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USD to Host 53rd Annual Student History Conference Feb. 15

VERMILLION, S.D. – Graduate and undergraduate students from several regional universities and colleges will present research papers at the 53rd annual Student History Conference at the University of South Dakota Thursday, Feb. 15. The day-long conference will feature research in local, United States, European, and world history.

Professor Laura Renée Chandler of South Dakota State University will deliver this year’s plenary lecture, "Woman's Cause is One and Universal': Protest and Progress in the Work of Anna Julia Cooper," at 12:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the USD Department of History and the Zeta Mu Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the national honor society in history, the conference will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Muenster University Center. This event is free and open to the public.


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