and Internet sensation Marilyn Hagerty, 86, a University of South Dakota alumna who was Al Neuharth’s first editor 65 years ago, will receive the 2012 Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in the Media on Oct. 4, 2012. Read more...
(08/08/2012) University Art Galleries hosts UAG Loan Exhibition show, reception
University Art Galleries at the University of South Dakota is hosting the annual UAG Loan Exhibition, Monday, Aug. 27 through Tuesday, Sept. 11, at Gallery 110 in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. Read more...
(08/08/2012) USD continues historic relationship with Sanford Health
Two long-time partners announced today their relationship will continue for another 20 years. The University of South Dakota and USD Foundation announced today a $20 million donation from Sanford Health to the University of South Dakota that will launch a transformation of USD athletic facilities as well as support student scholarships and university faculty. Read more...
(08/07/2012) USD Graduate School awards Muskie Fellowships to two students
Two international students will attend the University of South Dakota thanks to the Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship program, an academic training program funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs. Read more...
(08/03/2012) Summer internships teach USD accounting students career, leadership skills
Five University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business accounting students are honing their skills and gaining valuable leadership experience this summer through leadership development and internship programs. Read more...
(08/02/2012) Inaugural Summer Bridge Program at USD concludes with banquet
Twenty-four first-year students received a head start on their college careers thanks to the University of South Dakota Summer Bridge Program, which concludes with a Summer Bridge Closing Banquet at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 3 at the Freedom Forum Conference Room at the Al Neuharth Media Center. Read more...
July
(07/27/2012) University Art Galleries to feature ‘Utopian Visions’ exhibition
The exhibition, “Utopian Visions: Illustrations of the Mid-20th Century,” will open July 30 in the John A. Day Gallery at the University of South Dakota. The exhibition, scheduled for display through Sept. 21, presents 40 illustrations from the University Art Galleries permanent collection. These illustrations, from the late 1940s through the early 1970s, were originally published in Man’s Magazine, Challenge for Men Magazine, pulp and sci-fi novel covers from Pyramid Books, and federally-funded public service announcements. Read more...
(07/27/2012) New music degrees to broaden career opportunities for USD students
The South Dakota Board of Regents has approved two new master’s degree options through the University of South Dakota’s Department of Music. Beginning fall, graduate students will be able to specialize in collaborative piano and instrumental/choral conducting. USD is the only school in South Dakota to offer these degrees. Read more...
(07/24/2012) Students learn accounting tactics at USD Summer Accounting Institute
Twenty-one high school students from five Midwestern states were recent guests on the University of South Dakota campus for the 2012 Summer Accounting Institute. Read more...
(07/19/2012) William J. Janklow Archival and Scholarship Funds established at University of South Dakota Foundation
The University of South Dakota Foundation announced the establishment of two memorial funds to preserve the legacy of former South Dakota Governor William J. Janklow. The four-term governor died Jan. 12, 2012, at the age of 72. Read more...
(07/16/2012) Aalfs Auditorium at USD to host 39th Honor Choir Concert on Aug. 3
The University of South Dakota and the South Dakota American Choral Director’s Association will present the 39th annual South Dakota Honor Choir Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 3 at Aalfs Auditorium inside Slagle Hall on the USD campus. Read more...
(07/16/2012) USD professor awarded Board of Regents Competitive Research Grant
Dr. Khosrow Rezvani, an assistant professor of basic biomedical sciences at the University of South Dakota, was recently awarded a $100,000 Competitive Research Grant from the South Dakota Board of Regents for his research on a molecule that fights cancer. Read more...
(07/03/2012) Students examine career opportunities in health care at USD camp
Nearly 50 high school students from across South Dakota and from nearby areas of Nebraska, Iowa and Minnesota received an up close look at careers in health care professions during the sixth annual Healthcare Careers Camp, June 17-22, at the University of South Dakota. Read more...
(07/03/2012) USD to offer bachelor’s degree in medical biology this fall
The South Dakota Board of Regents has approved a bachelor’s degree in medical biology that will be offered to students enrolling at the University of South Dakota beginning this fall. Read more...
(07/02/2012) University of South Dakota names Kimberly Grieve dean of students
The University of South Dakota announced today that Kimberly A. Grieve, Ph.D, has been named dean of students. Grieve, who will begin her duties at USD on July 30, most recently served as assistant vice president, dean of students and retention at Lourdes University in Sylvania, Ohio. Read more...
June
(06/29/2012) USD Sanford School of Medicine is one of nation’s most popular medical schools
The University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine (SSOM) is one of the top-ten most-popular medical schools in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report. Schools appearing on the list were recognized for enrolling the highest percentage of accepted students – 74 percent or greater. SSOM ranked seventh, ahead of the University of Nevada-Reno School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School. Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences and the University of Kansas Medical Center topped the list. Read more...
(06/28/2012) USD names new chair of Social Work Department
Jay Memmott, Ph.D., M.S.W., has been named chair of the Department of Social Work at the University of South Dakota. He will begin his tenure at USD on July 22. Read more...
(06/25/2012) Valuable internships highlight summer months for USD students
University of South Dakota political science students are making the most of their summer break to gain valuable career experience through internships at the local, state and federal levels. Read more...
(06/21/2012) University of South Dakota receives Summit League Institutional Academic Achievement Award
The University of South Dakota athletic department has won the Summit League’s Institutional Academic Achievement Award. The award goes to the school placing its highest percentage of list-eligible athletes on the Summit League Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence, which was released on Thursday. Read more...
(06/19/2012) American Indian Journalism Institute at USD features student journalists from across the nation
Thirteen college students and recent graduates from across the United States are participating in the 12th annual American Indian Journalism Institute (AIJI), June 13-22, at the University of South Dakota. Read more...
(06/19/2012) College of Arts & Sciences announces revisions to Gerontology minor
With an elderly population anticipated to increase significantly during the next decade, the University of South Dakota is modifying its Gerontology program to meet the needs of USD’s curriculum and South Dakota’s aging citizens. Read more...
(06/15/2012) USD researchers honored with Nelson Faculty Research Grant
University of South Dakota researchers Gina Forster and Ranjit Koodali are the recipients of a $12,000 grant from the Nelson Faculty Research Grant Committee of the USD Graduate School for their proposal, “Developing Nanotechnology to Deliver Neuropeptides to the Brain.” Read more...
(06/15/2012) USD, Nikki's Fund announce Seventh Nikki’s Fund 5K Run/Walk to take place Saturday, Sept. 15
Nikki’s Fund and the University of South Dakota along with the community of Vermillion will sponsor the seventh annual Nikki’s Fund 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, Sept. 15 at Prentis Park. As part of National Suicide Prevention Week activities Sept. 9-15 at USD, the 5K run/walk raises money for USD students in crisis situations and helps promote suicide prevention awareness throughout the campus community. Read more...
(06/14/2012) USD student-athletes reach the top of the Summit League Distinguished Scholars list
The University of South Dakota had a league-high 65 student-athletes named Academic All-League Distinguished Scholars for the winter and spring seasons the Summit League announced Thursday, June 14. Read more...
(06/13/2012) USD Student Bar Association to present 2012 McKusick Award to Judge David R. Gienapp, Pierre attorney Charles M. Thompson
The University of South Dakota Student Bar Association (SBA) will present Third Circuit Court Judge David R. Gienapp of Madison and Pierre attorney Charles M. Thompson with the 2012 Marshall M. McKusick Award. SBA President Kristi Jones will present the awards on Friday, June 22 during the annual meeting of the State Bar of South Dakota in Rapid City. Read more...
(06/08/2012) Girls State at USD concludes with elections, awards presentation
The 66th annual South Dakota American Legion Auxiliary’s Girls State concluded recently at the University of South Dakota with the traditional election of officers and presentation of awards. Read more...
(06/06/2012) USD recognizes students for 2012 Spring Semester academic honors
University of South Dakota students have been honored for their academic success during the 2012 Spring Semester. Read more...
(06/04/2012) Students from USD net accolades at 2012 SIFE National Exposition
University of South Dakota’s Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) finished as first runner up in their league at the 2012 SIFE National Exposition in Kansas City, Mo., May 22-24, placing the USD group in the top 40 SIFE teams nationwide. Read more...
May
(05/29/2012) USD SHRM undergrads take top honors in regional competition for second straight year
For the second consecutive year, undergraduate students at the University of South Dakota finished first out of 13 schools participating in the case competition at the 2012 North Central Regional Student Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Conference at Michigan State University in East Lansing. Read more...
(05/29/2012) USD FMA chapter honored as Superior Chapter for 12th straight year
The Financial Management Association International (FMA) chapter at the University of South Dakota has earned FMA International’s highly coveted FMA Superior Chapter Award for the 12th consecutive year. Presented to fewer than 5 percent of FMA chapters across the United States, USD’s FMA chapter was recognized for its overall excellence during the 2011-12 academic year. Read more...
(05/25/2012) Outstanding high school students attend Governor’s Leadership Luncheon at USD
The W.O. Farber Center for Civic Leadership at the University of South Dakota, University of South Dakota Foundation, sponsored the 12th annual Governor’s Leadership Luncheon on Saturday, May 12 at the ballroom of the Muenster University Center. Read more...
(05/24/2012) USD names Tena Haraldson Director of Communications and Media Relations
Tena Haraldson of Sioux Falls, S.D., has been named director of communications and media relations for the University of South Dakota. Read more...
(05/18/2012) Farber Center at USD presents 66th annual American Legion Auxiliary Girls State
More than 400 high school girls from South Dakota will attend the 2012 American Legion Auxiliary’s Girls State, May 28-June 2, at the University of South Dakota. Read more...
(05/16/2012) Society for Biomaterials receives travel award to attend World Biomaterials Congress in China
The University of South Dakota Student Chapter of the Society for Biomaterials is the recipient of a travel award for the ninth World Biomaterials Congress in Chengdu, China, June 1-5. Read more...
(05/11/2012) Students compete in first USD-Wells Fargo Equity Research Competition
The University of South Dakota Department of Finance recently partnered with Wells Fargo EFS to sponsor the first USD-Wells Fargo Student Equity Research Competition. Through a donation from Wells Fargo to the USD Finance Department, 11 students competed in the equity research competition, which allowed the participants to gain investment analysis and valuation experience. Read more...
(05/09/2012) School of Health Sciences students garner top research honors
Students at the University of South Dakota School of Health Sciences have earned high recognition for their research efforts. Read more...
(05/08/2012) University statement on Tax Return Fraud investigation
In response to an announcement made earlier today by the Vermillion Police Department regarding the department’s tax return fraud investigation, USD President James W. Abbott issued the following statement on behalf of the University of South Dakota: Read more...
(05/08/2012) USD’s School of Medicine ranks nationally for producing family medicine physicians
The University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine has earned an Achievement Award from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) for being one of the nation’s top schools in family medicine. Read more...
(05/07/2012) Beacom School of Business graduates score top 3 percent in national exam
Graduating seniors from the University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business scored in the 97th percentile in a national exam for business school graduates. In a test administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) of Princeton, N.J., USD scored a new institutional high, 163.9 scaled score, putting the students in the top 3 percent. Read more...
(05/05/2012) University of South Dakota awards degrees at 125th Spring Commencement
The University of South Dakota awarded degrees to more than 1,250 candidates at the 125th Spring Commencement this morning at the DakotaDome. Read more...
(05/04/2012) USD students awarded Critical Language Scholarships in 2012
Two University of South Dakota students were awarded Critical Language Scholarships for Intensive Summer Institutes by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and The Council of American Overseas Research Centers. Read more...
(05/04/2012) College of Fine Arts presents Knutson Award to music history professor
David Moskowitz, Ph.D., is the 2012 recipient of the Knutson Distinguished Professor Award presented by the College of Fine Arts at the University of South Dakota. Moskowitz, professor of music history in the USD Department of Music, was selected following a committee review of several applicants. Read more...
(05/03/2012) 2012 Fulbright recipient Brock Schardin to teach in Spain
Brock Schardin came to the University of South Dakota as a biology major. He graduated from USD last December with an M.A. in Spanish Education. Why the drastic change from the labs to a foreign language? Read more...
(05/03/2012) USD student selected to Teach for America program
Sarah Zephier, a University of South Dakota student from Marty, S.D., was chosen for the 2012 Teach America Program, the national corps of college graduates and professionals who commit to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools. Read more...
(05/02/2012) Competitive research leads to Goldwater Scholarship for USD student Jennifer Dumdie
For as far back as she can remember, Jennifer Dumdie wanted to be an oncologist. As a student at the University of South Dakota, Dumdie is still targeting a career in medicine but she’s also developed an enthusiasm for math – thanks to encouragement from USD faculty, so adding mathematical sciences to her previous biology major wasn’t a big deal. In fact, the additional major has helped in her extraordinary research at the university, which helped garner the Selby, S.D. native a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship for 2012. Read more...
(05/02/2012) University Libraries professor to attend MPLA Leadership Institute
Danielle P. De Jager-Loftus, assistant professor at the University of South Dakota’s University Libraries, has been selected to attend the Mountain Plains Library Association (MPLA) 2012 Leadership Institute, May 6-12, at Estes Park, Colo. Read more...
(05/01/2012) USD announces recipients of diversity, cultural leadership awards
The University of South Dakota recognized students, faculty and staff members who promoted social justice and intercultural awareness, and fostered positive relationships to promote diversity within the campus community at the Celebration of University Leadership awards program on Sunday, April 22. Read more...
(05/01/2012) Director named for School of Medicine’s Parry Center for Clinical Skills and Simulation
Jeremy Hall, M.D., M.A., has been named director of the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine’s Parry Center for Clinical Skills and Simulation. Hall will be responsible for oversight of center operations, curriculum development, staffing and direction of faculty in the center. In the lead-up to the center’s anticipated grand opening this summer, Hall will also contribute to design, layout and specification of equipment requirements. Read more...
(05/01/2012) USD to honor graduating Native American students with ceremony
The University of South Dakota will honor graduating Native American students at the fourth annual Native American Graduate Honoring ceremony at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 4 at the Muenster University Center. Read more...
(05/01/2012) Graduating artists display diversity with ‘102 Years’ exhibition
The John A. Day Gallery at the University of South Dakota is hosting the last B.F.A. thesis exhibition of the spring semester for four graduating students through May 25. Read more...
April
(04/30/2012) Students honored for leadership, service at USD
Students from the University of South Dakota were honored for leadership and service at the 2012 Celebration of University Leadership on Sunday, April 22. Read more...
(04/30/2012) USD students receive Global Learning Scholarships to study abroad
Five University of South Dakota students have been awarded Global Learning Scholarships to study abroad. Read more...
(04/30/2012) Sioux Falls attorney Clint Sargent selected for USD Law Student Bar Volunteer Service Award
The Student Bar Association of the University of South Dakota School of Law selected Sioux Falls attorney Clint Sargent as recipient of the student group’s 2012 Volunteer Service Award. Read more...
(04/27/2012) USD student claims top prize at 2012 Giant Vision awards
Thomas M. Renner, a University of South Dakota student, was the recipient of the first place prize of $5,000 for his invention at the 2012 Governor’s Giant Vision Business and Student Competition. Read more...
(04/26/2012) Distinguished faculty honored at USD with 2012 Belbas-Larson Awards
The University of South Dakota will honor two faculty members for their teaching excellence at the 125th Spring Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 5. Cliff H. Summers, department of biology in the College of Arts & Sciences and neuroscience group, division of basic biomedical sciences at the Sanford School of Medicine, and David Hulac, school psychology program in the division of counseling and psychology in the School of Education, are recipients of the 2012 Belbas-Larson Awards for Excellence in Teaching. Read more...
(04/25/2012) USD Med School to present June research symposium on PQCD
The University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine is hosting a symposium on Ubiquitin, Protein Quality Control and Molecular Pathogenesis at Deadwood Gulch Resort in Deadwood, S.D., June 13-15. Read more...
(04/24/2012) USD welcomes China delegation at inaugural American Visiting Institute for Chinese Real Estate Entrepreneurs
The University of South Dakota and Sen. Eldon Nygaard of Vermillion are sponsoring the inaugural American Visiting Institute for Chinese Real Estate Entrepreneurs, April 24-28, at the University of South Dakota. Read more...
(04/24/2012) USD to confer degrees at 125th Spring Commencement on May 5
Rodney R. Parry, M.D., former dean of the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, will deliver the keynote address as the University of South Dakota confers degrees to more than 1,300 students at the 125th Spring Commencement at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 5 at the DakotaDome. Read more...
(04/23/2012) USD fraternity helps various causes with Week of Service events
The Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, Kappa Pi Chapter at the University of South Dakota, raised $4,000 for leukemia and lymphoma research, and domestic violence awareness thanks to the PIKE Week of Service at USD last week. The chapter also totaled 1,100 hours of community service and donated over 700 clothing and toiletry items to domestic violence shelters in Sioux City, Iowa, Sioux Falls, S.D., and Vermillion. Read more...
(04/23/2012) ‘Micawber Medley’ now on display at University Art Galleries
Prints, photographs and graphic design pieces created by five B.F.A. students graduating from the University of South Dakota in May are on display April 23-27 at the John A. Day Gallery in an exhibit titled “Micawber Medley.” Read more...
(04/23/2012) U. Discover Research Scholar Program announces 2012 participants
Thirteen students from the University of South Dakota were recently selected to participate in the U. Discover Research Scholar Program this summer. Read more...
(04/20/2012) USD online M.B.A. students garner top scores in national ETS exam
Students graduating with their M.B.A. from the University of South Dakota are ready for the challenges of a dynamic business environment, according to results from a national test administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) of Princeton, N.J. Read more...
(04/20/2012) Historian, author to speak on Native Americans and Missouri River
The University of South Dakota’s Missouri River Institute and the South Dakota Humanities Council are presenting a lecture by historian and author Michael L. Lawson at 1 p.m. on April 30 at Farber Hall. Read more...
(04/19/2012) Coyotes to battle defending national champions at Howard Wood Field in Sioux Falls
University of South Dakota Director of Athletics David Sayler and Executive Director Mike Sullivan of the Sioux Falls Sports Authority announced Thursday that the Coyotes will battle the FCS (Football Championship Subdivision) defending National Champion North Dakota State Bison Saturday, Oct. 20 at 6 p.m. at the newly renovated Howard Wood Field. The announcement was made at a press conference held in Sioux Falls. Read more...
(04/19/2012) College of Arts & Sciences honor faculty with Cutler Awards
Darlene Farabee, Ph.D., of the Department of English, David Swanson, Ph.D., of the Department of Biology, and Barbara Yutrzenka, Ph.D., of the Department of Psychology, are recipients of the 2012 Richard and Sharon Cutler Faculty Awards in Liberal Arts at the University of South Dakota. Read more...
(04/18/2012) Law School’s Roger Baron three-time Jackson Award recipient
Roger M. Baron is the 2012 recipient of the John Wesley Jackson Memorial Award for Outstanding Professor of Law at the University of South Dakota School of Law. Baron, nominated by students and colleagues at the Law School, also received the award in 1995 and 2008. The award was announced Saturday, April 14, during the Barristers’ Ball, an annual event of the School of Law. Read more...
(04/17/2012) Earth Day celebration at USD to raise money, awareness for environmental issues
Students at the University of South Dakota are taking an active role in educating the community and raising awareness of environmental issues for Earth Day 2012. Read more...
(04/17/2012) USD Opera bridges departments, merges talent for ‘Dido & Aeneas’
The University of South Dakota Opera will present a modern adaptation of the operatic masterpiece “Dido and Aeneas” at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 28 at Aalfs Auditorium inside Slagle Hall. Read more...
(04/16/2012) Professor Judith Sebesta recipient of Doyle Humanities Teaching Award
Judith Lynn Sebesta, Ph.D., professor of classics and chair of the department of history at the University of South Dakota, is the 2012 recipient of the Monsignor James Doyle Humanities Teaching Award. Presented by the College of Arts and Sciences at USD, Sebesta was honored with the award and $500 at the 2012 Phi Beta Kappa initiation/Lifto Amundson Lecture on March 29. Read more...
(04/16/2012) 47th annual Student History Conference is April 19 at USD
The University of South Dakota will host graduate and undergraduate students from eight regional colleges and universities at the 47th annual Student History Conference at 9 a.m. on Thursday, April 19. Read more...
(04/13/2012) School of Health Sciences hosts Eisenhower Fellow Lecture on post-revolution Egypt
Eisenhower Fellow Gehan ElSharkawy, child protection consultant at the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood of Egypt, will present “Liberation, Protection and Aspiration: Thoughts from Post-Revolution Egypt” at 9 a.m. on Thursday, April 19 on the campus of the University of South Dakota. Sponsored by USD’s School of Health Sciences, the event is at room 107 of the Lee Medical Building. Read more...
(04/13/2012) USD to celebrate 150 years with ‘USD Day’ on April 20
Friday, April 20 is a day to celebrate 150 years at the University of South Dakota and everyone is invited to share in “USD Day” fun in honor of the university’s 150th anniversary. Read more...
(04/13/2012) USD students receive awards at regional broadcasting conference
Five students from the University of South Dakota Contemporary Media & Journalism Department received honors at the 2012 Midwest Journalism Conference at Minneapolis, Minn., on March 31. Read more...
(04/13/2012) University Art Galleries to honor "Corroborations 2012" artists with reception
A campus reception for artists currently on display in “Corroborations 2012” at the University Libraries is scheduled at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 20 on the second floor of I.D. Weeks Library. Read more...
(04/12/2012) Sioux Falls law firm establishes Johnson, Heidepriem & Abdallah Trial Advocacy Fellowship at the USD School of Law
Sioux Falls, S.D. law firm Johnson, Heidepriem & Abdallah, LLP, has pledged $125,000 to create the Johnson, Heidepriem & Abdallah Trial Advocacy Fellowship, which will provide salary support in the area of trial advocacy at the University of South Dakota School of Law. Read more...
(04/11/2012) Center for Disabilities staff, trainees to be represented at national Disability Policy Seminar
Sheri Gunderson from the Center for Disabilities at the Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota and two trainees from the Center for Disabilities’ South Dakota Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program will attend the Disability Policy Seminar in Washington, D.C., April 23-25. Read more...
(04/10/2012) Political science professor recipient of Fulbright Award for research
Eric M. Jepsen, assistant professor of political science at the University of South Dakota, is the recipient of a nine month Fulbright-Nehru Fellowship for research and lecturing at Kerala University in Kerala, India. Read more...
(04/09/2012) ‘Catch Me If You Can’ author is featured Volk Symposium guest
Frank Abagnale Jr., one of the world’s most respected authorities on forgery, embezzlement and secure documents as well as the acclaimed subject of the Academy Award-winning movie “Catch Me If You Can,” is the featured guest speaker for the 2012 Arthur A. Volk Symposium at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 16 at Aalfs Auditorium inside Robert L. Slagle Hall at the University of South Dakota. Read more...
(04/06/2012) Law School alum to deliver 2012 Charles H. Dillon Lecture at USD
Secretary Leroy “JR” LaPlante of the South Dakota Department of Tribal Relations will deliver the University of South Dakota School of Law’s annual Dillon Lecture at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 12. Read more...
(04/06/2012) Musical thriller ‘Sweeney Todd’ dishes up fun at USD Theatre
The University of South Dakota Department of Theatre presents the musical thriller “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” April 18-22, in the Wayne S. Knutson Theatre of the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. Read more...
(04/06/2012) Best-selling author, technical workshops highlight 2012 SDAS Annual Meeting at USD
Renowned author Sam Kean will present the keynote lecture at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the South Dakota Academy of Science, April 13-14, at the University of South Dakota. Read more...
(04/06/2012) ‘In Transposition’ exhibition features USD students’ artistry
The University of South Dakota Department of Art presents the exhibition, “In Transposition,” featuring the work of USD students Johnne Law McMahan, Zechariah Blasy, Paige Reinders, Jaymee Harvey and Anna Ayotte. Read more...
(04/04/2012) USD campus to host PIKE ‘Fundie Run’ clothing fundraiser
The Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, Kappa Pi Chapter at the University of South Dakota, will host a “Fundie Run” at 5 p.m. on April 17 in the Muenster University Pit Lounge. This is the final event of the PIKE Week of Service. Read more...
(04/04/2012) Yankton teams win South Dakota Science Olympiad Tourney at USD
Students from Yankton High School and Yankton Middle School were crowned champions of the South Dakota Science Olympiad State Tournament at the University of South Dakota on March 31. Read more...
(04/03/2012) National scholar, author highlight IdeaFest 2012 lecture slate
For the 20th straight year, students at the University of South Dakota will showcase their research during IdeaFest 2012, April 11-12, at the Muenster University Center on the USD campus. Read more...
(04/03/2012) USD fraternity to raise funds for charities through ‘Week of Service’
The Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, Kappa Pi Chapter at the University of South Dakota, is hosting “PIKE Week of Service,” April 10-17, to raise money and awareness for local and national charities. Read more...
(04/02/2012) USD student awarded top prize in Native American Essay contest
Lindsey Montileaux, a student at the University of South Dakota, won first place in the 21st annual Native American Essay Competition sponsored by the Institute of American Indian Studies at USD. Montileaux, of Vermillion, received a $1,500 first place prize for winning the competition that was open to all USD freshmen, sophomores and juniors. Read more...
(04/02/2012) GEAR Center adds labs to accelerate research, entrepreneurship
Researchers and entrepreneurs will soon have access to additional space and resources as they grow their research programs and launch new companies. Read more...
March
(03/30/2012) USD music students take top honors for singing at regional contest
Katie Pacza, a graduate student from the University of South Dakota, was awarded first place at the South Dakota District National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist Award (NATSAA) competition at Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D. on March 24. Read more...
(03/30/2012) Pi Sigma Epsilon student named ‘Future Leader’ at nationals
Kayla Foreman, president of Pi Sigma Epsilon at the University of South Dakota, was named a “Future Leader” at the 56th annual Pi Sigma Epsilon Nationals in Indianapolis, Ind. Foreman, of Orient, S.D., was also a finalist in the Top Project Manager competition at the event where chapters from throughout the United States have an opportunity to compete in sales and management skills contests. Read more...
(03/29/2012) USD student chosen to attend Clinton Global Initiative Conference
University of South Dakota student Abby Wolf has been selected to attend the 2012 Clinton Global Initiative Conference, March 30 through April 1, at Washington, D.C. Read more...
(03/29/2012) Student artists from Sioux City featured at John A. Day Gallery
Recent works by Sioux City artists Jeff Baldus and Jodi Whitlock will be on display in the exhibit, “Transfigurations,” April 2-6, at the John A. Day Gallery in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts at USD. The show will feature mixed media sculptures and paintings completed in the past year. Read more...
(03/28/2012) SIFE at USD is national qualifier for 11th straight year
Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) at the University of South Dakota has advanced to the national competition for the 11th consecutive year. Read more...
(03/28/2012) Retiring Med School Dean to be honored with Open House
A retirement open house for Rodney Parry, M.D., vice president for health affairs at the University of South Dakota and dean of the Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota, will be held Friday, April 20. Read more...
(03/27/2012) University Libraries at USD receive Janklow papers
On Tuesday, March 27, the University of South Dakota began the process of receiving more than 370 boxes of gubernatorial records and letters from the late Bill Janklow, former governor and Congressman from South Dakota, who died of brain cancer at 72 on Jan. 12, 2012. Read more...
(03/26/2012) Emergency management experts to share information, examine 2011 Missouri River Flood at USD conference
The University of South Dakota’s Farber Center for Civic Leadership and Morningside College will host a two-day emergency management conference on the University of South Dakota campus beginning Tuesday, March 27. Read more...
(03/26/2012) Recreation Management cites USD Wellness Center for outstanding innovation, architecture
The University of South Dakota Wellness Center has been selected as a winner in the 2012 Innovative Architecture & Design Awards contest by Recreation Management magazine. Read more...
(03/23/2012) USD Political Science League Farber Lecture welcomes John Hibbing
The Political Science League at the University of South Dakota welcomes an address from Dr. John Hibbing entitled, “Predisposed: Why Liberals and Conservatives are So Different” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28 at Farber Hall in Old Main. The lecture is part of the W.O. “Doc” Farber Memorial Lecture Series. Read more...
(03/23/2012) Match Day reveals USD med students’ residencies
Fourth-year medical students at the Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota learned where they will complete their residency training. Match Day ceremonies were recently held across the country, including in Rapid City, Sioux Falls and Yankton. Envelopes were handed to each student with their residency acceptance letters inside. Read more...
(03/22/2012) Garretson student crowned state spelling bee champ at USD
With the correct spelling of “imperilment,” Maria Henebry of Garretson, S.D., won the oral competition of the South Dakota State Spelling Bee at the University of South Dakota on Saturday, March 17. Read more...
(03/21/2012) Research symposium at USD to address Missouri River science, issues
The science and future of the Missouri River will be explored during the 2012 Missouri River Institute Research Symposium at the University of South Dakota on Thursday, April 5. Read more...
(03/19/2012) Phi Beta Kappa initiation, lecture is March 29 at USD
Alpha Chapter of South Dakota, Phi Beta Kappa, is hosting a banquet and an initiation ceremony on Thursday, March 29. Read more...
(03/15/2012) CMJ student is official delegate to PRSSA National Assembly
Brittany LaCroix, a Contemporary Media & Journalism student at the University of South Dakota, is an official delegate for the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) 2012 National Assembly at Charlotte, N.C. this weekend. Read more...
(03/15/2012) Sanford School of Medicine ranks in national top 10 for Rural Medicine
The Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota is again one of the top 10 medical schools in the country for its rural medicine program, according to the U.S. News and World Report. Read more...
(03/14/2012) Alpha Phi at USD to raise funds for Vermillion Backpack Program through annual ‘Alpha Phi-esta’ philanthropy event
The Psi Chapter of Alpha Phi at the University of South Dakota will host its annual “Alpha Phi-esta” philanthropy event at the Vermillion Armory from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 29. Read more...
(03/13/2012) USD Theatre’s ‘Coyote on a Fence’ debates capital punishment
The University of South Dakota Department of Theatre presents Bruce Graham’s compelling drama “Coyote on a Fence,” March 21- 25 in the Arena Theatre of the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. “Coyote on a Fence” centers on two death row inmates who approach their time in prison in vastly divergent ways. Read more...
(03/12/2012) VanMeeteren new SGA President following record election at USD
Students at the University of South Dakota elected a new Student Government Association (SGA) President and Vice President. Alissa VanMeeteren of Yankton, S.D., is the next SGA President while DJ Smith of Mitchell, S.D., is the new SGA Vice President following an election that broke a campus record for student participation. Read more...
(03/09/2012) South Dakota Supreme Court to hear nine oral arguments during Term of Court at USD School of Law
The South Dakota Supreme Court will be in session for three days at the University of South Dakota School of Law. The South Dakota Supreme Court will hear nine oral arguments during the March 2012 Term of Court at the law school courtroom, March 19-21. Read more...
(03/09/2012) USD Symphony Orchestra to rock with KANSAS at Aalfs Auditorium
Students with the University of South Dakota Symphony Orchestra will make sweet music with one of America’s legendary rock bands, KANSAS, for a one-night only performance at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 20 at Aalfs Auditorium inside Robert L. Slagle Hall. Read more...
(03/08/2012) Tiospaye Student Council at USD presents 40th annual Wacipi
The University of South Dakota, in conjunction with the 15th annual Building Bridges Conference and Native Weekend at USD, presents the 40th annual USD Wacipi, March 17-18, at the DakotaDome. Read more...
(03/08/2012) Chamber Singers to perform at United Church of Christ in Vermillion
The University of South Dakota’s acclaimed vocal ensemble, the Chamber Singers, will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 17 at the United Church of Christ, 226 E. Main St. in Vermillion. Read more...
(03/08/2012) Summer Accounting Institute showcases career opportunities
High school sophomores and juniors interested in an accounting career or majoring in business can register now for the University of South Dakota 2012 Summer Accounting Institute. Read more...
(03/07/2012) USD pianist Susanne Skyrm to present recital
Dr. Susanne Skyrm, professor of music at the University of South Dakota, will present a faculty piano recital at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 16 at Colton Recital Hall in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. The program will feature Spanish keyboard music from the 18th and 20th centuries. Composers include Isaac Albéniz, Joaquín Rodrigo, Federico Mompou, Sebastián Albero and José Larrañaga. Read more...
(03/07/2012) 15th annual Building Bridges Conference set for March 16 at USD
The University of South Dakota will host the 15th annual Building Bridges Conference, “Stand Tall, Look Good, Be Proud: Helping Each Other Realize Our Dreams” on Friday, March 16 in the ballroom of the Muenster University Center. Read more...
(03/05/2012) ‘Kleinprints’ on display through March at University Art Galleries
Starting today, University Art Galleries at the University of South Dakota presents the exhibition, “Kleinprints: Prints from Eastern Europe” in the John A. Day Gallery in the Warren M. Lee Center for Fine Arts. Read more...
(03/01/2012) NCAA notifies USD of successful completion of self-study for Division I transition
The University of South Dakota received notification today from the NCAA Division I Committee on Athletics Certification that the school has successfully completed the self-study process pursuant to NCAA requirements for Division I membership. Read more...
February
(02/29/2012) High school students can register now for Healthcare Careers Camp
High school students interested in health care careers can register now to attend the sixth annual Healthcare Careers Summer Camp at the University of South Dakota, June 17-22. Read more...
(02/27/2012) Alpha Phi at USD recognized for outstanding service, citizenship
The Psi Chapter of Alpha Phi at the University of South Dakota received the Excellence in Citizenship Award at the 2012 Alpha Phi North Central Midwest and South Central Regional Conference. Read more...
(02/27/2012) USD readies for 28th annual S.D. Science Olympiad State Tournament
More than 20 of South Dakota’s middle schools and high schools will compete in the 28th annual South Dakota Science Olympiad State Tournament at the University of South Dakota on Saturday, March 31. Read more...
(02/24/2012) Yankton Middle School students take top honors at USD Spelling Bee
Danielle Gillis, a Yankton Middle School student, correctly spelled “behemoth” to take top honors at the Southeast South Dakota Regional Spelling Bee on Saturday, Feb. 18 at the University of South Dakota. Read more...
(02/24/2012) USD, Sanford School of Medicine learn ‘Circle of Courage’ intervention model from Brokenleg presentations
The Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota welcomed Dr. Martin Brokenleg, Ph.D., for a pair of presentations this week at the Sanford Center in Sioux Falls, S.D. and at the Muenster University Center in Vermillion. Read more...
(02/23/2012) USD Chamber Singers to embark on four-state concert tour in March
The nationally-recognized University of South Dakota Chamber Singers will begin a weeklong tour of Iowa, Colorado, Wyoming and South Dakota on Friday, March 2 with a 7:30 p.m. performance at Augustana Lutheran Church, 600 Court St. in Sioux City, Iowa. The concert is part of an annual spring tour by the Chamber Singers and their conductor, David Holdhusen, Ph.D. Read more...
(02/21/2012) Students strive for scholarships at Scholarship Recognition Day
The University of South Dakota will welcome high school seniors and their families during Scholarship Recognition Day, Feb. 25-26. Read more...
(02/21/2012) USD Theatre presents the award-winning play ‘Top Girls’
The University of South Dakota Department of Theatre presents Caryl Churchill’s “Top Girls,” Feb. 22-26 at the Wayne S. Knutson Theatre of the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. “Top Girls” is regarded as a unique and dynamic play exploring the challenges women encounter in the business world and society at large. Read more...
(02/17/2012) USD online M.S.A. receives ‘Best Buy’ grade from consumer group
Students looking for a quality online master’s degree in management or business administration with an affordable price should look no further than the University of South Dakota. According to GetEducated.com, a consumer watchdog group that reviews and ranks online universities for cost, quality and credibility, USD has one of the “Best Buys” in the United States when it comes to online master’s degrees. Read more...
(02/16/2012) USD chemistry professor earns plaudits for extraordinary research
A chemistry professor at the University of South Dakota is being lauded for his outstanding research with both NASA and the National Science Foundation (NSF). Read more...
(02/14/2012) Esteemed law professor to address voting rights issues at USD’s annual Thurgood Marshall Program and DiscoverLaw Open House
The University of South Dakota School of Law is hosting a DiscoverLaw Open House and a special guest speaker for its Thurgood Marshall Program on Wednesday, March 14. Read more...
(02/09/2012) USD named to ‘Best Value Colleges’ list for 2012
The University of South Dakota is one of the nation’s best value undergraduate institutions, according to The Princeton Review, which features USD in its “The Best Value Colleges: 2012 Edition.” USD is the only South Dakota institution to be named to the “Best Value Colleges” list for 2012. Read more...
(02/07/2012) Best of USD student art on display at 25th Stilwell Student Exhibition
University Art Galleries at the University of South Dakota will host the 25th annual Stilwell Student Juried Exhibition in the John A. Day Gallery in the Warren M. Lee Center for Fine Arts, Friday, Feb. 10 through Wednesday, Feb. 29. Read more...
(02/07/2012) About 500 tickets remain for Thursday's South Dakota State game
Approximately 500 tickets remain for the men’s South Dakota vs. South Dakota State basketball game Thursday at 7 p.m. in the DakotaDome. Read more...
(02/06/2012) USD students to showcase research at Pierre Poster Session
Two University of South Dakota students have been selected by faculty for their outstanding undergraduate research and they will be recognized at the Capitol Rotunda in Pierre, S.D., on Wednesday, Feb. 29. Read more...
(02/03/2012) USD political science students net state, national and global internships
Several students from the University of South Dakota Department of Political Science are receiving credit and gaining valuable career experience through part-time and full-time internships at the state and federal government levels. Read more...
(02/02/2012) Skateboard designs, graphic novels, tapestries all part of unique artistic exhibitions at University Libraries
Four unique artistic exhibitions are on display at University Libraries at the University of South Dakota now through May 4. Read more...
(02/01/2012) Spotlight shines on USD students, faculty at regional theatre festival
Students and faculty from the University of South Dakota Department of Theatre were honored at the Region V Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in Ames, Iowa, Jan. 15-21. Read more...
January
(01/30/2012) Dozens of USD students go ‘AWOL’ for community-service
More than 50 students from the University of South Dakota traveled during their winter break to the southeast United States, central Minnesota and South America to volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, spend time with children in need, and assist Ecuador farmers with the planting and harvesting of their crops. Read more...
(01/25/2012) Accounting students net jobs, internships with South Dakota firms
The University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business announced that 40 students accepted internships and full-time positions at several prestigious state and other Midwest accounting firms. Last fall, 14 accounting firms conducted interviews on campus, resulting in 25 student placements in internships and full-time positions. Additionally, 15 students were placed in internships or full-time positions through the Employment Services Office at the Beacom School of Business or through other means. Read more...
(01/25/2012) Health care students to receive critical training at Disaster Preparedness Day at USD
Hundreds of students in health care programs from South Dakota’s largest universities will be at the University of South Dakota on Friday, Feb. 3 for Disaster Preparedness Day at the Andrew E. Lee Memorial Medicine and Science Building. Read more...
(01/19/2012) USD Distance Nursing Program launches mobile simulation unit
Through funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the University of South Dakota’s A.S.N. Distance Nursing Program has unveiled a mobile simulation unit (MSU) featuring cutting-edge technology. The MSU, which weighs approximately 25,000 lbs. and is 38-feet long, will be utilized for the first time on Wednesday, Jan. 25, in Waconia, Minn. Read more...
(01/13/2012) Online graduate business degrees earn plaudits from U.S. News
The Beacom School of Business at the University of South Dakota has one of the nation’s best online education degree programs for its graduate programs in business, according to U.S. News and World Report. Read more...
(01/12/2012) Students honored for fall 2011 academic success at USD
Students at the University of South Dakota and the University of South Dakota School of Law have been honored for academic success for the 2011 fall semester. Read more...
(01/10/2012) USD Theatre to perform ‘God of Carnage’ at Region V Festival
The University of South Dakota Department of Theatre brought “God of Carnage” back to the stage at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14 for a special performance in the Wayne S. Knutson Theatre. “God of Carnage” was selected to perform at Region V of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) in Ames, Iowa, on Jan. 18. Read more...
(01/06/2012) Chair of Physical Therapy Department appointed to state board
Lana R. Svien P.T., Ph.D., M.A., chair of the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of South Dakota, has been appointed to the Physical Therapy Advisory Committee of the South Dakota Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners. In this capacity, Svien will advise the board on matters pertaining to physical therapy practice, attend regular board meetings and work with the board’s executive director on matters as they arise. Read more...
