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USD In The News

  • National Music Museum celebrates 50 years

  • Mindfill: How 2 USD grads found passion in sustainability by opening an online store

  • USD will have a study published soon on winter conditions and the effects on pheasants

  • South Dakota Legislature considers removing bar exam for lawyers: Dean Neil Fulton weighs in

  • USD to host utopia/dystopia symposium

More Headlines

  • USD to Host Utopia/Dystopia Symposium Feb. 6-7

    Summary: The University of South Dakota is set to host the Utopia/Dystopia Symposium on Feb. 6 and 7.
    A close up photo of a red USD banner on campus. Old Main is in the background.
  • 37th Annual Stilwell Student Awards Exhibition Opening Jan. 20

    Summary: The 37th annual Stilwell Student Awards Exhibition presented by the University of South Dakota College of Fine Arts will be on display from Jan. 20 to Feb. 17. in the John A. Day Gallery in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and the opening reception and awards ceremony will take place on Jan. 20 from 5-7 p.m.
    People stand in an art gallery and look at art.
  • USD Sees Growth in International Enrollment

    Summary: The University of South Dakota is seeing a significant rise in international student enrollment this spring with 80 new degree-seeking students in attendance for the spring 2023 semester, as compared to 41 new degree-seeking students in the spring 2022 semester.
    A close up shot of Legacy with the MUC windows in the background.
  • President's Senior Leadership Institute Puts Students on the Fast Track to Success

    Summary: The President's Senior Leadership Institute (PSLI), a program promoted by the University of South Dakota's Opportunity Center, supports students in reaching their full potential while at USD and after graduation.
    A large group of students poses for a photo in front of Mount Rushmore.

Guest Column

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.
A photo of Scott Lawrence holding up his College of Fine Arts Hall of Fame trophy. He is posing for a photo with Charlie Coyote.

A Conversation with the Leader of the Band: Scott Lawrence

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.