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USD Hosts Gathering on South Dakota's Energy Future

VERMILLION, S.D. -- The Center for Rural Affairs will lead a discussion on Wednesday at the University of South Dakota about the state’s climate and energy future and the importance of soil, water and energy conservation.

The event, first in a series of farm tours and community conversations, will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. on Sept. 7 in the Al Neuharth Media Center. The events are free and open to the public.

The Vermillion discussion, which will include faculty and students in the USD Sustainability Program, will focus on sustainable living, distributed generation, energy efficiency and ideas for community renewable energy projects.


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 84 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.


Hanna DeLange
USD News