(01/06/2012) Acclaimed pianist Reid Alexander to perform solo recital at USD
Nationally-renowned pianist Reid Alexander will celebrate the music of impressionistic French composer Claude Debussy during a solo recital at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12 in the Colton Recital Hall of the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. Read more...
(01/05/2012) January exhibitions showcase photographs, paintings at USD
The University Art Galleries at the University of South Dakota will host two exhibitions in the Warren M. Lee Center for Fine Arts. “Restless Traveler,” featuring paintings by Ricki Klages, will be on display in the John A. Day Gallery from Jan. 9 through Feb. 1. The group exhibition, “Vermillion in Blue” featuring cyanotype prints of the Vermillion area, will be displayed at Gallery 110, Jan. 11 through Feb. 15. Read more...
(01/05/2012) USD community to honor King’s legacy with Day of Service
Students at the University of South Dakota will honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a Day of Service, and a keynote address from eco-chef and food justice activist Bryant Terry. Read more...
(01/03/2012) Social work professor at USD selected for prestigious fellowship
Jarod Giger, Ph.D., assistant professor of social work at the University of South Dakota, has been selected for the National Rural Health Association’s (NRHA) Rural Health Fellows (RHF) Program of 2012. Read more...
2011
December
(12/21/2011) College of Arts & Sciences to begin offering sustainability degree
A new major, offered by the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of South Dakota, will help students prepare for a future committed to developing renewable energy and preserving ecological resources. Read more...
(12/21/2011) School of Business M.B.A. is ‘Rising Star’ according to FindyourMBA.com
The website, FindyourMBA.com, cites the Beacom School of Business at the University of South Dakota for being a “Rising Star” and having one of the best M.B.A. programs in the world. Read more...
(12/19/2011) USD’s Larson elected to NLN board of governors
June Larson, associate dean of the University of South Dakota’s School of Health Sciences and a national leader in nursing education, has been elected by the National League for Nursing (NLN) membership to serve on the Board of Governors for a three year term through 2014. She was installed as a governor during the annual business meeting at the NLN Education Summit in Orlando, Fla. NLN promotes excellence in nursing education to build a strong and diverse nursing workforce to advance the nation's health. Read more...
(12/16/2011) Graduates receive degrees at USD’s 36th Winter Commencement
Congresswoman Kristi Noem (R-S.D.) served as the keynote speaker for the 36th Winter Commencement at the University of South Dakota on Saturday, Dec. 17 as 474 candidates received degrees during a ceremony at the DakotaDome. Read more...
(12/14/2011) Mary Dekker Nettleman named USD Vice President for Health Affairs and Dean of the Sanford School of Medicine
The University of South Dakota announced today that Mary Dekker Nettleman, M.D., M.S., M.A.C.P., has been named Vice President for Health Affairs and Dean of the Sanford School of Medicine effective April 2, 2012. Her appointment is subject to confirmation by the South Dakota Board of Regents. Read more...
(12/08/2011) Department of Theatre to showcase student talent with special performance
The University of South Dakota Department of Theatre will present an end-of-term showcase of student work featuring scenes, songs, dances and designs at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10 at Aalfs Auditorium in Slagle Hall. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and admission is free. Read more...
(12/06/2011) Timmerman named chair of surgery at Sanford School of Medicine
Gary Timmerman, M.D., has been named chair of the Department of Surgery of the Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota, effective Jan. 23, 2012. Read more...
(12/06/2011) USD to confer degrees at 36th Winter Commencement
Congresswoman Kristi Noem (R-S.D.) is the keynote speaker for the 36th Winter Commencement ceremony at the University of South Dakota on Saturday, Dec. 17. More than 470 students will receive degrees during the ceremony, which begins at 10 a.m. at the DakotaDome on the USD campus. Read more...
(12/06/2011) Day Gallery at USD to host ‘Pots & Photos’ thesis exhibition
The John A. Day Gallery at the University of South Dakota will host a thesis exhibition of artwork, “Pots & Photos,” by art students Trenton J. Deis and Rachel L. Coyle, Dec. 12-16. Read more...
(12/05/2011) Steve Brown to lead University of South Dakota Foundation
The University of South Dakota Foundation announced today that Steve Brown will serve as President and CEO effective Jan. 9, 2012. Read more...
(12/05/2011) Final USD performance of Tony Award-winning ‘Avenue Q’ is tonight at 7:30
The University of South Dakota Department of Theatre will present its final performance of the one-of-a-kind musical comedy, “Avenue Q,” tonight (Monday, Dec. 5) in the Wayne S. Knutson Theatre of the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. Read more...
(12/02/2011) USD FY11 grants, contracts report shows growth despite obstacles
The University of South Dakota recently released its Grants and Contracts Report for fiscal year 2011, and reported growth despite poor economic conditions and tightening budgets. It proved to be a productive year, with a record amount of awarded grants totaling $38.15 million – a three-fold increase since fiscal year 2000. Read more...
November
(11/29/2011) ‘Art Soup’ exhibition showcases USD student artists
The John A. Day Gallery in the Warren M. Lee Center for Fine Arts will present a Bachelor of Fine Arts graduation exhibition, “Art Soup,” by University of South Dakota students Molly O’Connor, Ronald Jenkins and Kristen Ericsson. The exhibition will be on display Dec. 1-9 with an opening reception for the artists scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9 at the Day Gallery. Read more...
(11/22/2011) USD fraternity raises $3,000 for Cure Kids Cancer
The Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, Kappa Pi Chapter at the University of South Dakota, raised more than $3,000 from its annual sketch comedy philanthropy event, “Thursday Night Live,” on Nov. 17. Read more...
(11/18/2011) Communication Science and Disorders faculty at USD recognized nationally for excellence
A member of the University of South Dakota faculty has been recognized nationally for excellence in communication disorders. Liz DeVelder, an instructor in the Department of Communication Science and Disorders in the College of Arts and Sciences at USD, is a 2011 National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) Chapter Advisor Honors recipient. Read more...
(11/18/2011) Health Services Administration program at USD earns AUPHA honor
The Beacom School of Business Health Services Administration program at the University of South Dakota has earned the renewal of its status as a full certified undergraduate member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA). Read more...
(11/17/2011) International computer programming contest computes to top 10 local finishes for USD students
The University of South Dakota Department of Computer Science in the College of Arts and Sciences was a host site for the Association for Computing Machinery’s International Collegiate Programming Contest on Saturday, Nov. 12. Read more...
(11/16/2011) USD music students shine at SDMTA State Conference
Four music students from the University of South Dakota received accolades at the 57th annual South Dakota Music Teachers Association (SDMTA) State Conference at Vermillion, Nov. 3-5. Read more...
(11/14/2011) USD fraternity hosts Cure Kids Cancer benefit “Thursday Night Live”
The Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, Kappa Pi Chapter at the University of South Dakota, is hosting its annual sketch comedy philanthropy event, “Thursday Night Live,” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17 at Aalfs Auditorium in Slagle Hall. Read more...
(11/10/2011) KPMG LLP professionals to address School of Business students
The University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business will host accounting professionals from KPMG LLP at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov.17 at Beacom Hall (Room 208). Read more...
(11/10/2011) Distinguished students, alumni and business leaders honored at Beacom School of Business Award Luncheon
The Beacom School of Business at the University of South Dakota recognized students, distinguished alumni and business leaders for their outstanding service and support at the 64th annual Beacom School of Business Award Luncheon. Read more...
(11/07/2011) Human trafficking awareness advocate to address USD audience
The University of South Dakota Criminal Justice Club will present an address by Tomi Lee (“T.L.”) Grover, Ph.D., at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at the Al Neuharth Media Center. Grover’s presentation, “Human Trafficking: Recognition and Response” will focus on the global and local issues of human trafficking. Read more...
(11/07/2011) USD accounting students interview with top firms at campus event
The University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business recently hosted campus interview opportunities for graduate and undergraduate accounting students. Read more...
(11/04/2011) Summer degree recipients named at the University of South Dakota
More than 200 candidates completed their degree requirements at the University of South Dakota this summer. A list of the summer degree recipients, including their hometown information, is provided. Read more...
(11/04/2011) USD to begin offering Master of Professional Accountancy degree online
The Accounting Program at the University of South Dakota will soon offer its master’s degree in professional accountancy online. The South Dakota Board of Regents recently approved the university’s request to extend the degree online, allowing students to enroll in the Master of Professional Accountancy (M.P.A.) program beginning January 2012. Accepted students may complete the graduate degree in as little as two years through part-time study and students may begin the program in January, May or August of any year. Read more...
(11/04/2011) USD Theatre presents student directed one-act plays
The University of South Dakota’s Department of Theatre will present a workshop production of four, student-directed one-act plays, Nov. 11-13, at the Arena Theatre of the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. Read more...
(11/03/2011) University Art Galleries hosts ‘Provocateurs’ exhibition
The “Provocateurs” exhibition, featuring paintings by two artists from Chicago, runs now through Nov. 28 in the John A. Day Gallery in the Warren M. Lee Center for Fine Arts at the University of South Dakota. Read more...
(11/03/2011) Health care careers focus of 2011 Health Happenings at USD
Hundreds of high school students from South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska will discover a world of career opportunities in health sciences during Health Happenings at the University of South Dakota on Friday, Nov. 11. Read more...
(11/02/2011) USD MRI director to discuss historic 2011 Missouri River Flood
Tim Cowman, director of the Missouri River Institute at the University of South Dakota, will present “The Missouri River Flood of 2011: Causes, Impacts, and Post-flood Policy Decisions” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at the Salsbury Science Center, Room 120 (“Z Hall”), on the campus of the University of Sioux Falls. Read more...
(11/01/2011) Concert highlights South Dakota Vocal Arts Festival at USD
The University of South Dakota will host the 2011 South Dakota Vocal Arts Festival on Thursday, Nov. 10 at the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. The South Dakota Vocal Arts Festival is a day-long event for quad-state area high school singers. Read more...
(11/01/2011) USD student journalists shine at national competition
Serving as the students’ voice at the University of South Dakota since 1887, The Volante is a 2011 recipient of the Pacemaker Award for being one of the nation’s best weekly college newspapers. This is the sixth time since 1993 that The Volante has received this honor from the Associated College Press (ACP) and the Newspaper Association of America Foundation. Read more...
October
(10/31/2011) Area high school students to get history research help from USD History Department faculty, University Libraries faculty and staff
Advanced history students from Yankton High School will put their research skills to the test with faculty members from the University of South Dakota Department of History on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at the I.D. Weeks building on the USD campus. Read more...
(10/28/2011) Beacom School of Business welcomes OCC agents for Nov. address
The University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business will host two representatives from the Office of the Comptroller of Currency (OCC) at 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7 at Beacom Hall Auditorium. Read more...
(10/27/2011) Ganious Named NFF National Scholar-Athlete and Finalist for William V. Campbell Trophy
University of South Dakota senior running back Chris Ganious was announced as one of 16 football players named as recipients of the prestigious NFF National Scholar-Athlete and finalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy, announced Wednesday by the National Football Foundation. Read more...
(10/27/2011) USD professor named SDWLA Teacher of the Year
Teresa Piper, a Spanish professor at the University of South Dakota, has been selected as the South Dakota World Languages Teacher of the Year. Read more...
(10/27/2011) Periodic Table focus of PBK Visiting Scholar Lecture at USD
The University of South Dakota will host professor and author John E. Straub, Ph.D., for the 2011 Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Lecture at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7 at Room 118, Churchill-Haines. Read more...
(10/25/2011) Dennis Stevens named interim chair of pediatrics at med school
Dennis C. Stevens, M.D., has been named interim chair of the Department of Pediatrics of the Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota, effective Oct. 1. Read more...
(10/24/2011) Renovated organ to be re-dedicated with recital at USD
The 29-stop organ built for the University of South Dakota in 1925 will be re-dedicated at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2 with a recital in the Bailey and Kathy Aalfs Auditorium at Slagle Hall. Read more...
(10/24/2011) Choral programs take center stage for Fall Choral Showcase at USD
The first choral performance to feature University of South Dakota ensembles in the newly renovated Bailey and Kathy Aalfs Auditorium is at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 30. Read more...
(10/24/2011) USD is official state sponsor of 2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee
The University of South Dakota is the official sponsor of the Scripps National Spelling Bee for South Dakota. The state spelling bee is scheduled to take place at Aalfs Auditorium inside of Robert L. Slagle Hall on Saturday, March 17. Read more...
(10/20/2011) USD Launches Strategic Planning Process for 2012-2017
The University of South Dakota is developing a Strategic Plan to guide the institution in establishing goals and laying the groundwork that will define the future of South Dakota's flagship university. The current Strategic Plan, “Building an Extraordinary University: The University of South Dakota Strategic Plan 2007-2012,” draws to a close next year. Read more...
(10/20/2011) Civil War history is subject of 2011 Schell Lecture at USD
The University of South Dakota Department of History welcomes James Marten, Ph.D., for the 2011 Herbert S. Schell Lecture. Marten’s address, “A Generation Set Apart: Union Civil War Veterans and Northern Society,” is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at the Freedom Forum Conference Room at the Al Neuharth Media Center. Read more...
(10/17/2011) USD School of Law to host 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
Three judges from the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 26 in the courtroom of the University of South Dakota School of Law. The panel will consist of the Chief Judge William Jay Riley of Omaha, Neb., federal Judge Roger L. Wollman of Sioux Falls, S.D., and senior Judge C. Arlen Beam of Lincoln, Neb. Read more...
(10/14/2011) USD Nursing to deliver four-year baccalaureate degree program
The South Dakota Board of Regents announced Thursday that the University of South Dakota has received authority to deliver a four-year Baccalaureate in Nursing (B.S.N.) on the Vermillion, Sioux Falls and Rapid City campuses to complement the university’s Associate of Science in Nursing (A.S.N.) and R.N. to B.S.N. programming. Read more...
(10/14/2011) Lawler named dean of the School of Health Sciences at USD
The University of South Dakota announces that Michael J. Lawler, M.S.W., Ph.D., has been named dean of the School of Health Sciences. Read more...
(10/14/2011) Marcus Briggs-Cloud to present 17th annual Cash Lecture at USD
Marcus Briggs-Cloud, from the Great Maskoke Nation of Florida, will present the 17th annual Joseph Harper Cash Memorial Lecture at the University of South Dakota at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20 at Farber Hall. Read more...
(10/13/2011) Duling, Payer reign as Miss and Mr. Dakota for 2011 Dakota Days
Alexa Duling of Gregory, S.D. was crowned Miss Dakota while James W. Payer II of Wagner, S.D. was named Mr. Dakota during Dakota Days Coronation at halftime of the University of South Dakota’s football game vs. Southern Utah on Saturday, Oct. 8. Read more...
(10/11/2011) Fifth annual Career and Graduate School Fair is Oct. 27 at USD
The University of South Dakota Academic and Career Planning Center is hosting a Career and Graduate School Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27 at the ballroom of the Muenster University Center. Read more...
(10/07/2011) Enrollment in the Honors Program reaches new heights at USD
In addition to growing first-time, full-time student enrollment this fall by more than 9 percent, enrollment in the University of South Dakota Honors Program grew by record numbers. The incoming freshman class enrolled in the USD Honors Program increased 28 percent from a year ago to 137 students – surpassing the previous record of 129 students in 2007. Read more...
(10/07/2011) Former SEC chair to address USD audience for 2011 Volk Symposium
Christopher Cox, the 28th chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, will present the 2011 Arthur A. Volk Accounting Symposium/Ethics Lecture at the University of South Dakota at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at the Wayne S. Knutson Theatre. Read more...
(10/07/2011) USD dedicates Bailey and Kathy Aalfs Auditorium
During a dedication ceremony at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7, the University of South Dakota announced that the newly renovated auditorium in Robert L. Slagle Hall will be named the Bailey and Kathy Aalfs Auditorium, in honor and appreciation of Bailey and Kathy Aalfs who made the lead gift in the historic Campaign South Dakota to fund the renovation of the facility. Read more...
(10/06/2011) Sports ticketing landscape subject of USD’s Economics Lecture Series
The University of South Dakota Department of Economics will present an address by Barry Kahn, CEO and founder of Qcue, at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at Beacom Hall Auditorium. Read more...
(10/05/2011) Sanford School of Medicine approved for Cardiovascular Fellowship
The Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota has been approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) for a Cardiovascular Fellowship - two specialist training spots per year – for the three year program. Read more...
(10/03/2011) Renovated auditorium celebrated with concert, naming ceremony
The University of South Dakota is celebrating the grand reopening of Slagle Auditorium with two very special events on Friday, Oct. 7. Read more...
(10/03/2011) Puppet master to conduct workshop with USD Theatre students
The University of South Dakota Department of Theatre will present the Tony Award-winning musical “Avenue Q” in December, but before the cast jumps into musical rehearsals they will have an intense weeklong workshop in puppetry with guest artist and alumnus Doug Strich. Read more...
September
(09/30/2011) University Art Galleries to showcase several alumni artists
University Art Galleries at the University of South Dakota is hosting several art exhibition receptions in conjunction with Dakota Days and alumni weekend on Friday Oct. 7. Read more...
(09/30/2011) District 17 Lawmakers Host Board of Regents at Vermillion
A town meeting on South Dakota public higher education is being hosted Monday, Oct. 10, in Vermillion by District 17 lawmakers. Read more...
(09/29/2011) Theatre season opens with Tony Award-winning ‘God of Carnage’
The University of South Dakota Department of Theatre presents Yasmina Reza’s Tony Award-winning comedy “God Of Carnage,” Thursday, Sept. 29 through Monday, Oct. 3 in the Wayne S. Knutson Theatre of the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. “God of Carnage” focuses on two sets of parents who meet for the first time to reconcile a schoolyard conflict that occurred between their young sons. Their discussions run the gambit of emotions, from pleasantries to an all-out battle of wits. Read more...
(09/29/2011) Rare Peruvian instruments to be donated to National Music Museum
The National Music Museum at the University of South Dakota will host Guido F. Loayza, the Consul General of Peru, at 12:45 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30. Loayza is donating two musical instruments to the National Music Museum on behalf of the Peruvian government. Read more...
(09/29/2011) Sanford School of Medicine welcomes first geriatric fellow
In July 2011, the Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota accepted its first geriatric fellow, Mary Morris, M.D., of Redfield, S.D. Read more...
(09/27/2011) South Dakota’s First Couple to serve as Dakota Days Parade Marshals
South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard and his wife, Linda, will serve as Parade Marshals for the 97th Dakota Days Parade, which begins at 10 a.m. on Main Street in Vermillion on Saturday, Oct. 8. Daugaard is a South Dakota native who graduated from USD in 1975 with a B.S. in government. Read more...
(09/27/2011) USD freshman class increases 9 percent
South Dakota’s flagship university continues to grow in first-time, full-time students, but it’s the quality of the incoming freshman class as much as the quantity that highlights the 2011 enrollment announcement. In 2011, the University of South Dakota increased its number of first-time, full-time freshmen by more than 9 percent from a year ago – the largest incoming freshman class ever. Read more...
(09/26/2011) Distinguished alumni to be honored during Dakota Days at USD
Three distinguished alumni from The University of South Dakota will be honored with Alumni Achievement Awards during Dakota Days. Recipients will be presented with their awards during the alumni banquet at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7 at the Muenster University Center. Read more...
(09/26/2011) USD is one of ‘America’s Top Colleges’ according to Forbes
The University of South Dakota ranks as one of “America’s Top Colleges,” according to Forbes. In the magazine’s annual ranking of the best undergraduate institutions in the nation, the University of South Dakota ranks among the top 500 colleges and universities. Additionally, Forbes ranks USD as one of the top 200 Research Universities. Read more...
(09/23/2011) USD celebrates International Education Week
The University of South Dakota is celebrating International Education Week, Sept. 26-30, with several unique activities. Read more...
(09/21/2011) USD Chamber Singers finalists for The American Prize
The University of South Dakota Chamber Singers, under the direction of David Holdhusen, D.M.A., director of choral activities at USD and Chamber Singers' conductor, has been selected as one of five 2011 finalists in The American Prize in Choral Performance (college/university chorus division). Read more...
(09/21/2011) Sanford School of Medicine, Yankton AHEC host CLIC Conference
The Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota will host the Consortium of Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships International Conference this week at Yankton, S.D. Read more...
(09/20/2011) USD recognizes faculty with President’s Research Awards
The University of South Dakota recognized three faculty members for outstanding research. The researchers were awarded grants in three categories, including the President’s Awards for Research Excellence for Early-Mid Career Faculty; President’s Award for Research Excellence: Established Faculty and the President’s Award for Research Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Recipients were selected through a highly competitive process with both university and external reviewers. The selections are a strong endorsement of each researcher’s creativity and innovation, and an honor for the university to bestow. Read more...
(09/19/2011) USD awarded Military Friendly School title from G.I. Jobs
The University of South Dakota has been honored as a Military Friendly School. G.I. Jobs, the premier magazine for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, designated USD as a 2012 Military Friendly School – a list that honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students. Read more...
(09/16/2011) Computer Science professor receives NSF grant for iPlant project
Carol Lushbough, assistant professor of computer science at the University of South Dakota, is the recipient of a National Science Foundation grant of $725,789 for the project, "Integrating the BioExtract Server with the iPlant Collaborative." Read more...
(09/15/2011) Carla Dieter named chair of USD Nursing Department
Carla Dieter, Ed.D., R.N., F.N.P-B.C., has been named chair of the University of South Dakota’s Department of Nursing. Most recently, she served as the interim chair and is an associate professor for the USD Department of Nursing. She has been the director of Nursing Education Scholarship at USD since 2010. Read more...
(09/15/2011) USD physical chemistry professor organizes solar energy symposium
Ranjit Koodali, Ph.D., associate professor of chemistry at the University of South Dakota, co-organized a symposium on “Emerging Energy and Fuel Technologies: Solar Hydrogen Production” at the fall national meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) at Denver, Colo., recently. Koodali was tasked by the Division of Fuel Chemistry to co-organize the symposium along with Ravi Subramanian, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemical engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno. Read more...
(09/14/2011) USD Biology Professor awarded $1.8 million, four-year NSF grant for ontology-enabled reasoning research
The University of South Dakota is the primary research institution for Dr. Paula Mabee’s collaborative four year research project funded with a $1,817,667 grant from the National Science Foundation. Her groundbreaking project will link genetics and descriptive data, such as the shape of limbs, through the development of exquisite computational methods. This research will greatly enhance understanding of how genes control anatomy and behavior. Read more...
(09/14/2011) U.S. News’ ‘Best National Universities’ list includes USD
The University of South Dakota ranks as one of the “Best National Universities,” according to U.S. News and World Report. In the magazine’s 350-page guidebook, “America’s Best Colleges 2012,” South Dakota ranks among the top 200 institutions in the First Tier as defined by U.S. News and World Report. This is the 21st consecutive year that the University of South Dakota has been featured in “America’s Best Colleges.” Read more...
(09/13/2011) 59th Harrington Lecture to feature USD Psychology Professor
Randal Quevillon, Ph.D., professor of psychology at the University of South Dakota, will present the 59th annual Harrington Lecture at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at Farber Hall, which is located inside Old Main. Read more...
(09/12/2011) Social Work Chair to receive NDSTA career achievement award
The National Staff Development and Training Association, an affiliate of American Public Human Services Association, has chosen Michael Lawler, Ph.D., of the University of South Dakota to receive the organization’s "Career Achievement” award at the NDSTA's annual conference in Madison, Wis., Oct. 18. Read more...
(09/09/2011) Museum curator to present 2011 Oscar Howe Memorial Lecture
Christina Burke, curator of Native American and non-western art at the Philbrook Museum of Art, will present the 2011 Oscar Howe Memorial Lecture at the University of South Dakota at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22 at Farber Hall in Old Main. Read more...
(09/09/2011) Lecture highlights Constitution Day activities at USD School of Law
The University of South Dakota will observe Constitution Day on Wednesday, Sept. 14 with a keynote address at the School of Law courtroom by Chief Judge Ralph Erickson of the U.S. District Court of North Dakota. Read more...
(09/08/2011) USD hosts memorial service to honor donors to Body Donor Program
The University of South Dakota School of Health Sciences and the Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota will honor 2010 donors to the Body Donor Program and their families during a special memorial service at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16 at the atrium of the Andrew E. Lee Memorial Medical and Science Building. Read more...
(09/06/2011) Author to address USD students with program on suicide prevention
Author Eric Marcus will present the program “Surviving Suicide: Living Life in the Aftermath of a Loved One’s Suicide” to students at the University of South Dakota at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 7 at Farber Hall, Old Main. “Surviving Suicide: Living Life in the Aftermath of a Loved One’s Suicide” includes a panel discussion with family members who have lost loved ones to suicide as well as a Q&A with audience members. The program is presented by Nikki’s Fund, USD and Sanford Vermillion. Read more...
August
(08/30/2011) Beta Alpha Psi at USD named Superior Chapter for fifth year in a row
For the fifth straight year, the University of South Dakota’s Theta Upsilon chapter of Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) at the Beacom School of Business achieved Superior Chapter recognition. Beta Alpha Psi, the International Honorary Organization for Financial Information Professionals, was recently bestowed the international Superior Chapter designation during an announcement at the annual BAP meeting in Denver, Colo. Criteria for this award include successful professional meetings, regional competition success and community service. In addition to receiving the “Superior Chapter” designation, the USD chapter received a $275 check from KPMG, a global network of professional services firms. Read more...
(08/29/2011) University Art Galleries hosts ‘Generalizing from Rare Examples: Work by Kristina Estell’ at John A. Day Gallery
University Art Galleries at the University of South Dakota is hosting the first exhibition of the semester, “Generalizing from Rare Examples: work by Kristina Estell,” beginning Thursday, Sept. 1 at the John A. Day Gallery in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. Read more...
(08/29/2011) Student bus trip to Wisconsin football game sponsored by SGA
The University of South Dakota Student Government Association and South Dakota Cheerleaders are sponsoring a student bus trip to support the Coyote football team when they face the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wis. on Saturday, Sept. 24. Read more...
(08/26/2011) School of Law recognized as 2011 ‘Best Value’ by national magazine
The University of South Dakota School of Law is one of 60 law schools in the nation named to The National Jurist list of “Best Value” law schools of 2011. Read more...
(08/25/2011) USD receives grant to support students in service
The University of South Dakota was awarded close to a million dollars in scholarship support for students involved in service. USD, the only public institution in the state to receive the award, will receive more than $950,000 over three years from Colorado Campus Compact and the federal Corporation for National & Community Service (Corporation). The Center for Academic Engagement at USD will lead the effort. Read more...
(08/24/2011) Coyotes Celebrate Launch of New Merchandise
To celebrate the release of newly branded merchandise, coaches and athletes from the University of South Dakota headlined an in-store event at Scheels in Sioux Falls on Saturday, Aug. 27. Read more...
(08/23/2011) C-SPAN founder, chairman and CEO Brian Lamb to receive Al Neuharth Award at USD on Oct. 6
Journalist and media innovator Brian P. Lamb, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of C-SPAN, will be honored as recipient of the Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in the Media, Thursday evening, Oct. 6, at The University of South Dakota. Read more...
(08/22/2011) Welcome Week kicks off with Convocation, new look at USD
The University of South Dakota will welcome new students to campus on Saturday, Aug. 27 with a Convocation Ceremony and Move in Day activities. Read more...
(08/19/2011) South Dakota’s CMJ Department welcomes Mercury Intermedia CEO
The Contemporary Media and Journalism Department at the University of South Dakota will host a keynote address by Bill Tallent, CEO of Mercury Intermedia, at 2 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 29 at the Al Neuharth Media Center. Read more...
(08/19/2011) School of Law professor honored by SDTLA for ‘exemplary service’
The South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association (SDTLA) on Thursday, Aug. 18 presented University of South Dakota School of Law Professor Roger Baron with an award for Scholarly Service to the Bar. Read more...
(08/18/2011) Duling named Great West Conference Scholar-Athlete for 2010-11
South Dakota’s Alexa Duling, a standout in track and field for the Coyotes, was named the 2010-11 Great West Conference Female Scholar-Athlete, the league announced earlier this week. The award is the single-highest individual honor awarded by the Great West, and recognizes outstanding academic achievement, athletic achievement, attitude and leadership of one male and one female student-athlete. Read more...
(08/18/2011) Open auditions are Aug. 31 for fall USD Theatre productions
The University of South Dakota Department of Theatre will host auditions for “God of Carnage“ and “Avenue Q” beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 31 in the Wayne S. Knutson Theatre in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. Auditions are open to the public. Read more...
(08/18/2011) University Art Galleries hosts Loan Exhibition show, reception
University Art Galleries at the University of South Dakota is hosting the annual UAG Loan Exhibition, Monday, Aug. 29 through Wednesday, Sept. 7, at Gallery 110 in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. Read more...
(08/17/2011) USD Theatre announces award-winning fare for 2011-12 season
The University of South Dakota Department of Theatre will bring to the stage Tony Award-winning musicals, a Tony Award winning contemporary comedy and a stunning British play in 2011-12. Read more...
(08/17/2011) USD receives $3 million TRIO Educational Talent Search Grant
The University of South Dakota recently received a federal grant of $3,086,860 for a five-year period, starting in September 2012, from the Department of Education for continuation of the TRIO Educational Talent Search (TS) program. Read more...
(08/16/2011) Thomas Emanuel named USD’s 15th Truman Scholar
How many students can say they’re educating campus while they’re getting educated at college? Thomas Emanuel certainly can. Emanuel, a University of South Dakota junior, was chosen as USD’s 15th Harry S. Truman Scholar for exemplifying outstanding leadership. Emanuel has not only gotten involved in campus programs while at USD – he’s started some of his own and with great success. Read more...
(08/15/2011) Center for Disabilities at USD celebrates 40 years of excellence
The Center for Disabilities at the Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota is celebrating 40 years of excellence on Wednesday, Aug. 17 with a program at 4 p.m. in Room 106 at the Sanford School of Medicine Health Science Center. Read more...
(08/02/2011) USD named ‘one of America’s best colleges’ by The Princeton Review
The University of South Dakota is one of the nation’s best institutions for outstanding undergraduate academics, according to The Princeton Review and its “The Best 376 Colleges: 2012 Edition.” Read more...
July
(07/27/2011) USD’s Missouri River Institute director to give keynote address at Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation annual meeting
Tim Cowman, director of The University of South Dakota’s Missouri River Institute, will deliver the keynote address at the 43rd Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation Annual Meeting on Monday, Aug. 1 in Omaha, Neb. Read more...
(07/21/2011) USD Foundation names Tessa Gould associate development director
Chief of staff for former South Dakota Congresswoman Stephanie Herseth Sandlin has joined the University of South Dakota Foundation. Read more...
(07/20/2011) Statewide officials attend SDMC leadership program at USD
Twenty-two local government officials from South Dakota completed their first week of the South Dakota Municipal Clerk (SDMC) Leadership and Management Development Program. The program, which is sponsored by the W.O. Farber Center for Civic Leadership at The University of South Dakota, was created to prepare local government officials for the issues that arise when working in a local government setting. Read more...
(07/19/2011) USD hosts 38th High School Honors Choir Concert
The University of South Dakota and the South Dakota American Choral Director’s Association will present the 38th annual School Honors Choir Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 29 at Slagle Auditorium on the USD campus. Read more...
(07/18/2011) USD’s Missouri River Institute course to examine 2011 flood
The University of South Dakota’s Missouri River Institute is discussing the impact of this summer’s Missouri River flood during a class at Ponca State Park. Read more...
(07/14/2011) USD student Cecily Engelhart 2011 Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar
Cecily Engelhart, a senior at The University of South Dakota, is one of more than 400 university students from 40 countries selected to study abroad as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar in 2011. Read more...
(07/13/2011) Annual Nikki’s Fund 5K raises money for USD students in crisis
The University of South Dakota and the community of Vermillion will host Nikki’s Fund 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, Sept. 10 at Prentis Park. This annual event, part of National Suicide Prevention Week on the USD campus, raises suicide prevention awareness and money for USD students in crisis situations. Read more...
(07/13/2011) USD students spend the summer interning, studying abroad
More than 120 students from the University of South Dakota are using their time this summer to participate in study, intern and volunteer abroad programs throughout the world. Read more...
(07/12/2011) Students receive Dakota Corps Scholarships to attend USD
Twelve South Dakota high school graduates have been awarded Dakota Corps scholarships to attend the University of South Dakota this fall and pursue careers in critical-need occupations within the state. Read more...
(07/12/2011) USD music student winner of AGO Young Artist Competition
Wyatt Smith, a sophomore music major at the University of South Dakota, took top honors at the American Guild of Organists (AGO) Region VI Young Artist competition. Read more...
(07/08/2011) School of Medicine welcomes president of AAMC to campus
The Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota will host a visit from Darrell G. Kirch, M.D., president and CEO of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), July 13-15. Read more...
(07/05/2011) High school students diagnose career possibilities at USD camp
Fifty high school students from South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa and Minnesota received a firsthand look at careers in the health care industry during the fifth annual Health Care Careers Camp, June 19-24, at The University of South Dakota. Read more...
June
(06/30/2011) USD hosts ninth annual Institute for Teachers of Gifted Youth
The University of South Dakota School of Education is hosting the ninth annual Institute for Teachers of Gifted Youth, July 18-19. Read more...
(06/29/2011) USD’s affordability ranked one of nation’s best for out-of-state students by U.S. News
When it comes to tuition and fees for out-of-state students, The University of South Dakota is one of the nation’s most affordable public colleges, according to the U.S. News and World Report. Read more...
(06/23/2011) USD students honored for spring academic success
Students receiving academic honors for the 2011Spring Semester have been recognized at The University of South Dakota. Read more...
(06/16/2011) Thomas E. Geu named interim dean of USD School of Law
The University of South Dakota has announced that Thomas E. Geu, J.D., professor of law, will serve as interim dean of the USD School of Law effective July 22. Read more...
(06/14/2011) Elections, award presentations highlight Girls State at USD
The 65th annual session of Girls State at The University of South Dakota concluded with the election of officers and presentation of awards. Read more...
(06/14/2011) USD student Roger Irwin awarded 2011 Udall Scholarship
Amongst a crowd of teenagers and twentysomethings, Roger Irwin, Jr. has already lived a pretty full life. A nontraditional full-time student, he’s married with two children, spent a decade in the Marine Corps fulfilling two tours in Iraq in 1991 and 1992, traveled to 31 counties and he was a highly decorated officer in the Bureau of Indian Affairs Justice Services Department. So how did he, a University of South Dakota junior, become a 2011 recipient of the Morris K. Udall Scholarship? Read more...
(06/09/2011) Two faculty members honored for excellence in teaching at USD
The University of South Dakota will honor two of its faculty for excellence in teaching at the 2011 Spring Commencement ceremony on May 7. Read more...
(06/06/2011) USD researchers awarded more than $250,000 in state Competitive Research Grants
The University of South Dakota announced recently that three of the five grants from the state’s Competitive Research Grant Program have been awarded to USD faculty. Read more...
(06/06/2011) USD students earn top honors at SHRM regional competition
Students at the University of South Dakota finished second out of 11 other schools at the North Central Regional Student Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Conference and Case Competition at Lewis University in Romeoville, Ill., recently. Read more...
(06/03/2011) Dan Moen named interim president of USD Foundation
The University of South Dakota Foundation has announced that Dan Moen ’75 B.A., ’78 M.B.A. and J.D., will serve as interim president of The USD Foundation effective June 15. Read more...
May
(05/26/2011) USD Dakota Days 2011 theme announced as ‘Raise the Dust’
The University of South Dakota wants students, alumni and the university community to join together, celebrate and “Raise the Dust” for Dakota Days 2011. Read more...
(05/25/2011) USD Med School to present June research symposium on PQCD
The Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota is hosting a symposium on Ubiquitin, Protein Quality Control and Molecular Pathogenesis at the Andrew E. Lee Memorial Medicine and Science Building, June 22-24. Read more...
(05/25/2011) USD student Brittni Badger is 2011 Fulbright Scholar
Brittni Badger didn’t let the college experience pass her by. Read more...
(05/23/2011) Sanford School of Medicine one of nation’s ‘most popular’ according to U.S. News data
The Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota is one of the nation’s most popular medical schools, according to the U.S. News and World Report. Read more...
(05/23/2011) USD’s Farber Center hosts 65th Girls State beginning May 30
The W.O. Farber Center for Civic Leadership at The University of South Dakota will host the 65th American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program, May 30 through June 4. Read more...
(05/20/2011) Beacom School of Business students manage financial success
When it comes to managing finances, students from The University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business are managing quite well as they prepare for financial careers after college. Read more...
(05/20/2011) USD Foundation President Benchoff departing for Ohio U
Bryan Benchoff, president and CEO of The University of South Dakota Foundation since 2008, has been named vice president of university advancement and president and CEO for the Ohio University Foundation effective July 15, 2011. Read more...
(05/19/2011) National leadership program cites USD SSOM faculty member
Dr. Adela T. Casas-Melley, M.D., of the Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota is one of 54 senior women faculty selected as a Hedwig van Ameringen Executive in Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women fellows at the Drexel University College of Medicine (Philadelphia, Pa.). Read more...
(05/18/2011) USD Med School honors students, faculty with awards
The Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota and the medical school’s Alumni Relations Council honored the following individuals for their outstanding dedication at the Alumni Banquet on Friday, May 6: Read more...
(05/17/2011) USD named to President’s Community Service Honor Roll
For the fourth straight year, The University of South Dakota was recognized nationally for outstanding community service by the Corporation for National and Community Service, which named USD to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. Read more...
(05/12/2011) USD History professor to address to National Guard logisticians
Steven Bucklin, Ph.D., a professor in the department of history at The University of South Dakota, will address more than 1,200 logisticians as a guest speaker at the 2011 Army National Guard Logistics Management Seminar, May 16-20, in Palm Springs, Calif. Read more...
(05/08/2011) Distinguished alumni honored at USD's 2011 Spring Commencement
Two alumni of The University of South Dakota were honored at the 124th Spring Commencement at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 7 at the DakotaDome. Read more...
(05/04/2011) USD Law School Hooding Ceremony honors 2011 graduates
The University of South Dakota will honor graduates from the USD School of Law with a Hooding Ceremony at 5:30 p.m. in Slagle Hall Auditorium on Friday, May 6. Read more...
(05/03/2011) USD Law Professor Thomas J. Horton honored with Jackson Award for Excellence in Teaching
Professor Thomas J. Horton is the 2011 recipient of the John Wesley Jackson Outstanding Faculty Award at The University of South Dakota School of Law. Horton was nominated by students and faculty at the Law School. Read more...
(05/03/2011) Native American student graduates to be honored at USD
The University of South Dakota will honor graduating Native American students at the Native Student Graduate Honoring Ceremony on Friday, May 6 at 5 p.m. in the Freedom Forum Conference Room , which is located at the Al Neuharth Media Center on the USD campus. Read more...
(05/02/2011) USD honors Arts & Sciences faculty with Cutler Awards
John Dudley, Ph.D., of the Department of English, Molly Nepokroeff, Ph.D., of the Department of Biology, and Miglena Sternadori, Ph.D., of the Department of Contemporary Media and Journalism, are the 2011 recipients of the prestigious Richard and Sharon Cutler Faculty Awards in Liberal Arts at The University of South Dakota. Read more...
April
(04/29/2011) USD Day Gallery to feature ‘Visions Incarnate’ exhibition
“Visions Incarnate,” a student art exhibition featuring four B.F.A. students at The University of South Dakota, will be on display in the John A. Day Gallery of the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts, May 2-7. Read more...
(04/27/2011) School of Med faculty member is recipient of Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Award
Alicia A. Goyeneche, Ph.D., a member of the Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota faculty, received a Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Award at the 102nd annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, April 2-6. Read more...
(04/26/2011) USD Theatre students win national acting awards
Cody Strand, a junior B.F.A. theatre major specializing in acting, received the Mark Twain Scholarship for Comic Performance as part of the Irene Ryan Acting Competition at the National Finals of the American College Theatre Festival in Washington, D.C. Read more...
(04/25/2011) Fifteen from USD inducted into AOA national honor society
The South Dakota chapter of the Alpha Omega Alpha will induct 12 students, one faculty member, one alumnus and one resident at an induction banquet in Sioux Falls, S.D. on Thursday, May 5. It will be the 34th new member installation of the Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota’s chapter. Alpha Omega Alpha is the only national honor medical society in the world. Read more...
(04/21/2011) Students to exhibit ‘photoGRAPHIC’ at W.H. Over Museum
Five students graduating from the College of Fine Arts at The University of South Dakota will showcase “photoGRAPHIC,” at the W.H. Over Museum, April 26-29. Read more...
