SGA hears student organization reports, funds MSA

During Student Government Association’s weekly meeting, SGA passed Senate Bill 70 as emergency legislation and discussed Senate Bill 69. SGA heard reports from Tiospaye and First-Generation Student Organization (FGSO). Senate Bill 70 appropriated funds for the Medical Student Association (MSA). MSA originally requested $1,300 and the budget was amended to $700. Logan Johnson, the Director […]

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New Vermillion bar plans to stand out

EDITOR’S NOTE: In a previous version of this article, The Volante misspelled Patrick Masur’s name as Patrick Mesur. The Volante regrets this error. With a multitude of bars in downtown Vermillion, a new one has entered the arena. Hollarr is a new bar that opened just before Dakota Days and is owned by Patrick Masur. […]

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Coyotes take third, fourth in Summit Cross Country

Five USD cross country runners received conference honors at the Summit League Cross Country Championships in Tulsa, Okla. Saturday. The championships, hosted by Oral Roberts, saw the Coyotes place third in the women’s race and fourth in the men’s race. Junior Abby Ripperda and freshman Abrielle Jirele finished back-to-back in eighth and ninth place respectively. […]

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Nursing School professor receives award, department earns grant

A USD department of nursing site director was recently recognized during the 2021 South Dakota Nurses Association (SDNA) Annual Convention. Helene Hegge, a site director, was given an award for exceptional service, dedication, leadership and contributions. She works as an instructor for clinical, lab and classroom population health nursing. SDNA is a professional organization for […]

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Med school students give praise to school

The USD Sanford School of Medicine has been rated highly across multiple measures in recent surveys.  The medical school recently received a record number of applications for the class of 2025 with 1,004. In total, 71 students were admitted and 59 are South Dakota residents.  Students satisfaction with their quality of education is rated highly. […]

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Harrington Lecture speaker announced

A USD director and professor with the clinical psychology department will be speaking at the 69th annual Harrington Lecture later this month. Beth Boyd is presenting “Mitákuye Oyás ‘iŋ (We Are All Related): Reflections to Learning to Become a Relative” at the lecture Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. The Harrington Lecture is named in […]

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USD recycling coordinator wins sustainability award

USD graduate student and campus recycling coordinator Anna Moore won an emerging leader award in sustainability from the Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability. This award was given to Moore at the organization’s annual conference at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.   “I recognize that I had this position and I had this opportunity to go […]

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Rachel Review: “Army of Thieves” has fewer zombies but more screams

If you watched Zack Snyder’s zombie movie back in May titled “Army of the Dead” and couldn’t wait for more, well, Netflix delivered for once and quickly released a prequel following the standout character, Ludwig Dieter, in his own film, “Army of Thieves.” To expand this new zombie universe, we go back to see the […]

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The power of a professor

Some of my most memorable moments in college thus far have taken place in the classroom. The active engagement, listening to my peers passionately discuss their interests and rather enlightening conversations with professors that make me rethink my purpose in life all during the earliest hours of the morning have made me rather excited to […]

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