Symphony Orchestra provides hope through music

USD Symphony Orchestra has been doing its part to provide quality performances since the nineteenth century. Even amidst COVID-19 they have faced challenges, adapted and still continue to put on performances for all to enjoy.  The Symphony Orchestra is comprised of mainly university music students. However, it is open to and currently consists of non-music […]

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Student Veterans adapt to life on campus

The Student Veteran Resource Center (SVRC) at USD serves to assist military personnel pursuing a higher education. SVRC provides resources for student veterans and veteran dependents.  SVRC is a state funded program that provides student veterans with printing, free counseling and tutoring services, along with a quiet place to study and hang out.  Kaleb Ellis, […]

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Prospective students view campus virtually and in-person

In March, USD first shut down due to COVID-19 and virtual college tours became the only way potential students had an opportunity to visit the university. The virtual college visits are still available today, though in-person college visits resumed on Aug. 3. Ethan Young, a junior nursing major, has been a student ambassador for a […]

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More than just a crown

Typically, every year in October, a USD student is crowned Miss USD. However, this year, due to COVID-19, Miss South Dakota was postponed. The postponement of Miss South Dakota gave current 2020 pageant title holders the option to keep their titles for another year. This has allowed them another year to prepare for Miss South […]

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Student services provides free laptops for USD students

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, also known as CARES Act, has helped provide eligible USD students with free computers. USD Student Services has been aiding students with free computers who have applied for financial aid, are Pell Grant eligible and have been affected in any way by COVID-19.  They had purchased it through […]

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Improv Club invites everyone in with a laugh

USD improv club is the only comedy focused club on campus. Improv club provides free, live and on the spot entertainment to anyone interested in sharing a laugh.  Improv club performs live every other Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Munster University Center pit and live streams the event on their Facebook. On the opposite […]

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USD RED allows students to contribute information, access data worldwide

USD Research, Engage and Design (RED), an online data repository, was created over two years ago. RED allows worldwide sharing of scholarly and creative works created by USD faculty, students and institutional partners. RED is a service of the University of South Dakota University Libraries. Daniel Daily, dean of libraries, said the vision for RED […]

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USD SERVE adopts new methods to lend a hand to community

Students Enhancing Resources for Vermillion Enrichment (SERVE) has continued to provide assistance to the Vermillion community, despite COVID-19. SERVE allows USD students to get involved in the community by volunteering their time to one of the organization’s service branches. The service branches include Adopt-a-Grandparent, Adopt-a-School, Big Pal Little Pal, Bridges, Heroes, Variation of Volunteering and […]

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Cook House offers Telehealth therapy during pandemic

The Cook House transitioned to Telehealth remote counseling services due to COVID-19 last spring. Now, even with students back on campus, the same Telehealth services are being offered amidst the pandemic. Michele Turner, USD staff counselor said telehealth allows the counselors at the Cook House to stay connected with the students while social distancing practices […]

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