(04/21/2011) USD one of nation’s ‘greenest’ campuses
The University of South Dakota is one of the nation’s “greenest” academic institutions, according to The Princeton Review. USD is featured in The Princeton Review’s 2011 “Guide to 311 Green Colleges,” a downloadable resource published in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). USD was selected based on its “green” rating, which was calculated using data submitted during the 2009-10 academic year. Read more...
(04/20/2011) USD announces budget reductions
The University of South Dakota and the Sanford School of Medicine today announced budget reductions in response to FY2012 state cuts of $4.9 million. Twelve positions will be eliminated along with the previously announced closure of the Watertown, S.D., L.P.N. to R.N. program. Read more...
(04/19/2011) Students earn top honors at USD History Conference
The University of South Dakota’s 46th annual Student History Conference yielded winners in two categories: United States and European history. Read more...
(04/19/2011) Faculty, staff and student recipients of Diversity Awards at USD
Social justice, intercultural awareness and fostering positive relationships are significant reasons as to why diversity is vital to the campus community at The University of South Dakota. Individuals demonstrating these exceptional characteristics were honored on April 9 at the Celebration of University Leadership awards program. Read more...
(04/18/2011) USD to award degrees at 124th Spring Commencement
Lt. Gov. Matt Michels will deliver the keynote address as The University of South Dakota awards degrees to more than 1,300 candidates at the 124th Spring Commencement on Saturday, May 7. The ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m. inside the DakotaDome at USD. Read more...
(04/14/2011) USD honors students for extraordinary leadership, service
Several students were honored for their extraordinary leadership and service during the Celebration of University Leadership at The University of South Dakota on Saturday, April 9. Read more...
(04/14/2011) ‘Reflective Resolutions’ to be on display at USD’s Day Gallery
“Reflective Resolutions on Reality's Resonant Charm and also some guy who draws stuff,” a student art exhibition featuring four B.F.A. students at The University of South Dakota, will be on display at the John A. Day Gallery of the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts, April 18-23. Read more...
(04/13/2011) Chinese professor part of Dean’s Lecture Series at The U
The University of South Dakota’s Beacom School of Business and State Senator Eldon Nygaard of Vermillion are co-sponsoring a presentation by Chinese Professor Bingquan Lu at 3:15 p.m. on Monday, April 18 in the auditorium of Beacom Hall. Read more...
(04/13/2011) 2011 Missouri River Institute Research Symposium is at USD
The science and future of the Missouri River will be explored during the 2011 Missouri River Institute Research Symposium at The University of South Dakota on Thursday, April 21. Read more...
(04/13/2011) USD presents second annual Philosophy Conference Saturday
The University of South Dakota is hosting the second annual Philosophy Conference on Saturday, April 16. Read more...
(04/12/2011) USD Law School dean to step down in July
The University of South Dakota announced that Barry R. Vickrey, J.D., will resign as dean of the School of Law effective July 21 to become a member of the full-time faculty. Read more...
(04/12/2011) USD Delta Mu chapter of PSE wins national chapter award
Six members of USD’s Delta Mu chapter of Pi Sigma Epsilon (PSE) attended the 55th annual PSE National Convention in Orlando, Fla., recently. Read more...
(04/12/2011) Hagemann Center announces writing contest winners
The Hagemann Center for Legal & Public Policy Research announces the results of the 2011 May, Adam, Gerdes & Thompson LLP Writing and Research Competition. This contest is open to all University of South Dakota School of Law students and M.P.A. students and carries the following prizes: first place $400; second place $200; third place $100. Read more...
(04/08/2011) USD E-Team students assist with About2Buy.com company launch
What better way to learn about business than starting your own company? Students at The University of South Dakota’s Beacom School of Business are learning the next best thing – by being a part of the startup of a new company. Read more...
(04/06/2011) Biology professors to keynote USD IdeaFest presentations
The University of South Dakota will present two distinguished keynote speakers during IdeaFest 2011. Lawrence J. Wangh, Ph.D., will deliver the keynote address, “Role of Serendipity in Scientific Discovery: A Personal Account,” at noon on Wednesday, April 13, while Beth Shapiro, Ph.D., is slated to present, “Sequencing the Dead,” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 14. Both programs are in the ballroom of the Muenster University Center. Read more...
(04/06/2011) USD Theatre brings ‘Spelling Bee’ to the stage
The University of South Dakota Department of Theatre will present the popular musical, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” April 15-19, at the Wayne S. Knutson Theatre. Read more...
(04/05/2011) USD 2011 IdeaFest: Enhance the Academic Experience
IdeaFest, The University of South Dakota’s annual event featuring accomplishments in graduate and undergraduate research, creative scholarship and academic engagement, is April 13-14 at the Muenster University Center. Read more...
(04/05/2011) Yankton teams ace Science Olympiad tests at USD
Science Olympiad teams from Yankton High School and Yankton Middle School took top honors at the 27th South Dakota Science Olympiad State Tournament at The University of South Dakota last weekend. Read more...
(04/05/2011) M.B.A. alum to give Dean’s Lecture at USD B-School
Distinguished alum of The University of South Dakota’s M.B.A. program, Greg Schmieding, will present, “The Human Age – When Optimizing Human Potential Will Be the Single Most Important Determinant of Future Business Success and Growth,” at the Dean’s Lecture sponsored by the Beacom School of Business at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12 in the auditorium at Beacom Hall. Read more...
(04/04/2011) Students from USD garner awards at NATS competition
Four students from The University of South Dakota received first place awards at the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) competition at Black Hills State University on March 26. Read more...
(04/04/2011) USD hosts 46th Student History Conference on April 12
Graduate and undergraduate students from six regional colleges and universities are scheduled to present papers at the 46th annual Student History Conference at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, April 12, at The University of South Dakota’s Muenster University Center. Read more...
(04/04/2011) Anthony Dowd to deliver 2011 Volk Symposium at The U
Anthony Dowd, chief of staff and special assistant to Paul Volcker, chairman of President Obama’s Economic Advisory Board, will present, “The Dukes of Moral Hazard: Trust Banks, their Bailout, and the Volcker Rule” at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, April 11 at The University of South Dakota during the 2011Arthur A. Volk Accounting Symposium at Farber Hall, Old Main. Read more...
(04/01/2011) ‘Mischief of a Sleepwalker’ on display at USD Art Galleries
“Mischief of a Sleepwalker,” a Master of Fine Arts graduation exhibition by USD student Shaun D. Southers, will be on display at the Main Gallery of the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts, April 4-8. An opening reception for the artist is at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 8. Read more...
March
(03/31/2011) Dance Marathon smashes records at USD
The University of South Dakota's Dance Marathon, the largest student-run philanthropy organization in the state of South Dakota, raised more than $51,000 for Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals and Sanford Children’s Hospital. The total raised at this year’s event, March 26-27, was $51,475, an increase of more than $13,000 last year’s total. Read more...
(03/30/2011) ACA bestows distinguished award upon USD professor
Kelly Duncan, Ph.D., assistant professor of counseling at The University of South Dakota, was honored by the American Counseling Association (ACA) as a recipient of the Arthur A. Hitchcock Distinguished Professional Service Award. This award honors service by an ACA member at the local, state or national level to promote or enhance the well-being of the counseling profession. Duncan was presented with the award at ACA’s annual conference in New Orleans, La. Read more...
(03/29/2011) USD School of Law names 2011 Masten Moot Court winner
Patrick Weber of Montrose, S.D. defeated Anthony Lamb of Lacona, Iowa in the championship round of The University of South Dakota School of Law’s annual Sam Masten Intramural Moot Court Competition at the School of Law courtroom on Wednesday, March 23. Read more...
(03/28/2011) U. News students finish second at national media convention
Student broadcasters from The University of South Dakota were recognized at the David L. Adams Apple Awards for the best in college journalism. Read more...
(03/28/2011) USD Center for Disabilities hosts Spring Autism Conference
The University of South Dakota Center for Disabilities, a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, is hosting a workshop, “Teaching Tools for Young Children with Autism and Other Challenging Behavior,” at the Hilton Garden Inn in Sioux Falls, April 14-15. Read more...
(03/25/2011) NAEYC elects USD professor to top board position
Gera Jacobs, professor of early childhood in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the School of Education at The University of South Dakota, was elected president-elect of the Governing Board of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Read more...
(03/25/2011) Accreditation open forums scheduled for April 4 at USD
The University of South Dakota will host a forum for public, students, staff and faculty during a visit from by a team representing The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Read more...
(03/23/2011) USD to offer education doctorate at UC – Rapid City
The University of South Dakota will offer the third doctoral cohort in Educational Administration at University Center – Rapid City, S.D. Courses begin this summer and completion will lead to the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree with an emphasis in either Adult and Higher Education or PK-12 Administration. Read more...
(03/23/2011) Grand Opening for USD Academic Commons is March 29
The University of South Dakota is celebrating the grand opening of its Academic Commons with a special ceremony at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29. The U’s Academic Commons, open to students since January, is located on the first floor of the I.D. Weeks Library building. Read more...
(03/22/2011) USD Med School names Associate Dean for Rapid City campus
Dr. Matthew Simmons, associate professor at the Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota, has been named associate dean for the Sanford School of Medicine’s Rapid City campus, effective May 16. Simmons is replacing Dr. Norman Neu, who is retiring this spring as associate dean after three decades of service to USD. Read more...
(03/21/2011) USD presents 14th Dance Marathon
More than 300 University of South Dakota students, faculty, staff and Vermillion community members will dance the day and night away for a good cause—Dance Marathon, South Dakota’s largest student-run philanthropy event. The 24-hour event is March 26-27 to raise money and awareness for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Sanford Children’s Hospital. Read more...
(03/21/2011) Register now for The U’s 2011 Summer Accounting Institute
High school sophomores and juniors interested in pursuing an accounting or business career can register now for the 2011 Summer Accounting Institute at The University of South Dakota. Read more...
(03/17/2011) USD Med School cited nationally for rural medicine program
The Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota is one of the top 10 medical schools in the country for its rural medicine program, according to the U.S. News and World Report. Read more...
(03/17/2011) USD physiology professor honored for teaching excellence
Barb Goodman, Ph.D., professor of physiology at The University of South Dakota and director of South Dakota Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (BRIN), is the recipient of the 2011 Arthur C. Guyton Physiology Educator of the Year. Read more...
(03/17/2011) USD increases housing options for students
Student housing options are being expanded at The University of South Dakota. In response to student requests for more housing availability, the University is making Coyote Village and North Complex residence halls available to all students this fall. Read more...
(03/16/2011) USD Theatre breathes new life into ‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead’
The University of South Dakota Department of Theatre presents Tom Stoppard’s award-winning comedy “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead,” at 7:30 p.m., March 23-26, and at 2 p.m. on March 27 in the Arena Theatre of the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. Read more...
(03/15/2011) 14th annual Building Bridges Conference is March 25 at The U
The University of South Dakota will host the 14th annual Building Bridges Conference beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday, March 25 at the Muenster University Center. Read more...
(03/15/2011) USD Chamber Singers complete spring tour with Home Concert
The University of South Dakota’s Chamber Singers will conclude a spring break concert tour of South Dakota, North Dakota and Manitoba, Canada with a 7:30 p.m. performance on Saturday, March 19 at the United Church of Christ, which is located at 226 E. Main St. in Vermillion, S.D. Read more...
(03/15/2011) South Dakota women host Idaho Thursday in WBI's first round
The South Dakota women’s basketball team will play host to Idaho in the opening round of the Women’s Basketball Invitational postseason tournament on Thursday, March 17 at 6 p.m. at the DakotaDome in Vermillion, S.D. The WBI announced the pairings for the 16-team field on Monday night. Read more...
(03/14/2011) USD School of Law welcomes justices ‘home’ for South Dakota Supreme Court’s March 2011 Term of Court
The state of South Dakota’s highest court will be in session for three days on campus at The University of South Dakota School of Law. The South Dakota Supreme Court will hear oral arguments during the March 2011 Term of Court at law school courtroom, March 21-23. Read more...
(03/11/2011) Textbook rental program coming to campus bookstore at USD
Beginning in May, The University of South Dakota Bookstore will provide students with a new lease on their sometimes budget-focused, hectic lives by offering a new, multi-channel textbook rental program designed to deliver maximum savings and convenience. Read more...
(03/11/2011) USD med student aims to reduce, prevent outdoor injuries with ExpeditionDoc.com Web site
Whether you’re an avid rock climber scaling mountainous terrain or putting together a camping trip with friends for a weekend in the Black Hills, consulting www.expeditiondoc.com before you leave isn’t a bad idea. Read more...
(03/09/2011) 27th annual State Science Olympiad is April 2 at USD
Middle school and high school teams from across South Dakota will compete in the 27th annual Science Olympiad State Tournament at The University of South Dakota on Saturday, April 2. Read more...
(03/07/2011) USD Music welcomes acclaimed organist Calvert Johnson
The University of South Dakota Department of Music presents a special guest performance by acclaimed organist Calvert Johnson at the United Church of Christ-Congregational in Vermillion at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15. Read more...
(03/07/2011) USD PT student awarded ‘Outstanding Student’ honor from APTA
Erica Stanley, a physical therapy student at The University of South Dakota, received the Outstanding Student Award from the American Physical Therapy Association’s Section on Sports. She was honored at the APTA national meeting in New Orleans, La. recently. Read more...
(03/07/2011) PT Chair at The U honored for leadership at national convention
Lana Svien, Ph.D., professor and chairperson of the Department of Physical Therapy at The University of South Dakota, was recognized with the Dr. Ronnie Leavitt Award for Leadership in the Promotion of Social Responsibility in Physical Therapy by the Global Health Student Interest Group (GHSIG) at the February American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Sections Meeting in New Orleans, La. Read more...
(03/04/2011) USD OT students score perfect on national exam
Twenty-one students graduating from The University of South Dakota’s Occupational Therapy graduate program in 2010 passed the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) exam with flying colors. Read more...
(03/04/2011) Students from The U to show movie at Siouxland Film Festival
Four students from The University of South Dakota are finalists in this Saturday’s Siouxland Film Festival at the Orpheum Theatre in Sioux City, Iowa. Read more...
(03/04/2011) USD students elect Collin Michels SGA President
Students at The University of South Dakota elected a new Student Government Association (SGA) President and Vice President. Collin T. Michels of Yankton, S.D., is the new SGA President and his running mate, Nick Weinandt also of Yankton will serve as SGA Vice President following the results of a very close election where the winners were separated by just 45 votes. Read more...
(03/04/2011) Video contest ‘inspires’ USD education student to first place finish
Andrea Roberts, an English education major at The University of South Dakota, is the winner of the Network for Excellence in Teaching (NExT) Online Video Contest. NExT is a partnership of the Bush Foundation and 14 higher education institutions in the upper Midwest, including USD. Read more...
(03/03/2011) USD law students to offer legal services to South Dakota Indian Reservations during spring break
Seven students from The University of South Dakota School of Law will spend their spring break traveling to Indian reservations in South Dakota for the Indian Wills Project. Read more...
(03/02/2011) High school students can register now for USD Healthcare Careers Camp 2011
High school students interested in pursuing careers in health care can register now to attend the Fifth Annual Healthcare Careers Summer Camp at The University of South Dakota, June 19-24. Read more...
February
(02/28/2011) USD Foundation makes portfolio gains with 2010 investments
Despite a worldwide downturn in the economy last year, The University of South Dakota Foundation found a way to maximize investments and announced that its pooled endowment portfolio, which totals $140 million, had a one-year return of 16.4 percent at the end of 2010. Read more...
(02/28/2011) Character counts when local students ‘Be Like the Coyotes’
The University of South Dakota is teaming up with area elementary schools to “Be Like the Coyotes” and engage students with a fun project that will reinforce character education. Read more...
(02/25/2011) Stanford professor to present Phi Beta Kappa Lecture at USD
The University of South Dakota welcomes Stanford Professor Terry Castle for the 2011 Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Lecture at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 28 at the Freedom Forum Conference Room of the Al Neuharth Media Center. Read more...
(02/25/2011) Law students from The U finish in top 10 at NTC regional
The University of South Dakota School of Law was one of just two law schools to place two teams in the top 10 at the regional National Trial Competition at Portland, Ore., earlier this month. Read more...
(02/24/2011) USD Chamber Singers present North American concert tour
The University of South Dakota’s Chamber Singers will begin a weeklong tour of South Dakota, North Dakota, and Manitoba, Canada on Saturday, March 5 with a 1 p.m. performance at the United Church of Christ, which is located at 218 W. 5th St. in Yankton, S.D. The concert is part of an annual spring tour by the Chamber Singers and their conductor David Holdhusen, Ph.D. Read more...
(02/23/2011) USD hosts high school seniors for Scholarship Recognition Day
High school seniors will compete for top scholarships at The University of South Dakota during Scholarship Recognition Day, Feb. 26-27. Read more...
(02/22/2011) OneRepublic headlines Slagle Auditorium performance at USD
The University of South Dakota is hosting popular rock band OneRepublic for a one-night only performance at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 18 at Robert L. Slagle Hall Auditorium. Read more...
(02/22/2011) USD to be evaluated for accreditation by HLC
The University of South Dakota will undergo a comprehensive evaluation visit April 4-6, 2011, by a team representing The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and School. USD has been accredited by the Commission since 1913. Read more...
(02/18/2011) Dance Marathon at USD boogies to raise money for CMN
The University of South Dakota’s Dance Marathon and the City of Vermillion are making a difference this February for local sick and injured children. During “Miracle Month,” proceeds raised from businesses and charitable donations go to the Sanford Children’s Miracle Network. Read more...
(02/18/2011) Students from The U go AWOL to help those in need this winter
Forty USD students and four staff members spent winter break in North and Central American communities. As part of the Center for Academic Engagement’s Alternative Week of Off-campus Learning (AWOL) program, a student-led service-learning organization, students volunteered at a children’s hospital, constructed a future school and assisted Native American youths. Read more...
(02/16/2011) USD Theatre stages chilling drama ‘The Woman in Black’
The University of South Dakota Department of Theatre will present the spine chilling drama “The Woman in Black,” Feb. 25-March 1. Read more...
(02/16/2011) USD Psychology program director is recipient of national award
Barbara Yutrzenka, Ph.D., professor of psychology and director of the Clinical Psychology Program at The University of South Dakota, was awarded the 2011 Beverly Thorn Award for Outstanding Director of Clinical Training Service at the annual meeting of the Council of University Directors of Clinical Psychology last month in Nashville, Tenn. Read more...
(02/11/2011) Olympic champion Mills headlines E-Team Evening at USD
Young entrepreneurs at The University of South Dakota mean business when it comes to showcasing their skills at the 2011 Extraordinary Idea Competition and Entrepreneurship Evening at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15 in the ballroom of Muenster University Center. Read more...
(02/11/2011) Former USD law student appointed Secretary of Tribal Relations by Gov. Daugaard
Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced the appointment of Leroy “J.R.” LaPlante as Secretary of Tribal Relations. Read more...
(02/10/2011) USD students invited to display research at Pierre Poster Session
Two students from The University of South Dakota have been selected by faculty for their outstanding undergraduate research and they will be recognized at the South Dakota Capitol rotunda in Pierre, S.D., on Thursday, Feb. 24. Read more...
(02/10/2011) BIG Job Fair highlights employment opportunities for students
The South Dakota Association of College Career Counselors is sponsoring the 2011 South Dakota Business Industry Government (BIG) Job Fair at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24 at the Sioux Falls (S.D.) Convention Center. Read more...
January
(01/31/2011) USD Theatre student wins regional ACTF acting competition
Cody Strand, a theatre major specializing in acting from The University of South Dakota, was one of two winners of the prestigious Irene Ryan Acting Competition at the Region V, Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (ACTF) in Ames, Iowa, Jan. 16-22. Read more...
(01/31/2011) Farber Center at USD hosts author, ’09 alum Patrick Johnson
The W.O. Farber Center for Civic Leadership and the Political Science League at The University of South Dakota present a program by author and USD alum Patrick Johnson, “America’s Cornucopia: How to Leverage Agriculture to Improve Health and Nutrition,” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 3 at Farber Hall in Old Main. Read more...
(01/26/2011) Students seeking careers in health care to be trained in disaster preparedness at USD on Feb. 4
The University of South Dakota is hosting a one-of-a-kind disaster preparedness training on Friday, Feb. 4 at the Andrew E. Lee Memorial Medicine and Science Building. Read more...
(01/25/2011) USD Wellness Center fit for Feb. 1 grand opening celebration
The University of South Dakota is celebrating its new Wellness Center with a grand opening at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb 1. Read more...
(01/21/2011) Larson to retire as Director of National Music Museum
André P. Larson, Ph.D., Executive Director of the National Music Museum and Professor of Music, announced that he will retire from the Museum effective Wednesday, Feb. 23. Read more...
(01/20/2011) ‘Recent Prints’ first exhibition of 2011 for Day Gallery at USD
The University of South Dakota John A. Day Gallery is hosting a reception for artists Michael Krueger, a USD alumnus, and Dennis McNett at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 28 for their exhibition, “Recent Prints,” which is being showcased on the USD campus now through Jan. 28. Read more...
(01/14/2011) Maryland professor headlines USD Thurgood Marshall Program
The University of South Dakota School of Law is recognizing the legal impact of one of America’s most well-known Supreme Court Justices with its annual Thurgood Marshall Program at the law school courtroom beginning at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 3. Read more...
(01/14/2011) Students named to U. News spring semester news team
Twenty-two students from The University of South Dakota have been named to the U. News Radio and TV team for the 2011 spring semester. Read more...
(01/14/2011) USD professor president-elect of state NASW chapter
Deb Aden, professor and director of field education for the Master of Social Work program at The University of South Dakota, has been named president-elect of the South Dakota chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Read more...
(01/13/2011) USD, community to honor MLK legacy with day of service
Students from The University of South Dakota will honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by volunteering their time to tackle community issues. Read more...
(01/07/2011) The U’s Rawlins Piano Trio to perform at national CMA event
The internationally acclaimed Rawlins Piano Trio of the University of South Dakota will travel to New York City next week to perform at the national conference of Chamber Music America. The Trio, which is scheduled to perform on Friday, Jan.14, will play works by Maurice Ravel and commissioned composer James Lentini. Read more...
(01/07/2011) Students from USD honored for fall 2010 academic success
Students at The University of South Dakota and The University of South Dakota School of Law honored for academic success during the 2010 fall semester have been announced. Read more...
2010
December
(12/20/2010) USD students receive degrees at 35th Winter Commencement
Jack Warner, executive director and CEO of the South Dakota Board of Regents, was the keynote speaker for the 35th Winter Commencement ceremony at The University of South Dakota on Saturday, Dec. 18. Read more...
(12/13/2010) USD students to perform at National Opera convention
Eight students from The University of South Dakota will perform scenes from the children’s opera “The Princess and the Pea” at the 56th annual National Opera Association’s national convention in San Antonio, Texas next month. Read more...
(12/13/2010) USD Health Sciences dean to step down next summer
The University of South Dakota announced that Brian L. Kaatz, Pharm. D., will retire as dean of the School of Health Sciences effective June 2011. Read more...
(12/13/2010) Tom and Meredith Brokaw pledge gift to USD Foundation
The University of South Dakota Foundation received a $100,000 pledge from Tom and Meredith Brokaw to establish the Tom and Meredith Brokaw Scholarship. Read more...
(12/13/2010) USD names Linda Anderson to direct Black Hills Playhouse
The University of South Dakota and the Black Hills Playhouse Board of Directors announced that Linda Anderson has been named executive director of the Black Hills Playhouse. Read more...
(12/10/2010) Student exhibition ‘Vitality of Memories’ on display at The U
“Vitality of Memories,” a collection of works by University of South Dakota students Samone Runia, Justin Tobin and Emily Letsche will be on display at the John A. Day Gallery of the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts, Dec. 10-17. Read more...
(12/07/2010) History professor recipient of Schwartz Award at USD
Scott Breuninger, associate professor of history at The University of South Dakota, was named as the third recipient of the Truman and Beverly Schwartz Distinguished Faculty Award. Read more...
(12/07/2010) USD to confer degrees at 35th Winter Commencement ceremony
Jack Warner, executive director and CEO of the South Dakota Board of Regents, will deliver the keynote address during the 35th Winter Commencement ceremony at The University of South Dakota at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18. Read more...
(12/06/2010) USD Medical School announces retirement of Dr. Rodney Parry
Dr. Rodney R. Parry, M.D., will retire in June 2011 as dean of the Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota as well as USD’s vice president of health affairs. In 2004, Parry was named interim dean and became dean in 2005. He has been a medical school faculty member for 35 years. Read more...
(12/06/2010) SSOM, Health Sciences at The U host Welcome Table event
Students, faculty and staff from The University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine and School of Health Sciences will serve roast beef and all of the trimmings to the Vermillion community from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 13 at the atrium of the Andrew E. Lee Memorial Medicine and Science Building. Read more...
(12/02/2010) USD Rawlins Piano Trio presents concert inspired by world events
The University of South Dakota’s internationally-acclaimed Rawlins Piano Trio presents “The Composer Speaks…Music as a Political Statement” at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 9 at Colton Recital Hall in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. The event is open to the public free of charge. Read more...
(12/02/2010) ROTC cadets at USD lead by example with top LDAC honors
When it comes to ROTC training and leadership, University of South Dakota Military Science students are among the best in the nation. Seven USD Army ROTC cadets were singled out for their excellence at the 2010 Leadership and Development Assessment Course (LDAC), which was at Fort Lewis, Wash., this summer. Read more...
November
(11/30/2010) Distinguished alum Thomas ShortBull to present lecture at USD
Thomas ShortBull, a distinguished alumnus of The University of South Dakota, will be a featured guest of the “Voices of the People Lecture Series” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 1 at the ballroom of the Muenster University Center. Read more...
(11/24/2010) B.F.A. thesis exhibition ‘Daydreameries’ to be on display
University of South Dakota students Andrea DeJong, Bethanie Collins and Emily Connelly present their works of art through, “Daydreameries,” at the John A. Day Gallery. This exhibit, a Bachelor of Fine Arts thesis exhibition, will be on display at USD through Monday, Dec. 6. Read more...
(11/19/2010) USD Theatre stages Shakespeare’s classic ‘Twelfth Night’
The University of South Dakota Department of Theatre will present William Shakespeare’s timeless comedy “Twelfth Night, or What You Will,” Dec. 3-7 in the Wayne S. Knutson Theatre at the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. Read more...
(11/17/2010) South Dakota student wins Sell-A-Thon title at PSE regional
University of South Dakota student Justin Shatto, from Sioux Falls, S.D., won the Pro-Am-Sell-A-Thon at Pi Sigma Epsilon’s Midwest Regional Competition in DeKalb, Ill., on Saturday, Nov. 6. Read more...
(11/17/2010) Nationwide consumer group ranks USD online health care graduate degree a ‘best value’
Getting an affordable online graduate degree in health care administration at the University of South Dakota is more than just easy, it’s a great value. Read more...
(11/10/2010) Associate Dean Norman Neu to retire from School of Medicine
After three decades of service to the Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota, Norman Neu, M.D., is retiring as associate dean, Rapid City, and assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, effective spring 2011. Read more...
(11/10/2010) South Dakota students inducted into national honor medical society
The South Dakota chapter of the Alpha Omega Alpha has elected eight students in the Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota’s Class of 2011 into its ranks. Alpha Omega Alpha is the only national honor medical society in the world. Read more...
(11/09/2010) USD Opera presents “An Evening of One-Act Operas”
University of South Dakota Opera is presenting “An Evening of One-Act Operas” at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20 and at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 21 at Colton Recital Hall, which is located at the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts on the South Dakota campus. Read more...
(11/08/2010) Distinguished professor, JAG colonel William G. Eckhardt to lecture at South Dakota
The University of South Dakota will host a lecture by retired Army Col. William George Eckhardt, “Professional Conduct on the Battlefield,” at 3 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 22 at the courtroom of the South Dakota School of Law. Read more...
(11/05/2010) Students examine career offerings at Health Happenings
High school students from South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska will discover a world of career opportunities in health sciences on Thursday, Nov. 11 at the 2010 Health Happenings at the University of South Dakota. Read more...
(11/04/2010) USD Theatre stages student-directed one-act plays
The University of South Dakota’s Department of Theatre will present a workshop production of eight, student-directed one-act plays, Nov. 12-14, at the Arena Theatre of the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. Read more...
(11/04/2010) South Dakota to join Missouri Valley Football Conference in 2012
President James W. Abbott and Athletic Director David Sayler announced today South Dakota has accepted an invitation to join the Missouri Valley Football Conference beginning with the 2012-13 academic year. Read more...
(11/03/2010) Princeton Review names USD’s Beacom School of Business ‘one of nation’s best’
The University of South Dakota’s Beacom School of Business is one of the nation’s outstanding business schools, according to The Princeton Review, which recognized America’s top business schools with the release of its “The Best 300 Business Schools: 2011 Edition” guidebook, which is available now. Read more...
(11/02/2010) USD Beacom School of Business honors distinguished students, alumni and business leaders
The University of South Dakota’s Beacom School of Business will recognize students, distinguished alumni and successful business leaders for their outstanding service and support at the 2010 Beacom School of Business Annual Awards Luncheon on Saturday, Nov. 6. Read more...
October
(10/28/2010) USD announces 2010 summer degree recipients
More than 200 candidates completed their degree requirements at The University of South Dakota this summer. Read more...
(10/26/2010) Successful authors, entrepreneurs to meet with students, speak at USD
A pair of internationally-renowned business leaders will be featured guests of the Beacom School of Business at The University of South Dakota. Read more...
(10/25/2010) Sound of USD to perform at London’s New Year’s Day Parade
The Sound of USD, The University of South Dakota Marching Coyote Band, will perform at London’s New Year’s Day Parade next January (2012), according to information provided by Westminster, which is home to both the elected Government (The Houses of Parliament) and the head of State (Buckingham Palace) of The United Kingdom. Read more...
(10/25/2010) Fall Choral Showcase shines spotlight on USD choral programs
From classical music by Mozart to modern repertoire, spirituals and folk songs, The University of South Dakota Fall Choral Showcase has something for music lovers of all ages. Read more...
(10/21/2010) Three USD faculty members honored for research excellence
Three members of The University of South Dakota faculty will be recognized for their outstanding research and creative work during President’s Research Day at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 27 at the Muenster University Center. Read more...
(10/20/2010) USD Alcohol and Drug Studies professor receives national leadership award
A faculty member in The University of South Dakota’s Department of Alcohol and Drug Studies has received a national award of excellence. Read more...
(10/20/2010) Rawlins Visiting Artist Stephen Beus to perform at USD Oct. 25
The University of South Dakota Department of Music welcomes pianist Stephen Beaus for the 2010 Rawlins Series Fall Visiting Artist recital and master class. Read more...
(10/19/2010) Visiting artists set the stage for upcoming performances at USD
The University of South Dakota will host the musical talents of celebrated cellist Keith Robinson and the vocal skills of soprano Kelli Estes in a pair of upcoming concerts presented by the USD Department of Music. Read more...
(10/19/2010) The verdict is in: USD School of Law is one of nation’s best
The University of South Dakota School of Law has been recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the nation’s most outstanding law schools. Read more...
(10/18/2010) Fourth annual USD Career Fair is Nov. 4 for students, employers
The University of South Dakota Academic and Career Planning Center is hosting a Career Fair on the USD campus from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 4 at the Muenster University Center. Read more...
(10/15/2010) USD Department of Nursing named NLN Center of Excellence
The National League for Nursing announced that The University of South Dakota Department of Nursing was honored once again as a National Center of Excellence for the third time since 2004. Read more...
(10/15/2010) Billionaire Warren Buffett on the menu for USD students
It’s a priceless luncheon for students of The University of South Dakota’s Beacom School of Business who get to dine with one of the world’s greatest financial wizards. Twenty USD students have been invited to meet with Omaha businessman Warren Buffett on Friday, Oct. 22 for a noon lunch at Piccolo Pete’s, one of Buffett’s favorite lunchtime haunts. Read more...
(10/14/2010) USD alum Lynn von Koch to address Israeli/Palestinian discord
Lynn von Koch, a 2006 graduate of The University of South Dakota, will be a featured guest speaker at USD on Friday, Oct. 22 to discuss her perspectives of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict through her recent experiences in the Middle East. Read more...
(10/13/2010) 2010 Cash Lecture at USD to focus on ‘Cultural Leadership’
Four distinguished Native American women will present the 16th annual Joseph Harper Cash Memorial Lecture at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21 in Farber Hall at The University of South Dakota. Read more...
(10/12/2010) Acclaimed USD pianist to present October recital
Dr. Susanne Skyrm, professor of music at The University of South Dakota, will present a faculty piano recital at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 19 at Colton Recital Hall in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. Read more...
(10/12/2010) USD expands study abroad opportunities for students
The University of South Dakota is expanding its study abroad program thanks to a $60,000 grant from the Department of State while also committing university scholarship funds to support students in global learning activities. Read more...
(10/08/2010) School of Law at USD presents 2010 Gunderson Lecture, recognizes McKusick Award recipient on Oct. 14
James C. Duff, director of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, will present the 2010 Clark Y. Gunderson Lecture at The University of South Dakota School of Law at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14, in the Law School courtroom. Read more...
(10/08/2010) French monk to serve as guest lecturer at USD
The University of South Dakota will host Brother John, a French monk and a guest lecturer in the World Religions course taught by local pastor Steve Miller, at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21 at the Beacom Hall Auditorium, room 133. Read more...
(10/08/2010) White House Reporter Ken Walsh to address USD students
For more than two decades, Ken Walsh has reported on the White House full-time for U.S. News & World Report, and at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21, students at The University of South Dakota will learn firsthand his experiences of covering five presidents and every national presidential campaign. Read more...
(10/08/2010) International Education Week to be highlighted at USD
The University of South Dakota is celebrating International Education Week, Oct. 12-15. Read more...
(10/08/2010) USD Theatre opens season with iconic rock opera ‘Evita’
The University of South Dakota Department of Theatre presents Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic musical “Evita,” Oct. 20-24 in the Wayne S. Knutson Theatre of the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. Read more...
(10/05/2010) Schell Lecture at USD to feature U.S. Foreign Policy expert
Thomas Alan Schwartz, Ph.D., will present the 2010 Herbert S. Schell Lecture, “Henry Kissinger, Vietnam, and Iraq: The Problem of Realism in American Foreign Policy,” at The University of South Dakota on Monday, Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Freedom Forum Conference Room, which is located at the Al Neuharth Media Center. Read more...
(10/04/2010) Flu vaccination clinic at USD is Thursday, Oct. 14
Sanford Vermillion announced a flu vaccination clinic will be held at the Muenster University Center on the campus of The University of South Dakota from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14. Read more...
(10/01/2010) USD receives $700,000 grant to partner with Avera Sacred Heart Hospital for brain research
The University of South Dakota has received a grant for brain imaging and behavioral research to aid service members returning from overseas combat. Read more...
(10/01/2010) Molly Mack, Dzenan Berberovic reign over 2010 Dakota Days royalty at USD
Senior Molly Mack was crowned Miss Dakota while Dzenan Berberovic, a senior contemporary media and journalism major, was named Mr. Dakota during Dakota Days Coronation activities on Tuesday, Sept. 29. Read more...
September
(09/30/2010) USD social work professor to speak at awareness event
A faculty member of The University of South Dakota’s Social Work Program will be a featured speaker Sunday at a candlelight vigil in Sioux Falls to kick off Mental Illness Awareness Week. Read more...
(09/30/2010) USD Medical School grant will help underserved populations
The Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota has received $1.1 million in second-year federal funding for the South Dakota Area Health Education Center (AHEC). The program addresses a critical health care and economic development need in the state – a shortage of health care professionals in rural areas. Read more...
(09/28/2010) ‘Photovoice’ exhibit on display at USD W.H. Over Museum
The W. H. Over Museum on the campus of The University of South Dakota is hosting an exhibition of American Indian youth photography in October. Read more...
(09/28/2010) USD reaches 10,000 students with 2010 enrollment
Total enrollment at The University of South Dakota exceeds more than 10,000 students in 2010, a first for South Dakota’s flagship university. This fall’s total enrollment of 10,151students represents an increase of 5.5 percent from fall 2009. Read more...
(09/27/2010) Book signing to follow Tom Brokaw program at USD
Distinguished journalist and best-selling author Tom Brokaw will sign copies of his best-selling book, “BOOM! Voices of the Sixties,” following his 7 p.m. address “Uncle Sam Needs Us” at The University of South Dakota on Wednesday at the ballroom of the Muenster University Center. Read more...
(09/21/2010) USD announces royalty for 2010 Dakota Days Coronation
Royalty for Dakota Days 2010 at The University of South Dakota has been announced. Fourteen students are vying for the title of Mr. and Miss Dakota as homecoming activities celebrate the “REDVOLUTION” this year. Read more...
(09/21/2010) University Art Galleries at USD hosts Governor’s Art Exhibit
The University Art Galleries at The University of South Dakota is host to the South Dakota Governor’s 4th Biennial Art Exhibition, “Endless Visions,” at the John A. Day Gallery now through Wednesday, Oct. 6. Read more...
(09/21/2010) USD Med School Career Exploration Program receives grant
The Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota received a $10,000 grant to help middle school students in Sioux Falls explore health care careers. Read more...
(09/21/2010) Sorcerer’s Apprentice Creative Writing Camp at USD
High school students with a genuine interest in creative writing will participate in the 2010 Sorcerer’s Apprentice: A Creative Writing Camp this Saturday at The University of South Dakota. Read more...
(09/21/2010) Chaneys, Jewett, Zorn to receive USD Alumni Achievement Awards during Dakota Days
Four distinguished alumni from The University of South Dakota will be honored with Alumni Achievement Awards during Dakota Days. Recipients will be presented with their awards during the alumni banquet at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 1 at the Muenster University Center. Read more...
(09/20/2010) Research study shows USD, South Dakota public universities have nearly $2 billion economic impact
The University of South Dakota generates about $171 million a year in total economic impact to South Dakota in the short-run, close to $522 million a year in the long-run, according to a new study measuring the impact of South Dakota’s six public universities on the state economy released today. Read more...
(09/16/2010) Red Road Gathering begins Thursday, Sept. 23 in Vermillion
The 21st annual Red Road Gathering, “Spirit Is Energy” begins Thursday, Sept. 23 at the National Guard Armory in Vermillion. Read more...
(09/16/2010) Law School grads from USD ace state bar exams in S.D., Iowa
Graduates of The University of South Dakota School of Law are raising the bar when it comes to taking the South Dakota Bar Examination. Read more...
(09/16/2010) Beta Alpha Psi at The U receives ‘Superior Chapter’ status
For the fourth consecutive year, The University of South Dakota’s Theta Upsilon chapter of Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) at the Beacom School of Business achieved “Superior Chapter” recognition. Read more...
(09/15/2010) NEH Chair Jim Leach to address USD campus community
Jim Leach, chair of the National Endowment of the Humanities, will address the campus community at The University of South Dakota on Wednesday, Sept. 29 at the Al Neuharth Media Center. Read more...
(09/14/2010) Michael J. Lawler named chair of USD Social Work program
Michael J. Lawler, M.S.W., Ph.D., the new chair of The University of South Dakota’s Social Work Program, has almost three decades of experience as a social work practitioner, administrator, educator and researcher. Read more...
(09/13/2010) Dakota Days 2010 at USD: Join the REDVOLUTION
The University of South Dakota wants students, alumni and the University community to “Join the REDVOLUTION” for Dakota Days 2010. The REDVOLUTION, this year’s Dakota Days theme, is a play-on-words describing the evolution of USD’s curriculum and campus to Division I in academics and athletics. Read more...
(09/10/2010) English professor to present 58th Harrington Lecture at USD
Brian Bedard, Ph.D., professor of English at The University of South Dakota, will present the 58th annual Harrington Lecture at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 21 in Farber Hall, which is located at Old Main on the USD campus. Read more...
(09/09/2010) USD Rawlins Piano Trio to present commissioned composition at premiere concert
The internationally-acclaimed Rawlins Piano Trio of The University of South Dakota will present the fourth in its series of commissioned compositions at the opening concert of the 2010-2011 season at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 24 at Farber Hall. Read more...
(09/09/2010) Memorial Service to honor donors and their families at USD
The University of South Dakota School of Health Sciences and the Sanford School of Medicine will honor 2009 donors to the Body Donor Program and their families during a memorial service on Friday, Sept. 17 at 3:30 p.m. at the atrium of the Andrew E. Lee Memorial Medical and Science Building. Read more...
