Students rate Tapingo app highly

Ratings for Tapingo, the app meant to increase convenience at on-campus dining locations, has been rated highly by USD students so far. Launched less than one month ago, the app has a satisfaction rating of 4.78 out of five stars, Hilary Kenyon, Tapingo growth manager, said in an email. Tapingo has been downloaded by nearly 1,000 students […]

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Student-athletes benefitting from coming a semester early

High school student-athletes that are committed to athletic programs are increasingly graduating a semester early in order to get a head start on practicing with their college teams. Two such athletes are on USD’s volleyball team. Freshman Makenzie Hesse, an outside hitter, started classes at the beginning of the spring semester. Hesse said she committed […]

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Consultant brings team culture shift on swimming and diving team

Increased communication, team morale and chemistry are just a few of the results experienced by USD’s swimming and diving team this year, largely due to its new partnership with a team culture consultant. Starting this fall, head swimming and diving coach Jason Mahowald hired HUMANeX Ventures to better the team as well as individual athletes. […]

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Medical school grant makes college transition easier for Native American high school students

A USD Sanford School of Medicine program, which was created to encourage Native Americans to pursue higher education and careers in the healthcare sector, is seeing success so far in its first year. The Native American Healthcare Scholars Program (NAHSP) provides mentoring and assistance to students as they work their way toward and through a medical education. It […]

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Third food giveaway to serve about 350 families

About 350 families will be given 25,000 pounds of food on Dec. 15 during the third food giveaway in Vermillion. The giveaway is a three-way partnership between the Vermillion Food Pantry, the Vermillion Weekend Backpack Program and Feeding South Dakota, and will help address the community’s high poverty and food insecurity rates. According to, Clay County […]

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