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59th Harrington Lecture to feature USD Psychology Professor

VERMILLION, S.D. -- Randal Quevillon, Ph.D., professor of psychology at the University of South Dakota, will present the 59th annual Harrington Lecture at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at Farber Hall, which is located inside Old Main.

Quevillon, who is chair of the psychology department at USD, will present the program, “Scholars of Community in the Community of Scholars.” As a specialist in rural community interventions and the stress of agricultural life for the Disaster Mental Health Institute, Quevillon has served as a community consultant for the American Red Cross following the Hurricane Katrina disaster in the New Orleans area in 2005 and as a Disaster Mental Health Services volunteer to the World Trade Center three days after the terrorist attacks of Sept.11, 2001. He received a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and a master’s degree in psychology from the University of Montana, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

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The Harrington Lecture Series, originally called the “Annual Lecture on Liberal Education,” was re-named in 1966 in honor of the late Elbert Harrington, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Professor Emeritus of communication. The Harrington Lecture is an annual event featuring a distinguished professor with long-standing service to the College of Arts and Sciences. Doors for the program, which is free to the public, will open at 6:30 p.m. A reception honoring Quevillon will be held immediately following the lecture.

For more information about the 2011 Harrington Lecture, please contact USD’s College of Arts & Sciences at (605) 677-5221 or email


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 78 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.

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Hanna DeLange
USD News