(09/08/2010) Tom Brokaw to present ‘Uncle Sam Needs Us’ Sept. 29 at USD
Distinguished journalist and best-selling author Tom Brokaw will present the program “Uncle Sam Needs Us” at The University of South Dakota on Wednesday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. in the ballroom of the Muenster University Center. Read more...
(09/08/2010) First Amendment topic of Constitution Day event at USD
The University of South Dakota will observe Constitution Day on Friday, Sept. 17 with a keynote address at the Al Neuharth Media Center from Gene Policinski, vice president and executive director of the First Amendment Center in Nashville, Tenn. Read more...
(09/07/2010) Shakespeare, musical comedy, rock opera highlight 2010-11 University Theatre schedule at USD
The University of South Dakota Department of Theatre is pleased to announce its 2010-2011 season, which includes two musicals, a Shakespearean comedy and a popular mystery. Read more...
(09/03/2010) USD student awarded $1,500 VCDC entrepreneurship grant
Dustin Pratt, a graduate student at The University of South Dakota, was awarded a $1,500 Vermillion Now! grant from the Vermillion Area Chamber and Development Company (VCDC) to assist with business startup costs for Solid Rock Clothing. Read more...
(09/02/2010) USD Center for Disabilities supports FASD Awareness Day
The Center for Disabilities at the Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota is raising awareness on Thursday, Sept. 9 for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day. Read more...
(09/02/2010) Professor at The U contributes to environmental applications of nanoscience symposium book series
Dr. Ranjit T. Koodali, an assistant professor of chemistry at The University of South Dakota, has co-edited a book that highlights the new fundamental research and applications of nanoscale materials. Read more...
(09/02/2010) USD community celebrates Coyote Village with Open House
The University of South Dakota celebrated Coyote Village, The U’s new apartment-style residence hall complex, with an Open House at noon on Thursday, Sept. 2. Read more...
August
(08/27/2010) Farber Center at USD welcomes writer Anya Kamenetz
The W.O. Farber Center for Civic Leadership at The University of South Dakota, in cooperation with students in Global Challenges courses, welcomes writer and educational futurist Anya Kamenetz to campus on Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 4 p.m. in Farber Hall, which is located inside Old Main. Read more...
(08/25/2010) Physics at The U receives $3 million Department of Energy grant for research
The University of South Dakota Department of Physics was awarded a $3 million grant to pursue high purity germanium crystal growth and develop detectors underground to be used in experiments seeking a deeper understanding of energy and matter. Read more...
(08/23/2010) USD welcomes new students to campus with Convocation
The University of South Dakota will welcome the Class of 2014 with a Convocation Ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 28. Mitch Stewart, a USD graduate who worked as a member of President Barack Obama’s campaign staff in 2008, will provide the keynote address for Convocation, which is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. at the DakotaDome. Read more...
(08/20/2010) USD ‘one of nation’s 200 best’ according to guidance counselors surveyed by U.S. News & World Report
Guidance counselors from some of America’s best high schools ranked The University of South Dakota as one of the best 200 national universities according to the U.S. News & World Report. Read more...
(08/18/2010) USD Department of Theatre hosting public ‘Evita’ auditions
The University of South Dakota Department of Theatre is hosting auditions for “Evita,” a Tony Award-winning rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, Tuesday, Aug. 31, from 6 to 10 p.m. for USD students and the general public, and on Wednesday, Sept. 1, from 6 to 7 p.m. for youth, ages 9 - 13. Read more...
(08/16/2010) Summer University Program at Crazy Horse concludes with ceremony led by USD President James W. Abbott
The inaugural Summer University Program at Crazy Horse Memorial that began June 7 concluded with a Friday, Aug.13, ceremony led by University of South Dakota President James Abbott. The 18 students from five states received certificates for successfully completing college preparation and freshman level studies in English, algebra and American Indian studies. Read more...
(08/16/2010) Hearst Magazines Chairman Cathie Black, San Francisco Chronicle Chairman & Publisher Frank Vega to receive Al Neuharth Award at USD on Sept. 30
Nationally distinguished media executives Cathie Black, chairman of Hearst Magazines, and Frank Vega, chairman and publisher of the San Francisco Chronicle, will be honored as recipients of the Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in the Media, 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 30, at The University of South Dakota. Read more...
(08/11/2010) FMA chapter at The U earns ‘superior’ status for 10th year
For the 10th straight year, the Financial Management Association International (FMA) at The University of South Dakota has earned FMA International’s highly coveted FMA Superior Chapter Award. Presented to fewer than 5 percent of FMA chapters across the United States, USD’s FMA chapter was recognized for overall excellence during the 2009-10 academic year. Read more...
(08/10/2010) Andrea Cooper to present ‘Kristin’s Story’ at USD
The heartbreaking portrayal of a daughter’s death from suicide will be shared with students at The University of South Dakota during the program “Kristin’s Story” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 9. Presented by Nikki’s Fund, “Kristin’s Story” as told by her mother, Andrea Cooper, is open to the public and will be held at the Muenster University Center Ballroom on the USD campus. Read more...
(08/10/2010) Tanya D’Souza is new director of research development at USD
The University of South Dakota announced today the hiring of Tanya D’Souza as the new Director of Research Development. Read more...
(08/05/2010) USD Music Department forms partnership with Conn-Selmer, Inc.
The University of South Dakota is the newest university affiliated with Conn-Selmer, Inc., the largest manufacturer of band and orchestral instruments and accessories in the United States. Read more...
(08/04/2010) Fourth annual Healthcare Career Summer Camp at USD hosts dozens of Midwest high school students
Forty-five high school students from South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa and Minnesota participated in this summer’s Healthcare Career Summer Camp at The University of South Dakota. Read more...
(08/03/2010) USD honors program, faculty, affordability drive choice as ‘one of nation’s best’ by Princeton Review
With an honors program cited as “one of the best-kept secrets in the country” and faculty “willing to go the extra mile for students,” The University of South Dakota is again one of the nation’s best academic institutions, according to The Princeton Review which listed USD in its “The Best 373 Colleges: 2011 Edition.” Read more...
July
(07/28/2010) Fourth annual Nikki’s Fund 5K, ‘Kristin’s Story’ part of National Suicide Prevention Week activities at USD
Registrations are being accepted for Vermillion’s fourth annual Nikki’s Fund 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, Sept. 11 at Prentis Park. This event is one of several campus activities to increase suicide awareness and raise funds for USD students in crisis situations. Read more...
(07/28/2010) White Coat Ceremony to welcome new USD medical students
The Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota will welcome the Class of 2014 on Friday, July 30, during the annual White Coat Ceremony. Read more...
(07/27/2010) Farber Center at The U completes SDMC leadership program
The W.O. Farber Center for Civic Leadership at The University of South Dakota sponsored the 2010 South Dakota Municipal Clerk (SDMC) Leadership and Management Development Program this summer. Read more...
(07/23/2010) U. Discover Scholars at The U to present 2010 research projects
The University of South Dakota’s U. Discover 2010 Undergraduate Research Scholars will present results from their summer research projects on Monday, July 26 during a poster session sponsored by South Dakota Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (BRIN) Undergraduate Fellows Program. Read more...
(07/23/2010) USD students set for study abroad opportunity to South Africa
Two students from The University of South Dakota will spend the fall 2010 semester studying at the University of Cape Town. Read more...
(07/20/2010) USD student one of President Obama’s appointees to national Indian education post
Stacy Phelps, a doctoral student at The University of South Dakota, is an appointee for member for the National Advisory Council on Indian Education. President Barack Obama announced his intent to appoint Phelps and other individuals to key administration posts earlier this month. Read more...
(07/19/2010) USD School of Law announces spring 2010 Dean’s List
The University of South Dakota School of Law has announced students achieving 2010 Spring Semester academic honors. Read more...
(07/16/2010) Valuable internships highlight summer months for USD students
Several students from The University of South Dakota are utilizing the summer months to gain valuable career experience through internships at the local, state and federal levels. Read more...
(07/14/2010) USD School of Law, Farber Center to host poverty simulation
The University of South Dakota School of Law along with the W.O. Farber Center and the South Dakota Youth Congress (SDYC) under the Chiesman Center of Democracy, Inc., will host “The Challenges and Effects of Poverty,” a poverty simulation for students and adults, on Wednesday, July 28 from 1:30 to 3:45 p.m. Read more...
(07/13/2010) Students from The U spend summer studying, traveling abroad
Twenty students from The University of South Dakota are participating in independent study abroad programs throughout the world this summer through Global Learning in the Center for Academic Engagement. Read more...
(07/01/2010) USD named Adult Learning Focused Institution by CAEL
The University of South Dakota has been recognized as a leader in educating adult learners. The Council on Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) recently named USD as one of the organization’s newest Adult Learning Focused Institution (ALFI). Read more...
(07/01/2010) Rusch recipient of USD Law School’s Volunteer Service Award
The University of South Dakota School of Law’s Student Bar Association selected the Honorable Arthur L. Rusch as the student group’s inaugural recipient of the 2010 Volunteer Service Award. Read more...
June
(06/29/2010) Inaugural Buhler Scholar at The U is Sioux Falls student
An endowment established by Walter A. and Lucy Yoshioka Buhler will provide one full scholarship opportunity for a College of Fine Arts student at The University of South Dakota. Read more...
(06/24/2010) Sayler named 12th Athletic Director at USD
University of South Dakota President James W. Abbott introduced David Sayler as the school’s 12th athletic director at a press conference Thursday afternoon in the Muenster University Center. Sayler joins the Coyotes after spending the last four years as Senior Executive Athletic Director at Rice University in Houston, Texas. Read more...
(06/16/2010) Students at The U honored for academic success
Students receiving academic honors for the 2010 Spring Semester have been recognized at The University of South Dakota. Read more...
(06/15/2010) Government Research Bureau to host ‘convenings’ this month
The University of South Dakota Government Research Bureau, in cooperation with Sumption & Wyland and the South Dakota Community Foundation (SDCF), is hosting four “convenings” in June and July throughout the state for nonprofit executives, board members, staff and volunteers. These free, daylong events include featured speakers from around the region and address topics such as effective fundraising, using technology to connect nonprofits and strategic planning. Read more...
(06/14/2010) Performances highlight SD Vocal Arts Festival at USD
The University of South Dakota will host the 2010 South Dakota Vocal Arts Festival, June 18-27. Read more...
(06/14/2010) USD law student recipient of state bar’s 2010 pro bono honor
Andrea Rosenburg, a student at The University of South Dakota School of Law, will be presented with the 2010 William F. Day, Jr. Law Student Pro Bono Award during the 78th meeting of the State Bar of South Dakota on Friday morning in Rapid City, S.D. Read more...
(06/11/2010) Elections, award presentations highlight Girls State at USD
The 64th annual session of Girls State at The University of South Dakota concluded recently with the election of officers and presentation of awards. Read more...
(06/10/2010) Coyote Village at USD pursuing LEED Silver certification
Coyote Village, a new apartment-style residence hall complex at The University of South Dakota, is pending the award of LEED Silver certification by the U.S. Green Building Council for achievement in green building and design. Read more...
(06/08/2010) Student from The U recognized for precious metals research
Harrison Kibombo, a Ph.D. student at The University of South Dakota, is the recipient of a 2010 International Precious Metals Institute (IPMI) Student Award for his research in the area of precious metals chemistry. Read more...
(06/02/2010) USD Law School professor recipient of prestigious book awards
Patrick Garry, a professor of law at The University of South Dakota School of Law, has received literary acclaim for his fiction writing as the recipient of four different book awards recently. Read more...
May
(05/27/2010) Beverly Jorgenson named director of The U’s RN-BSN program
Beverly Jorgenson, RNC, MSN, CNP, CNE, has been named as the director of the new RN-BSN program within the Department of Nursing at The University of South Dakota. The baccalaureate degree in nursing is expected to be offered to students for the first time in fall 2011. Read more...
(05/26/2010) USD SIFE, Coyoteopoly students help Campbell’s ‘Can Hunger’
Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) and members of Coyoteopoly at The University of South Dakota teamed up in 2009-10 to “can hunger” with Campbell’s and finished second in a national competition, “Let’s Can Hunger,” sponsored by the soup company. Read more...
(05/26/2010) New B.S.N. at USD to begin accepting students next summer
The South Dakota Board of Regents announced recently that The University of South Dakota has received degree authority for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) to complement the University’s long-standing and highly-regarded Associate of Science in Nursing (A.S.N.) program. Read more...
(05/26/2010) Three USD PA students receive national scholarships
Three students from The University of South Dakota, Corey Anderson of Gayville, S.D., Jennifer Thielen of Rapid City, S.D., and Amber Wolter of Wolsey, S.D., have been awarded national scholarships from the Physician Assistant Foundation. They were among 77 students across the country honored for their academic excellence, commitment to community service and delivery of quality health care. Read more...
(05/25/2010) Day Gallery at USD features ‘8 Year Plan’ photography exhibit
The University of South Dakota’s John A. Day Gallery will host a reception for art student Joshua Sean and his photography exhibition, “8 Year Plan” on Friday, May 28 at 7 p.m. “8 Year Plan is a photographic compilation of Sean’s work and the reception for the artist includes a demo release party for his “Dakota Spirit Diminished” album, an industrial-hip hop mix. Read more...
(05/21/2010) AAFP cites USD Medical School for family medicine
The Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota ranked third nationally for the percentage of its students who choose family medicine, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Read more...
(05/21/2010) USD’s Farber Center hosts 64th Girls State beginning May 31
The W.O. Farber Center for Civic Leadership at The University of South Dakota is host to the weeklong 2010 American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program, May 31 through June 5. Read more...
(05/20/2010) National publication names USD Online M.B.A. ‘Best Value’
Getting an M.B.A. at the Beacom School of Business at The University of South Dakota isn’t just convenient; it’s a degree that comes with real “value.” GetEducated.com, a consumer watchdog group that reviews and ranks online universities for cost, quality and credibility has ranked USD as one of the “Best Values Online M.B.A.” programs in the United States. Read more...
(05/17/2010) USD M.F.A. student showcases paintings through graduate exhibit
John Charles Cox, graduate student at The University of South Dakota, is presenting his Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, “Envisage (Invention) = Analysis + Allegory + Affixation,” in Galleries D and F, at the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science Visual Arts Center in Sioux Falls, S.D., from May 14 through July 25. A reception for Cox is scheduled for May 21 at 5:30 p.m. Read more...
(05/17/2010) Clinical psychology doctoral receives accreditation at The U
The University of South Dakota’s doctoral program in clinical psychology was awarded full accreditation for the maximum term given by the American Psychological Association (APA) Commission on Accreditation. The accreditation followed a review of the USD program’s self study report, submitted last year, and a three-person team that visited the program last fall. Read more...
(05/14/2010) Regents recognize USD student groups for outstanding efforts
Three student organizations at The University of South Dakota were recognized for academic work, community service, and organizational leadership by the South Dakota Board of Regents during the regents’ meeting in Vermillion on Friday, May 14. Read more...
(05/13/2010) Sanford Health-USD Biomed Research Symposium is May 14
The University of South Dakota will host the 2010 Sanford Health-USD Biomedical Research Symposium on Friday, May 14 in room 107 of the Andrew E. Lee Memorial Medicine and Science Building. Read more...
(05/13/2010) Students from The U contribute to National Volunteer Week
The University of South Dakota’s Center for Academic Engagement (CAE), in collaboration with the National Volunteer Week (NVW) student executive board, spent more than 120 hours during the week of April 19-24 organizing activities for dozens of student volunteers who helped raised money for local organizations and various other community service activities. Read more...
(05/13/2010) Wendell Hoffman receives USD med school’s alumni award
The Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota presented its 2010 Distinguished Alumni Award to a leader on bioterrorism prevention, patient safety and medical education. Read more...
(05/12/2010) Eleven inducted into national honor medical society
The South Dakota chapter of the Alpha Omega Alpha inducted eight students, one faculty member, one alumnus and one resident at an induction banquet in Sioux Falls, S.D., on May 6. It was the 33rd new member installation of the Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota’s chapter. Alpha Omega Alpha is the only national honor medical society in the world. Read more...
(05/12/2010) USD med school ranks among best in producing rural physicians
The Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota is one of the top schools in the country in producing rural physicians. Read more...
(05/07/2010) USD student Jessie Milstead is 2010 Boren Scholarship recipient
It doesn’t take long to find out what interests Jessie Milstead – everything. The sophomore at The University of South Dakota loves music – her iPod is a plethora of tunes and she plays several instruments from the guitar to the piano, even the saxophone; she’s always had an interest in math and science; and she’s extremely focused on her career choices, including national security or military intelligence, so political science is one of her passions, too. Read more...
(05/06/2010) USD awards degrees at 123rd Spring Commencement
The University of South Dakota will award degrees to more than 1,200 candidates and honor a distinguished alum during spring commencement at 9:30 a.m. in the DakotaDome on Saturday, May 8. Read more...
(05/05/2010) Sioux Falls Judge Lawrence Piersol to receive McKusick Award
The University of South Dakota Student Bar Association (SBA) will present the Honorable Lawrence L. Piersol with the 2010 Marshall M. McKusick Award. Piersol is a senior judge with the U.S. District Court, District of South Dakota in Sioux Falls. Read more...
(05/05/2010) Online M.B.A. program at USD scores top 5 percent nationally
According to statistics released by a national testing service, graduate students in the online M.B.A. program at The University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business are in good company nationally. Read more...
(05/05/2010) USD honors Arts & Sciences faculty with 2010 Cutler Awards
The University of South Dakota will recognize recipients of its prestigious Richard and Sharon Cutler Faculty Awards in Liberal Arts at USD’s Spring Commencement on Saturday, May 8. Endowed by Richard and Sharon Cutler of Sioux Falls, S.D., the awards recognize distinguished faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences. Read more...
(05/04/2010) Belbas-Larson Awards honor faculty excellence at USD
The University of South Dakota will honor two of its faculty at the 2010 Spring Commencement ceremony for excellence in teaching. Read more...
(05/03/2010) Dakota Days announces committee members for 2010 event
The University of South Dakota has announced the newest members of the 2010 Dakota Days Committee. Read more...
April
(04/30/2010) Students honored at USD’s 45th Student History Conference
Two Creighton University students and a Minnesota State University Moorhead student were recognized for their outstanding papers at the 45th annual Student History Conference at The University of South Dakota. Read more...
(04/29/2010) USD Law School, Med School to honor graduates on May 7
The University of South Dakota will honor graduates from the USD School of Law and the Sanford School of Medicine with ceremonies on Friday, May 7. Read more...
(04/29/2010) USD students showcase multitude of artwork during May exhibit
Jade Somsen, Lyndsi Price, Criscel Miske, Brooke Hiemstra, Michael Gordon and Isaura Nino, all students at The University of South Dakota, will showcase a multitude of artwork of different disciplines and media during an exhibition at the John A. Day Gallery of the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts, May 3-7. Read more...
(04/28/2010) Fulbright Scholar, USD student Abbey Jones hopes to make a difference beyond borders
Abbey Jones isn’t afraid to try something new. After all, The University of South Dakota student spent two semesters studying in Wales, United Kingdom last year. Next year, she will be teaching English in Indonesia thanks to a grant from the Fulbright Program – the flagship international education exchange program sponsored by the United States government. Read more...
(04/26/2010) USD names 18-person search committee for athletic director
James W. Abbott, president of The University of South Dakota, today announced the formation of an 18-member search committee to assist in the selection of USD’s athletic director. Read more...
(04/26/2010) Pediatric Residency Program Gains Accreditation
Aspiring physicians in the area have a new place to look when choosing a residency program and it’s much closer to home. Sanford Children’s is now accredited and offering a pediatric residency program. Read more...
(04/26/2010) Math success adds up for 2010 Goldwater Scholar Doug Dailey
What happens when you combine inspirational faculty with a student’s love of math? For Doug Dailey, a student at The University of South Dakota, it all adds up to a 2010 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. Read more...
(04/23/2010) USD to honor Native American student graduates on May 7
The University of South Dakota will honor graduating Native American students at the second annual Native Student Graduate Honoring Ceremony on Friday, May 7, at 6 p.m. in the Freedom Forum Conference Room , which is located at the Al Neuharth Media Center on the USD campus. Read more...
(04/23/2010) Matthew Tysdal is USD’s 14th Truman Scholar recipient
To say Matthew Tysdal is making the most of his college experience would be an understatement. The University of South Dakota junior is president of his fraternity, Phi Delta Theta; he’s active in Political Science League; and he just completed another term as a member of the Student Government Association Senate. Tysdal is also a double major in economics and political science, and he’s an enlisted member of the South Dakota Army National Guard, where he serves with the 196th Regiment, Regional Training Institute, which is located in Fort Meade, S.D. Read more...
(04/21/2010) Cross Media Council at The U sponsors students’ rights forum
Whether or not college students should be allowed to wear the T-shirt of their choice to athletic events is just one of the topics being discussed at an upcoming forum sponsored by the Cross Media Council and Political Science League at 3 p.m. on Monday, April 26 at the Al Neuharth Media Center. Read more...
(04/21/2010) Astronomy Day at The U to feature Minnesota professor
The University of South Dakota Department of Physics is sponsoring an Astronomy Day lecture by Vuk Mandic, entitled “Astronomy with Gravitational-Wave Detectors” on Monday, April 26, at 7 p.m. in Farber Hall. Read more...
(04/21/2010) USD Pre-Med Society to host fourth annual Pre-Med Day
The University of South Dakota Pre-Med Society will host its fourth annual Pre-Med Day, Saturday, April 24, at the Andrew E. Lee Memorial Medicine and Science Building. Read more...
(04/21/2010) USD Law Professor Thomas E. Geu receives Jackson Award for Excellence in Teaching
Professor Thomas E. Geu is the 2010 recipient of the John Wesley Jackson Outstanding Faculty Award at The University of South Dakota School of Law. Geu was nominated by students and colleagues on the faculty at the Law School. Read more...
(04/20/2010) USD to host 123rd Spring Commencement on Saturday, May 8
The University of South Dakota will award degrees to more than 1,200 candidates and honor a distinguished alum during spring commencement at 9:30 a.m. in the DakotaDome on Saturday, May 8. Read more...
(04/19/2010) USD Philosophy Symposium Lectures begin Thursday at Farber Hall
The University of South Dakota is hosting six philosophy symposium lectures at Farber Hall this week. Read more...
(04/19/2010) USD Law Student elected National NALSA President
Lonnie Wright, a second year law student at the University of South Dakota School of Law, was elected President of National Native American Law Students (NNALSA) at the 35th annual Indian Law Conference, April 8-9, in Santa Fe, N.M. Wright was elected by National NALSA members from law schools across the United States. He was the first USD law student to serve on the National Board as the Area 8 Representative in 2009-10. Read more...
(04/16/2010) USD student Winnie Zou cited on Capitol Hill for research
Yun “Winnie” Zou, a student at The University of South Dakota, was one of 75 undergraduate students honored at the Council of Undergraduate Research (CUR) “Posters on the Hill” reception at Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, April 13. Read more...
(04/16/2010) USD NALSA named National Chapter of the Year
It’s been a busy year for the School of Law at The University of South Dakota but also a very rewarding one as USD’s Native American Law Students Association (NALSA) chapter received the 2010 Chapter of the Year award at the 35th annual Indian Law Conference in Santa Fe, N.M., earlier this month. Read more...
(04/15/2010) ‘Paintography’ exhibition to be on display at USD’s Day Gallery
“Paintography,” a student art exhibition featuring five B.F.A. students at The University of South Dakota, will be on display in the John A. Day Gallery of the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts, April 19-23. Read more...
(04/15/2010) USD Medical School ranked 10th nationally in rural medicine
The Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota made the top 10 list in rural medicine in the latest national rankings by U.S. News and World Report. Read more...
(04/15/2010) E-Team, Delta Sigma Pi and Beacom School of Business welcome Dave Anderson of ‘Famous Dave’s’
The Beacom School of Business at The University of South Dakota along with USD’s Entrepreneurship Team (E-Team) and Delta Sigma Pi will host a “Gala Evening” with Dave Anderson, founder of Famous Dave’s, on Thursday, April 29 at the Muenster University Center. Read more...
(04/15/2010) Administrative appointments fill key executive positions at USD
President James W. Abbott announced four administrative appointments that fill current executive vacancies at The University of South Dakota. Read more...
(04/14/2010) Social drama ‘Fat Pig’ concludes theatre season at USD
The University of South Dakota’s Department of Theatre concludes its season April 21-25 with “Fat Pig,” Neil LaBute’s “plus-sized” social drama. Playing in the Wayne S. Knutson Theatre of the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts, “Fat Pig” explores the impact social bias and peer pressure can have on a romantic relationship when one of the parties is plus-sized. Read more...
(04/13/2010) USD to host 45th Student History Conference April 22
Graduate and undergraduate students from 10 regional universities and colleges will present papers at the 45th annual Student History Conference, Thursday, April 22, at The University of South Dakota’s Muenster University Center. Read more...
(04/13/2010) Institute for Teachers of Gifted Youth begins July 19 at USD
The University of South Dakota School of Education will host the eighth annual Institute for Teachers of Gifted Youth, July 19-20. Read more...
(04/09/2010) Farber Public Affairs Lecture Series welcomes Theda Skocpol to USD
The University of South Dakota Political Science League will host world renowned political scientist and Harvard Professor Theda Skocpol at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 19 at the Muenster University Center Ballroom. Read more...
(04/07/2010) University Art Galleries presents student exhibition ‘It’
Maiko Hasegawa, pursuing her M.F.A. in painting at The University of South Dakota, is displaying her thesis exhibition, “It,” with M.F.A. sculptor and Sturgis, S.D., native Erica Merchant, April 12-16 at the John A. Day Gallery in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. Read more...
(04/07/2010) USD Phi Beta Kappa to host 2010 initiation ceremony April 15
Alpha Chapter of South Dakota, Phi Beta Kappa, will host its 2010 initiation ceremony on Thursday, April 15, at The University of South Dakota. Read more...
(04/06/2010) 2010 Missouri River Institute Research Symposium is at USD
The science and future of the Missouri River will be explored during the 2010 Missouri River Institute Research Symposium at The University of South Dakota on Wednesday, April 14. Read more...
(04/05/2010) USD hosts 2010 South Dakota Governor’s Camp, Ambassadors of Excellence Program for gifted youth
Gifted high school and middle school students can register now for exciting summer programs at The University of South Dakota. Read more...
(04/05/2010) USD students, NFL star Ben Leber team up for health care
On Friday afternoon, April 9, students from The University of South Dakota and staff from Jolley Elementary in Vermillion will team up with NFL linebacker Ben Leber to tackle childhood obesity and inactivity. Read more...
(04/05/2010) Center for Disabilities at The U hosts spring autism conference
The University of South Dakota Center for Disabilities, a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, is hosting a workshop in Sioux Falls, S.D., on Early Intensive Behavioral Interventions for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders with Thomas Higbee, Ph.D., April 12-13, at Schroeder Auditorium in the Sanford USD Medical Center. Read more...
March
(03/31/2010) USD Disability Services hosts wheelchair athlete Aaron Fotheringham for April 5 program
The University of South Dakota Center for Disabilities welcomes Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham to campus for a 7 p.m. program on Monday, April 5 at the Muenster University Center Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public. Read more...
(03/31/2010) USD graduate thesis exhibition on display at Day Gallery
Graduate students at The University of South Dakota will showcase their M.F.A. thesis exhibition from April 5 - 9 at the John A. Day Gallery in Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. Read more...
(03/31/2010) Service-learning spring break for USD’s AWOL Program
Thirty-eight students, and six faculty and staff members from The University of South Dakota spent their spring break fulfilling service-learning opportunities as close as western South Dakota and as far away as the mountains of Oregon and the streets of New Orleans. Read more...
(03/30/2010) Register now for USD’s 2010 Summer Accounting Institute
High school sophomores and juniors interested in pursuing an accounting or business career can register for the 2010 Summer Accounting Institute at The University of South Dakota. Read more...
(03/30/2010) USD Rhodes Scholar Stephen Wilson to speak at The U
The W.O. Farber Center for Civic Leadership at The University of South Dakota, in cooperation with the Political Science League at USD, will host author and attorney Stephen L. Wilson, a 1970 USD Rhodes Scholar, for a 4 p.m. program in Farber Hall on Wednesday, April 14. Read more...
(03/29/2010) USD to celebrate academic achievement at 2010 IdeaFest
Graduate and undergraduate academic achievements will be on display at The University of South Dakota during IdeaFest, April 7-8, at the Muenster University Center. Read more...
(03/29/2010) Keynote speakers for 2010 IdeaFest at The U include anthropology professor, creative artists
What do an anthropologist, an actor with a recurring role on “CSI” and an actress who’s also a celebrated novelist have in common with IdeaFest 2010 at The University of South Dakota? All three are the keynote speakers for IdeaFest, April 7-8. Read more...
(03/29/2010) Close contest determines winner of Sam Masten Moot Court Tourney at USD School of Law
First-year law student Kasey Wassenaar of Jackson, Minn., edged first-year law student Sarah Zinter of Pierre, S.D., to win the championship round of The University of South Dakota School of Law’s annual Sam Masten Intramural Moot Court Competition on Wednesday, March 24. Read more...
(03/29/2010) Yankton teams take top honors at Science Olympiad at USD
Science Olympiad teams from Yankton High School and Yankton Middle School now have an opportunity to compete at the 2010 National Science Olympiad Tournament after finishing first Saturday in the 26th annual South Dakota Science Olympiad State Tournament at The University of South Dakota. Read more...
(03/26/2010) USD law student touted for ‘Best Defense’ at D.C. mock trial
Alex Hagen, a third-year law student at The University of South Dakota School of Law, received top honors at the second annual Capitol City Challenge Mock Trial Competition at the District of Columbia Superior Court in Washington, D.C., last weekend. Read more...
(03/26/2010) CMJ student at The U is recipient of 2010 NBNA scholarship
Kealey Bultena, a student from The University of South Dakota, is a 2010 recipient of the Jack Shelley Scholarship, which is presented annually by the Northwest Broadcast News Association. Read more...
(03/25/2010) Students from The U are Siouxland Film Festival finalists
Four short films by students from The University of South Dakota are finalists in this Saturday’s Siouxland Film Festival at the Orpheum Theatre in Sioux City, Iowa. Read more...
(03/25/2010) USD law professor emeritus is panelist at VJEL Symposium
John H. Davidson, Professor of Law Emeritus at The University of South Dakota School of Law, is a featured guest of the 2010 Vermont Journal of Environmental Law Symposium, “Surviving and Thriving: Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation.” Read more...
(03/25/2010) ‘University’ exhibit showcases images of USD
“University” is a small collection of documented images of USD from the portfolio of Joshua Sean, an art student at The University of South Dakota. Sean’s exhibition opened Monday, March 22 and runs through Thursday, April 15 in Gallery 110 in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. A reception for the show is Friday, March 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. Read more...
(03/23/2010) USD Med School achieves ‘one of best re-accreditations’ in its history
The Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota has been re-accredited through 2018 by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education. Read more...
(03/19/2010) School of Law students from The U assist Indian Wills Project
Several students from The University of South Dakota School of Law spent spring break traveling to Indian reservations in South Dakota drafting wills for the Indian Wills Project. Read more...
(03/18/2010) Technology and copyright laws to be addressed at USD forum
The University of South Dakota Center for Teaching and Learning and University Libraries are sponsoring a program by Mickie A. Piatt, J.D., an expert in copyright law and the impact of technology, at 4 p.m. on Monday, March 29 at the Muenster University Center Ballroom. Read more...
(03/18/2010) Match Day reveals USD medical students’ residencies
Fourth-year medical students at the Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota learned this morning where they will complete their residency training. Match Day ceremonies were held across the country, including in Rapid City and Sioux Falls. Envelopes were handed to each student with their residency acceptance letters inside. Read more...
(03/18/2010) USD student awarded prestigious Stegner Fellowship in poetry
Sarah Den Boer, a Ph.D. student at The University of South Dakota, is the recipient of a 2010 Wallace Stegner Fellowship at the Creative Writing Program at Stanford University. Read more...
(03/17/2010) ‘Big Success in Small Towns’ author to speak at USD
The Beacom School of Business at The University of South Dakota presents the 2010 Burke-Bank West Lecture, “Boomtown USA: The 7½ Keys to Big Success in Small Towns,” by author and CEO Jack Schultz, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 8 at Farber Hall, Old Main. Read more...
(03/16/2010) Van Den Hul leaving USD post to take similar position at Western Washington University
Richard Van Den Hul, vice president of finance and administration at The University of South Dakota since 2006, has accepted the position of vice president for business and financial affairs at Western Washington University, Bellingham, Wash., effective July 8. Read more...
(03/15/2010) USD School of Law students to compete at NTC finals
Two students from The University of South Dakota School of Law will showcase their trial skills at the 35th annual National Trial Competition, March 25-28, in Dallas, Texas. Read more...
(03/10/2010) Inaugural American Indian Student Healthcare Careers Conference kicks off Healthcare Careers Camp at The U
Native American high school students seeking careers in the healthcare industry can register now to attend the American Indian Student Healthcare Careers Conference (AISHCC), June 18-20, and the Fourth Annual Healthcare Careers Summer Camp (HCSC), June 20-25, at The University of South Dakota. Read more...
(03/10/2010) University Theatre presents social drama ‘Boy Gets Girl’
The University of South Dakota Department of Theatre continues its season with Rebecca Gilman’s chilling drama “Boy Gets Girl.” With performances in the Arena Theatre of the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts, March 24-28, “Boy Gets Girl” is a story of romantic pursuit gone awry. Read more...
(03/09/2010) South Dakota Supreme Court to hold Term of Court at USD
The state of South Dakota’s highest court will be in session for three days at The University of South Dakota School of Law. The South Dakota Supreme Court will hear oral arguments during March 2010 Term of Court at law school courtroom, March 22-24. Read more...
(03/08/2010) USD students elect Tim Carr next SGA President
Students at The University of South Dakota elected a new Student Government Association (SGA) President and Vice President last week. Tim Carr of Lamoni, Iowa, is the new SGA President and his running mate, Laura Hofer of Pierre, S.D., will serve as SGA Vice President following the results of the election. Read more...
(03/05/2010) 2010 Volk Symposium at The U to address corporate ethics
Cynthia Cooper will present her award-winning lecture, “Ethical Leadership for the 21st Century” at The University of South Dakota during the 2010 Arthur A. Volk Accounting Symposium/Ethics Lecture on Tuesday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Wayne S. Knutson Theater. Read more...
(03/04/2010) USD hosts 26th annual South Dakota State Science Olympiad
More than a dozen middle school and high school teams will compete in the 26th annual South Dakota Science Olympiad State Tournament at The University of South Dakota on Saturday, March 27. Read more...
(03/03/2010) High school students can register now for 2010 USD Healthcare Careers Summer Camp
High school students interested in pursuing careers health care can register now to attend the Fourth Annual Healthcare Careers Summer Camp at The University of South Dakota, June 20-25. Read more...
(03/03/2010) DWP at The U hosts 2010 Summer Invitational Institute
The Dakota Writing Project (DWP) at The University of South Dakota invites teachers for an institute of learning at the 2010 DWP Summer Invitational Institute (SII). Innovative and dedicated teachers of any discipline or grade level can apply for the program, which is scheduled Mondays through Thursdays, June 7-July 1 at The U. Read more...
(03/02/2010) USD Greek councils recognized for outstanding leadership
The University of South Dakota’s Interfraternity and Panhellenic Councils were recognized for outstanding leadership and educational development at the 2010 Mid-American Greek Council Association and National Black Leadership Conference in St. Louis recently. Read more...
(03/02/2010) 13th annual Building Bridges Conference is March 26 at The U
The University of South Dakota is hosting the 13th annual Building Bridges Conference at the Muenster University Center on Friday, March 26. Read more...
February
(02/26/2010) Chamber Singers to conclude tour with Home Concert
The University of South Dakota’s Chamber Singers will conclude a tour of four Midwest states with a Home Concert on Saturday, March 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the United Church of Christ, located at 226 E. Main St., in Vermillion. There’s no admission cost for the performance; a freewill offering will be collected. Read more...
(02/25/2010) USD honored nationally for extraordinary community service
For the third straight year, The University of South Dakota was named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service. Read more...
(02/24/2010) ‘Stand-up Economist’ Yoram Bauman coming to USD
The University of South Dakota Department of Economics and Omicron Delta Epsilon chapter welcomes Yoram Bauman, Ph.D., to the Beacom School of Business on Tuesday, March 2 at 8 p.m. Read more...
(02/24/2010) USD School of Law professor awarded Fulbright Grant
Elizabeth Burleson, assistant professor of law at The University of South Dakota, is the recipient of a Fulbright Senior Specialist Grant to teach at the University of Montevideo in Uruguay. Read more...
(02/24/2010) Kansas City artists showcased at University Art Galleries exhibit
The University Art Galleries at The University of South Dakota will host the exhibition “Black & Blue: Kansas City’s Grit & Grace” in the John A. Day Gallery beginning Tuesday, March 2. Read more...
(02/22/2010) USD med student concert to benefit juvenile diabetes research
The second annual Sanford School of Medicine Benefit Concert at The University of South Dakota will raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Read more...
(02/19/2010) $5 million grant to boost USD Nursing Distance program
With a three-year, $5 million grant awarded by the United States Department of Labor, The University of South Dakota Department of Nursing will be able to develop more registered nurses and address a critical need for nursing educators with graduate degrees. Read more...
(02/19/2010) ‘Soup for Service’ USD AWOL student fundraiser is Feb. 25
Students from The University of South Dakota travelling during spring break to participate in service-learning projects will host a “Soup for Service” soup supper and silent auction at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25 at the Vermillion Armory. Read more...
(02/19/2010) SGA, Cross Media Council at The U to host student budget forum
SGA President Blake Alberts and Executive Director of the South Dakota Student Federation Ryan Budmayr will analyze USD’s budget reduction process during a campus forum on Monday, Feb. 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Muenster University Center’s pit lounge. Read more...
(02/17/2010) USD NALSA chapter hosts Native American Law Symposium
The South Dakota Law Review and The University of South Dakota’s Native American Law Students Association (NALSA) chapter will host the 2010 NALSA/Law Review Symposium on Thursday, Feb. 18 beginning at 10 a.m. in the USD Law School courtroom. Read more...
(02/12/2010) USD accepting applications for Crazy Horse summer program
The University of South Dakota is now accepting applications for the inaugural Summer University Program at Crazy Horse Memorial. Classes begin in June and run through mid-August. Read more...
(02/12/2010) Scholarship Recognition Day welcomes high school seniors to The U
The University of South Dakota will showcase its extraordinary academic and campus programs for high school seniors and their parents during Scholarship Recognition Day, Feb. 20-21. Read more...
(02/12/2010) USD med school faculty member is family physician of the year
Earl Kemp., M.D., was awarded the 2010 South Dakota Family Doctor of the Year by the South Dakota Academy of Family Physicians. Kemp is an associate professor of family medicine with the Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota. Read more...
(02/11/2010) USD Chamber Singers to tour four Midwestern states in March
The University of South Dakota’s Chamber Singers will begin a weeklong tour of four Midwest states on Saturday, March 6 with a 1 p.m. performance at the First Presbyterian Church, which is located at 608 Nebraska St. in Sioux City, Iowa. Read more...
(02/10/2010) NAACP VP to deliver USD Thurgood Marshall Program
The University of South Dakota School of Law will honor the legacy of Thurgood Marshall with “Choosing to Communicate, not Discriminate,” a program by Andre Oliver, vice president of the NAACP in Sioux Falls, on Thursday, Feb. 11 at 4 p.m. in the law school courtroom on the USD campus. Read more...
(02/09/2010) USD Theatre presents the Broadway classic ‘A Chorus Line’
The University of South Dakota Department of Theatre continues its season with Broadway’s “A Chorus Line,” Feb. 26-27 and March 1-2 at 7:30 p.m. and a matinee performance on Sunday, Feb.28 at 2 p.m. in the Wayne S. Knutson Theatre in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. Read more...
(02/08/2010) E-Team hosts fifth EIC, Entrepreneurship Evening at The U
Young entrepreneurs are showing that they mean business at The University of South Dakota with the Extraordinary Idea Competition and Entrepreneurship Evening at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11 at the Al Neuharth Media Center. Read more...
(02/05/2010) USD psychology professor elected section president of APA division
Elizabeth Boyd, professor of psychology and director of the Psychological Services Center at The University of South Dakota, was recently named president of Section VI (Clinical Psychology of Ethnic Minorities) of Division 12 (Society of Clinical Psychology), one of the largest divisions affiliated with the American Psychological Association (APA). Read more...
