SGA passes resolutions to support sexual assault prevention measures and COVID surveillance testing

Kate Fitzgerald, USD Director of Housing, spoke at the Student Government Association (SGA) meeting this Tuesday about the procedures around isolation and quarantine rooms for students living on campus. SGA also passed two resolutions and introduced a bill to restructure the Green Initiative Fund. Fitzgerald said students who choose to stay in isolation rooms on […]

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Interim dean of fine arts named full-time dean

Bruce Kelley has been named dean of Fine Arts after serving as interim dean of the college since February. Kelley arrived at USD in 2007 as an Associate Professor of Music. He was promoted to full Professor in 2013, then was appointed Assistant Provost in March of 2019 before being named interim dean of Fine […]

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Manifesting and goal setting

Any time of the year is a good time to set goals and manifest your desires, but this time of year is arguably the best. Scientists have said that the best time of year to set goals is September, so coming into October your manifesting skills should kick into overdrive.  Don’t worry if you didn’t set your goals in September, […]

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USD implements random COVID-19 tests for asymptomatic campus population

To assess whether it needs to implement further safety measures on campus, USD has begun weekly COVID-19 surveillance testing of asymptomatic students and staff. Kevin O’Kelley, member of USD’s COVID-19 task force, said the testing of asymptomatic students and staff is one of three COVID-19 testing programs on campus. The second is the testing of […]

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Celebrate gratefulness everyday

“It is not happiness that brings us gratitude. It is gratitude that brings us happiness” -David Steindl-Rast.  Every year we have a day for giving thanks. This weekend was Canadian thanksgiving and being a Canadian, I celebrated with some friends. As the night closed, we shared what we were grateful for.  Sometimes the idea of Thanksgiving seems silly to me because why should […]

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Get Out the Yote registers students to vote in last weeks before election

In 23 states, the deadline to register to vote has already passed, but for South Dakota, that deadline is Oct. 19. Addison Miller, director of Get Out the Yote — a student organization encouraging USD students who can claim residence in Clay County to register in South Dakota — said the organization seeks to work […]

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