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USD Speech and Debate Showcase March 19

USD speech and debate. The USD speech and debate team will showcase some of their nationally qualified events March 19.

VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota speech and debate team will showcase some of their nationally qualified events on Monday, March 19 at 7 p.m. in Old Main’s Farber Hall.

The public is invited to learn more about the team and support their upcoming national competitions.

The USD speech and debate team is coached by Shane Semmler of the Department of Communication Studies and sponsored by the Department of Communication Studies, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Student Government Association, and generous endowments provided by Bob Frieberg and Elaine Miller, Dr. Harold Jordan, and Frank E. Stephan.

You can follow the team’s progress on Facebook


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
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