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Third Annual USD Eid al-Adha Celebration to Take Place

VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota Muslim Student Association, in conjunction with the Center for Diversity & Community, will host the annual Eid al-Adha celebration on Sept. 5 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. in the Muenster University Center Ballroom.

Musheera Anis, the adviser for the MSA, said Eid al-Adha is the second holiday of the year to Muslims worldwide and celebrates the story of Abraham. She said the event is a way to showcase the diversity which exists on campus, as well as help Muslim students feel more at home.

“It’s always wonderful to see the different people who come to the event. They share the food and they share the fun of the event,” Anis said.


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