Sep 23, 2013

State of the University Address slated for Sept. 26 at USD

VERMILLION, S.D. -- 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.

The State of the University Address traditionally outlines university priorities for the upcoming academic year while addressing major university achievements from the previous year. The State of the University Address will also be recorded and made available for viewing at a later date on the USD website:

For more information, please contact the Office of Marketing and University Relations at (605) 677-5759. A photograph of Abbott is available for download at

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. USD has an enrollment of more than 10,000 students taught by more than 400 faculty members. More information is available at

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.


Peter Carrels
The University of South Dakota
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