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USD to host 49th annual Student History Conference is April 24

VERMILLION, S.D. -- Graduate and undergraduate students from several regional universities and colleges will present papers at the University of South Dakota’s 49th annual Student History Conference on Thursday 24 April. Professor Michael Hoff, Hixon-Lied Professor of Art History at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will deliver the plenary address at 11:30 a.m., “Pirates and Romans: Ancient Cities and Rough Cilicia.”

Sponsored by the USD Department of History and the Zeta Mu Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the national honor society in history, the conference begins at 9:30 a.m. and will run to 5 p.m. at the Muenster University Center. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the USD Department of History at or visit


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