(02/05/2010) AWOL students from The U spend winter break in service
Thirty-one students and three staff members from The University of South Dakota spent winter break learning about social issues and community service in two very different parts of the world: Chicago, Ill., and the country of Belize. Read more...
(02/03/2010) USD art students on display at Stilwell Student Awards Exhibit
The 23rd annual Stilwell Student Awards Exhibition is Friday, Feb. 5 through Friday, Feb. 26 at The University of South Dakota. Read more...
(02/03/2010) USD students, faculty seeking donations for Guatemalan trip
Students and faculty from The University of South Dakota are seeking donations to help them take needed supplies to Guatemala in March. Read more...
(02/02/2010) School of Law at The U to host 2010 National NALSA Moot Court Competition
The University of South Dakota School of Law and the USD Native American Law Students Association (NALSA) are hosting the nation’s top Indian law academic competition, the 2010 National NALSA Moot Court Competition, Feb. 18-20. Read more...
(02/01/2010) 2010 Diversity Award recipients honored at The U
Social justice, intercultural awareness and fostering positive relationships are significant reasons why diversity is vital to the campus community at The University of South Dakota. Individuals demonstrating these exceptional characteristics were honored on campus at an event sponsored by the USD Office of Institutional Diversity and the Campus Diversity Enhancement Group (CDEG). Read more...
January
(01/29/2010) USD Theatre students receive Kennedy Center ACTF honors
Students from The University of South Dakota Department of Theatre received awards at the regional Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in Overland Park, Kan., Jan. 17-23. Read more...
(01/29/2010) MSU law professor to present USD’s Dillon Lecture: ‘Rebooting Indian Law in the Supreme Court’
Matthew L.M. Fletcher, associate professor of law at the Michigan State University College of Law, is the keynote speaker for The University of South Dakota’s annual Dillon Lecture at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18. Read more...
(01/29/2010) USD to host Sanford Vermillion Community Health and Wellness Fair
Sanford Vermillion Medical Center will host a Community Health and Wellness Fair on Saturday, February 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the USD Andrew E. Lee Memorial Medicine and Science Building. Read more...
(01/27/2010) USD students, organizations contribute to MLK Day of Service
Organizations from The University of South Dakota challenged the community to commit to “a day on, not a day off” for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service and more than 150 people responded to the challenge as they helped with the completion of multiple service projects on Monday, Jan. 18. Read more...
(01/27/2010) Two USD students named as national semifinalists for Academy/mtvU Oscar correspondent contest
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and mtvU, MTV's 24-hour college network, announced 10 teams of college journalists as semifinalists in the 2010 Oscar Correspondent Contest, each vying for a coveted position on the red carpet at the 82nd Academy Awards in Hollywood. Video entries from the semifinalist teams are posted online at http://oscars.mtvU.com, where students and other viewers can vote for their favorite college journalists until Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. Read more...
(01/27/2010) USD’s Dental Hygiene Program offering free fluoride varnish, sealants
The University of South Dakota’s Department of Dental Hygiene is offering free fluoride varnish and sealants to anyone 18 years and younger by appointment. The dental decay prevention program is being sponsored by grant funding obtained by the South Dakota Department of Health. Read more...
(01/27/2010) Crazy Horse Journalism Workshop set for April 19-23
Native American high school students planning to attend college and curious about media careers will learn fi rsthand about higher education opportunities and journalism during a week-long workshop this April at Crazy Horse Memorial in South Dakota’s Black Hills. Read more...
(01/26/2010) Law student from Haiti, School of Law coordinate Haitian relief efforts on USD campus
As efforts continue globally to help Haiti in the aftermath of this month’s devastating earthquake, a law school student at The University of South Dakota is doing what she can locally to raise money and provide resources to help those closest to her – family. Read more...
(01/26/2010) USD Theatre to host ‘Boy Gets Girl’ auditions Feb. 2-3
The University of South Dakota Department of Theatre is hosting open auditions for “Boy Gets Girl,” Feb. 2-3 at the Arena Theatre at USD’s Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. Read more...
(01/26/2010) University Libraries Gallery ‘economic patriotism’ exhibition
In cooperation with The University of South Dakota Art Galleries and the Art, Exhibits and Events Committee (AEE), University Libraries and John Charles Cox presents, “Illustration of the 1950’s & 1960’s: The Propaganda of Economic Patriotism,” in the University Libraries Gallery, first floor, from Jan. 25 through April 29. Cox is a master of fine arts candidate at USD and guest student curator. Read more...
(01/26/2010) USD medical students to display cultural experience posters
Students at the Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota will use posters to present what they learned from last fall’s cultural colloquium. Enhancing cultural competence among students is one of the medical school’s priorities. Read more...
(01/26/2010) USD adds 91.1 FM as broadcast affiliate for remaining Coyote basketball games
The University of South Dakota athletic department has announced that U. Radio, KAOR 91.1 FM out of Vermillion, S.D., will serve as a broadcast affiliate for the remaining home and away Coyote basketball games in 2009-10. Read more...
(01/21/2010) Health Sciences Career Fair is Feb. 5 at The U
The Career Development Center and School of Health Sciences at The University of South Dakota are co-sponsoring a Health Sciences Career Fair on Friday, Feb. 5 in the atrium of the Andrew E. Lee Memorial Medicine and Science Building. Read more...
(01/21/2010) Nineteen USD students to helm spring Coyote News broadcasts
Nineteen students from The University of South Dakota were named to Coyote News teams for the spring semester. The USD Department of Contemporary Media and Journalism announced that U. News TV will have a production team of 14 students during the 2010 spring semester while six students from The U will produce, direct and report U. News Radio for KAOR. Read more...
(01/20/2010) University Art Galleries hosts exhibition reception for 'Hello!'
The University Art Galleries at The University of South Dakota will host a reception for the exhibit, “Hello!” at the John A. Day this Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Read more...
(01/19/2010) USD’s acclaimed Rawlins Piano Trio to perform Jan. 28 concert
The nationally acclaimed Rawlins Piano Trio of The University of South Dakota will present its second concert of the 2009-2010 Vermillion season at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28 at Colton Recital Hall of the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. Read more...
(01/15/2010) John T. Vucurevich Foundation announces Judge Lawrence Piersol Scholarship to USD School of Law
The John T. Vucurevich Foundation announced Friday a grant award in the amount of $70,000 to The University of South Dakota Foundation to create the “Judge Lawrence Piersol Scholarship” at The University of South Dakota because of Judge Piersol’s long standing friendship and guidance to John Vucurevich and his foundation. The scholarship will be awarded to two outstanding USD Law School students, each receiving $7,000 per semester. Special consideration for the scholarship will be given to members of a federally recognized Indian tribe or students who are willing to perform one year of public service. Read more...
(01/14/2010) Popular health sciences major at USD to be offered more widely
The University of South Dakota’s School of Health Sciences has received approval from the Board of Regents to offer its health sciences major in Rapid City, S.D., Sioux Falls, S.D., and online. Read more...
(01/14/2010) Students from The U recognized for fall 2009 academic honors
Students at The University of South Dakota and The University of South Dakota School of Law have been honored academically for the 2009 fall semester. Read more...
(01/13/2010) Bob Fitzpatrick named director of marketing at USD
Bob Fitzpatrick has joined the Marketing and University Relations Department at The University of South Dakota as director of marketing. Read more...
(01/12/2010) USD presents annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. programming
The University of South Dakota will celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with two campus programs featuring journalist and filmmaker David A. Wilson. Read more...
(01/12/2010) Master’s degree in Addiction Studies to be offered at USD
With anticipated growth of substance abuse counselors in South Dakota and the nation during the next decade, The University of South Dakota will begin offering an online Master of Arts in Addiction Studies. Read more...
(01/11/2010) USD NALSA brightens holidays for Rosebud Sioux children
Christmas came early to the Rosebud Sioux Tribe as The University of South Dakota’s Native American Law Students Association (NALSA) delivered gifts to children of the reservation just in time for the holidays. Read more...
(01/08/2010) State Board of Education re-elects USD professor as president
The South Dakota Board of Education has re-elected Kelly Duncan of Vermillion as president for another year, and Donald Kirkegaard will remain as vice president. Read more...
(01/06/2010) USD readies proposal to add bachelor’s degree in nursing
The University of South Dakota’s School of Health Sciences is developing a plan to offer a bachelor’s degree in nursing. The program is aimed at addressing a projected shortage of nurses in the state by maximizing access to the baccalaureate for USD students. Read more...
(01/06/2010) New executive degree in public administration at USD
The University of South Dakota is offering an Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) degree. Courses begin Wednesday, Jan. 13. Read more...
2009
December
(12/22/2009) Department of Social Work at The U receives training grant
The University of South Dakota’s Department of Social Work is among 12 in the country to receive a federal grant to train social workers to serve in agencies that help children. Read more...
(12/21/2009) USD’s PT chair named Fulbright specialist
The chair of The University of South Dakota’s Department of Physical Therapy will serve as a Fulbright specialist next month in Chile. Lana Svien, PT, Ph.D., has been asked to share her expertise as a curriculum and accreditation consultant at Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso in Valparaiso, Chile. Read more...
(12/18/2009) USD contributes to CUNY 2010 calendar, curriculum project
By sharing historic images and milestones from its past, The University of South Dakota was among more than 100 public colleges and universities contributing to the 2010 City University of New York’s (CUNY) calendar, Web site and curriculum project. Read more...
(12/17/2009) Field education director hired for The U’s Master of Social Work Program
A field education director has been hired for the Master of Social Work program by The University of South Dakota’s School of Health Sciences. Read more...
(12/17/2009) USD to confer degrees at 34th Winter Commencement
Judge Larry Long, 2nd Judicial Circuit of the State of South Dakota, will deliver the keynote address during the 34th Winter Commencement ceremony at The University of South Dakota on Saturday, Dec. 19. Read more...
(12/17/2009) Kingsbury named director of Sponsored Programs at The U
Joining The University of South Dakota to advance its research/creative scholarship mission is Dr. Paul R. Kingsbury, director of Sponsored Programs. Read more...
(12/16/2009) USD School of Law professor discusses duties at Climate Change Conference
Elizabeth Burleson, professor at The University of South Dakota School of Law, is attending the COP15 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark this week. Read more...
(12/15/2009) USD researchers recognized by CNN for ’09 health innovation
CNN has recognized two scientists from The University of South Dakota for their contribution to global health innovations for 2009. Read more...
(12/15/2009) The U's Organizational Behavior class benefits Sioux Falls area charities
It’s the season for giving but it’s also the season for learning as students from an undergraduate business class at The University of South Dakota completed self-designed projects to learn more about organizational behavior and theory while benefiting four charities in Sioux Falls, S.D., that tackle hunger, homelessness and safety. Read more...
(12/14/2009) Sally Slama is December Employee of the Month at The U
Sally Slama, a senior secretary in the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, is the December 2009 Career Services Employee of the Month at The University of South Dakota. Read more...
(12/14/2009) Students from The U volunteer at VOA Dakotas Thrift Store
Students from The University of South Dakota volunteered their time recently at the Sioux Falls Volunteers of America (VOA) Dakotas Thrift Store. Nine students spent a day organizing the thrift store warehouse, working as cashiers, providing customer service and re-stocking the store. Read more...
(12/10/2009) OT professor from The U delivers keynote address at Japan conference
An associate professor of occupational therapy at The University of South Dakota recently delivered a keynote address on human activity and environmental change at a conference in Japan. Read more...
(12/08/2009) USD student Leighann Dunn to travel to Copenhagen for U.N. climate change conference
Leighann Dunn, Iraqi War veteran and graduate student at The University of South Dakota, will travel to Copenhagen, Denmark on Monday, Dec. 14 for the United Nations Climate Change Conference. Dunn will join 11 other veterans representing Operation Free, a coalition of veteran and national security organizations concerned with the national security implications of climate change. Read more...
(12/07/2009) USD to confer degrees at 34th Winter Commencement
Judge Larry Long, 2nd Judicial Circuit of the State of South Dakota, will deliver the keynote address to more than 450 graduates during the 34th Winter Commencement ceremony at The University of South Dakota on Saturday, Dec. 19. Read more...
(12/04/2009) ‘Emerging Voices’ graduation exhibit to be on display at USD
Three students at The University of South Dakota will present their bachelor of fine arts graduation exhibition, “Emerging Voices,” Monday, Dec. 7 through Friday, Dec. 11 at the John A. Day Gallery in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. A closing reception for artists Angee Verzani-Dorcey, David E. Miller and Jeffrey Schmidt is scheduled for Dec. 11 from 7 to 9 p.m. Read more...
(12/04/2009) The U named ‘Top Client’ by web management provider
PaperThin, Inc., a leading Web content management solution provider, has named The University of South Dakota one of its top clients, recognizing the University for its recently-launched Web site and expanded myU, the University’s faculty, staff and student portal powered by uPortal. The company extolled The U’s progressive approach to managing content, resulting in a robust, yet user-friendly, myU portal environment. Read more...
(12/04/2009) USD physical therapy professor named national fellow
A faculty member in The University of South Dakota’s Department of Physical Therapy has been selected to take part in the National Rural Health Associations’ Rural Health Fellows Program of 2010. Read more...
(12/03/2009) USD part of Bush Foundation $40 million investment to transform teacher-preparation programs for 14 universities
Fourteen higher-education institutions and the Bush Foundation today announced a partnership focused on transforming teacher-preparation programs in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. Collectively, the institutions will produce at least 25,000 new, effective teachers in the next 10 years. This number represents virtually all of the new teachers that will be needed in the three states in the next decade. Read more...
(12/03/2009) Five USD students earn research grants from NASA
Five students from The University of South Dakota will receive stipends from NASA, totaling $22,000. Read more...
(12/02/2009) Holiday season busy time for USD music professor
Two compositions from Dr. Stephen Yarbrough, D.M.A., Composer-in-Residence at The University of South Dakota, will premiere this Christmas season. Read more...
(12/01/2009) Original Howe drawings displayed as gallery re-opens at The U
The Oscar Howe Gallery at The University of South Dakota re-opened on Monday, Nov. 30 featuring a drawing exhibition by Oscar Howe (Yanktonai Dakota, 1915-1983), a celebrated Native American artist and former faculty member of the USD Department of Art. Read more...
(12/01/2009) USD researcher to address lessons of H1N1
Victor Huber, Ph.D., assistant professor of Basic Biomedical Sciences of the Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota, will discuss lessons learned from the H1N1 virus during a talk on the USD campus this Thursday. Read more...
November
(11/30/2009) USD research benefits from 2009 ARRA funding
Funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) is being used to support several research projects and other activities at The University of South Dakota. Read more...
(11/30/2009) Yankton students from The U to showcase graduation exhibit
Sara Schenkel and Jake Kidney, students at The University of South Dakota, will present their Bachelor of Fine Arts graduation exhibition, “Out of Darkness,” at the John A. Day Gallery in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts, Dec. 14-18. The exhibition showcases their student artwork at The U. Read more...
(11/24/2009) Exhibition of Rosales Lugo’s ‘Sur’ collection on display at USD
The University of South Dakota will host a collection of Alejandro Rosales Lugo’s most recent works, “Sur,” from Dec. 1 through Dec. 10 in Gallery 110 at the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. Read more...
(11/24/2009) Honors students at The U reach out during Interest Day
The University of South Dakota’s first-year Honors Experience students reached out to Jolley Elementary School students during a service-learning project on Veteran’s Day. The event, called “Interest Day,” included close to 380 elementary students who learned about interests and careers from invited speakers. Read more...
(11/23/2009) Final performance of 'Peter Pan' at The U
The classic story of “Peter Pan” will be told on stage with a final performance Tuesday at the Wayne S. Knutson at The University of South Dakota. Read more...
(11/23/2009) Service-learning trip to Twin Cities for 10 students at The U
Ten students from The University of South Dakota traveled to Minneapolis, Minn., on behalf of the Center for Academic Engagement to assist organizations dedicated to alleviating homelessness. Read more...
(11/23/2009) Sen. Johnson discusses health care reform at USD Med School
The Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota hosted a roundtable discussion about health care reform with U.S. Senator Tim Johnson this morning in Sioux Falls. Read more...
(11/19/2009) USD alum honored nationally for assisting in creation of Physician Assistant Studies Program
A national organization has honored a USD alum and health care leader instrumental in creating the school’s Physician Assistant Studies Program. Read more...
(11/18/2009) ‘Enclosed & Exposed’ student exhibit to be on display at The U
Three students from The University of South Dakota will present their Bachelor of Fine Arts graduation exhibition, “Enclosed & Exposed,” Monday, Nov. 30 through Friday, Dec. 4 at the John A. Day Gallery in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. Read more...
(11/18/2009) USD Opera presents ‘Amahl and the Night Visitors’
The University of South Dakota Music Department will present the classic Menotti opera, “Amahl and the Night Visitors,” with two performances in December, including Saturday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Akron Opera House in Akron, Iowa, and on Friday, Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m. at USD’s Colton Recital Hall. Read more...
(11/17/2009) USD, SDSGC recipients of NASA grant to aid DUSEL research
The University of South Dakota, through the South Dakota Space Grant Consortium (SDSGC), has been selected as a recipient of a Consortium Development Competition award from NASA. Read more...
(11/13/2009) CAE at The U seeks support for national day of service event
The University of South Dakota’s Center for Academic Engagement (CAE), in cooperation with Students Enhancing Resources for Vermillion Enrichment (SERVE), is challenging the community to make Martin Luther King Jr. Day a day on, not a day off. Read more...
(11/13/2009) Doug Ganschow is November Employee of the Month at USD
a farmer, Doug Ganschow knows that they ‘key’ to having a successful annual harvest is being able to adapt to several different jobs around the farm. As a locksmith at The University of South Dakota, Ganschow knows that the “key” to finishing jobs in facilities management also depend on being able to do multiple tasks at multiple times, reasons why he was named November Career Services Employee of the Month. Read more...
(11/12/2009) USD professor helps dispute amphibian environmental myth
A team of researchers, led by Assistant Professor Jacob Kerby of The University of South Dakota, have determined that amphibians are not uniquely susceptible to pollution. Read more...
(11/12/2009) USD med school aids with launch of rural research, education initiative
The Freeman Regional Health System, Rural Medical Clinics, P.A., and the Department of Family Medicine of the Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota have agreed to work cooperatively through an initiative focused on rural research and health professions education. Read more...
(11/10/2009) Oscar Howe Gallery at The U digitally documents artist’s collection
The Oscar Howe Gallery is temporarily closed for digital documentation of the Oscar Howe Collection and reinstallation of Howe’s work for the next show. During this temporary closure, the University Art Galleries will be painting the interior of the gallery, preparing Howe drawings for display, and making other changes as necessary for the upcoming show. Read more...
(11/10/2009) Visiting artist to conduct stone and plate litho workshop at USD
The University of South Dakota welcomes visiting artist Tom Christison to the College of Fine Arts for a lecture at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12 at the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts 172. Read more...
(11/10/2009) Physician Assistant Studies at The U: great start to great career
Students seeking one of the best jobs in the United States can get their start thanks to the Physician Assistant Studies Program at The University of South Dakota. Money Magazine is touting physician assistant as the second-best job in the United States. The ranking didn’t come as a surprise to Wade Nilson, MPAC, PA-C, chair of the Physician Assistant Studies Program at USD. Read more...
(11/06/2009) Health Happenings & Scrubs Camp at The U on Nov. 11
High school students exploring careers in health care and health sciences will attend the 2009 Health Happenings & Scrubs Camp at The University of South Dakota on Wednesday, Nov. 11. Read more...
(11/06/2009) USD Theatre to showcase student-directed one-acts
Student work will be showcased as The University of South Dakota’s Department of Theatre presents a workshop production of seven, student-directed one-act plays, Nov. 13-15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Arena Theatre of the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. Read more...
(11/04/2009) Students from The U to meet with billionaire Warren Buffett
It’s one thing to learn about business acumen and financial strategies in the classroom, but having the chance to learn directly from a billionaire investor is another. That will be the case on Friday for 27 students from the Beacom School of Business at The University of South Dakota, who will meet with Omaha businessman Warren Buffett. Read more...
(11/03/2009) USD School of Law professor appointed to AAI advisory board
Assistant Professor Tom Horton of The University of South Dakota School of Law was recently appointed by the American Antitrust Institute (AAI) to serve as a member of its advisory board. Read more...
(11/03/2009) USD students ‘make a difference’ during nationwide project day
Students from The University of South Dakota spent a Saturday working on local projects during the 19th annual “Make A Difference Day” on Saturday, Oct. 24. Sponsored by USA WEEKEND, “Make A Difference Day” promotes civic engagement annually during the fourth Saturday of October. Read more...
(11/03/2009) Beacom School of Business at The U hosts author, entrepreneur Jim Houtz for lecture series program
Jim Houtz, a 1958 graduate of The University of South Dakota and a renowned entrepreneur in the health information marketplace, will present the November Dean’s Lecture Series program at noon on Friday, Nov. 6 in the first floor auditorium at Beacom Hall. Read more...
(11/03/2009) USD students, professor host free classical music concert
The Washington Street Art Center will showcase classical music featuring students from The University of South Dakota and Marie-Elaine Gagnon, D.M.A, an assistant professor of music at The U, during a free concert from 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 8. Read more...
(11/02/2009) Students from USD CAE assist with eastern Iowa flood relief
Nine students from The University of South Dakota spent a weekend in Waterloo, Iowa, assisting the community that received flood damage over a year ago and is still struggling to recover. Read more...
(11/02/2009) State association honors USD medical school professors
Six professors with the Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota were honored recently by the South Dakota State Medical Association. Read more...
(11/02/2009) USD med school professors, grads are state association officers
Five physicians with ties to the Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota have been elected as the officers of the South Dakota State Medical Association. Read more...
October
(10/28/2009) 2009 Gunderson Seminar at USD School of Law to feature South Dakota lawyer-legislators
The University of South Dakota School of Law has invited South Dakota lawyer-legislators to participate in the 2009 Clark Y. Gunderson Seminar, the USD School of Law’s preeminent annual speaking event, at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 5. Read more...
(10/28/2009) KYOT productions at The U nominated for national awards
The University of South Dakota’s KYOT-TV is a finalist in four categories at the 2009 College Broadcasters Inc. National Student Production Awards this weekend. Read more...
(10/28/2009) CDC at The U hosts federal government employment seminar
Students interested in pursuing a career in public service can learn more about federal government employment at The University of South Dakota’s Career Development Center program, “How to Find Employment with the Federal Government,” at noon on Monday, Nov. 2 at the Muenster University Center, room 211. Read more...
(10/28/2009) Debra Leners named chair of USD’s nursing program
A national leader in nursing education has been named the chair of The University of South Dakota’s Department of Nursing. Read more...
(10/27/2009) Study Abroad and Engagement Fair is Oct. 29 at USD
The University of South Dakota will host a Study Abroad and Engagement Fair from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29, in the main level of the Muenster University Center. Read more...
(10/26/2009) USD, Crazy Horse Memorial enter unique academic partnership
The announcement came with a blast as The University of South Dakota confirmed earlier this month that Crazy Horse will become a satellite affiliate of USD. During Native Americans’ Day on Monday, Oct. 12, USD announced a new educational partnership with Crazy Horse, which coincided with a dynamite blast on the historic carving. Read more...
(10/26/2009) International Education Week celebrated at The U
The University of South Dakota is celebrating International Education Week Oct. 26-30 with several programs designed to honor and promote global learning and educational exchange. Read more...
(10/22/2009) USD’s Rawlins Piano Trio to perform season-opening concert
The University of South Dakota’s nationally-acclaimed Rawlins Piano Trio will present its opening concert of the 2009-2010 Vermillion season at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 27. The concert, open to the public and free of charge, will be in Colton Recital Hall of the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts and is the debut of violinist Eunho Lee. Lee joins pianist Susan Keith Gray and cellist Marie-Elaine Gagnon. All three artists are faculty members in the USD Department of Music. Read more...
(10/21/2009) USD faculty recognized for extraordinary research
Five faculty members from The University of South Dakota will be honored for their research and creative work during President’s Research Day at the Muenster University Center on Thursday, Oct. 29. Read more...
(10/21/2009) Groundbreaking ceremony set for The U’s new wellness center
The University of South Dakota is breaking ground at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 26 for its new wellness center, an exciting new 61,000 square foot facility scheduled for completion in spring 2011. Read more...
(10/20/2009) USD Opera to stage children’s production in November
The University of South Dakota’s Department of Music Opera Workshop will showcase the children’s opera, “The Princess and the Pea” with several local performances in November. Read more...
(10/20/2009) USD Foundation announces FY09 financial report
Gifts to The University of South Dakota Foundation remained strong despite the most challenging economic times in recent history. For the year ending June 30, 2009, the USD Foundation reported gift income of $12 million and the assets of the Foundation were $154 million. The Foundation's endowment on June 30 totaled $115 million despite a 12.9 percent investment loss for the fiscal year. New gifts to the endowment helped offset investment losses and distributions from the portfolio utilized by the University as designated by donors. Read more...
(10/19/2009) Unique artists, graphic designers to visit USD campus
The University Art Galleries at The University of South Dakota welcomes several visiting artists to campus during the 2009-10 academic year. Five artists, from sculptors to graphic artists, will conduct workshops and present lectures at USD. Read more...
(10/19/2009) Beacom School of Business at The U names Outstanding Senior
The University of South Dakota’s Beacom School of Business honored Mandie Weinandt as its Outstanding Senior of the Year during The Beacom School of Business Board of Governors annual awards luncheon. Read more...
(10/19/2009) Dan Meyer named Outstanding Alumnus of the Year by USD Beacom School of Business
The University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business honored Dan Meyer as its Outstanding Alumnus of the Year during its Board of Governors annual awards luncheon recently. Read more...
(10/16/2009) Richard and Sharon Cutler are recipients of The U’s 2009 Inman Award
As loyal supporters of The University of South Dakota, Richard and Sharon Cutler were honored for their service to USD at an awards luncheon on Friday, Oct. 9. The USD Foundation presented the Cutlers with the Darwin and Adele Inman Award for distinguished service. The Inman Award is the Foundation’s highest award and is named in honor of Adele and Darwin Inman who were instrumental as volunteers in the early years of the University. Read more...
(10/16/2009) James Mirehouse recipient of Distinguished Service Award at USD’s Beacom School of Business
The Beacom School of Business at The University of South Dakota presented James H. Mirehouse with its Distinguished Service Award: Service to South Dakota Business during the Beacom School of Business Board of Governors annual awards luncheon on Friday, Oct. 9. Read more...
(10/16/2009) Mark Broders recognized as 2009 Outstanding Graduate Student by Beacom School of Business at The U
The Beacom School of Business at The University of South Dakota announced that Mark Broders is the recipient of the 2009 Outstanding Graduate Student Award. Read more...
(10/16/2009) English professor at The U authors third collection of poetry
Lee Ann Roripaugh, associate professor of English at The University of South Dakota, has released her third collection of poetry, “On the Cusp of a Dangerous Year,” an “Editor’s Selection” in the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry (Southern Illinois University Press). Read more...
(10/16/2009) Beacom School of Business at The U names Kevin Schieffer South Dakota Businessman of the Year
Kevin V. Schieffer was presented a Distinguished Service Award: South Dakota Businessman for 2009 during The Beacom School of Business Board of Governors annual awards luncheon on Friday, Oct. 9 at The University of South Dakota. Read more...
(10/16/2009) USD Medical School professor emeritus receives national honor
A clinical professor of laboratory medicine emeritus with the Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota is the recipient of a prestigious national award. Read more...
(10/15/2009) Hoy family honored with room dedication at The U
A first floor room inside the Muenster University Center at The University of South Dakota has been named the Hoy Room to honor distinguished alum Nancy Hoy McCahren and her late father, Carl “Rube” Hoy. Read more...
(10/15/2009) USD Music Department to host renowned musician Barry Green
The University of South Dakota will host internationally known double bassist and author Barry Green. In addition to performing a recital with pianist Susan Keith Gray, a member of the USD music faculty, Green will also participate in a master class and host multiple workshops beginning Friday, Oct. 16. Read more...
(10/15/2009) DakotaDome to host annual Quad State Marching Competition
The University of South Dakota will host the 27th annual Quad State Marching Competition Saturday, Oct. 17 at the DakotaDome. Read more...
(10/15/2009) USD’s VLP sponsors 13th annual short story competition
The Vermillion Literary Project (VLP), a student organization at The University of South Dakota, will host the 13th annual Short Story Contest on Saturday, Oct. 24, from noon to 3 p.m. at McKusick Technology Center 101 on the USD campus. Read more...
(10/13/2009) USD Career Development Center hosts third annual Career Fair
The Career Development Center at The University of South Dakota will host its third annual Career Fair from 1 to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15 at the Muenster University Center Ballroom. Read more...
(10/09/2009) King, Queen of Dakota Days 2009 announced at The U
Dakota Days activities at The University of South Dakota are in full swing following the coronation of the 2009 Homecoming King and Queen Tuesday night. Read more...
(10/09/2009) Law professor at The U publishes book on Indian law
Frank Pommersheim, J.D., professor of law at The University of South Dakota, has published a new book on Indian law, “Broken Landscape: Indians, Indian Tribes, and the Constitution.” Read more...
(10/09/2009) Genomics research offers opportunity for USD med school
A federal grant awarded to Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center will increase opportunities for genomics research for medical students and residents. A clinical faculty member of the Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota will be one of the leaders of the research project in collaboration with colleagues at South Dakota State University. Read more...
(10/09/2009) New School of Business Building is Beacom Hall at USD
During a dedication ceremony Oct. 9, The University of South Dakota announced that the new School of Business Building will be named Beacom Hall, in honor of Sioux Falls entrepreneur Miles Beacom. The naming of Beacom Hall is the result of a significant gift from an anonymous donor ensuring that USD’s Beacom School of Business will be a leader in business education for years to come. Read more...
(10/08/2009) USD’s medical school faculty honored by state organization
The South Dakota Chapter of the American College of Physicians recently honored three doctors who are faculty members of the Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota. Read more...
(10/08/2009) Renée Bak is October Employee of the Month at USD
Renée Bak, senior secretary for the Department of Biology, is the October 2009 Career Services Employee of the Month at The University of South Dakota. Read more...
(10/08/2009) USD’s medical school honors three for educational excellence
Three faculty and staff members of the Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota recently received awards for excellence. Read more...
(10/07/2009) USD Beacom School of Business cited by The Princeton Review
The University of South Dakota’s Beacom School of Business is one of the nation’s best, according to The Princeton Review, which recognized the top business schools in country with the release of its “Best 301 Business Schools: 2010 Edition” guidebook. Read more...
(10/07/2009) Patricia Longley Cochran to present Cash Lecture at USD
Patricia Longley Cochran, president of the Alaska Native Science Commission, will present the 15th annual Joseph Harper Cash Memorial Lecture at The University of South Dakota on Thursday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. in Farber Hall. Read more...
(10/06/2009) Free seating available on a first-come, first-served basis for Katie Couric’s appearance at USD on Thursday, Oct. 8
– Free public seating will be available, first-come, first-served, in Vermillion’s DakotaDome when CBS News anchor Katie Couric speaks Thursday night at The University of South Dakota. Read more...
(10/05/2009) USD to dedicate new School of Business building on Oct. 9
The University of South Dakota is hosting a ceremony at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 9 to dedicate its new School of Business building. The ceremony will take place inside the atrium of the new facility that opened this fall. Scheduled speakers for the event include USD President James W. Abbott; Carole Pagones, a member of the South Dakota Board of Regents; Paul Lewis, chairperson of the USD Foundation; Brad Jankord, president of the Beacom School of Business Council of Presidents; Sioux Falls entrepreneur Miles Beacom, for whom the Beacom School of Business is named; and Michael Keller, dean of the Beacom School of Business. Read more...
(10/02/2009) ‘Treasure the Tradition’ is 2009 Dakota Days theme at USD
Dakota Days at The University of South Dakota is celebrating, “Treasure the Tradition,” a week’s worth of 2009 Homecoming activities at USD. Read more...
(10/02/2009) ‘Five Women’ kicks off theatre season at The U
The University of South Dakota Department of Theatre begins its 2009 season with the touching, heartfelt comedy “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress” by Alan Ball, who has created a vivid portrait of five unique, beautiful women whose shared experiences coalesce to reveal a moving, humorous insight into the human condition. Read more...
(10/02/2009) USD Art Department, University Galleries hosts Alumni exhibit
The University Art Galleries and the Department of Art at The University of South Dakota will host a reception at 7 p.m. for the Alumni Exhibition on Oct. 9 in the John A. Day Gallery. Read more...
(10/01/2009) Econ Department from The U leads the way in raising money, awareness for Sioux Falls Walk for Autism Now event
The University of South Dakota Department of Economics is “walking the walk” when it comes to raising money and awareness for autism. Twenty-three members of the department, from faculty and staff to several students, have joined together for the second straight year to raise funds for Walk Now for Autism, a signature fundraising and awareness event for Autism Speaks, on Saturday, Oct. 3 at Sioux Falls Stadium in Sioux Falls, S.D. Read more...
(10/01/2009) USD announces overall enrollment growth for 2009
Total enrollment at The University of South Dakota exceeds more than 9,600 students in 2009, an increase of more than 3.5 percent over a year ago. According to information released today by the Board of Regents, 9,617 students are enrolled for the fall of 2009, bettering last year’s total of 9,291 students. Read more...
(10/01/2009) Rawlins Visiting Artist Series at USD features classical pianist
The University of South Dakota welcomes to campus Seattle-based pianist Byron Schenkman on Monday, Oct. 5 at 8 p.m. in Colton Recital Hall at the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. Read more...
September
(09/30/2009) Three USD students awarded Citi Outstanding Teacher Scholarships
Three students from The University of South Dakota are 2009 recipients of Citi Outstanding Teacher Scholarships. Read more...
(09/28/2009) USD School of Law grads raising the bar when it comes to exam
Graduates of The University of South Dakota School of Law are raising the bar when it comes to taking the South Dakota Bar Examination. Read more...
(09/24/2009) Msgr. James Doyle to be honored with dedication at USD
The University of South Dakota will honor Monsignor James Michael Doyle at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29 with a ribbon cutting ceremony dedicating room 212 at the Muenster University Center in Doyle’s name. Read more...
(09/22/2009) Students from The U volunteer during National Day of Service
Sixteen students from The University of South Dakota recently served more than 165 people at the Vermillion Welcome Table in honor of the Sept. 11 National Day of Service. Read more...
(09/22/2009) USD, National Music Museum to honor Townsley Rawlins
The University of South Dakota, the National Music Museum and the USD Foundation will pay tribute to Marjorie Townsley Rawlins with a program on Friday, Sept. 25 at 4 p.m. in Colton Recital Hall, which is located at the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts on the USD campus. Read more...
(09/21/2009) USD faculty pianist to perform with SD Chamber Orchestra
Susan Keith Gray, professor of music in the College of Fine Arts at The University of South Dakota, has been invited to perform a four-concert series with the South Dakota Symphony Chamber Orchestra this month. Read more...
(09/21/2009) USD scientist Timothy Heaton to present Harrington Lecture
Timothy H. Heaton, Ph.D., professor of earth sciences at The University of South Dakota, will present “Getting Along: Case Studies in Science-Culture Conflict,” during the 57th annual Harrington Lecture on Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. in Farber Hall, which is located inside Old Main on the USD campus. Read more...
(09/21/2009) Lawrence & Schiller selected as USD marketing firm
The University of South Dakota is partnering with Lawrence & Schiller, the Sioux Falls, S.D., advertising and marketing communications agency, to develop comprehensive marketing strategies that will take South Dakota’s flagship university to the next level. Read more...
(09/18/2009) 20th Oscar Howe Memorial Lecture is Sept. 24 at The U
The University of South Dakota is pleased to welcome Kate Morris, professor of art history at Santa Clara University, for the 20th annual Oscar Howe Memorial Lecture on Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. in Farber Hall. Read more...
(09/17/2009) USD hosts groundbreaking ceremony for Coyote Village
The University of South Dakota is celebrating Coyote Village, The U’s new apartment-style residence hall complex, with an official groundbreaking ceremony at 2 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 21, at the site of the new facility just south of the DakotaDome. Read more...
(09/15/2009) Kool named September Employee of the Month at The U
Aldora “Dot” Kool, a facility worker in the Facilities Management Department at The University of South Dakota, was recognized as the September 2009 Career Services Employee of the Month last week. Read more...
(09/14/2009) Graduate programs to be showcased at The U’s Grad School Fair
The University of South Dakota is hosting a Graduate School Fair on Thursday, Sept. 24 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. in the ball room of the Muenster University Center. Read more...
(09/11/2009) USD Sanford School of Medicine hosts Donor Memorial Service
Families of donors to the Body Donor Program at the USD Sanford School of Medicine will celebrate and honor the special gift their loved ones gave to the study of medicine during a special ceremony on the USD campus on Friday, Sept. 18. Read more...
(09/11/2009) USD President to speak at South Dakota Biotech Summit
James W. Abbott, president of The University of South Dakota, will address the fourth annual South Dakota Biotechnology Summit and Annual Meeting on Thursday, Sept. 17 in Sioux Falls. Read more...
(09/11/2009) Distinguished USD alumni to be recognized at alumni banquet
The University of South Dakota will honor three distinguished alumni with Alumni Achievement Awards during Dakota Days. Recipients will be presented with their awards during the annual alumni banquet at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 9 at the Muenster University Center. Read more...
(09/11/2009) Director hired for The U’s Master of Social Work program
Elizabeth Talbot, Ph.D., will serve as director for the Master of Social Work program at the School of Health Sciences of The University of South Dakota. The master’s degree is expected to be offered to students for the first time in the fall of 2010. Read more...
(09/11/2009) 20th Red Road Gathering begins Thursday, Sept. 17 in Vermillion
The 20th annual Red Road Gathering, “Transitions and Transformations: Embracing our greatest potentials!” begins Sept. 17 at the National Guard Armory in Vermillion. Read more...
(09/11/2009) USD professor garners second place awards at JPF ceremony
Nominated for three awards at the 2009 Grassroots Music Organization’s Just Plain Folks International Awards Ceremony in Nashville, Tenn., Stephen Yarbrough, D.M.A., professor of music and composer in residence at The University of South Dakota, came away with two second place awards for his album “Alleluias for Orchestra” and his song “After School.” Read more...
(09/09/2009) New exhibit at The U showcases a ‘State of Wonder’
South Dakotans live in a state of wondrous beauty and Paul Schiller, a 1969 USD graduate, wants the public to experience it through his eyes and through his camera lens. Read more...
(09/09/2009) ‘Words that Changed History’ now on display at USD
From the Declaration of Independence to the Magna Carta, they are “Words that Changed History” and are on display at The University of South Dakota until Dec. 16. Read more...
(09/09/2009) USD Theatre to host ‘Peter Pan’ auditions
The University of South Dakota Department of Theatre will begin hosting auditions for “Peter Pan,” J.M. Barrie’s celebrated musical that follows the thrilling adventures of Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, the Darling Family and Captain Hook. Read more...
(09/04/2009) USD Center for Disabilities raises awareness for FASD
The Center for Disabilities at the Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota is raising awareness for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day, which is Wednesday, Sept. 9. Read more...
(09/03/2009) Season tickets now on sale for USD Theatre’s 2009-10 season
The University of South Dakota Department of Theatre is pleased to announce its 2009-2010 season which opens with Alan Ball’s comedy “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress,” Oct. 14-18. Ball, who has received critical acclaim for his work in film and television, fashions a hilarious and touching celebration of women’s spirit in this story that centers on five, reluctant bridesmaids who hide out in an upstairs bedroom during a society wedding reception. “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress” contains strong language and mature themes. Read more...
(09/02/2009) Presidential nominee to address USD Constitution Day audience
The University of South Dakota School of Law invites the community to observe Constitution Day on Thursday, Sept. 17 by attending a keynote address at noon by Brendan Johnson at the Al Neuharth Media Center. Read more...
(09/01/2009) USD’s Beta Alpha Psi receives ‘Superior Chapter’ designation
The Theta Upsilon chapter of Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) at The University of South Dakota’s Beacom School of Business was recognized as a “Superior Chapter” for the third straight year. Read more...
August
(08/31/2009) Dean’s Lecture at The U to cover health care reform issue
The University of South Dakota presents the Dean’s Lecture, “The Health Care Reform Debate and Process: Observations of a Health Policy Fellow,” at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3 at Farber Hall. Read more...
