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VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota saw record growth in incoming international students as well as an increase in graduate, law and medical student headcount, while total enrollment was generally flat compared to last year.

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President Sheila Gestring gives the State of the University address in Aalfs Auditorium on the USD campus

VERMILLION, S.D. – Excitement and energy surround the University of South Dakota, as the university moves forward on new transformative capital projects on campus and experiences national recognition for being the best public university in South Dakota and North Dakota, said USD President Sheila K. Gestring during this year’s State of the University address, held Sept. 23 in Aalfs Auditorium.

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Electric Hawaiian guitar by National Dobro Corporation, Chicago, ca. 1938. New Yorker model. Board of Trustees purchase, 1999. NMM 6758. Photo by Bill Willroth, Sr.

VERMILLION, S.D. – The National Music Museum (NMM) will open its doors this fall with the launch of its first temporary exhibit, “NMM Goes Electric,” in the Groves Gallery of the newly constructed Lillibridge Wing, located on the west end of the museum’s Carnegie Library building. Set to open on Oct. 1, this all-electric exhibit will be free and open to the public on Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. between Oct. 1 and Dec. 13.

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USD students Taylor Gravert and Megan Gilbreath as two ages of Alison Bechdel in the production of Fun Home.

VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota’s Department of Theatre is pleased to welcome audiences back to live performances for the first time since February 2020 with the powerful and poignant musical "Fun Home," running Sept. 23-26.

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University of South Dakota School of Education, Delzell Education building.

VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota School of Education is hosting a Learning Expo, in partnership with Educators Rising of South Dakota, to give high school students and administrators a chance to learn more about USD’s teacher education program Sept. 27 from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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Jerica Muzik headshot

VERMILLION, S.D. – Jerica Muzik, University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine class of 2025 student, is the 2021 recipient of the Avera Health American Indian Scholarship. This prestigious scholarship is awarded to an American Indian medical student who is an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe located in South Dakota or the upper Midwest.

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