Jan 15, 2013
 

Farber statue is backdrop for unique USD Mock Trial Team fundraiser

VERMILLION, S.D. -- 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.
 

The University of South Dakota Mock Trial Team’s William O. “Doc” Farber 2013 Statue Calendar shows photos of the Farber statue in unique situations and clothing, including Valentine’s Day flair or highlighting USD’s rivalry with South Dakota State University. The calendar was created by USD Creative Services and student members of the mock trial team, who spent time last fall preparing the props and taking photos of the decorated statue. All proceeds from calendar sales will be used to support a scholarship for a USD Mock Trial student. An image of the calendar is available for download at www.usd.edu/press/news/images/releases/FarberStatue_2013Calendar.jpg.

Farber, who died March 24, 2007 at the age of 96, served as chairman of the USD Department of Political Science for 38 years. He retired from teaching at USD full-time in 1976 but devoted most of his life to public service. In 1951, Farber established the state’s Legislative Research Council to provide state legislators access to unbiased research and information on important topics. The council continues today as the legislature’s non-partisan research staff. The life-sized statue of Farber, located on the terrace of Dakota Hall, was dedicated on campus in 2002 in recognition of his lifelong leadership and accomplishments for both USD and the state.

To order a calendar, please contact Cheryl Hovorka at Cheryl.Hovorka@usd.edu or call (605) 677-5702. Checks should be made payable to Farber Fund #2 and mailed to Hovorka at the Department of Political Science, University of South Dakota, 414 E. Clark Street, Vermillion, SD 57069.

 
About The University of South Dakota
 
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. It has an enrollment of more than 10,200 students taught by more than 400 faculty members. More information is available at www.usd.edu/press/news.

This material is available in an alternate format upon request. Please contact University Relations at 605-677-5759. If you are a person with a disability and need a special accommodation to fully participate in any university activity or event, please contact Disability Services at 605-677-6389 as soon as possible, but no later than 48 hours before the event, so that appropriate arrangements may be made.
 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Phillip Carter
The University of South Dakota
605-677-6258
phillip.carter@usd.edu
 
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