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CDC and Commerce Officials and Sioux Falls Lawyer Among USD Lecture Series Speakers

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The fall lecture series hosted by the University of South Dakota's College of Arts & Sciences will feature speakers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Commerce, the Sioux Falls banking industry, a businessman and a history professor.

The four Farber Forums and the 64th Annual Harrington Lecture will take place in Old Main’s Farber Hall over the next few months. Hosting speakers from within the university and beyond, all five lectures are free and open to the public. Each Farber Series lecture begins at 4 p.m. on its respective date, and the Harrington Lecture begins at 7 p.m.

The Farber speakers:

  • Christine Cagle, the CDC's associate director for policy, planning and communications in the division for HIV/AIDS prevention, will present “The New Era of HIV Prevention in a Dynamic Health Care Field” on Sept.16.
  • Douglas J. Hajek, a 1985 USD School of Law graduate, will deliver “When Citibank Came to South Dakota: The economics, personalities and politics behind the move” on Sept. 22. The banking lawyer is currently partnered with the Davenport Evans firm in Sioux Falls.
  • Stephen B. Hall will lecture Oct. 8 on “International Job Opportunities: 10 Secretes of Getting that Overseas Job.” Before his employment with the Bureau of Industry and Security in the U.S. Department of Commerce, Hall attended both Vermillion High School and USD (1974).
  • Fred Winkler, who earned political science (1966) and law degrees (1973) from USD, will present “Are College Students Still Designed for Slow in a World Gone Fast?” on Oct. 21. He was president of Citibank South Dakota from 1983 to 1988 and currently is president and CEO of Dakota Investments LLC.

Finally, on Oct. 28, USD history professor Clayton Lehmann will deliver the 64th Annual Harrington Lecture. He received his doctorate degree in history from the University of Chicago and plans to speak on “Imagining Greece.” Much of his teaching and research have focused on Greek and Roman history, archaeology and epigraphy. The honor delivering this lecture is chosen each year based on recommendations from a faculty committee in Arts & Sciences.


USD's College of Arts & Sciences offers students a top-notch undergraduate liberal arts education in the humanities, social sciences and sciences as well as graduate programs that have earned USD distinction as a research university by the Carnegie Foundation. The college's more than 22,000 alumni include famous journalists, Hollywood screenwriters, novelists, a Nobel Prize winner, South Dakota governors, attorneys, physicians, justices of the state Supreme Court, distinguished university faculty and international humanitarians.


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.

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Hanna DeLange
USD News