(08/31/2009) Judge Arthur Rusch to deliver 2009 Schell Lecture at The U
Judge Arthur Rusch will present the 2009 Herbert S. Schell Lecture, “Vermillion: Before the Flood of 1881,” at The University of South Dakota on Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in room 225C at the Muenster University Center. Read more...
(08/28/2009) Farber Center at USD welcomes author, climber Ed Webster
The W.O. Farber Center for Civic Leadership at The University of South Dakota, in cooperation with the College of Arts & Sciences and the Political Science League, welcomes Ed Webster to the USD campus on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 4 p.m. in Farber Hall, which is located inside Old Main. Read more...
(08/27/2009) Sorcerer’s Apprentice Creative Writing camp at The U
School administrators, teachers, and other educators are invited to nominate talented high school students for the 2009 Sorcerer’s Apprentice: A Creative Writing Camp on Saturday, Sept.26 at The University of South Dakota. Read more...
(08/27/2009) USD Medical School receives grant aimed at health care need
The Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota has received a $372,000 federal grant to address a critical health care and economic development need in the state – a shortage of health care professionals in rural areas. Read more...
(08/27/2009) USD’s Chamber Singers to release ‘Nature’s Witness’ CD
The University of South Dakota Chamber Singers will release “Nature’s Witness,” a CD collection of music from last year’s tour program, on Tuesday, Sept. 1. Read more...
(08/26/2009) Katie Couric to receive Al Neuharth Award at USD on Oct. 8
Katie Couric, anchor and managing editor of the “CBS Evening News with Katie Couric,” will speak at The University of South Dakota on Thursday evening, Oct. 8, when she is presented with the 2009 Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in the Media. Read more...
(08/25/2009) USD alums named to AmeriCorps VISTA program at CAE
The Center for Academic Engagement at The University of South Dakota announced that Brittany VanHove and Donielle Gustafson have joined the staff as part of the AmeriCorps VISTA program. Read more...
(08/24/2009) Convocation welcomes new students to USD Move-In Day
Convocation will welcome new students to campus this weekend while all students enrolled for the fall semester ready for the start of classes at The University of South Dakota. Read more...
(08/24/2009) Med student research to be highlighted at annual USD forum
Topics ranging from low health literacy to using social media in peer education to links between kidney disease and obesity will be highlighted on Friday, Aug. 28 at The University of South Dakota. Read more...
(08/21/2009) USD School of Law alumni appointed by governor, nominated by President Obama
Four graduates of The University of South Dakota School of Law were recently appointed to high-level legal positions in state government, while a fifth awaits U.S. Senate confirmation of his presidential nomination as a federal judge in South Dakota. Read more...
(08/20/2009) U.S. News & World Report touts USD as one of nation’s best
The University of South Dakota ranks as one of the “Best National Universities,” according to U.S. News & World Report. In the magazine’s annual “America’s Best Colleges 2010” issue, USD is listed as one of the top 190 institutions in the United States, ranking in the same “Best National Universities” category as George Mason University (Va.), DePaul University (Ill.), Oklahoma State University, Temple University (Pa.), Kansas State University, and West Virginia University. This is the 19th consecutive year that USD has been featured on this prestigious list. Read more...
(08/20/2009) Keith Thompson is August Employee of the Month at The U
Keith Thompson, department of ground services, was honored as the August 2009 Career Services Employee of the Month at The University of South Dakota. Read more...
(08/20/2009) USD music professor nominated for national music awards
Stephen Yarbrough, D.M.A., professor of music and composer in residence at The University of South Dakota, received three nominations for the 2009 Grassroots Music Organization Just Plain Folks awards. Read more...
(08/18/2009) Law professor at The U co-authors Constitutional Law casebook
David S. Day, J.D., professor of law at The University of South Dakota, is one of four contributing authors of the fifth edition of “Cases and Materials on Constitutional Law,” a casebook dedicated to providing insight into judicial review, legislative and executive powers, and coverage of individual rights. Prior editions of the casebook, published by LexisNexis, have been adopted at law schools around the nation. Read more...
(08/11/2009) The University of South Dakota Announces Resignation
Teddi A. Joyce, Ph.D., Vice President for Marketing, Enrollment and Student Services at The University of South Dakota, today announced she is resigning the position effective August 28, to become Vice President of Enrollment Management at Western State College of Colorado. Read more...
(08/04/2009) University Art Gallery at USD re-named to honor former dean, director John A. Day
In 1977, John A. Day, former chairperson of the Department of Art and former dean of the College of Fine Arts at The University of South Dakota, established University Art Galleries to serve artists and audiences in South Dakota and the region. Now, the Main Gallery in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts will bear his name. Read more...
(08/04/2009) USD student to intern at David Letterman’s ‘Late Show’
When most students from The University of South Dakota are finishing up their internships for the summer, Sam Benedict will just be starting his – and it’s a good bet that his experience will be a little more interesting than the average college student’s internship. Benedict, a senior from Sioux Falls, S.D., is one of 10 full-time, fall interns for the “Late Show with David Letterman.” Read more...
July
(07/30/2009) South Dakota Suicide Awareness Partnership at USD to sponsor Nikki’s Fund 5K, National Suicide Prevention Week activities
The third annual Nikki’s Fund 5K Run/Walk is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5 at Prentis Park in Vermillion. Sponsored by the South Dakota Suicide Awareness Partnership at The University of South Dakota and Sanford Health, the event is one of several campus activities to increase suicide awareness and raise funds to assist USD students who are in a crisis with depression or suicidal ideation. Read more...
(07/29/2009) Candidates receive degrees at USD Summer Commencement
John A. Day, professor emeritus of art at The University of South Dakota, will deliver the keynote address to more than 200 graduates during USD’s 80th Summer Commencement ceremony on Thursday, July 30 at the DakotaDome on the USD campus. Read more...
(07/28/2009) Princeton Review picks USD as ‘one of nation’s best’
The University of South Dakota is one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review and its “Best Colleges” issue. USD is also the only institution from South Dakota named to this year’s prestigious list. Read more...
(07/28/2009) New USD KIDS COUNT data shows more South Dakota children living in poverty
Each year the Annie E. Casey Foundation reports on the needs and conditions of America’s children thanks to data provided by organizations such as The University of South Dakota’s Business Research Bureau. The Foundation’s KIDS COUNT Data Book ranks states on 10 indicators of child well-being and reports on additional variables. The 2009 book illustrates trends from this decade, including statistics showing that more South Dakota children are living in poverty. Read more...
(07/27/2009) White Coat Ceremony to welcome new USD medical students
The Class of 2013 will be welcomed into the Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota on Friday, July 31, during the annual White Coat Ceremony. Read more...
(07/24/2009) University Art Galleries at The U announces 2009-10 schedule
The University Art Galleries at The University of South Dakota has announced its Main Gallery exhibition schedule for the 2009-10 academic year. Read more...
(07/24/2009) USD psychology professor featured in APA publication
A recent publication by the American Psychological Association (APA) highlighting psychology education and training through cultural perspectives features research from Beth Boyd, Ph.D., a member of the Department of Psychology at The University of South Dakota. Read more...
(07/23/2009) Farber Center at The U hosts SDMC leadership program
The W.O. Farber Center for Civic Leadership at The University of South Dakota sponsored the 2009 South Dakota Municipal Clerk (SDMC) Leadership and Management Development Program this summer and welcomed its first graduating class of finance officers. Read more...
(07/23/2009) USD medical students inducted into honor society
Six medical students at The University of South Dakota were inducted into the Sanford School of Medicine Gold Humanism Honor Society this month. Read more...
(07/23/2009) U. Discover scholars at The U to present 2009 research projects
The University of South Dakota’s U. Discover 2009 Undergraduate Research Scholars will present results from their summer research projects during a poster session on Monday, July 27 in the atrium of the Andrew E. Lee Memorial Medicine and Science Building. Read more...
(07/22/2009) Health care providers to benefit from new major endowment at The U
The University of South Dakota Foundation has announced a new endowment that will benefit health care providers, especially physicians, through the Sanford School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education. Read more...
(07/22/2009) The U’s 80th Summer Commencement is July 30
John A. Day, professor emeritus of art at The University of South Dakota, will deliver the keynote address to more than 260 graduates during USD’s 80th Summer Commencement ceremony on Thursday, July 30 at the DakotaDome on the USD campus. Read more...
(07/21/2009) FMA at USD receives ninth straight Superior Chapter Award
For the ninth consecutive year, the Financial Management Association International (FMA) at The University of South Dakota has earned the FMA Superior Chapter Award. This highly-coveted award is presented to fewer than 5 percent of FMA chapters across the United States. USD’s FMA chapter was recognized for excellence during the 2008-09 academic year. Read more...
(07/14/2009) Researchers from The U featured in prominent psychology journal
Do fluctuating blood glucose levels impact a person’s behavioral impulses? A study by two researchers at The University of South Dakota seems to indicate that impulsive behavior can be influenced by factors such as rising and falling blood glucose levels. Read more...
(07/14/2009) Chair of surgery at USD’s Sanford School of Medicine retiring
One of the longest-serving department chairs at the Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota is retiring this month. John Ryan, M.D, has served as chair of the surgery department since 1991. During that time, he’s also been a professor and chief of surgery for the VA Medical Center. Read more...
(07/13/2009) USD alum nominated for judgeship by President Obama
Roberto Lange, a 1985 graduate of The University of South Dakota, has been nominated to serve as a judge to the United States District Court of South Dakota. Read more...
(07/13/2009) USD Healthcare Careers Camp hosts area high school students
Thirty-three high school students from South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa and Minnesota participated in the third annual Healthcare Careers Camp, June 21-26, at The University of South Dakota. Read more...
(07/13/2009) Lois Gregoire is July 2009 Employee of the Month at USD
Lois Gregoire enjoys working with numbers whether it’s answering payroll questions or just helping someone with a budget issue. And when it comes to working with Gregoire, the numbers don’t lie: people enjoy working with her – one of the primary reasons Gregoire was named July 2009 Career Services Employee of the Month at The University of South Dakota. Read more...
(07/07/2009) Sioux Falls attorney recipient of USD’s 2009 McKusick Award
The University of South Dakota Student Bar Association (SBA) presented Sioux Falls attorney Richard O. Gregerson the 2009 Marshall M. McKusick Award. Presenting the award to Gregerson during the annual meeting of the State Bar of South Dakota in Sioux Falls was Elizabeth Overmoe, a law student from Watertown, S.D., and the new SBA president. Read more...
(07/07/2009) USD Music Department presents Vocal Arts Festival
Area high school and college students will showcase their vocal skills at the inaugural South Dakota Vocal Arts Festival, July 22 – Aug. 1, at The University of South Dakota. Read more...
June
(06/30/2009) Oscar Howe honored for contributions to Native American art
Oscar Howe, a nationally-renowned artist and former professor of art at The University of South Dakota, was honored recently with the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Allan Houser Legacy Award. Read more...
(06/30/2009) Grad students from The U ‘master’ national MBA exam
Graduate students at The University of South Dakota’s Beacom School of Business are showing that they mean business, literally, scoring in the top 5 percent nationally in a recent national exam administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) of Princeton, N.J. Read more...
(06/29/2009) USD professor emeritus of economics honored by Gov. Rounds
Gov. Mike Rounds has proclaimed Tuesday as a special day to honor a University of South Dakota economics professor. Read more...
(06/24/2009) Keith Moore named Chief Diversity Officer at The U
The University of South Dakota announced today that Keith Moore has been named Chief Diversity Officer. Read more...
(06/24/2009) USD offers state’s first online physical therapy doctoral degree
The University of South Dakota is home to the first online doctoral program in the South Dakota Regental System. This fall, the School of Health Sciences at USD will begin offering a transitional Doctorate of Physical Therapy Degree (t-DPT). Read more...
(06/23/2009) USD School of Health Sciences offering health sciences major
A new major, offered by the School of Health Sciences of The University of South Dakota, will help students prepare for careers in one of the world’s largest and fastest growing industries as well as impact health care regionally and statewide. Read more...
(06/23/2009) USD alum Robert Matousek honored for humanitarian work
As an advocate, champion and an ambassador for people with disabilities, Robert Matousek of Tiburon, Calif., recently received the Freedom of Mobility Award during the 2009 Spirit of Movement Awards “Without Limits” ceremony in North Hollywood, Calif. Read more...
(06/17/2009) Professor of Medicine at The U to serve as study section member with Center for Scientific Review
Dr. Xuejun Wang, a professor with the Division of Biomedical Sciences with the Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota, has accepted an invitation to serve as a member of the Cardiac Contractility, Hypertrophy, and Failure Study Section with the Center for Scientific Review. Read more...
(06/12/2009) David Fickbohm is June Employee of the Month at The U
David Fickbohm, a senior building maintenance worker in the Facilities Management Department, is the June 2009 Career Services Employee of the Month at The University of South Dakota. Read more...
(06/11/2009) Dan Moen is new USD Foundation Major Gifts Officer
Dan Moen began his role as a major gifts officer for The University of South Dakota School of Law and the Beacom School of Business on June 8. Moen, who resigned as chair of the USD Foundation in March to become a candidate for the major gifts position with the Foundation, is a graduate of The U. He graduated with a business administration degree in 1975 and a law degree and MBA from USD in 1978. Read more...
(06/11/2009) Director of the CDC at The U elected to state post
Billie Streufert, director of the Career Development Center at The University of South Dakota, was elected president-elect of the South Dakota Association of College Career Centers (SDACCC) Board of Directors during the organization’s annual meeting. Streufert will serve a two-year term as president-elect. Read more...
(06/09/2009) USD to host 2009 DWP Holocaust Institute in July
The University of South Dakota will host the 2009 Dakota Writing Project Holocaust Institute, July 26-31, guiding participants on a central theme that focuses on the resilience of the Jewish and Native American communities. Read more...
(06/05/2009) USD students recognized for Spring 2009 academic success
The University of South Dakota and The University of South Dakota School of Law have announced their 2009 Spring Semester academic honors. Read more...
(06/05/2009) USD Government Research Bureau to host ‘convenings’ in July
The South Dakota Community Foundation (SDCF) will host six “convenings” in July throughout the state for nonprofit executives, board members, staff and volunteers. These free, day-long events will include featured speakers from around the region and country. Topics include effective fundraising, using technology to connect nonprofits, and compliance, leadership, and internal administration. Read more...
(06/02/2009) 24 students initiated into Phi Beta Kappa at USD
Two dozen students from The University of South Dakota were initiated into the Alpha Chapter of South Dakota, Phi Beta Kappa, during the 2009 initiation and banquet ceremony at the Al Neuharth Media Center. Read more...
(06/01/2009) Swick honored as USD’s John R. Williams Award recipient
Charles “Chuck” Swick, director of TRIO programs at The University of South Dakota, is the 2009 recipient of the John R. Williams Award. This award, which is presented annually by the Native American Recruitment and Retention Committee, is presented to an individual, staff or program in recognition of significant contributions to American Indian students at The U. Read more...
(06/01/2009) Researchers from The U receive NASA EPSCoR funding
Seven research groups at South Dakota Board of Regents institutions, including The University of South Dakota, have been awarded seed grants totaling $180,000 from the South Dakota NASA Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR). The purpose of the seed grants is to strengthen research collaborations between the state’s universities and NASA’s 10 field research centers. Three of the projects attempt to develop NASA research interest in the Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory (DUSEL) at the Homestake Mine. Read more...
May
(05/29/2009) USD Dental Hygiene Department receives $10,000 grant to enhance dental care for Sioux Falls area patients
A $10,000 grant from the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation to The University of South Dakota’s Department of Dental Hygiene will go a long ways to improving dental care for patients in the Sioux Falls, S.D., area. Read more...
(05/29/2009) Medical school leader from The U receives national award
Joseph A. Zenel, Jr., M.D., a leader in medicine and medical education for Sanford Health and the Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota, was honored with a national teaching award. Read more...
(05/22/2009) Students from The U’s School of Business honored with awards
Five students and an organization from The University of South Dakota were recently honored for their extraordinary contributions to the Beacom School of Business at USD. Read more...
(05/22/2009) Leadership Awards presented during Regents meeting at USD
The University of South Dakota presented Board of Regents Leadership Awards during the South Dakota Board of Regents meeting at the Muenster University Center in Vermillion today. Read more...
(05/22/2009) Three communities to host USD Playhouse production musical masterpiece ‘Man of La Mancha’
The University of South Dakota Playhouse invites audiences “to dream the impossible dream” when it presents the inspirational Broadway classic “Man of La Mancha.” Read more...
(05/22/2009) USD, Farber Center hosts 2009 South Dakota Girls State
The W.O. Farber Center for Civic Leadership at The University of South Dakota will host the 2009 American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program on The U campus, June 1-6. Read more...
(05/21/2009) The U’s ‘Urban 5’ exhibit promotes healing aspects of art
The University Art Galleries at The University of South Dakota presents “Urban 5: Art of Healing” exhibition at the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts on the USD campus. Read more...
(05/20/2009) USD PA student receives 2009 American Academy of Physician Assistants Veterans Caucus Scholarship
The University of South Dakota announced that Beau Braun has been selected as an American Academy of Physician Assistants Veterans Caucus Scholarship recipient. Read more...
(05/20/2009) Yun "Winnie" Zou is USD Student Employee of the Spring Semester
A novice in the area of experimental molecular biology when she began working for Alexandre Erkine, Ph.D., more than a year ago, but Yun “Winnie” Zou managed to grasp the research concepts quickly, which not only helped her earn a prestigious national scholarship, it also enabled her to earn Student Employee of the Spring Semester at The U. Read more...
(05/19/2009) PA student from The U selected for PA Foundation Scholarship
Holly Voigt, a student in the physician assistant program at The University of South Dakota, was chosen as a Physician Assistant Foundation Scholarship recipient. Read more...
(05/18/2009) Beth Goeden is May Employee of the Month at USD
Beth Goeden, computer support specialist with Information Technology Services, is the May 2009 Career Services Employee of the Month at The University of South Dakota. Read more...
(05/14/2009) USD’s CMJ program re-accredited for six years by ACEJMC
The Department of Contemporary Media and Journalism (CMJ) at The University of South Dakota was re-accredited for six more years by The Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC). Read more...
(05/14/2009) The U’s med school, alumni council present annual awards
The Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota and the medical school’s Alumni Relations Council recently presented the following annual awards: Read more...
(05/13/2009) USD School of Medicine awards alumni honor to Richard Porter
A leader in medicine and the military, Dr. Richard Porter of Sioux Falls, S.D., received the 2009 Distinguished Alumni Award from the Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota at a banquet last weekend. Read more...
(05/13/2009) Eleven from The U inducted into AOA national honor society
The South Dakota chapter of the Alpha Omega Alpha inducted eight students, one faculty member, one alumnus and one resident at an induction banquet in Sioux Falls, S.D., last week. It was the 32nd new member installation of the Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota’s chapter. Alpha Omega Alpha is the only national honor medical society in the world. Read more...
(05/13/2009) USD to dedicate Muenster University Center on Friday, May 15
The University of South Dakota is hosting a dedication ceremony at 3 p.m. on Friday, May 15 for the Theodore R. and Karen K. Muenster University Center. Read more...
(05/12/2009) USD Choir members to sing at Carnegie Hall on May 25
The school year may be over but the show goes on for choral students from The University of South Dakota, who will sing in the esteemed Carnegie Hall on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25. Read more...
(05/12/2009) USD clinical faculty member receives national award
Dr. Tom Dean, a clinical faculty member in the family medicine department of the Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota, has received a national award. Dean has been named the National Rural Health Association Practitioner of the Year. Read more...
(05/12/2009) 2009 Oscar Howe Summer Art Institute at The U cancelled
After careful consideration by members of The University of South Dakota College of Fine Arts faculty and staff, the 2009 Oscar Howe Summer Art Institute has been canceled for 2009. The decision, according to Dan Guyette, dean of the College of Fine Arts, was made due to funding concerns. Read more...
(05/11/2009) Local Head Start organization gets help from USD students
Thirty-six students from The University of South Dakota worked with Vermillion’s Head Start organization. Through six different service-learning projects students designed and developed meaningful products that could be incorporated into the Head Start program. Read more...
(05/08/2009) USD celebrates Earth Day 2009 with SDWF fundraiser
The University of South Dakota and the community of Vermillion celebrated Earth Day 2009 on April 22 with live music and locally grown food. Read more...
(05/08/2009) OT students from The U score a perfect 100 on national exam
Students graduating from The University of South Dakota’s Occupational Therapy graduate program are passing the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) exam with flying colors. In fact, during the past four years, USD students have had a first-time pass rate of 100 percent. Read more...
(05/08/2009) Dravland awarded Legacy of Leadership Public Employee honor
Thomas Dravland, secretary of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety, was announced as the 2009 recipient of the Legacy of Leadership Public Employee award at the University of South Dakota Masters of Public Administration pre-commencement luncheon on Friday, May 8. Read more...
(05/08/2009) USD to confer degrees during 122nd Spring Commencement
The University of South Dakota will confer degrees to more than 1,100 candidates and honor two distinguished alums during spring commencement exercises at 9:30 a.m. in the DakotaDome on Saturday, May 9. Read more...
(05/06/2009) USD’s Brittany Neiles is 2009 Madison Fellowship recipient
Brittany Neiles, a student at The University of South Dakota, is passionate about history, loves to talk about government and looks forward to a long career in teaching – significant reasons why the graduating senior is a 2009 recipient of the James Madison Memorial Fellowship. Read more...
(05/06/2009) USD student journalists win Associated Press honors
Five students from The University of South Dakota’s Contemporary Media & Journalism program won first place awards at the Associated Press “Dakota AP Student News and Photo Contest” last weekend. Read more...
(05/05/2009) USD Physical Therapy student receives national award
A third-year physical therapy student at The University of South Dakota has received a prestigious national award. The American Physical Therapy Association is honoring Nicholas Doeling with the 2009 Student Liaison Award. Read more...
(05/05/2009) Three receive prestigious faculty awards at USD
The University of South Dakota has announced the 2009 recipients of its prestigious Richard and Sharon Cutler Faculty Awards in Liberal Arts. Endowed by Richard and Sharon Cutler of Sioux Falls, S.D., the awards recognize distinguished faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences. Read more...
(05/04/2009) USD Law School, Med School host convocation ceremonies
The University of South Dakota’s 122nd Spring Commencement at the DakotaDome on May 9 will be preceded by the USD School of Law’s Hooding Ceremony and the Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota’s Graduation Convocation. Both of these events are scheduled for Friday, May 8. Read more...
(05/04/2009) USD student one of Rotary’s 2009 Ambassadorial Scholars
Jane Gullickson can’t imagine a job where she isn’t working with people. The University of South Dakota senior, set to graduate in May, isn’t positive what job she’ll have in the future, but the 2009 Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar is excited about the possibilities. Read more...
April
(04/30/2009) USD student receives top honors for university honors thesis
Anne Doshier, a senior economics major at The University of South Dakota, was the winner of the 2009 Undergraduate Paper Competition at the 2009 Midwest Economics Association annual meetings recently. Read more...
(04/30/2009) Midwest students receive top awards at USD’s 44th annual Student History Conference
Four students from three Midwest institutions won top honors at the 44th annual Student History Conference at The University of South Dakota. Read more...
(04/29/2009) USD to honor Native student graduates on Friday, May 8
The University of South Dakota will honor graduating Native American students at the first Native American Student Graduate Honoring on Friday, May 8, at 6 p.m. in the Freedom Forum Conference Room, which is located at the Al Neuharth Media Center on the USD campus. Read more...
(04/28/2009) USD School of Law student is second at national writing contest
A student at The University of South Dakota School of Law received second place in a writing competition sponsored by Law Students for Reproductive Justice, a national organization committed to mentoring and mobilizing law students around reproductive justice issues. Read more...
(04/28/2009) 2009 Fulbright Grant recipient Zach Crago is making a difference beyond The U
When Zach Crago first arrived on the campus of The University of South Dakota, he knew he wanted to pursue a career in the public sector. However, he wasn’t quite sure what path to take but as the graduating senior progressed as a college student his goals became crystal clear – he wants to make a difference. Read more...
(04/27/2009) USD’s 122nd Spring Commencement is Saturday, May 9
The University of South Dakota will confer degrees to more than 1,100 candidates and honor two distinguished alums during spring commencement exercises at 9:30 a.m. in the DakotaDome on Saturday, May 9. Read more...
(04/24/2009) USD professor, director of AIS awarded 2009 Bush Fellowship
Patrice Kunesh, associate professor of law at The University of South Dakota and director of The U’s Institute of American Indian Studies, was named a 2009 Bush Leadership Fellow by the Bush Foundation. Read more...
(04/24/2009) USD honors students for extraordinary leadership, service
More than two dozen students were honored for their extraordinary leadership during the 19th annual Leadership Recognition Awards Reception at The University of South Dakota. Read more...
(04/24/2009) The U's Yutrzenka named to regional leadership position
The director of diversity affairs for the Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota has been elected to a regional leadership position. Read more...
(04/24/2009) Winnie Zou is 10th Goldwater Scholar at The U
It was a long and extraordinary road that led Yun “Winnie” Zou to The University of South Dakota. Read more...
(04/24/2009) USD student exhibit ‘Different Atmospheres’ to be displayed
Students Grant Lacey and Anthony L. Millette from The University of South Dakota will present their senior exhibition, “Different Atmospheres,” April 29 through May 1 at the Washington Street Arts Center in Vermillion. Read more...
(04/24/2009) ‘Useless, but Indispensible’ features student artwork at The U
Students from The University of South Dakota will present their bachelor’s of fine arts graduation exhibit, “Useless, but Indispensible,” at the Main Gallery in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts, May 4-8. Read more...
(04/23/2009) USD’s VLP to unveil 2009 magazine at poetry reading, slam
The Vermillion Literary Project, a student organization at The University of South Dakota, will unveil its 2009 VLP magazine, a journal of poetry, fiction and art, during a reception and reading at 7 p.m. on April 30 at the Coffee Shop Gallery, which is located at 24 W. Main St. in downtown Vermillion. Read more...
(04/23/2009) USD presents inaugural Doyle Humanities Teaching Award
Jill Tyler, Ph.D., assistant professor of communication studies at The University of South Dakota, is the inaugural recipient of the Monsignor James Doyle Humanities Teaching Award. Read more...
(04/23/2009) USD to present special screening of ‘We Shall Remain’ April 30
The Department of American Indian Studies and the Office of Institutional Diversity at The University of South Dakota are presenting a special viewing of the final episode of the five-part series, “We Shall Remain,” with Madonna Thunder Hawk at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 30 in the ballroom of the Muenster University Center. Moderator of the event is Elizabeth Castle, assistant professor in the department of American Indian Studies. Read more...
(04/23/2009) Heather Fluit named USD’s 13th Truman Scholar
Heather Fluit isn’t taking her opportunity as a college student for granted. The University of South Dakota junior studied abroad in Italy for a semester; is the managing editor for The Volante, USD’s student newspaper; is one of only two dedicated students from campus to serve as a community Welcome Table Core Team member; served on the Student Government Association Election Steering Committee; and was recently elected president of the Cross Media Council – a conglomerate of U. Radio, U. News and The Volante that promotes multiplatform coverage of news and encourages civic engagement at USD. Read more...
(04/23/2009) Miskimins to direct research for USD’s medical school
Robin Miskimins, Ph.D., has been named director of basic science faculty and research development for the Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota. Miskimins also will continue her work as a professor of molecular biology/neurochemistry. Read more...
(04/22/2009) USD student finds success interning in the NFL
When you’re a summer intern for a professional football team, you expect a daily dose of contempt from the powers that be whether its players, coaches or veteran members of the staff who assign you the most tedious of tasks in sultry weather. Read more...
(04/21/2009) Hartford native is recipient of prestigious Dorothy C. Schieffer Scholarship at USD
Jessie L. Milstead, a first-year student at The University of South Dakota, is the recipient of the 2009 Dorothy C. Schieffer Scholarship – an academic award that provides full tuition (in-state or out-of-state), books, room and board (equivalent to the USD residence hall and meal plan charges per academic year), and at least one international study abroad opportunity or domestic internship. Read more...
(04/21/2009) Register now for The U’s 2009 Summer Accounting Institute
High school sophomores and juniors interested in pursuing an accounting or business career can register for the 2009 Summer Accounting Institute at The University of South Dakota. Read more...
(04/21/2009) USD names James Parker dean of students
The University of South Dakota is pleased to announce that James L. Parker, Ed.D, is the next dean of students. Parker, who will begin his duties at USD on June 1, most recently served as director of student activities at Texas Christian University. Read more...
(04/20/2009) Belbas-Larson Awards honor School of Business faculty at USD
The University of South Dakota has honored two professors of the Beacom School of Business, Thomas L. Davies and David L. Carr, for their excellence in teaching. Read more...
(04/20/2009) The U’s medical school receives $1.8 million grant
The Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota will receive $1.8 million in federal grant money over the next five years to continue research into specific models of heart disease that can lead to congestive heart failure. Read more...
(04/20/2009) Internationally renowned opera workshop just the beginning of busy 2009 for USD Voice Professor Tracelyn Gesteland
Tracelyn Gesteland, D.M.A., professor of voice in the department of music at The University of South Dakota, has been accepted to the 26th Harrower Opera Workshop where she will serve as an apprentice director this summer. Read more...
(04/17/2009) Donated sculpture officially unveiled in The U's Lee Med Building
A sculpture of the Greek god of medicine and the goddess of health donated to the Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota was officially unveiled Thursday in the atrium of the Lee Medical Building. Read more...
(04/17/2009) Chelle Van Goor is April Employee of the Month at The U
Chelle Van Goor, senior secretary for the School of Education at The University of South Dakota, was named April 2009 Career Services Employee of the Month. Read more...
(04/16/2009) Five students present ‘Fresh’ exhibition at The U
Five students from The University of South Dakota, Amanda Gebhart, Andrea Hoff, Jena Mulder, Alena Saunders and Lexy St. Pierre, will present their Bachelor of Fine Arts graduation exhibition, “Fresh,” in the Main Gallery of the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts, April 27 - May 1. The weeklong show will feature their artwork from The U. Read more...
(04/16/2009) 44th annual Student History Conference at The U is April 23
Graduate and undergraduate students from 10 regional colleges and universities will present papers at the 44th annual Student History Conference, Thursday, April 23, at The University of South Dakota. Read more...
(04/15/2009) USD accepts invitation to join Summit League
The University of South Dakota (USD) has accepted an invitation to become a member of The Summit League, Commissioner Tom Douple announced today at a press conference on the USD campus in Vermilion, S.D. USD will begin league competition during the 2011-12 academic year and will have full eligibility for all regular season and tournament championships in 2012-13. Read more...
(04/15/2009) USD to celebrate ‘Earth Day’ with several fundraising activities
The University of South Dakota will celebrate the environment and raise money for it during 2009 Earth Day activities. Read more...
(04/14/2009) USD School of Law student named to national NALSA post
Lonnie Wright, a first-year student at The University of South Dakota School of Law, was elected to the board of the National Native American Law Student Association (NNALSA) during the annual Indian Law Conference, April 1-4 in Santa Fe, N.M. Read more...
(04/14/2009) USD Theatre to premiere ‘The Rocky Horror Show’
The University of South Dakota Department of Theatre brings a cult classic to the stage, “The Rocky Horror Show,” with five performances scheduled April 22-23 and April 25 at 7:30 p.m., and April 24-25 at midnight in the Wayne S. Knutson Theatre of the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. Read more...
(04/14/2009) Medical school professor from The U named to national leadership role
A faculty member with the Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota is the new president of the American Medical Directors Association. Dr. David Brechtelsbauer, MD, CMN, was inducted last month into the role at the organization’s annual symposium in Charlotte, N.C. Read more...
(04/13/2009) Business ethics lecture focus of symposium at The U
During troubled economic times, Chuck Gallagher isn’t afraid to share his story of success – and how he lost it all. Gallagher, a business executive and motivational speaker, will be a guest of the Beacom School of Business of The University of South Dakota on Monday, April 27 at 7 p.m. in the Wayne S. Knutson Theatre. Read more...
(04/13/2009) 'Alluring Appeal of the Macabre' exhibition on display at The U
Four students from The University of South Dakota, Kari Hamilton, Sarah Pfeifle, Jill Kruse and Julie Esmay, will display their graduation exhibition,"Alluring Appeal of the Macabre," Monday, April 20 through Friday, April 24 in the Main Gallery of the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. Read more...
(04/09/2009) USD Main Gallery to feature ‘Photos, Words, and Robots’
“Photos, Words, and Robots,” a student art exhibit crossing a multitude of different disciplines and media, will be on display in the Main Gallery of the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts, April 14-17. Read more...
(04/09/2009) USD, University Center to host EEOC outreach program
The Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota, the Office of Human Resources at USD and the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity at USD are sponsoring an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) outreach program at two southeast South Dakota locations next week. Read more...
(04/08/2009) USD, Sanford School of Medicine respond to tough economic times
The University of South Dakota and the Sanford School of Medicine today announced budget cuts equal to approximately 0.5 percent of its annual budget and a redirection of an additional 1.25 percent to programs of strategic importance to the University and its students. As a result, 19 open positions will be eliminated and 13 staff and three faculty members will be laid off. USD and the Sanford School of Medicine currently employ 833 staff and 431 faculty members. Read more...
(04/03/2009) The U’s Healthcare Careers Summer Camp is open to high school students
High school students interested in pursuing careers in the health care industry can register now to attend the third annual Healthcare Careers Summer Camp at The University of South Dakota, June 21-26. Read more...
(04/03/2009) Government Research Bureau at The U works with SD Community Foundation to assess nonprofit organizations
The University of South Dakota’s Government Research Bureau, through the South Dakota Community Foundation, received a grant to help strengthen nonprofit organizations in South Dakota. Read more...
(04/03/2009) USD students go ‘AWOL’ throughout U.S. during spring break
Thirty-six students along with five faculty and staff members from The University of South Dakota participated in service-learning opportunities throughout the United State during spring break. Read more...
(04/02/2009) School of Law students from The U compete at NTC finals
Students from The University of South Dakota School of Law and their adviser were honored at the 34th annual National Trial Competition in San Antonio, Texas, recently. Read more...
(04/01/2009) USD’s Coyoteopoly hosts charity art auction event
Coyoteopoly, a service-learning project in the Beacom School of Business at The University of South Dakota, is hosting its first-ever art auction to raise money for the city of Vermillion. Read more...
(04/01/2009) USD School of Law plans 2009 Race Judicata to benefit VRC
The University of South Dakota School of Law is “running to give back” with Race Judicata, a community event to raise money for the Veteran’s Resource Center of Vermillion. Read more...
(04/01/2009) ‘Personal Meditation Sites’ on display at USD Main Gallery
Two students at The University of South Dakota will present their Master of Fine Arts Graduation Exhibit “Personal Meditation Sites” at the Main Gallery in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts, April 6-10. Reina Okawa and Renée M. Boutwell express two distinct approaches to meditation in art making, which invites the viewer to enter into a concentrated state of mindfulness. A closing reception for the artists is scheduled for Friday, April 10 from 7 - 9 p.m. and is open to the public. Read more...
March
(03/31/2009) Yankton teams finish first at State Science Olympiad at The U
Two teams from Yankton, S.D., have been invited to compete at the 2009 National Science Olympiad Tournament after finishing first in the 25th annual South Dakota Science Olympiad State Tournament at The University of South Dakota. Read more...
(03/30/2009) SIFE team from The U wins regional, qualifies for nationals
Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) from The University of South Dakota took top honors at the 2009 SIFE Regional Competition and Career Opportunity Fair on March 20 in Minneapolis, Minn. Read more...
(03/30/2009) 17th annual Prairie Family Business Conference to honor business leaders, showcase generational family businesses
The Prairie Family Business Association (PFBA) will present its 17th annual Prairie Family Business Conference, “Improving Your Odds for Family Business Success…A Winning Strategy,” April 23-24 at the Ramkota Hotel and Convention Center in Sioux Falls, S.D. Read more...
(03/27/2009) Omnibus funding to boost research programs at The U
The University of South Dakota will receive more than $2.1 million in funding thanks to the passage of the 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act. Read more...
(03/27/2009) South Dakota Supreme Court declares winner in USD School of Law’s Sam Masten Intramural Moot Court Competition
Abigail Howell of Volga, S.D., was named champion in oral arguments over Benjamin Wetherell of Cleghorn, Iowa, during The University of South Dakota School of Law’s Sam Masten Intramural Moot Court Competition on Wednesday. Read more...
(03/26/2009) USD presents 12th annual Dance Marathon Saturday
More than 150 University of South Dakota students will dance the day and night away for a good cause—Children’s Miracle Network. USD students will be participating in the 12th annual Dance Marathon, beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 28. Proceeds from this event will benefit Children’s Miracle Network at Sanford Children’s Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D. Read more...
(03/24/2009) Student-performed concerts to raise money for scholarship created in memory of USD professor
Students at the Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota have organized two concert performances to raise money for a scholarship fund in memory of the late Dr. Timothy Clark. Read more...
(03/24/2009) Medical school alum wins family doctor award
A 1980 graduate of the Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota is the South Dakota Family Doctor of the Year. The South Dakota Academy of Family Physicians honored Dr. Martin Christensen with the award at its annual conference last month. Read more...
(03/20/2009) Jo M. Pasqualucci is recipient of USD School of Law’s John Wesley Jackson Outstanding Faculty Award
Jo M. Pasqualucci, professor of law, is the 2009 recipient of The University of South Dakota School of Law John Wesley Jackson Outstanding Faculty Award. This is the second time Pasqualucci has been honored with the Jackson Outstanding Faculty Award. She also received the award in 2002. Read more...
(03/19/2009) Research, creative activities, service-learning to be showcased at IdeaFest & Graduate Forum 2009 at The U
The University of South Dakota will celebrate student research, creative activity and academic engagement at the 2009 IdeaFest & Graduate Forum, March 31 and April 1, at the Muenster University Center. Read more...
(03/19/2009) Match Day reveals medical students’ residencies
Fourth-year medical students at the Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota learned this morning where they will serve their residencies. Match Day ceremonies were held across the country, including in Rapid City, S.D., and Sioux Falls, S.D. Envelopes were distributed to students with their residency acceptance letters inside. Read more...
(03/19/2009) Omaha poet headlines USD’s VLP poetry reading, slam
The Vermillion Literary Project, a student organization at The University of South Dakota, will host a poetry reading and poetry slam on Thursday, March 26 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Coffee Shop Gallery, which is located at 24 W. Main St. in downtown Vermillion. The poetry reading will feature Omaha poet Heidi Hermanson. Read more...
(03/18/2009) DPT student from The U honored nationally for rural PT care
Michael Arnold, a doctor of physical therapy (DPT) student in the School of Health Sciences at The University of South Dakota, is the recipient of the National Rural Health Association’s (NRHA) 2008 Student Achievement Award. Arnold will receive the award at the NRHA’s Annual Rural Health Conference in Miami Beach, Fla., on May 7. Read more...
(03/18/2009) USD School of Law to sponsor tribal courts forum with Mount Rushmore Institute, Black Hills State University
The University of South Dakota School of Law, in partnership with the Mount Rushmore Institute and the Black Hills State University Center for American Indian Studies, will present a forum “Tribal Courts: Accomplishments, Issues and Challenges” at 9 a.m. on Friday, April 17 at the Mount Rushmore National Memorial’s visitors center. Read more...
(03/18/2009) USD Physical Therapy Program conducts Guatemala service trip
The University of South Dakota’s Physical Therapy Program organized a spring break trip to Guatemala where they helped fit wheelchairs for children with disabilities and conducted a foot-care clinic for senior citizens. Read more...
(03/17/2009) Vogel joins USD Foundation staff as major gifts officer
Charles (Chad) Vogel joined the staff of The University of South Dakota Foundation on March 16. Vogel will be assisting the College of Arts and Sciences as a major gifts officer to increase funding for various priorities of the College, including scholarship and faculty support. Read more...
(03/17/2009) USD to ‘GO RED’ in celebration of Muenster University Center
The University of South Dakota will “GO RED” this week in celebration of the new Theodore (Ted) R. and Karen K. Muenster University Center. Read more...
(03/17/2009) USD to host 12th annual Building Bridges Conference March 27
The University of South Dakota will host the 12th annual Building Bridges Conference and Native American Visit Day on Friday, March 27. Read more...
(03/16/2009) USD Edmund Burke Speaker Series presents Author, military strategist Robert Chandler
Robert Chandler, Ph.D., a strategist with extensive analytical, planning and operations experience in the United States Air Force, Department of Defense, Department of State, the Central Intelligence Agency and the White House, will present the program, “SHADOW WORLD: Resurgent Russia and Radical Islam,” at The University of South Dakota, Tuesday, April 7 at 4 p.m. in Farber Hall, Old Main. Read more...
