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Venky Venkatachalam, Ph.D., dean at the Beacom School of Business giving the welcome at the 28th Annual Family Business Conference.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Prairie Family Business Association hosted their 28th Annual Family Business Conference both in-person at the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Sioux Falls and virtually for attendees from 19 states and Canada for a total of more than 400 attendees on Sept. 17. This was the largest-ever Prairie Family Business Association annual conference.

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Two students with laptops in front of them look at another student who is blurred in the photo. They are in conversation and do not look at the camera.

VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota Technology Readiness Acceleration Center (TRAC) received a $600,000 grant from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) to support TRAC’s mission to commercialize innovations, grow entrepreneurship and develop research.

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The Sanford Vermillion Medical Center

VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota will conduct free, voluntary testing of randomly selected, asymptomatic students, faculty and staff through Sanford Vermillion Medical Center’s drive-thru or walk-up Testing Clinic.

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USD President Sheila K. Gestring talking during the annual State of the University address.

VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota's campus improvements and new student support initiatives continue to propel the university forward amid the COVID-19 pandemic, said University of South Dakota President Sheila K. Gestring during this year's State of the University address, held Sept. 24 in Aalfs Auditorium.

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Joseph Kantenbacher portrait

VERMILLION, S.D. – Joseph Kantenbacher, Ph.D., a professor who recently joined the University of South Dakota Department of Sustainability & Environment, says that recent environmental events—wildfires in California and Oregon, an active hurricane season in the U.S. Gulf—coupled with news of rising sea levels and global temperatures can overwhelm and discourage even the most ardent environmentalist.

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A drone shot of USD

VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota saw substantial growth in new graduate student enrollment and a record number of returning students, while seeing a small decline in total new student enrollment.

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