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Chris Berghoff, Ph.D., stands outside USD’s South Dakota Union Building with students who make up the BERTHA Laboratory

VERMILLION, S.D. – Christopher Berghoff, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology at the University of South Dakota, studies what is loosely referred to as the “third wave” of psychological treatment for individuals struggling with mental illness.

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Four Beacom School of Business students sitting together in a circle. They work together on a project.

VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business offers one of the nation’s most outstanding online MBA programs, according to the Princeton Review’s 2020 ranking of Top 25 Online MBA Programs. This recognition marks the fifth consecutive year of top rankings for the Beacom School of Business: #16 (2016), #12 (2017), #19 (2018), #19 (2019), #17 (2020).

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Jef Rice standing in front of Old Main on a spring day.

VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota has named Jef Rice the director of the University Police Department (UPD), as of Nov. 22. Rice has served USD since 2011, first as a police officer, then as the assistant director of UPD.

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Mikayla Trenhaile and Pedro Medeiros together.

VERMILLION, S.D. – University of South Dakota music students placed highly in the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) and the South Dakota Music Teachers Association (SDMTA) competitions that were held at Black Hills State University in Spearfish on Nov. 8-9.

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Overlooking the Missouri River from Nebraska.

VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota hosts the annual Missouri River Institute Symposium on Thursday, Nov. 21 from 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. in the Muenster University Center Ballroom. The symposium features several speakers who will discuss their current research focused on issues related to the Missouri River and its basin. The symposium is free and open to the public.

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South Dakota KIDS COUNT director Carole Cochran with CPCM director Carrie G. Sanderson. Carole holds her Outstanding Service Award.

VERMILLION, S.D. – South Dakota KIDS COUNT (SDKC) program director Carole Cochran was recently awarded the 2019 Outstanding Service Award by the Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment (CPCM) for her work in the area of child maltreatment.

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