(03/16/2009) Vermillion venue to host USD’s Chamber Singers Saturday
The University of South Dakota Chamber Singers will present a 7:30 p.m. concert on Saturday, March 21 at United Church of Christ, located at 226 E. Main St., in Vermillion. This performance is part of an annual spring concert tour by the Chamber Singers and their conductor David Holdhusen, Ph.D. Read more...
(03/13/2009) ESL Summer Institute at USD announces 2009 dates
The University of South Dakota will host the 2009 ESL Summer Institute July 6 through July 31. Read more...
(03/13/2009) University Libraries presents altered book exhibition
The University of South Dakota Libraries will showcase altered books with “Bound and Unbound: Altered Book Exhibition,” beginning Friday, March 20. Read more...
(03/12/2009) Norman Shedd is March Employee of the Month at USD
As a farmer, Norman Shedd was used to keeping his crops bountiful and his livestock well-fed. As a custodian at The University of South Dakota, he’s keeping the first and second floors at Edward Olson Hall clean and well-maintained, reasons why he was named March 2009 Career Services Employee of the Month. Read more...
(03/11/2009) USD Theatre presents Tony Award-winning ‘Doubt: A Parable’
The University of South Dakota Department of Theatre will present “Doubt: A Parable,” March 25 - 28 at 7:30 p.m. and March 29 at 2 p.m. in the Arena Theatre of the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. Read more...
(03/11/2009) USD Mock Trial Team to compete at AMTA nationals Friday
A team of students from The University of South Dakota will compete at the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) national championship this week in Kansas City, Mo. Read more...
(03/10/2009) Works by watercolor artist Sharon Gray featured The U’s UAG
The University Art Galleries at The University of South Dakota presents a collection of watercolors by Sharon Gray. Gray’s works consist primarily of southeast South Dakota landscapes and the Missouri River. Her show, in Gallery 110 in the College of Fine Arts, will run through March 31. A reception for the artist is Friday, March 20 from 7 – 9 p.m. Read more...
(03/10/2009) Blake Alberts elected SGA President at USD
Students at The University of South Dakota will have a new Student Government Association (SGA) President and Vice President when the new term begins later this month. Blake Alberts of Rapid City, S.D., is the new SGA President and Anne Grady of Le Mars, Iowa, will serve as SGA Vice President following the results of last week’s election. Read more...
(03/09/2009) South Dakota Supreme Court to hear nine cases at The U’s School of Law
The state of South Dakota’s highest court will be in session for three days on the campus of The University of South Dakota as the South Dakota Supreme Court will hold its March 2009 Term of Court at the USD School of Law courtroom, March 23-25. Read more...
(03/09/2009) United Way grant to assist USD Dental Hygiene Department, enhance dental care for Sioux Falls area patients
A $15,000 grant from the Sioux Empire United Way will enhance dental care for patients in the Sioux Falls, S.D., area. The Department of Dental Hygiene, part of the School of Health Sciences at The University of South Dakota, announced recently that a Sioux Empire United Way Community Impact Grant of $15,818 will benefit the USD Dental Clinic, which is located at the Siouxland Health and Human Services building in Sioux Falls. Read more...
(03/05/2009) USD Chamber Singers end statewide tour with Sioux Falls show
The University of South Dakota Chamber Singers will present a 7:30 p.m. concert on Thursday, March 12 at First Congregational Church, located at 300 Minnesota Ave., in Sioux Falls, S.D. This performance is part of an annual spring concert tour by the Chamber Singers and their conductor David Holdhusen, Ph.D. In addition to the Sioux Falls event, the choir is performing throughout South Dakota. Read more...
(03/04/2009) USD School of Law students advance to ‘elite eight’ at NALSA
For the second consecutive year, students from The University of South Dakota School of Law advanced to the elite eight of the National Native American Law Student Association (NNALSA) Moot Court competition in Boulder, Colo. Read more...
(03/03/2009) University Art Galleries at USD presents Wilber Stilwell retrospective exhibition
The University Art Galleries at The University of South Dakota presents “Rediscovered Talent: Retrospective Exhibition of the Work of Wilber Stilwell.” The exhibit is scheduled to run from Monday, March 9 through Monday, March 30 in the Main Gallery of the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. A reception, free and open to the public, is scheduled for Friday, March 20 from 7 to 9 p.m. Read more...
(03/03/2009) South Dakota State Science Olympiad is March 28 at The U
The University of South Dakota will host this year’s 25th annual South Dakota Science Olympiad State Tournament on Saturday, March 28. Read more...
(03/02/2009) USD medical students organize ‘Run for Your Life’
Students with the Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota are organizing the third annual Run for Your Life! 5K Run & Walk, Saturday, April 4. Read more...
February
(02/27/2009) Guitars from The U’s National Music Museum part of unique North Dakota exhibition
A collection of acoustic guitars from the National Music Museum, which is located on the campus of The University of South Dakota, have made their way to the Plains Art Museum in Fargo, N.D., for a special exhibition, “Art of the Guitar: A Luthier’s Renaissance.” Read more...
(02/27/2009) CAE at The U names Roberts global learning coordinator
The University of South Dakota announced that Brooke Roberts has been named Coordinator for Global Learning at The U’s Center for Academic Engagement (CAE). Read more...
(02/25/2009) USD Playhouse to host auditions for ‘Man of La Mancha’
The University of South Dakota Playhouse is hosting auditions for “Man of La Mancha,” the enduring and inspirational Broadway musical, on Tuesday, March 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. in room 180 of the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. Read more...
(02/20/2009) USD Greek councils recognized for outstanding leadership
The University of South Dakota’s Interfraternity and Panhellenic Councils were recognized for their outstanding leadership and educational development at the 2009 Mid-American Greek Council Association and National Black Leadership Conference in St. Louis recently. Read more...
(02/20/2009) USD Missouri River Institute Research Symposium is March 5
Academic and environmental experts will discuss the science and future of the Missouri River during the 2009 Missouri River Institute Research Symposium at The University of South Dakota on Thursday, March 5. Read more...
(02/19/2009) Employment rate for USD ’08 graduates above national average
Despite growing unemployment concerns, recent graduates from The University of South Dakota are successfully finding jobs. According to information released by USD’s Career Development Center, 97 percent of the spring 2008 graduates who responded to a follow-up survey reported that they had located satisfactory employment or were attending graduate school. Read more...
(02/19/2009) Generous gift from Oscar Howe family to be used for The U’s Howe Museum, Native American Academic Center
A generous gift from the family of Oscar Howe has been made in the artist’s name to The University of South Dakota. The College of Fine Arts and the University Art Galleries announced that they have received a $50,000 donation from Heidi Howe, the widow of Oscar Howe, and their daughter, Inge Dawn Maresh, in support of the legacy of the distinguished Native American artist. Read more...
(02/18/2009) USD School of Law students to compete at NTC finals
A team of three students from The University of South Dakota School of Law has advanced to the finals in the 34th annual National Trial Competition in San Antonio, Texas, next month. Read more...
(02/17/2009) Scholarship Interview Day at The U is Saturday
More than 70 high school seniors have been invited to attend Scholarship Interview Day at The University of South Dakota, Saturday, Feb. 21, where they will vie for USD’s most coveted scholarships. Read more...
(02/13/2009) USD Chamber Singers begin statewide tour with Mitchell performance
The University of South Dakota’s Chamber Singers begin a six-day, statewide tour with a 7:30 p.m. concert on Friday, March 6 at Mitchell High School in Mitchell, S.D. This performance is part of an annual spring concert tour by the Chamber Singers and their conductor David Holdhusen, Ph.D. Read more...
(02/13/2009) School of Education professors from The U have article published
Two assistant professors from the School of Education at The University of South Dakota recently had an article published in the winter issue of “The Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin,” a publication by the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, an international women’s education and service organization. Read more...
(02/12/2009) Author, military strategist Robert Chandler to speak at The U
Robert Chandler, Ph.D., a strategist with extensive analytical, planning and operations experience in the United States Air Force, Department of Defense, Department of State, the Central Intelligence Agency and the White House, will present the program, “SHADOW WORLD: Resurgent Russia and Radical Islam,” at The University of South Dakota, Monday, March 2 at 4 p.m. in Farber Hall, Old Main. Read more...
(02/12/2009) Members of USD Nursing Department named QSEN facilitators
Three members of the nursing faculty at The University of South Dakota have been invited to serve as Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) facilitators for phase III of the national QSEN project. Read more...
(02/12/2009) Students from The U raise money, awareness for DVSOS
Several students from The University of South Dakota helped raise money for Domestic Violence Safe Options Services (DVSOS). For their efforts, the students raised $800 for DVSOS and presented a check to Sandie Sullivan, executive director of DVSOS, last week. Read more...
(02/12/2009) Student Employee of the Semester at The U is Eli Show
Eli Show has an assortment of duties in his part-time job for University Libraries on the USD campus. But the senior from Sioux Falls, S.D., has managed to assemble his time well in the Archives and Special Collections Department earning Student Employee of the Fall Semester at The U. Read more...
(02/12/2009) Jennifer Ranney is February Employee of the Month at USD
Jennifer Ranney, senior secretary for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, is the February 2009 Career Services Employee of the Month at The University of South Dakota. Read more...
(02/11/2009) Arthur Miller’s classic ‘All My Sons’ takes the stage at The U
The University of South Dakota Department of Theatre will present Arthur Miller’s classic American drama “All My Sons.” Performances in the Wayne S. Knutson Theatre are scheduled for 7:30 p.m., Feb. 25 – 28, and March 1 at 2 p.m. Read more...
(02/11/2009) Patrick Cross receives Dakota Oyate Challenge Service Award
Dr. Patrick Cross, assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at The University of South Dakota, is the recipient of the Dakota Oyate Challenge Service Award. Read more...
(02/10/2009) Chemistry department at The U receives NSF grant for TEM
The University of South Dakota’s Department of Chemistry has been awarded funding to purchase a transmission electron microscope (TEM). Read more...
(02/10/2009) ‘One Man’s Journey’ highlights Thurgood Marshall program
Peter C. Alexander, dean and professor of law at the Southern Illinois University School of Law, will deliver the keynote address at The University of South Dakota School of Law’s annual program honoring Thurgood Marshall. Alexander’s address, “One Man’s Journey,” is Thursday, Feb. 19 at 4 p.m. in the law school courtroom on the USD campus. Read more...
(02/09/2009) USD recognized nationally for outstanding community service
For the second consecutive year, The University of South Dakota was named to the 2008 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service. Read more...
(02/09/2009) Muenster University Center to open Feb. 17 at USD
The University of South Dakota is pleased to announce that the Theodore R. and Karen K. Muenster University Center will open at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 17. Read more...
(02/06/2009) University Art Galleries at USD present Stilwell Exhibition
University Art Galleries at The University of South Dakota will present the 22nd annual Stilwell Student Awards Exhibition. The show features art created by USD art students during the past year. The exhibit, which begins Feb. 13 and is scheduled to conclude March 5, is in the Main Gallery of the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. Read more...
(02/05/2009) USD’s CAE to host AWOL fundraiser on Feb. 12
Students from The University of South Dakota who plan to use their spring break for service-learning projects will host a “Pig Out & Provide” soup supper, silent auction and food drive on Thursday, Feb. 12 at the Vermillion Armory. Read more...
(02/05/2009) Black Hills Playhouse auditions at USD
The Department of Theatre at The University of South Dakota will host auditions for the 2009 summer season of The Black Hills Playhouse and for the touring production of the Children’s Theatre Company of South Dakota on Monday, Feb. 16. Read more...
(02/05/2009) 2009 VLP Poetry Festival at The U is Feb. 26
The University of South Dakota will host the 2009 Poetry Festival, sponsored by the Vermillion Literary Project (VLP), on Thursday, Feb. 26. Read more...
(02/04/2009) USD CAE welcomes hundreds of volunteers for day of service
The University of South Dakota’s Center for Academic Engagement (CAE), in collaboration with the USD Students Enhancing Resources for Vermillion Enrichment (SERVE) and Campus Diversity Enhancement Group (CDEG), hosted activities throughout the day during the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on Jan. 19. Read more...
(02/04/2009) Medical student from The U elected AMA delegate
A third-year student at the Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota has been elected as a delegate to the American Medical Association. Seth Harrer of Sioux Falls, S.D., will begin his work as a delegate at the organization’s next meeting in June. He served as an alternate delegate in his second year as a medical student. Read more...
(02/03/2009) ‘Great Plains Journal’ to host symposium at USD School of Law
The “Great Plains Journal,” an academic journal produced by students at The University of South Dakota School of Law, is hosting a symposium, “Archaeology and the Law: How the Law Has Shaped Cultural Resource Management,” on Thursday, Feb. 12. Read more...
(02/03/2009) Health profession students at The U plan for disaster
Students in the health profession programs at The University of South Dakota will participate in a workshop designed to teach them vital skills for their response to any local, state or federal disaster. The Sanford School of Medicine hosts a one day Disaster Life Support Training Workshop for students in the physician, nursing and physician assistant programs in Vermillion at the Andrew E. Lee Memorial Medicine and Science Building at 215 E. Clark Street on Friday, Feb. 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Read more...
(02/02/2009) New Research Center Associated with Sanford Lab at Homestake
The state’s latest 2010 research center will position South Dakota scientists to participate more fully in experiments planned for the Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory (DUSEL) at the former Homestake Gold Mine. Read more...
January
(01/30/2009) Laurie Becvar named dean of Graduate School at USD
Laurie Becvar, Ed.D, has been named dean of the Graduate School of The University of South Dakota. USD’s Office of Academic Affairs announced that Becvar, who is currently dean of the Division of Continuing and Distance Education, will be dean of the Graduate School and Division of Continuing and Distance Education effective Feb. 1. Read more...
(01/29/2009) Students from The U to meet with billionaire Warren Buffett
Learning innovative business practices and philosophies in a classroom is one thing. Getting sage advice from one of the world’s wealthiest people is another, but 27 students from the Beacom School of Business at The University of South Dakota will have that opportunity when they meet with Omaha businessman Warren Buffett next month. Read more...
(01/29/2009) USD students tabbed for U News spring semester TV team
Fourteen students from The University of South Dakota were named to the U News TV team for the 2009 spring semester. In addition to producing, writing and directing for U News, students will serve as reporters and hosts for the program, which is broadcast live weekly at 5 p.m. on Midcontinent Cable (KYOT, channel 21, in Vermillion and many surrounding communities). Read more...
(01/29/2009) USD students invited to display research at Pierre Poster Session
Two undergraduate students from The University of South Dakota were selected by the faculty for outstanding research accomplishments to be recognized at the South Dakota Capitol rotunda in Pierre on Tuesday, Feb. 17. Read more...
(01/29/2009) School of Health Sciences names Larson associate dean
A national leader on nursing education has been named associate dean of The University of South Dakota’s School of Health Sciences. June Larson, who has been employed at USD since 1980, was promoted to the position earlier this month. Read more...
(01/28/2009) Sanford School of Medicine professor to study HGH effects with three-year research grant from Major League Baseball
Dr. Keith M. Baumgarten, acting vice chair for the department of surgery and an assistant professor at the Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota, was recently awarded a $150,000 research grant from Major League Baseball. The award, which provides $50,000 in funding over a three-year period, will be used to examine the role of human growth hormone (HGH) in accelerating recovery following rotator cuff surgery. Read more...
(01/27/2009) Phi Delta Theta Chapter at The U wins Founders Trophy
Phi Delta Theta, South Dakota Alpha Chapter at The University of South Dakota, enjoyed an outstanding 2008, capping the year by winning the prestigious Founders Trophy. Read more...
(01/27/2009) University Theatre competes at Kennedy Center ACTF regional
Awards and workshop presentations highlighted the Region V Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival at the University of Kansas for students and faculty members from The University of South Dakota Department of Theatre. Read more...
(01/26/2009) International AWOL trip takes USD CAE students to Mexico
Sixteen USD students and two staff members from The U’s Center for Academic Engagement participated in an international Alternative Week of Off-campus Learning (AWOL) trip to Agua Prieta, Mexico during Winter Break. Read more...
(01/26/2009) USD honors employees, former student with Diversity Awards
Social justice, intercultural awareness and fostering positive relationships are significant reasons why diversity is vital to the campus community at The University of South Dakota. Individuals demonstrating these exceptional characteristics were honored Wednesday at an event sponsored by the USD Office of Institutional Diversity and the Campus Diversity Enhancement Group (CDEG). Read more...
(01/26/2009) University Art Galleries hosts ‘loan show’ through Feb. 5
The University Art Galleries at The University of South Dakota presents an exhibition of art from the permanent collection which is available to all members of the campus community. The UAG Loan Show in Gallery 110 is arranged each semester in order for members of the USD campus to select artwork for use in public space on campus at no charge as part of University Art Galleries’ efforts to contribute to campus beautification and informal aesthetic education. Read more...
(01/23/2009) USD Dept. of Music to host 11th annual Quad State Honor Band
Top high school musicians from four states will assemble on The University of South Dakota campus Monday, Jan. 26 for the 11th annual Quad State Honor Band Festival. Read more...
(01/23/2009) Cultural posters created by USD med students to be displayed
Students at the Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota will use posters to present what they learned from last fall’s cultural colloquium. Enhancing cultural competence among students is one of the medical school’s priorities. Read more...
(01/21/2009) USD students honored for fall 2008 academic achievements
Students at The University of South Dakota and The University of South Dakota School of Law have been honored academically for the 2008 fall semester. Read more...
(01/20/2009) USD School of Law hosts tribal economic development symposium
“Economic Development in Indian Country: An Exploration of Policy, Law, and Culture” is the focus of the South Dakota Law Review’s annual symposium at The University of South Dakota School of Law on Friday, Jan. 23. Read more...
(01/09/2009) Welch named director of University Art Galleries at USD
The College of Fine Arts at The University of South Dakota has named Eddie Welch as director of the University Art Galleries. Welch became director on Dec. 1 following the retirement of John Day, who will continue working with the University as part-time curator of art gallery programming and events. Day is a former Dean of the College of Fine Arts and long-time director of University Art Galleries. Read more...
(01/08/2009) USD Libraries presents altered book workshop, exhibition
The University of South Dakota Libraries will present a series of altered book events this semester, including an altered book exhibition that will be on display from March through June. Read more...
(01/06/2009) USD professor to exhibit fortune teller series at Art Galleries
The University Art Galleries at The University of South Dakota presents “Scenes from the Dreams of a Fortune Teller,” a photo exhibition by USD professor John Banasiak. “Scenes from the Dreams of a Fortune Teller” includes more than 200 images accumulated from over 600 photos by the artist during an eight-year period. The show is Jan. 14 through Feb. 5 in the Main Gallery of the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. A public reception, free of charge, is scheduled for Banasiak on Friday, Jan. 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. Read more...
2008
December
(12/22/2008) Four from The U receive prestigious U.S. Department of State national internship awards
Four students from The University of South Dakota have qualified for U.S. Department of State internships for summer 2009. The U was selected as one of only 15 institutions nationwide by the U.S. Department of State for their prestigious Internship Fellows Program, which will award paid domestic internships to Colin Eilts of Vermillion, Heather Fluit of Sioux Falls, S.D., Patrick Geary of Sheridan, Wyo., and Tom Kludt of Huron, S.D. Read more...
(12/19/2008) USD students help local schools raise Pennies for Peace money
Two classes from The University of South Dakota joined with two elementary schools in Vermillion to raise money for children half a world away. Read more...
(12/18/2008) USD’s Beacom faculty, students adopt Code of Ethics standards
At a time when ethics play a role in global economic uncertainty, the Beacom School of Business at The University of South Dakota is making certain that its faculty and students are committed to upholding their own professional code of ethics. Read more...
(12/18/2008) USD’s KIDS COUNT releases important teen driving statistics
According to a recent study by The University of South Dakota KIDS COUNT Project, the leading cause of death for children in South Dakota under the age of 18 is motor vehicle accidents. Read more...
(12/18/2008) Kobayashi/Gray releases second CD “Feminissimo!”
Susan Keith Gray, professor of music at The University of South Dakota and a pianist with the Rawlins Piano Trio, and violinist Laura Kobayashi of Washington, D.C., announce the release of their second CD, “Feminissimo! Women Playing Music by Women.” Read more...
(12/16/2008) First Bank & Trust to match funds raised by USD’s Department of Dental Hygiene for new equipment needs
Thanks to a generous donation from First Bank & Trust in Vermillion, through the Fishback Financial Corporation Community Fund, students in the Dental Hygiene Department at The University of South Dakota are smiling at the prospect of using state-of-the-art equipment as the program nears the completion of its remodeling phase. Read more...
(12/15/2008) Ron Bresell to helm Environmental Health and Safety at USD
The University of South Dakota named Ron Bresell as director of Environmental Health and Safety. Read more...
(12/15/2008) Professor, chair of The U's Department of Communication Disorders to headline St. Paul conference
The International Dyslexia Association, Upper Midwest Branch (IDA-UMB, formerly UMBIDA), announced recently that Teri James Bellis, Ph.D., CCC-A, FAAA, F-ASHA, will headline the organization's 35th annual Spring Conference, scheduled for March 20-21, 2009. The upcoming two-day conference, “Language, Learning & Literacy: Understanding the Issues,” will be at The University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn. Read more...
(12/15/2008) Professor, chair of The U's Communication Disorders Department, to headline St. Paul conference
The International Dyslexia Association, Upper Midwest Branch (IDA-UMB, formerly UMBIDA), announced recently that Teri James Bellis, Ph.D., CCC-A, FAAA, F-ASHA, will headline the organization's 35th annual Spring Conference, scheduled for March 20-21, 2009. The upcoming two-day conference, “Language, Learning & Literacy: Understanding the Issues,” will be at The University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn. Read more...
(12/12/2008) Susan Collins is December Employee of the Month at The U
Susan “Susie” Collins, custodial supervisor, is the December 2008 Career Services Employee of the Month at The University of South Dakota. Read more...
(12/11/2008) Graduating seniors from Beacom ‘ace’ national exam
Graduating seniors from The University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business showed that they mean business as they scored exceptionally high in a national exit exam for business school graduates. This is the second time in as many years that graduating seniors from The U scored in the top 10 percent nationally. Read more...
(12/10/2008) Degrees to be conferred at USD’s 33rd Winter Commencement
Charles E. “Chuck” Trimble will be honored during Winter Commencement at The University of South Dakota on Saturday, Dec. 13. Trimble will deliver the keynote address to more than 450 candidates receiving degrees at the 33rd Winter Commencement ceremony, which begins at 10 a.m. inside the DakotaDome at The U. He will also be presented with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree in recognition of his distinguished public service. Read more...
(12/09/2008) Members of The U’s Economics Department raise more than $5,000 for Autism Speaks
When 20 members of The University of South Dakota Economics Department set out to raise money for Walk Now for Autism in October, they ended up sprinting past their goal as they raised more than $5,000 for Autism Speaks, an organization dedicated to raising money and awareness for autism awareness. Read more...
(12/08/2008) USD Government Research Bureau contributes to report assessing financial education concerns among Native youth
A recent study conducted by The University of South Dakota Government Research Bureau, in cooperation with First Nations Oweesta Corporation (Oweesta) out of Rapid City, S.D., the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy and the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development, indicated that a majority of Native students are deficient in developing financial skills. Read more...
(12/04/2008) ‘That Stain’s Never Coming Out’ exhibit features two USD artists
Darcy Bruce, a Sioux Falls, S.D. native and a graduate of The University of South Dakota, and Anthony L. Millette, a fine arts major from Sioux Falls, S.D., will present their exhibition, “That Stain’s Never Coming Out” at the Washington Street Arts Center, Friday, Dec. 12 from 8 to 10 p.m. The show will feature paintings by Bruce and pottery by Millette. Read more...
(12/03/2008) Chuck Trimble to be honored at USD Winter Commencement
The University of South Dakota will honor Charles E. “Chuck” Trimble during its 33rd Winter Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 13. Read more...
(12/03/2008) Dickens’ holiday classic ‘A Christmas Carol’ now playing at The U
The University of South Dakota Department of Theatre presents Charles Dickens’ timeless holiday classic, “A Christmas Carol,” Dec. 3-6 and Dec. 8-9 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. in the Wayne S. Knutson Theatre in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. Read more...
(12/01/2008) Center for Academic Engagement celebrates service-learning
The Center for Academic Engagement (CAE) at The University of South Dakota announced winners of the 2008 Carter Academic Service Entrepreneur (CASE) grants at a recent service-learning celebration event. Read more...
November
(11/25/2008) Students from The U earn NASA research grants
Two students from The University of South Dakota are receiving grants from NASA for the spring 2009 semester. Jason Spaans, a 2008 graduate of USD from Larchwood, Iowa, is the recipient of a graduate NASA South Dakota Space Grant Consortium while Keenan Thomas, a USD senior from Rapid City, S.D., is the recipient of an undergraduate NASA South Dakota Space Grant Consortium. They will each receive a stipend from NASA in the amount of $2,500. Read more...
(11/24/2008) Student artists on display with ‘Elements of Being’ at USD
Five students from The University of South Dakota will present their Bachelor of Fine Arts graduation exhibition, “Elements of Being,” in the Main Gallery in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts, Dec. 3 through Dec. 13. Read more...
(11/21/2008) I.D. Weeks Library at USD re-opens, business hours resume
I.D. Weeks Library at The University of South Dakota is open to normal business hours Friday following an investigation by the USD Department of Public Safety and the Vermillion Police Department. Read more...
(11/20/2008) USD seeks volunteers for community service on MLK Day
The University of South Dakota’s Center for Academic Engagement (CAE), in collaboration with the USD Students Enhancing Resources for Vermillion Enrichment (SERVE) organization, is challenging the community to make Martin Luther King Jr. Day a day on, not a day off. Read more...
(11/20/2008) USD School of Law Innocence Project benefits as member of national Innocence Network
The Innocence Project of South Dakota (IPSD) at The University of South Dakota School of Law became a member organization with the national Innocence Network, headquartered in New York City, this fall. Read more...
(11/18/2008) USD music professor makes a splash with Welch’s commercial
When it comes to singing the praises of Welch’s Purple Grape Juice, look no further than Stephen Yarbrough, D.M.A., an associate professor of music at The University of South Dakota. That’s because Welch’s is using one of Yarbrough’s compositions for its TV commercial that features chef Alton Brown. His orchestral composition, “Angel's Dances,” can be heard starring with the Concord grape and Brown, whose “Good Eats” program can be seen regularly on the Food Network. Read more...
(11/18/2008) USD Foundation announces FY08 financial report
The University of South Dakota Foundation reported income of almost $13 million for the year ending June 30, 2008, including gift income of $15.8 million – the second highest giving level in the history of the organization. Assets of the Foundation on June 30 were $182 million. Read more...
(11/14/2008) USD CMJ professor to serve on SDBA Board of Directors
Michelle Van Maanen, Ed.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Contemporary Media & Journalism at The University of South Dakota, was appointed to the South Dakota Broadcasters Association (SDBA) Board of Directors at the association’s 60th annual state conference in Keystone, S.D. Van Maanen will serve on the SDBA Board of Directors as a representative of the associate members of the association. Read more...
(11/14/2008) Dennis Sjolie headlines final 2008 VLP poetry reading, slam
The Vermillion Literary Project is hosting a poetry reading and poetry slam on Thursday, Nov. 20 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Coffee Shop Gallery, which is located at 24 W. Main St. in downtown Vermillion. The poetry reading will feature fiction author Dennis Sjolie. Read more...
(11/13/2008) USD students host Halloween costume drive for area children
Fourteen students from The University of South Dakota hosted a Halloween costume drive during the month of October. From Oct. 6 through Oct. 17, several costumes were collected on campus and at the United Church of Christ. On Oct. 20, the costumes were distributed to children in need during the Vermillion Welcome Table’s dinner at First United Methodist Church. Read more...
(11/13/2008) Five USD students selected to inaugural AWOL Executive Board
Five students were chosen to serve on the inaugural student-led executive board for the Alternative Week of Off-Campus Learning (AWOL) Program, a popular service-learning program through the Center for Academic Engagement (CAE) at The University of South Dakota. Additionally, three students were selected as student site leaders for 2009 break trips. Read more...
(11/13/2008) The U’s Rawlins Piano Trio to perform in Panama
The Rawlins Piano Trio has been invited to perform at the Alfredo Saint Malo Concert Series in Panama City, Panama this month. Read more...
(11/10/2008) USD students, CAE help ‘make a difference’ for community
Students from The University of South Dakota helped make a difference in the community by participating in service-learning projects associated with the 18th annual Make A Difference Day. The Center for Academic Engagement (CAE) has sponsored Make A Difference Day projects since 2003. Read more...
(11/10/2008) Director of Underground Lab at Homestake to speak at USD
How do you unlock the deepest secrets of the universe? Jose Alonso, Ph.D., director of the Sanford Underground Laboratory at Homestake, will explain that and the mission of the Sanford Underground Laboratory at Homestake in Lead, S.D. when he visits Farber Hall at The University of South Dakota on Thursday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. Read more...
(11/10/2008) USD Coyoteopoly raises money, collects food for local pantry
Thanks to students from The University of South Dakota, fewer residents in Vermillion and Clay County will go hungry this holiday season. Coyoteopoly, a service-learning project at The U’s Beacom School of Business, raised more than $16,000 and collected more than 7,000 food items for the Vermillion Food Pantry during “Coyoteopoly Day” on Saturday, Nov. 1. Read more...
(11/07/2008) Five student directed one-act plays to debut at The U
From tragic comedy to farcical comedy, laughter will be center stage as The University of South Dakota Department of Theatre presents five student-directed one-act plays Nov. 13 through Nov. 15. All five short plays, which will be performed at 7:30 p.m. each day in the Arena Theatre of the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts, comprise a varied evening of mature entertainment. Read more...
(11/06/2008) Vermillion family honored as 2008 USD Family of the Year
Whether it’s cheering on the Coyotes as fans at the DakotaDome or a commitment to academic excellence as students, the Walker family of Vermillion are ardent supporters of The University of South Dakota. They will be honored as the 2008 Family of the Year during Family Day activities at USD on Saturday, Nov. 8. Read more...
(11/05/2008) Duane Bos is November Employee of the Month at USD
Duane Bos, senior building maintenance worker, is the November 2008 Career Services Employee of the Month at The University of South Dakota. Read more...
(11/04/2008) University Art Galleries at USD present 'In Limine'
The University Art Galleries at The University of South Dakota presents an installation by artist Megan Dirks. Dirks, an Akron, Iowa native pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in studio painting, created this exhibition of paintings in conjunction with an installation at the Washington Street Arts Center entitled, “In Limine.” Read more...
(11/03/2008) The Volante will host free Election Night Watch Party Nov. 4
The Volante has announced that it will host an Election Night Watch Party for USD students, faculty and staff. The event will be open to the university community and held Tuesday, November 4, from 6 p.m to Midnight in the Al Neuharth Media Center Conference Room on the USD campus. Read more...
(11/03/2008) 'Capture the Moment' on display at USD through Nov. 11
An exhibition of 60 Pulitzer Prize photographs is on display through Tuesday, Nov. 11 at The University of South Dakota. Read more...
(11/03/2008) Coyote football to honor service members during Military Appreciation Day Nov. 8
Military personnel and their families will be honored during Military Appreciation Day at USD’s home football game vs. Southern Oregon on Nov. 8. Read more...
(11/03/2008) USD’s student newspaper is 2008 Pacemaker recipient
Setting the pace as the students’ voice at The University of South Dakota since 1887 earned The Volante a 2008 Pacemaker Award as one of the nation’s best weekly college newspapers. The Pacemaker Award is the highest honor given by the ACP and the Newspaper Association of America Foundation. Read more...
October
(10/28/2008) USD to host Health Happenings & Scrubs Camp on Nov. 11
More than 400 high school students from South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska and Minnesota will discover a world of career opportunities in health sciences during the Health Happenings & Scrubs Camp at The University of South Dakota on Tuesday, Nov. 11. Read more...
(10/28/2008) USD jazz professor makes music with renowned saxophonist at L.A. hotspot
C.J. Kocher, associate professor of saxophone and jazz studies at The University of South Dakota, performed recently with renowned jazz artist Roger Neumann in Hermosa Beach, Calif. Read more...
(10/27/2008) USD's Coyoteopoly seeks food, cash donations on Nov. 1
With the holidays quickly approaching, students from the Beacom School of Business at The University of South Dakota are doing their part to make sure the Vermillion Food Pantry is well-stocked to feed those less fortunate. Read more...
(10/24/2008) University Art Galleries hosts Cliff Evans exhibit in November
The University Art Galleries at The University of South Dakota will present “Cliff Evans: The Road to Mountain Weather,” a three-channel moving image exhibition. This exhibition opens Nov. 5 and will be featured throughout the month of November in the Main Gallery of the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts with a public reception scheduled for Friday, Nov. 14 from 7 to 9 p.m. Read more...
(10/23/2008) Fall Choral Showcase showcases choral programs at The U
From classical music by master composers Mozart and Mendelssohn to modern repertoire, spirituals and even folk songs, The University of South Dakota Fall Choral Showcase has something to offer for music lovers of all ages. Read more...
(10/23/2008) Beacom School of Business at The U recognizes distinguished students, alumni and businesses
The Beacom School of Business of The University of South Dakota recognized students, distinguished alumni and successful business owners for their outstanding service and support of the business school during The Beacom School of Business Annual Awards Luncheon. Read more...
(10/21/2008) USD Medical School clerkship to be studied as national model
An innovative way of teaching medical students at The University of South Dakota’s Sanford School of Medicine Yankton Campus will be part of a national three-year study. Read more...
(10/21/2008) Faculty at The U honored for research excellence in social, biomedical sciences
Researchers from The University of South Dakota were honored with President’s Awards for Research Excellence for their work in advancing social science, chemistry and biomedical science at USD. Read more...
(10/21/2008) Poet Suzanne Sunshower highlights VLP poetry reading, slam
The Vermillion Literary Project is hosting a poetry reading and poetry slam on Thursday, Oct. 30 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Coffee Shop Gallery, which is located at 24 W. Main St. in downtown Vermillion. The poetry reading will feature poet Suzanne Sunshower. Read more...
(10/17/2008) Gunderson estate donates $3.8 million gift to USD Foundation
The USD Foundation recently received a gift of $3.8 million from the estate of Harvey and Alwayne Gunderson, former students of The University of South Dakota. Read more...
(10/17/2008) NBC’s Tom Brokaw to speak at The University of South Dakota
Tom Brokaw, moderator of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” distinguished journalist and alumnus of The University of South Dakota, will be a guest on the USD campus, Tuesday, Oct. 28. Read more...
(10/15/2008) Linda Iverson is October Employee of the Month at USD
Linda Iverson, secretary for the Department of Mathematical Sciences at The University of South Dakota, has been named October 2008 Career Services Employee of the Month. Read more...
(10/15/2008) CAE from The U assists with Gifford Park fall cleanup
Students from The University of South Dakota recently traveled to Omaha, Neb., where they volunteered at the Gifford Park Community Garden. The event was part of the ongoing partnership between The U’s Center for Academic Engagement (CAE) and the Gifford Park Community Association. Read more...
(10/15/2008) Cherokee couple honored for distinguished service to USD
Loyal supporters of The University of South Dakota, Joe and Janice Lundsgaard, were honored for their service to USD at an awards luncheon at the Al Neuharth Media Center on Friday, Oct. 11. The USD Foundation presented the Lundsgaards with the Darwin and Adele Inman Award for distinguished service. The Inman Award is the Foundation’s highest award and is named in honor of Adele and Darwin Inman who were instrumental as volunteers in the early years of the University. Read more...
(10/15/2008) Iraqi ambassador for the United Nations to speak at USD
What were conditions like before Saddam Hussein was overthrown in Iraq? Are the Iraqi people better off than they were before war broke out in their country five years ago? H.E. Ambassador T. Hamid Al-Bayati, Ph.D., Permanent Representative of Iraq to the United Nations, will address those questions and other human rights issues when he speaks to students at The University of South Dakota on Wednesday, Oct. 22. Read more...
(10/14/2008) New course at The U offers unique education of Missouri River
Thanks to a new course at The University of South Dakota, students have an opportunity to focus on studying the issues of the Missouri River. Read more...
(10/14/2008) Distinguished speakers highlight Earth Science Week at The U
The University of South Dakota will welcome two distinguished guests to campus this week during Earth Science Week at The U. Read more...
(10/10/2008) USD President’s Research Day focuses on technology across disciplines
In recognition of its continued growth in competitive research and creative activity, The University of South Dakota is celebrating President’s Research Day with the program “Electronic Glue for Arts, Humanities and Science” at Farber Hall, Old Main on Wednesday, Oct. 15. Read more...
(10/10/2008) Career Development Center at The U hosts October Career Fair
The Career Development Center at The University of South Dakota is sponsoring the second annual Career Fair on Thursday, Oct. 16 at the DakotaDome. Read more...
(10/09/2008) The U’s Nursing chair recognized for educational excellence
The chair of The University of South Dakota’s Nursing Program has been honored by a national academy. June Larson, MSN, RN, CNE, ANEF, received the prestigious fellow designation as part of being inducted into the National League for Nursing (NLN) Academy of Nursing Education last month. Read more...
(10/09/2008) USD Nursing educator named to national leadership program
A professor in the nursing department at The University of South Dakota will participate in a prestigious national leadership program. Read more...
(10/09/2008) Nursing graduate from The U wins national paper competition
A recent graduate of The University of South Dakota’s nursing program in Pierre has won a national competition. Cindy Sinkey, RN, was named the winner of the 2008 Student Excellence Paper competition by the National League for Nursing (NLN). Her submission was entitled “A Journey into Nursing.” Read more...
(10/08/2008) The Princeton Review lauds USD’s Beacom School of Business
The University of South Dakota’s Beacom School of Business is one of the nation’s best business schools, according to The Princeton Review. Read more...
(10/08/2008) Smith, Fitzgibbons reign at Dakota Days 2008 Coronation
Alex Smith and Mary Fitzgibbons were crowned Mr. and Ms. Dakota 2008 during a coronation ceremony in the DakotaDome Monday evening. Smith, a business management major from Gettysburg, S.D., is active in Students in Free Enterprise, Strollers and Tau Kappa Epsilon while Fitzgibbons is a communication disorders major from Sioux Falls, S.D., involved with Students Theatre Cooperation, Dance Marathon and University Theatre. The theme for Dakota Days 2008 is “USD in HD.” Read more...
(10/07/2008) Continuing and Distance Education at The U receives award
The University Continuing Education Association (UCEA) at The University of South Dakota received honorable mention in the 2008 Credit Program Award category for its South Dakota Governor’s Leadership Certificate – Preparing South Dakota’s Future Leaders. Read more...
(10/06/2008) Governor’s third biennial art show to be showcased at USD
The University Art Galleries at The University of South Dakota will present “Endless Imagination,” the third in series of biennial exhibitions showcasing fine arts from South Dakota. The exhibition opens Oct. 13 and runs through Oct. 31 in the Main Gallery of the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. Read more...
(10/06/2008) 12th annual VLP Short Story Contest at The U seeks area writers
The Vermillion Literary Project is sponsoring their 12th annual short story contest. First place will automatically be published in the 2009 VLP literary magazine and receive $200 while the second place winner will receive a prize and will also be published in the magazine. Read more...
(10/03/2008) ‘USD in HD’ is Dakota Days 2008 theme at The U
Students and alumni will be celebrating homecoming activities in high definition at The University of South Dakota. “USD in HD” is the 2008 homecoming theme for this year’s Dakota Days celebration at The U. Read more...
(10/03/2008) Researchers from The U to present at global conference
Researchers from The University of South Dakota will present their findings at the 2008 Joint Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America (GSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA), American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) and the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, Oct. 5-9 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. Read more...
(10/02/2008) Gonzaga law professor to present 2008 Gunderson Lecture at USD School of Law
The University of South Dakota School of Law has announced that James R. McCurdy, professor of law at Gonzaga University School of Law in Spokane, Wash., will present the 2008 Clark Y. Gunderson Lecture, the USD School of Law’s preeminent annual lecture. Read more...
(10/02/2008) University Art Galleries at USD presents “The Loss of Memory”
The University Art Galleries at The University of South Dakota is hosting an exhibition of recent prints by artist Renée M. Boutwell. Boutwell is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in painting research. The exhibit runs through the month of October in Gallery 110 located in the Warren M. Lee Center for Fine Arts. The exhibition is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Read more...
