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State of the University address is Wednesday, Sept. 17 at USD

VERMILLION, S.D. -- University of South Dakota President James W. Abbott will speak to the campus community with the 2014 State of the University address at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at Aalfs Auditorium inside Robert L. Slagle Hall. The address is open to all faculty, staff and students.

The State of the University address focuses on university priorities for the upcoming academic year while also recognizes 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