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USD to Host 50th Annual Student History Conference on April 21

VERMILLION, S.D. – Undergraduate and graduate students from around the region will converge at the University of South Dakota on April 21 for the 50th Annual Student History Conference.

Students will present their original papers on a wide variety of topics. This year event also will feature a roundtable in celebration of Earth Week.

Jack Tunstall, executive director of Phi Alpha Theta will deliver the plenary address on the 100th anniversary of World War I.

Sponsored by the USD Department of History and the Zeta Mu Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the national honor society in history, the conference will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Muenster University Center.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Lindsey Peterson at 712-730-3650 or Clayton Lehmann at 605-677-5573.


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.

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