(10/02/2008) USD Center for Academic Engagement adds Christina Shantz
Christina Shantz has joined The University of South Dakota’s Center for Academic Engagement. Shantz is part of the federal Corporation for National and Community Service’s AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) program and while working in Vermillion, she will assist with the advancement and implementation of The U’s mission to connect students with their community through various academic programs. Through these venues, Shantz will further the VISTA mission of addressing concerns of those in poverty and other challenged communities. Read more...
(10/01/2008) USD Econ Department raises money, awareness for autism
Twenty members of the University of South Dakota Economics Department are putting their fundraising skills to work by using their feet. Students, faculty and staff from the economics department have been busy raising money for Walk Now for Autism, a signature fundraising and awareness event for Autism Speaks that will take place Oct. 11 in Sioux Falls, S.D. In just two weeks, the group from USD has raised more than $3,600. Read more...
(10/01/2008) Donaldson, Hall to receive USD Alumni Achievement Awards
Two distinguished alumni from The University of South Dakota will be honored with Alumni Achievement Awards during Dakota Days. Recipients will be presented with their awards during the All-Alumni Banquet at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 10 at the Masaba Mining Equipment Co., which is located at 1617 317th St. in Vermillion. Read more...
(10/01/2008) Edward Valandra named chair of the Department of American Indian Studies at USD
Edward C. Valandra, Ph.D., has been named chair of the Department of American Indian Studies at The University of South Dakota. Read more...
(10/01/2008) Enrollment, ACT scores continue to increase at USD
Enrollment at The University of South Dakota is at 9,291 students for the fall of 2008 bettering last year’s total of 9,243 students, the South Dakota Board of Regents (BOR) announced today. Read more...
September
(09/29/2008) College Portrait measures extraordinary student success at The U
The educational environment at The University of South Dakota is fostering student success, according to a new web-based information tool – College Portrait. Read more...
(09/29/2008) First Bank & Trust gift to USD’s College of Fine Arts to benefit several programs, increase scholarship opportunities for students
A generous contribution from First Bank & Trust in Vermillion, through the Fishback Financial Corporation Community Fund, will provide more than $200,000 in financial support to the College of Fine Arts at The University of South Dakota. Read more...
(09/29/2008) NSF grant to benefit USD at underground research lab
The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded a grant worth more than $200,000 to The University of South Dakota Department of Physics for development of the Sanford Laboratory at Homestake for the proposed Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory (DUSEL) in Lead, S.D. Read more...
(09/26/2008) USD’s 2008 theatre season opens with ‘The Voice of the Prairie’
The University of South Dakota Department of Theatre opens its 2008-2009 season with “The Voice of the Prairie,” John Olive’s endearing comedy that celebrates a time of itinerant radio, when, before there were networks, sponsors and regulating agencies, a broadcaster could be a one-man road-show radio station. Read more...
(09/25/2008) Second annual GP-CTOP set for October at The U
The University of South Dakota is hosting the second annual Great Plains Conference on the Teaching of Psychology (GP-CTOP), Oct. 17-18 at Old Main. Read more...
(09/25/2008) USD Mortar Board chapter receives national award
The Keystone chapter at The University of South Dakota was among the outstanding chapters to be honored for their excellence at the 2008 Mortar Board National Conference in Columbus, Ohio. Read more...
(09/24/2008) Occupational Therapy Association donates money for training equipment
The University of South Dakota’s Occupational Therapy Department will formally thank the South Dakota Occupational Therapy Association this weekend for a donation that will improve student education. Read more...
(09/23/2008) Ridgway elected to state medical association leadership
One of the leaders of The University of South Dakota’s Sanford School of Medicine is now part of the executive committee of the South Dakota State Medical Association. Read more...
(09/23/2008) Rawlins Piano Trio in concert at The U on Sunday, Sept. 28
The diverse and jazzy American style of Bernstein along with a melancholy but moving composition from Tchaikovsky highlight a matinee performance by the Rawlins Piano Trio on Sept. 28 at 2:30 p.m. in Farber Hall, Old Main at The University of South Dakota. Read more...
(09/23/2008) USD students participate in community Welcome Table event
Sixteen students from The University of South Dakota recently served more than 180 members of the community at the Vermillion Welcome Table in honor of the Sept. 11 National Day of Service. Organized by the Center for Academic Engagement (CAE), this event included programming about disaster preparedness and fire and flood safety. Read more...
(09/22/2008) USD professor to accept award at re-burial ceremony
Timothy Heaton, Ph.D., chair and professor of the department of Earth Sciences at The University of South Dakota, is going back to the Pacific Northwest to help bury his discovery. Read more...
(09/19/2008) Harrington Lecture at The U to feature mathematics professor
Jose Flores, Ph.D., a professor of mathematics at The University of South Dakota, will present “Research in Mathematical Ecology and the Struggle for Existence” during the 56th annual Harrington Lecture on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. in Farber Hall, Old Main. Read more...
(09/19/2008) USD hosts 2008 national Women’s Research, Scholarship and Creativity Conference
The University of South Dakota is hosting “Women and Power,” its national Women’s Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Conference, Oct. 3-4. Read more...
(09/18/2008) Hundreds gather to honor body donors’ contribution to medicine
It’s described as a way to say thank you for invaluable gifts that help train the next generation of health care professionals. Read more...
(09/18/2008) Minnesota professor featured guest at VLP poetry reading, slam
The Vermillion Literary Project is hosting a poetry reading and poetry slam on Thursday, Sept. 25 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Coffee Shop Gallery, which is located at 24 W. Main St. in downtown Vermillion. The poetry reading will feature Professor Gary Dop. Read more...
(09/17/2008) U. Discover Scholar undergraduates post research online
Ten USD students recently participated in the U. Discover Research Scholar Program. Read more...
(09/15/2008) ‘Weathering Market Cycles’ topic of Beacom School of Business Dean’s Lecture Series at The U
Stephen R. Myers, retired Chief Investment Officer of the South Dakota Investment Council, will present a lecture, on “Weathering Market Cycles” on Monday, Sept. 22 as part of the Beacom School of Business Dean’s Lecture Series at The University of South Dakota. The event, which is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. in Farber Hall, Old Main, is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the lecture. Read more...
(09/15/2008) Neuharth Award to celebrate opening of the Newseum
The 2008 Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in the Media will celebrate the grand opening of the Newseum by honoring Newseum Chief Executive Officer Charles L. Overby on Thursday evening, Oct. 9, at The University of South Dakota. Read more...
(09/15/2008) School of Education at USD dedicates Reading Recovery Room
Thanks to an endowment from Robert “Bid” and Jonette “Joni” Miller of Sioux Falls, S.D., to The University of South Dakota’s Reading Recovery Training Center first grade students will have help in overcoming reading difficulties. Read more...
(09/12/2008) IPSD presents one man’s ‘Journey Toward Justice’ on Sept. 18
What happens when the innocent are wrongfully convicted and subsequently incarcerated? Where do they go for help? Hear one man’s 12-year fight for justice as the Innocence Project of South Dakota (IPSD) presents Dennis Fritz on Thursday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. in The University of South Dakota School of Law courtroom. Read more...
(09/11/2008) USD music professor to make Kennedy Center debut
Stephen Yarbrough, D.M.A., associate professor of music at The University of South Dakota, will make his Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts debut on Sept. 23 when the National Symphony Chamber Ensemble performs his instrumental octet, “Dakota Diary” inside Terrace Hall in Washington, D.C. Read more...
(09/11/2008) Internationally acclaimed artists to perform at USD this fall
A world renowned Russian tenor accompanied on piano by his gifted daughter, two internationally acclaimed pianists and a celebrated violinist highlight the guest artists visiting The University of South Dakota during the 2008-09 academic year. Read more...
(09/10/2008) USD announces 19th annual Red Road Gathering schedule
The University of South Dakota will serve as the host of the 19th annual Red Road Gathering at the Clay County 4-H Building, Sept. 18-20, in Vermillion. Read more...
(09/10/2008) USD’s Beta Alpha Psi receives ‘Superior Chapter’ designation
For the second consecutive year, the Theta Upsilon chapter of Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) at The University of South Dakota’s Beacom School of Business was recognized as a “Superior Chapter.” Read more...
(09/09/2008) Sixth Amendment focal point of Constitution Day at The U
The University of South Dakota Law School invites the community to observe Constitution Day by attending “The Sixth Amendment Right to the Assistance of Counsel” at noon on Sept. 17 in the courtroom of the USD Law School. Read more...
(09/05/2008) Political and economic ramification of Germany's EU reunification subject of Dean's Lecture Series at The U
Jörg Winterburg, Ph.D., economics professor at the University of Applied Sciences at Braunschweig, will present a lecture, “Political and Economic Impact of Germany’s Reunification in the EU” on Thursday, Sept. 11 for the School of Business Dean’s Lecture Series at The University of South Dakota. The event is scheduled for 3 p.m. in Farber Hall of Old Main. The lecture is free and open to the public. Read more...
(09/05/2008) School of Law at The U sponsors pension rights project
The University of South Dakota School of Law has been designated as the South Dakota sponsor of the Upper Midwest Pension Rights Project. Read more...
(09/04/2008) Professor of history at The U is recipient of ACL award
Judith Lynn Sebesta, Ph.D., professor and chairperson of The University of South Dakota Department of History, was presented with The American Classical League’s (ACL) Merita/Meritus Award. Read more...
(09/04/2008) Iowa Supreme Court Justice to be guest of USD School of Law
The University of South Dakota School of Law will host the Honorable Daryl Hecht, Iowa Supreme Court Justice, on Sept. 8 as a guest of the Marion R. Smyser Jurist-In-Residence Program. Read more...
(09/03/2008) Faculty exchange program broadens economic perspective for USD students, professor
In a unique faculty exchange opportunity, business students from The University of South Dakota and the University of Wolfsburg (Germany) will learn firsthand what makes the global economy thrive both from a political and entrepreneurial standpoint. Read more...
(09/03/2008) Speakers set for Friday’s dedication ceremony of USD’s Lee Memorial Medicine and Science Building
The Sanford School of Medicine and the School of Health Sciences of The University of South Dakota will celebrate the dedication of the Andrew E. Lee Memorial Medicine and Science Building on the USD campus in Vermillion at 4 p.m. Friday with a distinguished list of guest speakers. Read more...
(09/02/2008) Visiting artists’ exhibit to be showcased at USD
The University Art Galleries at The University of South Dakota will present an exhibition of works by six artists who will conduct workshops and present lectures at the USD Art Department during this academic year. The inaugural show opens on Sept. 17 in the Main Gallery of the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts and features a reception, which is open to the public, for the artist on Sept. 19 from 7 to 9 p.m. Read more...
August
(08/29/2008) “Frankenstein” author the focus of 2008 Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Lecture at USD
Anne Mellor, Ph.D., a Distinguished Professor of English at the University of California Los Angeles, will deliver the 2008 Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Lecture at The University of South Dakota on Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Al Neuharth Media Center. Read more...
(08/29/2008) 2008 Schell Lecture at The U to feature author, history professor
Dan Flores, Ph.D., A.B. Hammond Professor of Western History at the University of Montana, will deliver the 2008 Schell Lecture at The University of South Dakota on Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Freedom Forum Conference Center of the Al Neuharth Media Center. Read more...
(08/28/2008) September forum at The U to debate return of the Cold War
A panel of experts from The University of South Dakota will debate the question, “Are We Ready for the New Cold War?” which is the topic of an international forum slated for noon on Wednesday, Sept. 10 at Farber Hall on the USD campus. Read more...
(08/28/2008) USD scientists to be featured at SD Biotech Association Summit
Research and biomedical experts from The University of South Dakota highlight an impressive list of panelists and speakers at the third annual South Dakota Biotechnology Summit & Annual Meeting at the Ramkota Inn Exhibit Hall in Sioux Falls, S.D., on Wednesday, Sept. 10. Read more...
(08/25/2008) Move-In Day, Coyote football game highlight Fast Track Orientation 2008 at The U
A variety of orientation activities will welcome students to campus for the start of the 2008 fall semester at The University of South Dakota. Read more...
(08/25/2008) USD to dedicate Lee Memorial Medicine and Science Building
The Sanford School of Medicine and the School of Health Sciences of The University of South Dakota are celebrating the dedication of the Andrew E. Lee Memorial Medicine and Science Building on the USD campus in Vermillion at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5. Read more...
(08/22/2008) Lakota mental health, suicide prevention examined at The U
The South Dakota Suicide Awareness Partnership at The University of South Dakota is sponsoring a two-day learning experience in Lakota culture and perspectives related to mental health issues, Sept. 11-12, at the Al Neuharth Media Center. Read more...
(08/22/2008) USD students in Denver for Democratic National Convention
When Sen. Barack Obama accepts the nomination for President of the United States at the Democratic National Convention, three students from The University of South Dakota will witness the historic event at INVESCO Field at Mile High in Denver. Read more...
(08/22/2008) U.S. News & World Report names USD one of nation’s best
For the 18th consecutive year, The University of South Dakota ranks as one of the "Best National Universities," according to U.S. News & World Report. In the magazine's annual "America’s Best Colleges 2009" issue, USD is listed as one of the top 188 institutions in the United States, ranking in the same "Best National Universities" category as George Mason University (Va.), DePaul University (Ill.), Oklahoma State University, Rutgers (N.J.), St. John's University (N.Y.), University of Louisville, and West Virginia University. Read more...
(08/21/2008) Student Counseling Center, Nikki’s Fund partner in suicide prevention awareness at The U
The University of South Dakota, together with Nikki’s Fund, wants students to know that there is help even when a situation seems helpless. That’s why the USD Student Counseling Center, Sanford Vermillion and Nikki’s Fund, an organization that supports suicide prevention programs and medication needs for USD students, are working collectively to increase suicide awareness during National Suicide Prevention Week, Sept. 7-13. Read more...
(08/19/2008) USD mathematics professor awarded Fulbright Scholarship to teach, conduct research in Chile
Jose Flores, a professor of mathematics at The University of South Dakota, is teaching graduate students in mathematical ecology at the Institute of Mathematics at Pontificia Universidad de Valparaiso in Chile as a result of a Fulbright Scholar grant. The project includes course instruction along with an opportunity to work on mathematical ecology research with Chilean collaborators. Read more...
(08/19/2008) South Dakota artist Dick Termes to be featured at USD
The University Art Galleries at The University of South Dakota will exhibit the work of internationally acclaimed South Dakota artist Dick Termes. Read more...
(08/19/2008) Bernstein to deliver 19th Oscar Howe Memorial Lecture at USD
The University of South Dakota will host Bruce Bernstein, Ph.D., as the 19th annual Oscar Howe Memorial Lecturer on Thursday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. in Farber Hall in Old Main. Bernstein is the newly appointed director of the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA), which sponsors the prestigious Sana Fe Indian Market. Read more...
(08/13/2008) USD researchers enhance Kevlar to aid emergency responders
Developed in the 1960s for many uses, Kevlar is most widely used today to protect soldiers in battle, police officers on the street and firefighters in dangerous infernos. However, two researchers with the Biomedical Engineering Program at The University of South Dakota are hoping their design can take Kevlar protection one step further – to protect individuals from exposure to biochemical hazards. Read more...
(08/13/2008) Bachelor’s degree in Alcohol and Drug Studies now offered online at The U
The University of South Dakota is offering a convenient way for students to earn a bachelor’s degree in Alcohol and Drug Studies thanks to a new online program. The South Dakota Board of Regents approved the new online degree in June. Read more...
(08/12/2008) FMA at The U receives Superior Chapter Award
The Financial Management Association International (FMA) at The University of South Dakota has earned the FMA Superior Chapter Award for the 2007-2008 academic year. This highly coveted award is presented to fewer than 5 percent of FMA chapters across the United States. This is the eighth consecutive year that FMA at USD has received this prestigious honor. Read more...
(08/07/2008) Kathy Anderson is USD August Employee of the Month
Kathy Anderson, an accountant for I.D. Weeks and Lommen Libraries at The University of South Dakota, was named August 2008 Career Services Employee of the Month. Read more...
(08/05/2008) USD hosts creative writing camp for high school students
School administrators, teachers and educators are invited to nominate talented high school students for "The Sorcerer’s Apprentice: A Creative Writers’ Camp," on Saturday, Sept. 27 at The University of South Dakota. Read more...
July
(07/30/2008) Degrees to be conferred at 2008 USD Summer Commencement
Theodore (Ted) Muenster, former president of The University of South Dakota Foundation, will deliver the keynote address to more than 260 graduates during the 79th Summer Commencement at The University of South Dakota on Thursday, July 31. Read more...
(07/29/2008) First Computational Science and Statistics Ph.D. degree to be awarded at USD commencement
The first computational science and statistics doctorate in the state of South Dakota will be awarded when more than 40 doctoral degrees are presented during summer commencement ceremonies at The University of South Dakota on Thursday, July 31. The first recipient of this degree, Sujuan Ye, will be hooded by Asai Asaithambi, Ph.D. Her dissertation research resulted in the development of new computational algorithms for analyzing DNA sequences. Read more...
(07/29/2008) Princeton Review says USD is ‘one of nation’s best colleges’
The University of South Dakota makes the grade as one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. Read more...
(07/28/2008) USD’s Bruce King joins LifeSource Board of Directors
Bruce King, chief diversity officer and assistant vice president for Academic Affairs at The University of South Dakota, was recently appointed to the LifeSource Board of Directors, helping guide the organization’s life-saving operations. Read more...
(07/28/2008) Premiere of musical composition set for White Coat Ceremony
A musical piece commissioned for the White Coat Ceremony welcoming new students to the Sanford School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota will be performed for the first time Friday, Aug. 1. The piece was written by composer Phyllis Cole-Dai of Brookings. Read more...
(07/25/2008) Students from The U assist with flood relief in Iowa
Five students from The University of South Dakota traveled to eastern Iowa recently where they spent a weekend in Cedar Falls assisting with cleanup of the flood-damaged community. The students, who departed on July 10 from Vermillion, spent two days working inside and outside a house that was damaged during the June floods. Projects at the house included the removal of insulation from walls and a crawl space, removing carpet, linoleum and sub-floor from the entire house, and taking out cabinets from the kitchen and bathrooms. At the end of their first work day, the students, with assistance from local volunteers, had almost finished deconstructing the interior of the home. Read more...
(07/24/2008) Nancy Reemts is July Employee of the Month at The U
Nancy Reemts, secretary in the division of Continuing Education, is the July 2008 Career Services Employee of the Month at The University of South Dakota. Read more...
(07/23/2008) Professors from The U appointed to national mental health post
Gerard (Jerry) A. Jacobs, Ph.D., professor and director of the Disaster Mental Health Institute at The University of South Dakota, and Elizabeth Boyd, Ph.D., associate professor at USD and president of Division 45 of the American Psychological Association (APA), were recently appointed to the Disaster Mental Health Subcommittee of the National Biodefense Science Board (NBSB). Read more...
(07/22/2008) USD Student Named to 2008-2009 State Farm® Youth Advisory Board
Erin Muckey, a junior marketing major, from Corsica, S.D., was selected from more than 250 national applicants to serve as an Associate Board Member for the State Farm Youth Advisory Board. Read more...
(07/03/2008) USD receives NSF grant to increase participation of South Dakota American Indian tribes in computing
A unique partnership of The University of South Dakota, Sinte Gleska University and the U.S. Geological Survey’s Center for Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) will increase the number of South Dakota American Indians participating information technology-based curriculums and careers. Read more...
(07/02/2008) Rachel Alexander named writing director at USD School of Law
Rachel K. Alexander has been named director of legal writing at The University of South Dakota School of Law. An attorney with Berens & Tate law firm, Omaha, Neb., Alexander served as an adjunct legal writing instructor at Creighton University School of Law. Her selection was the result of a national search conducted following the retirement of Professor Sheryl Etling, who spent 19 years at the USD School of Law. Alexander will join USD Aug.1. Read more...
(07/02/2008) 35 attend Healthcare Careers Summer Camp at USD
More than 30 high school students from South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota and Illinois attended the second annual Healthcare Careers Summer Camp, June 15-20, at The University of South Dakota. Read more...
(07/01/2008) USD professor receives Fulbright Scholar grant to teach at Catholic University of Chile
David Swanson, Ph.D., professor and chair of the biology department at The University of South Dakota, has received a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture at the Catholic University of Chile in Santiago. Read more...
June
(06/24/2008) USD students honored for spring 2008 academic success
The University of South Dakota and The University of South Dakota School of Law announced academic honors for the 2008 spring semester. Read more...
(06/24/2008) Guest scientists to discuss Homestake possibilities at The U
Three distinguished scientists will visit The University of South Dakota where they will discuss everything from physics to dark matter experiments during separate lectures on July 1. Read more...
(06/20/2008) USD hosts DUSEL workshop for K-12 teachers
As the former Homestake gold mine in Lead, S.D., continues its transition into a Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory (DUSEL), teachers spent a week at The University of South Dakota learning about the exciting science and research opportunities during a DUSEL workshop. Read more...
(06/19/2008) Oscar Howe Art Institute concludes with exhibition, sale
Young artists and their artwork will be on display during a closing exhibition and art sale at the conclusion of the 18th annual Oscar Howe Summer Art Institute on Friday, June 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The University of South Dakota invites the public to attend this special event where original drawings, paintings, prints and graphics by Native American artists will be showcased in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts on the USD campus. Read more...
(06/16/2008) Rick Melmer named dean of School of Education at USD
Rick Melmer, currently the Secretary of the Department of Education in South Dakota, has been named dean of the School of Education at The University of South Dakota. Melmer, who has a doctor of education degree from the University of Wyoming, will join USD in November. He replaces Linda Reetz, who served as interim dean for two years. She will resume her role as associate dean of the School of Education. Read more...
(06/13/2008) VLP poetry reading, slam features South Dakota author
The Vermillion Literary Project is hosting a poetry reading and poetry slam on Thursday, June 26 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Coffee Shop Gallery, which is located in downtown Vermillion. The poetry reading will feature award-winning writer Courtney Huse-Wika. Read more...
(06/10/2008) USD hosts sixth annual Institute for Teachers of Gifted Youth
The University of South Dakota will host the sixth annual Institute for Teachers of Gifted Youth beginning Monday, July 21 at the Delzell Education Center. Read more...
(06/10/2008) Elections of officers, presentation of awards highlight 2008 Girls State at The University of South Dakota
The 2008 American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program concluded recently on the campus of The University of South Dakota with the election of officers and presentation of awards. Read more...
(06/09/2008) Linda Anderson is USD Employee of the Month for June
Linda Anderson, senior secretary for Academic Advising at The University of South Dakota, was named June 2008 Career Services Employee of the Month. Read more...
(06/06/2008) USD School of Law selects Justice Richard Sabers as recipient of 2008 McKusick Award
Justice Richard Sabers of the South Dakota Supreme Court was chosen as the 2008 recipient of the Marshall M. McKusick Award. Read more...
(06/04/2008) Local students attend USD’s 2008 Summer Accounting Institute
Sixteen high school sophomores and juniors from South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota are attending the 2008 Summer Accounting Institute at The University of South Dakota this week. Read more...
(06/04/2008) USD Playhouse presents 'The Taffetas: A Musical Journey Through the Fabulous Fifties'
The University of South Dakota Playhouse brings the sweet harmonies and bebop of the 1950s to the stage with "The Taffetas: A Musical Journey Through the Fabulous Fifties," June 13-14 at 7:30 p.m. and on June 15 at 2 p.m. in the Wayne S. Knutson Theatre in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. Read more...
May
(05/29/2008) USD Dakota Writing Project hosts Spirit Mound experience
Experience Spirit Mound, a site of spiritual and historical significance, with the Dakota Writing Project. Dakota Writing Project leader Lil Manthei, in a session entitled “Writing the Sacred Into the Real: (Re)visiting Spirit Mound,” will guide participants through multiple viewpoints of Spirit Mound, including Lewis and Clark’s journal entries, through the eyes of an educator with a strong American Indian viewpoint, and through discussions and reflections in writing. Read more...
(05/28/2008) Traveling art show ‘Impacted Nations’ to be displayed at USD
University Art Galleries at The University of South Dakota will present the nationally touring art exhibition "Impacted Nations." The exhibit opens on Saturday, June 7 and continues through Friday, June 27 in the Main Gallery of the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. A public reception, with free admission to the exhibition, is scheduled for Sunday, June 22 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Read more...
(05/28/2008) Anne Cooper Moore named dean of libraries at USD
Anne Cooper Moore, Ph.D., has been named dean of libraries at The University of South Dakota. Moore is presently associate director for User Services at W.E.B. Du Bois Library at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She will join USD at the beginning of September. Read more...
(05/23/2008) Dorothy C. Schieffer Scholarship to provide extraordinary opportunities for non-traditional students at USD
A recently established endowment by Kevin V. Schieffer will provide full scholarship opportunities for four non-traditional students seeking political science as a major or minor at The University of South Dakota. Read more...
(05/21/2008) Centennial Symposium celebrates ‘A Century of Medical Education’ at USD
Celebrating “A Century of Medical Education,” The Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota is hosting a Centennial Research Symposium, "Emerging Strategies: Bridging Basic and Clinical Science," June 13-15 in Vermillion. Read more...
(05/20/2008) USD, Farber Center to host 62nd Girls State, May 26-31
The W.O. Farber Center for Civic Leadership at The University of South Dakota will host the 2008 American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program on The U campus, May 26-31. Read more...
(05/19/2008) USD student-athletes receive NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships
Five student-athletes from The University of South Dakota – Katie Freeman, Emilie Kluth, Jill Smolczyk, Colte Haines and Stephanie Gebhart – were awarded NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships during the 2008 academic year. Read more...
(05/16/2008) Andrew McNamara is May Employee of the Month at USD
Andrew McNamara, programmer/analyst with Information Technology Services, has been named May 2008 Career Services Employee of the Month at The University of South Dakota. Read more...
(05/16/2008) Paul Yaneff is Student Employee of the Semester at USD
Paul Yaneff, a criminal justice major, was named Student Employee of the Semester at The University of South Dakota. Read more...
(05/15/2008) Erin Contreras recipient of USD’s 2008 John R. Williams Award
Erin Contreras, advisor in the USD Academic Advising Center, is the 2008 recipient of the John R. Williams Award. Presented annually by the Native American Recruitment & Retention Committee, this award is presented to an individual, staff or program in recognition of significant contributions to American Indian students at The U. Read more...
(05/14/2008) College of Fine Arts at The U names John Banasiak 2008 Distinguished Professor
Professor John Banasiak is the 2008 recipient of the College of Fine Arts Distinguished Professor Award. Read more...
(05/13/2008) Cutler Awards presented to distinguished faculty at The U
Three distinguished members of The University of South Dakota faculty are the 2008 recipients of the prestigious Richard & Sharon Cutler Faculty Awards in Liberal Arts. Endowed by Richard and Sharon Cutler of Sioux Falls, S.D., the awards recognize faculty in the College of Arts & Sciences. Read more...
(05/12/2008) Candidates receive degrees at USD Spring Commencement
More than 1,000 students from The University of South Dakota received degrees during the 121st Spring Commencement at the DakotaDome, Saturday, May 10, at 9:30 a.m. Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Gartner, chairman and principal owner of the Iowa Cubs baseball team, delivered the keynote address to 1,174 graduates. Read more...
(05/08/2008) Two installation art exhibitions open at USD
The University Art Galleries at The University of South Dakota will present two installation art exhibitions. The exhibits open Wednesday, May 14 and run through Tuesday, June 3 in the Main Gallery of the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. A public reception is scheduled for Sunday, May 18, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Read more...
(05/07/2008) Nine students to be inducted into AOA medical honor society
The South Dakota chapter of the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) will induct nine students, one faculty member, one alumnus and a resident at an induction banquet in Sioux Falls, S.D. on Thursday, May 8. This is the 31st new member installation of the society, which is the only national honor medical society in the world. Read more...
(05/07/2008) School of Law receives IRS grant to serve low income taxpayers
The University of South Dakota School of Law is the recipient of a $50,000 matching grant from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to open a Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) to serve taxpayers during 2008. The USD School of Law LITC is located on campus in Vermillion, S.D., but also works with legal services and other offices in the state. Read more...
(05/06/2008) USD students assist in Gifford Park revitalization project
Six students from The University of South Dakota volunteered their time mulching, painting, picking weeds, picking up litter, and readying garden beds for spring planting in an effort to help revitalize the Gifford Park neighborhood in Omaha, Neb. Read more...
(05/06/2008) USD students Jonathon Walz, Patrick Geary awarded Critical Language Scholarships to study Arabic abroad this summer
Two students from The University of South Dakota were awarded Critical Language Scholarships for Intensive Summer Institutes by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and The Council of American Overseas Research Centers. Read more...
(05/06/2008) W.O. Farber Center for Civic Leadership at USD to bestow Legacy of Public Leadership Award to Jim Soyer
The W.O. Farber Center for Civic Leadership and Students of Public Administration from The University of South Dakota announce that Jim Soyer, director of legislative affairs and special projects for the Governor’s Office, is the 2008 Legacy of Public Leadership Public Employee Award recipient. Read more...
(05/06/2008) Sen. George McGovern to be honored at USD Commencement
The University of South Dakota will honor Sen. George McGovern during 121st Spring Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 10. Read more...
(05/02/2008) 18th annual Oscar Howe Summer Art Institute at USD
The University of South Dakota is celebrating Sioux artist Oscar Howe this summer with the 18th annual Oscar Howe Summer Art Institute, June 15- 27. Howe, an internationally celebrated Sioux artist, served on the USD art faculty from 1957 to 1980. Read more...
(05/01/2008) USD’s Sanford School of Medicine makes U.S. News and World Report grade for rural medicine
The Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota ranks as one of the best medical graduate schools when it comes to rural medicine, according to U.S. News and World Report. In the magazine’s annual “America’s Best Graduate Schools 2009” edition, USD ranks No. 6 in the nation with East Carolina University and ahead of the University of North Carolina, Oregon Health and Science University, and West Virginia University. The University of Washington in Seattle, Wash., was the top-ranked graduate school for rural medicine. Read more...
(05/01/2008) USD’s Felicia Barnes honored as 2008 Udall, Goldwater scholar
Being involved on campus or in the community is nothing new to Felicia Barnes, a junior at The University of South Dakota. When she isn’t spending time in a classroom or a laboratory, Barnes can usually be found playing the violin with the USD Community Orchestra, coaching the debate team at Vermillion High School or promoting environmental issues through Students Advocating Grassroots Environmentalism (S.A.G.E.), an organization she co-founded at USD. Read more...
(05/01/2008) Student exhibition ‘Released’ featured at The U
Bachelor of Fine Arts graduation exhibition, “Released,” will be on exhibit at the Main Gallery in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts at The University of South Dakota, April 26 - May 2. A reception for the artists is May 2 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Main Gallery. The show features five students’ artwork, which focuses on their different areas of study throughout their years at the U. Read more...
April
(04/30/2008) Paul Bunger, USD Sanford School of Medicine dean, honored by AAMC-CGSA for Outstanding Service
Paul C. Bunger, dean of Medical Student Affairs at The University of South Dakota’s Sanford School of Medicine, was recently presented with the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)-Group on Student Affairs (GSA) Outstanding Service Award during the Central Region Group on Student Affairs (CGSA) Conference in Destin, Fla. Read more...
(04/30/2008) Chuck Staben named provost, VP for academic affairs at The U
Chuck Staben, Ph.D., has been named provost and vice president for academic affairs at The University of South Dakota. Staben, currently the associate vice president for research at the University of Kentucky, will join USD in August. Read more...
(04/29/2008) 16th annual Prairie Family Business Conference featured awards, networking opportunities for family business owners
The Prairie Family Business Association (PFBA) presented awards during the 16th annual Prairie Family Business Conference, "Family Enterprise in a Changing World," April 24-25 at the Cedar Shore Resort and Convention Center in Chamberlain-Oacoma, S.D. Read more...
(04/29/2008) Convocation ceremonies to recognize graduates of law school, med school at The U
The University of South Dakota’s 121st spring commencement ceremony at the DakotaDome on May 10 will be preceded by the USD School of Law’s Hooding Ceremony and the Sanford School of Medicine Graduation Convocation. Both of these events are scheduled for Friday, May 9. Read more...
(04/28/2008) Damon P. Leader Charge of USD awarded Udall Scholarship
Damon P. Leader Charge was at a crossroads. He was living a life without dedication or determination and filling it instead with drugs and alcohol; so how did The University of South Dakota junior become a 2008 recipient of the Morris K. Udall Scholarship? Read more...
(04/28/2008) Employees recognized for years of service at USD
The University of South Dakota recognized more than 100 employees at its annual Employee Recognition Reception in Slagle Auditorium. The reception honored employees who have 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 years of service at The U. Read more...
(04/25/2008) Joe Svec recipient of 2008 Fulbright Grant
Joe Svec’s academic journey has been filled with twists and turns, ups and downs but through it all, the Brookings, S.D., native hasn’t been afraid to change lanes. His path to The University of South Dakota was a slightly different route than the one most students take, but his commitment and perseverance paid off with a grant from the Fulbright Program, the flagship international education exchange program sponsored by the United States government. Read more...
(04/25/2008) Students at USD’s gifted camps can ‘Be the Difference!’
It’s time for gifted middle and high school students to "be the difference" at this summer’s 25th annual South Dakota Governor’s Camp and the 20th annual Ambassadors of Excellence program at The University of South Dakota. Read more...
(04/24/2008) Zach Crago named 12th Truman Scholar at USD
– Zach Crago thought it was just another typical phone call when he was talking to “Jim, from The University of South Dakota.” However, the phone call turned out to be anything but typical and the person on the other end of the phone was actually James W. Abbott, president of The University of South Dakota, calling to congratulate Crago on becoming USD’s 12th Harry S. Truman Scholarship recipient. Read more...
(04/23/2008) Michael Gartner to address 121st Spring Commencement at USD
Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Gartner, chairman and principal owner of the Iowa Cubs baseball team, will deliver the keynote address at The University of South Dakota’s 121st spring commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 10. Read more...
(04/23/2008) USD exhibition ‘Washed Away’ at W.H. Over Museum
Jessica Grage’s and Cole Zdenek’s Bachelor of Fine Arts graduation exhibition, “Washed Away,” is on exhibit at Sletwold Hall in the W.H. Over Museum located on the USD Campus, April 28 - May 10. A public reception for the artists is May 9 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The show features their artwork from The U. Read more...
(04/23/2008) Dakota Writing Project teacher-consultants receive national recognition
Three Dakota Writing Project teacher-consultants recently received national recognition for their work with the Dakota Writing Project. Read more...
(04/21/2008) Beta Alpha Psi from USD wins prestigious regional competition
Beta Alpha Psi at The University of South Dakota’s Beacom School of Business is not only educating students about valuable financial concepts, the national honors fraternity for financial information professionals is also winning prestigious competitions, including the Regional Beta Alpha Psi competition where the team took top honors. An impressive feat considering the team had never competed in this event before. Read more...
(04/18/2008) USD students tap into local art talent for unique project
Without having to raise a brush or shape clay, students at The University of South Dakota are leaving a significant impression on the local art scene. Read more...
(04/18/2008) Phi Beta Kappa at USD hosts 2008 initiation ceremony
Alpha Chapter of South Dakota, Phi Beta Kappa, will host its 2008 initiation ceremony and banquet on Thursday, April 24, at the Al Neuharth Media Center on the USD campus. Read more...
(04/18/2008) Astronomy Day at The U to feature Fermilab scientist
Is the universe a huge "dark cosmos?" That’s a question Dan Hooper, Ph.D., will address during his Astronomy Day lecture at The University of South Dakota on Thursday, May 1. Read more...
(04/18/2008) ‘Earth Speak’ student exhibit featured at W.H. Over Museum
Steve Buechler’s bachelor of fine arts graduation exhibition, “Earth Speak,” is on exhibit at the W.H. Over Museum on the campus of The University of South Dakota, April 21 –25. The opening reception is April 21 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The show presents a display of work incorporating character creation and art as a visual representation of the Earth’s magic over nature. Read more...
(04/17/2008) ESL Summer Institute at The U announces 2008 dates
The University of South Dakota ESL Summer Institute is scheduled to begin Monday, July 7 and continue through Sunday, Aug. 3 on the campus of The U. Read more...
(04/17/2008) USD students go AWOL for spring break, lend a helping hand
Rather than tanning on the beaches of the tropics or skiing the slopes of the mountains during spring break, 19 students from The University of South Dakota spent their spring break lending a helping hand to areas devastated by disaster or poverty and learning about critical issues facing those communities. Read more...
(04/17/2008) USD Theatre presents 18th century comedy ‘The Rivals’
The University of South Dakota Department of Theatre will take audiences back to 18th century England for "The Rivals," a comedy by Richard Brinsley Sheridan, April 25-26 and April 28-29 at 7:30 p.m. and April 27 at 2 p.m. in the Wayne S. Knutson Theatre in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. Read more...
(04/16/2008) USD to host 43rd annual Student History Conference April 24
Graduate and undergraduate students from 10 regional colleges and universities will present papers at the 43rd annual Student History Conference on Thursday, April 24 at The University of South Dakota. Read more...
(04/16/2008) Jennifer Gaspers is April Employee of the Month at The U
Jennifer Gaspers, secretary for Disability Services, has been named April 2008 Career Services Employee of the Month at The University of South Dakota. Read more...
(04/16/2008) I.D. Weeks Library at The U to host ‘Vanished: German-American Civil Internment, 1941-48’ World War II exhibit
I.D. Weeks Library at The University of South Dakota will host the traveling exhibit, “Vanished: German-American Civilian Internment, 1941-48” from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 18. Read more...
(04/16/2008) Students from The U recognized for extraordinary leadership
More than two dozen students were honored for their extraordinary leadership at The University of South Dakota during the 18th annual Leadership Recognition Awards Reception Monday, April 14. Read more...
(04/14/2008) Earth Day celebration at The U to benefit wildlife federation
The University of South Dakota is celebrating the environment and raising money to support it during 2008 Earth Day activities. Through the USD Interdisciplinary Education and Action (IdEA) Program and the Environmental Sustainability class at The U, "Students in Action – Improving Our World," is an Earth Day celebration on Tuesday, April 22 on the USD campus from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. Read more...
(04/14/2008) USD’s Beacom School of Business hosts Dean’s Lecture Series
The University of South Dakota’s Beacom School of Business is hosting not one but two distinguished alums this week to discuss international business issues during the Dean’s Lecture Series. Read more...
(04/11/2008) Quantitative literacy topic of discussion at The U on April 14
The University of South Dakota will host Dr. Bernie Madison, a nationally renowned speaker on quantitative literacy, Monday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Al Neuharth Media Center. There will also be a reception prior to the lecture in the Neuharth Conference Room at 7 p.m. Read more...
(04/11/2008) USD NALSA named national Chapter of the Year
The Native American Law Student Association (NALSA) at The University of South Dakota School of Law was chosen NALSA Chapter of the Year by the National NALSA during the organization’s annual meeting April 10 in Albuquerque, N.M. National NALSA’s annual meeting is held in conjunction with the Federal Bar Association’s Indian Law Conference. There are nearly 40 NALSA chapters in eight areas throughout the country. Read more...
(04/11/2008) USD’s “U News” receives second place in regional competition
The University of South Dakota’s student-produced weekly television newscast “U News” won the Award of Merit in a regional competition for Best Campus Television News Program. According to “U News” adviser Michelle Van Maanen, the Award of Merit is second place in the prestigious competition. Read more...
(04/10/2008) April forum at The U to focus on China
A panel of experts from The University of South Dakota will address the topic of China during the April International Forum at noon on Wednesday, April 30 in Farber Hall. Read more...
(04/10/2008) USD announces Belbas-Larson Award winners for 2008
Professor Chris Hutton and Assistant Professor Amy Schweinle have been honored by The University of South Dakota for their excellence in teaching. Read more...
(04/08/2008) USD’s Brian Bedard named South Dakota Author of the Year
The South Dakota Council of Teachers of English has honored Brian Bedard, professor of English at The University of South Dakota, as its 2008 South Dakota Author of the Year. Read more...
(04/07/2008) USD Music Department to perform ‘Hansel and Gretel’
The University of South Dakota’s Department of Music Opera Workshop brings Engelbert Humperdinck’s "Hansel and Gretel" to life this weekend in a colorful production as a fundraiser for the Vermillion Food Pantry. Read more...
(04/04/2008) Entrepreneurship Team means business for students at The U
Young entrepreneurs mean business at The University of South Dakota. The Entrepreneurship Team (E-Team) at USD has been active on campus hosting the group’s second annual Entrepreneurship Eveni