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State of the University Address slated for Sept. 26 at USD

VERMILLION, S.D. -- University of South Dakota President James W. Abbott will deliver the 2013 State of the University Address to faculty, staff and students on Thursday, Sept. 26. The address will begin at 4 p.m. at Aalfs Auditorium, which is located inside Robert L. Slagle Hall on the USD campus.

The State of the University Address traditionally outlines university priorities for the upcoming academic year while addressing major university achievements from the previous year. The State of the University Address will also be recorded and made available for viewing at a later date on the USD website:

For more information, please contact the Office of Marketing and University Relations at (605) 677-5759. A photograph of Abbott is available for download at


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, Knudson 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.

This material is available in an alternate format upon request. Please contact University Relations at 605-677-5759. If you are a person with a disability and need a special accommodation to fully participate in any university activity or event, please contact Disability Services at 605-677-6389 as soon as possible, but no later than 48 hours before the event, so that appropriate arrangements may be made.


Hanna DeLange
USD News