2021 Sioux Falls School District Teacher of the Year Ann Robertson '92, M.A., '12, Ed.D., has lifelong ties to the University of South Dakota. Robertson credits her time at the university for opening doors to meaningful conversations and providing her with insight that she has carried with her throughout her career as an educator in the Sioux Falls School District.
The foray into medical school holds different experiences and aspirations for each carefully vetted student, even though each class navigates similar academic challenges. Family and friends don’t always fully comprehend what their student is immersed in.
With over 30 tribal nations represented on campus, the University of South Dakota has a rich history of Native students, staff, faculty and leadership.
For University of South Dakota School of Education graduate student Hser Lar Kpaw Htoo, the quote, “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away,” has served as inspiration in his pursuit of a career as a school psychologist.
University of South Dakota alumnus Josh Sorbe '20 was recently announced as the press secretary to the United States Senate Judiciary Committee.
Nothing is perfect, but that doesn’t stop humans from imagining and striving for utopia, or an idealized society. On the flipside is utopia’s dark twin, dystopia: an imagined world of misery, inequality and oppression.
Meghann Jarchow, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Sustainability & Environment, is the seventh recipient of the Truman and Beverly Schwartz Distinguished Faculty Award at the University of South Dakota. She will hold the award until 2026.
Three undergraduate students at the University of South Dakota – Jayda Hallman, TyAnn Hart and Aundria Lankford – were awarded the Gilman Scholarship, a prestigious, national competitive scholarship that supports students to study or intern abroad.
The University of South Dakota School of Education was ranked No. 58 in the U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Online Master’s in Education Programs” list.
USD In The News
Mindfill: How 2 USD grads found passion in sustainability by opening an online store
USD will have a study published soon on winter conditions and the effects on pheasants
South Dakota Legislature considers removing bar exam for lawyers: Dean Neil Fulton weighs in
Undergraduate Research Project Contributes to USD's Archival Library, Honors Former USD Art EducatorSummary: Junior graphic design major Veronica Knippling was honored with an Undergraduate Research Excellence Award for her project titled, “The Stilwell Papers.” Her research project made significant contributions to both the University of South Dakota and the broader community of researchers interested in art education.
Summary: Undergraduate researcher Wyatt Wiebelhaus, a junior majoring in sustainability at the University of South Dakota, conducted research on the impact of off-road vehicles on soil disturbance and dust emissions in Utah to learn about the effects human activity has on the natural landscape.
Summary: Recent University of South Dakota graduate Mattie Jones just stepped into her position as a grants project coordinator with The South Dakota Network Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault. She was led to a career in this area through the research she completed at USD.
Summary: The University of South Dakota College of Fine Arts and the international studies program are set to host a series of events examining the intersection of arts, culture and politics throughout the month of February and into early March.
USD has done a great job of recognizing that higher education is changing, and they provide internship programs and job training opportunities that help students adapt to a changing workplace. The faculty at USD are top notch, and they put focus on providing students with the qualities they will need when they graduate.
USD alumnus Scott Lawrence has had a rather unique journey from high school band director to president and CEO of one of the region’s most successful advertising agencies.