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USD Alum Presents Documentary “More Than A Word”

VERMILLION, S.D. – Filmmaker and 2014 USD alumnus John Little and his brother, filmmaker Kenn Little, present the documentary “More Than A Word” in Old Main’s Farber Hall at 7 p.m. Sept. 28.

Sponsored by the Native American Studies program, Office of Diversity, Native American Student Services, TriO Student Support Services and the Department of History, the documentary explores the controversy of Native American mascots and cultural appropriation.

The event is free and open to the public. The Littles will have a luncheon with undergraduate students in the Native American Studies program at the Native American Cultural Center earlier in the day.


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