University of South Dakota Athletic Director David Herbster announced his resignation Aug. 14 to pursue a new career opportunity on the community relations team for Sanford Health’s southern market in Sioux Falls. His last day at USD will be Aug. 30.
Long before becoming the chair of the Department of Biology, Jake Kerby, Ph.D., was a pre-medical student looking for ways to stack his resume and gain experience. For Kerby, undergraduate research proved to be the best way to do that, and now, he’s committed to giving students at the University of South Dakota the same transformative experience he had.
The University of South Dakota is launching the Everbridge mobile app to help keep students, faculty, and staff safe and informed during crisis situations.
As a two-time graduate of the University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business, Jacob Wurth understands firsthand the value of an education from the state’s flagship business school.
The College of Fine Arts is set to host its third annual Celebration of Excellence event Sept. 29 from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Colton Recital Hall in honor of the 2023 Hall of Fame recipients.
Student ambassadors at the University of South Dakota are campus leaders and classroom standouts, they're some of the biggest USD fans, and they’re some of the only people licensed to drive a Charlie Cart. Most importantly, they’re some of the first faces prospective students see when they visit campus.
The Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment (CPCM), a center of the University of South Dakota, is set to host a grant announcement ceremony on Sept. 13 at 4 p.m. in Avera Hall, located on the USD – Sioux Falls campus. The center has been awarded a $1 million grant to implement a WIC Community Innovation and Outreach Project (WIC CIAO).
The University of South Dakota University Art Galleries will celebrate the legacy of Oscar Howe and his artwork with “The Howe Legacy Across Four Generations Exhibition,” which will be on display in the John A. Day Gallery Aug. 28 - Oct. 13.
The South Dakota Law Review is hosting its annual Symposium on Rural Lawyers on Sept. 21-22 at the University of South Dakota Knudson School of Law.
USD In The News
Summary: Two faculty members in the University of South Dakota College of Arts & Sciences received funding totaling $1 million from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Funding for Accelerated, Inclusive Research (FAIR) initiative. USD’s faculty, Dongming Mei, Ph.D., and Vijayalakshmi Saravanan, Ph.D., are the only recipients from South Dakota who received this highly competitive grant.
Summary: The University of South Dakota’s Department of Nursing will mark a milestone on Aug. 26—the first students will graduate from its Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program and will be recognized at a hooding ceremony.
Summary: Earlier this month, Tamara Nash '13 was appointed as the chair of the American Bar Association (ABA) Young Lawyers Division during its annual assembly. Nash was elected to serve as the secretary in August 2021, ultimately ascending to the chair position this year.
Summary: Two faculty in the University of South Dakota's Missouri River Institute – Jacob Kerby, Ph.D., biology professor and department chair, and David Swanson, Ph.D., biology professor – received a grant from the National Park Service to study settlement patterns of invasive zebra mussels along the Missouri National Recreational River (MNRR), a 59-mile section of the Missouri River between Gavins Point Dam and Ponca State Park.
USD has done a great job of recognizing that higher education is changing, and they provide internship programs and job training opportunities that help students adapt to a changing workplace. The faculty at USD are top notch, and they put focus on providing students with the qualities they will need when they graduate.
USD alumnus Scott Lawrence has had a rather unique journey from high school band director to president and CEO of one of the region’s most successful advertising agencies.