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USD Hosts School Psychology Symposium

VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota School of Education will host the School Psychology Symposium at the Al Neuharth Media Center beginning at 8 a.m. on Friday, April 7.

“The School Psychology Symposium is an opportunity for current students, alumni, professionals, and community members to come together out of mutual interest in the success of all children,” said Amy Schweinle, chair of the counseling and psychology in education division at USD. “The spring symposium this year is aimed at early childhood education and intervention with a cross-disciplinary panel to explore issues from a variety of lenses.”

The symposium’s keynote address will feature Carmen Stewart, Director of USD’s Head Start program. Stewart, who has over 20 years of experience in Head Start, also oversees the offered services for the Pregnant Women, Early Head Start, and Head Start Home and Center-based programs.

A professional panel including faculty and students from the Occupational Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology, School Counseling, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry programs will cap off the event at 10:45 a.m.

The event is free for attendees with a student ID or $25 for professional staff.


USD's School of Education is transformative in preparing students both inside and outside the classroom. Its research- and practitioner-based programs train future educators, counselors, leaders, fitness and sport-related professionals for successful careers. The school focuses on a comprehensive learning experience, lifelong learning and developing professionals grounded in best practice. The school’s divisions include counseling and psychology, curriculum and instruction, educational leadership, kinesiology and sport management, and teacher residency and education.


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.