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Connor Peterson smiling at the camera and standing in front of Belbas on USD

VERMILLION, S.D. – Connor Peterson, ’14 B.A., assistant director of admissions at the University of South Dakota, has been selected to attend the Army ROTC Cadet Summer Training – Leadership Symposium in Fort Knox, Kentucky, June 22-25.

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Megan Red Shirt-Shaw

VERMILLION, S.D. – Megan Red Shirt-Shaw, director of the University of South Dakota Native Student Services, has been elected a member of Harvard University’s Board of Overseers.

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Mia Hilt and Carter Hoffer as twins Viola and Sebastian in the South Dakota Shakespeare Festival

VERMILLION, S.D. – The South Dakota Shakespeare Festival (SDSF) presents a live, professional production of “Twelfth Night, or What You Will” in Vermillion’s Prentis Park June 17-20. The production will also be streamed for free online June 24–27 at

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Juliana Benge and Tylar Larsen standing side-by-side smiling at the camera.

VERMILLION, S.D. – University of South Dakota students Julianna Benge and Tylar Larsen have been selected as Udall Scholars by the Udall Foundation. This is the first time in over 10 years that two USD students have been selected for the prestigious scholarship.

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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at USD logo

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Emerging from the pandemic with more statewide options, The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of South Dakota, is ready for a new normal.

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VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota, through a research and outreach collaboration with Montana State University and the University of Wyoming, has created the “Land Use Explorers” kit to teach elementary and middle school students about the land where they live. The kits are available free of charge to youth-serving organizations in South Dakota through June 21.

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