Sep 24, 2009

Msgr. James Doyle to be honored with dedication at USD

VERMILLION, S.D. -- 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.
As chairperson of religious studies at USD from 1967-1979, Doyle was twice voted outstanding teacher of the year by students at The U. Additionally, he is a recipient of the USD Distinguished Service Award, an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters and a member of the South Dakota Hall of Fame having served USD and Catholic parishes across the state with great distinction.

Doyle, a Fulbright Scholar from Lennox, S.D., endowed a Humanities Teaching Prize in the College of Arts and Sciences following inspiration from Cardinal John Henry Newman’s “The Idea of a University.” Newman Centers across the United States are named for the former Cardinal, including the facility at USD.
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Founded in 1862, The University of South Dakota is designated as the only public liberal arts university in the state and is home to a comprehensive College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, School of Health Sciences, the state's only School of Law, School of Medicine, the accredited Beacom School of Business and the College of Fine Arts. USD has an enrollment of more than 10,000 students taught by more than 400 faculty members. More information is available at

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